UK government pledges £61m to fight plastic waste in Commonwealth countries

The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, is using a meeting of Commonwealth nations this week to accelerate action against plastic pollution. The government is also to set aside £61.4 million to support efforts against plastic waste and boost global research.

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Firm donates boreholes, learning materials to Osun community

In line with its mission to attract development to communities nationwide, Beltij Limited, a gold-mining company, has donated three boreholes and learning materials to Igun Ijesa community in Osun State.

During the inauguration recently, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tijani Usman, said the organisation was committed to the provision of innovative solutions that support Nigerians as well as empower communities to do more by staying healthy all times.

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University of Illinois looks to strengthen ties with Africa

The University of Illinois is hoping to strengthen its connections with Africa through new partnerships, research exchanges and student enrollment.

University officials recently visited South Africa and Malawi. The delegation visited with representatives from the University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and the University of Johannesburg, as well as government officials, The News-Gazette reported.

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Trump to Host Buhari On April 30

U.S. President Donald Trump will host President Muhammadu Buhari in White House on April 30, 2018. The White House said in an announcement on Sunday, April 15, that President Donald Trump will discuss issues related to the promotion of economic growth and fighting terrorism with his Nigerian counterpart during the meeting. The statement released by the White House read, “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our mutual prosperity.”

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