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…

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…

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

The gruesome and barbaric murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto on Thursday by her fellow students speak volumes of the backwardness, zealotry and religious intolerance bedevilling our nation, especially in Northern Nigeria. Deborah’s offence…

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…

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…

Insecurity: EU delivers 30 boats, forensic equipment to Nigeria, others

Insecurity: EU delivers 30 boats, forensic equipment to Nigeria, others

The European Union is to deliver an array of security hardware including 30 rigid-hull inflatable boats and forensic equipment to the Economic Community of West African States to tackle maritime crime and other security challenges in West Africa. The issue of piracy…

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…

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…

FG, EU, UNODC Celebrate Decade Collaboration in Drug War

FG, EU, UNODC Celebrate Decade Collaboration in Drug War

Nigerian government, European Union and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Tuesday celebrated a decade collaboration to advance drug use prevention and control in Nigeria. The Government of Nigeria and the European Union, to mark the occasion, organized a…

LASSMUN: World Needs Your Energy, Commitment, Guterres Tells Delegates At Lagos Schl

LASSMUN: World Needs Your Energy, Commitment, Guterres Tells Delegates At Lagos Schl

“The world needs your energy, courage and commitment. I draw hope from seeing your generation challenge the status quo and call for transformative change,” said the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in his message to the Lagos State Secondary Schools Model…

Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election Important To World – South Korean Envoy

Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election Important To World – South Korean Envoy

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, has asked Nigerians to ensure that the country’s 2023 presidential election is free and fair. He noted that the entire world is monitoring the electoral process in Nigeria and desirous of…

UK Holds Workshops For SARCS

UK Holds Workshops For SARCS

-From Our Special CORRESPONDENT: United Kingdom government has held training workshops for all 33 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and their main stakeholders in Nigeria. The workshops which held between 28 February and 4 March, were developed to offer critical support to…

Ukraine: Flight To Evacuate Nigerians Rescheduled

Ukraine: Flight To Evacuate Nigerians Rescheduled

Contingent of Nigerians fleeing from Ukraine after the Russian invasion could not leave Poland on Thursday. They have had their flight rescheduled. The flight has since been rescheduled for Friday when they are expected to begin the nine hours journey to Abuja,…

Qatar Airways Launches First Direct Flight To Nigeria

Qatar Airways Launches First Direct Flight To Nigeria

Qatar Airways has launched its first direct flight from Doha in Qatar to Kano in Nigeria. Speaking at the event which held on Wednesday, the Nigerian Ambassador to the state of Qatar, Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed, noted that the Qatar Airways has indeed…

Ukraine Invasion: Evacuation Only For Documented Nigerians -FG

Ukraine Invasion: Evacuation Only For Documented Nigerians -FG

Nigerian government has said that the evacuation from Ukraine is only for documented Nigerians and that any undocumented Nigerian would first have to set their record right with the nation’s embassies in Romania, Poland and Hungary. A statement by the Ministry of…

ECOWAS Condemns Ukraine Invasion, Calls for Dialogue

ECOWAS Condemns Ukraine Invasion, Calls for Dialogue

The Economic Community of West African States has condemned the invasion of Ukraine by Russian Army, urging for ceasefire and immediate initiation of dialogue. The regional body in a statement made available on Monday to journalists said it has followed with great…

Ukraine Invasion: 479 Nigerians freed

Ukraine Invasion: 479 Nigerians freed

Four hundred and seventy-five (479) Nigerians may have been secured by Monday evening by the Nigerian government in the massive deployment of strategies to get its citizens liberated from Ukraine which is presently under Russian attack. A large percentage of the 479…

Ukraine Invasion: Hungary enacts new visa law to give refuge to fleeing foreigners

Ukraine Invasion: Hungary enacts new visa law to give refuge to fleeing foreigners

Hungarian government has come to the rescue of Nigerians and other foreigners fleeing troubled Ukraine by enacting a law that allows them to seek temporary refuge in Hungary. A statement by the Nigeria’s Embassy in Budapest, Hungary informed Nigerian nationals arriving from…

Ukraine Invasion By Russia: FG Secures Exit Routes For Fleeing Nigerians

Ukraine Invasion By Russia: FG Secures Exit Routes For Fleeing Nigerians

The Nigerian government has secured exit routes for Nigerians fleeing Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed. The Ministry in a signed statement on Sunday by it’s permanent secretary, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda said visa free passage have been secured for Nigerians…

Ukraine/Russia Face-off: Nigerian Embassies in Ukraine, Poland make safety provision for citizens

Ukraine/Russia Face-off: Nigerian Embassies in Ukraine, Poland make safety provision for citizens

The Nigerian Embassies in Ukraine and Poland have made provision to ensure safety of Nigerians in Ukraine following the threat of war from Russia. A public notice by the Embassy in Poland read that: “In light of the recent happenings in Ukraine….

Ukraine Invasion By Russia: Embassy in Romania Announces Help Lines

Ukraine Invasion By Russia: Embassy in Romania Announces Help Lines

Nigerian Embassy in Romania has joined it’s counterparts in Poland and Ukraine to make provisions for the safety of Nigerians fleeing from Ukraine which is being invaded by Russian Army. The Embassies in Ukraine and Poland had earlier announced help lines and…

FG Assures Safety For Nigerians in Ukraine

FG Assures Safety For Nigerians in Ukraine

Nigerian government has assured it’s citizens in Ukraine of their safety, insisting that measures are being taking in that regard and to also evacuate them from that country. The government statement followed an attack on Ukraine by Russian troops on Thursday after…

US Reiterates Commitment To Scaling Up COVID-19 Vaccination

US Reiterates Commitment To Scaling Up COVID-19 Vaccination

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The United States has reiterated its commitment to support Nigeria and other countries around the world to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the Flag-Off of the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign in Imo State hosted by Governor…

Kenya’s High Commissioner Dies In Abuja

Kenya’s High Commissioner Dies In Abuja

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the sudden death of the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria. Ambassador Wilfred Machage, Machage was also accredited ambassador of his country to 12 other countries in Central and Western Africa. The…

Spanish Envoy Calls For Deeper Bilateral Relations Between Nigeria, Spain

Spanish Envoy Calls For Deeper Bilateral Relations Between Nigeria, Spain

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The new Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Juan Sell has said Nigeria and Spain needed to build on existing bilateral reletions for sustainable growth. The envoy made the call on Thursday during a news conference held at the…

Ghana, Nigeria To Invest In Non-oil Sector – Envoy

Ghana, Nigeria To Invest In Non-oil Sector – Envoy

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Rashid Bawa on Thursday revealed plans by his country and Nigeria to partner in area of non-oil sector. The Envoy stated this at the 2022 Ghana Nigeria Business Council CEO Forum…

Terrorism: Ruling, Opposition Parties At Daggers Drawn In Pakistan

Terrorism: Ruling, Opposition Parties At Daggers Drawn In Pakistan

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Pakistan is quaking as both the ruling and opposition parties are at Daggers Drawn over what the relationship with terrorism group and treatment of terrorists should be. The opposition in the Pakistani Senate has already slammed the government…

Jinping Reiterates Commitment To Work With Africa

Jinping Reiterates Commitment To Work With Africa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Chinese President Xi Jinping, has reiterated his commitment to working with African leaders towards the development of Africa. Jinping, who sent on Saturday a warm congratulatory message to African countries and people on the opening of the 35th…