EXIT FROM RECESSION: Nigerians not feeling impact due to growing population— FG

The Federal Government has said the reason why many Nigerians are not feeling the impact of the country’s exit from recession was due to its high population growth rate. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, made this known at a press briefing ahead of the 24th edition of the Nigerian […]

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UN General Assembly begins 73rd session in New York

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President, Ms María Fernanda Espinosa, pledging to use her tenure to bring the world body closer to the people. Espinosa, in her inaugural keynote address to the 73rd session of the 193-member General Assembly, also pledged to use her tenure to strengthen […]

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Tomatoes seller hides our guns under basket in the market – Robber

By Ifeanyi Okolie A 31-year-old member of a notorious robbery gang, Olatunde Adetunji, arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has said their armourer normally covered their bag of guns with baskets and sacks, where she sells tomatoes and pepper in the market. Photos: guns The […]

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Three infants die every two minutes in India, says UN report

Three infants die every two minutes on an average in India due to lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services, according to a report by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME). About 8,02,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, […]

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Jose Mourinho wants no excuses on plastic pitch against Young Boys

Bern: Jose Mourinho says Manchester United must not be left making excuses when they begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday on a synthetic surface against Young Boys in Bern. The Old Trafford club have been drawn in a tricky group along with Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Juventus and Valencia, which makes starting out with a positive […]

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Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050 – Report

More than 40 percent of extremely poor people in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed. Poor nutrition, high maternal and infant mortality are major contributors to relatively low average life expectancy in Nigeria In the 2018 goalkeepers report released, […]

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Bill Gates thanks UAE for role in the fight to end world poverty

The philanthropist Bill Gates has thanked the UAE for its support in working to eliminate deadly diseases and reduce world poverty. Mr Gates was speaking on the eve of the launch of the 2018 Goalkeepers Report, produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and which measures progress towards goals for sustainable development […]

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2019: Ensure political cases are determined on merit, CJN warns judges

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday, implored judges across the federation to ensure that political cases are determined on merit. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, He said National Judicial Council, NJC, would not hesitate to sanction any judge found to have engaged in any […]

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The war on global poverty ‘hangs in the balance’

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PDP presidential ticket: Rivers’ll collectively decide aspirant to support – Wike

Wike stated he would have nothing to do with godfather politics, and pointed out that when he leaves office, the people will collectively choose his successor. Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the entire leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, would decide on the PDP […]

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