Violence Against Children Costs Nigeria $6.1b –Report

Bayo Akinloye Today, the high economic cost of violence against children in Nigeria was revealed in an unprecedented report, launched jointly by UNICEF and the Federal Government, under the leadership of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. According to the report, the economic impact […]

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Be Professional, Security Conscious While Monitoring Elections – Arogundade Tasks Journalists

Director of the International Press Centre (IPC), Mr. Lanre Arogundade has enjoined journalists to be security conscious and embrace professionalism as they cover the 2019 general elections. Arogundade gave the advice at a media round-table and presentation of report of monitoring of print and online newspapers’ reporting of the 2019 electoral process. “My appeal is […]

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Justice Onnoghen Is Like Thief Arrested On Christmas Day–Garba Sheuh

Tayo Olanipekun The suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) few days before the 2019 general elections is like the arrest of a thief on Christmas or Salah Day, the Presidency has said. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Sheu, by means of an analogy, […]

2019 Elections: U.S.,U.K. To Deny Troublemakers Visas

Tayo Olanipekun The United States of America and the United Kingdom have said anybody found responsible for causing violence during and after the 2019 general elections will face visa restrictions. The two countries in a joint statement issued on Thursday in Abuja said the same measures may also be extended to family members of the […]

Osun Election:EU, U.K., U.S. Call For Calm During Re-run

Tayo Olanipekun The Missions of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the United States (U.S.) to Nigeria have urged electorates in the upcoming re-run of the governorship election in Osun State to remain peaceful during the exercise. In a joint statement issued by the three Missions on Tuesday through the U.S. Embassy […]

Nigeria moves to end malnutrition through food fortification

Nigeria has moved closer to ending the chronic issues of malnutrition especially in children as the Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah launched the Strengthening African Processors of Fortified Foods project in Lagos. The $10m four-year project is sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and is designed to support local food […]

EU Withdraws Financial Support for Nigeria, Says Country Not Poor

The European Union (EU) has withdrawn financial support for Nigeria, saying the country has enough resources to meet her developmental needs. The Head of EU delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Michel Arrion, gave the charge thursday at an annual distinguished lecture organised by IBB Golf Club in collaboration with Foundation for Global Impact and […]

FG, EU sign €70m health deal

The Federal Government has signed a €70m grant agreement with the European Union to improve access to effective health care and nutrition in five states and push for polio eradication programmes. Speaking at the signing ceremony on Thursday in Abuja, Mr Michael Arrion, Head, EU Delegation to Nigeria, said EU considers support to the health […]

European Union pledges $20m aid for NE, SS

As the war against insurgency in the North Eastern Nigeria subsides, the European Union (EU) has pledged 20 million dollars to support the Nigeria’s Federal Government to rebuild mainly markets and warehouses in the North-East and Niger Delta regions. According to a monitored news from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the EU Ambassador to […]