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Sanwo-Olu, Dangote, Elumelu, 6 others honored for fight against COVID-19

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. By Sola Ogundipe The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Africa’s wealthiest man and Chairman of Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, and the Chairman of UBA Group /Founder, Heirs Holding, Mr. Tony Elumelu, are three of the nine Nigerians among 40 individuals listed on the Neusroom 100, a global…

Ize-Iyamu, Oshiomhole  unstoppable in Edo — Patrick Obahiagbon 

Obahiagbon By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South   FORMER Member, House of Representatives and Vice Chairman, National Campaign Council, All Progressives Congress, APC, for the September 19 Governorship Elections in Edo State, Hon Patrick Obahiagbon, aka Igodomigodo, has described the political  union of All Progressives Congress, APC, Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and former National Chairman of…

Prince Ned, Princess Regina – A Marriage Of Two Stars

The arrival of a son for Prince Ned Nwoko and Princess Regina Nwoko a while ago signalled the high point of the marriage of two stars. This most celebrated marriage in Africa has taken the media by storm and redefined African love in a way that is both positive and esoteric. Ned Nwoko is an…

Rising global temperature shows ‘enormous challenge’ of meeting climate goal

The prediction is among the findings in the UN agency’s latest Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update, released on Thursday in Geneva, which also shows that temperature could exceed 1.5°C in at least one year between now and 2024. The Earth’s average temperature has already risen beyond 1°C above the pre-industrial period, which spans 1850-1900,…

Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on...

“If we wait for famine to be declared, it will already be too late as people will already be dying”, it said in a statement. The UN agency has already had to limit distributions in the north of the country and fears that it may not be able to prevent people from starving, as it…

Global Acceleration Framework to speed up water and sanitation access for...

The Global Acceleration Framework for SDG 6 addresses an issue which cuts across many areas of the UN’s work. Developed by more than 30 UN entities and 40 international organizations, it outlines more efficient and coordinated support to countries to ensure global availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. “I am proud…

LASG empowers 300 victims of Abule-Egba pipeline explosion

Director-General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu while appreciating the skill samples produced by the Ebule-Egba pipeline explosion victims on Wednesday in Lagos. The Lagos State Government has empowered over 300 victims of the Abule-Egba pipeline explosion with vocational training for them to be self-employed. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),…

Reggae classic ‘One Love’ re-issued to help children upended by COVID...

The fundraising initiative comes as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that an additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes in the next six months. We’re thrilled to announce that the Marley family will reimagine Bob Marley’s classic #OneLoveOneHeart in aid of UNICEF’s COVID-19 response. Help double the love. Thanks to the…

UN chief highlights need for decent jobs to fuel COVID-19 recovery

The Global Summit is part of a five-day virtual event organized this month by the International Labour Organization (ILO), to examine issues that include countering the economic and social impact of the crisis. In a video message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told leaders that they are essential to global efforts to “build back better” after…

Identify and address ‘real needs’ to recover from COVID-19, UN rights...

“One of the main reasons implementation of the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] continues to lag behind is that policies and programmes fail to identify and address people’s real needs”, Saad Alfarargi, Special Rapporteur on the right to development, said at the second day of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).  “If efforts to…

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