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The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived. That harmony evaporated in February when Rwanda abruptly closed the crossing, with queues of cargo trucks and thronging merchants turned back as soldiers from both armies marshalled along […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the excruciating poverty in the country, adding that the situation makes him uncomfortable. Speaking during the breaking of fast at Aso Villa on Monday night, the president regretted the failure of the elite to address the welfare and educational needs of the less privileged in the society. He charged the […]

A large-scale pilot of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children has begun in Malawi. The RTSS vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds who received it were […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to co-chair a session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad. President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, who delivered the response of the UN chief […]

Nineteen people were said to have died in an accident involving an 18-seater bus in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State yesterday. They were said to have been burnt beyond recognition; while some others, including a baby, were injured. It was learnt that the baby was thrown out of the vehicle by his mother […]

Olam International Limited has said it will buy Dangote Flour Mill Plc for an enterprise value of N130bn. The Singapore-based agriculture trader is looking to expand in West Africa as part of a rejig of its portfolio. According to the company, the acquisition of Dangote Flour Mills Plc supports the strategy of the Grain and […]

Skyway Aviation Handling Company has listed 1.35 billion shares, which is 100 per cent of its issued and paid-up ordinary shares, on the main board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The company officially became a public limited liability company on Tuesday by way of an initial public offering, which was undersubscribed by 35 per cent. […]

• Dogara insists it’s lawful for legislators to alter budget • Says APC leader has fascist agenda to control all levers of power • Links his ignorance of N’Assembly’s role to dubious certificates • He’s still bitter over contest for speakership, Reps leader declares The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday […]

They have already qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, but Nigeria, just like Angola and Cameroon still want more from the on-going African U-17 Nations Cup holding in Tanzania. Nigeria topped Group A of the championship to earn their semifinal ticket, while Guinea, as runner up in Group B, also got the opportunity to […]

State govt lists roads to avoid, appeals for patience Traffic jam, the feared menace on Lagos roads, may be at its height today after the respite of the Easter holiday. President Muhammadu Buhari’s one-day official visit today to commission some projects in Africa’s fifth largest economy is a call to a complete lockdown. Already, the […]


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