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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano secures $1.1 million virus grant from EU, Japan

Kano has secured $1.1 million grant from European Union and Japan through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to ‎cushion effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

UN lauds Africa’s success in virus fight

The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, said this yesterday while addressing a virtual press conference, adding that the developing countries have done better than developed countries as regards the management of the pandemic.

Environmental experts call for Green growth strategy for Nigeria

Management of climate change in post COVID-19 Nigeria was at the front burner as environmental experts from different parts of the world dialogued on policy options for Nigeria in developing low-carbon resilient climate.

NGO distributes food items, stoves to vulnerable households in Kaduna

An NGO, Women Initiative for Sustainable Environment (WISE) has distributed 750 dollars (about N300,000) of food items to the poor and vulnerable households in Kaduna State.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB named fourth most transparent aid institution

The Asian Development Bank was ranked first with the International Development Association of the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) occupying the second and third positions.
High-tech robots developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are seen during a demonstration at the Kanyinya treatment centre that treats coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, in Kigali, Rwanda May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana

Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk

At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.
Minister of Public Health Manaouda Malachie said the patient is a Cameroonian who was in close contact with the first person.

Cameroon’s coronavirus cases rise to 509

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Cameroon reached 509 after 203 people tested positive on Friday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, receiving a visiting delegation of Yobe State Students in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, led by Muhammad Idris, on Wednesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Senate president harps on sacrifice, commitment in leadership

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Wednesday that leadership at all levels requires a lot of sacrifice and commitment.

TEF, UNDP list entrepreneurship scheme beneficiaries

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), in collaboration with United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has released the names of 2,100 entrepreneurs to benefit from the inaugural TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme.

TEF announces final 2,100 entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)—the private-sector-led philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs—has announced a final list of 2,100 entrepreneurs to benefit from the inaugural TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme.

CIBN seeks creation of education development bank

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has reiterated its call for the creation and full implementation of Education Development Bank to facilitate the achievement of 21 per cent budget ratio for education prescribed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

NIHOTOUR: Nigeria stands to reap benefits from tourism with improved infrastructure

Dr Momoh Kabir, Director-General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, says Nigeria stands the chance to reap immense economic benefits from tourism with improved infrastructure in the sector.
United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary‑General, Amina Mohammed, has stressed that incomplete development has formed a trajectory that is failing young people in Nigeria, leading to a chain of migration to seek greener pasture in Europe.

Irregular migration: Nigeria’s poor development is failing young citizens – UN deputy chief

United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary‑General, Amina Mohammed, has stressed that incomplete development has formed a trajectory that is failing young people in Nigeria, leading to a chain of migration to seek greener pasture in Europe.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

‘Boko Haram fighters’ burn down health centre in Yobe

Some suspected Boko Haram insurgents have burnt down Ngurbuwa Comprehensive Health Centre in Gujba local government council of Yobe state.

N10 billion universities’ solar power projects to combat climate change – minister

The Federal Government has awarded itself pass mark for major steps taken so far to combat climate change; particularly the N10 billon generated from issuance of Green Bond, that is generating cleaner energy for seven universities using solar power.

Tony Elumelu Foundation shortlists 5,240 Young Africans for business training

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the Tony Elumelu Foundation has announced the selection of 5,240 young African entrepreneurs to receive business training.

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.

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According to a statement issued in Abuja by the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the body warned against politicians politicizing the killings.

Catholic Bishops urge Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, on Sunday called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding last week’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos.
Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West claimed that rather than just buying his masters, he plans on buying the American global music corporation, Universal Music Group.

Kanye West says he wants to buy Universal Music Group

Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West claimed that rather than just buying his masters, he plans on buying the American global music corporation, Universal Music Group.

NMA: Soldiers force doctor to swim in muddy water for ‘violating curfew’

In enforcing the 48-hour curfew imposed by the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to stem the activities of hoodlums in the state, some soldiers on Saturday reportedly forced a medical doctor, Raphael Onyemekehia, to swim in a pool of muddy water along the Effurun-Warri Road in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
Marc Short began quarantine and was assisting in the contract tracing process, Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement.

US: Mike Pence’s chief of staff contracts virus

US Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, a spokesman said, the latest in a list of figures connected to Donald Trump’s administration to do so.
Premier League side Manchester United have reportedly joined the growing list of clubs aiming to sign Spanish international Adama Traore.

Manchester United join race to sign Spanish international

Premier League side Manchester United have reportedly joined the growing list of clubs aiming to sign Spanish international Adama Traore.