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The time to act is now: A letter to African leaders about the coronavirus...

The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet this is not about mitigating another African humanitarian crisis, but to diffuse the potentially damaging effects of a virus that has shaken the global order and put under question the bases of our living together.
The management of Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), has finally reeled out reasons the institute is progressing.

No oil company in Nigeria without PTI graduate – management

Conducive learning environment and partnering with several institutions to share ideas, provide platform for students and staff exchange for mutual benefit are key to the institutions progress.

Nigeria inaugurates agCelerant to connect smallholder farmers

Nigeria is leading agriculture into the post-digital era with the inauguration of Africa’s first National agCelerant Technical Committee.

Expert task federal government on creative innovation in transport sector

The Founder, National Association of Approved freight Forwarders, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, has called on the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi, to explore creative, innovative and digital thinking in shaping transportation policies and actions.
Abubakar Malami

Federal government seeks to punish officials involved in P&ID negotiation

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday said the federal government would punish any government official whose action or inaction led to the award of $9 billion against Nigeria by a British court for contract violation.

Fidelity Bank signs MoU with OTF, adopts open banking

Consistent with its commitment to the adoption of innovative digital technology to drive its retail strategy, reduce cost and improve revenue and returns, Fidelity Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Open Technology Foundation (OTF) for the adoption of a standard Application Programming Interface (API) for its operations as a financial institution.

Lagos chamber: Take advantage of fourth industrial revolution

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged stakeholders in the economy to take advantage of the Fourth Industria Revolution (4IR).

Kaduna university matriculates 450 freshers

The Kaduna State University’s School of Continuing Education on Saturday matriculated 450 freshmen and women for the 2018/2019 academic session.

Dana Air increases Lagos-Abuja flight frequency

Dana Air has introduced more flights options from Lagos to Abuja and Abuja to Lagos with low fares.
Bamitale Omole

Former OAU vice-chancellor urges Nigerian youths to move against political alienation

Prof. Bamitale Omole, former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Monday urged Nigerian youths to move against political alienation as envisaged in the “Not Too Young To Run Law.”
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

SERAP: President Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, others should scrap security votes, immunity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy state governors.”
Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working on a policy that will limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.

Federal government to review expenditure plans of MDAs

The Federal Government is set review the expenditure plans of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), in its bid to urgently improve their level of accountability and enhance performance.
Usman Ikeleji

2019: Emmanuel Etim emerges CNP presidential candidate

The Change Nigeria Party (CNP), on Monday, endorsed Emmanuel Ishie Etim as its presidential candidate in the upcoming 2019 presidential election.

Godwin Emefiele: Central bank passionate about supporting small businesses

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Wednesday said the apex bank was duly committed in positioning the economy on the path of growth by supporting small businesses in the country.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

CAS: NAF recruits 7,644 Nigerians in three years

A total of 7,644 Nigerians have been recruited into the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) since assumption of office of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has said.

Operators back new central bank real sector support facility

Some private sector operators have said the real sector support facility (RSSF) introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will help boost investment and provide low cost funding for businesses.

Cross River APC governorship aspirant pledges sustainable change

A governorship aspirant in the Cross River State, Mani Robson, has said he will bring enduring development for the state if elected governor.
Innocent Chukwuma Innoson

Innoson case targeted at Ndigbo – ex-minister

Nigeria’s First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, has described the present travails being faced by the Chairman Innoson Group, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, as a calculated attempt to destroy his investments.

Nigerian Stock Exchange posts N8.30 billion gross earnings

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday announced gross earnings of N8.30 billion and operating surplus after tax of N3.79 billion for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2017.

Ex-Govenror Orji Kalu urges Nigerians in diaspora to be good ambassadors

The former governor noted that Nigerians are “hard working, enterprising, and innovative,” and called on the Federal Government, to continue to initiate programmes, that would enlighten Nigerians abroad on the potentials and challenges of their host countries.

Lagos govt tasks water corporation on improved service delivery

The Lagos State Government has tasked the Water Corporation on improved service delivery to the Lagos residents.

$1.05 billion required to help 6.1m people in North-east – UN

The United Nations has revealed that humanitarian partners will require a sum of $1.5 billion to reach 6.1 million people who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents.

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People wait to cremate victims who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India’s coronavirus deaths cross quarter million as virus ravages countryside

India’s coronavirus deaths crossed a quarter million on Wednesday in the deadliest 24 hours since the pandemic began, as the disease rampaged through the countryside, overloading a fragile rural healthcare system
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest four ‘cattle rustlers’ with 208 animals

The police in Katsina State have arrested four suspected cattle rustlers with 208 animals.
FILE PHOTO - Iran's then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad smiles as he meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York September 24, 2007. REUTERS-Eric Thayer-File Photo

Iran’s former hardline president to run again

Iran’s hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday registered to run again in an election in June which is being seen as a test of the legitimacy of the country’s clerical rulers.
People walk along Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 10, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China’s population to hit ‘turning point’ in 2026-2030 – think tank

China is expected to reach a "turning point" between 2026 and 2030 with its population plateauing or even shrinking as fewer babies mean a slow down and then a reversal in the momentum of growth, a state think tank said on Wednesday.

Intersociety: 1,470 Nigerian Christians ‘killed’ in four months

A rights group, International Society for Civil Rights and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has alleged that a total of 1,460 Christians have been killed in Nigeria between January and April.

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The brother of Palestinian man Ahmed Al-Shenbari, who was killed amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, reacts as mourners carry his body during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Hamas and Israel exchange fire as Jerusalem unrest ignites Gaza

Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages into Israel from Gaza for a second day on Tuesday and Israeli warplanes struck the enclave in a deepening conflict in which at least 26 people in Gaza and two in Israel have been killed.
A man suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receives treatment as a Syringe Infusion Pump, donated by France is seen next to his bed, inside the emergency room of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Indian premier under pressure to impose coronavirus lockdown

Due to the current Covid-19 upsurge in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently under pressure to impose a lockdown in the country.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Robert Lewandowski eyes Gerd Mueller record after hat-trick heroics

Bayern Munich may have wrapped up a record-breaking ninth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, but sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski still has one more historic target in his sights.
Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their second match after coming out of a two-week quarantine.

Bundesliga: Hertha down Freiburg to climb out of relegation places

Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their second match after coming out of a two-week quarantine.
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti on Friday confirmed that midfielder James Rodriguez will miss the next two games for the side.

Everton boss insists James Rodriguez will improve next season

James, 29, has dropped off in form following a great start to his Goodison career with three goals in six games after a highly-publicised move from Real Madrid.