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    Tinubu hails Dr. Masha on appointment as G-24 Director

    President-elect Asíwájú Bola Tinubu has congratulated renowned economist and member of the Federal Government’s Economic Advisory Council, Dr. Iyabo Masha, as the Director of G-24 Secretariat. The Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G24) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Masha as the Director of the G-24 following an extensive recruitment process. She will succeed Ms.…

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    Tinubu salutes Nigerian women on International Women’s Day

    President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has hailed Nigerian women for their role in the nation’s development. Tinubu said this in his message to commemorate the International Women’s Day. He said his administration will help all Nigerian women achieve the year’s theme “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality,” by providing the enabling environment for these goals to become manifest and usher…

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    $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature: On the march again

    The Advisory Boards for the Nigeria Prize for Science, Literature and Literary Criticism, have called for entries for the 2023 edition of the prizes, flagging off this year’s competitions. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Andy Odeh, the General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development at Nigeria LNG Ltd. (NLNG), on Friday. According to the News Agency…

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    Collapse & recovery: How COVID-19 eroded human capital and what to do about It

    COVID-19 dealt the biggest setback to global poverty-reduction efforts in decades – 70 million more people pushed back into extreme poverty. But it also caused a hidden but massive collapse in the human capital of young people at critical moments in the life cycle. The impact was much greater in poorer countries.   If unaddressed, there is a great risk that these setbacks will have…

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    New cholera cases in Africa surging fast, reach a third of 2022 total in a month

    Africa is witnessing an exponential rise in cholera cases amid a global surge. Cases recorded on the continent in the first month of 2023 alone have already risen by more than 30% of the total caseload reached in the whole of 2022. An estimated 26, 000 cases and 660 deaths have been reported as of 29 January 2023 in 10…

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    African leaders call for urgent action to revitalize routine immunization

    African heads of state have agreed on key measures to revamp routine immunization across the continent following massive disruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic that stymied childhood vaccination programmes and heightened outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. A total of 8.4 million children in the African region, compared with 18 million globally, were left out by immunization services in 2021, according to estimates…

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    Tinubu, medical professionals proffer solutions for Nigeria’s health sector

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday engaged health professionals at a town-hall meeting in Abuja. The engagement featured robust and articulate discussions on how Nigeria’s health sector could best be repositioned. Represented by his vice presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima at the event put together by the APC-PCC Medical Directorate in Abuja, Asiwaju…

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    PHOTO NEWS: Pauline Tallen, Erelu Fayemi, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, Ezekwesili at International Women’s Day Gala night

    Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, Wife of Lagos State Governor, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, former Ekiti State First Lady, Bisi Fayemi, former World Bank Vice President, Obi Ezekwesili were among Nigerian women, who joined group of female Ambassadors to Nigeria to celebrate International Women’s Day with a gala and award night at the residence of United States Consul-General in Lagos. The…

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    Rockefeller Foundation boss favourite to succeed David Malpass at World Bank

    The head of the Rockefeller Foundation, Rajiv Shah, has emerged as the favourite to succeed David Malpass as head of the World Bank amid calls for the White House to lose its stranglehold on choosing who should run the global development body. Shah, a doctor, health expert and former head of the US Agency for International Development, is one of…

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    FG launches high-level advisory council, says women, girls are critical to development

    President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja launched the High-Level Advisory Council on Support for Women and Girls, calling for upscaling of efforts for more inclusion of women in development policies and projects. At the launch of Advisory Council, Adolescent Girls’ Initiative for Learning and Empowerment Project and National Women’s Economic Empowerment Policy Dialogue, the President said the three initiatives will…

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