2023 Elections: UN meets with Civil Society

2023 Elections: UN meets with Civil Society

As part of its commitment to supporting peaceful, credible, free and fair general elections in Nigeria, the United Nations convened a meeting to listen to and discuss civil society perspectives on the ongoing general election process. The meeting, attended by representatives of…

EU launches 2023 election observation

EU launches 2023 election observation

The Chief Observer European Union Election Observation mission for 2023 General Election, Mr. Barry Andrews has appeal to stakeholders to ensure that the upcoming elections are peaceful, free and fair. He also disclosed that 40 long term observers would be deployed by…

UNICEF Organises Spelling Bee Competition in Borno

UNICEF Organises Spelling Bee Competition in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with the Restoration of Hope Initiative (ROHI) have organized a spelling bee competition for secondary schools in Borno State to commemorate this year’s International Day of Education. Speaking on Tuesday during the grand finale…

2023 Election: IHS Donates Communication Gadgets to NIS

2023 Election: IHS Donates Communication Gadgets to NIS

The management of IHS an international Telecoms infrastructure company has donated equipment worth millions of naira to the Nigeria immigration Service (NIS) to promote service delivery especially regarding border security as the nation gears up for general election. The CEO of the…

Kasada to Develop Dual Branded Hotel Within Largest Retail Led Mixed Use Dev in Côte d’Ivoire

Kasada to Develop Dual Branded Hotel Within Largest Retail Led Mixed Use Dev in Côte d’Ivoire

Kasada, the leading independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in sub-Saharan Africa, announced today that it will build a new dual-branded hotel in Abidjan within the largest retail-led mixed-use development currently being developed by HCCP. The complex, scheduled to…

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

Saudi Fund for Dev expands operations in Caribbean countries 

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) CEO, Mr. Sultan Al-Marshad, and Honorable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, signed an $80 million financing agreement for the expansion project of the University of the West Indies at Five Islands (UWI) in…

EU, British Council Efforts Toward Restoration of Peace in Northeast Commended

EU, British Council Efforts Toward Restoration of Peace in Northeast Commended

The European Union (EU) and the British Council have been commended by stakeholders in Yobe State for their efforts in restoring peace in the region. The commendation was given on Wednesday when the EU-funded Managing Conflict in North-East Nigeria (MCN) Programme of…

Modi Gives Acceptable Standards of Globalization for Developing Countries

Modi Gives Acceptable Standards of Globalization for Developing Countries

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed the acceptable standard of globalization to developing nations, insisting that it should be human-centric. Modi, in his Opening Remarks at the Concluding Leaders’ Session of the Voice of Global South Summit recently held…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

On the New Year’s eve, Chinese President XI Jinping, at his 2023 New Year Address, extended greetings to all nationals as well as friends and people in the world, while claiming that, since COVID-19 struck, China has prevailed over unprecedented difficulties and…

Brazil returnee arrested with 105 parcels of cocaine in candies

Brazil returnee arrested with 105 parcels of cocaine in candies

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted 105 parcels of cocaine concealed in candies by a Brazil returnee, Agbasi Prosper at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The suspect, according to the spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, Femi…

US Commits Additional $5 million to Nigerian Flood Victims

US Commits Additional $5 million to Nigerian Flood Victims

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $5 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support people affected by unprecedented flooding in Nigeria. This is an addition to the USAID’s initial support of $1 million in life-saving…

U.S. supports NDLEA with forensic, intelligence, prosecution tools

U.S. supports NDLEA with forensic, intelligence, prosecution tools

The United States government has announced a project that will strengthen the forensic and chemical analysis capacity of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as well as its intelligence gathering and prosecution capabilities. The latest support from the U.S. Department of…

Election 2023: EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Nigeria

Election 2023: EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Nigeria

The European Union (EU) in response to the invitation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to deploy an EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the general elections scheduled for 25 February and 11 March, 2023. A statement on…

Nigeria, Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Nigeria, Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Governments of Nigeria and Germany have both agreed to strengthen their bilateral ties, meet the energy transition target, tackle climate crises and strengthen collaborations across all sectors. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and his German Counterpart, Annalena Baerbock revealed this on…

Reaction of European Countries to Russian/Ukrainian War Has Not Been Too Smooth- Envoy

Reaction of European Countries to Russian/Ukrainian War Has Not Been Too Smooth- Envoy

The Czech Ambassador to Nigeria, Zdenek Krejci has lamented that the reaction of European countries to the ongoing Russian/Ukrainian war has not been too smooth. Krejci, who is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Chad,…

China To Unveil Financial Plan to Combat Global Economy Downturn

China To Unveil Financial Plan to Combat Global Economy Downturn

China is planning to come out with a strategy to combat the growing impact of COVID-19 and Russia/Ukraine war on global economy. Beijing, the capital of China is presently hosting the Financial Street Forum, where 27 activities on 39 topics are being…

EBID President Receives Top Crans Montana Award

EBID President Receives Top Crans Montana Award

The President and Chairman of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), Dr. Agyekum Donkor has been awarded the prestigious Prix de la Fondation by the Crans Montana Forum at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. The award was presented to Donkor…

Zulum writes UN over killing of humanitarian worker by errant soldier

Zulum writes UN over killing of humanitarian worker by errant soldier

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has written a condolence letter to the United Nations following the killing of a humanitarian worker by an unruly soldier, on Thursday in Damboa. Zulum addressed the letter to the UN’s resident representative in Nigeria,…

EU Allocates Fresh €500,000 to Fight Cholera Epidemic in Nigeria

EU Allocates Fresh €500,000 to Fight Cholera Epidemic in Nigeria

The European Union has allocated €500,000 from its Epidemics Tool to support Nigeria in its fight against the cholera epidemic affecting the country. A statement by EU said the intervention would be especially to those affected in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states,…

ECOWAS To Establish Electricity Market to Solve Energy Problem, Underdevelopment in West Africa

ECOWAS To Establish Electricity Market to Solve Energy Problem, Underdevelopment in West Africa

The Economic Communities Of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed it readiness to establish electricity market in West Africa where contractors can buy power to improve energy generation and industrialization of the sub-region. Speaking at the 7th Edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable…

RISHI SUNAK: A LESSON ON THE TRIUMPH OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND HARD WORK

RISHI SUNAK: A LESSON ON THE TRIUMPH OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND HARD WORK

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Following the lightspeed demise of the calamitous seven weeks tenure of Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak, the popular chancellor of the Exchequer, steps in as the first British Prime Minister of colour and the youngest in 200 years. At 42…

Nigeria keen to enhance trade, investment relations with Qatar

Nigeria keen to enhance trade, investment relations with Qatar

Nigeria and Qatar enjoy close affinity since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries and Nigeria is committed to enhancing trade and investment relations with Qatar, Ambassador of Nigeria to Qatar HE Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed has said. According to a…

2023 Elections: NIS to Shut Doors Against Foreign Migrants

2023 Elections: NIS to Shut Doors Against Foreign Migrants

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it would shut the doors against the use of foreign migrants from neighbouring countries in next year’s election. The Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI) Isah Idris made the pledge on Thursday at a meeting with top management…

US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

The United States Trains Nigeria on Enhancing Capabilities to Investigate Chemical and Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes The United States conducted a training workshop in Abuja, Nigeria September 19-23, 2022, with partners from Nigerian domestic security services, law enforcement, and first responders, aimed…

ECOWAS Parliamentarians Express Concern Over Handling of Religious Matters in W/Africa

ECOWAS Parliamentarians Express Concern Over Handling of Religious Matters in W/Africa

Members of Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament have expressed deep concern regarding the unequal treatment of religious matters in political decisions by government of various countries in West Africa. The Parliament therefore called on political and religious leaders from…

United States, Nigerian Military Officers Confer on Techniques for Protecting Civilians  

United States, Nigerian Military Officers Confer on Techniques for Protecting Civilians  

Experts from the U.S. Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) worked with 14 officers from all three Nigerian military branches August 15-18 on issues involving human rights, the law of armed conflict, and the protection of civilians.  Through group discussions and…

Nigeria to host ESEF 2022

Nigeria to host ESEF 2022

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Power of Nigeria, will host the 7th Edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2022) at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria from the 31 October…

Nigeria, India Launch Forum To Expand Trade, Investment

Nigeria, India Launch Forum To Expand Trade, Investment

Nigeria and India have inaugurated the Nigeria India Business Council (NIBC) to serve as a fulcrum for the expansion of trade and investment between the two countries in new areas such as fintech, Artificial intelligence, renewable energy and technology among others. Nigeria’s…

UK donates £15m to tackle food insecurity, malnutrition in N-East Nigeria

UK donates £15m to tackle food insecurity, malnutrition in N-East Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) said she will be spending £15 million of emergency humanitarian funding to provide vital food and nutrition assistance for vulnerable people in North-East Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. According to a statement on Wednesday, the money…

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTING POSITIVELY IN CANADA —James Christoff

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTING POSITIVELY IN CANADA —James Christoff

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr James Christoff says the Nigerian community in Canada is taking up its own place and really contributing in all aspects: economically, culturally, politically and socially in Canada. Mr Christoff stated this when he paid a…

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Speaks Out

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Speaks Out

On 9 August 2022, Vice Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu took questions from China Central Television and China Global Television Network on Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Q1. Over the past few days, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s…

China cuts ties with US over Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China cuts ties with US over Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China has announced cutting of ties with the United States to protest recent visit of the Speaker of United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. The recent visit of Pelosi, though among America’s President Joe Biden was said to be…

COLD LESSONS FROM COLOMBO

COLD LESSONS FROM COLOMBO

-By Austen Akhagbeme:: The people of Sri Lanka couldn’t take it anymore. The Presidential Palace at Colombo, the nation’s capital, was invaded by hungry and angry protesters such that even the presidential kitchen played host to the August visitors with hurriedly self-prepared…

Germany, UNICEF, WFP launch new humanitarian programme in North East

Germany, UNICEF, WFP launch new humanitarian programme in North East

Germany, United Nations agencies United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a new humanitarian programme aimed at strengthening the resilience of communities and promoting peace in the North East states of Borno and Yobe. The three-year project,…

Yoga Enthusiasts Troops to Indian High Commission to Mark International Yoga Day

Yoga Enthusiasts Troops to Indian High Commission to Mark International Yoga Day

Nearly 500 Yoga enthusiasts from all walks of life, Nigerian dignitaries, Heads of Diplomatic Missions, Members of diplomatic corps, Indian community and friends from Media trooped to the High Commission of India in Abuja to celebrate the 8th edition of International Day…

CHOGM 22: Rwanda Promises High-Level Global Gatherings

CHOGM 22: Rwanda Promises High-Level Global Gatherings

Rwanda has promised to host one of the most high-level global gatherings during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali later this month. Addressing fellow diplomats from Commonwealth nations at the Pre-CHOGM 22 Networking Cocktail Event at the weekend in…