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Issa Aremu: Coronavirus may renew mass illiteracy in Nigeria, Africa

A former governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Kwara State and Labor leader, Comrade Issa Aremu, has said that if measures were not put in place urgently, there might be renewed worsening mass illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three Nigerians emerge winners of Russia nuclear research in Africa

Russia’s state-run nuclear energy corporation, ROSATOM, says it has acquainted three Nigerian youths with its leading institutions for nuclear research.
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Bauchi governor to receive Nigerian sustainable and good governance award

For his contributions towards the achievement of the SDGs, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has been nominated among the personalities to receive the 2019/2020 Nigerian Sustainable and Good Governance Presidential Awards.
Co-founder of Global Citizen, Michael Sheldrick, during: “Global Goal Live: Nigeria Policy Forum,” in Lagos on Thursday noted that the movement has created millions of positive citizens’ actions across the world to hold leaders accountable in the fight against hunger and poverty.

Global Citizen mobilises private sector philanthropy to end poverty improve healthcare

In line with the United Nation’s agenda to end extreme poverty by year 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Citizen, a global movement for citizen-led actions to eradicate poverty and improve human living conditions, is working with the Nigerian private sector to harness resources to achieve the objective of ending poverty.

Bill Gates: Life is harder if you’re a girl

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its third annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which concluded that, no matter where anyone is born, life is harder for the girl child.

ROSATOM seeks Nigerian youths, others for nuclear tech

Inspired by the need to raise the next generation of nuclear energy technology experts in Nigeria, ROSATOM – Russia’s state-run nuclear energy corporation, has invited students and young professionals to partake in the fifth edition of its annual online video competition.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

UN, Ekiti sign pact on sustainable development goals

The United Nations (UN) has reaffirmed its resolve to support the Ekiti State Government in its drive to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state.

Oando steadily wins shareholder confidence, posts N4.6 billion profits in Q1 2019

The year 2019 continues to favor Oando PLC, Nigeria’s leading indigenous energy solutions provider. At the end of March the company published its FYE 2018 results with the announcement of a third consecutive year of profits. The company continues to wax strong posting results for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has started marketing a five-year dollar sukuk, or Islamic bond, a document issued by one of the banks showed.

IsDB invests $50 million in IFFIm’s private Sukuk placement

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has invested $50 million in private Sukuk issuance by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm), the second participation by the lender in a Sukuk issuance by IFFIm.
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UN: Nigerians should make themselves happy

The UN Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos on Wednesday enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the culture of always making themselves and others around them happy, no matter the situation.
Ekiti State Government on Monday signed a strategic partnership with a leading mobile technology firm based in Dubai, Momdia Group, for the roll out of a new mobile child health service.

Ekiti government partners Dubai firm Mondia on child health service

Ekiti State Government on Monday signed a strategic partnership with a leading mobile technology firm based in Dubai, Mondia Group, for the roll out of a new mobile child health service.

ILO: Salaries, wages growing at lowest level since 2008

Salaries are still far too low in the developing world with take-home pay growth overall at its lowest since 2008, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.

IBM to empower youth in Nigeria, others with N9 billion

The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is to spend 25 million dollars (about N9 billion) in Nigeria and some other African countries for youth empowerment in the next few years.
President Buhari and President Xi Jinping

President Buhari’s $10 billion harvest from China

Heads of State, Governments and delegations from 52 African countries, including Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China met in Beijing, under the auspices of the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

EU to construct public toilets in 14 Ekiti towns

The European Union says it is financing the construction of public toilets in 14 towns in Ekiti State.
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Janet Jackson, Cardi B to play festival for foreign aid

Pop legend Janet Jackson and fast-rising rapper Cardi B will headline the Global Citizen festival in New York to rally support for preserving international aid to eradicate extreme poverty.

Over 5,000 lives touched by Oando, JV partners clean water scheme in Agbere

The laudable water scheme will drastically reduce deadly water-borne diseases in the community such as typhoid fever, cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A to name a few.
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.

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DPP: Lagos courts have delivered judgments on 122 sexual offences in 2020

Mrs Yinka Adeyemi, the Director of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), on Tuesday said that courts in Lagos delivered 122 judgments on sexual offences cases from January 2020 to July 2020.
Fulham director of football Tony Khan has ruled out re-signing Ryan Sessegnon from Tottenham.

Fulham director Tony Khan rules out Ryan Sessegnon return

"Ryan already played for us in the Premier League and he didn't do enough to keep us in there. I can't be in the business of developing other people's players. I expect the squad to look very similar to the one that got promoted. We won't spend £100 million again.

Senator Orji Kalu: APC will take over government in Abia in 2023

Sen. Orji Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, will take over Abia State from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 general election.

Ondo PDP begs members not to dump party for ZLP

For the fear of depleting its membership for the emerging third force, the Zenith Labour Party, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Congress in Ondo state Tuesday begged its members not to abandon the party.
Legendary Nigerian midfielder Austin Okocha has been included in Paris Saint-Germain’s Team of the Decade from 2000 to 2010.

Jay Jay Okocha, Ronaldinho make PSG’s Team of the Decade list

Legendary Nigerian midfielder Austin Okocha has been included in Paris Saint-Germain’s Team of the Decade from 2000 to 2010.