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A Nigerian, Ify Bozimo, has been appointed a member of the Commission on African Affairs by the Mayor of Washington DC.

Washington DC mayor appoints Nigeria’s Ify Bozimo member of commission

A Nigerian, Ify Bozimo, has been appointed a member of the Commission on African Affairs by the Mayor of Washington DC. According to her letter of appointment signed by the Mayor, Maurie Bowser, Bozimo was...
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Donald Trump under pressure to de-escalate tensions with Iran ahead of press conference

Republican senators have reportedly called on US President Donald Trump to tone down his reactions on the Iranian missiles attacks, ahead of Trump’s press conference on Wednesday.
The main gate at Naval Air Station Pensacola is seen on Navy Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida [Handout-Patrick Nichols-US Navy-Reuters]

Florida shooting: Saudi king orders cooperation with US officials

Saudi Arabia's King Salman told US President Donald Trump on Friday he has directed his security services to cooperate with US authorities investigating the deadly shooting at a Florida military base and assured him the "perpetrator of this heinous crime" does not represent the Saudi people, Saudi officials said.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Governor Fayemi: Why restructuring is inevitable

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said a fundamental restructuring of the Nigerian federation is inevitable if the country must move forward.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged Nigerians to always hold their leaders accountable in order to strengthen the nation’s democracy.

Governor Fayemi in the US, says leaders must be held accountable

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has urged Nigerians to always hold their leaders accountable in order to strengthen the nation’s democracy.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign after the military suggested he step down and allies resigned amid a fierce backlash to a disputed election last month.

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales announces resignation

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign after the military suggested he step down and allies resigned amid a fierce backlash to a disputed election last month.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Akinwumi Adesina: I don’t believe in youth empowerment

The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has disagreed with many who believe in youth empowerment. He said that youth investment is the only key to unlock the envisioned potentials of youth.
A participant at the recent International Monetary Fund-World Bank Annual Meetings held in Washington DC, United States has been diagnosed with chickenpox.

Official: Participant at IMF/World Bank meetings diagnosed with chickenpox

A participant at the recent International Monetary Fund/World Bank Annual Meetings held in Washington DC, United States has been diagnosed with chickenpox.

Stress test: Nigerian banking sector remain strong – central bank governor

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele on Sunday said that the Nigerian banking sector is strong in spite of the fact that some banks failed its stress test.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Nigeria’s border closure hurting Benin, Niger economies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the sustained closure of the Nigerian land borders is hurting economies of Benin Republic and Niger Republic.

Central bank, IMF disagree over impact of forex restrictions on foreign direct investment inflow

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday disagreed with the position of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the impact of the foreign exchange (Forex) restrictions on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow into the country.

World Bank to invest $510 million in Lake Chad Basin

The World Bank is willing to invest $510m, in three tranches, in the Lake Chad Basin to address insecurity, desertification and humanitarian challenges, among others.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.

Central bank opposes MTN’s planned charges

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has opposed plans by MTN to charge their subscribers for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) access to banking services from Oct. 21.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

World Bank approves Nigeria’s request for $3 billion loan

The World Bank has finally approved Nigeria’s request for a $3bn loan for the expansion of the transmission and distribution networks in the power sector.

CBN: Forex restrictions not impeding FDIs

The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Sunday disagreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that foreign exchange restrictions place on some items in the official forex market was impeding the flow of foreign direct investments (FDIs) in the country.

Central bank governor defends forex restriction on 43 items

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has defended the apex bank’s policy restricting foreign exchange sales for 43 items that can be produced locally.

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Lassa fever: NMA faults Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

MURIC: Amotekun should not target any group for victimization

THE Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday advised the South-west states Governors that the new security organization code name Amotekun should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

PANDEF: Federal government should overhaul security architecture

Pan Niger Delta Forum, the South-South regional group in it’s reaction, said the Federal Government should immediately overhaul the nation’s security architecture and apparatus.
China has sent 450 military medical staff, including professionals who have experience in the fight against SARS or Ebola, to the novel coronavirus hardest-hit city of Wuhan.

China sends medics to Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises to 80

Hundreds of medics are being sent to help deal with a rising number of cases of the new coronavirus in China’s central metropolis of Wuhan, health authorities said on Monday.

Full list of no-go areas for motorcycles, tricycles in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday banned okada and tricycle riders in six Local Governments, nine Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, major highways and bridges in the state.