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Nigeria Election: Change is Here

The spontaneous outpouring of emotions and celebrations that characterized the pronouncement of Muhammedu Buhari as the President-elect of Nigeria in major cities and towns across the country was clear evidence that the people wanted change, it was reported on 2nd…

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UN: Impact of Boko Haram

As the Security Council met on 30th March to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the…

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Nigeria elections: Ban Ki-moon encourages patience

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the people and Government of Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of yesterday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban condemned the attacks reportedly carried out by…

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Making Sub-Saharan Africa more resilient

At the first annual Presidential Lecture Series of the institute on March 3, Mauritian President Rajkeswur Purryag and IMF African Department Director Antoinette Sayeh emphasized the importance of economic policies that would make sub-Saharan Africa countries more resilient to external…

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UN Secretary General Condemns Boko Haram Attacks

A statement was released by the UN on 27th February, attributable to the Secretary General, on the Boko Haram attacks.   The Secretary-General reiterates his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations…

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Nigeria: suicide bomber kills seven

A female suicide bomber has killed at least seven people at a crowded bus station in north-eastern Nigeria.  Police say more than 30 others were wounded in the city of Damaturu, capital of Yobe State. No group has said it…

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Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence

Nigeria’s politics is sliding dangerously towards violence before, during and after the February 2015 elections. With only three months to the polls, mitigating bloodshed requires urgent improvements in security and electoral arrangements, as well as in political mindsets. Nigeria’s February…

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Nigerian companies meet international pharmaceutical standards

The WHO Prequalification Team (WHO/PQT) announced on 21 November 2014 that the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities of Evans Medical Ltd, May & Baker Nigerian Ltd, and Chi Pharmaceuticals Limited, all located in Nigeria, have been jointly inspected with Nigeria’s National Agency…

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ASSE Nigerian Chapter to Host Second Conference

American Society of Safety Engineers, (ASSE),  the world’s oldest professional safety society, invites safety professionals to register for NIGERIA PDC 2015, a three-day professional development conference and exposition in Lagos, Nigeria on March 3-5, 2015, it was announced on 19th…

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Law enforcement agencies meet to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

Members of global, regional and local law enforcement, revenue and customs agencies will meet in Cape Town at the end of November to collaborate on efforts to address the scourge of illicit tobacco trade in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced…

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