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The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Stakeholder, experts identify challenges to implementation of AFCFTA

Ahead of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in July, the Nigeria’s industrial sector has identified the need for the country to address current market challenges to ensure its gets benefits of the agreement.

How to make local rice attractive to Nigerians – group

The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS), on Tuesday, said that one major way to boost local rice consumption among Nigerians is to invest in the local fabrication of de-stoning machines.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

UAE confirms first cases of novel coronavirus

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that several members of a family that travelled to the country from the Chinese city of Wuhan have tested positive for the new form of coronavirus.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to- “declare the life pension edict-law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null and void.

IGR: CSO petitions AMAC legislators, wants council chairman probed

A Civil Society Organization (CSO) under the aegis of Civil Society for Human Rights and Rehabilitation has petitioned the legislative arm of Abuja Municipal Area Council to investigate alleged infractions committed by the chairman of the council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido.

SON: Why we approved 128 new standards for AfCFTA

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has taken proactive measures to ensure there is no drawback, in Nigeria’s participation in the African Continent Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), by approving a new set of 128 Nigeria Industrial Standards.
Lagos State Government on Friday re-opened the Club Quilox after securing the management’s commitment to comply with the state’s Environmental Laws, Regulations, guidelines, and standards.

Lagos reopens Quilox Club after complying with environmental guidelines

Lagos State Government on Friday re-opened the Club Quilox after securing the management’s commitment to comply with the state’s Environmental Laws, Regulations, guidelines, and standards.

Poverty: Nigeria to sink deeper, unless – World Bank

The poverty rate in Nigeria could become worse, with up to 30 million more people falling into the extreme poverty trap in the next 10 years, unless Federal Government policy reforms bring about robust productivity and inclusive growth.

CITN: Apathy causes outcry against new tax regime

The President of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Dame Olajumoke Simplice, has blamed Nigerians’ outcry against the new tax regime on long period of apathy and lack of focus to make taxation the bedrock of government’s revenue mobilisation.
Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO, says it is partnering with the Ford Foundation to develop anti-sexual harassment policy and mobile application for confidential reporting and data generation.

Sexual harassment: NGO, Ford Foundation partner to develop report application

Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO, says it is partnering with the Ford Foundation to develop anti-sexual harassment policy and mobile application for confidential reporting and data generation.

SON commences market surveillance in Gombe

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has commenced market surveillance in Gombe and its environs to ensure that products, especially wires and cables, sold to the public meet standard.
The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted for her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country’s highest-profile “honour killing”.

Brother of murdered social media star jailed for life

The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted for her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country’s highest-profile “honour killing”.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army donates two operational vehicles to National Park

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday donated two operational vehicles to the National Park Service (NPS) to support their operations and promote national security.

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.
Adams Oshiomhole

Minimum wage: Comrade Oshiomhole charges labour unions to challenge political leaders

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians.

NITDA warns on hosting official data outside Nigeria

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned government agencies from hosting public data on cybers and clouds outside Nigeria.
Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello

Oga Bello: I don’t want my mother to bury me

Actor Adebayo Salami, popularly known as ‘Oga Bello,’ has said that his biggest fear was that he does not want his 104-year-old mother to bury him.
Jelani Aliyu

Council calls for legislation of auto policy to boost industry

Mr Jelani Aliyu, Director-General, Naional Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), says legislating the auto policy will strengthen it as well as prevent it from being changed by subsequent governments.

JAMB: What to do if UTME isn’t holding at your centre

Head of Media and Information at the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, has suggested what candidates in the ongoing UTME should do if they discover on examination day that the exam is not holding at their centres.

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Kogi commissioner calls for cultism eradication

The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Ojo Jones, has charged all heads of institutions in the state to intensify action in eradicating cultism in schools as directed by the Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello.
Coach of Kwara united FC Abdullahi Biffo has stated that the Ilorin based side won’t be adversely affected by the poor start by Delta Force after taking over the Delta based side slot in the Premier League.

Kwara United unfazed by Enyimba’s form and pedigree

Kwara United FC Coach Abdullahi Biffo has stated that his side will be unfazed by the form and pedigree of their opponent ahead of today’s NPFL match day 13 rescheduled fixture at the Enyimba stadium.
Code of Conduct Bureau

CCB probes CJN, NJC, Delta judiciary, others for ‘child trafficking’

The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, has commenced probe on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, the National Judicial Institute, the Delta State Judiciary and others over an alleged child trafficking and illegal adoption of children in Delta State.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

Commonwealth chief condemns killings in Cameroon

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has issued a statement in response to an attack on a village in north-west Cameroon on 14 February which left 23 people dead, the majority of them children.

Customs chief fails to appear before Senate panel again

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Accounts despite several summons.