Home Topics Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

UNAIDS: We’ll focus on Nigerian women to defeat HIV/AIDS

The Country Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Dr. Erasmus Morah, has said the programme would focus more on women in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Senator Kwankwaso visits deposed Emir Sanusi

Former Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has paid a courtesy visit to the deposed Emir of Kano Emirate.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Poverty: Senate urges Nigeria to prioritize resources for human capital development

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, prioritize the allocation of resources for human capital development so as to mitigate against the impact of poverty in the country.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Corruption: Senate president seeks UN’s assistance on repatriation of looted funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sought the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds back to Nigeria.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

House of Reps orders probe of spills, remediation in oil-producing areas

House of Representatives yesterday ordered an immediate probe of the cleanup of spills and remediation in oil-producing areas of the country in the last five years.

NIPOST shores up revenue, partners energy firm

The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) said yesterday that it was finding ways to innovate and shore up its dwindling revenue, as a result of the influx of modern messaging and communication technology.

CDD urges Nigeria to remove barriers to gender equality

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Nigerian government to address the systemic barriers plaguing women’s rights in the country.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has sentenced a 47-year-old commercial driver Akeem Raimi, popularly known as an old soldier, to death by hanging, for killing a carpenter over refusal to refund N3000.

Lagos court outlaws mandatory blood donation

A Lagos High Court has outlawed compulsory blood donation in the state.
Sonny Echono

Official: N86 billion earned allowance paid to lecturers in seven years

The Federal Government has revealed that the sum N86 billion has been paid to members of academic unions of the tertiary institutions as earned academic allowances between 2013 to 2019 financial years.
Lafarge SA

Lafarge Africa ranks fourth in Forbes Africa Top 50 CSR companies

Forbes Africa has ranked Lafarge Africa the fourth-best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Company in Nigeria for the year 2019. The Forbes Africa Awards ranking is a culmination of impact assessments of over 910 organisations operating in Nigeria over the past thirteen years.
Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has urged franchisees operating in the red meat value chain in the State to put in place necessary protocols in order to ensure that their meat is wholesome and fit for human consumption.

Lagos set to launch maiden Eko City farmers’ market

A new farmers’ market where Lagosians can buy fresh farm produce at farm gate prices will open at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) next Sunday.

Nigeria ready for second peer review process of APRM

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) National Secretariat, Princes Gloria Akobundu, has expressed Nigeria’s readiness for the second round of APRM.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC boss cautions against re-looting of recovered looted funds

The Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, Auwal Rafsanjani, has cautioned against squandering of recovered looted funds as they are to be judiciously utilised in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, delivering his opening remarks at the event.

Education in serious crisis – stakeholders

Senior United Nations officials and other stakeholders on Friday in New York raised concerns about the “alarming crisis’’ in the educational sector with a call on governments to act fast.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.
Among the appointees is Salihu Tanko Yakasai (SA Media), Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro (SA Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Mamudu Madakin Gini (SA Commerce) and Isa Yunusa Danguguwa (SA Labour Matters)

Governor Ganduje appoints Salihu Yakasai, others as aides

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the appointments of seven Special Advisers and ten Senior Special Assistants.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor appoints Yoruba woman among 17 new aides

Omowunmi Shona, a Yoruba woman made the list of 17 new political aides appointed by governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, of Kano state on Sunday morning.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu declares open completed section of Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, declared open for public use the newly constructed section of Lagos-Badagry Highway, fulfilling the promise made at the inception of his administration.

Recent Stories

Four Nigerians detained in Cotonou over coronavirus quarantine fees

Four Nigerian returnees have been detained by soldiers in Cotonou, the Benin Republic after being quarantined for 14 days in a hotel in the West African country for refusing to pay N900, 000 each for the accommodation facility.

Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari grants presidential pardon to some inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to some inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS,.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast arrive Seme border

The much-awaited 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast on Wednesday arrived at Seme Border Post in a luxurious bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.
Real Madrid is set to announce the signing of a midfielder as they set the stage to unveil Reinier Jesus Carvalho a player they signed from Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A.

Real Madrid agree 10-20% salary cut for players

Real Madrid's first team will take pay cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent to compensate for the club's loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic, the Merengue confirmed on Wednesday.