Sunday, 3rd December 2023


1 day ago
The United Nations called Saturday for nations to rescue hundreds of Rohingya it said were trapped onboard two unseaworthy vessels adrift in the Andaman Sea.
2 days ago
The UN's top court Friday ordered Venezuela not to take any action to upset the status quo with Guyana, two days before a potentially explosive referendum over a disputed oil-rich territory. Without expressly mentioning the vote planned for December 3, the International Court of Justice said Venezuela "shall refrain from taking any action which would…
28 Nov
The United States is sending three military aircraft to Egypt from Tuesday to bring vital humanitarian aid for Gaza during a truce between Israel and Hamas, senior US officials said.
25 Nov
The Federal Government has called for full implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in all states of the federation to curb cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
24 Nov
Save the Children International (SCI) has revealed that globally, about 17.6 million children would be born into hunger in 2023.
6 Nov
The food and agriculture system adds at least $10 trillion in "hidden costs" to the global economy every year due to unhealthy diets, emissions and undernourishment, a UN agency said on Monday. The Food and Agriculture Organization said it conducted an analysis in 154 countries to determine the "true" cost of the agrifood system. The…
28 Oct
Nearly 29,000 people have been displaced in Lebanon amid deadly exchanges between Iran-backed Hezbollah fighters and the Israeli army, a United Nations agency said Friday. A total of 28,965 people have been displaced, mainly in the country's south, the International Organization for Migration said in an update, adding that the figure had risen by 37…
6 Oct
The recent military coup in Niger and later Gabon has not only undermined democratic governance but also threatened to reverse the scanty gains of intra-continental trade under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement...
27 Sep
The United Kingdom's Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, has said being gay or a woman with fear that they could be discriminated against in their country of origin is not enough reason to seek asylum in the UK or any Western country.
26 Sep
The UN stressed on Tuesday it was opposed to most dress codes for women after France barred its Olympic athletes from wearing the Muslim hijab during the 2024 Paris Games.
23 Sep
The United Nations Women Regional Director for UN Women Central and West Africa, Maxime Hounato, said that gender inequality is crippling the nation economy. He noted that according to the gender-based violence records, violence against women is 90%, while others are 10% Hounato disclosed this in Abuja, at the press briefing, on his visit to…
17 Sep
In an inspiring display of dedication and resilience, Nigerians worldwide have once again showcased their unwavering commitment to meaningful causes. The spotlight fell on Tech Herfrica, a social impact organization with its roots in Nigeria, during a momentous event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 16, 2023. Tech Herfrica, a trailblazing…


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Captains of industry and prospective investors from South-East extraction have expressed readiness to key into the investment and economic growth plans of Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State. They expressed satisfaction with the administration’s effort at rallying local domestic business leaders and de-risking the state’s business environment, stressing that investments go to where the risks…
40 mins ago
Over 200 bags of grains diverted, rebagged SSA to Governor, one other in police net The Cabinet office, under the supervision of Secretary to Kano State Government is under investigation over palliative scandal involving officials in the cabinet. The probe follows the uncovering of about 200 bags of grains believed to have been hijacked and…
1 hour ago
An indigenous construction company, Sermatech Nigeria Limited, and the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) have lambasted a group under the aegis of Cross River South Consultative Forum for misinforming the public over the ongoing dualisation of a portion of the Odukpani-Itu highway being handled by different firms in the sector. The group had on November…
3 hours ago
As the Christmas season, also known as Yuletide season approaches, anticipation fills the air, and festive decorations adorn homes and streets alike. For many, this is a time of joy, celebration and cherished traditions. However, not everyone eagerly awaits the arrival of the holiday season with the same enthusiasm. While some individuals eagerly count down…
3 hours ago
In today's fast-paced world, where schedules are often packed with work commitments, meetings and deadlines, finding time to unwind is essential for maintaining a healthy balance. Engaging in activities that promote relaxation and rejuvenation is crucial to combat stress and improve overall well-being. Here are some activities that can help individuals with busy schedules unwind:…
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The management of Golden Sugar Company, Sunti Division, at the weekend reiterated its commitment to the development of its host community through a well-defined funding programme to avail residents of technical expertise and opportunities in line with global best practices. General Manager of the Golden Sugar Company, Mr. Anlo Du Pisani, made the promise during…
4 hours ago
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has approved amnesty on penalties and interests for outstanding tax liabilities.
4 hours ago
Candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats in Saturday’s council elections in Ekiti.
4 hours ago
Founder and Executive Director of Project Enable Africa, Olusola Owonikoko, has tasked stakeholders on unified efforts towards implementation of the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Prohibition Act. He made the call during the 5th Disability Inclusion and Leadership (DIAL) Awards and dialogue, at the weekend in Abuja. He pointed that it took Nigeria 18 years to…
4 hours ago
The Hamas-run health ministry on Sunday said 15,523 people had died in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war with Israel.