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The Federal Government and the United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) have commended the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for his relentless efforts and commitment towards the eradication of open defecation and its associated problems in the state.
Nigeria has pledged a financial commitment of $12 million to the Global Fund towards tackling the menace of HIV/AIDS globally over the next three years. Nigeria also demonstrated a commitment to increase domestic resources for health and disease programmes.
President of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, says poverty is beyond lack of access to food, shelter, healthcare and sanitation.
The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.
As the celebration of Nigerian 59th Independence anniversary continues both in home and abroad, thousands of Nigerians and well-wishers hit the streets of Manhattan in New York on Saturday to participate in the 2019 Independence Day Parade.
There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.
US President, Donald Trump, on Friday said Iranian President Hassan Rowhani wanted to meet him at the UN in September, but Washington refused to partially lift sanctions on Tehran as such, the meeting did not hold.
Lagos State has set a six-year target to achieve universal health coverage, with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosing on Thursday that the government would work assiduously towards achieving the goal and making affordable healthcare accessible for all residents by 2025.
Towards presenting the 2020 budget proposals to the National Assembly next week, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday preside over an extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
The President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for concerted global action against illicit financial flows (IFFs) to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Access to energy received a boost yesterday, as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Sahara Group unveiled the Africa Renewable Energy Forum to boost access to sustainable energy for 10 million households in Africa through alternative energy initiatives and interventions.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a CBS interview aired Sunday that a war between his country and Iran would destroy the global economy.
The Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday condemned the Department of State Services’ various acts of impunity and disobedience to court order for the release of the publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omowole Sowore.
The foreign minister of war-ravaged Yemen has used his address before the United Nations General Assembly to blame Iran for the years-long conflict in his country, as well as to take aim at the United Arab Emirates for supporting separatists in the south.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised to Queen Elizabeth for asking her to approve the unlawful suspension of the House of Commons, The Times of London reported today.
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a U.S.-based nonprofit organisation, has announced the donation of 10 million dollars (N3.5 billion) for the management of sickle cell disease (SCD) in Delta.
The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.
Pope Francis on Sunday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.
Blackout is looming from the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) as the Generation Companies (GenCos) on Sunday threatened to shutdown production should the Federal Government refuses to disburse the N600billion intervention fund.
In its effort to combat the menacing occurrences of measles and meningitis among children, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organisation (WHO), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have kicked off a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) suffered defeat in Sagbama, the Local Governmenr Area of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.
Some armed thugs held officials of the electoral commission, INEC, hostage in one of the wards in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, thereby delaying final collation of results, an official and an election observer said.
A traditional medicine man, Mr Festus Jatau, on Thursday prayed an Upper Area Court Zuba, FCT, to recover his laptop from a former girlfriend, Ms Blessing Elisha.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has affirmed his determination to run a Christ-centric government which will be transparent, accountable and dedicated to serving Akwa Ibom people.
Reacting to Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, which on Thursday, ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for the Saturday governorship election, Alfred Egbegi, member of Diri Duoye Campaign Organisation has said that judgment is liberation for Bayelsa people.
The data received by newsmen from the Department of Research and Statistics and confirmed by the NCS’s public relations office indicated that the revenue was generated from 32 commands.