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Buhari arrives Dubai for 9th Annual Investment Meeting

Prsident Muhammadu Buhari arrived Dubai, United Arabs Emirates, on Sunday evening aboard the NAF 001. Buhari is visiting Dubai on the invitation of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rachid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister of Ruler of Dubai, the official Twitter handle of the ruling All Progressives Congress has said. The President  is in Dubai to

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Davis Malpass emerges president of World Bank

The Executive Directors of the World Bank on Friday unanimously selected David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank Group. Mr Malpass’ five-year term will begin on April 9. A statement by the group said the Board expressed its deep gratitude to Interim President, Kristalina Georgieva, for her dedication and leadership in recent months. The

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Buhari leaves for World Economic Forum in Jordan, Investment Summit in Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Thursday for Amman to honour an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the Dead Sea, Jordan. President Buhari, according to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,

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EU EOM calls for inclusive national discussion on reform for electoral integrity,participation

Sarah Domozo The European Union  Election Observation  Mission (EU EOM), has called for an inclusive national discussion on reform for greater electoral integrity and participation. The Mission observed that the just concluded governorship, state assembly and local government elections were marked by an overall low turnout, lack of transparency, incumbency advantage

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Violence against children costs Nigeria N1.42tn annually – UNICEF

On the average, deaths and disability resulting from acts of violence against children costs Nigeria a whopping N1.42tn annually, a report released by UNICEF has revealed. The amount according to the report is equivalent to 1.6 per cent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product. The report was unveiled on Thursday in Abuja by

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John Palfrey Named New MacArthur President

John Palfrey, a respected educator, author, legal scholar, and innovator with expertise in how new media is changing learning, education, and other institutions, will serve as the sixth President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, effective September 1, MacArthur Board Chairman Dan Huttenlocher announced today. Palfrey has extensive

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Chimamanda Adichie is the speaker at Yale’s 2019 Class Day

Acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie 41, has been selected as the speaker in the Yale’s 2019 Class Day. Adichie graduated with a Master’s Degree from Yale in African History in 2008. The Class Day Planning Committee member, Shuyu Song said the writer was selected based on her ability to give a meaningful and memorable address

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Bangladesh High Commission Celebrates Martyrs’ Day, International Mother Language Day

Oru Leonard The Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria observed “Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day (IMLD) ” in a befitting style. The national flag was hoisted at half-mast in the morning of February 21, 2019 in the premises of the High Commission. Messages from the

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Shell set to face criminal charges in the Netherlands over Nigeria fraud allegations

Agency reports Royal Dutch Shell has revealed it is facing potential criminal charges in the Netherlands over allegations made by the Nigerian government relating to a $1.3bn oil deal. The Dutch Public Prosecutor's Office has informed the oil giant that it is nearing the conclusion of an investigation and is 'preparing to prosecute'. The planned

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EU calls for for more Transparency, Communication In Nigeria’s Electoral Process

Oru Leonard  The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Nigeria, has called for more transparency and Communication in the Nigerian electoral process. The EU EOM Chief Observer, Naria Arena who stated this while presenting the mission’s preliminary statement in Abuja on Monday, 25 February, 2019, also said that the

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