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The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria may face famine in 2021 – farmers

The Poultry Association of Nigeria has warned that the country may face starvation in 2021 due to the lockdown across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Worst humanitarian crisis since WWII looms ― WFP

World Food Program, WFP, the U.N. food agency has warned that the world is “on the brink of a hunger pandemic,” as it struggles to contain COVID-19.

IPOB accuses armed forces of killing more Nigerians than coronavirus

Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that the Nigerian armed forces have killed more civilians in this Coronavirus period than the virus itself.

Forum tasks South-East governors on unified lockdown policy

A pan-Igbo grassroots socio-cultural organisation, Imeobi Igbo Forum, has advised the South-East governors to embrace unified lockdown procedures and programmes within the zone to check the spread of Coronavirus.

Lockdown: NGO wants Nigeria to compel DSTV, telecoms to cut charges

A Kaduna-based NGO, Carelink Resource Foundation, has called on the Federal Government to compel DSTV and other digital pay television and telecom companies to reduce their subscription charges.
The government has promised to distribute food to the poor in Lagos to see them through the lockdown, but the challenge is huge . Benson IBEABUCHI AFP

Coronavirus lockdown: Lagos residents panic as shops, markets still open

Some Lagos residents on Friday expressed worry at the opening of some shops in markets, saying that it was generating crowd that could spread coronavirus.

Buba Mafindi: 35 million Nigerians face starvation

Mr. Buba Mafindi, the chairman of the Taraba state Planning Commission has disclosed that over 35million Nigerians are facing imminent starvation due to insecurity and desertification.
It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.

Aid agencies throw lifeline to hungry Zimbabweans

It's a meagre sum -- just $9 per month -- but for many families in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe, it is their last shred of hope.

Igala kicks against planned chieftaincy title for Gov Bello

A social cultural organisation of the Igala people of Kogi state, Ojuju Agbadufu Igala, has asked the Ata Igala and Chairman of the Kogi state Council of Chiefs, Dr. Michael Oboni, to suspend the planned conferment of a chieftaincy title on Governor Yahaya Bello.

Boy chained, starved to death by own father in Kano

A seven-year-old boy from the Madubi Local Government Area of Kano State has lost his life after spending about three years in chains and starvation.
Riot police forcibly apprehend people during protests in Harare on Friday. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi-AP

Zimbabwe police break up protests after court ban

Riot police in Zimbabwe fired teargas and beat demonstrators on Friday during a crackdown on opposition supporters who have taken to Harare's streets despite a protest ban.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s directive on food importation anti-people

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind his directive to the CBN.

UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis

The UN food agency on Tuesday launched a $331-million appeal for aid donations to feed millions of people in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, which is reeling from a drought and the high cost of food.

Igbo Day: Southeast governors, Ohanaeze, Alaigbo group are saboteurs – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared that South East Governors Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Ala-Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) are saboteurs working against the collective interest of Ndigbo for their personal benefits.

IPOB declares sit-at-home May 30

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared May 30 a sit-at-home day in commemoration of not only the fallen heroes of the civil war but also all those killed by insurgents in different parts of the country.
This handout picture released by Miraflores palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (C) during a visit to an industry in an event to boost the basic businesses in Guayana, Venezuela on March 6, 2019. Sanctions have worsened Venezuela’s crippling economic and political crisis, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday, as Washington warned it may expand measures targeting President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government.HO / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP

Juan Guaido, Nicolas Maduro rallies set as Venezuela struggles with blackout

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to protest once again Saturday as opposition leader Juan Guaido cranks up the pressure on beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro in the midst of a sweeping electricity blackout that has crippled the crisis-wracked country.
DR Congo presidential election

Official: DR Congo election results could be counted in ’24-48 hours’

Provisional results of the much-delayed Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election could be counted in "24 to 48 hours," a top electoral official said on Tuesday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Tense wait for election results in volatile DR Congo

A week after crucial elections to replace long-term president Joseph Kabila, the DR Congo was on tenterhooks Sunday with no date for the announcement of delayed results and just over half of ballots counted.

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Oil prices slide as virus cases rise, demand worries persist

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Over 5,000 unprofiled IDPs discovered in makeshift camps in Benue

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it function optimally.

President Buhari orders minister, FIRS to release funds to NASENI

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to release statutory funds due to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to enable it function optimally.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Coronavirus: Nigerian government directs civil servants on GL 12 and below to continue working...

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said the directive is sequel to the advice of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 issued by the Chairman, Boss Mustapha.