Mohammed bin Rashid honours 10 Winners of 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize

Mohammed bin Rashid honours 10 Winners of 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has formally presented awards to the 10 winners of the 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize. The Prize’s Awards Ceremony coincided with the…

AFC Raises $400mn In Syndicated Loan For Critical Infrastructure In Africa

AFC Raises $400mn In Syndicated Loan For Critical Infrastructure In Africa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : Africa Finance Corporation, Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has raised USD$400 million in a new syndicated loan to support the post-pandemic recovery through critical development of infrastructure. The three-year facility – the first from AFC since 2018…

U.S Donates Another Batch of 3.2 million COVID-19 Vaccines

U.S Donates Another Batch of 3.2 million COVID-19 Vaccines

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : The United States has delivered another batch of 3.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria. This is the latest donation to Nigeria by U.S, which has provided to Nigeria over $130 million of technical and financial support…

Omicron Ban: FG Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions on Nigerians

Omicron Ban: FG Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions on Nigerians

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Foreign Affairs correspondent: The Federal Government has meant with the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the country, Ambassador Faisal bin Ebraheem Al-Ghamdi to discuss the recent restrictions placed on Nigerians intending to visit the Kingdom of Saudi…

In 2022, World Needs To Be Resolute About Recovery -UN Secretary General

In 2022, World Needs To Be Resolute About Recovery -UN Secretary General

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has said the world should be resolute about recovery in 2022. The Secretary General in his New Year’s Message said the “world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the…

Itunnu: Father Rejects Autopsy Report, Asks For FG support

Itunnu: Father Rejects Autopsy Report, Asks For FG support

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: Emmanuel Babalola, father of late Itunnu Babalola, a.k.a Bekky Paul, who was wrongfully jailed and died in Cote d’Ivoire prison, has rejected the autopsy report carried out on the body of his 24-year-old deceased daughter….

Nigerians In Italy Not Up To One million– NUNAI

Nigerians In Italy Not Up To One million– NUNAI

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: The National Union of Nigerian Associations in Italy (NUNAI) on Tuesday said that the Federal Government is already responding to its appeal for the supply of passport booklets to the Embassy in Italy, insisting that…

Desmond Tutu, Titanic Figure Of Non-violent Struggle, Human Rights -Marwa

Desmond Tutu, Titanic Figure Of Non-violent Struggle, Human Rights -Marwa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has described the late South African Nobel Laureate and Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu as a titanic figure of non-violent struggle, human rights and…

Nigerian Ambassador Praises Resilience Of Qatar Economy

Nigerian Ambassador Praises Resilience Of Qatar Economy

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: Ambassador of Nigeria to the State of Qatar, Yakubu Ahmed has expressed his admiration for the resilience of the Qatari economy. According to him, the ability to face challenges and uncommon character demonstrated in driving…

Nigeria, German Automobile Coy To Establish Mechatronic W/shops In 36 States

Nigeria, German Automobile Coy To Establish Mechatronic W/shops In 36 States

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: Nigerian government in collaboration with a German automobile company, CTS Automotive Gmbh is set to establish mechatronic workshops and training centres in all the 36 states of the country. The Chief Executive Officer, CTS Automotive…

EU Develops Human Rights, Democracy Country Strategy For Nigeria

EU Develops Human Rights, Democracy Country Strategy For Nigeria

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) Abuja: The European Union (EU) has developed a Human Rights and Democracy Country Strategy for Nigeria for the coming years. Speaking in Abuja at the weekend during the premiere of a Chioma Onyenwe’s stage play: “First They Came”,…

Ivorian President, Quattara Arrives Nigeria, Commissions New Embassy

Ivorian President, Quattara Arrives Nigeria, Commissions New Embassy

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) Abuja: The President of Côte D’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara has arrived in Nigeria to inaugurate a new embassy for his country in Abuja and attend ECOWAS meeting . The President, who arrived at the new embassy located on Diplomatic…

Growing Activities Of Terrorists, Threat To West Africa Integration, Stability -Says ECOWAS

Growing Activities Of Terrorists, Threat To West Africa Integration, Stability -Says ECOWAS

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has raised an alarm that the growing activities of terrorists in the sub-region is a threat to West Africa integration and stability. Speaking at the opening of the 47th ordinary…

NDLEA Launches National Drug Control Mastar Plan

NDLEA Launches National Drug Control Mastar Plan

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): – THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has launched the (NDCMP) 2021 to 2025 in Abuja. This was in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Speaking at the launch of the strategic…

Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Pass 70,000 Mark, UNHCR Renews Call For Help

Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Pass 70,000 Mark, UNHCR Renews Call For Help

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has revealed that Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria are now over 70,000. The UN Refugee agency also appealed to international community for urgent additional support for refugees in Nigeria UNHCR, while…

Decision On Visa Application To England Stopped

Decision On Visa Application To England Stopped

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Our CORRESPONDENT: THE British High Commission has said it will pause “making decisions” on visitor visa applications from all red list countries, which includes Nigeria. The decision was announced in a statement issued by the commission on…

UK University Entrepreneurship Hub Launched In Lagos

UK University Entrepreneurship Hub Launched In Lagos

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United Kingdom (UK)’s Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones has hosted an event to launch the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Generate Nigeria Entrepreneurship Hub in Lagos. A statement on Friday, said the new LSE Generate…

UN Rewards Volunteers In Nigeria

UN Rewards Volunteers In Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): UNITED Nations has rewarded volunteers in the country in order to encourage voluntary services. Speaking at the award ceremony in Abuja to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Volunteers Programme, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

Digital Literacy Programme: DTSG Partners UK Govt

Digital Literacy Programme: DTSG Partners UK Govt

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: IN furtherance of its determination to ensure that citizens of Delta State acquire the necessary skills and become digital literate in a 21st century digital economy, the state government is to partner with the UK…

One-Third Women Experience Violence In Lifetime, Says UNWomen

One-Third Women Experience Violence In Lifetime, Says UNWomen

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ONE-THIRD of the women population worldwide experience violence in their lifetime, United Nations (UN) Women has decried. The Deputy Representative, UN Women Nigeria, Mr. Lansana Wonneh, at a media parley to commemorate with the 16 Days of Activism…

EU, Partners Mobilise Against SGBV

EU, Partners Mobilise Against SGBV

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE European Union (EU) and its partners are stepping up efforts to mobilise action towards fast-tracking prosecution of offenders and guaranteeing access to justice and remedies for victims of sexual assault. According to a statement on Wednesday, top…

Korea Boosts eGovernment In Nigeria, Cameroon

Korea Boosts eGovernment In Nigeria, Cameroon

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):- From Editor’s DESK: REPUBLIC of Korea in a move to boost eGovernment in Nigeria and Cameroon has organized Korea-Nigeria-Cameroon eGovernment workshop and knowledge exchange programme. The Republic of Korea organized the programme through its grant aid agency, Korea…

Cabo Verde Establishes Embassy In Nigeria *Watch Video

Cabo Verde Establishes Embassy In Nigeria *Watch Video

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA):- Special Report From Mike SOGBOLA: CABO Verde has established her Embassy in the country to strengthen diplomatic ties with Nigeria and be closer to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission which is headquartered in Abuja,…

UNODC, Canada, NAPTIP, NIS Collaborate To Combat Trafficking In Persons

UNODC, Canada, NAPTIP, NIS Collaborate To Combat Trafficking In Persons

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Mike SOGBOLA: THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Government of Canada has commenced the training of no less than 120 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and National Agency for the…

AFGHANISTAN: THE TALLEST TASK FOR THE TALIBAN

AFGHANISTAN: THE TALLEST TASK FOR THE TALIBAN

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: IT is always a different and strange experience when the hunter suddenly turned the hunted. The very reason why the vicious circle of violence may last longer than expected in crisis-ridden Afghanistan. As of today,…

#ENDSARS Protest: US Calls For Response From FG, Lagos On Report

#ENDSARS Protest: US Calls For Response From FG, Lagos On Report

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): United States has called on both Lagos and Federal governments to respond to the report submitted by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the #ENDSARS protest. The US Embassy in Nigeria in a statement on Tuesday…

Apprehension Grows Over Use Of Afghanistan For Sheltering, Training Or Financing Terror Acts

Apprehension Grows Over Use Of Afghanistan For Sheltering, Training Or Financing Terror Acts

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE eight-nation Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan held in New Delhi, India last week has emphasised that Afghanistan’s territory should not be used for “sheltering, training, planning or financing any terrorist act.” Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval…

Anambra Election: US Threatens Visa Restriction On Instigators Of Violence

Anambra Election: US Threatens Visa Restriction On Instigators Of Violence

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United States has warned that anyone who interferes with the lawful conduct of the Anambra state government or instigate violence in the South East state would be given visa restriction. A statement on Wednesday from the US…

COP26: UK Announces New Funding For Africa Climate Challenges

COP26: UK Announces New Funding For Africa Climate Challenges

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United Kingdom has announced new funding to support African governments to roll-out critical adaptation projects so at-risk communities can adapt to the impact of extreme weather and changing climates. COP26 President Alok Sharma announced the new UK…

Time For Nigeria To Join Hands With China In Upholding True Multilateralism

Time For Nigeria To Join Hands With China In Upholding True Multilateralism

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ON October 25,2021, H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China delivered a Speech At the Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration Of the Lawful Seat of the People’s Republic of China In the…

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United States has said travelers into the country from November 8 are to be fully vaccinated and with proof of vaccinated before they are allowed to board flight. A statement from United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria,…

THE SUDANESE CRISIS: AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE

THE SUDANESE CRISIS: AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME : THE fragile peace and the mutual suspicion that has led to the loudest silence, between the military and their civilian counterparts in a novel power- sharing sovereign transition council, headed by General Abder Fattah…

Southern Africa Embassies Want Unconditional Lifting Of Economic Sanctions On Zimbabwe

Southern Africa Embassies Want Unconditional Lifting Of Economic Sanctions On Zimbabwe

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: EMBASSIES of countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in Nigeria has again called for the immediate and unconditional lifting of the prolonged economic sanctions placed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America (USA) in 2001…

Insecurity: US Expresses Readiness To Lend Support to Nigeria

Insecurity: US Expresses Readiness To Lend Support to Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: THE United States (US) has told Nigeria of her readiness to lend support towards the country’s bid to contain insecurity. The assurance was given during a meeting between the visiting US Deputy Security Adviser, Jonathan…

UK False Alarm Not Reflective Of Situation In Delta *Govt Flays Travel Advisory *Urges Int’l Community To Shun Report

UK False Alarm Not Reflective Of Situation In Delta *Govt Flays Travel Advisory *Urges Int’l Community To Shun Report

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: DELTA Government on Monday, expressed dismay over the recent travel advisory reportedly issued by the United Kingdom to its citizens in Nigeria. The Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who expressed the…

Heavy Deployment of Security During Elections Shows Democracy Not Fully Entrenched -Ghana’s IGP

Heavy Deployment of Security During Elections Shows Democracy Not Fully Entrenched -Ghana’s IGP

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: GHANA’S Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Dampare has punched holes in heavy deployment of security forces during in some West African countries, insisting that it only paints the picture that democracy is still yet…

Coups, Tenure Elongations Attracting Bad Image To West Africa -Speaker ECOWAS Parliament

Coups, Tenure Elongations Attracting Bad Image To West Africa -Speaker ECOWAS Parliament

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Sidie Mohammed Tunis has lamented that the sub region is attracting bad image with recent military putsches, tenure elongations and undemocratic…

UK Changes Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nigeria

UK Changes Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE United Kingdom has changed travelling rules for Nigerians as fully vaccinated travellers from the country would now be allowed into the European country. A statement on Thursday from the British High Commission office in…

Regional Security: Zulum, 7 Other Lake Chad Governors Meet In Cameroon

Regional Security: Zulum, 7 Other Lake Chad Governors Meet In Cameroon

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: EIGHT governors within the Lake Chad Basin have met in Yaoundé, Cameroon to discuss regional security cooperation and path to improve stability. The region as a result of the recession of Lake Chad and subsequent…

Macron Facilitates With Nigerians On Nation’s Independence

Macron Facilitates With Nigerians On Nation’s Independence

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: FRANCE’S President, Emmanuel Macron has fecilitated with Nigerians on the 61st Independence Anniversary of their country. Macron, in a letter to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari said: “On the occasion of the National Day…