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A Beirut judge has ordered the detention of the director of Beirut judge customs and a port director, after the massive blast which ripped through the capital city’s port.
The Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.
Police in Zimbabwe on Friday arrested internationally-acclaimed novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga as they enforced a ban on protests coinciding with the anniversary of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election.
Eighty-year-old Isobel Simons calmly narrated how she and her late husband lost their 728-hectare Zimbabwe farm two decades ago to Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reforms.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned that the potential impact of COVID -19 on food security in Africa is likely to exacerbate the already existing burden of malnutrition.
The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the Take-Home Ration kits for no fewer than 29,000 pupils in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in the Federal Capital Territory.
The federal government has requested the Department of State Services, DSS, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, as well as civil society and non-governmental organisations to help monitor contractors engaged in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, expected to started across the country beginning with Abuja, this Thursday.
The feeding programme was designed to cater for schoolchildren, but with the closure of schools nationwide to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development, Ms Sadiya Umar-Farouq, had announced that government would start feeding schoolchildren in their homes.
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, and World Food Programme, WPF, Wednesday, raised concern over feeding and future of 370 million children due to school closure caused by the Cornonavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.
The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
A first “solidarity flight” of medical supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday for distribution in Africa, the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said.
Sudan’s government will purchase 200,000 tonnes of wheat in a deal with the United Nations’ world food programme, the finance ministry said on Monday, in a bid to bolster strategic reserves amid the coronavirus pandemic.
About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.
An unprecedented 2.1 million people in the Sahel region will not have access to enough food, with the Covid-19 pandemic likely to hamper aid operations, a projection by the World Food Programme (WFP) showed.
A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber and Lyft from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Barcelona have confirmed one positive Covid-19 test, but their upcoming Champions League clash with Bayern Munich is not in doubt.
The Office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is not under investigation in the ongoing probe of National Home Grown School Feeding Programme by the House of Representatives, the House Committee on Public Accounts has said.
The Chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area, Babatunde Oke, is dead.
Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to send the former president Olusegun Obasanjo back to prison for all his alleged grievous infractions committed against Nigeria if he becomes president.
The Interfaith Mediation Centre has called for renewed commitment on the part of Nigerians in the fight against corruption in the country.
The United States of America has warned its citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria over security challenges.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced a dedicated public election result viewing portal, known as “The INEC Result Viewing (IReV)”.
The Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has reiterated the agency’s resolve to ensure women are empowered to achieve improved productivity and livelihood sustainability along the agricultural value chain.
Russian Deputy Health Minister, Oleg Grinev, says a state laboratory vaccine for the novel coronavirus is undergoing final testing phase, expected to be registered next week.