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Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau National Day celebration on Thursday

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, September 24. President Buhari is expected to join the Heads of State and Government of Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Rwanda, Mauritania, Togo and Liberia to mark the 47th independence anniversary…

COVID-19: I was criticised by political opponents for acting fast ―...

…Says Taraba Is Prepared For Next Phase of Campaign Against COVID-19 By Femi Bolaji Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku has said he was subjected to criticism, especially from political opponents for taking proactive steps against COVID-19 before the state recorded any case. Ishaku who spoke in Jalingo, the state capital while receiving report from the…

With climate crisis top public concern, UN’s ActNow campaign steps up...

Press release New York, 23 September 2020 – In light of worsening climate impacts around the world and strong public concern about the climate crisis, the United Nations is stepping up engagement of its global audiences, calling on everyone everywhere to turn the recovery from COVID-19 into an opportunity to do things right for the…

ELECTIONS: Stop seeking endorsement from Bishops, Imams ― Kukah blasts politicians

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja The Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah has lampooned politicians who run to religious leaders for endorsements before elections. Kukah, who spoke on Tuesday during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, said Nigeria was yet to practice true democracy. He stressed that politicians ought to engage the people…

Electricity tariff, fuel price hike: NLC NEC endorses Sept.28 strike, mass...

…Directs state’s councils to intensify mobilization of workers, other Nigerians …As TUC extends strike notice to tally with NLC’s deadline By Victor Ahiuma-Young Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE highest decision making organ of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, besides its national delegates’ conference; National Executive Council, NEC,  Today, endorsed and  ratified the decision of Congress’ Central Working…

Insecurity: FCTA begins demolition of 2,400 Shanties on Railway Corridor

FCTA begins demolition of 2,400 Shanties on Railway Corridor By Omeiza Ajayi Weeks after a train on a test-run was reportedly attacked with stones close to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has commenced the demolition of about 2, 400 shanties in Kukwuaba- Wuye District along the railway corridor leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe…

Global solution to COVID-19 in sight, ‘we sink or we swim...

Roughly 64 per cent of the global population lives in a nation that has either committed to, or is eligible to join, the coronavirus Vaccines Global Access Facility, or COVAX, which enables participating Governments to spread the risk and costs of vaccine development and provide their populations with early access to vaccines.  Working together through…

Civil servants in Cross River protest removal of names from payroll

Some civil servants whose names were removed from the payroll of the Cross River Government on Monday in Calabar picketed the state secretariat complex, demanding reinstatement. The protesters carried placards with various inscription such as “Ayade pay us our salaries, “No Trade Union in Cross River”, “We will protest until we are reinstated”, among others.…

One million people share hopes and fears for future with the...

UNDP AfghanistanA health centre in Afghanistan is using renewable energy reducing the reliance on fossil fuels which are contributing to climate change. 3) Climate action The apparent inability of humankind to slow down the warming of the planet, prevent irreversible climate change and the resulting destruction of the natural environment is the overwhelming medium- and…

LIVE: UN ‘only as strong as its members’ Guterres tells UN75...

11:25 This being the General Assembly, there was a resolution to be adopted, the "Declaration of the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations", to be precise, which recommits to protecting the planet, promoting peace, and ensuring gender equality. During his opening remarks, Volkan Bozkir, the new President of the GA, evoked the…

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