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World Bank Provides $1bn for Indonesia’s post-disaster recovery, preparedness

The World Bank has announced funding of up to $1 billion for the Government of Indonesia to supplement relief and reconstruction efforts in the disaster-affected areas of Lombok and Sulawesi, and to bolster long-term resilience. The funding will be available...

Trump says oil prices too high, blames OPEC

US president Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that the U.S. may reconsider military support for countries in the Middle East if members of OPEC don't bring down oil prices. "We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be...

Former SGF Babachir Made Almost Half A Billion Naira Last Year Working on His Farm

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has revealed that he made close to a billion Naira last year from his farm. “I was earning N930,000 monthly as the SGF, now that I have returned...

Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun resigns amid forgery allegations

Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun resigns amid forgery allegations Details later.

Businessman Femi Otedola joins race for Lagos governor

Multi-billionaire business man Femi Otedola is joining the race for Lagos state governor. “Breaking news: Lagos 2019 promises to be interesting. PDP offers Femi Otedola governorship ticket. He’s accepted and personally confirmed to The Boss newspaper, Dele Momodu said on...

Serena Williams reaches 9th U.S. Open final, will face Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams will play for her record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title after advancing to the U.S. Open final with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Anastasija Sevastova. Williams, seeded 17th, will play No. 20 Naomi Osaka on Saturday. A year after...

Burt Reynolds Is Dead At 82

Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights” and for an active off-screen life which included relationships with Loni Anderson, Sally Field and Dinah Shore, has died at age...

Amma Asante, Komla Dumor, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and others set Record among Most Watched Ghanaians on Ted Talk

As one of the biggest platforms in the world, from 1984 TEDx has provided an unquestionable platform for people to share ideas on varying topics relating to Technology, Entertainment and Design amongst others. Across the world, Ghanaians blazing diverse trails...

British Prime Minister Theresa May to Visit Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya

The British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead an ambitious trip to Africa this week on her first visit to the continent as Prime Minister. May will visit Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria coming at a time of enormous change...

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill – Family

The family of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has confirmed that the singer is  “gravely ill.” Roger Friedman was first to break the news, saying that the 76-year-old soul legend is “surrounded by “family and people close to her” in...
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Africa has world’s highest burden of diseases, say experts

    …foreign drugs may not work for Africans   …clinical trials needed to develop current and future innovative inventions for prevention and...
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Royal father confirms he was viciously assaulted by ‘nuisance’ Oluwo of Iwo

  The Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Oba Sikirulahi Akinropo, has confirmed that he was viciously attacked inside the office of the AIG, Bashir Makama, by Oluwo of...

Clinical research in Nigeria: Experts decry dearth of infrastructure, data, funding

  The Director, Project Management and Business Development (Africa), Clinique Research Development Ltd, Ms Mutiah Ipaye-Macaulay, says Nigeria still lag behind in clinical research globally...

Army Corporal ln Trouble For Brutalizing Abuja Disco Female Staff Over Disconnection 

   ....unions threaten service withdrawal over assault, others An Army Corporal, Ibrahim Auta NA07NA2672 of the 266, Light Battalion, Abuja has reportedly pounced on a female...

SERAP gives FG 7 days to disclose spending of recovered Abacha loot since 1999

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government to “disclose within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of our...