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Workers Day: 90 percent disabled persons underemployed – NGO

Sightsavers Nigeria, an NGO, on Friday said about 90 per cent of Persons Living with Disabilities (PLwDs) are unemployed.
As part of efforts to cushion the effects of coronavirus lockdown, Global Shapers Community, Lagos Hub, has given palliatives to some of the most vulnerable people as a relief in the state.

Lagos residents receive financial support, food items, others

As part of efforts to cushion the effects of coronavirus lockdown, Global Shapers Community, Lagos Hub, has given palliatives to some of the most vulnerable people as a relief in the state.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE: Corporate virtual meeting must comply with best practices

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has stated that its guidance on virtual board, committee, and management meetings for stakeholders was designed in order to ensure that companies comply with best practices while adopting virtual meeting to foster their business interests.
Vatican officials are calling for stricter ethical standards on the development of artificial intelligence, with tech giants IBM and Microsoft being the first companies to sign its new initiative.

Catholic Church proposes AI regulations that ‘protect people’

Vatican officials are calling for stricter ethical standards on the development of artificial intelligence, with tech giants IBM and Microsoft being the first companies to sign its new initiative.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna develops social protection policy

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the development of a social protection policy to guide the implementation of Social Protection Programmes (SPP) in the state.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senator Lawan: Senate to ‘vigorously’ pursue implementation of community policing

The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating cases of insecurity in the country.

Report: Emerging markets still deprived of fit-for-purpose financial systems

The lack of an efficient and resilient financial system is still holding back inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging markets. Policymakers, regulators and financial services organisations should more actively shape a financial system that is fit for purpose.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC sensitises prospective data collection service providers to enrollment processes

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Monday began to sensitise the prospective data collection service providers on enrolment processes to develop foundational ID system built on inclusion, design and governance.

Nigeria’s unity: Federal government needs to address perceived marginalisation – study

A new study has revealed that Nigerians still find it hard to cooperate and work with each other for the good of the nation.

Kogi guber: 45 parties endorse Governor Bello for second term

The Coalition of Political Parties (CPP) in Kogi State, at a news briefing yesterday in Lokoja, said that their endorsement followed Bello’s good work in the last four years.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

SDGs: UNGA president urges concerted global action against illicit financial flows

The President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for concerted global action against illicit financial flows (IFFs) to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
President Buhari departs Abuja for New York, USA ahead of the 74th Session of United Nations general Assembly on 22nd Sep 2019

UNGA74: Nigeria’s day in the sun – Presidency

The Presidency has described the 74th United Nations General Assembly, which begins fully on Monday, as Nigeria’s “day in the sun’’.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

President Buhari travels to US for UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Sunday, departed Abuja for New York, United States of America to take part in the 74th Session of United Nations General Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

President Buhari leaves for UN General Assembly in New York today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74).
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Notable quotes from British premier Boris Johnson’s inaugural speech

After he had accepted to form a government on Wednesday, Britain’s 77th Prime Minister, Mr. Boris Johnson, gave his first speech in Downing Street.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

UN chief pledges support for UNGA’s president-elect

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday assured the President-elect of the 74th UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Mohammad-Bande, of his support to actualise his vision.

Nigeria’s Tijani Bande declares for UNGA presidency

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has formally declared his intention to vie for the presidency of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA).
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

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The logos of companies Rand Merchant Bank, FNB, Wesbank and Ashburton Investments are seen outside the FirstRand offices in Cape Town, South Africa, March 11, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

RMB confirms Total’s $15 bln funding for Mozambique LNG project

South Africa’s Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) confirmed on Thursday that it is part of a consortium of banks providing $15 billion funding for French energy major Total’s Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
The Captain of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Omololu Waheed, has described as second to none the commitment of the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to the welfare of the team.

3SC skipper hails Oyo governor, club management

The Captain of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Omololu Waheed, has described as second to none the commitment of the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, to the welfare of the team.
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United's clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Real Madrid set to offer four players to Manchester United for Paul Pogba

Real Madrid is set to offer four players to convince Manchester United to the sale of Paul Pogba, according to report.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano bans almajiri system of education

Kano state government has officially abolished the traditional Almajiri system of education in the state after completing arrangements to enroll all repatriated almajirai to Kano from other states into conventional educational system.
Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare said plans are ongoing to reward the mother of later Super Eagles stars Rashidi Yekini and Sam Okwaraji, although the details will remain confidential.

Minister inaugurates 12-man committee on Edo 2020

The virtual inauguration by Dare in Abuja is a follow-up to the extraordinary National Council on Sports meeting on May 18, which called for the hosting of the postponed festival later in the year.