UK Appoints New Country Director to Lead UK-Nigeria Trade, Investment Relations

UK Appoints New Country Director to Lead UK-Nigeria Trade, Investment Relations

The United Kingdom has appointed Mr. Mark Smithson the Country Director for the UK’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in Nigeria. He takes over from Chim Chalemera who recently concluded a three-year posting in that role. Smithson is an experienced civil…

Four Chinese Arrested for Illegal Mining in Nasarawa

Four Chinese Arrested for Illegal Mining in Nasarawa

Four Chinese have been arrested by the Mining Marshals of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at an illegal mining site where Lithium is sold at Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. A statement on Saturday by the spokesman…

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S ELECTORAL VICTORY: GAIN OR PAIN

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S ELECTORAL VICTORY: GAIN OR PAIN

By Austen Akhagbeme To many people, the name Putin has become synonymous with hegemonic high-handedness, and a vestige of the reminiscences of the old Soviet Union and her Spartan order. They think that for a world in search of peace, egoists, and…

UN Condemns Abduction of Over 200 IDPs in Borno

UN Condemns Abduction of Over 200 IDPs in Borno

The United Nations has strongly condemned the reported abduction of internally displaced persons (IDPs), many of them women, boys and girls, in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State. In a statement on Wednesday, UN lamented that while the exact number of…

Xi sends congratulatory message to 37th AU summit

Xi sends congratulatory message to 37th AU summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to the 37th African Union (AU) summit. Xi pointed out that the world today is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, and the Global South represented by China and Africa is booming,…

Israel Refusal to Transfer Our Clearance Fund is Unacceptable- Palestine

Israel Refusal to Transfer Our Clearance Fund is Unacceptable- Palestine

The Palestine on Thursday has described as unacceptable Israeli continued refusal to transfer their clearance fund for the third month in a row, lamenting that this has deeply affected the country’s ability to pay the monthly salaries and government daily running cost….

Kashmir: Pakistani Envoy Appeals for UN Intervention

Kashmir: Pakistani Envoy Appeals for UN Intervention

The High Commissioner of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Nigeria, Mr Sohail Ahmad Khan has alleged continuous militarization of disputed State of Jammu and Kashmir, describing it as the world’s most militarized zone and the largest prison on earth. The envoy in…

Int’l Holocaust Day: Israel Calls for Education to Ward Off Another Reoccurrence

Int’l Holocaust Day: Israel Calls for Education to Ward Off Another Reoccurrence

The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman has underscored the need for adequate investment in education to address the dangers of hate speech and hatred, and to ward off any reoccurrence of Holocaust. Freeman, who is also the Permanent Representative of Israel…

The Middle East Crisis and the Illusion of Peace

The Middle East Crisis and the Illusion of Peace

By: Tina Ayigbe and Eguono Eseme (Foreign Desk Writers) Amid the battles between Israel and the militant group in Gaza, tensions in the Middle East, have continued to rise following recent US and British strikes in Yemen. CNBS reports that tens of…

UK Appoints Cynthia Rowe as Development Director, Nigeria

UK Appoints Cynthia Rowe as Development Director, Nigeria

United Kingdom has appointed Ms Cynthia Rowe as the Development Director for the British High Commission, Nigeria. She takes over from Mr Christopher Prycroft who recently concluded four years in the role. A statement on Thursday by the British High Commission Communications…

Niger: Bazoum’s Wife and Son Released from House Arrest

Niger: Bazoum’s Wife and Son Released from House Arrest

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has commended the release of former Nigerien President Mohammad Bazoum’s wife and son from house arrest. The Nigerien President and members of his family were committed to house by the National Council for the…

China’s Role in Resolving Gaza Conflict: A Call for Decisive Action, By Mohammad Reza Noroozpour

China’s Role in Resolving Gaza Conflict: A Call for Decisive Action, By Mohammad Reza Noroozpour

The situation in Gaza is getting worse daily and the human condition is getting more pathetic every minute, and the involvement of different countries, including China, can have significant implications. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, particularly the situation in Gaza, has been a longstanding and…

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia ratifies 2024 Hajj Agreement

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia ratifies 2024 Hajj Agreement

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has ratified the agreement between the government of Nigeria and Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj operations; the signing took place Sunday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Tuggar, in a bilateral meeting with the Saudi…

Gaza War Have No Winner, But Leaves Everyone A Loser- Palestinian Ambassador

Gaza War Have No Winner, But Leaves Everyone A Loser- Palestinian Ambassador

The Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdullah Shawesh has said the war on Gaza by the Israeli force should be immediately put to an end as no one is a winner but everyone is a loser. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday at…

Gill Lever Appointed New British Deputy High Commissioner

Gill Lever Appointed New British Deputy High Commissioner

United Kingdom has appointed Mrs Gill Lever OBE as the British Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) in Abuja, Nigeria. She takes over from Ms Gill Atkinson who recently concluded four years as Deputy High Commissioner in Abuja. According to a statement on Thursday…

Climate Change: UN Advocates for Solution-based Reporting

Climate Change: UN Advocates for Solution-based Reporting

The United Nations has advocated for solution based approach to reporting on climate change, insisting that this is more productive than the glum approach mostly used by journalists to paint the negative impact of the global threat. The UN Resident Coordinator, Matthias…

Sanctions Against Niger, ECOWAS Court Fixes December 7 for Ruling on Legality

Sanctions Against Niger, ECOWAS Court Fixes December 7 for Ruling on Legality

The ECOWAS Court of Justice will on December 7, 2023 deliver its ruling on interim measures in a case between the State of Niger and seven others, and the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS and two others. The…

United Nations Nigeria Mourns Fallen Colleagues in Gaza

United Nations Nigeria Mourns Fallen Colleagues in Gaza

Staff members of the United Nations in Nigeria on Monday joined their counterparts across all duty stations in the world to observe a minute of silence in memory of the UN staff who tragically lost their lives in the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war…

Israel should stop  Propaganda that Palestine are under Hamas captivity – Envoy

Israel should stop Propaganda that Palestine are under Hamas captivity – Envoy

Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdallah Abu Shawesh, has asked Israel to stop promoting the narrative that it was in Gaza to free Palestine and the rest of the world from Hamas terrorism, insisting that at no time had Palestine asked to be…

ECOWAS Court Adjourns Hearing in Case of Unjust Decision of Conference of Heads of States, Govt on Niger

ECOWAS Court Adjourns Hearing in Case of Unjust Decision of Conference of Heads of States, Govt on Niger

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has adjourned the hearing in the case between the State of Niger, six Nigerien organisations, and a Nigerien national, and the Conference of Heads of State and Government, the Mediation and Security Council and the ECOWAS Commission….

Gaza War: Israeli Envoy Accuses Hamas of Using Civilian as Human Shield

Gaza War: Israeli Envoy Accuses Hamas of Using Civilian as Human Shield

The Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman has alleged that:“Hamas is cynically using the Palestinian population of Gaza as human shields, and continues to show a total disregard for the welfare of the Palestinian population. The Ambassador in a statement on Monday,…

See How Hamas Terrorists Pluck Out Eyes Of Israeli Children, Parents Before Killing Them – Witness Reveals in Video

See How Hamas Terrorists Pluck Out Eyes Of Israeli Children, Parents Before Killing Them – Witness Reveals in Video

Read this prophecy of old in Amos 1: 6 and imagine what is currently playing out with the Hamas terrorists in Gaza. A video describing how Hamas terrorists kill families in Israel after breaking into their homes has triggered series of mixed…

Ghana to Manufacture Innovative Footwear Products that Support Global Health Goals …As World Shoe Launches New Factory

Ghana to Manufacture Innovative Footwear Products that Support Global Health Goals …As World Shoe Launches New Factory

World Shoe has announced the opening of its inaugural factory to produce the first antimicrobial, eco-friendly footwear brand manufactured in Africa. The production launch represents a collaborative effort among public, private, and civil service sectors to provide high-quality, low-cost products for retail…

Israel would stop at nothing to nullify Hamas- Israeli Ambassador

Israel would stop at nothing to nullify Hamas- Israeli Ambassador

Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Michael Freeman has said his country would stop at nothing to exterminate the Hamas group. Freeman described as act of terrorism, the killings of about 1000 unsuspecting civilian Israeli citizens by Hamas group. According to him, Israel…

WHO, UN Express Need for Media to Understand Issues Surrounding Mental Health

WHO, UN Express Need for Media to Understand Issues Surrounding Mental Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) have expressed the need for the media to understand the issues surrounding mental health in order to act optimally in their role to assist in tackling its numerous challenges. Both…

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed a deal to contribute $20 million USD towards the “Constructing and Equipping of Secondary Schools” project in Tajikistan. SFD Chief Executive Officer, H.E. Sultan Al-Marshad, signed today a new development loan agreement with the…

Nigeria Calls for De-escalation of Hostilities between Israel, Hamas

Nigeria Calls for De-escalation of Hostilities between Israel, Hamas

The Nigerian government has called for de-escalation of violence and hostilities between Israel and Hamas. The Nigerian government in a statement personally signed on Saturday by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar pleaded for the immediate ceasefire between the two parties….

UN Appeals to Nigeria to Commit Specific Percent of Budget to Addressing Gender Disparity

UN Appeals to Nigeria to Commit Specific Percent of Budget to Addressing Gender Disparity

The United Nations has appealed to Nigerian government to commit specific percent of national budgets and development funds to interventions that address gender disparity in the country. Addressing the media at the end of his visit to Nigeria, the UN Women Regional…

UN Commits to Invest in Development of Green Economy Skills in Youths

UN Commits to Invest in Development of Green Economy Skills in Youths

The United Nations Inter Agency Group on Youth has reassured of its commitment to investing on young people in the area of green economy to ensure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was made known at the discussion organised by the UN Information…

Human-Centric Globalisation: Taking G20 to Last Mile, Leaving None Behind

Human-Centric Globalisation: Taking G20 to Last Mile, Leaving None Behind

-By Narendra Modi: ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – these two words capture a deep philosophy. It means ‘the world is one family’. This is an all-embracing outlook that encourages us to progress as one universal family, transcending borders, languages, and ideologies. During India’s G20…

Head of UN Counter-Terrorism Office Concludes Visit to Nigeria

Head of UN Counter-Terrorism Office Concludes Visit to Nigeria

The Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter- Terrorism (UNOCT), Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, has concluded a week-long high-level visit to Nigeria. During his visit which ended on Tuesday, Voronkov held a series of high-level bilateral meetings with the President of Nigeria,…

UK Seeks More Ways To Build Stronger Trade and Investment With Nigeria

UK Seeks More Ways To Build Stronger Trade and Investment With Nigeria

British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Mr Jonny Baxter, was in Enugu State to attend the inaugural edition of the state’s Diaspora and Investment Roundtable, hosted by the Governor, Mr. Peter Mbah. The stakeholder roundtable was an opportunity for high-level discussions on…

South African arrested with methamphetamine consignment at Abuja airport

South African arrested with methamphetamine consignment at Abuja airport

A South African, Erasmus Jean – Pierre has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja over attempt to smuggling 2.6 kilogrammes of methamphetamine via the Nigerian airport to the Middle…

FG, British High Commission Host Workshop on UK’s New Trading Scheme

FG, British High Commission Host Workshop on UK’s New Trading Scheme

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in collaboration with the British High Commission hosted a one day workshop, on the UK’s new trading scheme. The UK officially launched the Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) in June 2023, which offers fast…

Chinese Envoy Says Nigeria Must Invest in Education, Food, Housing, Others to Eradicate Poverty

Chinese Envoy Says Nigeria Must Invest in Education, Food, Housing, Others to Eradicate Poverty

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun has said that for Nigeria to achieve the targeted poverty eradication, there must be conscious and systemic investment in education, food, housing, security and others. The advice came at a time that President Bola Tinubu…

Tuggar Tells Nigerians to Expect New Foreign Policy Vision Soon

Tuggar Tells Nigerians to Expect New Foreign Policy Vision Soon

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has promised to unveil the administration’s foreign policy vision in few days time. The Minister gave this promised on Monday shortly after resuming work at the Ministry after he was swore in at the…

Over 3.5 million Displaced by Crisis in Nigeria-UN37 Aid Workers Lost, 24 Wounded, 34 Kidnapped in North East Since 2016

Over 3.5 million Displaced by Crisis in Nigeria-UN37 Aid Workers Lost, 24 Wounded, 34 Kidnapped in North East Since 2016

Over 3.5 million people are internally displaced in the country as a result of crises, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) data has revealed. Also the insurgency in the Northeast, mostly affecting Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states have led…

Maui Wildfire: FG Commiserates with US

Maui Wildfire: FG Commiserates with US

The Federal Government has commiserated with the Government and people of the United States of America over the devastating wildfires that ravaged the State of Hawaii’s Maui County. A signed statement by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli…

We Are Yet To Receive USAID $1m Donation For Flood Victims – NEMA DG

We Are Yet To Receive USAID $1m Donation For Flood Victims – NEMA DG

The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed said the agency did not receive any $1 million donation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), for the support of flood victims in 2022. The NEMA boss stated…

SADC Supports AU, ECOWAS Positions on Niger Coup D’etat

SADC Supports AU, ECOWAS Positions on Niger Coup D’etat

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) bloc in Nigeria on Thursday said the action taken so far by both the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the political impasse brought about by the military coup…