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…

Electronic Motorbikes Available In Nigeria By Q1 2023

Electronic Motorbikes Available In Nigeria By Q1 2023

Nigerians are to have the pleasure of having electronic motorbikes as Isreali and Japanese tech companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with NASENI PAN to assemble them in the country by the first quarter of 2023. The Isreali Ambassador to…

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…

2023 General Election: NSCDC, UN Women Strengthen Ties to End Violence against Women in Politics

2023 General Election: NSCDC, UN Women Strengthen Ties to End Violence against Women in Politics

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and United Nations Woman have expressed readiness to work together to ensure that the rights of women especially those involved in politics towards the 2023 General Election are ensured, this is even as the…

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…

<strong>Peter Obi’s Sister Becomes Youngest Female Black Pilot In America</strong>

Peter Obi’s Sister Becomes Youngest Female Black Pilot In America

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: A young girl, Miss Miracle Izuchukwu, from Agulu, the hometown of a former Governor of Anambra State and Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has become the youngest female…

Gusau calls on China to Assist ongoing battle against Insecurity in Africa

Gusau calls on China to Assist ongoing battle against Insecurity in Africa

Nigeria’s former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) has called on China to assist the Africa to fight the ongoing insecurity on the continent. Speaking at the 11th Meeting of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum with theme: “Promoting the Spirit…

Africans Rising Convenes All-African Movement Assembly

Africans Rising Convenes All-African Movement Assembly

Africans Rising is convening the biggest gathering of social movements, activists, civil society in Africa and the diaspora. From 29th – 31st August, 2022, the All-African Movement Assembly will bring together in Arusha, Tanzania over 1000 people from across the continent and…

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,…

Dabiri-Erewa Demands Justice and Arrest of Killers of Chikezie

Dabiri-Erewa Demands Justice and Arrest of Killers of Chikezie

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the death of 42 year old Mr Lucky Ndubuisi Chikezie in Pretoria, South Africa as very worrisome and painful. In a statement by Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and…

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…

Namibia Push for Improved Bilateral Relationship with Nigeria

Namibia Push for Improved Bilateral Relationship with Nigeria

Namibia has expressed willingness to extend bilateral relationship with Nigeria, insisting that it would use her hosting of the 5th Session of the Namibia-Nigeria Joint Commission of Cooperation holding in Windhoek in August 2022 to push for improved bilateral relationship between the…

UNDP, Yiaga Africa Award 13 Young Nigerians N1m grants to Mobilize Young Voters for 2023 Elections

UNDP, Yiaga Africa Award 13 Young Nigerians N1m grants to Mobilize Young Voters for 2023 Elections

Yiaga Africa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have awarded N1m grants to 13 young Nigerians to mobilize at least 5,000 young voters each to register in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercise, collect their PVCs and to vote in the…

Deborah: Nigerians in Diaspora Describe Killing, Subsequent Protest Destructive to FDI Drive

Deborah: Nigerians in Diaspora Describe Killing, Subsequent Protest Destructive to FDI Drive

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation-Worldwide (NIDOWW) has decried the murder of Miss Debrorah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto over alleged blasphemy and subsequent protest that has led to destruction of property. Coordinating Chairman of NIDOWW, a conglomerate of…

Africa’s Development Tied to its Diaspora- OACPS

Africa’s Development Tied to its Diaspora- OACPS

The Secretary – General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Mr Georges Chikoti has said until when Africa begins to tap, harness and exploit the huge human and capital resources of its Diaspora more constructively, there may be…

UNDP, Nigeria launch Stockholm +50 national consultation meetings

UNDP, Nigeria launch Stockholm +50 national consultation meetings

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment has launched the Stockholm +50 national consultation meetings in Nigeria, to address nature, promote clean recovery from COVID-19 and proffer solutions to environmental challenges. The meeting is aimed at providing…

Int’l Donors Confab Holds May 5 to Source Fund For Ukraine Humanitarian Needs

Int’l Donors Confab Holds May 5 to Source Fund For Ukraine Humanitarian Needs

As the United Nations (UN) has declared that 13 million people living in Ukrainian territory are in need of vital humanitarian aid; including shelter, food and medical supplies, countries across the world has scheduled a conference for May 5 to raise finance…

MNJTF Operation Lake Sanity Makes In Road Into Terrorists’ Enclaves In Lake Chad Region

MNJTF Operation Lake Sanity Makes In Road Into Terrorists’ Enclaves In Lake Chad Region

In a clear demonstration of it’s determined efforts to speedily eliminate the Boko Haram Terrorists /Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents hibernating along the fringes of the Lake Chad, the forces of the Multinational Joint task Force (MNJTF) have in…

Nigerian Students Studying in US Can Renew Visa Without Interview -Embassy

Nigerian Students Studying in US Can Renew Visa Without Interview -Embassy

Nigerian students currently studying in the United States may now renew their student visa without interview. A statement by the US Embassy on Thursday read: “If you are currently studying in the United States, you may be eligible to renew your student…

USAID Launches $3.5 Million Activity to Improve Water Safety in Jigawa, Kano

USAID Launches $3.5 Million Activity to Improve Water Safety in Jigawa, Kano

The United States Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID) has through Partners for Development launched a three-year $3.5million Water Improvement and Sanitation Enhancement (WISE) activity to improve water safety in Jigawa and Kano states.According to a statement from USAID on Thursday, the WISE activity…

Nigeria, South Africa renew partnership on drug war

Nigeria, South Africa renew partnership on drug war

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, popularly called HAWKS have agreed to collaborate in tackling the menace of drug trafficking between the two countries. This was the highpoint of discussions at a virtual…

Russia-Ukraine War: Poland Accommodates Over  2M Refugees, Including 2,000 Fleeing Nigerians

Russia-Ukraine War: Poland Accommodates Over 2M Refugees, Including 2,000 Fleeing Nigerians

Government of Poland has said over two million refugees from Ukraine including over two thousand Nigeria fleeing the Russia-Ukraine War have been allowed passage into Poland. A statement on Wednesday by the Embassy of Poland in Nigeria titled: “Poland stands with Ukraine…

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

UNODC Begins Assessment Work on Rehab of Lagos, P/Harcourt Correctional Facilities

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has began assessment work on rehabilitation of principal correctional facilities in Port Harcourt and Lagos. The United Nations body is targeting the rehabilitation of correctional facilities in both Part Harcourt and Lagos after…

USAID Launches $9.5Mn Advancing Nutrition Activity to Fight Malnutrition

USAID Launches $9.5Mn Advancing Nutrition Activity to Fight Malnutrition

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched its two-year $9.5 million Advancing Nutrition Activity to improve the nutritional health of citizens in Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto states. A statement on Monday by the United States Embassy said the activity will…

INL Works With Multiple Partners, Agencies to Strengthen Rule of Law in Nigeria

INL Works With Multiple Partners, Agencies to Strengthen Rule of Law in Nigeria

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen FitzGibbons has applauded the efforts of the Nigerian Correctional Service to implement the 2019 Nigerian Correctional Service Act and recognized the importance of the Act to ensure that justice is carried out in proportion to criminal…

Diaspora Engagement: IOM Commends NIDCOM as Africa’s Trailblazer

Diaspora Engagement: IOM Commends NIDCOM as Africa’s Trailblazer

PRESS RELEASE: For the African continent to move to become a driving force on the global stage, it is important to tap into the enormous resources of its diaspora , both within and outside the continent ,and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission…

U.S. Embassy in Abuja Begins Interview Waiver Program for Certain Visa Renewals

U.S. Embassy in Abuja Begins Interview Waiver Program for Certain Visa Renewals

The United States Embassy has began interview waiver for certain non-immigrant visa renewal applications. A statement from the US Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday said beginning fromMarch 30, 2022 (yesterday), it will begin processing certain non-immigrant visa renewal applications without requiring an…

UN seeks stronger media partnership to achieve SDGs, advocates for factual, evidence-based reporting

UN seeks stronger media partnership to achieve SDGs, advocates for factual, evidence-based reporting

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale has called for a stronger partnership with the media in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He said the would enhance achieving the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development in…

NSCDC To Collaborate With US, France In Personnel Training

NSCDC To Collaborate With US, France In Personnel Training

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is going to collaborate with both the United States of America and France in different areas of training and manpower development aimed at repositioning it to become a world class organisation. The Commandant General…

IWD: West Africa has highest rate of maternal mortality, low girl-child education, others – Wife of ECOWAS President

IWD: West Africa has highest rate of maternal mortality, low girl-child education, others – Wife of ECOWAS President

Wife of President of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS), Mrs Jacqueline Brou has lamented the prevalence of high maternal mortality rate in West Africa. She equally lamented the low levels of female education, violence against women, early marriage and…

Ukraine Thanks Nigeria For Standing By Her …Alleges Russia is Planning Chemical Attack

Ukraine Thanks Nigeria For Standing By Her …Alleges Russia is Planning Chemical Attack

Ukraine has expressed appreciation to Nigeria and other nations that have stood by her in the ongoing war against Russia who invaded her territory on February 24. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, the Defence Attache to the Embassy of Ukraine in the…

2015 Hajj Stampede: FG commends Saudi Arabia over Compensation

2015 Hajj Stampede: FG commends Saudi Arabia over Compensation

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commended Saudi Authority over compensation of Nigerians who died in the 2015 during the annual pilgrimage to Holy sites in the Islamic country. Five Nigerians lost their lives and two sustained various degree of injuries, however…