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Antonio Guterres

UN scribe urges urgent action on desertification

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an urgent action to protect and restore the world’s degrading land in a bid to reduce forced migration, improve food security and address the global climate change emergency.
Air Peace Chairman Mr Allen Onyema with NAPTIP boss Ms Julie Okah-donli with staff during the signing of the MoU

NAPTIP, Air Peace sign MOU against human trafficking

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and one of Nigeria’s airlines, Air Peace Ltd, on Tuesday in Lagos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership against human trafficking.
President Buhari spoke on Monday when he received a delegation from the Italian parliament led by Senator Vito Petrocelli, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, at State House, Abuja.

Italy offers to help Nigeria recover stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the support of the Italian government to help recover and repatriate illegally deposited Nigerian assets in foreign countries.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari welcomes Italian support on repatriation of stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja welcomed the support of the Italian government to help recover and repatriate illegally deposited Nigerian assets in foreign countries.
Donald Trump

US drops tariff threat after immigration deal with Mexico

The United States and Mexico have reached an 11th-hour deal to crack down on migration from Central America with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap potentially devastating tariffs on the neighbouring country.
America's business leaders are growing more worried that the United States will enter a recession by the end of 2020. Their primary fear- protectionist trade policy.

US economy set for recession in 2020 – survey

President Donald Trump’s re-election hopes in 2020 are in jeopardy as a business economic survey released Monday showed that the odds of a US recession by next year are on the upswing, with mounting protectionism continuing to pose the greatest economic threat.

NUPENG asks President Buhari to rejig economic team, prioritise security, infrastructure

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his economic team and prioritise security as well as infrastructural development among others, as he begins his second term of four years as president of Nigeria.

Betsy Obaseki blames irregular migration on poverty

Wife of Edo Governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, has identified man-made poverty, greed and bad governance by past administrations in Nigeria as the root causes of irregular migration.
Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan

Cardinal Onaiyekan: I’ll resign if I were president of country whose citizens migrate

Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, said on Saturday, that he would not hesitate to resign if he were president of a country whose citizens are anxious of migration.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Catholic archbishop tasks government to provide jobs for youths

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins has stressed the need for government at all levels and well-meaning Nigerians to provide more jobs for the youth to curb migration.
Baby

UNICEF: Only 30 % of under-5 children’s births registered in Nigeria

The births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five worldwide have never been officially recorded, says UNICEF. The Agency said only 30 per cent of births of Nigerian children below five had so far been registered.

Irregular migration: ECOWAS moves to increase job creation

ECOWAS is developing modalities to increase job creation to address illegal migration in the region, officials have said.
Mimmo Lucano

Italian mayor accused of organising fake marriages to help migrants win residency

Mimmo Lucano, a Mayor who gained international fame for transforming the shrinking community by welcoming migrants, is to stand trial for breaching migration laws and other serious crimes in June.
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Migration: Commissioner tasks media on effective reportage

Hajiya Sadiya Umar, Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has urged media practitioners to effectively report and educate the public on dangers of irregular migration.
People in Sudan have been protesting since December demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir [Anadolu]

What next for Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir?

As thousands of protesters in Khartoum demand President Omar al-Bashir resignation, demonstrators have called for the Sudanese military to back them.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 6

President Buhari: Gaps in social, economic opportunities fuel terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Dead Sea, Jordan, urged world leaders to work towards narrowing gaps in social and economic opportunities for citizens as panacea to rising conflicts across the globe, attributing the Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria to lack of inclusion.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite having the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is experiencing conflicts and irregular migration because of lack of social and economic inclusion.

President Buhari: Global cooperation inevitable to defeat terrorism, other challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday declared that the only way to defeat predatory and divisionary forces globally was cooperation among nations.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite having the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is experiencing conflicts and irregular migration because of lack of social and economic inclusion.

President Buhari: No state in Nigeria is held, controlled by Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday boasted that no state is currently under Boko Haram control.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley vows to help people in prison

Nigerian artist Naira Marley who recently regained his freedom after spending several weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to help others in prison.

INEC: We lack power to deregister parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it lacked the constitutional power to deregister any of the existing 91 political parties in the country.
The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration.

Reps: Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce us to become Speaker

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce his colleagues financially to vote for him during last Tuesday presiding officers election, the House of Representatives has said.
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Obaship: Governor Abiodun inaugurates chieftaincy review committee

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Death toll in multiple Borno blasts rises to 31

No fewer than 31 persons have been killed and 41 injured in multiple explosions at a Borno town late Sunday after three suicide bombers infiltrated a tea joint and commercial area.