Chinese President Promotes Globalization

Chinese President Promotes Globalization

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHINESE President Xi Jinping has expressed the willingness of Communist Party of China and indeed China to collaborate with political parties worldwide to lead the economic globalization toward a direction that is more open, inclusive,…

ECOWAS Parliament To Discuss Use Of Cryptocurrency For Trade In W/Africa

ECOWAS Parliament To Discuss Use Of Cryptocurrency For Trade In W/Africa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will hold its delocalized meeting under the theme: “Cryptocurrency as a facilitator of Community trade in West Africa”, from July 6 to 10, 2021…

NIDCOM, Swiss Embassy Partner on Diaspora Re-integration

NIDCOM, Swiss Embassy Partner on Diaspora Re-integration

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHAIRMAN/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Switzerland Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Georg Steiner at an interactive Session in Abuja on Monday discussed the issues of Diaspora Reintegration, Diaspora Data Mapping and…

Kenya Denies Involvement In Arrest, Extradition Of Kanu

Kenya Denies Involvement In Arrest, Extradition Of Kanu

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: KENYA High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Wilfred Machage has denied the involvement of his home government in the extradition of leader of disbanded Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu’s family had earlier made…

UK Announces £12.6 Million To Combat Terrorism In Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger

UK Announces £12.6 Million To Combat Terrorism In Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: UNITED Kingdom has announced new funds to combat terror in Lake Chad Basin following the growth of terrorism on the African continent. Specifically in the new funding plan, United Kingdom will support efforts to combat…

Oma Djebah Presents Letters of Credence To The Kingdom Of Thailand

Oma Djebah Presents Letters of Credence To The Kingdom Of Thailand

Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): By Albert OGRAKA: FRONTLINE Communications expert, journalist and former Delta State Commissioner for Information, His Excellency, Mr. Oma Djebah, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand , was on June 25th 2021 received by the Director–General of the…

United States Berates Federal Govt’s Ban of Twitter In Nigeria

United States Berates Federal Govt’s Ban of Twitter In Nigeria

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Mike SOGBOLO: UNITED States has condemned the banning of Twitter in Nigeria, stating that it is a violation of Nigerians’ fundamental rights. The United States, in a statement by it’s Embassy in Nigeria on Saturday said: “Nigeria’s…

NIS Comptroller-General Shuts Abia Passport Office Over Alleged IPOB Attack

NIS Comptroller-General Shuts Abia Passport Office Over Alleged IPOB Attack

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: COMPTROLLER-GENERAL, (CG), of the Nigeria Immigration Service, (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has ordered the closure of Abia State Passport Office as a result of attack on the facility by suspected members of the Indigenous People of…

Nigeria Calls For  Release Of Malian Interim President, Prime Minister

Nigeria Calls For Release Of Malian Interim President, Prime Minister

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: NIGERIAN government has asked from the immediate release of Malian Interim President and Prime Minister, Bah Ndaw and Moctar Ouane, reportedly detained by soldiers. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Ministry of…

Nearly 50% of Pandemic Costs Will Fall on Advanced Economies, World Govt Summit Report Finds

Nearly 50% of Pandemic Costs Will Fall on Advanced Economies, World Govt Summit Report Finds

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): • World economy facing US$3.8 trillion economic hit, with half absorbed by wealthiest countries• New report ‘21 Priorities for Governments in 2021’ Identifies Five Areas in Post-pandemic Recovery A seminal report launched by the World Government Summit Organization…

Chad Situation: AU Commission, AU Peace/Security Council Undertake Fact Finding Mission To N’jadmena

Chad Situation: AU Commission, AU Peace/Security Council Undertake Fact Finding Mission To N’jadmena

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO/Abuja: THE African Union Commission and the AU Peace and Security Council have undertaken a fact finding mission to the Republic of Chad. The situation in Chad has become worrisome after his President and strongman, Idriss…

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…