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ARC, UNCCD Sign Pact On Funding Tools To Tackle Africa’s Drought Crisis

The Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have announced plans to work together to support the development of financial tools to help Africa adapt to and become resilient to future drought and other extreme weather conditions. The partnership was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding […]

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Again, IMF Revises World Economy Outlook Down To 3%

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded further its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis primarily because of widening global conflicts. The Breton Woods institution hinges its latest forecast on the raging U.S-China trade wars as well as other threats in the […]

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Gates Foundation Identifies Inequality As Threat To SDGs’ Attainment

……says about 500m people still lack access to basic health, education The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday launched its 3rd Annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which reflected that while progress on health and development continues unabated, global inequality remains a major barrier to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goalkeepers Data Report is […]

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Tecno Mobile Launches Youth-Friendly CAMON 12 Air Smartphone

Tecno Mobile, a global leading mobile phone company, has launched new smartphones Camon 12 Air with upgraded camera to unlock a new image era of innovative shooting performances. Described as one of the most remarkable camera devices, the latest smartphone from the  company’s stable, is coming with the initiative Dot-in Display and 16MP+2MP+5MP AI Max […]

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IMF Forecasts 2.5% Growth For Nigeria In 2020

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that Nigeria’s economy would grow at the rate of 2.5 percent by 2020, up from the 2.1 percent forecast for 2019. The Breton Woods institution in a new World Economic Outlook (WEO) release issued at its ongoing joint annual spring meetings with the World Bank, in Washington […]

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Justice Onnoghen Quits To Avert Forced Retirement

The embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, who over the past three months had been facing corruption charges,  resigned his appointment with immediate effect on Friday. Onnoghen, who has been in the ‘eyes of the anti-corruption storm’ over the past months reportedly turned in his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari late […]

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Boeing Announces Fixes For ‘Troubled’ 737 Max 8 Aircraft

Boeing has issued changes to control systems linked to two fatal crashes of its 737 Max planes in the past five months. However, the U.S aircraft manufacturing company did not give go ahead to operators to resume flight with the aircraft which were grounded by many countries’ aviation authorities following  the fatal crashes. A news […]

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NIMC Commences Diaspora Enrolment in South Africa

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Friday stated that it was set to begin the enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in South Africa into the National Identity Database (NIDB) for the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN). Specifically, it hinted that the South Africa NIN enrolment exercise scheduled to hold at 205 […]

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Guinness, WaterAid Partner On Kebbi State ‘Water of Life’ Project

Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo, has entered into strategic partnership with WaterAid with the ultimate goal of ensuring sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene, while helping people take action to improve their health and well-being. The partnership has the Guinness Nigeria ‘Water of Life’ programme and WaterAid Nigeria working with the Kebbi […]

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Nigeria Ranks 33rd In Africa’s Governance Index

Nigeria was reported to have scored 47.9 in overall governance, ranking 33rd out of 54 African countries covered in the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance. Published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the 2018 Index of African Governance was launched during a live event on Monday. According to the report, though Nigeria improved in ranking […]