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Online drugstore, consultation debuts in FCT

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, will now have access to online drug shopping and information services as Aligs Pharmacy & Stores is set to change the narrative of easy and fast access to drugs.
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Enugu records first rain of new year, eases heatwave

Enugu State has recorded its first rain of the year 2021 on Sunday, thus easing the excruciating heatwave.
The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.

WTO chief accepts apology from Swiss newspaper over ‘grandmother’ remarks

The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi goes to WTO

The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States.
South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pledges to rebrand, reform WTO

With her emergence yesterday as the first African and first female to be the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, unveiled her agenda, which include working with other members of the organisation in reforming and rebranding the global trade body.
Award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, has revealed that she was not born with the name, Chimamanda.

Nigerian author: My parents did not name me Chimamanda

Award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, has revealed that she was not born with the name, Chimamanda.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

US continues to oppose Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s bid for WTO top job

The United States has suggested that the process to find a new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) needs to be reopened, in what would be an unprecedented move.
Popular Nollywood actor, Toyin Abraham, says that there is no specific guideline to marriage, saying that it is not easy to move on after a divorce.

Toyin Abraham: Why it is difficult to move on after divorce

Popular Nollywood actor, Toyin Abraham, says that there is no specific guideline to marriage, saying that it is not easy to move on after a divorce.
The stadium in Buye, north of Burundi's capital Bujumbura is seen in this picture taken May 1, 2015. REUTERS-Edmund Blair-File Photo

Burundi to continue playing league football

Burundi is to continue playing league football despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, its football federation decided on Sunday after a meeting of its clubs.
Burundi has confirmed its first two coronavirus cases, Health minister Thadée Ndikumana announced late Tuesday.

Burundi confirms its first two coronavirus cases

Burundi has confirmed its first two coronavirus cases, Health minister Thadée Ndikumana announced late Tuesday.
Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said an armed group appeared in the hills of western Bujumbura-Rural province last week and engaged in several clashes with police.

At least 22 ‘criminals’ killed in clash with Burundi police

At least 22 “armed criminals” and two police officers were killed in clashes between Burundi security forces and an unnamed armed group at the weekend, police said late Tuesday.
Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.

At least 6,032 bodies found in Burundi mass graves

Commission chairman Pierre Claver Ndayicariye told journalists on Friday that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, were recovered. Clothes, glasses, and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.
Four journalists from Burundian news outlet Iwacu (from left) Agnes Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Terence Mpozenzi, and Egide Harerimana--and their driver Adolphe Masabarakiza--appear at the High Court in Bubanza, western Burundi, on December 30, 2019, charged with undermining state security. (AFP/Tchandrou Nitanga)

Burundi prosecutor seeks 15-year prison term for Iwacu journalists

“The Iwacu staff should have never been arrested, and the prosecutor’s request for a 15-year prison term reveals just how hostile Burundi has become toward the independent press,” said CPJ sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo. “We call on the Burundian authorities to unconditionally release Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Egide Harerimana, and Térence Mpozenzi and to drop all charges against Adolphe Masabarikiza.

Power generator fume kills couple, daughter in Imo community

There was pandemonium on Sunday in Umuoparaemeke community in Ugiri, Isiala-Mbano LGA, in Imo State, as a couple, Lucius Iwunze, his wife Ngozi and daughter Geraldine, all died after inhaling generator fume.

Rumble in Okonjo family, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala lambasted for desecrating throne

There is chaos in the Okonjo Royal family of Ogwashi-Uku following the unauthorized announcement of the death of their 91-year-old Obi, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, and naming of a successor by his daughter and former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
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Tanzania to send back Burundi refugees from October 1

Tanzania on Tuesday announced it would send back all Burundian refugees on its soil from October 1, saying it was working with the UN to secure their return.
Olivier Niyungeko

AFCON: Burundi to go as far as possible – coach

Burundi would like to go as far as possible when they make their African Nations Cup (AFCON) debut in Egypt, according to their chief coach, Olivier Niyungeko.
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Cyprus Cup: Super Falcons crash out after 1-0 defeat to Belgium

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have crashed out of the Cyprus Women’s Cup following a 1-0 defeat to Red Flames of Belgium in their final Group C game at the GSZ Stadium, Lanarca, on Monday.

Police commence investigation into killing of Governor Okowa’s aide

The Police Commissioner (CP) in Delta, Yinka Adeleke, has said that the command has commenced full scale investigation into the killing of Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s aide, Mr Lawrence Ijei (a.k.a. Ngozi).

Super Falcons off to Abidjan for final AWCON camping

Cup holders Super Falcons of Nigeria will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title before arriving in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.
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Ethiopia get ready relaunch Zambia national airline at $30 million

Ethiopian Airlines says it has signed a shareholding agreement with Zambia’s main development agency to relaunch the southern African country’s flag carrier at an initial cost of $30 million.

Anger as Zambia announces tax on Skype, WhatsApp calls

Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government said on Monday, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheikh Gumi: We’re working to get abducted Greenfield students freed

Renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has expressed optimism that the remaining students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna will soon regain their freedom from their captors.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

Ogun workers make case for 2015-2020 leave allowance

Ogun state workers have pleaded with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to look into the remnants of the 2015-2020 leave allowance of the state public servants.
The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka, Most Rev. Professor Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, gave the advice in a telephone chat.

Catholic bishop: Violence, bloodletting must stop

Nigerians have been advised to constantly remember that violence and bloodletting cannot solve the nation’s problems.

PDP offers to help President Buhari tackle insecurity, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has offered to assist the President Muhammadu Buhari administration tackle insecurity and other challenges facing the nation.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC to create 956 additional polling units in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to create additional 956 polling units in Sokoto state. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, made the disclosure...