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FAO representative promises technical support to enhance food security in Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Nigeria, has pledged the organisation’s readiness to provide technical support that would grow and improve the country’s food contribution chain.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE strengthens investor protection, upgrades X-Whistle

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the upgrade of its whistleblowing platform, X-Whistle.

Catholic Archbishop asks Nigerians to defend themselves against herdsmen, bandits’ attacks

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has backed the calls by some eminent Nigerians for people to defend themselves, if government failed to protect them from herdsmen and bandits’ attacks.

2023: Akwa Ibom leaders move to support Igbo Presidency, insist on restructuring

Akwa Ibom Leader Vanguard has stressed the need for Nigeria to zone the presidential seat for 2023 to South East forsake equity and political inclusiveness, in order to achieve the much-needed peace and development in the country.
The bodies of at least 50 jade miners were pulled from the mud Thursday after a landslide in northern Myanmar, fire services said, as monsoon rains worsen already deadly conditions.

At least 50 killed in Myanmar landslide

The bodies of at least 50 jade miners were pulled from the mud Thursday after a landslide in northern Myanmar, fire services said, as monsoon rains worsen already deadly conditions.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO calls for new approach to combat 2 billion-hectare land degradation globally

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has called for new approach to stop soil loss as a way to combat more than two billion hectares of once productive land now being degraded globally.
United Nations UN

UN encourages Africa to invest on digital transformation

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has encouraged African countries to make right investments toward developing a digitally transformed economy.
Olusegun Runsewe

NCAC to create awareness on wearing face masks

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it plans to launch a campaign to create awareness on how wearing face mask in public will help to contain COVID-19 spread.

Town unions urge South-East governors to evacuate stranded Igbos

The umbrella body of all the town unions in the South East, ASETU, has sent save our soul message to the South East Governors, appealing to them to arrange as soon as possible, the evacuation of all her sons and daughters stranded across different parts of the globe as result of COVID-19 pandemic.
A miner washes gold at Makala gold mine camp near the town of Mongbwalu in Ituri province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, April 7, 2018. Picture taken April 7, 2018. REUTERS-Goran Tomasevic-File Photo

Congo governor condemns rising insecurity at mines in gold province

Illegal mining and trading are fuelling worsening violence on mine sites, the governor of Democratic Republic of Congo’s gold-rich Ituri province said, after armed robbers killed four people, including three Chinese nationals, at a gold mine.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

House of Reps lauds navy for maritime security

The House of Representatives Committee on Navy has commended the Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy for maintaining steady presence at sea and protecting Nigeria’s natural resources and maritime businesses.
The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina State says it will vaccinate 10,550 cattle against Contagious Vobine Chloro Pneumonia (CVCP).

Katsina council to vaccinate cattle against pneumonia

The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina State says it will vaccinate 10,550 cattle against Contagious Vobine Chloro Pneumonia (CVCP).

Former Ghanaian president begs Nigeria to open up borders

Mr John Mahama, Former President of Ghana on Tuesday appealed to the Nigeria Government to open up her border so that economic activities can resume in West Africa.
Governor Seyi Makinde

World Toilet Day: Oyo government moves to end open defecation

The Oyo State Government says it is putting in place measures to stop open defecation by providing mobile toilets and water in rural communities in the state.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor swears in NUJ chairman, others as commissioners

The chairman, NUJ Nasarawa state, Dogo Shammah. and 14 others were Friday sworn in as Commissioners by Governor Abdullahi Sule in Lafia.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Catholic bishops ask Pope to open priesthood to married men

Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly called on Pope Francis Saturday to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as giving women a greater role to play and making damaging the environment a sin.

Emeka Anyaoku, others canvass support for Nigeria’s border closure

Eminent Nigerians on Saturday canvassed support for President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on the closure of Nigeria’s border aimed at boosting the nation’s economic growth.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Low liquidity: Capital market operators task SEC, NSE, others on local participation

The capital market stakeholders have called on Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigerian Stock Exchange and other stakeholders to formulate strategies that would boost local participation in the nation’s bourse.

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Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigerian government inaugurates infectious disease centre in Abuja

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated the first Infectious Disease Centre (IDC), in the Federal Capital Territory, and handed it over to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH).
Manchester United fans are planning a mass walkout in the next home game against Wolves on February 1st, as reported in The Mirror.

Ian Wright accuses Manchester United of ‘dithering’ over transfers

The 21-year-old impressed with his performances in the Champions League last season, most notably against Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea will have to wait until at least the summer to try and secure the signings of top attacking targets Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.

Manchester United optimistic about signing Jadon Sancho

The Premier League side are yet to find an agreement with the German club for the England international but latest reports claim that the Red Devils believe a deal can be done before the transfer window closes next month.
Ese Brume

Diamond League: Ese Brume finishes second In Doha

The reigning African women Long Jump champion, Ese Brume, recorded an impressive outing at the Doha Diamond League on Friday.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit.