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Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration places a very high premium on improving health care delivery and social welfare of Nigerians, according to Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udoma.
The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid.
The UN came together in sadness and solidarity on Friday to honour its 21 staff members, who died on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed on Sunday.
Against the backdrop of the projection that it will become the third largest country in the world by 2050, Nigeria has been told to improve its capacity to feed its people on a sustainable basis.
A UN investigation says violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year may amount to crimes against humanity.
The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
Lolade Shebanjo, Project Planning & Controls Engineer, Oando said; “I felt fortunate to be surrounded by future female scientists. I was reminded of the fact that when you wear a helmet, it doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man; your mission is to keep achieving.”
Almost 70,000 people have been displaced in Burkina Faso in the past two months due to a surge in attacks and intercommunity violence, according to the UN.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has resolved to petition the United Nations over the role allegedly played by the Nigerian military in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Opposition supporters in Venezuela were set to take to the streets Monday after leader Juan Guaido called for mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro — as the self-declared interim president prepared to return after a week touring Latin American allies.
A court in Nigeria has condemned as “illegal and unconstitutional” the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.
The UN and Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday launched an urgent appeal for $234m (R.3.3bn) for more than five million people in urgent need of food due to a drought and a weak economy.
Nigeria alongside other United Nations (UN) member states marked the first-ever International Day of Education on January 24 in celebration of the role of education for peace and development
Sokoto State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible polls in tomorrow’s supplementary poll in the state.
The People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) has hailed the verdict of the Osun State Governorship election tribunal, which upheld the victory of its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, describing the judgement as a victory for democracy and triumph of the will of the people.
A group, Bauchi Youth Awareness Ambassadors, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of causing political confusion in the state due to the way it handled governorship election.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has hailed the tribunal declaration of Sen. Ademola Adeleke as governor of Osun State, saying it is hope awakening.
The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ordered INEC to issue Certificate of Return as duly elected governor to Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 election.
The Lagos State Government has advised house owners and developers whose structures have been marked for demolition to remove them forthwith failing which they risk the forfeiture of the properties.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says in spite of many countries achieving impressive strides in water and sanitation coverage, there are huge disparities in access.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N27.4 billion intervention fund for victims of floods, conflicts, and insecurity across Nigeria.
The National Leadership of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, yesterday gave 48-hour ultimatum to the Director-General, Department of State Services, DSS, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammad Abubakar Adamu, and other security agencies to arrest and prosecute the killers of Olatoye Temitope Sugar, member, Federal House of Representatives.
President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a foremost traditional ruler in Kwara State, the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Umar Chatta Ibrahim, describing him as a man of peace.