2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has called on all candidates and political parties in Nigeria, especially in the South East and South-South geological zones to more than ever before embrace peace and works towards the credible outcome of 2023…

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…

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend busted a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos belonging to a tramadol cartel, arresting two of its kingpins, seizing millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5 billion….

<strong>Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety</strong>

Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention with the Federal Government of Nigeria Prof. Soludo who made the demand…

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Isah Idris has tasked residents border communities to be vigilant especially as the country approaches elections. Idris made the case during a visit on Thursday to some border communities in Ogun State. The…

NIS, NCoS get N1 billion Security Grant from ASR Africa

NIS, NCoS get N1 billion Security Grant from ASR Africa

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS) have been awarded N1 billion from Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative for Africa (ASR Africa) Security Sector Support Grant, in recognition of the their many successes. A statement on statement on Friday…

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,…

Nigerian Red Cross Begins 2022 Flood Intervention For 1,350 Households In Delta

Nigerian Red Cross Begins 2022 Flood Intervention For 1,350 Households In Delta

The Nigerian Red Cross Society yesterday flagged off the 2022 flood intervention for 1, 350 households affected by the recent flood disaster in some local government areas of Delta State.Local government areas that are benefitting are Isoko South, Ndokwa East and Ughelli…

NIS to Fast Track Passport Issuance for Diasporan Nigerians During Yuletide

NIS to Fast Track Passport Issuance for Diasporan Nigerians During Yuletide

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has set up Diaspora Desks at all international airports in the country to allow Nigerians returning to the country during the forthcoming Yuletide to have a seamless passport processing service. A statement on Monday by the spokesman…

Envoy Asks ECOWAS to Address Economic Challenges with Equal Vigor As Political Upheavals

Envoy Asks ECOWAS to Address Economic Challenges with Equal Vigor As Political Upheavals

Nigeria Ambassador to Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, John Usanga has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to address the economic challenges facing the region with equal vigor expended on addressing political upheavals. The envoy said the only…

Pyrates Confraternity Calls for Re-engineering of Nigerian Foreign Mission for Optimal Performance

Pyrates Confraternity Calls for Re-engineering of Nigerian Foreign Mission for Optimal Performance

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) otherwise known as Pyrates Confraternity has called for the re-engineering of Nigerian foreign missions fir optimal performance. The body, in Abuja on Friday listed some of the factors responsible for the underperformance to include inadequate budgetary…

UN Says It Takes All to Fight Corruption To Standstill

UN Says It Takes All to Fight Corruption To Standstill

The United Nations (UN) has said it takes all to fight corruption to a standstill with the states, government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society, academia, the public and youth all having a role to…

UNFPA donates PHC to persons with disability

UNFPA donates PHC to persons with disability

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated a Primary Health Centre to persons with disability in Karon Magiji community, Abuja. Commissioning the facility, Ms Ulla Mueller, Country Representative, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said that the donation was in commemoration of International Day…

ECOWAS to Invest in Reducing Barriers to Trade in West Africa

ECOWAS to Invest in Reducing Barriers to Trade in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to remove roadblocks of regional integration by investing time and resources on reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers in West Africa. Speaking at the opening of the 89th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council…

United Nations call for Collective Action to end Violence against Women and Girls

United Nations call for Collective Action to end Violence against Women and Girls

The Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UN Women Nigeria Country Office convened a high-level Orange the World Ceremony and the Lighting of the UN House to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism for the year. During the event,…

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…

ECOWAS Makes Input in Nigeria’s 2023 General Elections, Sets to Train Stakeholders on Mediation

ECOWAS Makes Input in Nigeria’s 2023 General Elections, Sets to Train Stakeholders on Mediation

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission is set to make input in the forthcoming Nigeria’s election by holding a series of training and interactive workshops on dialogue and mediation as tools for preventing and mitigating election-related disputes and violence…

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,…

2022 World Orphan Day: Dame Okowa Fetes Over 50 Orphanage Homes In Delta 

2022 World Orphan Day: Dame Okowa Fetes Over 50 Orphanage Homes In Delta 

Wife of Delta state governor, Dame Edith Okowa, has celebrated the World Orphanage Day in Asaba, the state capital. The global event held at Government House on Monday witnessed the presentation of food items to 50 orphanage homes and four adopted families….

Nigeria seeks collaboration among African countries on drug war

Nigeria seeks collaboration among African countries on drug war

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen.Buba Marwa (Retd) has said seamless exchange of intelligence and strengthened collaboration among African countries will help the continent surmount the daunting challenge of illicit drug trafficking and abuse…

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…

Nigeria, four other West African countries get USD250 million Economic boost from EBID

Nigeria, four other West African countries get USD250 million Economic boost from EBID

The Board of Directors of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) has approved a total of USD250 million for five member states of Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone to boost their oil & gas, energy, road infrastructure…

NDLEA, Interpol sign MoU on access to global criminal data records

NDLEA, Interpol sign MoU on access to global criminal data records

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA and the International Criminal Police Organization, popularly known as Interpol, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU that will enable the anti-narcotics agency contribute to the pool of global criminal data and also access such…

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…