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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

WEF: Nigeria not in global social mobility ranking

Despite the federal government’s effort on technology, Nigeria could not be ranked among 82 countries in the Global Social Mobility Index 2020.
US financier & philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by would-be and actual dictators and beset by climate change

George Soros budgets $1 billion to fight dictators, including Donald Trump

US financier and philanthropist George Soros on Thursday pledged one billion dollars for a new university network project to battle the erosion of civil society in a world increasingly ruled by “would-be and actual dictators” and beset by climate change.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that the United States will impose painful tariffs on imports from the European Union unless the block agrees to a trade deal.

Davos: Donald Trump says ‘would have loved’ to meet Greta Thunberg

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos but added that she should not focus her anger on the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that the United States will impose painful tariffs on imports from the European Union unless the block agrees to a trade deal.

Donald Trump threatens EU with ‘very high tariffs’ if there is no trade deal

“Europe has been very, very tough to deal with,’’ Trump told U.S. broadcaster, CNBC at the World Economic Forum summit in the Swiss town of Davos, one day after meeting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen there.
The strong performance of the U.S. economy under the current administration is a model that the rest of the world should follow, U.S. President Donald Trump said at the World Economic Forum.

US president decries ‘climate prophets of doom’

United States President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.
Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses

The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesday as Democrats angrily accused Senate Republicans of seeking a “cover-up” without witnesses or new evidence.
The strong performance of the U.S. economy under the current administration is a model that the rest of the world should follow, U.S. President Donald Trump said at the World Economic Forum.

Donald Trump takes credit for ‘roaring’ US economy in Davos

The strong performance of the U.S. economy under the current administration is a model that the rest of the world should follow, U.S. President Donald Trump said at the World Economic Forum.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a session at the Congres center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

Greta Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Donald Trump

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of the world’s top business leaders, as the annual Davos forum faced up to the perils of global warming while bracing for an address from US President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump rejects impeachment charges as an affront to US constitution

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected.
China will strengthen efforts in poverty alleviation this year, aiming to lift the remaining poor counties and people under the current standard out of poverty, according to a State Council executive meeting held on Monday.

China to lift remaining poor population out of poverty

China will strengthen efforts in poverty alleviation this year, aiming to lift the remaining poor counties and people under the current standard out of poverty, according to a State Council executive meeting held on Monday.

Oxfam discloses billionaires richer than 60 percent of world’s population

Oxfam, Monday, disclosed, in a decade the world’s billionaires have doubled in and richer than 60 per cent of the world’s population.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Federal government tackles states over outrageous telecoms right of way charges

The Federal Government has frowned over the disregard of agreed Right of Way charges by some states and increased their own charges by over 1000 per cent.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump not listed as part of US delegation to World Summit in Davos

The United States has released a list of members of its presidential delegation to the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, amid speculation as to whether President Donald Trump would attend the annual event in Davos later this month.
A Tokyo court Wednesday awarded 3.3 million yen ($30,000) in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a former TV reporter of rape in one of the most high-profile cases of the #MeToo movement in Japan.

Japan journalist wins high-profile #MeToo case

A Tokyo court Wednesday awarded 3.3 million yen ($30,000) in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a former TV reporter of rape in one of the most high-profile cases of the #MeToo movement in Japan.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he will remain loyal to his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.

APC: No conspiracy, no rift in Aso Rock

The All Progressives Congress has reacted to news stories suggesting a widening rift in the Presidential Villa between President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobia: No need to apologise Nigeria – Jo’burg mayor

Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.
Clayson Monyela

South Africa: Nigeria overreacted to recent xenophobic attacks – official

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Expert: Why sustainable solution to xenophobia may be difficult

Grant Masterson, an expert in pan-African governance, says the South African government may find it difficult to find a sustainable solution to the killings in the country as long as it continues to deny the prevalence of xenophobia among its people.

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PEBEC, ICPC collaborate to prosecute corrupt public officials

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.
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Senator urges President Buhari to save APC from disintegration

Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
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Four killed in India clash ahead of Donald Trump arrival

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Teenager steals N340,000 after hiding in bank’s toilet overnight

A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.