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The World Bank has advised the federal government to focus on low-hanging and revenue-yielding fruits in order to achieve substantial gains, grow Nigeria’s tax-to-GDP ratio to about seven per cent and rake in about N10 trillion revenue in the next three years.
President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a steering committee on national poverty reduction with growth strategy (NPRGS).
A cattle herder first uncovered the stones in KwaZulu-Natal province. It prompted thousands to rush to KwaHlathi village, more than 300km (186 miles) south-east of Johannesburg.
Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low, if any, value.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on his re-appointment for a second-term in office, and the extension of Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed’s tenure for another five years.
Unlike the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that boasted to rule Nigeria for 60 years, Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had perfected plans to rule the country indefinitely.
The Kogi State government has launched an e-compendium, a special website to showcase the achievements, projects, news, and events of Gov. Yahaya Bello-led administration.
The European Union’s foreign policy chief told Lebanon’s leaders on Saturday they were to blame for the country’s political and economic crisis and some could face sanctions if they continue to obstruct steps to form a new government and implement reform.
Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed has been reappointed to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) for a second term.
Iranians voted on Friday in a presidential election likely to be won by a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions, though many are expected to ignore the ballot amid economic hardship and calls for a boycott by liberals at home and abroad.
Iranians voted on Friday in a presidential election likely to be won by a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions, though many are expected to ignore the ballot amid economic hardship and calls for a boycott by liberals at home and abroad
The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the Canadian Government to appeal to the Nigerian Government and the National Assembly to expedite action on the timely passage of the National Electoral Act into law.
The Peoples Democratic Party has said it is appalled by the unwarranted attack and name calling by President Muhammadu Buhari against the governors elected on the party’s platform.
Economic experts have warned that the rising poverty level in Nigeria would have more adverse impacts on the economy and further worsen the security challenges in the country.
The technocrat turned politician was unanimously elected at the party’s governorship primaries held on Friday in Nnewi area of the state. The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barr. Julius Abure, made this known to pressmen.
Cardinal Anthony Okogie, Emeritus Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Wednesday, lamented the state of the nation, saying Nigeria has virtually become a failed state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the report by World Bank that seven million Nigerians have been pushed into poverty in the last one year, clinically belies the integrity posturing of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ethiopia will show a sceptical world that it can successfully hold a peaceful election next week, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters at his first - and last - campaign rally on Wednesday
The World Bank has stated that inflationary pressure in Nigeria has pushed about seven million Nigerians below the poverty line in 2020 alone.
Nigerian economic growth has resumed after the COVID shock but is lagging the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, with food inflation, heightened insecurity and stalled reforms slowing growth and increasing poverty, the World Bank said on Tuesday.
Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.
A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has lamented the rising spate of abduction and kidnapping of students in the North has worsened education in the region.
Paulo Fonseca’s move to Tottenham is off, with Gennaro Gattuso the new target as Spurs’ search for a manager took another dramatic twist on Thursday.
Israel condemned on Sunday the election of hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president, saying his would be a "regime of brutal hangmen" with which world powers should not negotiate a new nuclear deal.
Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people were displaced worldwide in 2020 than ever before.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board, the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) announced Monday.