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Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio
Construction of East-West Road to Cost N...

Construction of East-West Road to Cost N1trn Says Akpabio

Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has said that the construction of the East-West road would cost N1 trillion. He restated the determination of the ministry to prioritise safety, efficiency and economic viability of the road as well as ensure return on investment. Akpabio... read more »

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race
Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Rac...

Okonjo-Iweala Makes Final Two in WTO Race

  Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made it to the final stage of the race to the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Mrs. Iweala made the final cut with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee, Bloomberg reports. Okonjo-Iweala has experience working at... read more »

Update: ECOWAS Elects New President
Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

Update: ECOWAS Elects New Chairman

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS), at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, Republic of Niger. President Addo replaces Muhamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic and becomes the 35th president... read more »

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine
Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordabl...

Osinbajo Advocates Accessible, Affordable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine should not be based on the highest bidder but rather be provided at an affordable and accessible manner. Osinbajo made the call while speaking at the virtual 2020 EURAFRICA Forum themed, “Towards a Realistic Euro-African... read more »

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Year Tenure
Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesi...

Inauguration Speech by Dr Akinwumi Adesina on His Election for a Second 5-Y...

PROTOCOLS Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Governments Excellencies former Heads of State and... read more »

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AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

AfDB Election: Adesina Re-Elected as President

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected for a second tenure. He was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s... read more »

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said the COVID-19 induced school closure has created a global education emergency occasioned by the inability of a third of children to... read more »

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN cautions

Africa, World Risk ‘Generational Catastrophe’ on Education, UN cautions

The United Nations (UN) cautions that Africa and the rest of the world could witness a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools around the world amid the COVID-19... read more »

APC extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s return

APC Extends Olive Branch to Atiku, Saraki, Others after Dogara, Gemade’s Return

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has beckoned to aggrieved bigwigs who left the party to return to its fold in the spirit of reconciliation. The ruling party extended an invitation to... read more »

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to ZLP

PDP Seeks to Avert Defection of Ondo Deputy Governor to ZLP

Pressure mounts on Jegede to adopt him as running mate for governorship poll   There is a cloud of uncertainty in Ondo State over reports that Agboola Ajayi, the state’s Deputy Governor has... read more »