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President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

President Magufuli urges Tanzania’s women to ‘set ovaries free’, have more babies to boost...

President John Magufuli urged Tanzania’s women to “set your ovaries free” and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande

74th UNGA Presidency: Tijani Bande spells out his vision

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be the President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) beginning in September.
Sunny Ofehe

Activist urges federal government not to close foreign missions

The Federal Government has been urged to rethink the plan to close some of its foreign missions so as not to lose the flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has enjoyed soaring approval ratings in his first few months in power, got a rare taste of public animosity on Saturday when he was booed at the inauguration of a baseball stadium in Mexico City.

President booed by hostile crowd at sports event

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has enjoyed soaring approval ratings in his first few months in power, got a rare taste of public animosity on Saturday when he was booed at the inauguration of a baseball stadium in Mexico City.
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UN: Nigerians should make themselves happy

The UN Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos on Wednesday enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the culture of always making themselves and others around them happy, no matter the situation.

Women Day: FUTO vice chancellor warns against gender discrimination

The Vice Chancellor Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, has warned that gender inequality, discrimination and violence against women are anomalies that affect everyone in the society.

Former Ethiopia premier to lead AU Observation Mission to Nigeria

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegne, will be leading the African Union (AU) Elections Observation Mission to Nigeria for the February 16, presidential and National Assembly elections.
There is high security in and around the Swiss ski resort of Davos as many of the world's political and corporate leaders gather this week. AFP

President Jair Bolsonaro sells ‘new Brazil’ to Davos elite

Skirting the first political scandal of his new presidency, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro will tout a “new Brazil” when he addresses the world’s business elite in Davos on Tuesday.
Protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest movement near the Hotel des Invalides in Paris on January 19, 2019. ‘Yellow vest’ protesters take to the streets on January 19 for 10th consecutive Saturday.Valery HACHE / AFP

President Macron’s debate put to test as ‘yellow vests’ stage tenth protest

France’s “yellow vests” took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.
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UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves found international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday won a spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasures.

Gabon opposition wants clarity on Ali Bongo’s health

As the Gabonese people demand for tangible proof that president Ali Bongo has ‘greatly improved’ as claimed by the presidency on Sunday, an opposition party has accused the government of peddling a “lie” over the president’s health.

SERAP: Tax evasion fueling poverty in Nigeria

A report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), realised in Lagos yesterday, has revealed how failure of multinational companies to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on over $8 billion oil and gas assets sold to Nigerian entities fuels poverty, underdevelopment and inequality in Nigeria

Mo Ibrahim Index: Improved GDP not translating to sustainable economic opportunities in Nigeria, others

The average improvement of Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of African countries have not been translated into sustainable economic opportunities, Mo Ibrahim Foundation says.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid provides succour to 41,900 person in Kogi

A Non-Governmental Organisation, on Sunday said no fewer than 41,900 people had so far benefited from its ‘Livelihood Support’ Programme in Kogi, in the last 30 months.

Nigeria ranks lowest in reducing inequality index

For the second year running, Nigeria at 157th position has maintained “the unenviable distinction of being at the bottom” of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018, this was released by Oxfam International, a global body focused on poverty alleviation.

Imo monarchs agree to end Osu caste system

Twenty four traditional rulers in Oguta Local Government 8 of Imo have endorsed abolishing the Osu caste system to free affected people from stigmatisation.
President Muhammadu Buhari

[email protected]: Muhammadu Buhari vows to promote, protect united, prosperous Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

[email protected]: I’ll continue to work for a united Nigeria – Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.