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West African nations on Thursday recognised Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent.

ECOWAS recognises Guinea-Bissau’s Umaro Sissoco Embalo

West African nations on Thursday recognised Umaro Sissoco Embalo as president of Guinea-Bissau, after four months of dispute over whether his election was fraudulent.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.
Lionel Messi clashed with Joao Felix during Thursday's semifinal.

Super Cup: We played like children against Atletico – Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi said Barcelona were guilty of playing like children on Thursday after Atletico Madrid staged a thrilling comeback to beat them 3-2 and set up a Spanish Super Cup final against Real Madrid.
PDP Presidential candidate and main opposition leader Atiku Abubakar (C) leaves the polling station with his wife Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar (R) after casting their votes at Agiya polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on February 23, 2019, as voting commenced in the presidential election. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP)

Atiku Abubakar: 2019 not a successful year for Nigerians

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said the outgoing year was not a successful year for Nigerians.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

We’re addressing your concerns – Nigeria tells US investors

The Federal Government has assured existing and potential American investors of its commitment to addressing issues of corruption, political instability and insecurity in the country.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson urges residents to reject ‘ticket of cultists, criminals’

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has urged the people to reject the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 gubernatorial election.
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Mauritanians head to polls after low-key campaign

Voters in the West African state of Mauritania were called to the polls on Saturday after a campaign dominated by the country's economy and appeals to preserve its hard-won stability
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Minister: How illegal mining fuels insecurity in Zamfara

The Federal Government on Wednesday revealed how illegal mining activities aggravated insecurity in Zamfara before its April 7 prohibition order and launch of special operations to stop bandits in the state.

Envoy: $1.3 billion American businesses in Nigeria under threat

United States Consul-General in Nigeria, F. John Bray, has said that $1.3 billion American businesses in Nigeria are under threat as result of instability in the exchange rate, policy inconsistency, poor electricity, dearth of infrastructure, regulatory and security issues.

2019: Seriake Dickson preaches against electoral violence

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has warned that activities towards the 2019 general elections may be charecterised by bloodshed and violence if desperate politicians are allowed to have their way.

Matthew Kukah: No president worldwide can be as irresponsible as Nigerian president

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that no president of any country in the world can be as irresponsible in the usage of power as a Nigerian president.

Libya’s UN-backed premier blames ‘foreign powers’ for instability

Foreign powers are actively working against the stabilisation of Libya, the country’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj said Wednesday.

100,000 IDPs get ID cards in Borno

Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country’s restive northeast.

Why I introduced boarding school system in Bayelsa – Governor Dickson

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has explained why his administration introduced the boarding school system, which was non-existent in the state before the inception of his administration in 2012.

Nigeria accounts for 20% of Africa’s birth – UNICEF

Nigeria currently accounts for 20 per cent of all the births in Africa, the UN Children’s Fund has reported.

Africa’s child population to grow by 170 million in 2030 – UN

Africa’s child population is projected to increase by 170 million by 2030, UNICEF said in a report released on Thursday.

75% water, sanitation facilities destroyed in Northeast – UNICEF

The Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast destroyed no less that 75 per cent of the water and sanitation infrastructure in the geo-political zone, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

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Nigerian parents don’t want their wards back in school yet – survey

Despite the hues and cries that followed the decision of the Federal Government that schools should not reopen yet, a survey carried out online by a group has shown that majority of parents also don’t want their wards back in school yet.

ECOWAS donates essential medical equipment to Nigeria

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), through the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), has donated essential medical equipment to the government of Nigeria as part of the regional response strategy to curtailing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
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Kano anti-graft agency detains rice farmers over alleged N10 billion fraud

Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has detained leaders of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Kano chapter, for alleged misappropriation of N10bn Federal government financial Intervention meant for rice farmers in Kano.

Former Kwara governor condoles with Bishop Kukah over mother’s death

Former governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commiserated with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Hassan Kukah, over the death of his mother, Madam Janet Kukah.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria reschedules London evacuation flight to July 14

The Federal Government says the evacuation flight from the United Kingdom, initially scheduled for July 12 from London Heathrow, has been rescheduled to depart from Gatwick Airport on July 14.