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How Sokoto can secure Foreign Direct Investment : US, UK, others

Investment-favourable legislation, commitment to transparency and good governance and unveiling of bold vision backed by timeline for implementation are some of the key requirements needed to boost investments in states of the country. Similarly, states like Sokoto must actively engage in data mapping because success of public institutions depend not …

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World’s shortest man dies at 75

The shortest man to ever live has died. Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who was 21.5 inches tall according to Guinness World Records, died in an American Samoa hospital Thursday. He was 75 years old. The Nepal native was suffering from pneumonia when he was admitted to the hospital last week, the …

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U-Report Nigeria has the widest coverage of any country; Hits 1m responders –UNICEF

Nigeria has become the first country to reach one million responders on the SMS-based U-Report platform, designed to strengthen community-led development and citizen engagement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced, Tuesday. UNICEF’s Global Innovations team has launched U-Report in 17 countries, mostly in Africa, as a way for community …

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Ambode reaffirms commitment to bi-lateral trade relations with UK, others; establishes Office of the Overseas Affairs and Investment

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, at the weekend received envoys from the United States of America, Britain and Australia on courtesy visits, where he reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to strengthen trade relations with their countries. The Governor, who received the trio separately in his office in Alausa, Ikeja, said …

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France, SA envoys seek greater economic ties with Lagos; as Ambode assures safety of investments

France and South Africa have indicated interest  to increase their economic presence in Lagos State. At separate courtesy visits to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Wednesday, the France Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer and the South Africa Consul General, Mokgethi Monaisa, Wednesday, indicated the readiness of …

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UNWTO calls for improved financing for tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called for greater support for tourism in international financing for development flows to maximize the sector´s contribution to sustainable development across the globe. UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, made the appeal during the ongoing Third International Conference on Financing for Development which opened …

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Maritime safety: Nigeria domesticates IMO laws

Nigeria has taken a major step towards concluding the process of domesticating five International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulatory instruments with the submission of the instruments of assent to five protocols of the IMO in London. This feat was achieved through the collaboration of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) …

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Nigerian-American Leadership Council invited to Organization of American States Education Conference in Mexico… Pushes for bold education agenda for Nigeria

Washington DC based Nigerian-American Leadership Council (NALC) has been invited by the Organization of American States (OAS) to its 16th International Education Symposium in Guadalajara, Mexico, holding June 22nd-26th, 2015. The meeting will be opened by the President of Mexico, HE Enrique Peña Nieto and chaired by the Vice President …

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G7 nations to support Buhari

The Group of Seven industrialized nations, G7, has resolved to support the new Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari. This followed the group’s acknowledgment of the way and manner of his emergence and the tremendous challenges faced by the government he leads, not of his making, especially in its efforts to combat …

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