Activities of Secretary-General in Iraq, 1-2 March

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Baghdad just after midnight on Wednesday, 1 March.   Upon his arrival, he had a joint press encounter with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Fuad Mohammad Hussein, at the airport in which he said that this visit was one of solidarity with the people […]


Nigeria: Death toll rises to 36 in ISWAP terrorists’ attack on fishermen in Borno

The death toll in the latest attack by Islamic State of the West African (ISWAP) militants on fishermen in Borno State has risen to 36. Earlier reports suggested that 26 persons died after the terrorists attacked fishermen on the field at Makdolo, a border between Gamborun and Dikwa on March 8. However, latest figures show […]


Nigeria bus crashes into train; 6 dead and dozens injured

Six people were killed and dozens injured when a train crashed into a passenger bus in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, said the emergency response agency. The bus was taking government staff to work when it collided with the intra-city train in the Ikeja area of Lagos, said Ibrahim Farinloye, head of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management […]


Tallen advises incoming minister on pregnant out-of-school girls

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has advised the incoming minister of the ministry not to allow pregnant girls to be sent out of school. According to her, education is key to empowering girls. Tallen gave the advice at a panel discussion on the sideline of an event organised by the Federal Ministry […]


Stakeholders task African leaders on human capital development

Some stakeholders in Africa have tasked governments and politicians on the need for human capital development to prevent the continent from being vulnerable to attacks. The stakeholders spoke on Friday at a Pre-Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development High-Level Dialogue (Pre-COM 2023 Dialogue), which was held virtually. The News Agency of […]


Naira ends week on negative note

The Naira on Friday lost to the dollar as it exchanged at N461.50 at the Investors’ and Exporters’ window. The rate represented a decrease of 0.11 per cent, compared to the N461 for which it exchanged to the dollar on Thursday. The open indicative rate closed at N461.50 to the dollar on Friday. An exchange […]