Tag "2020"

    2Baba, Pretty Mike, Mercy Aigbe… celebrities who may be at risk of coronavirus after AMVCA 2020

2Baba, Pretty Mike, Mercy Aigbe… celebrities who may be at risk of coronavirus after AMVCA 2020

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    Amina Mohammed: Poverty declining in Africa but 428m people still trapped in it

Amina Mohammed: Poverty declining in Africa but 428m people still trapped in it

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of United Nations, says poverty is declining in Africa but 428 million people are still living in it. Mohammed said this at the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in Zimbabwe on Tuesday. She said major scientific and analytical reviews show that the world is not on track to achieve the sustainable development goals [...]

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    We also need regional security outfit, Ohanaeze youth tell south-east govs

We also need regional security outfit, Ohanaeze youth tell south-east govs

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide has called on south-east governors to establish a joint security outfit to address insecurity issues in the region. Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group's president, and Okwu Nnabuike, its secretary general, made the request in a statement. On January 9, south-west governors will launch “Amotekun”, a regional security outfit. Ohanaeze youth asked the governors of Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi [...]

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    Atiku: 2019 not a good year for Nigerians

Atiku: 2019 not a good year for Nigerians

Former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar says 2019 has not been a good year for Nigerians. In a statement by his media office, Atiku said 2020 is a year for the government to do things differently and make deliberate effort to improve the wellbeing of the people. He said disobedience to the rule of law is a "bad advertisement" for the nation, adding that [...]

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    Reps ask FG to conduct national census by 2020

Reps ask FG to conduct national census by 2020

The house of representatives has asked the National Population Commission (NPC) to come up with a feasible time table for the conduct of a national census before the end of 2020. This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Ademorin Kuye (APC-Lagos) during plenary on Wednesday. The last national census was conducted in 2006. As at April, the United Nations Population [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu presents N1.16trn 2020 ‘budget of awakening’

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.16trn 2020 ‘budget of awakening’

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, presented N1.168 trillion 2020 appropriation bill to the state house of assembly on Friday. The budget presented to the assembly consists of a capital and recurrent expenditure of N723.6billion and N441.8billion respectively. The estimates tagged ‘Budget of Awakening’ is about N294 billion more than the state’s 2019 budget of N874 billion. “The proposed budget size for the year [...]

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    Dalung says era of late preparation for Olympics gone

Dalung says era of late preparation for Olympics gone

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says the era the era of late preparation for Olympics is over. Dalung, said this when he met with the sports journalists at the weekend in Lagos “I am determined to ensure that we start early preparation for Tokyo 2020 by now’’, he said. In pursuance of this objective, he said programmes for athletes’ discovery and [...]

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