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COVID-19: UN sets up regional information, knowledge hub to fight virus 

     In response to the COVID-19 global crisis,  the United Nations is set to inaugurate a digital hub to house information and knowledge resources to assist crucial development system partners in fighting the pandemic in Africa. To mitigate the effects of...

Exiled Sanusi :SERAP writes United Nation, urges its intervention

  …demands compensation, release of Sanusi The continued detention and banishment of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has attracted flak from the  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and has sent an SOS to  the United Nations...

Death penalty hate speech bill: UN, UK react

  The United Nations and the United Kingdom have reacted to the death penalty clause being proposed by the Senate's Hate Speech Bill. Sponsored by Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, the bill provides for the setting up of a National Commission...

Don’t negotiate with fraudulent P&ID – Magu

  Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari told Process and Industrial Development (P&ID), the Irish engineering firm that recently won a $9.6 billion judgement against Nigeria, that it will not succeed in scamming the country of that money, the...

Buhari administration just got caught in a lie about ransom to free kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls

Let's not over-complicate this: The federal government lied about the statement denying the payment of large sums of money as ransom to terrorists to free the kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls, according to new report by the United Nations. Think that's an...

Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced his country will pull out of the UN’s “comprehensive refugee response framework”, which provides lasting solutions for refugees, including integration into host communities. “Tanzania has decided to withdraw for reasons of security and lack...

UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem

More than 100 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Trump had threatened to...
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Nigeria reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, over 385 more cases

  According to the NCDC as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nigeria now has 8,733 cases of COVID-19 with 2,501 recoveries. The...
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Continental Reinsurance firm Honours Top African Journalists at Virtual Awards Ceremony

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri A Leading Pan African Reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc, has honoured winners of its 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards at...

Alleged corruption at AfDB : I’m unperturbed, innocent, says Dr Adesina

        In spite of spirited efforts in some quarters to tarnish his reputation and prejudice the bank’s governance procedures, the President of the African Development...

COVID-19: FG to amend National Endowment for the Arts Act

  In a bid meet the demands of the creative sector and reposition it post-COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it will soon send a...

COVID-19: FG proposes shift system as it reopens schools soon

  Ahead of the re-opening of schools across the country, the Federal Government said on Thursday that it would soon announce measures for safe resumption by students. The government said...