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2023: Balance religion, ethnicity in choice of presidential running mates — NENYLC tells parties

2023: Balance religion, ethnicity in choice of presidential running mates — NENYLC tells parties

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja The Nigeria Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders’ Council, NENYLC, has called on political parties in the country to balance their presidential tickets across religious and ethnic divides. According to the Council, doing so will protect and sustained the country’s democratic values, taking into account the diversity of the people. It noted that […]

2023: Abuja residents besiege registrations centres for PVCs

2023: Abuja residents besiege registrations centres for PVCs

By Ezra Ukanwa, Abuja As political activities ahead of the 2023 general elections heighten, eligible voters have besieged Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, centres in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to register and collect their Permanent Voters Card, PVC. This rush may not be unconnected to the massive sensitization by celebrities, clergymen, philanthropists, civil society […]

Israel calls for U.S.-led regional force build-up against Iran

Israel calls for U.S.-led regional force build-up against Iran

Reuters Israel and Arab countries that share its worries about Iran should build up a joint force under a U.S. aegis, the Israeli defense minister said on Tuesday ahead of a visit to the region by U.S. President Joe Biden. Iran nuclear programme, and so-far fruitless international negotiations to revive a 2015 deal capping it, […]

Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom top states suffering from worst unemployment in Nigeria

Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom top states suffering from worst unemployment in Nigeria

By Biodun Busari Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city has ranked the worst state with the rate of unemployment having 1.85 million people without jobs in 2020, a report by Statisense has revealed. According to the report, two states from the oil-rich South-South region, Rivers and Akwa Ibom are the second and third most difficult places […]

Nigeria to require social media platforms to open local offices

Nigeria to require social media platforms to open local offices

Reuters Online platforms like Twitter (TWTR.N), Facebook (META.O) and Tiktok will be required to register and open offices in Nigeria and appoint contact persons with the government, draft regulations from the information technology development agency show. The code of practice for “interactive computer service platforms/internet intermediaries” was meant to curb online abuse, including disinformation and misinformation, the National […]

German howitzers soon to be ready for use in Ukraine – minister

German howitzers soon to be ready for use in Ukraine – minister

Reuters The training of Ukrainian troops on German howitzers will soon be completed, paving the way for the use of the weapons in the war in Ukraine, German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Tuesday. Ukraine has pleaded for the West to send more and better artillery as the country runs out of ammunition for […]

71% workers to resign in 12 months – PwC

71% workers to resign in 12 months  – PwC

By Cynthia Alo A new survey from the PwC, a global financial and management advisory organisation, has revealed that about 71 percent of the global workforce will resign in the next 12 months if employers refuse to raise their pay.   The findings from PwC’s ‘2022 Global Workforce Hopes and Fears’ survey of workers in 44 countries and […]

Surge in food prices ‘ll hinder poverty alleviation progress in Nigeria, World Bank warns

Surge in food prices ‘ll hinder poverty alleviation progress in Nigeria, World Bank warns

By Babajide Komolafe, Economy Editor THE World Bank has warned that the rising prices of food items will reverse the progress of poverty alleviation in Nigeria. It gave this warning in a report titled, ‘’Global Economic Prospects,’’ released over the weekend. In Nigeria, Food inflation rate rose, month-on-month, MoM, to 2.0 percent in April from […]

Facing “polycrisis”, WTO chief warns of rocky road to deals

Facing “polycrisis”, WTO chief warns of rocky road to deals

Reuters World Trade Organization chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala expressed cautious optimism on Sunday that more than 100 trade ministers meeting in Geneva would achieve one or two global deals this week, but warned the path there would be bumpy and rocky. The director-general from Nigeria said the world had changed since the WTO’s last ministerial conference […]

Mass COVID testing announced for Beijing’s Chaoyang district amid ‘ferocious’ outbreak

Mass COVID testing announced for Beijing’s Chaoyang district amid ‘ferocious’ outbreak

Reuters  Beijing’s most populous district Chaoyang announced three rounds of mass testing to quell a “ferocious” COVID-19 outbreak that emerged at a bar in a nightlife and shopping area last week, shortly after the city relaxed curbs imposed during an outbreak in April. City health officials said that so far there have been 166 confirmed […]