UN forced to cut rations for 1.2m refugees in Uganda

More than 1.2 million refugees in Uganda will see their UN food and cash rations reduced in February, due to lack of funding from international donors, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. WFP spokesperson Tomson Phiri said this at…
Yobe govt. empowers 890 women with 1,780 goats

The Yobe State Government on Tuesday started the distribution of 1,780 goats to 890 women, under its rural empowerment programme.   Gov. Mai Mala-Buni said at the launch of the distribution in Gujiba that five women from each of the…
Nigeria pledges support for Niger Republic in elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has given an assurance that Nigeria will give robust support to Republic of Niger, which will hold its Presidential and National Assembly elections on Sunday.   The president’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, said that Buhari gave the…
FG says no fresh lockdown over COVID-19

The Federal Government says it has not declared a fresh lockdown of the country, following confirmation of a second wave of COVID-19.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the clarification on Tuesday when he featured…
Gov. Makinde inaugurates Oyo Anti-Corruption Agency

Gov. Seyi Makinde on Tuesday in Ibadan inaugurated the Oyo Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) to curb corruption and fraudulent activities in the state public service.   Recall that Makinde, upon assumption of office in 2019, pledged that the state, under his…