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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Federal government, UNICEF commend Governor Obaseki as Edo launches open defecation-free road map

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.
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12 million to Global Fund

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 UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Poverty goes beyond lack of food, shelter, healthcare – UNGA president

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 Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu (middle), during a stakeholders’ meeting with officials of the States’ Civil Service and LASEMA in preparation for flood predicted in some parts of the state.

Lagos reviews building codes to avert collapse

The Lagos State Government has started reorganizing building codes to check incessant building collapse, flooding and other man-made disasters.

Minister seeks compulsory education for girls

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Muhammad Bello, has advocated free and compulsory quality secondary education for girls as part of efforts to enhance societal development.
Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres warns UN may not have enough money to pay staff next month

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.
Officials of the Nigerian mission and their spouses lead the parade on Saturday.

Nigerian Independence parade in New York City — in pictures

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.

Key takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to South Africa

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 Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump: Iran’s Hassan Rowhani begged for meeting to lift US sanctions

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 Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Universal health coverage in Lagos by 2025 – governor

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.
Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

2020 Budget: President Buhari to chair extra-ordinary FEC Saturday

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.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

SDGs: UNGA president urges concerted global action against illicit financial flows

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).

UNDP, Sahara Group target energy access for 10 million African households

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.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi Prince: War with Iran will destroy global economy

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.
Omoyele Sowore

NBA condemns DSS’ acts of impunity, calls for Omoyele Sowore, others’ release

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.

Yemen foreign minister blames Iran for war, takes aim at UAE

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.

British premier Boris Johnson begs Queen Elizabeth

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.
DAME EDITH OKOWA

Delta first lady gets N3.5 billion grant to fight sickle cell

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.

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Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

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 March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor, homeless

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.
Power

Blackout looms as GenCos threaten shutdown over N600 billion

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.

NPHCDA, WHO launch campaign against measles, meningitis

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.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC suffers heavy defeat in Governor Dickson’s council

The All Progressives Congress (APC) suffered defeat in Sagbama, the Local Governmenr Area of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.