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Xenophobia: ActionAid condemns attacks in South Africa

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has condemned the xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa and called on African governments, and the African Union to speak out against the attack on non indigenes in the country.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

South West governors plan security network

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Friday said that governors in the South West were planning a western Nigeria security network in an effort to tackle security challenges in the country.
Kayode Fayemi

We need to address unemployment, increasing inequality, poverty – Ekiti governor

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has expressed the need for the nation to address the issues of employment among the youth; increasing inequality and poverty and insecurity.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

UN, Ekiti sign pact on sustainable development goals

The United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its resolve to support the Ekiti State Government in its drive to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state.
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.

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Minister hails Edward Onoja’s emergence as Kogi deputy governor

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has commended the emergence of Chief Edward Onoja, as Deputy Governor of Kogi State, following the impeachment of Mr Simon Achuba by the State Assembly.
After hours of searching for a lion which escaped from its cage at a zoo in Kano, the animal has been captured.

Lion captured after escape from Kano zoo cage

After hours of searching for a lion which escaped from its cage at a zoo in Kano, the animal has been captured.
Igbo Presidency project in exchange for Ruga settlements is not only a huge joke but total fallacy, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has said.

Ohanaeze youth council defends self, says it will not join issues with elders

Following the alleged statement made by one Emeka Attamah against Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, the later has promised not to join issues with him or the president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.
Bayern Munich have confirmed that defender Niklas Sule tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during their Bundesliga draw against Augsburg.

Bayern Munich defender Sule set for surgery after tearing ACL

Bayern Munich have confirmed that defender Niklas Sule tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during their Bundesliga draw against Augsburg.
Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town players in solidarity after the FA Cup qualifying match was abandoned

English FA Cup match abandoned over racist abuse, monkey chants

An FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned on Saturday after allegations that players were racially abused and spat on.