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Our cement factory prices remains stable- Dangote

Our cement factory prices remains stable- DangoteBy Ismail AbdulazizDangote Cement Plc management says the price of a bag of cement from its factories and factories across Nigeria as of April 12 is N 2,450 in Obajana and Gboko, and N 2,510 in Ibese, value added tax. (Taxes included. The company has made this clarification given recent insinuations that the company sells cement in Nigeria at significantly higher prices compared to other countries, particularly Ghana and Zambia. Devakumar Edwin, Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development and Investment Projects, revealed that if a bag of cement sells for an equivalent of $ 5.1 including VAT in Nigeria, it sells for $ 7. $ 2 in Ghana and $ 5.95 in Zambia ex works. , all taxes included. He said that although the company has direct control over its ex-factory prices, it cannot control the final price of cement when it hits the market. He indicated that it […]

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African Media Agency Partners with 17th African Economic Forum at Columbia University

African Media Agency Partners with 17th African Economic Forum at Columbia UniversityNEW YORK, USA, March 22, 2021, – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – African Media Agency (AMA), a leading pan-African media relations and communications company, today announced its partnership with the 17th Africa Economic Forum (AEF) that will take place practically from March 22 to 26, 2021. The African Economic Forum, formerly the African Economic Forum, is Columbia University’s largest Africa-focused event and a student-led collaboration between the Columbia School of Business, the School of Law, and the School of Public and International Affairs ( YES DAD). It has been designed to provide a platform for meaningful participation and thought-provoking discussions among students, faculty, professionals, and members of the Columbia community. Exploring the topic – Africa on the move: charting a way forward in the wake of a global crisis, this year’s forum is designed to assess the progress being made on the continent amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in […]

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Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF President

Men’s cricket championship vital for international commitments — NCF PresidentProf. Yahaya Ukwenya, the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has said that the upcoming National Men’s Championship was vital to the country’s international engagement later this year. Ukwenya said the event which would start on Monday and end on March 31 at the Edo Boys High School, Cricket High Performance Centre, Benin City, would enhance the country’s preparation. He said:” The forthcoming 10-day Championship is a key event on NCF Calendar given the weight of international commitments that the country is committed to later in the year. “For us, this Championship is the first on the list of activities that will form the molding of a stronger national team both for the Under 19 and more importantly the Senior Men’s team. “We have three World Cup tickets to vie for later in the year, hoping that the COVID-19 Pandemic’s tide will continually be stemmed as it is presently being done now. […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2563; 3; 1.155), Cameroon (38.988; 588; 34.887), RCA (5.075; 64; 4.938), Chad (4.380; 157; 3.864), Congo (9.564; 134; 7.898), DRC (27.356 ; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666; 100; 6,121), Gabon (17,711; 106; 15,495), Sao Tome and Principe (2,123; 33; 1,935) Is (455,106; 8,275; 342,619): Comoros (3,665; 146; 3,471), Djibouti (6,501; 63; 6,040), Eritrea (3,118; 7; 2,865), Ethiopia (183,863; 2,618; 145,687), Kenya (118,889; 1954; 89,388), Madagascar (22,113; 340); 20,851), Mauritius (803; 10; 590), Rwanda (20,681; 287; 19,143), Seychelles (3,616; 16; 3,055), Somalia (9,925; 414; 4,420), South Sudan ( 9,809; 106; 8,215), Sudan (30,989; 1,959; 23,583), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,625; 334; 15,133) North (1,222,852; 34,766; 1,073,689): Algeria (124,970; 3,053; 80,515), Egypt (194,127; 11,512; 149,256), Libya (150,341; 2,487; 137,073), Mauritania (17,570; 446; 16,863), Morocco (491 019; […]

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Private enterprises: Obstacle to doing business with Government in Nigeria

Private enterprises: Obstacle to doing business with Government in NigeriaBy Timi Olubiyi, Ph.D.  In today’s turbulent business environment, predominantly with the economic recession, inflation, and the disruptive novel coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, strategy becomes the main source of competitive advantage for businesses and organizations. However, for a strategy to be meaningful, a business must have a reliable and working business and organizational structure. The fundamental problem that occurs in most businesses particularly the nano, micro, and small-sized enterprises in the country is that they operate informally and how to establish a successful and profitable enterprise in a way to satisfy the common and personal interest is complicated. I am delighted to correctly inform you that this issue revolves around sound business structure planning. Hence, when a business and its activities are divided, organized, coordinated, and controlled without duplications and is hassle-free, it is said to be structured. Organizational structure can be seen as ways in which responsibilities and power are […]

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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)1,354 people have tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 7,732 people tested in the past 24 hours. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 118,889. Cumulative testing to date is 1,402,480. Of the cases, 1,301 are Kenyans while 53 are foreigners. Nairobi has 717 cases, Nakuru 174, Kiambu 100, Machakos 55, Kisumu 40, Mombasa 35, Trans Nzoia 28, Nandi 27, Kericho 25, Siaya 17, Bomet 13, Kajiado 13, Baringo 11, Kilifi 10, Taita Taveta 8, Meru 8, Nyandarua 8, Busia 7, Mandera 7, Kakamega 7, Makueni 6, Murang’a 5, Kitui 4, Homa Bay 4, Nyamira 4, Bungoma 3, Migori 3, Nyeri 3, Tharaka Nithi 2, Embu 2, Kirinyaga 1 , Kwale 1, Laikipia 1, Marsabit 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Vihiga 1, Wajir 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1. On a positive note, 185 patients have recovered from the disease, 136 from home care and isolation, […]

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FIFA Congress to decide on hosts for future editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™

FIFA Congress to decide on hosts for future editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™The Council attributes the decision to organize the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the FIFA Congress; also approves the financial statements for 2020 and the budget for 2022, published on FIFA.com Meeting by videoconference, the FIFA Council today conferred on the FIFA Congress the decision to award the rights to organize the FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ (https://fifa.fans/3vGb89k) . So far, the decision has been taken by the FIFA Council, most recently in June 2020 when the hosting rights for the 2023 edition were awarded to Australia and New Zealand. As FIFA seeks to raise the profile of women’s football, this represents an important step in aligning the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the flagship men’s competition, the FIFA World Cup ™ (https://fifa.fans / 38qjc3Z). The proposal will be submitted for final decision to the 71st FIFA Congress, which will meet virtually (for the second time) on May 21. Calendar […]

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Armed attacks kill hundreds and displace 40,000 civilians in northeastern DR Congo

Unlock agility solutions in the hybrid cloud during a digital transformation webinarUNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, warns of an alarming increase in the number of attacks by an armed group against civilians in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since January, attacks blamed on the armed group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), have killed nearly 200 people, injured dozens more and displaced around 40,000 people in the territory of Beni in the DRC in the province of North Kivu as well as in the neighboring villages of Ituri province. . In less than three months, the ADF reportedly attacked 25 villages, torched dozens of houses and kidnapped more than 70 people. This is in addition to the 465 Congolese killed in attacks attributed to the ADF in 2020. Attacks and widespread human rights violations also continue in other parts of North Kivu province. The main reasons for these attacks are said to include reprisals by armed […]

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WFP, Government of Liberia and Canada provide support to schoolchildren and their families

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (March 18, 2021)The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) provides take-home rations for preschool and primary school children and their households, totaling 20,000 beneficiaries. Rations including rice, fortified vegetable oil and legumes are intended to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and their families. This assistance was made possible through a contribution of CAD 200,000 (US $ 150,000) from the Government of Canada to WFP Liberia. “WFP is very grateful to the government and people of Canada for their support of school children in Liberia,” said Karla Hershey, WFP Representative and Country Director in Liberia. “This support will also raise awareness of the importance of improving girls’ access to education in the country and help ensure that the next generation in Liberia reaches their full potential.” Studies show that it is harder for children to learn without proper diet and nutrition. Many families in Liberia put their children to […]

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 135 new infections, total now 161,409

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 135 new infections, bringing the number of infections in the country to 161,409. The NCDC made this known on Thursday night via its official Twitter handle, where it disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 16 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). “On March 18,...

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Climate crisis: Red Cross report calls for immediate action to protect communities in Africa

Climate crisis: Red Cross report calls for immediate action to protect communities in AfricaGuided by the findings of his World Disasters Report, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is embarking on an ambitious strategic direction to end hunger by 2030 in Africa, while mitigating climate change. One of the flagship climate adaptation actions is the planting of five billion trees by the end of the decade. The World Disasters Report 2020, “Come Heat or High Water: Tackling the Humanitarian Impacts of the Climate Crisis Together” presents analyzes and recommendations designed to help local and national governments, as well as donors and civil society organizations, take action. emergency measures to protect communities at risk from the current and future impacts of climate change. The Commissioner for Rural Agricultural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE), for the African Union Commission, HE Amb. Josefa Sacko, said: “The World Disaster Report 2020 comes at a time when all of humanity faces […]

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National Hospital delivers over 1,000 babies through IVF — CMD

The Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr Jaf Momoh says the hospital has delivered over 1,000 babies through the In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) since it began 14 years ago. IVF is a method of assisted reproduction in which a man’s sperm and a woman’s eggs are combined outside of the body in a
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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”

Humanity destroys its forests – and calls it a “loss”The destruction of the world’s forests is progressing at a rapid rate. In the run-up to the International Day of Forests on March 21, 2021 and the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030, panelists from international organizations and civil society highlighted the threats linked to the problems of global deforestation. , the lack of effective regulation and the benefits of green urban infrastructure at an online press conference on March 18, convened by Cities4Forests and organized by the REVOLVE communications group (www.REVOLVE.media). Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land area; they provide people and nature with essential ecosystem goods and services, but they continue to be reduced at alarming rates globally, in large part to fuel our consumption patterns. A 2015 study in the journal Nature found that 46% of trees have been felled (https://go.nature.com/2NupUyN) since humans started cutting down forests. Between 1990 and 2016, the […]

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