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Africa Rising: The art scene on the continent is thriving

•A thriving design, architecture and fashion show that the African art scene is on the rise Ben Barlow A new generation of women and men are spurring change by starting businesses, organizing innovative projects, and inspiring important conversations. A continent rich in resources, and people are the richest resource of all;

Eight Nigerians accused of robbery in UAE sentenced to death

Jude Johnson Eight Nigerians, all men, have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(UAE) for a string of robberies at money exchanges and cash machines(ATMs) across the emirate in December 2016. The ninth Nigerian, found guilty for possession of stolen money was sentenced to six months imprisonment. He will be

Boko Haram: Nigerian military to oversee reconstruction of Northeast-Cameroon road

Mukaila Ola The federal government has commenced rehabilitation of the road linking the Northeast of the country to neighbouring Cameroon. The road, Maiduguri-Dikwa road, according to the Acting Director-General of National Boundary Commission (NBC), Adamu Adaji would be rehabilitated under the watch of the military to prevent attack from Boko Haram, which has made

Nigeria’s immunization coverage far below Global Vaccine target–UNICEF

•Launches #VaccinesWork campaign  Senator Iroegbu  Amid growing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the immunization coverage in Nigeria was only 57.2 percent in 2018, which is far below the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90 percent. To this end, the UN agency is launching a new

Canada didn’t request for a million migrants from Nigeria–Embassy

Jude Johnson The government of Canada has debunked the news making round that it has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians to work in that country. This clarification was made on Tuesday by the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria, describing it as fake news. The High Commission in

African Union endorses ‘Buhari Unity Band’, sues for peace

Jude Johnson The African Union (AU) has endorsed the Buhari Unity Band, a not-for-profit initiative that articulates President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to peace and unity in fighting corruption and bringing all aggrieved ethnic, religious and political groups together for national progress. In a letter presented to the Convener, Abayomi Oyekoya, in

Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

•During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after takeoff last month Catherine Lucey During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after takeoff last month. The president's daughter and senior

ICYMI: Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia to ‘promote women’

President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, is in Ethiopia to promote a US government initiative aimed at advancing women's participation in the workplace. The initiative aims to benefit 50 million women in developing countries by 2025. Ms Trump toured a female-run textile facility in the capital, Addis Ababa. The US policy in

UNICEF programme boosts number of births registered in Nigeria by 29 million

Miracle Nosa A birth registration programme implemented by the National Population Commission (NPopC), with support from UNICEF, has increased the number of children between the ages of zero and 17 years registered in Nigeria by about 29 million.  According to the evaluation report launched on Monday, for children under one year of