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    Nigerian education advocate explains out-of-school issues to the UK royal family

Nigerian education advocate explains out-of-school issues to the UK royal family

Gideon Olanrewaju, founder of Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi), met the members of the British royal family to discuss the challenges within the Nigerian education system, especially as it concerns out-of-school children. Olanrewaju, who was selected as one of 10 inspiring young leaders from across the world for the Deloitte One Young World summit in London, had a roundtable discussion [...]

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    ‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to  Bourdillon

‘You’ll not go without vomitting what you’ve stolen’ — Bakare sends cryptic jab to Bourdillon

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), has sent a cryptic message to Bourdillon, saying he who stole will vomit all he has stolen before he goes. Speaking during a sermon at the Latter Rain Assembly on Sunday, Bakare said the people are praising the one who stole from them, and regarding him as a generous man.The fiery [...]

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    BIGGEST EVER: Macron, Gates, US pledge $14bn to end malaria, HIV by 2030

BIGGEST EVER: Macron, Gates, US pledge $14bn to end malaria, HIV by 2030

The government of France, led by President Emmanuel Macron; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, represented by Bill Gates; the US government and other Global Fund donors have pledged $14.02 billion to end malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis by 2030.This is the biggest amount ever raised for a multilateral health organization, and the largest amount by the Global Fund.For context, this [...]

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    OBITUARY: Alagba, the ‘348-year-old’ Ogbomoso tortoise and pounded yam lover still fighting in death

OBITUARY: Alagba, the ‘348-year-old’ Ogbomoso tortoise and pounded yam lover still fighting in death

In the early 1970s, when Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka wrote his play, Death and the King's Horseman, he embalmed a portion of Yoruba culture which suggests that there is a connection between the world of the living, the world of the dead and the world of the unborn.Based on real events, Soyinka narrated how it was a norm for Elesin [...]

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    Bill Gates: Melinda and I are lucky to have Dangote as a friend

Bill Gates: Melinda and I are lucky to have Dangote as a friend

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says he and his wife are lucky to have Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, as a friend and partner in battling development issues in Africa. In a note via his blog, Gates said Dangote Foundation is the largest organization in sub-Saharan Africa tackling health and education.The world's richest man for 18 years [...]

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    Sanusi: You don’t preach to a man who wants to marry a third wife — just educate the girl child

Sanusi: You don’t preach to a man who wants to marry a third wife — just educate the girl child

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says Nigeria can achieve the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) by focusing on the education of the girl child. The emir, who was advising President Muhammadu Buhari, northern governors, and other Nigerian stakeholders on the sidelines of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) in New York, said you do not preach to a [...]

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    Nigeria cannot achieve the SDGs without jobs and security, Akin Adesina tells Buhari

Nigeria cannot achieve the SDGs without jobs and security, Akin Adesina tells Buhari

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), says without peace and security, Nigeria cannot achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDGs are development targets set by the United Nations (UN) to help create a better world by the year 2030 -- they are the successors for the millenium development goals (MDGs)Speaking at the United Nations headquarters in New [...]

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    VIDEO: I’ll try to give chunk of my wealth to charity in a few years, says Dangote

VIDEO: I’ll try to give chunk of my wealth to charity in a few years, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years. Bill Gates, the world richest man for 18 years, and his wife Melinda Gates had pledged -- as far back as 2010 -- [...]

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    Bill Gates: The most surprising thing to me about Dangote

Bill Gates: The most surprising thing to me about Dangote

Bill Gates, American billionaire and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has revealed what is most surprising to him about Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group.At the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Gates and Dangote were asked what they have found to be most surprising about each other.In his response, Gates said: "It was fun [...]

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    No point keeping fuel subsidies while fighting climate change, says New Zealand PM

No point keeping fuel subsidies while fighting climate change, says New Zealand PM

Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, says there is no point keeping fossil fuel subsidies while fighting to reverse climate change.Speaking at the Goalkeepers Summit in New York on Wednesday, Ardern said the global leaders must go beyond just gross domestic product (GDP) to driving a wellbeing agenda for the greatest number of people -- without ignoring the [...]

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    We want govt to make it mandatory for companies to fortify rice, says Dangote

We want govt to make it mandatory for companies to fortify rice, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, the president of the Dangote Group, says his company wants the government to make it mandatory for companies to fortify all rice products consumed in the country.The multibillionaire said Nigerians eat rice in the morning, afternoon and night, adding that fortifying rice with the right vitamins would help combat malnutrition.Dangote said this is part of the move [...]

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    Modi wins Global Goalkeeper Award for realising Mahatma Ghandi’s 100-year dream

Modi wins Global Goalkeeper Award for realising Mahatma Ghandi’s 100-year dream

Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, has won the Global Goalkeeper Award for realising the century-old dream of Mahatma Gandhi, regarded as the father of the nation.Modi, in less than five years, led a mission -- known as Swachh Bharat Mission -- which ensured that 600 million people stopped open defecation in one of the world's most populous country.During his [...]

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    P&ID is a scam attempting to cheat Nigeria of billions of dollars, Buhari tells UN

P&ID is a scam attempting to cheat Nigeria of billions of dollars, Buhari tells UN

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is sending a notice to criminal groups by its vigorous prosecution of the "P&ID scam attempting to cheat Nigeria".Speaking at the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday, the president said his government is facing the challenges of corruption head-on."Organised criminal networks, often acting with impunity across international borders present new challenges where only collective action [...]

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    Climate Change: We’ll mobilise Nigerian youths to plant 25 million trees, says Buhari

Climate Change: We’ll mobilise Nigerian youths to plant 25 million trees, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the government will mobilise Nigerian youths to plant 25 million trees to in order to enhance the country's carbon sink, and combat climate change. Speaking at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday, the president said the government will include youth in the climate decision-making process."I want to announce that [...]

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    Climate change: Bill Gates, world leaders commit over $1bn to support smallholder farmers

Climate change: Bill Gates, world leaders commit over $1bn to support smallholder farmers

Bill Gates, American billionaire and philanthropist, has announced new stakeholder commitment to tackling climate change, with financial pledges worth over $1 billion.Speaking at the Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday, Gates said his foundation was committing $310 million over three years to help farmers adapt in the face of climate change."Today, I am happy to announce a number [...]

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    UN appoints Dangote, Adesina to battle global malnutrition

UN appoints Dangote, Adesina to battle global malnutrition

The United Nations has appointed Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, and Akinwunmi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, as part of 27 global leaders to combat malnutrition across the world.The appointment was made by António Guterres, the secertary-general of the United Nations, as part of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement committed to fighting malnutrition in all its forms.According [...]

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