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The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has called for reinforcement of the mutual cultural ties that exist between the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Federal Government of Nigeria, saying it should be explored for the benefits of both countries.
As part of the Buhari administration’s efforts to transform agricultural productivity in the country, the Federal Government in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other stakeholders are set to roll out a Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) programme aimed at concentrating agro-processing activities in demarcated areas to boost productivity and integrate production, processing and marketing of selected commodities.
The breakthroughs achieved by science in developing highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 are nothing short of extraordinary. What once took up to a decade has been done in less than a year. This is primarily a result of remarkable international cooperation.
Last year, the country’s total retail sales of consumer goods reached 39.2 trillion yuan ($6 trillion), and final consumption contributed 54.3 percent to China’s GDP. As a result, China maintained its position as the second largest consumption market of the world.
The Senate yesterday amid disagreement by members, passed a bill seeking to establish the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) following the consideration of the report of its Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
Over 1 million passengers were processed by the managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos between January and March this year.
More than 770 million of China’s rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 per cent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank’s international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China.
The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Kaduna State Government to reverse the mass sack of workers in the state, describing it as an “arbitrary and cruel” decision.
Djibouti’s veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fifth term as president with more than 98 per cent of the vote, according to provisional results announced early Saturday, after the election in the tiny but strategically important country was boycotted by the main opposition.
The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Mele Kyari has said that the corporation will partner with Borno State Government to establish a Gas Power Plant following the vandalization of the national grid by insurgents which put the state almost three months into total blackout.
A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has demystified FADAMA project to avert misinformation about the project which started in 1990 and now in its third phase.
Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has appealed to the resident doctors to call off their strike in the interest of patients that needed care at this critical time.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged Nigerians in all professions to embrace digital technology in order to take advantage of the enormous opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, towards achieving economic growth and sustainability.
China’s once-a-decade census is expected to show a further fall in the percentage of young people in its fast-aging population as high living costs and an aversion to having children among urban couples push China closer to a demographic crunch.
Premier League leaders Manchester City blamed a £126 million ($175 million) net loss last season on a series of factors caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Tuesday signed the $1.5 billion contract with Italian firm, Tecnimont SpA for the complete rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery.
Some lawyers and litigants in Kaduna on Tuesday expressed diverse views on the strike by Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) which led to closure of courts nationwide.
Top Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday proposed major shifts in former President Donald Trump's 2017 tax reforms to eliminate what they say are incentives for companies to move operations overseas and shift profits to tax haven countries.
Spanish-Based Nigerian woman, Mrs Omozele Osaghale, has called on Nigerian government to assist in ensuring that the judgment of Spanish Supreme Court, which nullified the unlawful adoption of her daughter, is enforced.
The Ogun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran, says respite will soon come to the victims of human trafficking, as they will get free legal services through the creation of Ogun State Public Interest Law Partnership (OPILP).
Nigeria is a country where there is a chasm between the leaders and the led. The distrust of the ordinary Nigerian for political office holders is such that most Nigerians celebrate when their leaders encounter tragic situations. If the governor takes ill in some states, a substantial proportion of the electorate would wish death on their state’s chief executive.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.
Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the "fight is still on" to fix the broken economy, signaling out the financial industry for resisting the economic turnaround efforts.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has offered explanations for his support for the Boko Haram group.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.
A businessman, Mr. Adedayo Mumuni Shittu, has recovered from an “unknown individual”, his plot of land at Block B Plot 2 Victory Park Estate Igbokushu, Lekki Phase I, Lagos, following a court order.
A research published on the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday found that calling an ambulance when experiencing chest pain rather than organising other transport to a hospital means faster intervention and may deliver better outcomes.
Five men of the vigilantes’ group have been reportedly killed while scores were injured during an attack on a local market and some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday morning.
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has again advised people of the Eastern flank of the state and other parts of Sokoto State who have been inundated by the violence of cross border marauders to shed their lethargy and provide timely as well as actionable intelligence to security operatives in order to checkmate the activities of bandits in the area.
Prices of cement has increased by 67 per cent in the South East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, newsmen report.