My takeaways from the 76th 2021 UN General Assembly Session – Garba Shehu

Throughout last week in New York, the United Nations General Assembly – the congress for the world – gathered for its annual re-affirmation of the principles upon which the organisation was founded. These are the principles of territorial integrity of…

324,000 children, $27.8b lost to conflict in Northeast, says UN

As security agents continue to battle flashpoints of conflict and insecurity across the country, a 12-year-old insurgency in the Northeast has caused the deaths of some 324,000 children under five, mostly from disease and hunger, while lives lost to conflict…

Okonjo Iweala, Adesina, Mohammed, Barkindo lead list of Top 10 Nigerians on World Stage

The Top10 magazine, Nigeria’s foremost publication that celebrates excellence, has honoured top 10 Nigerian international figures shaping developments at continental and global levels with a special edition. In the latest international edition of the magazine titled “Top 10 Nigerians on…

High Internet cost forces people with 4G network coverage offline

High Internet cost is forcing nearly half of the people with 4G network coverage to remain offline, especially in developing countries. The United Nations’ arm in charge of global communications, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), in collaboration with the Alliance…

NCDC confirms 1,138 new COVID-19 cases, total now 134,690

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,138 new infections of COVID-19 Wednesday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 134,690 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

*Fire guts Oando tank farm in Lagos (Punch)*Youth reps on #EndSARS panel deny accepting payment from Lagos State (Guardian)

Fire guts Oando tank farm in Lagos (Punch) Fire on Thursday gutted a tank farm in the Oando Depot on Gaskiya Road, in the Ijora Badia area of Lagos State. Confirming the development, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency,…

Pandemic cuts global foreign direct investment in half – UN report

A United Nations trade report issued on Tuesday says that foreign direct investment (FDI) has plunged by 49 per cent around the world in the first half of 2020 from the same period a year ago. FDI is on course…

US imposes sweeping new sanctions on Iran

The United States is imposing sweeping new sanctions on Iran to curb Tehran’s nuclear, missile, and conventional arms threats after Washington asserted the United Nations arms embargo on Iran was reimposed indefinitely late Saturday. White House National Security Adviser Robert…

*Low turnout as schools resume in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Benue after COVID-19 break (Guardian)*Sanwo-Olu asks judges to be fair, just (Punch)

Low turnout as schools resume in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Benue after COVID-19 break (Guardian) Schools in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun and Benue states yesterday resumed for the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools after six months of forced closure…

126 new cases take Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections to 56,604

Nigeria has registered 126 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the new total to 56,604 in the past 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said. Making the announcement via its Twitter handle Wednesday night, the government agency…

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