Drug War: US, UK Pledge More Support For Nigeria

Drug War: US, UK Pledge More Support For Nigeria

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: GOVERNMENTS of United States and United Kingdom have expressed their readiness to offer more support to the drug war in Nigeria. The two countries said they were impressed with the latest zeal with which the…

Temporary Passport With 30 Days Life Introduced For Returning Nigerians

Temporary Passport With 30 Days Life Introduced For Returning Nigerians

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has launched the Nigerian Temporary Passport (NTP). The Temporary Passport was launched on Tuesday at NIS Headquarters in Abuja and it is to allow Nigerian in Diaspora without the…

India Promises Nigeria Gift Of 100,000 Doses Of Covishield Vaccines

India Promises Nigeria Gift Of 100,000 Doses Of Covishield Vaccines

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: After taking delivery of 3.92 million doses of Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Tuesday, India has promised Nigeria yet another 100,000 doses of…

World Scout Day: Plans To Re-intergrate Movement In Delta Schools-Scout Co-ordinator

World Scout Day: Plans To Re-intergrate Movement In Delta Schools-Scout Co-ordinator

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Chuks Asoya/ASABA: Delta North Scout Zonal Co-ordinator, Scouter Aniemeke Christopher, has said the movement aims at re-introducing and re-intergrating all the basic and important activities of the Scout movement in Delta state. “We also have a well…

GOV OKOWA’S CONCESSION AGREEMENT FOR ASABA INT’L AIRPORT

GOV OKOWA’S CONCESSION AGREEMENT FOR ASABA INT’L AIRPORT

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- Editor’s DESK: ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR, DR IFEANYI OKOWA, GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE, AT THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE CONCESSION AGREEMENT FOR ASABA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WITH FDIC/MENZES CONSORTIUM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021, AT THE ASABA INTERNATIONAL…

Okonjo-Iweala Will Steer Global Trade On Path Of Fairness, Equity – Askia

Okonjo-Iweala Will Steer Global Trade On Path Of Fairness, Equity – Askia

-Blank NEWS Online –By Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has expressed satisfaction on the consensus election of Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director General of…

Zulum Parleys EU’s Tassin-Pelzer, Calls For More Development Projects In Borno

Zulum Parleys EU’s Tassin-Pelzer, Calls For More Development Projects In Borno

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has called for more developmental projects in his troubled state. The governor also made a call for the involvement of local contractors in implementation of intervention projects in his…

NIDCOM Petitioned Over Killing Of 40-Year Old Nigerian In Johannesburg

NIDCOM Petitioned Over Killing Of 40-Year Old Nigerian In Johannesburg

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: A petition has been sent to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) by a family of a 40 year-old Abudu Adedayo Temitope, over the killing of their son by a yet-to-be identified assailant in Johannesburg,…

N400bn Too Much, I Can Help FG Procure Vaccines For N150bn –Peter Obi Boasts

N400bn Too Much, I Can Help FG Procure Vaccines For N150bn –Peter Obi Boasts

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVID/ South-East Bureau: Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi says Nigeria doesn’t need more than N150 billion to procure COVID-19 vaccines. Commenting on the issue when he featured on Television programme on Tuesday, Mr. Obi…

OPEC Fund Supports Post-COVID-19 African Infrastructure With $50m Loan to Africa Finance Corporation

OPEC Fund Supports Post-COVID-19 African Infrastructure With $50m Loan to Africa Finance Corporation

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): VIENNA –The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have signed a $50 million loan agreement to help finance and build infrastructure needed for Africa’s post-COVID recovery. This represents the first direct…

CNN Rejects Lagos Panel Summon On Lekki Shootings

CNN Rejects Lagos Panel Summon On Lekki Shootings

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: American based Cable News Network, Inc.(CNN) objected to a Witness Summons by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution of Victims of SARS Related Abuses for its Team of Reporters to appear before it…

Africa Finance Corporation Secures US$250 Mn Capital Loan From US Govt

Africa Finance Corporation Secures US$250 Mn Capital Loan From US Govt

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or “the Corporation”), the leading infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, today announces it has successfully secured a US$250 million tier-2 capital loan from U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). Formed in December 2019, DFC…

Sweden Donates N460m To Fight Malnutrition In 3 Nigerian States

Sweden Donates N460m To Fight Malnutrition In 3 Nigerian States

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO/North-East Chief of Bureau: Sweden has donated N460 million towards fighting acute malnutrition in the North East, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. A statement by UNICEF on Tuesday said Sweden is partnering with…

UAE Hosts “Africa Futures Forum” To Draw-up Priorities For African Union Agenda 2063

UAE Hosts “Africa Futures Forum” To Draw-up Priorities For African Union Agenda 2063

✓In Collaboration with UNDP & AU-APRM –Blank NEWS Online (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): The key points of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 were discussed at an event hosted by the World Government Summit, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

US Removes Visa Reciprocity Fees For Nigerian Applicants

US Removes Visa Reciprocity Fees For Nigerian Applicants

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –Special Report By Mike SOGBOLO: United States has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerians seeking visas into the country. The Donald Trump government in August had announced visa reciprocity fees against some countries seen to be charging…

Boko Haram: Nigeria Approaches Cameroonian Military For Support

Boko Haram: Nigeria Approaches Cameroonian Military For Support

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA (North-East Bureau): The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) In order to tackle the menace of Boko Haram insurgents has approached Cameroonian military structures for support. A press release signed on Saturday by the Chief of…

World Bank Approves $500 Million Credit For Girls Empowerment

World Bank Approves $500 Million Credit For Girls Empowerment

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Mike SOGBOLA (North-East Bureau Chief): The World Bank has approved a $500 million credit for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment towards improving secondary education opportunities for girls in seven states in Nigeria. The credit,…

Banjul Int’l Airport: Saudi Fund for Dev Loan to The Gambia Hits Annual 400,000 Passengers Capacity Hike

Banjul Int’l Airport: Saudi Fund for Dev Loan to The Gambia Hits Annual 400,000 Passengers Capacity Hike

-Blank NEWS Online (BANJUL, Gambia): The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) recently signed an agreement with the Republic of The Gambia to provide a loan to finance the second phase of a development project at the capital’s Banjul International Airport. The improved…

Valentine’s Day: Gaucho Dubai Announces AED 250,000  “Diamond Dining”  Experience

Valentine’s Day: Gaucho Dubai Announces AED 250,000 “Diamond Dining” Experience

-Blank NEWS Online (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) – From Albert OGRAKA: Award-winning Argentinian restaurant, Gaucho Dubai, has gone all out this Valentine’s Day to one very special wedding proposal. The stylish restaurant located in Dubai’s DIFC, is offering a their “Diamond Dining”…

Hunger On The Rise In Africa, FAO Has Decried

Hunger On The Rise In Africa, FAO Has Decried

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): From Mike Sogbola, North East Correspondent: Africa witnessed over 90 conflicts in 2018 alone, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has decried. The United Nations’ body while insisting that investing in resilience and food security…

Growth In Remittances To Africa: Ghana Ranks 2nd Highest With 43% In 2019

Growth In Remittances To Africa: Ghana Ranks 2nd Highest With 43% In 2019

–-Blank NEWS Online (ACCRA, Ghana)-: Leading mobile payments company WorldRemit saw a 43% growth in remittances to Africa from higher income nations in 2019. The top five countries receiving remittances from the diaspora in 2019 included, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, with Nigeria…

NIGERIA: Degenerating Insecurity In N’ East Worrisome, Says United Nations

NIGERIA: Degenerating Insecurity In N’ East Worrisome, Says United Nations

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Mike SOGBOLA: The United Nations has said that the degenerating security situation in the Northeast of Nigeria has become worrisome.  Commenting on the release of three aid workers and some civilians abducted by insurgents, UN said…

Africa Finance Corp Continues Expansion into Asia with $140m Kimchi Term Loan Facility

Africa Finance Corp Continues Expansion into Asia with $140m Kimchi Term Loan Facility

Approximately US$1.2 billion equivalent in recent Asian investments into AFC  Success exemplifies Asian investors’ interest in Africa’s development –Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)– Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading investment-grade infrastructure solutions provider, today announces the closing of its inaugural US$140,000,000 Kimchi Term…

North-East crisis: MSF accuses military of spurious accusations against NGOs

North-East crisis: MSF accuses military of spurious accusations against NGOs

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Mike Sogbola The last definitely has not be held of the barring of activities of two international non governmental agencies, Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps, as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), otherwise called Doctors Without…

$10m Counterpart Fund For Investors In Kwale Industrial Park –Delta Gov Okowa Speaks From China

$10m Counterpart Fund For Investors In Kwale Industrial Park –Delta Gov Okowa Speaks From China

-Blank NEWS Online (Shenyang, China): Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday said the state government was ready to provide 10 million dollars counterpart fund for prospective investors towards the construction of Kwale Industrial Park in the state. He made this known…

Delta Yellow Garri Brands In Int’l Market **As Foods Export Initiative Hits Grocery Shops In UK

Delta Yellow Garri Brands In Int’l Market **As Foods Export Initiative Hits Grocery Shops In UK

Export quality yellow garri, the pilot product of the Delta State Government’s Foods Export Initiative has hit grocery shops in the United Kingdom. This is another significant milestone achievement in Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s determination to develop the agricultural value chain and to…