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Right virtues make countries terrific– Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday highlighted some key principles required by a nation to achieve development and ultimately greatness. Prof. Osinbajo These, according to him, include righteousness, service, and diligence, hard work, planning, and time consciousness. Osinbajo stated this at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Region 5, “Great Minds Summit 2019” at…

MANIPULATED CRUDE EARNINGS SHARING: How Nigeria lost over $62 billion

Why bill was taken to Buhari in UK for assentHistory was made in the petroleum sector of Nigeria’s economy on Monday, October 4, 2019, when President Muhammadu Buhari in faraway London, United Kingdom, assented to the amended Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act. Following the development, what has the country lost, stands…

Do not take us for approved, Benins alert Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole A socio-cultural group, the Benin Solidary Movement, has warned the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, not to take the Benins for granted with his ongoing face-off with the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki. The group in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, insisted that…

Kogi surveys: Ballot starts with enormous turnout

Voting has commenced in the Kogi Governorship and National Assembly election in the western senatorial district of the state, reports have it. INEC officials arrived as early as 7 a.m. at various polling units visited by our correspondent in Mopamuro, while accreditation and voting commenced at exactly 8 a.m. The polling units visited by NAN…

New UN forestry job quotes to assist nations satisfy environment modification...

Under the scheme, announced on Monday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 26 nations will soon be able to provide improved data on forest and land use – a key pledge of all State signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement. Accurate monitoring of forest and land use is essential if countries are to track…

Over 1 million health assessments supplied in Yemen in 2019: UN...

Yemen’s public sector has been pushed to “a breaking point”, as the country enters its fifth year of conflict, prompting the closure of half of the country’s health facilities. As of 11 September, 1,095,072 health consultations were provided by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of its emergency lifesaving services and support to…

UN firm sounds alarm: Diminishing agrobiodiversity ‘serious danger’ to food security

The Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers Varieties, spotlights the need for food systems to be sustainable, but the lack of variety and increasing uniformity of crops may render them unsuitable for the changing conditions under which they grow. “It is worrisome that humans rely on only three crops - maize,…

Thursday’s Daily Quick: Envoy heads for Bolivia, ICC on Myanmar, self-respect...

Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president, Evo Morales.  “The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the developments in Bolivia”, his Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters in New York. “He reiterates…

UN mosquito sanitation innovation set for international screening, in fight versus...

Using a process known as Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) – developed decades ago to target crop-eating insects in the United States – UN researchers have spent the last 10 years adapting it to mosquitoes. Working with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) tropical diseases programme,  they have now drawn up guidelines for nations wanting to tackle…

Absolutely no brand-new validated cholera cases in Haiti for 9 months:...

That’s according to UN Special Envoy Josette Sheeran, writing in an op-ed published in The Miami Herald  last week, who reported that there have been no laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera in the entire country for the past nine months. She said the “momentous achievement” was the result of an innovative strategic partnership between the Government,…

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