Friday, February 22, 2019

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    ICC: Not enough high-level Boko Haram commanders on trial in Nigeria

ICC: Not enough high-level Boko Haram commanders on trial in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says despite the trials of Boko Haram suspects by the Nigerian government, there are limited number of cases against high-level Boko Haram commanders in NigeriaThis was revealed in the annual report of ICC activities for 2018 presented by Fatou Bensouda, lead prosecutor of the ICC, at The Hague, Netherlands.According to the report, the development seems [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Super Sand Eagles lose first game of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Four-time champions Senegal defeated Nigeria 2-0 on penalties following a 4-4 stalemate after regulation and extra time.The first game of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) took place in Egypt on Saturday.Nigeria, two-time champions, took the fight to the Senegalese but the West African team refused to bow to the firepower of the Supersand Eagles.Emeka Ogbonna was among the [...]

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    We are examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria, says ICC

We are examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria, says ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it is examining the farmers-herders crisis in Nigeria.Fatou Bensouda, lead prosecutor of the ICC, disclosed this at The Hague, Netherlands, while presenting the annual report of ICC activities for 2018, on Wednesday.She said the ICC is examining available information to determine whether there is a reasonable basis to believe that the crimes allegedly committed fall [...]

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    Nigeria has contributed $710m to ECOWAS — more than 13 countries put together

Nigeria has contributed $710m to ECOWAS — more than 13 countries put together

Nigeria has contributed more money to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) than 13 other member states, in the last 12 years.This is according to a report released by the regional body.Quoting the report, NAN said statistics on payment of the community levy showed that between 2003 and 2015, Nigeria paid $710, 497,352, equivalent to 480, 355,205 West [...]

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    2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

The  Niger Delta Ambassadors for Change (NDAC) has disowned Peter Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta, on plans by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government to rig the 2019 polls.The group rejected his position even as it distanced the Niger Delta region from the claim.In a statement, Lucky Spiff, national president of the group, said Orubebe was quoted by several publications as [...]

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    South Africa exits recession in just three months

South Africa exits recession in just three months

South Africa, the second biggest economy, has exited one of the shortest recessions on the continent, ahead of the 2019 election.In September, it was reported that the economy fell into a technical recession, after recording two consecutive quarters of negative growth.According to the South African office of statistics, the economy grew by 2.2 percent in the third quarter of 2018.This is [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili: Everyone, including LGBTs, will be treated equally when I’m president

Oby Ezekwesili: Everyone, including LGBTs, will be treated equally when I’m president

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says everyone, including members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be treated equally when she becomes president.Speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, best known as Chatham House, in the UK on Monday, Ezekwesili said, when it comes to public policy, everyone [...]

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    Nigeria will need to invest in family planning to reap demographic dividend

Nigeria will need to invest in family planning to reap demographic dividend

BY RIDWAN SORUNKEWith a grossly underfunded health budget and a fast-growing population, Nigeria must prioritize investment in family planning to reap huge economic returns and better health outcomes. In its 2017 projection, the United Nations predicted that Nigeria will have one of the largest populations in the world by 2050. But if its GDP growth rate continues to remain below [...]

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    Emefiele: Anchors borrowers’ prog has created 2.5m jobs

Emefiele: Anchors borrowers’ prog has created 2.5m jobs

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the bank's Anchor Borrowers' Programme (ABP) has created 2.5 million jobs across the country.ABP is an agricultural programme which was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015, and "intended to create a linkage between anchor companies involved in the processing and smallholder farmers (SHFs) of the required key [...]

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    CBN may add more to the 41 items not eligible for forex

CBN may add more to the 41 items not eligible for forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may increase the number of items not eligible for forex from 41 items to include many others products being produced in Nigeria.Godwin Emefiele made this revelation at the weekend while addressing the 53rd Annual Bankers Dinner in Lagos.He said the bank, based on internal research, has received a recommendation to do so, following a [...]

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    Reduce military spending to cater to 3.1m Nigerians living with HIV, int’l NGOs tell FG

Reduce military spending to cater to 3.1m Nigerians living with HIV, int’l NGOs tell FG

Two international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have called on the federal government to reduce military spendings to cater to 3.1 million Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS.The NGOs -- Advocates for HIV Prevention in Africa, and Accountability International -- said the amount of money spent on the purchase of Tucano fighter jets is enough to take care of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for 1.5 million Nigerians for [...]

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    PDP to kick off 2019 campaign in Sokoto, asks Nigerians to reject APC

PDP to kick off 2019 campaign in Sokoto, asks Nigerians to reject APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that its campaign for 2019 elections will kick off in Sokoto state on Monday.Senate President Bukola Saraki, director-general of the party's campaign council, said this at the inaugural press briefing of the council.The PDP inaugurated the council, made up of 153 members, on Thursday.Saraki raised 10 questions, saying if Nigerians cannot give positive answers [...]

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    ‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

‘Nigeria must be declared a nation at war’ — Okorocha speaks on killing of soldiers

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Nigeria should be declared as a nation at war over the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.Daily Trust quoted the governor to have said this when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna, paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Imo state [...]

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    Nigeria to overtake India as world capital for under-five deaths, says World Bank

Nigeria to overtake India as world capital for under-five deaths, says World Bank

World Bank says Nigeria will take over India as the world capital for deaths of children under the age of five by 2021.In its bi-annual economic update on Nigeria seen by TheCable, the Bretton Woods institution, said Nigeria records the highest number of child malaria deaths anywhere in the world.The bank added that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school [...]

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    Nigeria rises on world prosperity index — first time ever

Nigeria rises on world prosperity index — first time ever

Nigeria recorded a leap on the 2018 Legatum Prosperity Index (LPI) of most prosperous countries in the world.At 129, the most populous black nation moved up by three points from its 132nd position in 2017. Since the inception of the index in 2006, this is the first time that Nigeria would move up.The LPI is an annual ranking developed by the [...]

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    Why Nigeria will NOT defeat Boko Haram in 20 years

Why Nigeria will NOT defeat Boko Haram in 20 years

This is a personal journey: Before I left for the United Kingdom in September 2017, I promised myself that my master's degree was not going to be just another one. I said to myself that this one will be one that equips me to help Nigeria in her walk and work towards development.In my written goal for the programme, I [...]

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