In Guinea, poverty tests Alpha Conde’s economic record

Fatou Conte and Diabate Famoro, two low-income workers in Guinea’s bustling seaside capital Conakry, are divided on President Alpha Conde’s economic success, just one illustration of the controversy over his bid for a third term. The 82-year-old is running in Sunday’s election in the West African state after having won two past ballots partly on promises
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Increase budgetary provision for disaster management, climate resilience, CSOs urge FG

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has called on the Federal Government to increase budgetary provision for disaster management and climate resilience. Mr Kolawole Amusat, the Acting Zonal Coordinator for South-West Nigeria, Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday. Amusat said the CSOs made the
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Gov. Oyetola mourns Awolowo’s first daughter, Tola Oyediran

Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has expressed sadness over the death of Mrs Omotola Oyediran, the Chairman, African Newspapers of Nigeria, publishers of the Nigerian Tribune titles and first daughter of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Oyetola in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Friday in Osogbo, said Nigeria
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IPPIS: Remain resolute, don’t enroll, ASUU tells lecturers

The that universities will resume after the strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been dashed as the union, Friday, insisted that it would not join the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

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‘My landlord threw my goods out because I helped his sister-in-law’

A 51-year-old businessman, married with four children, Mr. Steven Nnadi, from Alaocha, Umuoma in Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State, Friday, said he lost over N5 million after his landlord threw his wares out of his shop to an open space.

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Ohanaeze youths ask South-East governors to declare stand on #ENDSARS

The Ohanaeze Youths Council, OYC, on Friday, asked the South-East governors to declare their stand on the ongoing protests by youths to end the operation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, over brutal killings.

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Airline celebrates haulage achievements on World Food Day

As the world, today (Friday) marks this year’s World Food Day with the theme, “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future,” Emirates SkyCargo said it is proud to have maintained a supply chain for food and other perishables in this period of COVID-19 pandemic.

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250,000 persons die from complications linked to trans fats food— NHED/CAPPA

Trans fats have been linked to increases in the risk of diabetes, obesity, cancers, dementia and death, even; and estimates by the World Health Organisation (WHO) show that over 250,000 persons die yearly from complications associated with the consumption of foods high in trans fats.

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