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Babatunde Fashola: Federal government targets 30% in renewable energy mix by 2030

In a bid to diversify its energy sources and optimise other assets for power production, Nigeria is targeting 30 per cent of its energy needs from renewables by 2030.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Kano PDP guber candidate promises all-inclusive government

Mr Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano state, has promised an all-inclusive government for people living with disabilities.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki: Industrial Park, Benin River Port, modular refinery‘ll accelerate Africa’s industrialisation

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration’s commitment to the development of an industrial park, a modular refinery and the Benin River Port in the state, will accelerate Africa’s industrialisation drive.
NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UN, PROF. TIJJANI BANDE (R) REPLACES TOGO’S AMBASSADOR FRANCK KPAYEDO (M) WHILE AMB. KONE TANOU, ECOWAS PERMANENT OBSERVER TO THE UN (L) WITNESSES

Nigeria emerges Chair of ECOWAS Group at UN

Nigeria has emerged the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Group at the United Nations.
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UN: Violence against women ‘mark of shame on society’

Violence against women is a mark of shame on societies, the UN declared, saying until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself as being fair and equal.

NEMA counters House of Reps’ claims on alleged fraud

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has countered the claims of violation of public trust against it by the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.

FAO: 1.7 million people need food assistance in North East

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said the number of people in need of food assistance in the troubled North-east Nigeria has reduced.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the youth and the Synod Fathers at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tiziana FABI

Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre

Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week.
Mustapha Maihaja NEMA

NEMA: House of Reps panel economical with the truth

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has countered the claims of violation of public trust against it by the house Of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.

UN: We’re interested in credible polls

The United Nations said they are committed to ensuring the credibility of 2019 general elections. The United Nations special representative of the Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas disclosed this yesterday.

FRSC’s Boboye Oyeyemi wants solution for road traffic crashes

Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged stakeholders to enunciate decisive actions that will reduce road traffic crashes in the country.
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UN: British poor are getting poorer

The United Nations accused the British government Friday of being in a “state of denial” about a growing rich-poor divide that was being exacerbated by Brexit.

2019: UN delegation meets with police commissioner in Kaduna

A United Nations delegation has met with the Police Commissioner in Kaduna State, Malam Ahmad Abdur Rahama, on preparations ahead of Nigeria’s general elections in 2019.

UN spends $70m on humanitarian projects in North East

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it has spent about $70 million in various humanitarian projects in the north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

1 Tanzanian, 7 Malawian soldiers killed in eastern DR Congo

Eight United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN Security Council said on Thursday.

Four Malawian UN soldiers killed in DR Congo – Malawi army

Four Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been killed, the Malawian military said on Thursday.

UN spends $70 million on humanitarian assistance in North-East

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (COHA) has spent 70 million dollars in providing humanitarian assistance in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

UN troops hurt in offensive against militia in east DR Congo

UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops have been wounded in an offensive against a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations' mission to the country said on Thursday.

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Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.