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UK Parliamentary C’mttee Lauds AfDB On COVID-19 Interventions

The UK House of Commons’ International Development Committee has commended the African Development Bank (AfDB) on its COVID-19 interventions in various countries in the continent and the UK Government’s support to the bank on its funding interventions. The report was prepared by the Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). […]

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ILO Tasks Govts On Workplace Safety, Health Systems’ Investments

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Wednesday charged governments in countries across the world to put in place sound and resilient occupational safety and health (OSH) systems through improved investments in critical infrastructure that would minimize the risks for everyone in the world of work in the event of future health emergencies. The global labour […]

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COVID-19 Protocols: FAAN Tasks Airport Users On Compliance

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday urged air travellers, drivers and other airport users, particularly those at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), Lagos, to strictly comply with laid down protocols on COVID-19 pandemic control to ensure safety of all airport users natiowide. The Authority, in a statement by its General Manager, Corporate […]

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NAFDAC Cautions Nigerians On Enhancing Foods, Drinks With Chemicals

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against adding chemicals and additives to food and drinks to enhance taste, stressing that such practices could result in severe illness and even death. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, in a statement signed by its Resident Media Consultant, Sayo […]

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Climate Change Threatens Water Access For World’s Poorest – WaterAid

WaterAid, an international not-for-profit organisation works in 28 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people, has raised an alarm over the impact of climate change on people’s water supplies globally and called for urgent actions by national government to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. Specifically, […]

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FG To Hasten Ogoniland Clean Up, Inaugurates Trust Fund Board

The Federal Government on Friday assured of its readiness to hasten Ogoniland clean up project as part of efforts to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of Ogoni people. To demonstrate its commitment to environmental remediation process in the Niger Delta region, the government also inaugurated the Second Governing Council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project and […]

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#GiveHerBetaHealth: GTBank Champions Access To Health Insurance For Women

As the 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD21) calls on people and organisations to #choosetochallenge for a better world for women, Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank) has launched an initiative, tagged #GiveHerBetaHealth, to draw attention to the need for universal essential healthcare coverage, especially for women in the informal sector. Through the initiative, the leading African […]

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CBN Commits N85.89Bn To COVID-19 Pandemic Healthcare Projects

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday disclosed that it had committed N85.89 billion to finance COVID-19 pandemic projects since the first reported case in February 2020 in the country. The apex bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this in Abuja during the Award of Grants for the CBN’s Healthcare Sector Research and Development […]

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COVID-19: British Airways Reports €7.4bn Loss In 2020

International Airlines Group, British Airways, one of the world’s biggest airlines, on Friday reported the biggest loss in its history as the COVID-19 pandemic closed borders and took huge toll on its flight revenues in 2020. The airline group, which also owns Iberia, Vueling, and Aer Lingus, reported a post-tax loss of €7.4bn loss in […]

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Chevron Unveils $300Mn Green Energy Investment Fund

Chevron, one of the world’s major hydrocarbon resources industry operators, on Thursday unveiled a $300 million fund focused on low-carbon technology, as most global oil and gas entities continue to intensify their investment drives in green energy and tackle climate change problems. Over the past few years, most major energy companies have set targets to […]