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Minister predicts significant drop in food prices

A statement issued yesterday from the minister’s office, explained that he made these comments when he hosted a United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) delegation led by the Representative to the Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS) and Regional Director, Nigeria Regional Hub, Mr. Jean Bakole.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Delta governor preaches fair play as Principals’ Cup kicks-off

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged organisers of the 4th edition of the state Principals’ Cup to uphold the principles of fair play and equity.

UNDP, Sahara Group target energy access for 10 million African households

Access to energy received a boost yesterday, as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Sahara Group unveiled the Africa Renewable Energy Forum to boost access to sustainable energy for 10 million households in Africa through alternative energy initiatives and interventions.

WHO: Four out of 10 patients ‘harmed’ while seeking medical treatment

The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are ‘harmed’ during the process of seeking medical care.
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UNICEF commends Colombia’s decision on Venezuelan children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the Colombian government’s decision to prevent statelessness for thousands of children born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents, who have been in the country since August 2015.

Federal government lauds IOM for repatriating stranded Nigerians abroad, Northeast interventions

The Federal Government has praised the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for repatriating stranded Nigerians abroad and for providing care and support for vulnerable persons in the Northeast.
Nigeria’s oldest prisoner, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, who was imprisoned at the Enugu Maximum Prison for over 19 years has finally been released.

Nigeria’s oldest prisoner regains freedom

Nigeria’s oldest prisoner, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, who was imprisoned at the Enugu Maximum Prison for over 19 years has finally been released.

Nigerians urged to support implementation of tobacco control act

As Nigeria joins the World in commemorating the “World No Tobacco Day”, Nigerians have been urged to support the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.
The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Muhammad Bello, on Monday, urged youths to develop apps that could address social issues in the country.

Minister advises youths to develop apps to address societal issues

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Muhammad Bello, on Monday, urged youths to develop apps that could address social issues in the country.
Hussaini Coomassie

Ambassador Commassie calls for urgent action over rising insecurity

The Regional Director, Association for Good Governance Network (WA), AGGN, Deputy National Coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organisation, (BCO), Member, Global movement for Social Justice (GMSJ), member, Forward With Buhari (FWB), Amb. Hussaini Coomassie, has called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency, address the current security challenges in the Northwestern States of Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara.
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ICAEW: Nigeria needs clearer, more liberal, fiscal policies

To attract more foreign investments into the Nigerian economy, the policy environment needs to be strengthened by the implementation of more liberal and clearer policies.
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WHO: Nigeria, four others lose N1.2 trillion to diseases yearly

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Africa annually loses over $2.4 trillion to diseases afflicting its 47 countries on the continent.
International Republican Institute - IRI

International observers urge electoral reform to check fraud

Two election observer groups have called on the Federal Government to fully implement the recommendations of the Mohammed Uwais and Ken Nnamani led political reform committees to check electoral fraud.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

EU, other foreign observers condemn military’s involvement in elections

“INEC did not provide sufficient information on these cancelations, the specific reasons for them, and the precise local government areas affected. This undermines public confidence in the process.”
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has blamed low turn of electorate during Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections across the country on “militarisation and over policing” of voting process.

Elections: NDI, IRI blame low voter turnout on political parties, candidates

The National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute have blamed the low voter turnout in the Saturday’s elections on inability of political parties and candidates to ensure adequate sensitisation of the electorate.

UNFPA advocate strategic partnership for better demographic dividends

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has inaugurated the Progress Report on 2018 Demographic Dividend in West and Central Africa with a call for multiplying strategic partnership and scaling up successful demographic dividend capture initiatives.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: Muhammadu Buhari working to compromise election

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed doubt over the willingness of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure peace in the 2019 election.
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NGO urges INEC to deregister political parties without win in 2019

Dr. Dan Mou, Executive Chairman, Centre for Poverty Eradication, Development and Equal Opportunity (CEPEDEO), says political parties that failed to win at least a counselor seat during the 2019 election should be de-registered.

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Protest rocks Yenagoa as flood sweeps away two siblings

Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kogi West elders endorse Governor Bello’s second term bid

Some leaders from the Kogi West Senatorial district have declared supporting Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid will better position the zone for the governorship position in 2023.

Purveyors of hate speech should not expect rest – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.