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    Nigeria Is Safe Haven For Investors – FG

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    The federal government has asserted that Nigeria remains a safe haven for foreign businesses to make profitable investments. Minister of state for budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, said this yesterday when a delegation of foreign investors led by Dr Shamsuddeen Usman, a former minister of national planning, paid her a visit. The delegation of…

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  • US Calls for International Response to Global Refugee Crisis

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    The United States government on Friday called on governments to strengthen the international response to global refugee crisis. Making this plea in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, said that the United States is seeking significant new international commitments to strengthen the international response to the global refugee crisis. “This effort responds to…

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  • Nigeria Seeks Extension Of Ceasefire In Yemen

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    Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York has urged all the warring parties in Yemen to urgently agree on the extension of ceasefire in order to ensure permanent peace in the country. Making this call in a statement obtained by our correspondent yesterday after the Security Council’s briefing on the situation in…

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    Petroleum, Strong Dollar Depress US Import Prices

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    US import prices fell more than expected in October as the cost of petroleum and a range of goods declined, a sign that a strong dollar and soft global demand continued to exert downward pressure on imported inflation. The Labour Department said yesterday import prices dropped 0.5 per cent last month after a revised 0.6…

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  • Nigeria, US, Others Task Somalia On Peaceful Polls

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    Noting that the conduct of the 2016 elections in Somalia would consolidate the federalist approach, the governments of Nigeria, United States, France, United Kingdom, Russia and others yesterday urged the country to commit to an inclusive legitimate and peaceful process. Making this plea during a briefing of the United Nations Security Council where they unanimously…

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    FAO, WTO Join Forces To Promote Food Security

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    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed to strengthen their cooperation to promote international food trade and safety in ways that improve peoples’ nutrition and allow small-scale producers to have better access to international agriculture markets. This was made known in a joint statement made available…

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    Africa Urged To Take Lead In Addressing Ebola Challenges

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    To eradicate the Ebola Virus Disease, the governments of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United States, United Kingdom as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO) have urged African leaders to take the lead in addressing the challenges. According to them, strong support for regional approaches was needed to combat regional pandemics, as they engendered a sense…

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    President Muhammadu Buhari Takes Charge

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    A new dawn has berthed in the country as the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari was yesterday inaugurated at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Speaking at the momentous occasion, President Buhari, who was sworn in as the 15th president of Nigeria, reiterated that the federal executive under his watch would not encroach on the duties…

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    2015: UN Backs INEC Over Use Of Card Readers

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    The United Nations on Thursday backed the idea of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use card readers during the rescheduled March 28 presidential elections in Nigeria, stressing the need for all Nigeria’s political parties to create a conducive environment for the elections. Speaking during his visit to Nigeria, the United Nations Political Envoy,…

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