ECOWAS Court to Train Sierra Leone Lawyers, Law Students

ECOWAS Court to Train Sierra Leone Lawyers, Law Students

The ECOWAS Court will organize a training programme for lawyers and law students from Sierra Leone on the margins of its 2024 international conference to deepen their knowledge of the Court for improved practice, the President of the Court, Justice Edward Amoako…

UNICEF, Stakeholders Call for Proper Coordination for Improved School Safety

UNICEF, Stakeholders Call for Proper Coordination for Improved School Safety

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Plan International, Center for Advocacy, Transparency and Accountability Initiative (CATAI), UKAID, Unique Care and Support Foundation (CASFOD) and Borno State Government have called for proper coordination among government, community and humanitarian organisations to improve school safety….

Wednesday Declared Eid-El-Fitr By Saudi Arabia 

Wednesday Declared Eid-El-Fitr By Saudi Arabia 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has declared Wednesday as the first of Shawwal and Eid day, commemorating the completion of the 2024 Ramadan fast. The Saudi Arabia, on Monday, said the crescent of Shawwal has not been sighted, indicating that the fasting…

FG, EU Collaborate to Reduce Environmental Waste in Nigeria

FG, EU Collaborate to Reduce Environmental Waste in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) is collaborating with the Federal Government to reduce environmental waste in Nigeria. This year, the EU is joining the Federal Ministry of Environment, including other stakeholders around the globe to mark the International Zero Waste Day in Nigeria….

U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria Confers “Woman of Courage” award toMs. Priscilla Ikos Usiobaifo

U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria Confers “Woman of Courage” award toMs. Priscilla Ikos Usiobaifo

The United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria has named the Executive Director of Braveheart Initiative for Youth and Women (BHI), Ms. Priscilla Ikos Usiobaifo as its 2024 Woman of Courage. According to a statement from the embassy on Wednesday, the March 27…

Angola Opens Visa, Investment Centre in Port Harcourt

Angola Opens Visa, Investment Centre in Port Harcourt

The Embassy of Angola in Nigeria is opening a visa application centre in the oil-city Port Harcourt to boost especially the oil business of the country with Nigeria. A statement by the embassy on Monday read that: “As part of the activities…

Hisense Returns to 2024 Proudly SA Buy Local Summit

Hisense Returns to 2024 Proudly SA Buy Local Summit

Hisense, a global leader in consumer electronics and home appliances, is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Proudly South African Buy Local Summit. The event, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre, brought together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and consumers to celebrate…

Nigeria’s Position on Russia/Ukraine Situation Remains Unchanged- Tuggar

Nigeria’s Position on Russia/Ukraine Situation Remains Unchanged- Tuggar

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar has said despite the recent condolence message to Russian on Moscow attack, the country’s criticism of Russian aggression on Ukraine still remains unchanged. The minister made this clarification when he hosted members of the diplomatic…

Africans Rising Calls for Support for Released Kidnap Victims

Africans Rising Calls for Support for Released Kidnap Victims

Africans Rising has called on Nigerian government to offer critical medical and psychosocial support to enable the nearly 300 girls released from captivity of kidnappers to deal with the trauma they must have gone through. Africans Rising is a global Pan-African solidarity…

Moscow Concert Hall Attack: Fani-Kayode, Pantami Say Russia is Not Alone

Moscow Concert Hall Attack: Fani-Kayode, Pantami Say Russia is Not Alone

As the Russian Republic continues to mourn the killing of its citizens in an attack on Moscow concert hall, some prominent Nigerians including a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and the immediate past Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami paid…

UN to Support Nigeria’s War on Drug Trafficking- Amina Mohammed

UN to Support Nigeria’s War on Drug Trafficking- Amina Mohammed

The United Nations has assured Nigeria of support in its ongoing war against drug abuse and drug trafficking. The assurance was given by the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Mrs. Amina Mohammed when she paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman/Chief…

WORLD POETRY DAY: Delta Literary Forum lights up Asaba

WORLD POETRY DAY: Delta Literary Forum lights up Asaba

By Albert Ograka The Delta Literary Forum (DLF), on Thursday, March 21, 2024, celebrated the Word Poetry Day with fanfare and glamour, as poets in Delta State, thronged out to mark the event with stupefaction, enthusiasm and glamour, following the rendition of…

Rashid Bawa, Ghanaian High Commissioner Dies in Abuja, Buried in Accra

Rashid Bawa, Ghanaian High Commissioner Dies in Abuja, Buried in Accra

The Ghanaian High Commission in Nigeria has announced the unexpected passing of His Excellency Rashid Bawa, the Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria. According to a statement on Saturday by the Ghanaian High Commission, the High Commissioner passed away on the 14th of…

IWD: Indian High Commission Honours Five Nigerian Women

IWD: Indian High Commission Honours Five Nigerian Women

Indian High Commission to Nigeria has honoured six Nigerian women for their sterling performance to the growth and development of Nigeria. Those honoured at a ceremony in Abuja at the weekend to mark this year’s International Women Day (IWD) include Aisha Rimi,…

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…

ECOWAS COURT HOLDS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR NEW STAFF MEMBERS

ECOWAS COURT HOLDS ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR NEW STAFF MEMBERS

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has commenced a two-day orientation programme for newly recruited staff members at the seat of the Court in Abuja. Speaking at the opening of the orientation programme, Dr Yaouza Ouro-Sama, Chief Registrar of the Court, charged the…

Commonwealth Meridian Deployed to Manage Public Debt Portfolio

Commonwealth Meridian Deployed to Manage Public Debt Portfolio

A powerful software developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat is being deployed in Nigeria to transform how the country manages its public debt portfolio of US $114.35 billion while enhancing transparency. A statement on Monday by the Commonwealth Secretariat, said at the request…

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,…

UK Signs Enhanced Trade, Investment Partnership Agreement with Nigeria

UK Signs Enhanced Trade, Investment Partnership Agreement with Nigeria

The United Kingdom has signed an Enhanced Trade and Investment Partnership (ETIP) with Nigeria to boost trade and investment between the two countries and unlock new opportunities for UK and Nigerian businesses. UK Minister for Trade and Business Kemi Badenoch signed the…

Industry Ministry, NIDCOM Partner to Boost Diaspora Investment Opportunities

Industry Ministry, NIDCOM Partner to Boost Diaspora Investment Opportunities

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite has expressed the need to work with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) to boost diaspora investments in the Country. Speaking during a courtesy call by the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission…

British High Commission, Kaduna Sign Accountability Framework

British High Commission, Kaduna Sign Accountability Framework

The Development Director for the British High Commission, Nigeria, Ms Cynthia Rowe, together with Kaduna State Governor. Uba Sani have signed the Kaduna Mutual Accountability Framework (K-MAF). The signing earmarked the revitalised commitment to support good governance, human capital development with a…

UK Minister for Business and Trade Kemi Badenoch Arrives in Nigeria

UK Minister for Business and Trade Kemi Badenoch Arrives in Nigeria

The United Kingdom Minister for Business and Trade, Kemi Badenoch has arrived in Nigeria to begin a 3-day visit to deepen the UK-Nigeria partnership. According to a statement from the British High Commission in Nigeria, Following the former Foreign Secretary’s visit to…

FG Collaborates with Indian Government on Geospatial and Carbon Mapping*

FG Collaborates with Indian Government on Geospatial and Carbon Mapping*

The Federal Government is to collaborate with the Indian Government on geospatial mapping and technical expertise exchange, remote sensing, carbon mapping, and auto imagery. The collaboration with the Indian government is to be undertaken by Nigeria through the Office of the Surveyor-General…

ECOWAS on B.Faso, Mali, Niger, Advocates Deployment of Dialogue and Reconciliation

ECOWAS on B.Faso, Mali, Niger, Advocates Deployment of Dialogue and Reconciliation

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called on Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso who recently announced their withdrawal from the subregional bloc to have a rethink and follow the path of dialogue and reconciliation. The Chairman of the Mediation…

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….

ECOWAS Insists Now is Time for Unity Among Members

ECOWAS Insists Now is Time for Unity Among Members

As Foreign Affairs Ministers of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meet to deliberate on how to move ahead after the with withdrawal of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso from the bloc, the ECOWAS Commission President, Alieu Touray said now is…

FG Assures Nigerians in Diaspora Seamless, Efficient Passport Processing System

FG Assures Nigerians in Diaspora Seamless, Efficient Passport Processing System

Nigerians in Diaspora have been assured that their pains in getting Nigerian passport would soon be a thing of the past as multi-faceted approach is underway to ensure seamless and efficient passport processing system. The Federal Government said it will roll out…

CSOs, Medıa Organisations, Urge Malı Burkına Faso, Niger Juntas To Refrain From Transforming To Civilian Rulers, Call for Dialogue Against Withdrawal from ECOWAS

CSOs, Medıa Organisations, Urge Malı Burkına Faso, Niger Juntas To Refrain From Transforming To Civilian Rulers, Call for Dialogue Against Withdrawal from ECOWAS

Civil Society Organisations as well as Media organisations have urged Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger military juntas to refrain from transforming to civilian rulers but instead allow for democrats back in power. They stated this in a communique they issued at the…

US Renews Commitment To Peace and Tolerance in Nigeria

US Renews Commitment To Peace and Tolerance in Nigeria

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), renewed its commitment to supporting peace and tolerance in Nigeria by holding a youth, peace and security summit, in Abuja. Minister of Youth Development Jamila Bio Ibrahim attended as the keynote…

Rwanda Committed to Strengthening Bilateral Relations with Nigeria- Envoy

Rwanda Committed to Strengthening Bilateral Relations with Nigeria- Envoy

The Rwanda High Commissioner to Nigeria, Christophe Bazivamo has expressed his country’s continued commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Nigeria. Bazivamo said this at the weekend during the celebration of Rwanda’s 30th National Heroes Day in Abuja. The envoy said Rwanda and…

Belgium Government warns of irregular migrants who end up on the streets in Belgium

Belgium Government warns of irregular migrants who end up on the streets in Belgium

The Belgium government has told prospective irregular migrants to Europe to bury the dream as there is no more Golden Fleece in Europe. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Friday, Director General, Office of Foreigners, Belgium, Mr. Freddy Roosemont, said right now…

China Pushing for Stronger Ties with Nigeria- Envoy

China Pushing for Stronger Ties with Nigeria- Envoy

China said it is not relenting in pushing for stronger ties with Nigeria. The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, stated this at the New Year Celebration of China in Abuja at the weekend. Jianchun while stating that the year is symbolised…

Nigeria Expresses Sadness Over Decision of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali to Exit ECOWAS

Nigeria Expresses Sadness Over Decision of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali to Exit ECOWAS

Nigeria has expressed sadness over the decision of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso to exit Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the subregional economic bloc. The Nigerian government expressed its feeling over the decision of the military juntas reigning in the…

France Builds French Language Laboratory at NDA

France Builds French Language Laboratory at NDA

France has financed the building of a French Language Laboratory at the Nigerian Defence Academy A statement from the French Embassy on Monday said the French Defence Attaché, Colonel G Dujon, and his deputy in charge of the development of the French…

ECOWAS Court Takes 64 Decisions in Year 2023

ECOWAS Court Takes 64 Decisions in Year 2023

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has recorded yet another milestone in the number of decisions delivered in 2023. Statistics from the Court’s Registry Department have indicated that 64 decisions comprising 59 judgments and 5 rulings were delivered in 2023, a remarkable progress…

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…

British High Commissioner visits Rivers State *Meets Governor Fubara, with UK dev, biz partners, to explore areas of collaboration 

British High Commissioner visits Rivers State *Meets Governor Fubara, with UK dev, biz partners, to explore areas of collaboration 

 The British High Commissioner, Richard Montgomery, visited Rivers State between the 24th and 25th of January for high-level discussions with the state governor and key stakeholders in the state government, business leaders and civil society.  During the two-day visit, the High Commissioner visited…

Internal Security: NSCDC Takes Delivery of Gadgets to Enhance Surveillance

Internal Security: NSCDC Takes Delivery of Gadgets to Enhance Surveillance

The nation’s internal security has received a boost with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday took delivery of three drones and 100 highly profiled self-configured walkie-talkies from international partners. Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi who received…

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…

US Secretary Blinken Travels to Nigeria, three other African countries

US Secretary Blinken Travels to Nigeria, three other African countries

United States Secretary, Antony Blinken will be traveling to Nigeria and three other African countries from January 21-26 The three other countries are Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire and Angola. According to a statement by US Embassy in Nigeria, throughout the trip, the…