WTO: Meet The Finalists, Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala & South Korea’s Yoo Myung

The World Trade Organisation announced Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee as the top two candidates for the position of its Director-General on Thursday. These two finalist are to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body. From 24 September to 6 October, WTO members expressed preferences on five remaining candidates during consultations with Amb. Walker, Amb. Dacio Castillo of Honduras and Amb. Harald Aspelund of Iceland,” the trade body said in a statement Thursday. “Based on the depth and breadth of…

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Nigerian Migrant Worker Burnt To Death In Tripoli

A Nigerian migrant worker was burnt to death in Tripoli, Libya. This was disclosed by U.N. and government officials on Wednesday as the latest in abuses that migrants and refugees face in the conflict-stricken country, AP reports. The Interior Ministry of the U.N.-supported government said three Libyans on Tuesday stormed a factory in the Tripoli neighborhood of Tajoura, where African migrants were working, the AP reports. The Libyans detained one of the workers, a Nigerian, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire, the ministry said in a statement.…

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World Teachers Day: President Buhari Upgrades Teacher’s Salary

In commemoration of the World Teachers Day on October 5, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers in the country He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40. Mr Buhari said this in Abuja on Tuesday during the celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day. The Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, who represented President Buhari, said the implementation of the new salary scheme is to encourage teachers in delivering better service. The 2020 theme of the World Teachers’ Day is Teachers: leading…

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60 YEARS OF POST-INDEPENDENCE: SECURING THE FUTURE OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTHS THROUGH NEO-PAN AFRICANISM

– Opiah Emmanuel Today, the 1st of October, Nigeria shall be celebrating 60 years of independence from the vivid claws of the British Empire. There has been a long lived misconception that the said date is the day that Nigeria celebrates her ‘birthday.’ However, it is pertinent to note that October 1st is not by any justification the ‘birthday’ of our great motherland, Nigeria. If at all any date of colonial existence is to be regarded as the birthday of Nigeria, then it would definitely be the date of the…

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Nigeria: A Great Nation With Docile Followers & Crook Leaders

Nigeria is a great nation but it is the docile followership and crooks who lead and the sycophants who hoist the crooks that damage its standing. On a day like this let us ask ourselves what we have done to improve the image of Nigeria and Nigerians . If we cant change the image of Nigerians in SA by first changing our own behavior then we must know we are part of the problem. Today is a day that I choose to revert to the speech by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa…

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COVID-19: 125 New Cases With No Death Recorded In Nigeria

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria rose to 57,849 after 125 new cases were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. There are 7,500 active cases in Nigeria while 49,098 persons have recovered and have been discharged across the 36 states and federal capital, Abuja. Till date, 1,102 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. No death was recorded on Thursday.These were contained in an update by the country’s infectious. About 10 per cent of…

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No Going Back On Water Resources Bill

No going back on Water Resources Bill” – FGN Despite the public outcry against it, the Federal Government has declared it will go ahead with the Water Resources Bill. TellAfrica gathered that the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed told reporters that the bill was not designed to cause water wars in the country. He explained that the bill is a panacea to likely water conflicts in the country, noting that critics of the bill have either not read it or might be mischievous. He said there is…

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Negative Reactions, As Nigerian Govt Orders Filling Of “Self Certification” Form At Financial Institutions

The Nigerian government has directed account holders in all financial institutions across the country to complete a new “self-certification” form. The Nigerian government made this known Thursday via its verified handle, @NigeriaGov. In a series of tweets, the government said the new forms must be obtained, completed, and submitted by all account holders in financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies. The form must be completed in order to enable financial institutions in Nigeria carry out due diligence in line with extant tax regulations, the government said. “This is to…

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COVID-19: 132 Cases, 1 death Recorded In Nigeria On Monday Night

According to reports from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, one of the lowest coronavirus infection toll in nearly six months with 132 new cases and one death, was recorded. The tally is however higher than the 79 cases reported on Sunday night. This implies that there were 53 more cases than the figure recorded on Sunday. The new cases have now taken the total number of infections in the country to 56, 388. There are still almost 11, 000 active cases while about 44, 337…

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FG Ban On Alcohol In Sachets, Polythene

FG bans alcohol in satchets, polythene and some glass. The Federal Government has indicated plans to completely phase out high concentration of alcohol in sachet and small Polyethylene Terephthalate and glass bottles in the country. TellAfrica learnt that the moves are contained in a statement by the Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on Saturday titled: ‘NAFDAC cautions on alcohol abuse.’ She said, “NAFDAC under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, once again, wishes to bring to the attention…

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