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Civil Registration Vital For Africa’s Economic, Social Devt, Says Songwe

Civil registration is a subject that is of crucial importance to Africa’s economic and social development and is at the core of the realization of the continent’s ambitions to eradicate poverty, achieve inclusive and sustainable development, and respect for human rights. This was said Thursday by Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, in a speech during the opening session of the fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration which is being held in Lusaka on the theme “Innovative Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems as…

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You’re A Living Legend, Symbol Of National Unity, Buhari Salutes Gowon At 85

On behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, on his 85th birthday, October 19, 2019, describing him as a living legend and symbol of national unity. As Nigeria’s youngest leader since Independence, President Buhari affirms that Gen. Gowon’s visionary leadership style, wisdom and disciplined outlook kept the country as one, extolling the former Head of State for faith and steadfastness in God in times of adversity, and courageously pursuing the interest of majority Nigerians for a…

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Xenophobia: Oyo To Empower Indigenes Returning From South Africa

… Demands Needs Assessment From Returnees Oyo State said on Wednesday that it was ready to empower its indigenes who are returning from South Africa as a result of xenophobic attacks. The state’s deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, who made the declaration on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde, while receiving 30 indigenes of the state who were victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, said that the State would not just give them fish, but teach them how to fish. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi…

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Boko Haram: Army Seeks Spiritual Efforts To Battle Terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that terrorism and terrorist groups could not be eliminated alone by the military unless religious bodies and organisations in the country come to the “forefront of this spiritual battle.” The Army chief noted that the focus must be religious groups interfacing on addressing the ideologies which fuelled the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists. Buratai stated this on Monday in Abuja during a spiritual warfare seminar at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre with the theme, “Countering insurgency and violent extremism…

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Air Force, CBN, IMPR Bag Global Awards In Armenia

The Nigerian Airforce (NAF), the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Image Merchants Promotions have bagged the Golden World Awards of Excellence in Public Relations in Yerevan, Armenia. The awards instituted by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) recognise most outstanding PR campaigns across the globe. While the Nigerian Airforce won the Crisis Management category of the award for its counter-terrorism campaign, the Central Bank of Nigeria bagged Crisis Communication award for deploying social media to counter rumours on a fire incident at its headquarters. The campaigns by the two…

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7 Pupils Killed, 54 Injured As School Building Collapses

A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday morning, and officials said at least seven children were killed. Parents wailed at the scene of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi. Hundreds of people gathered as emergency workers picked through debris. It was not clear whether anyone was trapped underneath. Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said 57 students had been taken to hospital. Local media reported that most were in stable condition. “The children here were all running away and crying,” local resident Michael Otieno said. More than 800 students are…

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Africa’s Global Bank, UBA Now Available on Apple Business Chat

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Thursday, announced that the services of its Chatbot, Leo is now available for customers on Apple Business Chat, where its users can communicate directly with businesses using the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. “As a brand focused on providing excellent customer experience, we are always looking for new ways to serve our customers easily and on time; we are therefore thrilled to support Apple Business Chat, which gives us a powerful and engaging connection with our customers,” said Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, Group…

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Six Die, 35 Rescued As Excursion Boat Capsizes

Six Senegalese have died after a boat capsized in a storm during an excursion to a tiny island off the coast of Senegal’s capital, a private radio station said Tuesday. Thirty-five people were rescued after the storm on Monday evening, including 24 Senegalese, six French, two Germans, two Swedes and one Guinea-Bissau national, according to Dakar’s fire brigade chief, Col. Michel Diatta. Most were stranded on Madeleine Island and have been taken to a hospital, he said. Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye told private radio station RFM early Tuesday that…

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Gulf Of Guinea: IMO, Oil Stakeholders, Pledge Support For NIMASA

…  Nigeria Critical To Regional Stability – Kitack Lim …  INTERTANKO, ICC, Chevron, Others Commend Agency The initiatives of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) aimed at ensuring security in the Gulf of Guinea have received a major boost from the international business community. Key players in the global oil and gas as well as shipping businesses praised the initiatives at a maritime security meeting in London chaired by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and pledged their support. Members of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), International Association of…

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ICRC Partners TEF To Create Opportunities In Conflict Prone Regions, Says President

Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and ICRC President, Peter Maurer Call for a new Private Sector Led approach to humanitarian development in Africa Collaboration between humanitarian and the private sector is critical for impact-driven intervention   At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) proffered entrepreneurship as the most sustainable solution to accelerating Africa’s transformation. During a one-on-one…

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