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Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria has some of the worst health indices in the world

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Nigerian health sector as one of the worst health indices in the world, lamenting that the sector is underfunded by the government.

Monarch: Domestic violence cancerous act eating the society

The traditional ruler spoke in Kano on Saturday at a two-day retreat on Legislative Advocacy Campaign for the adoption of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill, (VAPP).
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Federal government develops framework for funding teacher education, advancement

The Federal Government is developing a framework for Teachers’ Education Development Funds Account (TEDFA) to support teachers’ advancement in their chosen career, a statement by the Federal Ministry of Education(FME) says.

2019: ActionAid seeks participation of women, youths, PWD

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called for the active participation of women, youths and Persons Living with Disabilities (PWD) in the 2019 general elections.

Minister: Universal access to family planning key to reducing poverty

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that universal access to family planning is a human right, central to gender equality and women empowerment, and a key factor in reducing poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Federal government, UNFPA working to boost access to reproductive health services

The Federal Government in collaboration with UNFPA and other development partners say they are working to boost nationwide access to reproductive health commodities and services to harness demographic dividends in the country.
AU Summit - President Buhari with Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemarian Desalegn and President of Niger H.E. Mahammoud Issoufou ahead of the Closed session of the 31st AU Summit on 1st July 2018

President Buhari pledges to extend anti-corruption crusade across African continent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Nouakchott, Mauritania, pledged to extend his anti-corruption crusade across the African continent as part of deliberate efforts to sensitize Africans on the evil effects of corruption on societies.

SERAP: Sharing recovered $350m Abacha loot ill-advised

A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has advised the Federal Government against sharing the recovered $350m (about N115bn) Sani Abacha loot among households in 19 states across the country.
Abdoulaye Bio Tchane

Bénin Republic canvasses visa-free travel in Africa

The Minister of Planning and Development, Republic of Bénin, Abdoulaye Tchane, has urged West African countries to join the continent-wide campaign to make travel in Africa easier for Africans.

ECA: ECOWAS single currency unlikely before 2020 deadline

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa said the attainment of all macroeconomic criteria by ECOWAS states maybe unattainable before the 2020 deadline for the commencement of the region’s single currency agreement.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, was Tuesday in Lome awarded the Commander of the Order of Mono, Togo’s highest civil honour, by the Head of State of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé.

AfDB’s Akinwumi Adesina bags Togo’s highest civilian honour

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, was Tuesday in Lome awarded the Commander of the Order of Mono, Togo’s highest civil honour, by the Head of State of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government feeds 8.7m school children

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, says the Federal Government has no fewer than 8.7 million school children in its Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN: 815 million people hungry worldwide

No fewer than 815 million people are hungry in the world, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2018 has revealed.

Denmark to increase financial contribution to UNAIDS by one third

UNAIDS has expressed its sincere appreciation to Denmark for its long-standing support and welcomes its decision to increase its core contributions to UNAIDS.

Lagos abolishes promotion based on career progression

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had abolished promoting civil servants based on career progression for performance appraisal to ensure efficient service delivery.

IFAD: Diaspora remittances to developing countries to exceed $6.5 trillion between 2015-2030

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has estimated that remittances sent to developing countries could cross $6.5 trillion between 2015 and 2030, involving over one billion senders and receivers.

Sickle Cell groups, Fidelity Bank create awareness in Lagos

A Coalition of Sickle Cell Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in partnership with Fidelity Bank on Saturday in Lagos organised a 13-km walk to create awareness about Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD).

Bauchi approves N100 million compensation for Islamic university

The Bauchi State Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar has approved the sum of over N100 million as compensation of land for the establishment of Islamic University in Alkaleri Local Government area of the state.

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Minister Lokpobiri tasks farmers on modern farming system

The minister stated this when he received a delegation from the Africa-Asia Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) led by Secretary General of the Organisation, Eng. Wassfi Hassan El Sreihin in his office in Abuja.

Minister: Hydro-power to generate 19,000 MW

The Federal Government said that electricity generation from hydro sources could reach 19,000 megawatts if fully harnessed.
Donald Trump

Back in Washington, Donald Trump under pressure to reverse course on Russia

President Donald Trump found himself isolated and under pressure to reverse course Tuesday after publicly challenging the US intelligence conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election during his face-to-face with Vladimir Putin.

Bayelsa IGR hits N1 billion mark

The Chairman of the Bayelsa State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR), Ayawei Nimbofa, has attributed the rise in Bayelsa’s monthly internally generated revenue above N1billion mark to deployment of electronic collection system.
Former US President Barack Obama

Barack Obama: French World Cup victors show triumph of diversity

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France’s World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.