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…

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…