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South Africa’s unemployment rate rises to 27.6%

South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to 27.6 per cent in the first quarter from 27.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2018, official data showed on Tuesday.

Bishop Kukah: Nigeria sinking deeper into abyss of disrepair

The Catholic Bishop, Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has observed that killings in 20 out of 36 states of the federation and other abnormalities are indications that Nigeria is at a breaking point.

Minister: 1.3 million Nigerians gets trachoma vaccination

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has revealed that at least 1.3 million Nigerians have been vaccinated with trachoma vaccine, even as the figure has decreased from 22 million to 13 million in five years.

Commission decries acute accommodation shortage in Ahmadu Bello university

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has decried the acute shortage of students accommodation at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

Obinna Chidoka: NBMA fully backed by National Assembly

The Chairman House Committee on Environment and Habitat, Honourable Obinna Chidoka, has said that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has the full support of the National Assembly.

University of Ibadan announces new professors

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, on Thursday announced that 23 academic staff has been promoted to a substantive professorial cadre.
President Muhammadu Buhari in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday said he had directed security agencies to keep tabs on people on corruption watch list.

President Buhari: Our economic policies are making desired impact

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Lagos said his administration’s economic policies are making the desired impact, evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he appointed heads of security agencies in his government purely on competence and merit.

President Buhari inaugurates CBN Centre of Excellence in UNN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Enugu inaugurated an academic Centre of Excellence built by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.
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MAN urges legislators to pass 2019 budget to sustain economic growth

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria on Friday urged the National Assembly to speedily pass the 2019 budget to stimulate economic growth in the face of mounting unsold inventories recorded in 2018.

Bingham university slashes school fees on some programmes by 46 per cent

The Bingham University, Karu in Nasarawa State, has slashed the fees on some of its programmes by 46 per cent, in the efforts to encourage indigent students, according to its Vice Chancellor, Prof. William Qurix.

2019: NBS to release 179 reports on economy

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), is set to release no fewer than 179 reports on different sectors of the economy this year.

Nigeria surpasses broadband penetration target by 0.9 percent

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday disclosed that broadband penetration in the country has reached 30.9 per cent, thus surpassing the 30 per cent broadband penetration target by a margin of 0.9 per cent.

UN: 466 billion migrants’ remittances triple global development aid in 2017

UN statistics indicate that migrants from developing countries sent home 466 billion dollars in 2017, tripling the amount sent globally for development aid

NEPAD: Federal government to proffer lasting solutions to herdsmen, farmers clashes

The Federal Government will definitely proffer lasting solutions to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in affected states across the country.

Federal government moves to ensure public building maintenance

Fashola who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Works and Housing Sector), Mohammed Bukar, further said the policy will be a legacy for him if he is able to bequeath such policy to the government at the federal level.
L-R: MS FATMA KYARI-MOHAMMED, AU AMBASSDOR TO THE UN; PROF. TIJJANI BANDE, NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UN; DR MAMADOU TANGARA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE GAMBIA; AND MS VALERIE IGBINOGHENE, ORGANISERS OF THE UN PANEL ON SPECIAL EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AT THE UN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK

UN panel draws attention to special needs children in Nigeria

A UN Panel discussion on Nigeria has stressed the need for quality education for children with special needs from low income families in the country.

2019: NYSC chief warns corps members against bribery, shady deals with politicians

Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director-General of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), has advised corps members who will work as INEC adhoc staff in the forthcoming elections to shun bribery and shady deals in the course of their duty.

Healthcare delivery: Ministry calls for collaboration among partners

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) says achieving a good health system will require collaborative efforts among partners in health.

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