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IDFP: Nigeria’s current security architecture cannot solve insecurity issues

Religious leaders under the auspices of Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) have said that the nation’s current security architecture cannot solve the insecurity facing the country.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Governor Uzodinma: If you’re in opposition, fasting is your hope of survival

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday in Abuja boasted that only members of the ruling party had accelerated access to federal resources, saying members of the opposition, on the other hand, could only rely...

40,000 youths to benefit from IITA Young Africa Works project

No fewer than 40,000 youths in Nigeria will benefit from the Young Africa Works–International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) project, established to secure job in agri-food value chains.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Private sector, business in Nigeria should tap into AFCTA treaty

Just as the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Treaty comes into force January 2021, Nigerian businesses and the entire private sector have to become conversant and knowledgeable with the rules as this would be required so as to benefit maximally from the treaty.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria has key role to play in AFCFTA negotiation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigeria has a key role to play in the successful negotiation process of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA.
The Director-General of DAWN, Mr Seye Oyeleye gave this cheering news when speaking with Regional Editors of major newspapers in Ibadan, Oyo state.

DAWN: Railway to link 44 cities, towns to be built in South West

The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria DAWN has hinted that a railway to link 44 cities and towns in the southwest zone is to be constructed in a bid to gear up the region’s gross domestic product by 50 per cent.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC: Take handcraft seriously, desist from crime, frivolous activities

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), on Tuesday advised Nigerian youths to embrace handcraft to enable them to remain creative and productive rather than engage in frivolous activities and social vices.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Akin Adesina: AfDB has impacted 355 million Africans

The President of the African Development Bank, Akin Adesina, has said the bank’s financing has had an impact on 355 million people across the continent.
The Director-General, National Information Technology Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has described the African Continent as a centre with great potentials especially in the development and domestication of digital innovation.

NITDA canvasses adoption of digital technology to boost agriculture

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has advocated for integration of digital technology to boost Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo explains Nigerian government’s economic response

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has explained that Nigeria’s economic response to COVID-19 pandemic has largely been targeted at saving jobs, protecting businesses and attracting new investments.
Anih noted that Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had taken proactive steps in meeting the demands of the protesters, adding that the youths should be patient and give government time to see fulfillment of the programmes.

Enugu governor hailed over peaceful co-existence with Northern community

The Emir of Bichi, Dr. Nasiru Ado Bayero, has expressed gratitude to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the peace the Northern community has been enjoying in the state, under his administration.
MainOne

MainOne MDXI data centre gets certification

MDXi, West Africa’s leading commercial data centre provider has received Tier III Certification on the Design Documents of its new Appolonia Data Centre from Uptime Institute, The Global Data Centre Certifying Authority.
Antonio Guterres

UN reaffirms commitment to Africa’s industrial development

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to “inclusive, resilient and sustainable” industrialisation in Africa.
Ahmed Ibrahim Matane

Niger government advocates citizens’ involvement in governance

The Secretary to the State Government of Niger (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, has stressed the urgent need for citizens to be involved in governance and government activities, to ensure good governance.
The new Interim Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (Rtd), has resumed duty at the Amnesty office, Abuja.

Amnesty boss, Niger Delta leaders agree on terminal period for programme

Stakeholders in the Niger Delta have agreed that the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) should end immediately after the integration of all the beneficiaries of the scheme.
Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) has invested in virtual concert company Wave as part of an effort to build out the potential of online music entertainment.

Tencent Music invests in Wave to bring a musical metaverse to China

Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) has invested in virtual concert company Wave as part of an effort to build out the potential of online music entertainment.
Tuberculosis (TB) expert, Dr. Ayodele Awe, has said that about 75% of undetected cases of TB disease are found in the community, and stressed and the need to integrate a community-based approach to finding missing TB cases across the country.

Expert: 75% of undetected cases of TB found in community

Tuberculosis (TB) expert, Dr. Ayodele Awe, has said that about 75% of undetected cases of TB disease are found in the community, and stressed and the need to integrate a community-based approach to finding missing TB cases across the country.

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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.