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Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

General Danjuma bows out of May & Baker Board

Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Rtd), has retired as a Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of May & Baker Nigeria Plc after 16 years of service. The retirement took effect from September 27, 2019.

World Bank cuts sub-Saharan Africa’s 2019, 2020 growth forecast

The World Bank on Wednesday cut its economic growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa for 2019 to 2021 by 0.2 percentage points from its earlier projection, citing a slowdown in fixed investment and policy uncertainty in the global economy.

Group laments dwindling interest in teaching profession

A concerned group, Human Development Initiative (HDI), has expressed worry over the dwindling interest of the Nigerian youths in the teaching profession, describing the trend as a huge threat to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

EU-British council launches ACT programme for CSOs in Nigeria

To ensure an accountable and democratic government, the European Union (EU) British Council has stressed the need to invest in, and engage with Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s), saying their contributions to sustainable development in any country cannot be over emphasised.

World Bank put Nigeria’s external debt at $46.238 billion by 2018

The World Bank on Wednesday put Nigeria’s total external debt value at $46.238 billion as at the end of 2018.

INEC concerned about low women participation in 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its efforts at ensuring the participation of more women in the electoral process did not yield the desired result in 2019 general elections.
Britain’s Prince Harry on Friday walked in the footsteps of his late mother Diana through Angola’s de-mining sites on the fifth day of this trip to Africa.

Duke of Sussex to meet Angolan president

The Duke of Sussex will sit down for talks with Angola’s president Joao Lourenco as his three-day tour of the African country comes to an end.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun governor vows to make state investment destination

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has reiterated his commitment towards making the state the first investment destination of choice not only in Nigeria but In the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU to support Nigerian CSOs with N4.5 billion

The European Union has announced a 13.5million euros package for civil society organisations in Nigeria under the British Council’s Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) programme.

World Bank, IFC agree to support federal government

The World Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have promised to continue to support Nigeria in bridging its infrastructure gap.

‘Oil thieves’ set Agip pipeline ablaze in Niger Delta

Unscrupulous people, described as crude oil thieves, have set fire on an oil pipeline, belonging to Italian oil giant Agip, at Ubeta community in the Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers.
Prof. John Aguiyi speaking at the event in New York.

University of Jos seeks international support for production of anti-venom vaccine

The University of Jos is seeking international collaboration for clinical trials and production of the world’s first anti-snake venom vaccine.

Expert: Why Nigeria will continue to experience brain drain in health sector

Nigeria will continue to lose its best medical professionals to other countries if the government does not revive its health institutions, a medical expert has said.

UN: Indians top international migrant population

A report released by the United Nations titled “International Migrant Stock 2019” revealed the global migrant population has reached an estimated 272 million, an increase of 51 million since 2010.
The Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has said Nigerians have not been blacklisted as far as its immigration rules were concerned.

Nigeria, Indonesia’s largest trading partner in Africa – envoy

The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, has disclosed that Nigeria is Indonesia’s largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Robert Mugabe’s legacy of black emancipation will live long in hearts of...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the legacy of determined, proud and assertive black emancipation left by late Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe will live long in the hearts of Africans.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari: Federal government will not inflict more hardship on Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will not inflict additional hardship on citizens, rather it will keep seeking ways to ameliorate their sufferings and create a more enabling environment for everyone to thrive.

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Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.

Academic wins Tunisia presidential poll by a landslide

Conservative academic Kais Saied Sunday won a landslide victory in Tunisia’s presidential runoff, sweeping aside his rival, media magnate Nabil Karoui, state television Wataniya said.
Football fans have hailed the performance of Joe Aribo in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly in Singapore.

Super Eagles showed they can face world’s best with Brazil draw – football enthusiasts

Some football enthusiasts on Sunday described as commendable the performance of the Super Eagles against Brazil, saying the team showed it can play against the best in the world.
Leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski addreses supporters after the first exit polls during the party’s electoral evening in Warsaw, Poland, on October 13, 2019. – Poland’s governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party won the general election in Poland, expanding its majority, according to an exit poll by the Ipsos institute. (Photo by Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP)

Populists top Poland vote, expand majority on welfare, family values

Poland’s governing right-wing party took the lead in Sunday’s general election, an exit poll showed, expanding its majority thanks to a raft of welfare measures coupled with attacks on LGBT rights and Western values.
New Katsina United captain Usman Barau has stated he would stick with the Changi Boys despite the interest being shown in his services by a handful of other Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs.

Usman Barau declines Enyimba transfer offer to stay with Katsina United

New Katsina United captain Usman Barau has stated he would stick with the Changi Boys despite the interest being shown in his services by a handful of other Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs.
Stuart Pearce

Former Manchester City boss urges Phil Foden to leave over lack of game time

Former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has urged Phil Foden to leave the club in January in a bid to find first team football.