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Nigeria faces more flooding, drought as climate change risk rises- UK official

Nigeria has been described as one of the most climate change vulnerable countries in the world with worsening effects of the environmental conditions. The United Kingdom International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, made this assertion during her virtual visit to Nigeria weekend. While noting that climate change impacts will […] Read Full Story

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Nigeria’s debt rises to N32.9trn

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Nigeria’s total debt stood at N32.915 trillion as at December 31, 2020, according to figures released by the Debt Management Office (DMO). The debt includes the debt stock of the federal and state governments, as well as, the Federal Capital Territory. The country’s debt rose from new domestic borrowing of N2.3 trillion, concessional loans from […] Read Full Story

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US disgusted by mass abductions of schoolgirls in Nigeria – Official

The United States government has expressed disgust over the spate of bandits’ abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria, indicating readiness to provide appropriate support should the Nigerian government request it. The US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Michael Gonzales, made this known during a telephone briefing of journalists attended by the acting Coordinator for […] Read Full Story

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Buhari appoints Orji to head NEITI

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Orji, who takes over from Wizard Adio, is expected to serve for a single term of five (5) years in accordance with the provision of Section 12 (2) (a) and 6 (3) of the Nigeria […] Read Full Story

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Hope rises for Nigeria’s non-oil trade with Okonjo-Iweala at WTO

Nigeria’s non-oil trade could be heading for a revamp with the emergence, Monday, of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Okonjo-Iweala, who is Nigeria’s former minister of finance and World Bank managing director, was appointed at a special meeting of the WTO General Council, following a selection process that […] Read Full Story

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FG, SSANU, NASU fail to end contention

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The Federal Government has failed to reach an understanding with the non-teaching staff in the universities under the umbrella of Joint Action Committee, JAC, as their meeting on Tuesday ended without headway. JAC made up of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU […] Read Full Story