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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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Indian High Commissioner visits COAS, commends Army role in 2019 elections,war against Boko Haram

Oru Leonard The High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, Mr Abhay Thakur has paid a working visit to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Wednesday 20th March, 2019 at the Army Headquarters Conference Room Abuja. Mr Thakur was accompanied by the India Defence Attache to Nigeria

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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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China congratulates Buhari on re-election

China on Wednesday congratulated Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as President of Nigeria. Nigeria is China’s strategic partner of cooperation in Africa, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a daily news conference in Beijing. “China always attaches high importance to bilateral ties and stands ready to work with the new Nigerian government to strengthen exchanges and

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NDI/IRI Mission Commends Nigerians for Massive Turn out To Vote Despite Challenges 

Oru Leonard and Sarah Domozu The joint international observation mission of the National Democratic Institute(NDI) and the International Republic Institute(IRI), on Monday 25th January, 2019, commended Nigerians for massive turnout in the last elections. The joint observation mission, said this in its preliminary statement on the Nigerian Presidential and National Assembly elections,which

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Former US President Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria

  Former American President Bill Clinton has canceled his trip to Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s general elections, saying the visit could be “politicised,” CNN has reported. The 42nd President of the United States of America  and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland, had been named dignitaries for the goodwill messages at

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