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Naira continues to gain against dollar

The Naira appreciated to 374 to US dollar on Thursday. The local currency had a good week, maintaining its grip against the greenback. Naira’s strength is bolstered by the ​sale of dollars to bureaux de change (BDCs) by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)​ on Tuesday. CBN​ had intervened in the inter-bank market to the…

My relationship with Buhari cordial – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said on Tuesday that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari remained cordial, despite false claims in some social media. He made this known when the National Executive of the Islamic group, Jamaatu Izalatul Bidiah Wa Ikamatus Sunnali, JIBWS, led by its President, Mohammed Jingiri, visited him at the…

Tobacco kills seven million people, gulps $1.4 trillion annually – WHO

Tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually and costs over $1.4 trillion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says. The Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, gave the assessment ahead of World No Tobacco Day, marked annually on May 31, and which targets the threats tobacco poses to global…

Hundreds of Nigerian youth gather to discuss role, future of country

Hundreds of youths gathered on Monday at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja to discuss their roles in nation building and patriotism. The national coordinator of #fixing Nigeria project, organisers of the summit, Ernest Nwosu, said the summit was necessitated by the need for active citizenship and to inform the youth of their immense powers to determine…

Internet infrastructure security guidelines for Africa unveiled

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are set to change the way African Union States approach cyber security…