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Fair Trade Movement, UNCTAD Partner For Workers, Farmers Welfare

By Akanimo Sampson, Abuja The Brussels-based Fair Trade Advocacy Office and the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) are joining forces to raise the living and working conditions of artisans, workers and smallholder farmers and producers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These two organizations which have been calling for a more equitable trading system for decades, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 19, in Madrid, Spain. “From day one, our belief was that the best way to help developing countries grow should come not simply…

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Ooni Disowns ‘Outreach Foundation’, Describes Group Faceless

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwunsi Ojaja II, has dissociated himself from the activities of a group called “Ooni Outreach Foundation”. Ooni distanced himself from the group described as “faceless’’ in a statement by the Director of Media and Public Affairs his palace, Mr Moses Olafare, on Friday, in Ile-Ife. Olafare said the disclaimer became necessary due to reports the palace received on fraudulent activities of unscrupulous individuals who had been swindling the public under the guise of representing the Arole Oodua. He said the royal father had no link with with “Ooni…

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Lagos Resumes Work On Okokomaiko-Badagry Road

…Assures Commuters Of Permanent Solution To The Federal Road   The Lagos State government on Wednesday assured commuters on the Lagos-Badagry road that effort to rehabilitate the bad portions of the road has resumed following the cessation of the rains.   Although the Federal Government manages the inter-national route, the Government promised to keep its maintenance workers and equipment on the road until commuters and other users are relieved of the stress caused by the bad portions.   Addressing the need to overhaul the road, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure,…

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Obasanjo, Atiku Parley: Reconciliation, Not Endorsement, Says Kukah

I have deliberately made this explanatory note long because I think it is necessary that people make up their minds based on the facts, given my central role in the event. I note that Sheikh Gumi has already told his own side of the story. I feel obliged to state my own side so that Nigerians can have a clearer picture of my own involvement. Sadly, I personally did not read President Obasanjo’s statement until two days later on the Internet since I was not physically in the hall. Although…

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World Sight Day: 250 Patients To Benefit From Free Eye Surgery

………in Kwara State An Ophthalmologist, Dr Lateefat Oloko-Oba of the Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, has said that the Ophthalmology Society of Nigeria, Kwara State Branch will perform eye free surgery for 250 people with Cataract in Kwara. Dr Oloko-oba disclosed this on Thursday on the occasion of world Sight Day celebration. She said the beneficiaries said the 250 beneficiaries of the Cataract operation would be drawn from the three senatorial districts of the State. Oloko-Oba therefore advised people suffering from cataract in Ilorin and its environs to join…

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SSG, Saraki, Lawmakers Pay Tributes At Rep Adedoyin’s Funeral

 Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Senator Dino Melaye and other guests during a service of songs in honour of late Hon. Funke Adedoyin in Abuja on Monday. Pix 2: President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki paying his tributes to House of Representatives member representing Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency in Kwara State, late…

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Buhari Meets, Congratulates First Black Elected Senator In Italy

Nigerian and domiciled in Italy for 41 years, Mr Toni Iwobi, is the first Blackman ever to be elected senator. On the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, Thursday, he met with President Muhammadu Buhari, along with a high-powered team from the Italian Senate. “My congratulations to you, and to Italy more,” President Buhari told Iwobi, who was elected in March this year, on platform of the far-right League Party. “It shows the advanced respect of Italians for human beings, in spite of colour. It’s…

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Buhari Welcomes OIC’s Support In Fight Against Insurgency

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the pledge by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help Nigeria tackle the Boko Haram insurgency through sound education among others. During a bilateral meeting Thursday, with OIC Secretary-General, Dr Youssef Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, on the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, the President also underscored the importance of education in purging the mind of wrong indoctrination, particularly on religion. President Buhari noted that the problem in Nigeria was aggravated by climate change and population explosion, emphasizing for the umpteenth time…

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RedTV Launches New Web Series, ‘The Men’s Club’

The trailer for RedTV’s anticipated new Series The Men’s Club is out ahead of its October 8th premiere. The series, directed by Tola Odunsi and written by Dami Elebe, promises to be an intriguing watch especially as it stars some of your favourite stars.   REDTV’s most anticipated show of the season is here. The drama series takes us on a journey of four friends surrounded by women, their businesses and the hassles of the city. We finally get to know how men think as these young men share their experiences.   ‘Fresh boy’ Louis Okafor,…

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Ex-Kaduna Gov, Makarfi, Denies Anointing Aspirants 

The attention of Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi has been drawn to rumours going round to the effect that he has anointed some aspirants for some offices, including the governorship ticket of the PDP in Kaduna State.   We wish to make it very clear that the distinguished has not anointed anybody. Senator Makarfi’s only preference is for the party to win all available positions in the forthcoming elections.   This is the more reason why he still encourages the coming together of all the aspirants with a view to forging…

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