Business Commodities Environment Top Story World

A third of global commodity-hungry firms have no-deforestation policies – report

Reading Time: 2 minutes A third of the 350 companies most exposed to commodities such as palm oil, beef and timber have no policies to ensure their products are not fuelling deforestation, a report by NGO Global Canopy showed on Thursday. Protecting the world’s forests is central to efforts to limit man-made global warming by mid-century, and at the Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Garoua fans adopt Super Eagles, want Nigeria-Cameroon final at AFCON

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most residents of Garoua (North Cameroon) have adopted the Super Eagles as their team at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The Eagles play all their group D matches in Garoua and will remain in the city for the next round if they top their group. According to a NAN correspondent Read More…

Top Story World

Impending war concerns as Russia says Ukraine talks hit ‘dead end’

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg , Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko and Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin are seen during NATO-Russia Council at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium January 12, 2022. Olivier Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS Poland’s foreign minister said on Read More…

Health Metro

UNICEF donates 200,000 units Micronutrient Powder to mothers in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ajeromi General Hospital in Lagos State on Thursday flagged off the distribution of over 200,000 units of micronutrient powder to mothers as part of efforts to eradicate malnutrition and hidden hunger in children. The micronutrient powder was donated by UNICEF and the Directorate of Family Medicine and Nutrition, Lagos State Ministry of Health. Nigeria has Read More…

Business SMEs Top Story

Nigerian startups help fight scourge of fake medicines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Startups in Nigeria are helping fight counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs in Africa’s most populous nation, where the prevalence rate of fake drugs is higher than the global average 10% and contributes to several deaths annually. The most counterfeited are drugs for anti-malaria, pain and antibiotics, according to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Read More…

Education Metro

UNILAG postpones 2021/2022 matriculation, deploys 500 tabs to library

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The University of Lagos (Unilag) has postponed the 2021/2022 matriculation ceremony earlier scheduled for Friday, Jan. 15. Dr Musa Obalola, Acting Dean, Student Affairs Division of Unilag, said in a statement that the postponement was due to what he described as “unforeseen circumstances”. He noted that the university had fixed Friday, Jan. 28, as a Read More…

Africa Business Economy Top Story World

Pan-African Payment Settlement Systems (PAPSS) makes commercial debut

Reading Time: 3 minutes A pan-African payment platform was inaugurated on Thursday by the trio of the African Union, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat. Known as the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS), it is a cross-border, financial market platform that enables payment transactions across Africa. It is hoped that it Read More…

Crime Metro Theft

Man, 22, in court over alleged theft of N1m, phone

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A 22-year-old man, Chibuike Okorie, on Thursday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a phone valued at N56,000 and N1 million cash. Okorie, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecutor, ASP. Bisi Ogunleye, told the Read More…