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The Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Prof. Charles Egbu on his appointment as the Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, East London, United Kingdom.

NIDCOM congratulates Nigerian professor on his appointment as VC of UK university

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Prof. Charles Egbu on his appointment as the Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, East London, United Kingdom.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki knocks APC for linking him with Hushpuppi

A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has described as irresponsible and cheap politics, a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress, which tried to link him with a cyber-crime suspect, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF: End of coronavirus not in sight based on rising number of cases

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has warned that based on the rising number of coronavirus cases, the end of the situation was not in sight.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Trevor Manuel as special envoys

The Chairperson of the African Union, AU, President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has appointed ex-Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Mr. Tidjane Thiam and Mr. Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of AU.

Ecobank announces new appointments and changes on the board

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announces two new appointments and changes on its Board of Directors.
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 signs first private sector loan in Sudan

The African Development Bank has signed an agreement with DAL Group, one of Sudan’s largest conglomerates, for the provision of up to $75 million to improve food security and household incomes in the country. The agreement is the Bank’s first private sector loan to the East African nation.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged Nigerian youths to be actively involved in the fight against corruption in the country.

Governor Okowa urges youths to join fight against corruption

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged Nigerian youths to be actively involved in the fight against corruption in the country.

NGO promises to focus more on converting waste to wealth

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Owerri, known as Junior Chamber International (JCI), says it will focus more of its activities in 2020 on converting waste to wealth in order to create job for the youths.

What beneficiaries are getting from Ogun poultry project

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has revealed that beneficiaries of the state’s agricultural initiatives, especially in poultry business are already reaping bountiful harvests.
Zambia Minister of Tourism and Arts, Mr Ronald Chitotella, Sierra-leone Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr Memunatu Pratte, and Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed at the 11th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa in Madrid, Spain on Thursday

Lai Mohammed: Creative Industry the fastest growing sector of Nigerian economy

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Creative Industry is the fastest growing sector of the Nigerian economy in terms of business opportunities, employment generation, earnings as well as entertainment.
Qatar and FIFA published Tuesday the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with pledges on labour and LGBT rights alongside protections for activists and journalists.

Qatar, FIFA publish World Cup rights pledges

Qatar and FIFA published Tuesday the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with pledges on labour and LGBT rights alongside protections for activists and journalists.

Ex-inmate calls for reintegration of other ex-inmates

Mr Basil Udeh, an ex-inmate of Nsukka Correctional Centre, Enugu State, on Saturday advised civil society organisations to assist those released from correctional centres to reintegrate into the society.

Union: Level of deprivation in South East unbearable

The National President of the Association of South East Town Unions, ASETU, Chief Emeka Diwe, has lamented the level of deprivation in the South East, saying it is unbearable.

NIMASA boss says corruption discourages investment, growth

Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), says corruption discourages investment and growth of the country.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.

Sudan adopts law to dissolve Omar al-Bashir party, ‘dismantle’ regime

Sudan's new authorities on Thursday ordered that the party of ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir be dissolved and his regime "dismantled", heeding the call of protesters whose campaign led to the leader's overthrow.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Allen Onyema: How I made my fortune to start Air Peace

When the news broke over the weekend that Allen Onyema had been indicted in the United States for multi-million dollar fraud, a question that echoed amongst Nigerians was how he moved from relative obscurity to become one of the biggest players in Nigeria’s aviation sector in just about half a decade.

Floyd Mayweather denies he will return to ring for Manny Pacquiao rematch

He retired for the second time but returned to stop Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of their exhibition clash on New Year’s Day last year.

Billionaires’ wealth dips for the first time in ten years

The world’s richest people became a little less well off last year, according to a report by UBS and PwC, as geopolitical turmoil and volatile equity markets reduced the wealth of billionaires for the first time in a decade.

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HIV/AIDS: Commercial sex workers say no condom, no sex

As Nigerians prepare for the World AIDS Day, commercial sex workers in Sokoto say they have adopted the principle of “no condom, no sex” as part of efforts to protect themselves from contracting HIV virus.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Stakeholders advocate for synergy between education, health sector

This is coming as Stakeholders in Nigerian Education and Health sectors called on Government and other partners to provide strong political commitment and support for adolescents and young people’s access to Family Life HIV Education (FLHE) and sexual reproductive health services.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

UN: Borno farmers’ killers must be brought to justice

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres says the terrorists that perpetrated the Borno massacre on Saturday must be held accountable.
Vials with a sticker reading, COVID-19 - Coronavirus vaccine - Injection only and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Moderna to seek US, EU authorization for coronavirus vaccine on Monday

Moderna Inc will apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns, the company said.

IDFP: Nigeria’s current security architecture cannot solve insecurity issues

Religious leaders under the auspices of Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) have said that the nation’s current security architecture cannot solve the insecurity facing the country.