WTO: Okonjo-Iweala prioritises fixing dispute settlement system if elected

Nigeria’s candidate for the top job of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said fixing the Geneva-based body’s dispute settlement system would be one of her priorities if elected as the new chief of the WTO. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, who is competing with seven other nominees for the position of ...

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John Hume, N. Ireland peace broker and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

John Hume, the former Northern Ireland politician, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his efforts to secure a peace deal in the region, has died at the age of 83. Mr Hume’s family said they were “deeply saddened to announce that John passed away peacefully in the early hours ...

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Schools Resumption: Private schools have right to charge third term fees – Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says private school owners are entitled to charge fees for the third term as schools start resuming for exit classes.Mr Nwajiuba said this at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Monday in Abuja. ...

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Alleged N41bn Fraud: Elumelu denies allegations, demands apology from lawmaker

A former Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, has denied allegations of his involvement in a N41 billion fraud committed against the defunct telecommunication company and national carrier, NITEL. He has given the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public petition, Ayo Akinyelure, ...

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records lowest figure in nearly two months

The daily figure of confirmed coronavirus infections in Nigeria has continued to decline in the past four days. Nigeria on Monday recorded 288 coronavirus infections, the lowest number in at least two weeks. The latest figure brings the total number of infections in the country to 44, 129, according to ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian drug stores hike hydroxychloroquine price to over N50,000

Hydroxychloroquine, the controversial drug used in the treatment of COVID-19, is being sold in one drug store in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria, at an outrageous price of N50,000. Hydroxychloroquine, before now, was essentially used for malaria treatment. It was never known to be this costly, as at then. The drug ...

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Ondo 2020: INEC denies replacing AAC deputy governorship candidate

The electoral commission, INEC, has refuted claims that it substituted the name of the African Action Congress (AAC) deputy governorship candidate for the Ondo election. AAC in a statement on Sunday had accused INEC of replacing the name of its deputy governorship candidate for the coming election in Ondo State ...

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NDA screening test to hold August 15 – Registrar

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says the screening test for all its candidates will be held on August 15 at designated centres across the country, starting from 7:00 am. The NDA Registrar, Ayoola Aboaba, announced this in a statement issued in Kaduna on Monday. “This is to bring to the ...

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Coronavirus: Majority of infected Nigerians contracted virus from unknown sources – Report

Majority of Nigerians who contracted COVID-19 so far did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another individual with the virus, meaning that the origin of their infection is unknown. This is according to the coronavirus situation report for August published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) ...

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Isa Funtua was pillar to my govt, Buhari writes family of deceased

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter personally signed by him to the family of the late publisher and businessman, Isma’ila Isa Funtua, describing his demise as major national loss. In the letter he wrote in Hausa, the President told the bereaved wife, Hajiya Hauwa, the children and the entire ...

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