490 results found for Igbo World Assembly

Use positive terms in describing Persons With Disabilities- Expert

 PROF. Isuwa Jurmang, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of Jos, has called on Nigerians to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted yesterday | seen 82 times

Tags: Dr Rafiat Kehinde, World Helath Oraganisation, NRCD, Dr Rasheed Abilu, Mrs Mutiat Ladoja, Prince Ajibola Afanja, Shina Peller

World Bank approves $169m credit for Cambodia’s disaster risk management

THE World Bank has approved 169 million U.S. dollars in new financing for Cambodia to improve the disaster and climate resilience of flood-damaged rural roads. In a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 days ago | seen 29 times

Tags: World Bank, Maryam Salim,

APC female presidential aspirant decries political apathy amongst women

 MRS Uju Ken-Ohanenye, All Progressives Congress (APC) female presidential aspirant on Wednesday in Abuja, called on women to be more involved in the country`s political process. She... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 52 times

Tags: Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Mrs Uju Ken-Ohanenye, All Progressives Congress, Malam Al-Hassan Murtadho, AMYAN

German league to announce 2022/2023 Bundesliga fixtures on June 17

NEXT season’s Bundesliga fixtures will be announced on June 17, the German Football League (DFL) said on Wednesday. The 2022 FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 77 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Bundesliga

Monkeypox: Expert seeks active surveillance in communities

AN infectious diseases Expert, Dr Iorhen Akase, says there is the need for an active surveillance and search for suspected cases of monkeypox in communities to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 66 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Iorhen Akase, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),

Measles kills 14 children in Anambra

THE Anambra Government has confirmed the death of 14 children from measles outbreak in nine local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chioma Ezenyimulu, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Afam Obidike,

WHO D-G, Ghebreyesus, re-elected

THE Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday re-elected Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 days ago | seen 36 times

Tags: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Donald Trump, World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus

Nasarawa State Assembly Service Commission confirms members’ appointment

THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Musa-Isa Mustapha-Agwai as Chairman of the Nasarawa State Assembly Service Commission. The assembly at its... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 23 times

Tags: Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Ahmed Adamu-Agina, Shuaibu Ibrahim, Hannatu Agyas, Nasarawa State House of Assembly,

WHO says monkeypox outbreak ‘containable’, confirms 131 cases outside Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said there have been 131 confirmed monkeypox cases and 106 further suspected cases since the first was reported on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 29 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO),

Chief Economists Outlook warns of dire human consequences from the fragmentation of the global economy

THE World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists expects lower economic activity, higher inflation, lower real wages and greater food insecurity globally in 2022, pointing to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 46 times

Tags: World Economic Forum, Saadia Zahidi

DR Congo reports 5 Ebola cases, all dead – WHO

THE Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported five cases of Ebola virus disease amid the latest outbreak in the northwestern part of the country. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 days ago | seen 21 times

Tags: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), World Health Organization (WHO),

World Economic Forum calls for new partnerships to generate private capital for fragile communities

THE World Economic Forum has released a paper that calls for new collaboration between humanitarian and development organizations, businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to make a difference... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 62 times

Tags: World Economic Forum,IKEA foundation,

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, Addresses World Economic Forum

VOLODYMYR Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, in a live video address to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos-Klosters, told participants how he wakes up... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 71 times

Tags: World Economic Forum, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9m children

THE Ministry of Public Health of the Afghan Caretaker Government on Monday launched a nationwide polio vaccination campaign . This is contained in statement issued by the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 37 times

Tags: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO),

COVID-19 is not over, WHO warns

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that COVID-19 is not over in spite of reports that COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 28 times

Tags: Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Assembly, Dr Ahmed Hankir,

Monkeypox: UNAIDS ‘concerned’ about stigmatising language against LGTBI people

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Sunday expressed concern about some public media reporting and commentary reinforcing homophobic and racist stereotypes as significant portion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 days ago | seen 48 times

Tags: Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), World Health Organisation (WHO), LGTBI,

UN cuts refugee rations in Africa’s Sahel amid ‘alarming’ food insecurity

UN agencies on Friday reported that food rations for refugees and displaced people are being cut by half in parts of the Sahel due to a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 90 times

Tags: UN humanitarian office (OCHA), World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations,

I am not seeking re-election – Sen. Dadu’ut

Sen. Nora Dadu’ut (APC/Plateau South) says she is not seeking re-election into the National Assembly.   Dadu’ut made the clarification while addressing newsmen on Friday in Jos.   “I want... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 45 times

Tags: Sen. Nora Dadu’ut, APC, Gov. Simon Lalong, National Assembly, Nora Ladi Daduut,

WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an alert that more cases of the monkeypox virus could be reported in Britain.   The WHO said in a statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 53 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO),

WHO announces theme for its 75th World Health Assembly

By Kennedy Nnamani THE World Health Organisation, WHO, has announced the theme for its 75th World Health Assembly, WHA, scheduled to hold at the Palais des Nations in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 175 times

Tags: World Health Assembly, WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Global health recorded achievements inspite of COVID-19, says WHO

THE World Health Organization’s (WHO) says global health recorded achievements in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a WHO 2020 to 2021 Results Report... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 41 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO)

Social, economic activities boom in Cairo after COVID-19 lockdown

SOCIO-economic activities have returned in full swing in Cairo, after the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) experience that killed up to 24,690 people in the North African country,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a week ago | seen 34 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO),

Ethiopia, World Bank agree on $300m grant for reconstruction

ETHIOPIA and the World Bank have signed a pact for a grant of 300 million dollars to assist reconstruction and recovery in conflict-hit areas. In November 2020,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 23 times

Tags: World Bank,

Risk of monkeypox transmission in UK minimal, says WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says the risk of monkeypox transmission in the UK is minimal following a confirmed case of the rare and sometimes fatal... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 41 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO),

Over 7,000 families receive food assistance in 2 Afghan provinces

Afgan authorities on Monday, reported that more than 7,000 families have received food assistance in two Afghan provinces in recent days. The ministry confirmed in a statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Abdul Qayyum Nazari, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP),

Sri Lanka, WHO to establish smoke-free zones

Sri Lanka’s National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), is planning to set up 362 smoke-free zones in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 37 times

Tags: Samadhi Rajapaksa, World Health Organization (WHO),

Cleric advises youths against disrespect to elders, inciting comments

A cleric , Rev. Tajan Moltok, the Jos Resident Pastor of Shepherd House Assembly International, has cautioned youths against disrespect to elders and making inciting comments... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto, Rev. Tajan Moltok, Shepherd House Assembly International,

WHO chief’s remarks on China’s COVID-19 policy blocked on country’s social media

A UN Weibo post on the World Health Organization (WHO) chief’s commentsthat China’s zero-tolerance to COVID-19 policy is not sustainable has been removed from the Chinesesocial... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 weeks ago | seen 51 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WeChat,

Buhari tasks World Bank, AfDB, others to activate $19bn fund for PAGGW’s activities

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has urged the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB) and other partners to support the One Planet Summit initiative and activate the US$19... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 45 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu, World Bank, African Development Bank

Youths as leaders of tomorrow, a scam in Nigeria, says Ebonyi Assembly aspirant

A House of Assembly aspirant in Ebonyi, Mr Ogbonnaya Agwu, says the maxim which describes the youths as leaders of tomorrow does not hold sway in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 51 times

Tags: House of Assembly, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Ogbonnaya Agwu,

Red Cross seeks more support for humanitarian organisations

MRS Adebola Kolawole, Chairman, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), Lagos State Branch, has urged politicians, corporates and individuals to be kind to humanitarian organisations for the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 96 times

Tags: Adebola Kolawole, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), World Red Cross Day (WRCD),

Efforts to reduce global gas flaring stalled over 10 years — World Bank

THE World Bank says global progress to reduce gas flaring, the wasteful industry practice of burning natural gas during oil production has stalled in the last... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 63 times

Tags: World Bank, Zubin Bamji, Demetrios Papathanasiou

Group decries failure of NASS to criminalise estimated billing

THE Energy Consumer Rights and Responsibility Initiative (ECRRI) on Friday decried failure of the National Assembly to criminalise issuance of estimated bills by electricity Distribution Companies... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Energy Consumer Rights and Responsibility Initiative (ECRRI), Surai Fadairo, National Assembly,

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Falconets draws France, Canada, Korea

NIGERIA'S U-20 women’s national team, Falconets, have been drawn in Group C of the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals alongside France, Canada, and the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 54 times

Tags: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Falconets

What can the government do to limit cyber threats?

A slew of high-profile attacks on core public sector systems have made the headlines and undermined the ability of the state to deliver vital services to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 150 times

Tags: World Economic Forum

Shortage of midwives may increase to 1million by 2030, says WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says that shortage of midwives will trigger an increase of one million by 2030 with serious implications for the attainment of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 40 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),

Maintaining hand hygiene 16 times cheaper than treating infectious diseases — NCDC

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says maintaining hand hygieneis 16 times cheaper than the cost of treating an infectious disease. Dr Abiodun Egwuenu, the Programme... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 81 times

Tags: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC),

Imbibe hand washing culture to reduce diseases, doctor urges Nigerians

A medical practitioner, Dr Abimbola Adesanya, on Thursday, advised Nigerians to imbibe the cultureof frequent hand washing to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 141 times

Tags: Dr Olatunde Alabi, Dr Abimbola Adesanya, World Hand Hygiene Day (WHHD), Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),

PDP Primaries: Obaseki urges leaders, aspirants to be united

GOV. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has advised leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and House of Assembly aspirants to be more united ahead of party... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Gov. Godwin Obaseki, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo House of Assembly (EDHA), Tony Azeigbemi,

New Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 43 times

Tags: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), World Health Organisation (WHO), Congolese Health Ministry,

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets get World Cup opponents today

NIGERIA'S U20 girls, Falconets will today know which opponents they would have to deal with in the group stage of this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 46 times

Tags: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

U.S. surpasses 1m COVID-19 deaths

THE U.S. on Wednesday surpassed one million COVID-19 deaths, according to data compiled by American broadcast television network, NBC News. The number – equivalent to the population... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 53 times

Tags: NBC News, San Jose, Juan Ordonez, World Health Organisation (WHO), U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

40 million Nigerians engage in fuelwood collection, charcoal production, says Report

FORTY million Nigerians, are engaged directly in fuelwood collection and charcoal production, says the report launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 weeks ago | seen 79 times

Tags: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Forestry Congress (WFC),

UN seeks increased public finance to protect forests

The United Nations (UN) has advocated increased public finance to protect forests in the world. Antonio Gutteres, the Secretary-General of the UN made this call on Monday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 44 times

Tags: World Forestry Congress (WFC), United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, Qu Dongyu,

Nigeria safe to host maiden global tourism conference – FG

The Federal Government says that the country is safe to host the first Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry scheduled for Nov. 14 to Nov.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 37 times

Tags: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Federal Government Of Nigeria,

Africa seeing uptick in COVID cases driven by S.Africa-WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said Africa COVID-19 cases had risen largely by the doubling cases reported in South Africa. Benido Impouma, director for communicable and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 125 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO),

WHO donors reach preliminary deal on budget overhaul

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) members on Thursday agreed to gradually raise their mandatory fees starting from 2024. Sources following the talks and a WHO advisor said... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 46 times

Tags: President Donald Trump, Lawrence Gostin, Peter Singer, World Health Organisation, Tedros  Ghebreyesus

Late Urualla paramount ruler makes its “final outing”

By Kennedy Nnamani THE Urualla Clan Assembly has announced the “final outing” of Late Edwin Ekwosu Okosisi Ezeanyika, Eze Urualla XI, the Paramount Ruler of Urualla clan... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 weeks ago | seen 126 times

Tags: Prof. Sam. Ezanyika, Prof. T. O. C. Ndubizu, C. U. Adigbonu, N. Okosisi Ezeanyika, Urualla Clan Assembly, Edwin Ekwosu Okosisi Ezeanyika

UNGA President highlights importance of indigenous groups in protecting biodiversity

THE President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Abdulla Shahid, has highlighted the important roles indigenous groups play in protecting biodiversity. Shahid spoke at the opening of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 45 times

Tags: Darío José Mejía Montalvo, UN General Assembly (UNGA), Abdulla Shahid,

World Malaria Day: Stakeholders call for more efforts to eliminate disease

AS the world marks the 2022 World Malaria Day (WMD), some stakeholders have calledfor conscious efforts to end malaria disease in the country. The stakeholders made the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: World Malaria Day (WMD), National Basketball Association (NBA), ExxonMobil, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Terfa Akpoyibo, Perpetua Uhomoibhi,

World Malaria Day: Kano State Govt. to immunise 3 million children against malaria

KANO State Government is targetting 3,193,002 million children between0-59 months for malaria chemoprevention in July 2022, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, said. He made this... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 78 times

Tags: World Malaria Day (WMD),

WMD: Expert calls for more attention to malaria prevention

DR. Babatunde Ogunfeyimi, the Chief Medical Director, Ondo State Specialist Hospital,Okitipupa, has called for more attention to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment to reduce the scourge. He... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Babatunde Ogunfeyimi, World Health Organization (WHO),

Rwanda takes on malaria in progressing steps

TWO years ago, Jovia Uwababyeyi contracted malaria and spent time getting treatment in a hospital. In the days leading up to that point, the 47-year-old mother of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 53 times

Tags: Jovia Uwababyeyi, Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, World Health Organisation,

World Malaria Day: MWAN distribute insecticide treated nets to Kwara children hospital

THE Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Kwara Chapter on Monday distributed 200 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) at the Children Specialist Hospital, Igboro in Ilorin. Dr... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), World Malaria Day, Mosunmola Folorunsho, Bilqis Alatishe-Muhammad,

World Malaria Day: Adamawa govt. tasks communities on environmental sanitation

THE Adamawa Government has tasked people of the state to always clean their surroundings to avoid breeding of mosquitoes, the vector for malaria disease and other related diseases. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 50 times

Tags: Prof. Abdullahi Isa, World Health Organisation (WHO),

World Malaria Day: Agency calls for increased investment to end menace

THE Edo State Primary Health Care Development Agency (EDSPHCDA) has called on stakeholders in the state to increase investment to ramp up the fight against malaria. Mrs... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 63 times

Tags: Mrs Irene Uabor, Dr Bright Oniovokukor, World Health Organisation

ExxonMobil spends $37.4m in 20 years to fight malaria in Nigeria

  20 years of funding community education, tools for prevention and treatment, and training of health workers 2022 grant recipients focused on leveraging the power of... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted a month ago | seen 71 times

Tags: Richard Laing, Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil affiliate Companies in Nigeria, ExxonMobil, World Malaria Day, Ministry of Health, ExxonMobil Foundation, Kevin Murphy

Treat malaria urgently to prevent shortage of blood, death – Expert

A molecular biologist, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, has advised Nigerians to urgently treat malaria attacks to prevent shortage of blood, cerebral malaria, acute respiratory distress syndrome and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, Central Research Laboratory at the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, World Malaria Day,

DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in Mbandaka – WHO

 WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday declared an outbreak of Ebola in Mbandaka,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 98 times

Tags:  World Health Organisation, Dr Matshidiso Moeti,

Malaria remains significant public health threat, says WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says malaria remains a significant public health and development challenge with about 95 per cent  estimated 228 million cases occurring in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 84 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti,

WHO to conduct training on integration of Oral Cholera Vaccine

THE World Health Organization (WHO) says it will conduct a hybrid training in Abuja from April 25 to 29 for health professionals emphasizing the importance of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 40 times

Tags: Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization

Ondo Assembly tasks ministry on sanity in schools

Ondo House of Assembly has urged the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to restore sanity in schools and be proactive in their periodic monitoring. Chairman, House... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 47 times

Tags: Ondo House of Assembly, Ministry of Education, Simeon Borokini,

COVID-19: Nasarawa starts implementing N8.3bn NG-CARES programme

THE Nasarawa State Government has started implementinga 20-million-Dollar (about N8.3 billion) Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and EconomicStimulus (NG-CARES) programme for poor and vulnerable persons. The Nasarawa Coordinator... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: NG-CARES, Umar Dahiru, World, Bank

Travel, tourism forecast to rebound to pre-pandemic levels in 2023

THE global travel and tourism sector’s contribution to the world economy is expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels by 2023 to 9.6 trillion dollars. Industry experts in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Julia Simpson, World Travel and Tourism Council

COVID-19: Biovaccines Nigeria Ltd. joins 14 other manufacturers in training at mRNA technology transfer hub

THE World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) have announced that Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL) and 14 others manufacturers that will receive support... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 80 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL), Baker Nigeria Plc (MBN), Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), National Veterinary Research Institute (

UNWTO grants scholarship to 100 Nigerians on tourism training

THE United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has granted scholarships to 100 Nigerians for study on Certificate on Introduction to Tourism and Industry Management Course. The UNWTO... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 71 times

Tags: United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,

Nigeria signs hosting agreement for Global Tourism Conference

...promises trailblazing event     LAI Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has assured that the 1st Global Conference on Cultural Tourism andCreative Industry, to be held in Lagos 14-17... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 203 times

Tags: Lai Mohammed, Central Bank of Nigeria, Zurab Pololikashvili, UN World Tourism Organization, UNWTO,

World Bank downgrades global growth outlook on Ukraine war

 THE World Bank has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, citing the impact of the war in Ukraine. World Bank President David Malpass told... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 52 times

Tags: World Bank, David Malpass

World Bank suggests steps for Nigeria, others to avoid debt distress

WORLD Bank President David Malpass has highlighted steps for low-income countries experiencing high debt and deficit levels to avoid debt distress and turn their deficits to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 54 times

Tags: David Malpass, World Bank

War in Ukraine pushing poverty higher —World Bank

World Bank Group President, David Malpass has expressed concern over higher poverty rates in developing countries due to war in Ukraine and COVID-19 related shutdown.   A statement issued... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 36 times

Tags: David Malpass, World Bank Group,

Water scarcity in Gombe North

SIR: The nonchalant attitude of the authorities to the extreme water scarcity being experienced in some parts of Funakaye, Dukku and Kwami Local Government Areas of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 100 times

Tags: United Nations General Assembly

Africa records longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections – WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said COVID-19 cases in Africa have fallen for the past 16 weeks and deaths have dropped during the last... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 48 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Dr Matshidiso Moeti

COVID-19: WHO records lowest deaths, urges world not to “lose sight”

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said that since the early days of the pandemic, the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths was recorded last week... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 69 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Soumiya Swaminathan, Michael Ryan,

Eastern Africa: 5m displaced to experience deeper hunger- UN

UN humanitarians have warned that five million displaced people across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 88 times

Tags: United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),

Eastern Africa: 5m displaced to experience deeper hunger- UN

UN humanitarians have warned that five million displaced people across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 92 times

Tags: United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),

Gynaecologist emphasises early antenatal care

A Gynaecologist, Dr Femi Olawore, has advised pregnant women on early initiation of antenatal care to reduce complications and maternal deaths. Olawore gave the advice in Ibadan... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 56 times

Tags: Dr Femi Olawore, World Health Organisation (WHO),

WHO welcomes initiative to combat NCDs responsible for 7 in 10 deaths

WORLD Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, welcomed the setting up of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 46 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Nana Addo Dankwa Afuko-Addo, Jonas Støre, Matshidiso Moeti,

Ukraine conflict puts fragile global trade recovery at risk-WTO

THE World Trade Organisation (WTO) says the war in Ukraine has created immense human suffering, but it is also putting the fragile recovery of global trade... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 49 times

Tags: World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,

UN agencies urge action to avert famine in Somalia, South Sudan

THE World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, called for action to avert the threat of famine in Somalia and South... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted a month ago | seen 41 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Meshack Malo, Lara Fossi,

Single dose of HPV vaccine delivers solid protection against human papillomavirus

THE World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) announced today that a single dose of HPV vaccine – instead of the traditional... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 102 times

Tags: Anuradha Gupta, World Health Organization, Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE),

Sen. Mamora pleads with NAFDAC to slash product listing cost for traditional medicines

THE Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, has pleaded with the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control, (NAFDAC), to slash product listing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 72 times

Tags: Sen. Adeleke Mamora, NAFDAC, World Health Organisation,

Clerics tackle Tunde Bakare on Balewa’s alleged curse on Igbo

THE Christian Association of Igbo Ministers (CAIM) has debunked Serving Overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 112 times

Tags: Rev. Francis Ujunwa Simeon, Apostle Solomon Chukwuemeka Okorie, Christian Association of Igbo Ministers (CAIM), Pastor Tunde Bakare,

Land degradation: World Bank provides $700m for implementation of project

THE World Bank on Sunday said it will US$ 700 million to the Federal Government to implement Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) project in some... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Sanjay Srivastave, World Bank

Ramadan: KTHA member disburses N9m to constituents

A member of the Katsina House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasir Yahaya, has disbursed more than N9 million to his constituents to support their expenses during the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Malam Shazalli Abdullahi, House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasir Yahaya,

6.3m children in Sahel to suffer from wasting, UN agencies warn

UN agencies have warned that an estimated 6.3 million children under five, in six countries in Africa’s Sahel region, will suffer from wasting in 2022. The UÑ... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Mamadou Diop, UNICEF, World Health Organisation, UN

Argentina legend's 'Hand of God' shirt to be sold at auction

THE Argentina shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup is to be... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Argentina, 'Hand of God', Diego Maradona, 1986 World Cup, England, Steve Hodge,

Lagos Assembly Passes Training Institute For Law Enforcement Officers Bill

LAGOS State House of Assembly has passed a bill to establish a training Institute for law enforcement officers in the state in its bid to address... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: Lagos State House of Assembly, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Olalekan Onafeko, Sanai Agunbiade, Victor Akande, Mudashiru Obasa,

Second Qatar 2022 ticket sales stage’ begins, with 2-games-per-day tickets available

THE second ticket sales phase for the Qatar World Cup started on Tuesday, with fans able to apply for tickets for two matches on one day. This... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 51 times

Tags: Qatar World Cup, FIFA

Ronald Koeman to replace Louis van Gaal as Netherlands boss after World Cup

RONALD Koeman will become the manager of the Netherlands for a second time following the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Koeman, 59, will replace 70-year-old Louis van Gaal,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Ronald Koeman, Louis van Gaal, World Cup

Governors, Speakers meet on Friday over insecurity, other national issues

CONCERNED about current security threats across the country, the 36 state governors and Speakers of Houses of Assembly are to hold an emergency meeting on Friday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: Houses of Assembly, Media and Public Affairs, Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo

Russian football federation drops appeal against Fifa ban

RUSSIA'S football federation has dropped an appeal against Fifa's World Cup suspension that was imposed after the country's invasion of Ukraine. The Football Union of Russia had protested... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: Fifa's World Cup, Russia, CAS, Europa League,

OGHA to review signage agency’s operational law, block leakages

The Ogun House of Assembly on Tuesday assured the State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OGSAA) that it would review the law guiding its operations. It said it... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Ogun House of Assembly, State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OGSAA), Yusuf Adejojo, Fola Onifade, Olalekan Gbeleyi,

World Bank projects developing East Asia Pacific to grow 5%

The developing East Asia and Pacific countries is projected to grow by five per cent in 2022 amid resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic, tighter financial conditions and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 45 times

Tags: Manuela Ferro, World Bank,

World Bank projects developing East Asia Pacific to grow 5%

 THE developing East Asia and Pacific countries is projected to grow by five per cent in 2022 amid resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic, tighter financial conditions and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: COVID-19 pandemic, World Bank, inflation, Manuela Ferro,

Anti-govt sermon: Why we sacked Abuja Imam — Mosque C’ttee

THE Management Committee of the National Assembly Legislators’ Quarters Mosque, Apo, Abuja, has sacked Sheikh Nuru Khalid, the Chief Imam, who was accused of criticing the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: National Assembly Legislators’ Quarters Mosque, President Muhammadu Buhari, Sheikh Nuru Khalid

2023: Catholic ArchBishop urges politicians not to use youths for thuggery

DR Matthew Ishaya Audu, Catholic ArchBishop of Jos, has advised politicians to engage the youth in positive ventures rather than  using them as thugs as the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 2 months ago | seen 36 times

Tags: DR Matthew Ishaya Audu, Catholic ArchBishop, Nasarawa State, Dr David Ajang, Nasarawa State House of Assembly

LISDEL collaborates with Legislators to attain Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

 LEGISLATIVE Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISDEL), on Monday announced its collaboration with Legislators, designed to attain universal health coverage in Nigeria. LISDEL unveiled the partnership at a two-day... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 2 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: Legislative Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISDEL), Strengthening Government Partnerships and Advocacy for PHC (SPAG) Project, Sen.  Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, World Health Organization (WHO

Nasarawa lawmaker urges Muslims to pray for unity, peace

ALHAJI Muluku Agah, representing Nasarawa Eggon East Constituency, Nasarawa State House of Assembly has advised Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray for continuous peace... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 2 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: Alhaji Muluku Agah, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ramadan

NEWMAP reclaims 30 hectares of degraded land in Kaduna – coordinator

World Bank-supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has planted trees on 30 hectares in three local government areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State. The Project Coordinator,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: Jibril Dahiru, Jibril Dahiru, World Bank,

'Revenge time' as Ghana paired with Uruguay, while Cameroon get Brazil

GHANA are out for "revenge" after being drawn with Uruguay in the group stages of the 2022 World Cup. Their encounter in Group H, where the Black... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 43 times

Tags: GHANA, Uruguay, 2022 World Cup, Black Stars

Australia named as preferred candidate to host tournament

AUSTRALIA has been announced as the preferred candidate to host the 2029 Women's Rugby World Cup. Already favourites to host the men's event in 2027, they are... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: AUSTRALIA, 2029 Women's Rugby World Cup,

NFF: No ban on Moshood Abiola National Stadium; VAR not stolen

THE Nigeria Football Federation has decried a stream of incorrect reports being peddled in sections of the media, in connection with Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup playoff... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: Mohammed Sanusi, NFF, FIFA World Cup, Sebastian Runge

World heritage at risk amid Ukraine war, says UN cultural agency

UN cultural agency on Friday said dozens of churches, historical sites and museums have been damaged by the war in Ukraine, adding that it was particularly... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: United Nations, Sergei Lavrov, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, World heritage,

World Cup 2022: A guide to the eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar

A stadium designed like a hat, one made of shipping containers and one in a tent-like structure - the World Cup stadiums will certainly be different... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 84 times

Tags: World Cup 2022,

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022: Key questions answered before the draw

TEAMS will discover their fate when the draw for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 takes place on Friday. It will be the first time the finals... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022, Gareth Southgate,

Criticism 'ill-informed', says tournament chief Hassan Al-Thawadi

THE secretary general of the 2022 Qatar World Cup says criticism by players and managers has been "ill-informed" and the nation "should not be apologetic" about... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 123 times

Tags: 2022 Qatar World Cup, LGBTIQ+, Dan Roan, Al-Thawadi

'Issues of concern' remain for LGBTIQ+ people in Qatar

LGBTIQ+ organisations engaging with Fifa over the 2022 Qatar World Cup have said "progress has been slow" and "issues of concern" remain. The 16 groups feel reassurances... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: LGBTIQ+, 2022 Qatar World Cup, Fifa

Kwara govt. partners World Bank to tackle effects of global warming

KWARA State Government and World Bank will commence an environmental project aimed at halting and remedying devastating effects of global warming, environmental degradation and related health... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: World Bank, Kayode Alabi,

England beat South Africa to book final date with Australia

ENGLAND will face Australia in the final of the Women's World Cup after Danni Wyatt's magnificent century propelled the defending champions to a 137-run defeat of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Women's World Cup, Danni Wyatt, South Africa

Official tournament football revealed for Qatar

WITH 236 days to go until the 2022 World Cup gets under way in Qatar - and the draw set to take place on Friday -... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Qatar, 'Al Rihla',

Ukraine humanitarian crisis ‘catastrophe on top of catastrophe’ – WFP

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine caused by Russia’s war of aggression is “catastrophe on top of catastrophe,” said the Executive Director of the World Food Programme... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 49 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley,

Italy responded to the shock of failing to qualify for the Qatar World Cup

ITALY responded to the shock of failing to qualify for the Qatar World Cup by coming from behind to beat Turkey. This was the friendly both sides... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: ITALY, Qatar World Cup, Turkey, Bryan Cristante, Roberto Mancini

Food vendors satisfied with sales, in spite of Super Eagles fans’ disappointment

ONE man’s meat is another man’s poison, so goes the expression which can best capture part of the mood after Tuesday’s disappointing failure of the Super... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Super Eagles, 2022 FIFA World Cup,

Has Borussia Dortmund midfielder made himself an England starter?

ENGLAND'S 3-0 friendly victory against Ivory Coast at Wembley was as routine as it comes, but there was still plenty for manager Gareth Southgate to ponder as the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 39 times

Tags: Ivory Coast, ENGLAND, World Cup in Qatar, Gareth Southgate

Has Borussia Dortmund midfielder made himself an England starter?

ENGLAND'S 3-0 friendly victory against Ivory Coast at Wembley was as routine as it comes, but there was still plenty for manager Gareth Southgate to ponder as the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 43 times

Tags: Ivory Coast, ENGLAND, World Cup in Qatar, Gareth Southgate

World Bank helps Bangladesh improve road safety

The World Bank has approved 358 million dollars to help Bangladesh improve road safety and reduce fatalities from road traffic crashes on selected high-risk highways and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: World Bank

100 days to go: 'Euro 2022 will be harder to win than the World Cup'

EXCITEMENT levels for a home European Championship in the summer increased on Monday when London marked 100 days until the competition with an unveiling of life-sized... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 96 times

Tags: European Championship, World Cup, Kenza Dali,

Football's psychology pioneer and his role in 1958 World Cup win

IN the summer of 1958 a 17-year-old Brazilian took international football by storm. Six goals in four games. A hat-trick in the semi-final. Two more in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 41 times

Tags: 1958 World Cup, Pelé, Professor João Carvalhaes,

John Herdman - the English manager behind landmark qualification

IN England, memories of the 1986 World Cup centre around Diego Maradona, the 'Hand of God' and the wonder goal he scored for Argentina in that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: Diego Maradona, 1986 World Cup, John Herdman, Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David

Qatar 2022 Final Battle: Ministry, NFF procure 20,000 tickets for Eagles’ fans

IN a bold move to fill up the stands of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium and guarantee high-decibel support for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s FIFA... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 55 times

Tags: NFF, Sunday Dare, Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Super Eagles, Shehu Dikko, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

Black Stars arrive in Abuja for Tuesday’s clash with Super Eagles

THE Black Stars of Ghana on Monday afternoon arrived in Abuja for the return leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against the Super Eagles... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Moshood Abiola National Stadium, FIFA World Cup

World Bank grants Morocco $180m loan to support agriculture

World Bank on Monday approved a loan of 180million dollars to Morocco to support its agriculture. Official news agency MAP reported that the loan aims to enhance... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: World Bank

Qatar 2022 Final Battle: Musa says Eagles fully focused on “crucial 90 minutes”

NIGERIA’S Super Eagles are fully concentrated on Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff duel with Ghana’s Black Stars, with the players determined to put up... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa

Qatar 2022 Playoff: Super Eagles storm Kumasi in buoyant mood

NIGERIA’S contingent to Friday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown with the Black Stars of Ghana landed at the Kumasi International Airport on Thursday morning, with... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: Black Stars, Super Eagles, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Air Peace, NFF, Augustine Eguavoen,

European champions Italy will not play in the 2022 World Cup after being stunned by North Macedonia

EUROPEAN champions Italy will not play in the 2022 World Cup after being stunned by North Macedonia in their play-off in Palermo. Aleksandar Trajkovski picked up the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 68 times

Tags: Italy, 2022 World Cup, North Macedonia, Palermo, Aleksandar Trajkovski

WHO publishes first-ever country estimates on unintended pregnancy, abortion

THE World Health Organisation, WHO says data analysis on unintended pregnancy and abortion from 150 countries  revealed major disparities in accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare. With  the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 54 times

Tags: Dr Bela Ganatra, World Health Organisation,

World TB Day: Foundation advocates more resources to end diseases

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has called on the Federal  Government and  other  world leaders to invest more resources in the fight against... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), World TB Day, Dr Echey Ijezie,

UN General Assembly to vote on Ukraine resolution on Thursday

THE United Nations General Assembly will on Thursday vote on a resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Due to the large number of speakers, not all... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 50 times

Tags: UN, Putin, Zelensky, United Nations General Assembly

Algeria under pressure ahead of Cameroon clash

THERE is palpable tension on the streets of Algiers ahead of Algeria's crucial 2022 World Cup qualifying tie against Cameroon. The two African heavyweights both missed the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: Algeria, 2022 World Cup, Cameroon,

World Cup 2022: 'Jollof derby' sees West African rivals battle for Qatar

MENTION Nigeria v Ghana and two things spring to mind for many - a rivalry that centres on football and jollof rice. While the debate over which... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: World Cup 2022, Black Stars,

England captain Harry Kane wants to 'shine light' on Qatar issues

ENGLAND captain Harry Kane says he wants to "shine a light" on issues around Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup will be held. Homosexuality is illegal in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Harry Kane, 2022 World Cup, LGBTQ+,

418m people lack access to safe drinking water in Africa — UNICEF/WHO report

A joint special report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) saysabout 418 million people lack basic level of drinking water service... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 110 times

Tags: United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), Macky Sall,

Super Eagles praise turf of Moshood Abiola National Stadium

SUPER Eagles’ players on Tuesday rhapsodized about the new, improved turf of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja as they intensified preparations for the FIFA World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: SUPER Eagles, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Moshood Abiola National Stadium

Sanusi: We are leaving no stone unturned to see Eagles achieve victory

GENERAL Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi has reiterated that the nation’s football –ruling body is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Mohammed Sanusi, Black Stars, Super Eagles, NFF, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

Eleven European nations battle for one of three places in finals

TEN European nations have qualified for the 2022 World Cup and only three spots remain. Eleven countries are still dreaming of earning their places at the tournament... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo,

Plateau Assembly declares embattled Speaker’s seat vacant

THE Plateau State House of Assembly has declared the seat of embattled speaker, Abok Ayuba, vacant. Abok, the Member representing Jos East State constituency in the House,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 70 times

Tags: Plateau State House of Assembly, Yakubu Sanda, Abok Ayuba, APC, PDP,

Qatar 2022 Playoff: Eagles begin training for Black Stars in Abuja

..Maduka Okoye out NIGERIA’S army for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff battle with Ghana on Tuesday started their preparations in the Federal Capital, Abuja ahead... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

Adolescent health, coordination vital in achieving SDGs — Ehanire

THE Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires keeping adolescents healthy... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 103 times

Tags: Dr Osagie Ehanire, UNICEF, Dr Eduardo Celades, World Health Organisation, UN

Nigeria lifts pre-travel testing for vaccinated Nigerians, visitors

THE Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has lifted per travel testing requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated Nigerians and visitors. Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 94 times

Tags: Mr Boss Mustapha, World Health Organization, NCDC

Gareth Southgate says some England fans not travelling 'a great shame'

IT is "a great shame" that some England fans will not travel to the 2022 World Cup, says manager Gareth Southgate. Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 114 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Gareth Southgate, LGBTQ, England,

Buhari condemns violence in S/East, consoles Obiozor

 PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has described as “deeply distressing” the destruction in Imo State of the buildings and assets of the Police and the home of Prof.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags:  Prof. George Obiozor, President Muhammadu Buhari, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Malam Garba Shehu,

Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh wins emotional high jump gold

UKRAINE'S Yaroslava Mahuchikh won an emotional women's high jump gold at the World Athletics Indoor Championships. The 20-year-old, who had to undertake a three-day overland journey from... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 105 times

Tags: Yaroslava Mahuchikh, World Athletics,

Russia request to suspend Fifa ban for World Cup play-offs rejected

RUSSIA'S request to suspend their ban from competing in the World Cup play-offs has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Fifa suspended Russian national... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: World Cup play-offs, Fifa,

Adamawa to spend ₦3bn on NG-CARES Programme – Dep. Gov.

ADAMAWA Government has approved over ₦3 billion in the 2022 budget for the three delivery platforms of the NG-CARES Programmes in the state.   Chief Crowther Seth, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Chief Crowther Seth, World Bank,

Environmentalist advocates reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for the adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices to reduce the prevalent greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 164 times

Tags: Gafar Odubote,Let’s Do It World (LDIW), Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA),

ECOWAS says donated $1m to assist Nigeria’s vulnerable families in 2021

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Friday said it donated one million dollars to assist vulnerable families in the country in 2021. This is... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), World Food Programme (WFP),

Taha Yassine Khenissi returns to Tunisia squad after drug ban

TUNISIA have recalled Taha Yassine Khenissi for their upcoming World Cup play-off games as the forward returns from a ban for failing a drug test. The Carthage... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: TUNISIA, World Cup play-off, Carthage Eagles

Food security: Experts task farmers on climate-smart techniques

SOME environmentalists have tasked local farmers on the adoption of climate-smart agriculture techniques to curb climate change effects on food productivity. The environmentalists made the call in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 300 times

Tags: Mr Emmanuel Emechete, Let’s Do It World (LDIW), Gafar Odubote,

Stakeholders harp on awareness, funding to curb TB spread

AHEAD of the March 24 World Tuberculosis Day celebration, stakeholders partnering to end the scourge in Nigeria say increased awareness is key. They said this on Thursday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 112 times

Tags: Dr Amos Omoniyi, World Health Organisation, Dr Temidayo Lagundoye, Dr Queen Ogbuji, Dr Emmanuel Anyaike, Dr Bethrand Odume,

WHO warns against relaxing COVID-19 protocol, says cases are increasing

World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against relaxing COVID-19 protocol, noting that the pandemic is not over as cases are increasing globally. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 56 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus,

Kumasi's Baba Yara Stadium to host Ghana-Nigeria World Cup qualifier

THE Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi will host Ghana's home leg of the 2022 World Cup play-off tie against Nigeria despite several issues with the ground. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: Baba Yara Stadium, 2022 World Cup

Group urges in-coming Anambra governor to check lawlessness

The Movement for Election of Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction, on Wednesday, urged Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the in-coming Governor of Anambra, to check all forms of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Movement for Election of Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction,

India 2022: Match officials arrive for Flamingos, DR Congo World Cup qualifier in Benin City

MATCH officials for Saturday’s 2022 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying match between the U17 girls of Nigeria and those of the Democratic Republic of Congo... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: 2022 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

Guterres vows to improve UN’s handling of sexual exploitation, abuse

UN Secretary-General António Guterres says victims of sexual exploitation and abuse will be placed at the heart of efforts by the UN. Guterres said this following the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: António Guterres, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), Farhan Haq, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Populatio

EU to ban credit ratings agencies from doing business with Russia

EUROPE credit rating agencies will be prohibited from rating Russia’s sovereign debt and the country’s companies as part of the latest EU sanctions package set to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 62 times

Tags: International Monetary Fund, EU, World Bank

England playing for more than a semi-final place

THE good news is that England aren't out of the Women's World Cup. Yet. Four wins from their remaining four games, starting with India on Wednesday, could... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: England Women's cricket World Cup, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor, Jenny Gunn

Ukraine health facilities stretches to breaking point, WHO warns

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is working “day and night” to keep medical supply chains open and preserve the health system in Ukraine, where,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, UN, António Guterres,

World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff: FIFA makes changes to match officials

WORLD football –ruling body, FIFA has effected minor changes in the list of match officials for this month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff showdown between... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: FIFA, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Bernie Raymond Blom

Nigeria women’s basketball coach demands unpaid bonus

NIGERIA women's basketball head coach Otis Hughley has taken a swipe at the country's sports ministry over unpaid bonuses and demanded a contract review. Hughley replaced fellow... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Otis Hughley, Sam Vincent, Fiba Women's World Cup, D'Tigress

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets hammer Senegal 3-1, put one foot in FIFA World Cup finals

TWO-time World Cup silver medallists Nigeria all but assured of a spot at this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals after a sterling performance condemned... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 42 times

Tags: Nigeria, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Cleric decries menace of lust among nation’s youths

THE Jos Resident Pastor of Shepherd House Assembly International, Rev. Tajan Moltok, has expressed concern over the increasing menace of lust among the nation’s youths. Speaking in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 2 months ago | seen 188 times

Tags: Shepherd House Assembly International, Rev. Tajan Moltok,

COVID-19: NG-CARES disburses N35.3bn to states – Official

PROF. Yusuf Suleiman, Team Leader, Physical Implementation Support Mission for NG-CARES Programme, a World Bank programme, has said that about N35.3 billion had been disbursed to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 138 times

Tags: NG-CARES,World Bank,Prof. Yusuf Suleiman,

Ex-NSE boss emerges President, World Federation of Engineering Organisations

A former president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Mustafa Shehu, has been elected the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO). Shehu, who... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), Abdulkadir Aliyu, Mustafa Shehu,

Two thirds of households with children have lost income during pandemic

UNICEF-World Bank report finds that the lost earnings have left adults in 1 in 4 households with children going a day or more without food. AT least... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: UNICEF, World Bank, Sanjay Wijesekera, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo,

Qatar 2022 Final Battle: NFF announces Daar Communications as ticket rights holder

THE Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday publicly presented Daar Communications PLC (owners of Africa Independent Television and Raypower Radio) as the exclusive ticket rights holder for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: NFF, Tony Anegbe Akiotu, Mohammed Sanusi, Daar Communications, FIFA World Cup Qatar,

Russia banned from Rugby World Cup qualification, Georgia advance

RUSSIA will no longer be allowed to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, meaning Georgia have secured their place at the tournament in France. World Rugby suspended... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 60 times

Tags: RUSSIA, 2023 Rugby World Cup, Georgia

WHO says Europe faces big decisions on health

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on European countries to concentrate more on health than they did before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   WHO Europe said on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO)

Over 900 measles cases reported across 3 regions in Ethiopia- UN

ABOUT 929 new measles cases have been reported across three regions in Ethiopia, namely Somali, Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) regions. The United Nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: Nationalities and People’s (SNNP), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations,

WHO marks 2 years of declaring COVID-19 pandemic

 World Health Organisation (WHO) says almost 500 million people have been infected with the coronavirus since March 2020 and new variants are still a threat as... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 76 times

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Cleric to train 15,000 youths in skill acquisition in A’ Ibom

 Apostle Elijah Jack, the General Overseer of His Divine Redeemed World Ministry, said the church would train 15,000 youths across the 31 Local Government Areas of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags:  Apostle Elijah Jack, the General Overseer of His Divine Redeemed World Ministry

15-time major winner gives emotional speech at World Golf Hall of Fame induction

AN emotional Tiger Woods choked back the tears as he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday after a moving speech by... Read more

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Tags: Tiger Woods, World Golf Hall of Fame,

NFF in grief as former Super Eagle, Justice Christopher dies at 41

NIGERIA Football was again in mourning early Wednesday as news filtered in that former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Justice Christopher, had slumped and died in Jos, the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: Super Eagles, Justice Christopher, 2022 FIFA World Cup,

Swansea midfielder among four new faces in Cameroon squad

SWANSEA City midfielder Olivier Ntcham has been included in Cameroon's 38-man preliminary squad for their 2022 World Cup play-off against Algeria. The 26-year-old is among four new... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: SWANSEA City, Olivier Ntcham, Cameroon, Algeria, World Cup play-off

Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off semi-final postponed

SCOTLAND'S World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine has been postponed. The nations were set to meet at Hampden on 24 March but Ukraine requested that Fifa moves... Read more

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Tags: SCOTLAND, World Cup, Ukraine, Fifa

84% of Fijians suffer from premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases – WHO

NON-Communicable diseases (NCDs) are becoming a socio-economic burden for Fiji as they account for an estimated 84 per cent of premature deaths in the island nation,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Shiva Anjini Singh,

India 2022: Rampant Flamingos knock DR Congo 3-0 in Kinshasa

NIGERIA’S U17 girls, Flamingos ran riot round their hosts, DR Congo and earned a 3-0 victory in their FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup second round, first... Read more

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Tags: NIGERIA’S U17 girls, DR Congo, Flamingos, FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

Nigerians prone to mental illness due to hardship – Expert

PROF. James Obindo, President, Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), has said that Nigerians are prone to mental illnesses, due to the visible hardships in the... Read more

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Tags: Prof. James Obindo, APN, World Health Organisation,

Ex WTO official wants more trade negotiators for Nigeria

 PROF. Dickson Yeboah, Former Head, Course on Intensive Trade Negotiations Skills, World Trade Organisation (WTO), said that Nigeria needs more skilled negotiators to lift the country... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags:  Prof. Dickson Yeboah, World Trade Organisation,

Tuchel pledges future to Chelsea in spite of Abramovich’s planned sale

THOMAS Tuchel has pledged his future to Chelsea amid Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell the Stamford Bridge club. Russian-Israeli billionaire Abramovich revealed his decision to sell Chelsea... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 106 times

Tags: Thomas Tuchel, Roman Abramovich, European Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup,

Experts decry open defecation in Oyo, warn of danger to residents

ENVIRONMENTAL experts and other stakeholders in Oyo state have deplored the practice of open defecation in the state, warning that it portends hazards to residents if... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Mr Adetunji Akinpelu, UNICEF, Hon. Rahman Adepoju, Dr Akinfemi Akinyode,

AstraZeneca: Celebrating one year of COVAX vaccine deliveries to Africa

WHEN on Dec. 31, 2019, the World Health Organisation  (WHO) was  informed of cases of a pneumonia-like disease of unknown cause in Wuhan City, China, the... Read more

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Tags: World Health Organisation, AstraZeneca, Dr John Nkengasong, Aurélia Nguyen,

NCDC announces measles outbreak in 8 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has registered the outbreak of measles in eight states of the federation. The NCDC via its official website on Friday... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), World Health Organisation,

Qatar 2022: Eguavoen lists Musa, Ekong, 30 others in provisional squad to battle Ghana

TECHNICAL Adviser Augustine Eguavoen has called up Captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, midfielder Wifred Ndidi and forwards Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho in a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

Tags: Augustine Eguavoen, Super Eagles, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

Ukraine seek play-off semi-final with Scotland postponement

UKRAINE have requested a postponement of their World Cup play-off semi-final against Scotland. The nations were due to meet at Hampden on 24 March but football in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 46 times

Tags: UKRAINE, World Cup, Scotland, Uefa, Fifa

Africa welcomes banning of plastics pollution by UNEA

THE banning of plastic pollution by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is welcomed as it will  help protect the environment,  South African Minister of Forestry,... Read more

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Tags: United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), Barbara Creecy,

Bauchi women group protests rejection of bills seeking gender equality

THE Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), an NGO and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs)in Bauchi State have protested over the rejection of bills on gender... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 58 times

Tags: Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), National Assembly (NASS), Attah Sisters Helping Hand Foundation (ASHHF),

Russia-Ukraine conflict could increase numbers of severe COVID-19 disease – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict was likely to drive COVID-19 transmission higher. It said in turn it would increase the risk... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, United Nations, Mike Ryan,

D’Tigress draw France, Australia, Canada, 2 others in Group B of FIBA Women’s World Cup

NIGERIA’S D’Tigress will face familiar opponents when they kick of their FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup campaign in Sydney, Australia in September. Drawn in Group B, they... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

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NGO calls on NASS to rescind stance on gender bills

PLAN International, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on the National Assembly to reconsider its stance on some gender equality and equal opportunity bills. Mr Charles Usie,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Plan International, Charles Usie, National Assembly,

175 nations sign up to end global scourge of plastic pollution-UN

HEADS of State, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 nations, have  endorsed a historic resolution to end plastic pollution, and forge an international legally binding... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 78 times

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Ukraine: Oxygen shortage putting lives in danger, WHO warns

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that shortage of oxygen in Ukraine could put lives in danger and undermine the support of UN efforts in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: UN, World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus,

1bn people at risk of hearing loss due to loud music- WHO

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) says over one billion people, aged 12 to 35, risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Dr Ren Minghui, UN

World leaders, experts call for action to protect environment from pollution

WORLD leaders and experts on Wednesday called for global action to reduce antimicrobial pollution, recognising this as critical to combating rising levels of drug resistance and... Read more

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Tags: Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of BangladeshUN Environment Assembly, World Health Organisation, WHO,

COVID-19 triggers 25% increase in anxiety, depression globally - WHO

THE World Health Organisation, WHO, says COVID-19 pandemic has triggered 25 per cent increase in anxiety and depression globally in the first year of the pandemic. The... Read more

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Tags: Dévora Kestel, WHO’s Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance, Mental Health Atlas, Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, World Health Organisation, WHO, COVID-19

2023 general elections will be acceptable to all–Buhari’s Aide

MR Umar El-Yakub, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matter (House of Representatives), says 2023 general elections will be acceptable to all.El-Yakub... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 91 times

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Ukrainian invasion can destabilise world food supplies, UN warns

CHARITY organisations have warned that world food supplies could be endangered as a knock-on effect of Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying Middle Eastern and Asian nations... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 74 times

Tags: UN World Food Programme (WFP), President Vladimir, Putin,

IMF, World Bank to boost financial, policy support for Ukraine

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank announce plans to support Ukraine on the financing and policy fronts and are urgently increasing that support.   IMF... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: International Monetary Fund, World Bank, President David Malpass, Kristalina Georgieva,

Pantami, Danbatta lead Nigerian delegation to MWC 2022

...meet with US Delegation, OEMs, Others THE Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, accompanied by the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 142 times

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Malawi President, Lazarus Chakwera, others restate commitment to quality leadership at the 10TH ALM Persons of the Year

THE President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, alongside other political, business and diplomatic leaders, have restated their commitment to quality and purposeful leadership in Africa. President Chakwera,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: President Lazarus Chakwera, Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Polaris Bank Limited, Capt. Musa Nuhu,  NBS Bank, Mactar SY, SYLAM Technologies Group SAS, Kwanele Ngwemya, Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Health Organiz

UN, partners ready to scale up humanitarian operations in Ukraine once security permits

THE United Nations and partners are preparing to scale up humanitarian operations in Ukraine once the security situation permits, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Stephane... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 61 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations, Stephane Dujarric,

Ukraine: UN General Assembly to vote on draft resolution on Wednesday

The United Nations, UN, General Assembly has agreed to vote on a draft resolution on Ukraine, tentatively on Wednesday, expecting no fewer than 100 countries to... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 3 months ago | seen 64 times

Tags: Russian Ambassadsor Vasily Nebenzya, President Abdulla Shahid, UN General Assembly

FCT indigenes seek NASS’ support on mayoralty

THE indigenous inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday in Abuja, sought the support of the National Assembly (NASS) on their quest for the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: indigenous inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), National Assembly (NASS), Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Lazarus Nyaholo,

World Bank IBB flood project 90 percent completed, says Gov. Emmanuel

GOV. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has said that the World Bank Assisted Flood Control located in Uyo metropolis was 90 per cent completed. The project, which... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: GOV. Udom Emmanuel, World Bank,

History shall be made at the Dubai World Expo: Royal World Cup Maiden Voyage

THE world is coming together in Dubai for the World Expo 2020 & MUAYTHAI is one of the sports taking centre stage. Muaythai Fight Night Expo 2020 will see... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 155 times

Tags: Muaythai Fight Night Expo 2020, Royal World Cup,

Lebanon launches reconstruction project of Beirut explosions

A statement by the Council of Ministers on Friday said Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati launched a World Bank-funded project for the rehabilitation of heritage buildings... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

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Buhari pledges constructive engagement with medical professionals

THE Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said it would continue to seek constructive engagement with members of the medical profession. President Muhammadu Buhari stated this at... Read more

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Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Osagie Ehanire, World Medical Association (WMA), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) , Prof. Innocent Ujah, Commonwealth Medical Association  (CMA), Dr Chris Ngige, Ahme

Hostilities in Ukraine pose threat to 7.5m children- UNICEF

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is deeply concerned that intensifying hostilities in Ukraine pose an immediate threat to the lives and wellbeing of the country’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 57 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

Teams can fulfil fixtures with nine players

TEAMS at the Women's World Cup will be able to fulfil their fixtures with only nine fit players if their squad is hit by Covid-19. The tournament... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 507 times

Tags: Women's World Cup, New Zealand, Covid,

Nigeria to host 2022 World Toilet Summit in November

Nigeria has been named as the official host of the 2022 World Toilet Summit, slated for November 2022. Mr Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 125 times

Tags: World Toilet Summit, World Toilet Organization (WTO), Jack Sim, Caterina De Albuquerque, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), Nicholas Igwe, Organised Private Sector in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (O

WHO accuses firms of unethical marketing of baby formula

THE World Health Organisation and UNICEF accuse formula milk companies of targeting pregnant women and young mothers with unethical marketing practices, in a study released on... Read more

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World Bank to provide $2bn for Argentina in 2022

THE World Bank will support Argentina with two billion dollars in 2022 amid a severe economic crisis in the country, Axel van Trotsenburg, the Bank’s Managing... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 127 times

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FAO, WFP inaugurate initiative to boost children’s right to food

 Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a project to improve the diet of school-aged children, with support from the German... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 59 times

Tags: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL),

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Play-off: Super Eagles, Black Stars now to play 25 & 29 March

THE Nigeria Football Federation was on Monday notified by the Confederation of African Football that the FIFA World Cup play-off round between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and... Read more

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Tags: FIFA World Cup, CAF, Super Eagles, Black Stars

UNGA President welcomes technology to produce COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

THE President of the 76th Session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, on Friday, welcomed the announcement of six countries on the African continent receiving technology... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 76 times

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Buhari welcomes Nigeria’s designation as vaccine manufacture base

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in Brussels, Belgium, welcomed the designation of Nigeria as one of the six countries in Africa designated as manufacturing bases for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: President Muhammadu Buhari, World Health Organization, Malam Garba Shehu,

Nigeria, others to receive first COVID-busting vaccines in Africa -WHO

World Health Organisation, WHO says Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia will be the first countries on the African continent to receive the technology... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Tedros Ghebreyesus, President Cyril Ramaphosa

Buruli ulcer 3rd most common mycobacterial disease in Nigeria – NTBLCP

BURULI Ulcer (BU), is the emerging and third most common mycobacterial disease in Nigeria after tuberculosis and leprosy, the National Tuberculosis, Buruli Ulcer, and Leprosy Control... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 155 times

Tags: National Tuberculosis Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), Peter Adebayo, World Health Organisation (WHO),

WADA accuses CAS of ignoring anti-doping code in Valieva ruling

THE World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Friday accused the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of ignoring the world anti-doping code in the case involving Russian teenage... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 95 times

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WHO reports first polio outbreak in Africa in years

MALAWI has recorded the first polio outbreak on the African continent in several years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Friday. Polio is a contagious infectious... Read more

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Winter Olympics: IOC president disturbed by Russian teenager’s meltdown

Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it had been “chilling” to witness Russian teenage skater Kamila Valieva crumble under pressure at the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, Kamila Valieva, Anna Shcherbakova, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), International Skating Union (ISU), World A

Malawi declares polio outbreak

THE health authorities in Malawi have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in a young child in the capital... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Dr Modjirom Ndoutabe, World Health Organisation,

Most Nigerians ignorant of high burden TB – Official

THE National Tuberculosis, Buruli Ulcer, and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), has said that 73 percent of Nigerians were ignorant of the high burden of tuberculosis (TB). The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: NTBLCP, Dr Chukwuemeka Anyike, World Health Organisation

Severe hunger: WFP calls for $470m to assist people in Sahel

The World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday called for 470 million dollars to assist people in Sahel region where millions of people are at risk of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley,

Attempted suicide may attract six months community service

NIGERIA'S House of Representatives yesterday passed for second reading a bill that seeks to sentence anyone who attempts to kill themselves to community service for six... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 98 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Chukwuemeka Akachi, Rep. Francis Waive, APC,

Experts call for united action to reduce global burden of depression

Experts on Wednesday called for united action to reduce the  increasingly serious global crisis of depression. It is estimated that each year, five per cent of adults... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Lancet, World Psychiatric Association Commission, National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health, prof. Helen Herrman, Orygen, University of Melbourne,

WHO gets permission to deliver medical supplies to Tigray

WORLD Health Organisation, WHO has been permitted to deliver medical supplies to Tigray, Ethiopia, for the first time since July 2021, but there is no fuel... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 65 times

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Outrage in Igboland over desecration of Ozo title by women

THERE was outrage recently across Igboland, particularly among elders, traditional rulers, Ozo titleholders, titled chiefs, leaders and stakeholders, over an online viral video showing some Igbo women... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 187 times

Tags: Ozo, Igbo women, Prof. George Obiozor, Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Argentina’s Premier League quartet bag two-match ban

FOUR Argentina stars based in the Premier League have been suspended for two international matches in relation to the abandoned World Cup qualifier against Brazil last... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Emiliano Buendia, Emiliano Martinez,Premier League, World Cup, Brazil, Argentina,

Omicron threat remains high in east Europe – WHO

 The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, said a new wave of infections from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was moving towards the east of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 73 times

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SMOORE: Chinese industry leaders are committed to exploring harm reduction of vaping

IN recent years, Chinese vaping industry leaders RELX and SMOORE are committed to cross-disciplinary fundamental research on atomization mechanism, so as to explore the long-term health... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: World Health Organization, RELX, SMOORE

WHO lauds ‘historic initiative’ on vaccine equity in South Africa

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has commended the initiative of establishing mRNA vaccine technology transfer Hub in South Africa. Ghebreyesus told a COVID-19 global... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 91 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, UNICEF,

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel dedicated his side's first Club World Cup triumph to owner Roman Abramovich

CHELSEA manager Thomas Tuchel dedicated his side's first Club World Cup triumph to owner Roman Abramovich after an extra-time win against Brazilian side Palmeiras. A 117th-minute penalty... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 3 months ago | seen 63 times

Tags: CHELSEA, Kai Havertz, Palmeiras, Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Tuchel, Club World Cup, Roman Abramovich

WHO highlights benefits, dangers of artificial intelligence for older people

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies can improve older people’s health and well-being, but only if ageism is eliminated from their design, implementation, and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: World Health Organisation, OHCHR, UNDESA, UNFPA,

Niger Assembly confirms Kigera as new Grand Khadi of Sharia Court of Appeal

NIGER House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Alhaji Abubakar Kigera as the substantive Grand Kadi of the state Sharia Court of Appeal. The News Agency... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 85 times

Tags: NAN, Niger State House of Assembly

Palmeiras will face Chelsea or Al Hilal in the final of the Fifa Club World Cup after beating Al Ahly

PALMEIRAS will face Chelsea or Al Hilal in the final of the Fifa Club World Cup after beating Al Ahly in Tuesday's semi-final. Raphael Veiga fired home... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 95 times

Tags: PALMEIRAS, Chelsea, Al Hilal, Fifa Club World Cup, Al Ahly

Qatar 2022 Race Final Battle: Super Eagles, Black Stars to clash in Abuja on Sunday, March 27

NIGERIA and Ghana will face off in a pitched battle at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, 27th March in what is the final leg... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: NIGERIA, Ghana, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,

13m people face severe hunger as drought grips horn of Africa

About 13 million people are facing hunger due to severe drought in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday. According to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: World Food Programme (WFP), Michael Dunford,

Will Fifa Club World Cup hinder Chelsea's Premier League and Champions League hopes?

CHELSEA head off to the Fifa Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates this week with a chance to be named world champions - but... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 89 times

Tags: CHELSEA, Al Hilal, Premier League, Fifa Club World Cup, United Arab Emirates, world champions,

UK & Republic of Ireland FAs abandon 2030 bid to focus on Euro 2028

THE UK and Republic of Ireland football associations have agreed not to bid for the 2030 World Cup. They will instead focus on a joint bid to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: UK, Republic of Ireland, 2030 World Cup, Euro 2028, DCMS

Chelsea to play Al Hilal at Club World Cup

CHELSEA will play Al Hilal in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup as the Asian Champions League winners came from behind to beat Al Jazira... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 99 times

Tags: CHELSEA, Thomas Tuchel, Al Hilal, Al Jazira, Club World Cup, Asian Champions League,

Students lost 200 school days to COVID-19 — World Bank

WITH COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe for over two years now, the World Bank has estimated that students lost over 200 school days by the end... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: COVID-19, World Bank

Ighalo scores as Al Hilal hit six to book semi-final place

Al Hilal thumped hosts Al Jazira 6-1 on Sunday in Abu Dhabi to book their place in the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals against Chelsea. Al... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: Al Hilal, Abu Dhabi, FIFA Club World Cup, English Premier League (EPL), ohamed Kanno, Salem Al-Dawsari, Moussa Marega, Andre Carrillo, Chelsea

COVID-19 threatens push to end FGM – UN

The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse decades of global progress in stamping out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UN agencies warn ahead of the International Day to eliminate... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 87 times

Tags: General António Guterres, UNICEF Senior, Nankali Maksud, World Health Organisation (WHO),

Cancer Day: Organisation seeks concerted efforts to close cancer care gap

The ↑↓GivingTide International, an NGO, has called on everyone, collectively and individually, to commit to the effort to close the cancer care gap by supporting the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: ↑↓GivingTide International, World Health Organisation (WHO), National Cancer Prevention Programme (NCPP),

Make breast cancer treatment free, medical women association urge govts.

THE Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Kwara Chapter, on Friday, appealed to all tiers of governments,  to make Breast cancer treatment free for Nigerian women. Dr.... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Dr. Bilqis Alatishe-Muhammad, World Cancer Day

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets to go all out against Cameroon for final qualifying ticket

COACH Chris Danjuma and his Nigeria U20 girls will pull no punches when they take on their Cameroonian counterparts in the second leg of their fourth-round... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: Chris Danjuma, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

India 2022: Olowookere invites 35 players to camp for DR Congo

HEAD Coach Bankole Olowookere has called 35 players to the camp of the U17 Girls’ National Team, Flamingos to begin preparations for next month’s 2022 FIFA... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 107 times

Tags: FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, Flamingos, Bankole Olowookere

WHO sees “ceasefire’’ opportunity in fighting COVID-19 in Europe

THE European region is approaching “a plausible endgame’’ in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic while the cases are still surging. A senior official of the World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Hans Kluge, World Health Organisation

Advancing heart surgery in Nigeria: prospects and challenges

by Oluwafunke Ishola and Vivian Ihechu, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 427 times

Tags: World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Bode Falase, LASUTH,

UNEP, WHO to launch campaign to combat microplastics in cigarettes

UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on the environmental and health impacts of microplastics... Read more

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59,000 new COVID- 19 deaths reported by Jan. 30 – WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 59,000 new deaths were recorded as of Jan. 30 across the six WHO regions. The global health agency... Read more

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Anambra Assembly orders suspension of recruitment, conversion of PTA teachers

The Anambra State House of Assembly has ordered the suspension of the conversion of teachers engaged by  Parents Teachers Association (PTA) to permanent staff in state’s schools. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 65 times

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Anambra Assembly orders suspension of recruitment, conversion of PTA teachers

The Anambra State House of Assembly has ordered the suspension of the conversion of teachers engaged by  Parents Teachers Association (PTA) to permanent staff in state’s schools. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 71 times

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WHO warns of physical, mental risks to teleworkers’ health, calls for crucial changes

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday warned of risks of teleworking for physical health, such as back pains and mental health, such as social isolation,... Read more

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Russia should not assume doping sanctions will be lifted, WADA warns

Russia should not assume sanctions imposed for running a state-sponsored doping programme will be automatically lifted when its suspension is completed at the end of year,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Witold Banka, Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA),

Emma Raducanu one of six British nominees

US Open champion Emma Raducanu is one of six British sports stars nominated for the 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards. Diver Tom Daley and BMX racer Bethany... Read more

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Bias-driven travel bans are an ineffective response to variants

THE knee-jerk travel bans imposed late last year in response to Omicron were inconvenient for many – particularly given the holiday season. But they were also... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 92 times

Tags: Nonye Mpho Omotola, World Health Organisation

Cameroon’s Young Lionesses to arrive Thursday for Falconets

CAMEROON’S U20 girls, Young Lionesses will fly into the Federal Capital, Abuja on Thursday morning for their FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, fourth round second leg... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 100 times

Tags: CAMEROON’S U20 girls, Falconets, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup,

Pandemic creates mountain of medical rubbish – WHO

MORE than 200,000 tons of medical waste, much of it plastic waste, has accumulated worldwide as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organisation... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 70 times

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Productivity, domestic investment key to Cambodia’s economic recovery — World Bank

 CAMBODIA can regain its sustained economic growth by increasing productivity among firms and workers, diversifying exports and taking steps to boost domestic investment, the World Bank... Read more

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Nigeria to get revised guidelines to tackle NTDs

 AHEAD of the 2022 World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day, the Federal Government says it is reviewing existing studies, campaigns, WASH and NTDs analysis in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 163 times

Tags: World Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sen. Adeleke Mamorah,

An unexpected chance for Balotelli – can Mario fire Italy to World Cup?

MARIO Balotelli's call-up to the Italy training camp, more than three years after his last cap, has raised eyebrows both in his homeland and around Europe. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 311 times

Tags: MARIO Balotelli, World Cup, Roberto Mancini, Adana Demirspor, Daniele Verri,

'It is a sleeping giant' - meet the Englishman bidding to end Canada's World Cup misery

IN England, memories of the 1986 World Cup centre around Diego Maradona, the 'Hand of God' and the wonder goal he scored for Argentina in that... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 310 times

Tags: 986 World Cup, John Herdman, Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David, Concacaf, Diego Maradona, Argentina, Canada,

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says biennial World Cup can help save African lives

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested reforms to football's calendar could help prevent Africans from dying at sea through migration. World football's governing body has put forward... Read more

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World Bank ‘exposes’ Uzodimma on fiscal performance in governance

SOMETIME in 2017, the world apex bank introduced a performance-based programme that would make them monitor and rate the fiscal performance of states. To that effect, the... Read more

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Qatar 2022: Super Eagles to aim for the Stars!

THE 71-year old rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana on the football field will hit a combustible point in March when the Super Eagles and the Black... Read more

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Tags: Nigeria, Ghana, FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles

Costa Rica 2022: Cameroon hold Nigeria to 0-0 draw in Douala

NIGERIA and Cameroon battled to a scoreless draw in their FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African series fourth round, first leg encounter in Douala on Saturday. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: NIGERIA, Cameroon, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

England to play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March

ENGLAND will play Ivory Coast in a friendly at Wembley on 29 March. Ivory Coast are ranked 56th in the world and are through to the last-16... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 186 times

Tags: ENGLAND, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Africa Cup of Nation, World Cup

Falconets confident as they battle Cameroon in Douala

NIGERIA’S U20 girls, Falconets are buoyed by the performance of the Super Eagles at the ongoing 33rd Africa Cup of Nations, and say they are motivated for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 79 times

Tags: NIGERIA’S U20 girls, Super Eagles, Falconets, Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

EU challenges Russia at WTO over wood export restrictions

EUROPEAN Union on Friday launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization to Russian export restrictions on wood products which the bloc said are illegal and... Read more

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EU challenges Russia at WTO over wood export restrictions

European Union on Friday launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization to Russian export restrictions on wood products which the bloc said are illegal and... Read more

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Volcano: 80% of Tonga population impacted by eruption, tsunami -UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), says  no fewer than 12,000 households have been affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami that... Read more

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Tags: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano,Initial Damage Assessments (IDAs), National Emergency Management Office (NEMO), World Food Programme (WF

COVID-19 pushes extreme poverty by 3 % in West Africa — Report

Extreme poverty in West Africa rose by nearly three per cent in 2020, another fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN-backed report launched on Thursday that... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 66 times

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Economic group partners NIPC on investment migration

The World International Economy Group (WIEG) is seeking partnership with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) to facilities the migration of large investment to Nigeria. The WIEG... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 127 times

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Increased funding for Tech Start-ups key to Africa’s Digital Transformation

THE World Economic Forum’s latest report, “Attracting Investment and Accelerating Adoption for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa” analyses the challenges Africa faces in joining the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 159 times

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WHO recommends lifting COVID-19 travel restrictions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged nations to lift or ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, saying they have proven to be of little public health value... Read more

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Six-time European Cup winner Francisco 'Paco' Gento dies aged 88

REAL Madrid and Spain legend Francisco 'Paco' Gento has died aged 88. Gento, who spent 18 years with Real from 1953-1971, is the only player to have... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 78 times

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World Cup 2022: Yellow cards wiped clean for play-offs

FIFA has agreed yellow cards will be wiped clean in the European play-offs for the 2022 World Cup. Under Fifa rules, bookings collected in qualifying matches still... Read more

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Peugeot set to line-up for Le Mans in record World Endurance Championship grid

PEUGEOT will join champions Toyota on a record grid during this season's World Endurance Championship. The series, which includes the Le Mans 24 Hours, will have 39... Read more

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Omicron fuels 15m new weekly COVID-19 cases-WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said fuelled by Omicron, more than 15 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported around the world last week,... Read more

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Gunmen abducts mother of Kano lawmaker

SUSPECTED kidnappers have abducted Hajiya Zainab, the mother of Isiyaku Ali Danja, the Minority Leader of Kano State House of Assembly, around midnight of Tuesday. Sources said... Read more

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World Bank predicts growth for Nigeria in 2022

AS the global economy is predicted to decelerate by up to 4.3 per cent in 2022, Nigeria and other countries facing debt sustainability challenges may face... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 4 months ago | seen 133 times

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Climate failure, social crisis top global risks 2022

CLIMATE risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic. According to the Global Risks Report 2022, while the top long-term risks... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 4 months ago | seen 117 times

Tags: Peter Giger, Carolina Klint, Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum,

Harnessing Kogi’s potential for economic prosperity, stability

By Lizzy Okoji, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. DESCRIBING Kogi as Nigeria’s most strategic state will not be out of place considering its location on the country’s... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: Ajaokuta Steel Company, National Inland Waterways Authority, Nigerian Navy, Private Public Partnership of Nigeria Export-Import Bank Plc, President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Wahaab Abdullah, World Bank, Co

Charlotte Bankes wins second snowboard cross World Cup event in two days

BRITAIN'S Charlotte Bankes claimed her second snowboard cross World Cup event win in as many days as she continued her Winter Olympic preparations. The 26-year-old, who is... Read more

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Christian Eriksen: Antonio Conte offers Tottenham training opportunity

MANAGER Antonio Conte says "the door is always open" for Christian Eriksen to train at Tottenham as he chases his dream of playing at the 2022... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 141 times

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Former governor, wife, mourn ex Lagos deputy speaker, Adediran

BOLA Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC,  National Leader, says the death of Adetoun Adediran, former deputy speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, is painful... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: Lagos Building Investment Company, News Agency of Nigeria, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, Adetoun Adediran, Lagos State House of Assembly,Sen. Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress

WHO renews appeal for vaccine equity to defeat COVID-19

WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday renewed its call for vaccine equity and solidarity to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic as the highest number of cases were... Read more

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Blatter says biennial World Cup competitions will kill football clubs

FORMER FIFA president Sepp Blatter has delivered “a clear ‘No’ ” to the governing body’s plans for biennial World Cup competitions. The 85-year-old, who held the top... Read more

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Provide braille for visually impaired students, NGOs urge institutions

A coalition of non-governmental organizations working to provide services to blind people has urged public and private academic institutions to make braille devices available to blind... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 296 times

Tags: Nigerian Welfare Association of the Blind, Mr Lukman Salami, braille, World International Braille Day, Mr Danlami Bashir,

World Braille Day: UN agencies harp on information accessibility to PLWD

UN agencies say the COVID-19 pandemic has shown how critical it is to ensure essential information is accessible to everyone, including People Living with Disabilities (PLWD). The... Read more

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Christian Eriksen: Denmark midfielder targets 2022 World Cup call-up

DENMARK midfielder Christian Eriksen says his goal is to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as he continues his recovery from the cardiac arrest... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 102 times

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WHO says more evidence Omicron causes milder symptoms

MORE evidence is emerging that the Omicron Coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants, a World Health Organisation official... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 144 times

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Costa Rica 2022 Race: Danjuma invites Demehin, 25 others for Cameroon

COACH Chris Danjuma has called up 26 players to the camp of Nigeria’s U20 Girls, Falconets ahead of this month’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 113 times

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CJN's call on National Assembly receives accolade from Lawyers

SOME Abuja-based lawyers have expressed divergent views on the Chief Justice of Nigeria's, CJN, proposal to the National Assembly to confer power of control of the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 186 times

Tags: National Assembly, Seprebofa Oyeghe, Justice Walter Onnoghen, Federal Executive Bodies, SGF, Office of the Secretary, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Code of Conduct Bureau, News Agency of Nigeria, Nati

Peter Wright wins PDC World Darts Championship title for second time

PETER Wright produced a sensational comeback to beat Michael Smith in a thrilling final of the PDC World Darts Championship. Trailing 5-4 and with Smith two legs... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 62 times

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Why Igbo group urged Buhari to review list of nominees for INEC national commissioners 

THE South-East Group, Igbo Political Progressive Union (IPPU) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to review the list of nominees for National Commissioners of the Independent National... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 172 times

Tags: Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Olaniyi Ijalaye, Igbo Political Progressive Union, Mr. John Nwobodo, President Muhammadu Buhari,

WHO director general predicts COVID-19 will end in 2022

TEDROS Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, has expressed optimism that COVID-19 pandemic will end in 2022. Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing on Wednesday that... Read more

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PDC World Darts Championship: Former champions Rob Cross and Peter Wright into last 16

FORMER world champions Rob Cross and Peter Wright made it through to the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace. Cross, who won... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 144 times

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FIRSTBANK driving dollar remittances, economic growth via IMTOS

 By Chinwendu Obienyi  FOR centuries, there have been heated debates over the sources of economic growth in developing economies and why some countries reflect strong economic growth compared... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 148 times

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Pandemic drives need for technology adoption among SMEs but barriers remain

A survey by World Economic Forum indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for more adoption and integration of digital technology among small and medium... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 5 months ago | seen 146 times

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Biennial World Cup: Fifa plans would 'generate extra £3.3bn'

A biennial World Cup would generate in excess of £3.3bn in additional revenue over a four-year cycle, delegates at Fifa's global summit have been told. Fifa has... Read more

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Igbo group raises the alarm over multiple security checkpoints in South East

A group, Cultural Credibility Development Initiative has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and the Chief of Defence staff, General Leo Irabor over what... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 186 times

Tags: Igbo group, Uwazurike

FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier: Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal through to fourth round

GHANA, Tanzania and Senegal have progressed to the fourth round of the African qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Costa Rica 2022. In the third... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 120 times

Tags: CAF Women’s Champions League, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup,

Emily Campbell: British weightlifter adds world bronze to Olympic silver and Euro gold

EMILY Campbell has added to her growing medal collection with a bronze at the World Championships in Uzebekistan. The 27-year-old Olympic silver medallist finished third in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: EMILY Campbell, World Championships, Olympic

World bank approves $700m to build climate-resilient landscape in Nigeria

THE World Bank has approved a 700 million dollar credit from its International Development Association (IDA) for the Nigeria Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project. It... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 5 months ago | seen 194 times

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Omicron, Delta drive 83% surge in COVID-19 cases in Africa – WHO

THE World Health Organisation, WHO, says 83 per cent surge in COVID-19 cases recorded during the past week in Africa is driven by Delta and Omicron... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 5 months ago | seen 118 times

Tags: Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organisation, WHO, Delta and Omicron  variants

Covid and the Workplace Survey

ACCORDING to a new survey, there is widespread support among workers across the world for workplace COVID-control mandates. On average, about three in four employed adults... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 205 times

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Race to Costa Rica 2022: Falconets thump hosts Congo 4-0 in Brazzaville

TWO–time World Cup silver medallists Nigeria continued from where they left off in the second round by hammering hosts Congo 4-0 in the first leg of... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 143 times

Tags: FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African, Nigeria, Congo

Plateau assembly crisis: Abok’s impeachment remains illegal – Lawmaker

ESTHER Dusu (PDP), representing Jos North-West Constiteuncy in the Plateau House of Assembly says the impeachment of Ayuba Abok as the  Speaker of the assembly remains... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 177 times

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Plateau Assembly passes N116.7bn as 2022 appropriation bill

THE Plateau State House of Assembly (PLHA) presided over by the Speaker, Yakubu Sanda, on Thursday passed into law an appropriation bill of N116. 7 billion... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 143 times

Tags: Yakubu Sanda, Plateau State House of Assembly, Gov. Simon Lalong

Karsten Warholm and Elaine Thompson-Herah named World Athletes of the Year

NORWEGIAN 400m hurdler Karsten Warholm and Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah have been named World Athletics' World Athletes of the Year. Warholm, 25, won his award for beating... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 83 times

Tags: Karsten Warholm, Elaine Thompson-Herah, World Athletics'

Scotland's unbeaten start to their Women's World Cup qualifying campaign came to a painful end

SCOTLAND'S unbeaten start to their Women's World Cup qualifying campaign came to a painful end as rampant Spain put eight past them in Seville. Aitana Bonmati and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 167 times

Tags: SCOTLAND, Women's World Cup, Spain

Sokoto assembly approves N3.27bn virement

SOKOTO State House of Assembly on Tuesday approved state government request for 3rd Quarter Capital and Recurrent Virement Warrant in the 2021 budget worth N3.27 billion. This followed... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 135 times

Tags: SOKOTO State House of Assembly, APC, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal

Chelsea discover Fifa Club World Cup route - Al Hilal, Al Jazira or Auckland City in semis

EUROPEAN champions Chelsea will play Al Hilal, Al Jazira or Auckland City in the semi-final of the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 182 times

Tags: Chelsea, Al Hilal, Al Jazira, Auckland City, Fifa Club World Cup

Mixed reactions trail call for removal of Super Eagles Chief Coach

By Benprince Ezeh RECENTLY, the three-time African champions ‘Super Eagles’ have come under scrutiny over the performance of the team, especially during the current campaign for the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 272 times

Tags: 2022 FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr

England boss praises goalkeeper's role in Austria win

ENGLAND manager Sarina Wiegman said goalkeeper Mary Earps "made the difference" in their 1-0 win over Austria at the Stadium of Light. Earps, who has started every... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 142 times

Tags: Mary Earps, Sarina Wiegman, World Cup qualifying

Snooker boss says Shaun Murphy row 'great' for the sport

WORLD Snooker Tour chairman Steve Dawson says the manner of Neil Robertson and Shaun Murphy's first-round UK Championship exits to amateurs has been "great" for snooker. Robertson lost... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 183 times

Tags: Steve Dawson, WORLD Snooker, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy

Women's World Cup Qualifier: Zimbabwe tournament involving Ireland abandoned amid new Covid-19 variant

THE Women's World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, which involved Ireland, has been abandoned after the detection of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant. Travel restrictions have been imposed... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 202 times

Tags: Women's World Cup Qualifier, Omicron Covid-19 variant

Gianni Infantino: Opponents to biennial World Cup 'afraid of change'

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said opponents of plans to hold the World Cup every two years were "afraid" of change as countries in Africa voiced support... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 181 times

Tags: FIFA, Gianni Infantino, World Cup

Sarina Wiegman says she expects Saturday's Women's World Cup qualifier against Austria to be the toughest of her reign as England manager

SARINA Wiegman says she expects Saturday's Women's World Cup qualifier against Austria to be the toughest of her reign as England manager so far. The Lionesses have... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 161 times

Tags: SARINA Wiegman, Women's World Cup, Lionesses

Cape Verde cage D’Tigers in 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifier opener

NIGERIA’S D’Tigers on Friday opened their 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifier campaign with a defeat to Cape Verde. The 2015 African champions fell 71-79 to Cape Verde... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: FIBA World Cup, D’Tigers, Cape Verde

World Cup 2022 play-off draw: Wales host Austria & Scotland face Ukraine

SCOTLAND will host Ukraine in the play-off semi-final for the 2022 World Cup, while Wales have been drawn at home to Austria. If Scotland and Wales win... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 121 times

Tags: SCOTLAND, 2022 World Cup,

  Markets to wobble then shrug-off new Covid variant

 THE new Covid-19 variant will temporarily wobble financial markets, but concerns will be quickly shrugged off by them, predicts the CEO of one of the world’s... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 156 times

Tags: deVere, new Covid-19 variant, Nigel Green, World Health Organization,

Belgium hammered Armenia 19-0 on a night that featured goals flying in across women's World Cup qualifying

BELGIUM hammered Armenia 19-0 on a night that featured goals flying in across women's World Cup qualifying. Captain Tessa Wullaert, who spent two seasons at Manchester City,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 126 times

Tags: BELGIUM, women's World Cup qualifying

Teofimo Lopez tells me he is ending George Kambosos fight in one round

WE are about to start a huge run of fight nights to close out the year - starting this weekend with the unified world lightweight championship... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 148 times

Tags: Teofimo Lopez, George Kambosos, unified world lightweight championship

Gov. Sanwo-Olu presents N1.38trn 2022 budget for Lagos State

GOV. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday presented a budget of N1.388 trillion for 2022 to the State House of Assembly for approval. Presenting the budget, christened”Budget... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 209 times

Tags: GOV. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, State House of Assembly

Test your knowledge with one year until Qatar 2022 kicks off

THE countdown to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is officially on. The 22nd edition of the tournament kicks off on Monday, 21 November 2022, when hosts... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 113 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, Qatar

World Toilet Day: Environment ministry to increase surveillance to end open defecation

IN commemoration of World Toilet Day the Ministry of Environment has pledged its commitment to increase surveillance to ensure the nation is open defecation-free and achieve... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 173 times

Tags: Ministry of Environment, World Toilet Da

Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte: WBC fails to order mandatory defence for champion

DILLIAN Whyte's heavyweight world title ambitions have suffered a setback with the WBC failing to order champion Tyson Fury to fight him next. Whyte was expected to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 208 times

Tags: DILLIAN Whyte, heavyweight world title,Tyson Fury

World Cup 2022 qualification: Who will be in Qatar and who has missed out

WITH one year to go until the 2022 World Cup gets underway in Qatar, several nations have now booked their place - while others must face... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup,

Finland missed out on a play-off spot for the World Cup finals as goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe gave France victory

FINLAND missed out on a play-off spot for the World Cup finals as goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe gave France victory in Helsinki. Finland began... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 165 times

Tags: World Cup finals, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, FINLAND

The Netherlands booked their place at the World Cup finals in Qatar with victory against Norway

THE Netherlands booked their place at the World Cup finals in Qatar with victory against Norway, who miss out on next year's tournament as a result. Late... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: World Cup, THE Netherlands, Norway

Nigeria reach 2022 FIFA World Cup final qualifying round

THREE–time African champions Nigeria survived an intense dogfight against Cape Verde in Lagos on Tuesday to qualify for the final round of the African series for... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: 2022 FIFA World Cup, Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles

Fifa to review Ghana vs South Africa World Cup qualifier after complaint

FIFA will review South Africa's defeat by Ghana in 2022 World Cup qualifying after the South Africa Football Association (Safa) made a complaint to the world... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: FIFA, Ghana, South Africa, World Cup

Men's T20 World Cup: Melbourne to stage final of 2022 event in Australia

NEXT year's Men's T20 World Cup will be held across seven venues in Australia from 16 October to 13 November. The tournament was supposed to be held... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 64 times

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Men's T20 World Cup: Melbourne to stage final of 2022 event in Australia

NEXT year's Men's T20 World Cup will be held across seven venues in Australia from 16 October to 13 November. The tournament was supposed to be held... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 93 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Australia,

England: 'Gareth Southgate gives players special belief' - Tyrone Mings on World Cup qualification

ENGLAND defender Tyrone Mings says Gareth Southgate gives his players 'special belief' after the Three Lions secured their 2022 World Cup place with a 10-0 demolition of San... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 76 times

Tags: Tyrone Mings, Gareth Southgate, 2022 World Cup

What are the key issues facing Southgate before the Qatar World Cup?

ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate can move preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar through the gears after qualification was confirmed with a 10-0 thrashing of San Marino. Southgate... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 80 times

Tags: Gareth Southgate, 2022 World Cup

How NI frustrated Euro champions with 'typical Italian performance'

IT says a lot when you face the European champions who need to get a result in World Cup qualifying, and are left disappointed with a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 109 times

Tags: European champions, World Cup, Roberto Mancini

2022 World Cup: England players should highlight human rights concerns - Amnesty

ENGLAND players, staff and fans should use their positions to highlight human rights concerns in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 97 times

Tags: 2022 World Cup, ENGLAND, human rights, Amnesty International

English Football League 2022-23: Championship, League One and League Two to start on 30 July

THE 2022-23 English Football League season will start earlier on 30 July next year because of the World Cup. The Championship will run until 12 November and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 111 times

Tags: 2022-23 English Football League, World Cup

Injured Louis van Gaal on bench for final World Cup qualifier

LOUIS van Gaal will be on the bench for the Netherlands' World Cup qualifier on Tuesday against Norway despite injuring his hip when he fell off... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: LOUIS van Gaal, Netherlands, World Cup

Manager Robert Page says Real Madrid forward will not start for Wales against Belgium

WALES captain Gareth Bale will not start in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Belgium as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Bale, 32, was taken... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 173 times

Tags: Gareth Bale, WALES, Belgium, World Cup

Qatar 2022 Race: Musa says Eagles will cope well with pressure against Sharks

CAPTAIN Ahmed Musa has assured that the Super Eagles are matured, professional and ambitious enough to deal with any pressure when taking on the Blue Sharks... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 194 times

Tags: Ahmed Musa, Qatar 2022 Race, FIFA World Cup

World Cup 2022: 'Robbed' South Africa seek replay of Ghana game

"ROBBED" South Africa are set to make a "formal complaint" about "questionable decisions" made by the match officials in Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Ghana, says their... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 118 times

Tags: World Cup 2022, Ghana, South Africa

T20 World Cup final: Australia come good - just in time for the Ashes

CRICKET. Twenty-two people hit a ball around and, in the end, Australia win. Never mind the fact that they had lost their previous five Twenty20 series and... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 128 times

Tags: Australia, T20 World Cup,

Alvaro Morata's late goal helped Spain qualify for the 2022 World Cup

ALVARO Morata's late goal helped Spain qualify for the 2022 World Cup and consigned Sweden to the play-offs. Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen tipped Dani Olmo's shot on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 104 times

Tags: ALVARO Morata, 2022 World Cup, Sweden, Spain

Qatar 2022 Race: Eagles back in Lagos, say target is to defeat Sharks

THE Super Eagles’ delegation to Saturday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Liberia in Tangier, Morocco flew into Nigeria on Sunday morning aboard a chartered Air Peace... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 137 times

Tags: Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles

T20 World Cup: Australia's triumph founded on 'love'

"MITCHELL Marsh is the nicest person you will ever meet in your life." Captain Aaron Finch did not hesitate when asked to describe the man who played... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: MITCHELL Marsh, Australia, New Zealand, T20 World Cup

World Cup qualifying: 'Stephen Kenny deserves credit for turning the corner as Republic future comes into focus'

BEFORE a ball was even kicked in the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign, the pressure on boss Stephen Kenny had intensified. Having failed to secure... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 162 times

Tags: Stephen Kenny, World Cup, Republic of Ireland

Gareth Southgate: England will need clubs' help in 'unique' 2022-23 season

ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate says next season is "unique" with the World Cup taking place mid-campaign and hopes to get the full co-operation of clubs. The Premier... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 176 times

Tags: Gareth Southgate, World Cup

Qatar 2022 Race: Eagles shoot down Lone Star, set to devour Sharks on Tuesday

TWO strikes from the penalty spot earned Nigeria all three points against the Lone Star of Liberia at the Grand Stade de Tangier, Morocco on Saturday,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Kylian Mbappe scored his first hat-trick for France as the reigning world champions secured their place at next year's World Cup

KYLIAN Mbappe scored his first hat-trick for France as the reigning world champions secured their place at next year's World Cup in Qatar in style by... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 88 times

Tags: KYLIAN Mbappe, France, World Cup

Wales marked Gareth Bale's 100th cap with a thumping victory over Belarus

WALES marked Gareth Bale's 100th cap with a thumping victory over Belarus to move up to second place in their World Cup qualifying group. Aaron Ramsey's rebound... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 153 times

Tags: Gareth Bale, WALES, World Cup

Crystal Palace midfielder called up to England squad as five players miss San Marino trip

CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher has been called up into the senior England team for the first time as five players miss out on Monday's World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 151 times

Tags: Conor Gallagher, World Cup

World number one side Belgium sealed progression to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with victory over Estonia

WORLD number one side Belgium sealed progression to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with victory over Estonia. Roberto Martinez's men face Wales in their final group... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 108 times

Tags: Belgium, 2022 World Cup

Australia and New Zealand aim for history in unexpected final

It's the final few, if any, predicted. THE favourites dropped one by one as old rivals Australia and New Zealand secured a place in Sunday's Men's T20... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 127 times

Tags: Australia, New Zealand, Men's T20 World Cup

Aston Villa's Matty Cash made his Poland debut as Robert Lewandowski scored twice

ASTON Villa's Matty Cash made his Poland debut as Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a comfortable win against Andorra to take England to the final day... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: ASTON Villa, Matty Cash, Robert Lewandowski, World Cup

Jorginho's last-minute penalty miss ensured the race to finish first in 2022 World Cup qualifying Group C goes down to the wire

JORGINHO'S last-minute penalty miss ensured the race to finish first in 2022 World Cup qualifying Group C goes down to the wire as top two Switzerland... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 71 times

Tags: JORGINHO, 2022 World Cup, Switzerland, Italy

'As good as it's been for Scotland for a generation' as World Cup play-off beckons

AS normal time crossed into added time on Friday night, the Tartan Army in Moldova's Zimbru stadium cannot have known what to do with themselves. Are not... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 52 times

Tags: Scotland, World Cup play-off

Argentina on brink of reaching Qatar after beating Uruguay

ARGENTINA are set to qualify for next year's World Cup after a 1-0 win over Uruguay. Angel Di Maria's strike secured victory, leaving La Albiceleste second in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 140 times

Tags: ARGENTINA, World Cup, Angel Di Maria

Brazil became the first South American nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup

BRAZIL became the first South American nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup with a 1-0 home win over Colombia. Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 69 times

Tags: BRAZIL, Lucas Paqueta, 2022 World Cup

South Africa and Ghana set for World Cup qualifying showdown

GHANA and South Africa will go head-to-head in Cape Coast on Sunday for a place in next year's African World Cup play-offs. Mali sealed their place in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 152 times

Tags: GHANA, African World Cup, South Africa

Algeria edge closer to play-off spot in African World Cup qualifying

ALGERIA moved a step closer to qualifying for Africa's play-offs for the 2022 World Cup after a comfortable 4-0 win over Djibouti. The Desert Foxes, who extended... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 81 times

Tags: ALGERIA, 2022 World Cup

T20 World Cup: Australia stun Pakistan to set up final against New Zealand

AUSTRALIA came back from the brink to beat Pakistan by five wickets in another gripping Men's T20 World Cup semi-final. Needing 20 off the final 10 balls,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 66 times

Tags: AUSTRALIA, Pakistan, T20 World Cup

The Republic of Ireland's encouraging recent form continued as they drew their World Cup Group A qualifier

THE Republic of Ireland's encouraging recent form continued as they drew their World Cup Group A qualifier with a sub-par Portugal in Dublin. Cristiano Ronaldo had a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 184 times

Tags: Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, World Cup

Wales' 2022 World Cup play-off confirmed as Spain beat Greece 1-0

WALES are officially guaranteed at least a place in the World Cup play-offs after Spain beat Greece 1-0. Wales started their qualifying campaign knowing they had all... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 180 times

Tags: WALES, World Cup, Spain

Croatia will host Russia on Sunday in Group H's final match to decide who qualifies automatically for the 2022 World Cup

CROATIA will host Russia on Sunday in Group H's final match to decide who qualifies automatically for the 2022 World Cup after both recorded big wins. Luka... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 75 times

Tags: CROATIA, Luka Modric, Russia, 2022 World Cup

Hansi Flick made history as the first Germany coach to win his first six games in charge

HANSI Flick made history as the first Germany coach to win his first six games in charge, with his Covid-affected side thrashing 10-man Liechtenstein in a... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 6 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: HANSI Flick, Germany, Liechtenstein, World Cup qualifier.

Cricket: Team Nigeria ready for T20 World Cup Qualifiers, departs Friday, coach says

NIGERIA’S senior male cricket team has expressed optimism ahead of the T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers starting on Wednesday, in Rwanda. The team is also expected to... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 177 times

Tags: T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers,

Qatar World Cup 2022: Premier League to have break of more than six weeks in 2022-23 season

THE Premier League will have a mid-season break of more than six weeks in 2022-23 to accommodate the 2022 Qatar World Cup. On Thursday, it was announced... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 130 times

Tags: Premier League, 2022 Qatar World Cup

T20 World Cup: New Zealand beat England in dramatic semi-final

NEW Zealand ended England's hopes at the Men's T20 World Cup with a dramatic semi-final victory in Abu Dhabi. England looked on course for Sunday's final until... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: NEW Zealand, England, T20 World Cup

Nasarawa Speaker tasks councilors on good working relationship with LG Executives

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called for harmonious relationship between local government chairmen and councillors for development to thrive at the grassroots. Speaker of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, Local Government Councils Legislative Arms,

Anambra 2021: Pan Igbo group describes Soludo’s victory as well deserved

A Pan Igbo Intelligentsia Organization, Igbo Oriental Think Tank Worldwide, has described the victory of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the Governor-elect of Anambra State, as well-deserved. A statement... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 101 times

Tags: Anambra, Pan Igbo , Soludo

England World Cup qualifiers: Chelsea's Reece James says he is in career-best form

REECE James says he is in the form of his life after returning to the England squad for World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino. The... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 168 times

Tags: REECE James, England, World Cup

Tyson Fury: WBC heavyweight champion 'badly injured' before Deontay Wilder fight, says his father

WORLD heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has had surgery on both elbows after suffering a serious injury before his second win over Deontay Wilder, said the Briton's... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 165 times

Tags: Tyson Fury, WORLD heavyweight, Deontay Wilder

World Cup 2022 qualifying: Who needs what to reach Qatar?

ENGLAND are looking to confirm their World Cup place this month, while Scotland and Wales are hoping to seal play-off spots. The final two rounds of European... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 82 times

Tags: ENGLAND, World Cup, World Cup 2022

Qatar 2022 Race: 21 Super Eagles train in Tangier for Lone Star

CAPTAIN Ahmed Musa and 20 other invited players were at the Super Eagles’ first training session in the city of Tangier on Tuesday as countdown began... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 184 times

Tags: Qatar 2022 Race, Super Eagles, FIFA World Cup

Man Utd midfielder suffers thigh injury training with France

MANCHESTER United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of France's World Cup qualifiers with a thigh injury. The World Cup winner, 28, suffered the injury in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 132 times

Tags: MANCHESTER United, Paul Pogba, France's World Cup qualifiers

Delta Assembly suspends budget defence for higher education over irregularities

THE Delta House of Assembly Committee on Education has suspended the budget defence deliberations on higher education due to irregularities in the budget documents. Chairman of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 145 times

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New Imo Speaker rallies support for Gov. Uzodinma

THE new Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Mr Kennedy Ibeh, (APC Obowo), has urged members of the house to give their unalloyed support to... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 161 times

Tags: Mr Kennedy Ibeh, Imo House of Assembly, Hope Uzodimma, Mr Amarachi Iwuanyanwu, Paul Emeziem,

Ekiti Assembly approves change of name for College of Agriculture

EKITI State House of Assembly has passed the State College of Agriculture and Technology (first amendment) Bill, 2021, and committed the 2022 budget to its Committee... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 144 times

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Qatar 2022 Race: North African referees to take charge of Nigeria’s final group matches

WORLD football –governing body, FIFA has appointed referees from North Africa to officiate the Super Eagles’ last two games of the group phase of FIFA World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 154 times

Tags: FIFA, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Ademola Lookman forced to wait for Nigeria debut after switch from England

LEICESTER City winger Ademola Lookman has decided to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria from England but will have to wait a while before making his... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 162 times

Tags: LEICESTER City, Nigeria, Ademola Lookman, World Cup, NFF

Marcus Rashford & Jude Bellingham recalled for England World Cup qualifiers

MARCUS Rashford and Jude Bellingham have been recalled to the England squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers with Albania and San Marino. There is no place... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 122 times

Tags: Gareth Southgate, World Cup

Plateau House of Assembly sealed as contending parties embark on negotiations

THE Plateau State House of Assembly complex has been sealed by security operatives as the two parties laying claim to the Speakership of the Legislature continue... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 116 times

Tags: Plateau State House of Assembly, News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), Abok Ayuba

Scotland 'have skills' and 'belief' to shock New Zealand - captain Kyle Coetzer

CAPTAIN Kyle Coetzer retains the belief Scotland "have the skills" to beat the top cricketing nations, despite two defeats at the Men's T20 World Cup. The Saltires... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 176 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Kyle Coetzer, New Zealand, Namibia

Rafael Nadal plans to return to tennis in Abu Dhabi in December

FORMER world number one Rafael Nadal hopes to return from injury at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi in December before competing at the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 115 times

Tags: Rafael Nadal, Australian Open, Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Hungary fans banned from Poland match after Wembley clashes

HUNGARY fans have been banned from their World Cup qualifier in Poland after clashing with police during October's draw with England at Wembley. Metropolitan Police said "minor disorder"... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 86 times

Tags: World Cup, England, HUNGARY

Fake appointments: Nasarawa Assembly lifts suspension on member

THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly has lifted its suspension on the member representing Obi II constituency, Mr Luka Iliya-Zhekaba over his alleged involvement in the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 146 times

Tags: Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi

Quinton de Kock: South Africa keeper sorry over refusal to take a knee and says he is not racist

SOUTH Africa's Quinton de Kock has apologised after refusing to take a knee and says he is "not a racist". The wicketkeeper-batsman made himself unavailable for the T20 World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 159 times

Tags: Quinton de Kock, SOUTH Africa, T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup: Scotland beaten by Namibia at T20 World Cup

NAMIBIA held their nerve to beat Scotland by four wickets in the final over of a tense Super 12s match at the Men's T20 World Cup. Namibia,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 166 times

Tags: NAMIBIA, T20 World Cup, Scotland

Security takes over Plateau Assembly as 8 APC lawmakers plot to impeach Speaker

TENSION mount at the Plateau State House of Assembly as six Lawmakers the under the All Progressives Congress (APC)  out of the 24 members of the... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 150 times

Tags: Plateau State House of Assembly

South Africa keeper sorry over refusal to take a knee and says he is not racist

SOUTH Africa's Quinton de Kock has apologised after refusing to take a knee and says he is "not a racist". The wicketkeeper-batsman made himself unavailable for the T20 World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 238 times

Tags: SOUTH Africa, Quinton de Kock, T20 World Cup

Ella Toone scored a hat-trick on what she called a "special night" as England hit 10 goals against Latvia

ELLA Toone scored a hat-trick on what she called a "special night" as England hit 10 goals against Latvia to maintain their 100% record in Women's... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 78 times

Tags: ELLA Toone, England, Women's World Cup

T20 World Cup: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee and pulls out of West Indies game

WICKETKEEPER Quinton de Kock made himself unavailable for South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies after refusing to take the knee. Cricket South Africa (CSA)... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 198 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Quinton de Kock, South Africa

David Beckham urged to speak out on Qatar World Cup 2022

FORMER England captain David Beckham has been urged to speak out about the "deeply concerning" human rights situation in Qatar by Amnesty International. Beckham has signed a... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 266 times

Tags: David Beckham, Amnesty International, 2022 Qatar World Cup

Les Elder: New Zealand captain on returning to rugby after giving birth

THREE years ago, New Zealand captain Les Elder woke up every morning with one goal in mind: to win a World Cup on home soil. The Black... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 133 times

Tags: Les Elder, New Zealand, World Cup

Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey smashes women's half marathon world record

ETHIOPIA'S Letesenbet Gidey smashed the women's half marathon world record by running 62 minutes and 52 seconds in Valencia. The 23-year-old beat the previous best over 13.1... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 125 times

Tags: ETHIOPIA, Letesenbet Gidey, marathon world record

2023: Allow INEC to determine the technology to use for elections - Yakubu

By Benprince Ezeh MAHMOOD Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has urged the National Assembly to empower the electoral body to take decisions on... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 216 times

Tags: MAHMOOD Yakubu, INEC, National Assembly

Pakistan fans, players & pundits reflect on end of '29 years of hurt'

IT turned into a night beyond Pakistan fans' wildest dreams. They didn't just beat India, their greatest rivals, at the Men's T20 World Cup - they thrashed... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 134 times

Tags: T20 World Cup, Pakistan, India

NCAC inaugurates Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club

 THE National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has inaugurated the Nigeria-Ethiopia friendship club to strengthen cultural exchange programmes between the two countries.   The Director-General, NCAC, Otunba... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 167 times

Tags: National Council for Arts and Culture, World Crafts Council, Ethiopian Tourism Ministry, Culthbert Ncube, DUGA JABESSA, Nega WedaJuwerete,

Neves officially declared winner of Cabo Verde’s presidency

CABO Verde’s National Electoral Commission, CNE, on Friday formally declared opposition leader José Maria Pereira Neves, 61, as winner of the October 17 presidential election with... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 7 months ago | seen 306 times

Tags: European Union, World Bank, IMF, Sao Paulo School of Business Administration in Brazil, African Party for the Independence of Cabo Verde, PAICV, ECOWAS Network  of Electoral  Commissions, ECONEC, Ma

Missing Women's Rugby World Cup trophy found in attic after 15 years

THE Women's Rugby World Cup trophy, which England won in 1994, has been found after 15 years - in an attic. England Rugby said it was found in... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 183 times

Tags: Rugby World Cup, England Rugby

Siya Kolisi: South Africa captain on childhood poverty, mental health, racism and his legacy

"IT went past being hungry; it was actually painful in your stomach. I could feel my intestines twisting in the middle of the night." South Africa's Rugby... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 90 times

Tags: Siya Kolisi, Rugby World Cup, South Africa

Biennial World Cup: European nations boycott not discussed - Fifa's Gianni Infantino

THE threat of a boycott by European countries should the World Cup be held every two years was not discussed at a Fifa meeting on Wednesday,... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 225 times

Tags: Gianni Infantino, Biennial World Cup, Fifa

Nasarawa Assembly confirms appointment of President Customary Court of Appeal,others

THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Justice Osagade Osabo Emmanuel as President, Customary Court of Appeal of the state. The House also... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 173 times

Tags: Justice Osagade Osabo Emmanuel, Nasarawa State House of Assembly

WHO names football star Drogba ambassador

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, announced football legend Didier Drogba from Côte d’Ivoire  as its new Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba will promote... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 7 months ago | seen 242 times

Tags: Tedros Ghebreyesus, Chelsea Football Club, Didier Drogba, World Health Organisation, WHO

Morocco 2022 Race: Super Falcons target big win against Black Queens

NINE-time African champions Nigeria are confident they can earn a good win on home ground on Wednesday that will put them at relative advantage in their... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 124 times

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Ghana’s Black Queens, AFCON, Super Falcons

World Cup every two years threatens other sports and gender equality, says IOC

THE International Olympic Committee believes Fifa's plans to hold a men's World Cup every two years pose a threat to other sports and gender equality. Biennial World... Read more

Author: Publisher Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 119 times

Tags: International Olympic Committee, World Cup

Balloon World Cup: Gerard Pique organises first ever event

IF you say you've never played it, you're lying. The game that requires only a balloon, and with the simplest of rules - do not let it... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 190 times

Tags: World Cup, Gerard Pique, Barcelona

World Food Day: Experts call for creation of investment opportunities for rural youths

 AHEAD of the World Food Day celebration that comes up on Oct.16, three experts have called on governments and  stakeholders to create unhindered investment opportunities for... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 106 times

Tags: World Food Day, Mr Godwin Atser, Prof, Lateef Sanni, Mr John Olateru, All Farmers Association of Nigeria,

2022 World Cup: Who needs to do what to reach Africa's play-off places

ON Tuesday, Morocco and Senegal became the first teams to reach the African play-offs for next year's World Cup in Qatar, making it through with two... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 182 times

Tags: Morocco, Senegal, World Cup, 2022 World Cup

Legislative, judiciary autonomy will deepen good governance – Ebonyi

THE Ebonyi Government says that the law on legislative and judiciary autonomy recently passed by the Ebonyi House of Assembly will strengthen the workings of government. The... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 141 times

Tags: Ebonyi House of Assembly, Gov. Dave Umahi, Mr Uchenna Orji,

Jamal Musiala's rise in his own words: 'My mum drops me off at training'

FOR an 18-year-old Jamal Musiala has fitted a lot into his career, living in two countries - representing both - winning a title and now helping... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 67 times

Tags: Jamal Musiala, World Cup, Germany, Chelsea, Bayern

WHO honours Black American Henrietta Lacks, whose cells transformed medical research

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday recognised Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman, for her world-changing legacy with a special award. For the... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 180 times

Tags: Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation, Henrietta Lacks,

World Thrombosis Day: Consultant cautions against excessive alcohol consumption, sitting in one position

 AS the globe marks 2021 World Thrombosis Day, Dr Kingsley Akaba, Chief Consultant Haematologist, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), has cautioned against excessive alcohol consumption,... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 211 times

Tags: Dr Kingsley Akaba, World Thrombosis Day,

NGO wants collaboration on disaster management, prevention

AFRICAN Youths Assembly for Peace, an NGO, on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to strengthen collaboration with relevant stakeholders and organizations to ensure proper disasters management... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 108 times

Tags: African Youths Assembly for Peace, disasters management and prevention,

Senate confirms Ameachi Nwoha as Commissioner, National Assembly Commission

 THE Senate has confirmed Mr Amaechi Nwoha, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for appointment as Commissioner representing South- East in the National Assembly Commission. His confirmation was sequel... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 193 times

Tags: Ameachi Nwoha, National Assembly Commission,

New case study on digitalisation of financial service providers to serve low-income customers

This new publication explores the answers to the question: How best to digitalise a financial institution? The case study draws upon management consulting literature to assess... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 225 times

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win

CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal recorded an emphatic World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Algarve. The victory leaves Portugal second in Group... Read more

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Anambra Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill

THE Anambra State House of Assembly has passed the anti-open grazing bill. The Bill entitled: “Anambra State Open Grazing of Cattle and other Livestock Prohibition and Ranches... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 379 times

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Edo assembly passes bill to establish nursing college

THE Edo State House of Assembly on Tuesday in Benin passed the Edo State College of Nursing Science Law 2021 and repealed the Edo State College... Read more

Author: Maureen Chigbo | Posted 7 months ago | seen 123 times

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England: Hannah Hampton and Alessia Russo recalled for World Cup qualifiers

Aston Villa goalkeeper Hannah Hampton and Manchester United forward Alessia Russo have been recalled to the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 7 months ago | seen 134 times

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World Cup 2022 Qatar: Which European countries can qualify this week?

GERMANY became the first team to join hosts Qatar in securing their place at the 2022 World Cup when they won their qualifying group on Monday. Denmark... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 194 times

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Germany became the first team to join hosts Qatar at the 2022 World Cup

GERMANY became the first team to join hosts Qatar at the 2022 World Cup with a thumping victory in North Macedonia. Former England youth international Jamal Musiala... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 108 times

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Brazil dropped points for the first time in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 0-0 draw in Colombia.

BRAZIL dropped points for the first time in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 0-0 draw in Colombia. The Copa America runners-up had won all of... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 100 times

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Fifa World Cup plans 'profoundly detrimental', say top women's leagues

STAGING a men's World Cup every two years would be "profoundly detrimental" and "fundamentally alter the course and development of the women's game", says a joint... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 181 times

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World Habitat Day: Tech firm canvasses technology solutions to curb climate change

AN eco-friendly technology company, CANs Park,  has called for more technological solutions to curb climate change in Nigeria. Mr Olajide Abiose, Managing Partner of the organisation, said this... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 162 times

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Independence: Anambra Speaker extols contributions of nation’s foremost political leaders

THE Speaker, Anambra House of Assembly, Mr Uche Okafor, has extolled the sterling contributions of Nigeria’s foremost political leaders to nation building.Okafor made the remark in his independence... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 92 times

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Fikayo Tomori, Ollie Watkins and Aaron Ramsdale named in Gareth Southgate's squad for World Cup qualifiers

ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate has recalled defender Fikayo Tomori, striker Ollie Watkins and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 151 times

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Race: Musa, Ekong, Iheanacho, 20 others for double CAR games

TECHNICAL Adviser Gernot Rohr has listed team captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain Wlliam Ekong and 21 others for the Super Eagles’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 238 times

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We demand enactment of anti-open grazing laws by eastern governors - GIL

By Benprince Ezeh THE Global Igbo Leaders, GIL, have urged eastern governors to pass the anti-open grazing law and save the lives of their people. In a letter... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 392 times

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Seven-Star Falconets wallop CAR’s U20 girls 7-0, make return leg a formality

TWO-time runners-up of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria’s Falconets fired from all cylinders as they hit the U20 girls of Central African Republic 7-0... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 119 times

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Brazil recall eight Premier League players for World Cup qualifiers

BRAZIL have selected eight Premier League players for October's World Cup qualifiers despite the country remaining on the UK's travel red list. Last month most English clubs... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 154 times

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Anambra State Cattle, other livestock `Open Grazing’ prohibition law passes 2nd reading

THE bill for a law to prohibit and abolish open and nomadic cattle and other livestock grazing and rearing in Anambra State has passed through second... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 196 times

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Falconets confident as race to Costa Rica begins in Douala

COACH Christopher Danjuma has expressed confidence in his Nigeria U20 girls as the real race for berths at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 291 times

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KDSG set to reclaim 15 hectares of land through tree-planting

THE Kaduna state government says it intends planting over 15,000 tree seedlings in three Local Government Areas as part of efforts to reclaim degraded lands in... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 183 times

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Steve Thompson to donate brain for chronic traumatic encephalopathy research

RUGBY World Cup winner Steve Thompson, who was diagnosed with dementia aged 42, will donate his brain to scientists researching brain trauma. Englishman Thompson 43, is one... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 226 times

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Reps to investigate exclusion of Rivers from World Bank loan for projects

HOUSE of Representatives on Wednesday called for investigation of an alleged exclusion of Rivers from projects to be financed by a fresh World Bank loan. Solomon Bob... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 726 times

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Nasarawa Assembly urges FG, State Govt. to assist victims of flood disaster

THE Nasarawa State House of Assembly has urged the Federal Government and Nasarawa State Government to provide relief materials to victims of flood disaster in the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 186 times

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Group faults Northern Elders Forum on 2023 Presidency

THE Concerned Igbo Stakeholders Forum (CISF) a pressure group has faulted the Northern Elders Forum (NEF)’s position that the North will hold on to power beyond... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 196 times

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NFF honours Falcons class of 1999, Jegede at NFF-Aiteo Football Awards

THE Super Falcons’ class of 1999 that reached the quarter finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup staged in the United States of America will be... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 123 times

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Insecurity: Lalong has implemented 5 of 6 resolutions of Plateau Assembly – House Spokesperson

THE Plateau State House Assembly on Thursday said Gov. Simon Lalong had implemented five out of the six resolutions it gave him to address the security... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 231 times

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Senate Caucus resolves to intervene in Nnamdi Kanu's case, condemns killings in South East

THE South East Caucus of the National Assembly at an extraordinary session on Wednesday, September 15, condemned in strongest terms the incessant killings in the South... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 8 months ago | seen 1,043 times

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US Soccer offers identical contracts to men's and women's teams

THE US Soccer Federation has offered identical contracts to its men's and women's national teams in an attempt to resolve its gender pay dispute. In May 2020,... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 260 times

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Pele: Brazil football legend 'ready for extra time' as he leaves intensive care

BRAZILIAN legend Pele says he feels ready for "90 minutes plus extra time" after leaving intensive care. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 84 times

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Cannabis ban in athletics: World Anti-Doping Agency to review rules

THE World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 92 times

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FIFPRO says process flawed as FIFA looks at biennial World Cup

THE global union of football players, FIFPRO, has called for reforms to the international game’s calendar to address the need for a reduced workload for players. The... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 8 months ago | seen 450 times

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2021 World Suicide Prevention Day: Group set to empower 50 Widows in Oyo

A humanitarian group, Peacemaker’s (PM) Guide, in conjunction with Delight Owoyemi foundation, on Friday set to empower 50 widows to mark the 2021 World Suicide prevention day. The... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 130 times

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Onyema joins Board of World Federation of Exchanges

THE World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has elected Mr Oscar Onyema, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc, to... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 284 times

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Arsene Wenger's World Cup plan - what is it all about?

ARSENE Wenger says he is "100% convinced" his plan for a new international match calendar based on a World Cup every two years is the best... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 155 times

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Lagos Assembly passes VAT, Anti-Open Grazing bills

LAGOS House of Assembly, yesterday, passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) Collection Bill and the Anti-Open Cattle Grazing Bill in the state. It passed the two... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 224 times

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COVID-19 variants prolong Africa’s pandemic wave

THE World Health Orgainsation  (WHO) says that weekly COVID-19 cases in Africa fell by more than 20 per cent, the sharpest seven-day decline in two months... Read more

Author: publisher | Posted 9 months ago | seen 166 times

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Club World Cup: Japan withdraws as host of 2021 event because of Covid-19

JAPAN has pulled out of hosting the Club World Cup in December because of Covid-19 restrictions in the country. Fifa said the Japanese Football Association (JFA) told... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 137 times

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Lux Research identifies major challenges for patients in navigating healthcare systems around the world

DESPITE an ongoing shift toward a more patient-centric healthcare model, patients today still struggle in navigating the healthcare system, according to Lux Research, a leading provider of... Read more

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Premier League, EFL and SPFL oppose Fifa's plans for World Cup every two years

THE Premier League, EFL and SPFL have confirmed their opposition to Fifa's plan for a World Cup every two years. They are members of the European League... Read more

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European champions Italy became the first national team to go 37 games without defeat as they thrashed Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier

EUROPEAN champions Italy became the first national team to go 37 games without defeat as they thrashed Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier. There were suggestions the... Read more

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World Cup 2022 qualifying: Who is close to qualifying? Who are the surprise packages?

EUROPEAN teams are well on the road to next year's World Cup as we reach the halfway stage of qualifying for the tournament in Qatar. Fifty-five member... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 124 times

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Pinnick praises Super Eagles on taking firm control of World Cup qualification group

PRESIDENT of the Nigeria Football Federation, has poured encomiums on the Super Eagles for their fighting spirit in coming back from a goal down on a... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 138 times

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England boss Gareth Southgate knows his side cannot become complacent as they look to maintain their 100% record in World Cup qualifying

ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate knows his side cannot become complacent as they look to maintain their 100% record in World Cup qualifying when they face Poland... Read more

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Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat Finland in their 2022 World Cup qualifier to get back to winning ways

ANTOINE Griezmann scored twice as France beat Finland in their 2022 World Cup qualifier to get back to winning ways. The reigning world champions had to come... Read more

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NCDC celebrates the First World Field Epidemiology Day

AS the coordinating agency of the Nigeria Field Epidemiology Training Programme, NFETP, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC joins TEPHINET and the rest of the... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 218 times

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Grazing Bill ‘ll ensure harmony between herders, farmers in Lagos – Assembly

THE Lagos State House of Assembly,  says the Prohibition of Open Cattle Grazing Bill, when passed,  will  ensure harmonious relationships between herders and farmers in the... Read more

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Grazing Bill ‘ll ensure harmony between herders, farmers in Lagos – Assembly

THE Lagos State House of Assembly,  says the Prohibition of Open Cattle Grazing Bill, when passed,  will  ensure harmonious relationships between herders and farmers in the... Read more

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Scotland 1-0 Moldova: Is poor finishing a threat to Scots' World Cup hopes?

SCOTLAND'S win at home against Moldova was their first in five games, taking them up to third in their World Cup qualifying group as rivals for... Read more

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France drew for the fifth game in a row in all competitions as their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign continued with an entertaining draw in Ukraine

FRANCE drew for the fifth game in a row in all competitions as their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign continued with an entertaining draw in Ukraine. Mykola... Read more

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Memphis Depay scored twice as the Netherlands secured an important World Cup qualifying victory over Montenegro

MEMPHIS Depay scored twice as the Netherlands secured an important World Cup qualifying victory over Montenegro. The Barcelona forward scored from the penalty spot after he had... Read more

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US Open: World number one Ashleigh Barty stunned by Shelby Rogers in third round

WORLD number one Ashleigh Barty fell in the US Open third round after Shelby Rogers produced a superb comeback in front of a raucous New York... Read more

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Comeback fight off as former world champion hospitalised with Covid-19

FORMER six-weight world champion Oscar de la Hoya has withdrawn from his comeback fight against Vitor Belfort after being hospitalised with Covid-19. The 48-year-old was due to... Read more

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England consolidated their position of power in pursuit of a place at next year's World Cup in Qatar with a hugely impressive victory against Hungary

ENGLAND consolidated their position of power in pursuit of a place at next year's World Cup in Qatar with a hugely impressive victory against Hungary in... Read more

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Spain suffered their first World Cup qualifying defeat since 1993 as Sweden came from behind to end La Roja's 66-game run

SPAIN suffered their first World Cup qualifying defeat since 1993 as Sweden came from behind to end La Roja's 66-game run. Carlos Soler volleyed Luis Enrique's Spain... Read more

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Enugu Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill

ENUGU State House of Assembly has passed the anti-open grazing bill brought before it. The bill which is for a law to prohibit open grazing, regulate cattle... Read more

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Antoine Griezmann scored France's equaliser as they drew with Bosnia-Herzegovina in World Cup qualifying.

ANTOINE Griezmann scored France's equaliser as they drew with Bosnia-Herzegovina in World Cup qualifying. Inter Milan's Edin Dzeko gave the Bosnians the lead with an excellent drilled... Read more

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Scotland's World Cup hopes were dealt a serious blow as they were outclassed by a vibrant Denmark in Copenhagen

SCOTLAND'S World Cup hopes were dealt a serious blow as they were outclassed by a vibrant Denmark in Copenhagen to slip seven points behind the group... Read more

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Katsina Assembly passes contributory pension scheme bill

KATSINA State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, passed an executive bill for the establishment of a contributory pension scheme in the state. The bill, presented by Gov.... Read more

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Hazard ruled out of Belgium’s World Cup qualifiers

BORUSSIA Dortmund winger, Thorgan Hazard has been ruled out of Belgium’s upcoming internationals, due to injury, the national team said on Tuesday. The 28-year-old was last week named... Read more

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Tokyo Paralympics: Swimmer Reece Dunn sets world record to win third gold of Games

REECE Dunn set a new world record to win his third gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, as the medals continued to flow for Great Britain... Read more

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Sanusi to commission Egypt, Angola World Cup qualifier in Cairo

GENERAL Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football to serve as the match commissioner for... Read more

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Race: Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, Ndidi, 27 others for Liberia, Cape Verde

SUPER Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up a total of 30 players for next month’s opening rounds of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 139 times

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Kebbi Assembly impeaches Speaker, Deputy Speaker

 THE Speaker of the Kebbi House of Assembly, Abdulmumeen Kamba and the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Muhammad Buhari-Aleiro, have been impeached. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 164 times

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Kyle Anderson: Darts world pays tribute to Australian who has died aged 33

BARRY Hearn and Phil Taylor have led tributes to Kyle Anderson who has died aged 33. The Australian played in seven World Championships, where he threw a... Read more

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Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies calls refugee team the 'most courageous' in world

BAYERN Munich footballer Alphonso Davies has told the Refugee Paralympic Team they are "the most courageous sports team in the world" in a letter. Davies, 20, was... Read more

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Inadequate funding inhibiting oversight functions of legislators, says NASS Clerk

THE Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Mr Ojo Amos, has stated that inadequate funding was inhibiting legislators from performing their oversight functions. He made the remark... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 136 times

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Identify with your kinsmen, Igbo community in Ghana urges African-Americans

The Igbo community in the Diaspora, Ghana Chapter, on Saturday stressed the need for African-Americans in the Diaspora to always identify with their kinsmen, to promote... Read more

Author: editor | Posted 9 months ago | seen 329 times

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Sifan Hassan misses out on women's 5,000m world record at Prefontaine Classic

DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Sifan Hassan missed out on the 5,000m world record at the Prefontaine Classic - her first meet since Tokyo 2020. The 5,000m and... Read more

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World Athletics Under-20 Championships: Onwuzurike, Ofili in 200m finals

NIGERIA’S Udodi  Onwuzurike on Friday qualified for Saturday’s final of the men’s 200 metres event at the ongoing World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. The News... Read more

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World Athletics U20 Championships: Nigeria’s Nnamdi wins bronze in men’s javelin

NIGERIA’S Chinecherem Nnamdi on Friday won a bronze medal in men’s javelin at the ongoing World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. The News Agency of Nigeria... Read more

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World number two Naomi Osaka loses in Cincinnati Masters third round

WORLD number two Naomi Osaka suffered a surprise third-round defeat to Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann at the Cincinnati Masters. The Japanese star, 23, lost 3-6 6-3 6-3... Read more

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