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Forex restriction: Nigeria spends $6.1bn yearly on wheat importation – WFAN

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany, FAO. The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN) says about $6.1 billion is spent yearly to import wheat into Nigeria. The President of the association, Alhaji Salim Muhammad, made this known at a news conference on Wheat Forex in Abuja on Thursday. Muhammad commended the Central Bank of Nigeria Read More…

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India posts world record COVID cases with oxygen running out

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Amit Dave, REUTERS/Adnan Abidi. India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope. Health officials across northern and western India, including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, Read More…

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Lagos teen climate activists create fashion from waste to fight pollution

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE/Fabrice Monteiro, REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye. In a district of Lagos, Nigeria’s megacity, a group of teenagers wade through a mass of plastic bottles, food containers and bags that have blocked a waterway. Wearing gloves and masks, they pick up the discarded plastic and drop them into refuse bags. Their aim is to enable Read More…

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Hong Kong journalist improperly accessed public records, court rules

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Pak Yiu, Wikipedia. In picture above: Bao Choy Yuk-Ling, a freelance journalist with RTHK, poses for pictures outside West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts as she arrives for charges of making a false statement to obtain data for a documentary on the police’s handling of a mob attack, in Hong Kong, China April 22, 2021. Read More…

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France defends Chad military takeover as needed to ensure stability

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly, BBC/REUTERS. France’s foreign minister on Thursday defended a military takeover in Chad despite objections from the opposition there, saying it was necessary for security amid “exceptional circumstances”. The son of Chad’s slain leader Idriss Deby took over as president and armed forces commander on Wednesday and dissolved the government and parliament Read More…

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Lagos CARES to support 125,058 residents in 2 years – Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: BusinessDay, LASG. The Lagos State Government on Wednesday unveiled its COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (CARES) targeting to support 125,058 residents in 24 months. Speaking during the unveiling at Lagos House, Ikeja, Lagos state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the Lagos CARES initiative was part of the Nigeria CARES (N-CARES) Programme for Read More…

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What to Eat and What to Avoid During Ramadan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Nomaste Kitchen, The Woks of Life. During Ramadan, the “Sultan of 11 Months,” millions of Muslims around the world focus on inner reflection and fast from dusk until dawn. If you fast during Ramadan, not only do you change your eating and sleeping patterns, but your body’s biological clock also undergoes a series Read More…

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Taking a knee, raising a fist to be punished at Tokyo Games – IOC

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse, AP. Taking a knee during the Tokyo Olympics or lifting a fist in support of racial equality will be punished as the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday maintained its ban on athletes’ protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums. The IOC’s Rule 50 forbids any kind of “demonstration or political, Read More…

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Senate approves Buhari’s $1.5bn, €995m external loan requests

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. The Senate on Wednesday approved $1.5billion and €995million external loan requests From President Mohammadu Buhari. The approval was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts presented by its Chairman, Sen. Clifford Ordia (PDP-Edo) during plenary. The president had in May 2020 sent Read More…