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NCC Pledges Increased Collaboration with Varsities

…As Danbatta receives more commendations. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has pledged to increase collaboration with higher institutions of learning across the country in order to transform Nigeria into a full knowledge-based economy. The Chairman, Board of Commissioners of NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande, stated this during a courtesy visit by NCC Board members to Bayero […]

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Deep Blue Project: Defence Minister expresses readiness to overcome insecurity in our waters

…Buhari fulfilling long national dream – transport minister …It’s a new dawn for maritime – Jamoh By Foster Obi As Nigeria gets set to deploy maritime security assets acquired under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project, Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), who is Chairman […]

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World leaders join forces to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).  Group members include heads of government, government ministers, leaders from the private sector and civil society. The […]

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IMO Environment Committee approves amendments to cut ship emissions

Draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. Draft new mandatory regulations  to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), meeting in virtual session from 16-20 November […]

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  Second IFAD credit rating will help increase investments to fight poverty and hunger

The prospect of eradicating hunger and poverty received a boost today as the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) obtained its second strong public credit rating, facilitating its access to private funds to invest in increasing rural prosperity and development in the world’s poorest countries. The AA+ rating was announced today by Standard and […]

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Global economy facing deep recession with ongoing impact of COVID-19 says IMF

By Foster Obi As the impact of COVID-19 infections continue to reverberate around countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that uncertainty remains around the outlook, alongside long-term forces that shape and influence countries’ response to the virus and the recovery. In its annual report 2020, titled, ‘A Year Like No Other,’ signed by the […]