Thursday, April 22, 2021


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IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

EU supports UN with €1.2m for Covid-19 response in Nigeria

The United Nations, UN, on Tuesday announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response activities for COVID-19 in Nigeria.

CCB introduces online asset declaration system

The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, on Wednesday, introduced its Online Assets Declaration System, OADS, for public servants.

Supporters of Julian Assange gathered Monday outside a high-security London courthouse, where a judge is set to begin hearing a U.S. extradition case against the WikiLeaks founder.

UNICEF takes open defecation, sanitation campaign to Plateau, sensitizes over 208 communities

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, said it had sensitised no fewer than 208 communities in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau on sanitation and open defecation.

Trade union chief urges Germany to prepare for EU presidency

The head of the German Trade Union Confederation, Reiner Hoffmann, has urged Berlin to prepare now in order to make Germany’s presidency of the European Union a success, warning that the bloc is not in good shape.

Again, 173 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Tuesday received 173 Nigerians returnees from Libya, where they had been stranded.

EU offers Nigeria €150m Euro assistance to fight climate change

The European Union, EU, says it will support Nigeria with 150 million euro to enable it to tackle challenges of climate change.

NIMC set to register 50m Nigerians every year

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, is set to issue identity numbers to as many as 50 million Nigerians every year, in a bid to create a harmonized database of population.

Cancer treatment funding to be included in Kebbi’s 2020 budget – Bagudu  

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has pledged to make provision in the 2020 budget to tackle cancer diseases and increase more awareness on preventive measures against the scourge in the state.

62million Nigerians lack potable water, says EU

The European Union, EU, on Wednesday said that 62 million Nigerians were currently living without access to clean water.

2019 elections: Foreign observers’ reports aimed to discredit Buhari – APC chieftain

Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described recent reports on the 2019 general elections by some international institutions as efforts to discredit the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Nigeria’s electricity transmission performing below capacity, losing N1.3bn daily – European Union

The European Union says Nigeria’s electricity network is operating between 4,500 and 5,500mw, a development that forces the sector to be losing an average of N1.3 billion daily.

157 prison inmates embrace formal education in Nigeria – NPS 

The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, says no fewer than 157 prison inmates across the country have embraced formal education.

25,100 people died of road accidents on EU roads in 2018—EU

The European Commission (EU) on Thursday, said about 25,100 people died on EU roads in 2018, 1 per cent down from the previous year. The...

Kano rerun: Investigate alleged cases of political thuggery, Amnesty Int’l urges Nigerian govt

Amnesty International has urged Federal Government to investigate alleged cases of political thuggery and violence on journalists and electorate during the supplementary election conducted in Kano State.

EU pledges $2.27bn in aid for Syrians in 2019

The European Union (EU) is dedicating 2.27 billion dollars in aid to the Syrian crisis this year, including 1.5 billion euros pledged for refugees...

EU lawmakers express concern over Chinese 5G telecoms equipment

The European Parliament expressed “deep concern” about the risks involved with using Chinese technology in the development of high-speed 5G mobile networks in Europe,...

Khashoggi: UN rights forum teams up against Saudi Arabia

At least 36 countries, including all 28 EU members, have signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights...

Macron proposes EU reforms, warns against nationalists ahead of May elections

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has proposed reforms of the European Union (EU) and warned against nationalist parties ahead of the European Parliament elections in...

EU agrees to link visa policy to cooperation on migrants return

EU negotiators on Wednesday agreed to new visa-processing rules under which countries that refuse to take back migrants living illegally in the European Union...

EU agrees to reduce polluting carbon dioxide emmissions for trucks, buses

EU negotiators agreed on Tuesday to reduce polluting carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks and buses by 30 per cent by 2030, compared to...

Britain will not take part in EU parliament elections

Britain will not take part in the elections to the European Parliament in May because it will leave the EU on March 29th, Junior...

EU gives Zambia grant to implement trade-related programmes

The European Union (EU) has given Zambia a grant of about 800,000 Euros to help the nation implement trade-related programmes in gold mining and...

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