Nigeria, South Africa Express Grave Concern on Sudan Conflict

Nigeria, South Africa Express Grave Concern on Sudan Conflict

Nigeria and South Africa have expressed grave concern at the on-going conflict in Sudan which has resulted in the loss of innocent civilian lives, exacerbated the humanitarian crisis, displaced millions of people, affected women and children, and led to the total destruction…

FG Deploys New Batch of Volunteers to The Gambia

FG Deploys New Batch of Volunteers to The Gambia

A new batch of volunteers of the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps has been deployed to The Gambia. The 11 Volunteers, who comprised professionals from diverse backgrounds, including Law, Engineering and expertise in Entrepreneurial Studies, were urged to see their new charge as…

NDLEA intercepts N9.8billion worth of fresh codeine shipments from India

NDLEA intercepts N9.8billion worth of fresh codeine shipments from India

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted another batch of seven containers bearing over 1.2 million bottles of codeine conservatively put at a worth of over N9.8 billion at the Onne Ports, Rivers state. The latest seizure made…

UK Appoints New Country Director to Lead UK-Nigeria Trade, Investment Relations

UK Appoints New Country Director to Lead UK-Nigeria Trade, Investment Relations

The United Kingdom has appointed Mr. Mark Smithson the Country Director for the UK’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in Nigeria. He takes over from Chim Chalemera who recently concluded a three-year posting in that role. Smithson is an experienced civil…

EU Offers Postgraduate Scholarships to 142 Young Nigerians Under its Erasmus+ programme

EU Offers Postgraduate Scholarships to 142 Young Nigerians Under its Erasmus+ programme

The European Union has offered postgraduate scholarships to 142 young Nigerians in top European universities in the 2024-25 academic session, under its flagship educational programme, Erasmus+. Nigeria with this number, retains its number one spot among beneficiaries of the EU postgraduate scholarships…

Nigerian entrepreneurs access investment opportunities in Africa’s leading energy markets

Nigerian entrepreneurs access investment opportunities in Africa’s leading energy markets

 The Invest in African Energies roadshow in Lagos – organized by the African Energy Chamber (AEC) on June 25 – united more than 250 Nigerian entrepreneurs and investors interested in accessing opportunities in Africa’s oil and gas, and energy sectors. Nigeria is…

ECOWAS COURT PRESIDENT RECEIVES CHAIRPERSON OF COMMUNITY AUDIT C’TTEE

ECOWAS COURT PRESIDENT RECEIVES CHAIRPERSON OF COMMUNITY AUDIT C’TTEE

The ECOWAS Court President, Justice Edward Amoako Asante has welcomed the Chairperson of the Community Audit Committee, Diane Holo-Sacramento at the ECOWAS Court. The meeting marked the first official engagement between the Court and the Audit Committee, signifying a significant step towards…

ECOWAS Lightens Gambia Community with Solar Power

ECOWAS Lightens Gambia Community with Solar Power

A wave of excitement filled the air in Mamud Fana South, Gambia, as residents celebrated a new era of clean and reliable electricity with the commissioning of 77 Solar Home Systems (SHSs). This life-changing project, implemented by UNIQUE ENERGY, was made possible…

ECOWAS Facing Financial Challenges, Must Not Be Overburdened- Justice Asante

ECOWAS Facing Financial Challenges, Must Not Be Overburdened- Justice Asante

The President of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice, Justice Edward Amoako Asante has lamented that the regional bloc is presently facing financial challenges and must not be overburdened by its institutions. Some of ECOWAS institutions include ECOWAS…

Thailand Govt commends NDLEA over drastic drop in number of Nigerians in Thai prisons

Thailand Govt commends NDLEA over drastic drop in number of Nigerians in Thai prisons

The government of Thailand has commended the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for mounting a vigorous fight against substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria, a development that has impacted positively on the image of the country in the international…

Gaza Attacks: Nigeria Warns Israel Against Escalation of Attacks, Insists Fundamental Human Rights Must be Preserved

Gaza Attacks: Nigeria Warns Israel Against Escalation of Attacks, Insists Fundamental Human Rights Must be Preserved

The Nigerian government has condemned the ongoing onslaught of Israel on Gaza, insisting that the fundamental human rights, including and especially that to life, of the vulnerable civilian population of Gaza must be preserved at all cost. Nigeria, in a statement signed…

ECOWAS, Private Sector Unveil Strategies to Boost Tourism in W’Africa

ECOWAS, Private Sector Unveil Strategies to Boost Tourism in W’Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the private tourism sector and other stakeholders have unveiled strategic initiatives aimed at boosting tourism across the region. The strategies are contained in a communique issued following a 3-day high level strategic dialogue between…

Nigeria Calls for Collaboration Among ECOWAS States to Develop Tourism Sector in W’Africa

Nigeria Calls for Collaboration Among ECOWAS States to Develop Tourism Sector in W’Africa

Nigeria government has called for the collaboration among the counties of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to develop the tourism potential of the subregion and place West Africa in prime position to compete with other regions. The Director General of…

Chad elections victory for democracy in Africa ~Tuggar

Chad elections victory for democracy in Africa ~Tuggar

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar has congratulated the President-Elect of the Republic of Chad, Mahamat Déby, and the people of Republic of Chad on the just concluded elections. In his message, Tuggar said: “With the prevalence of unconstitutional changes of…

Dabiri-Erewa Lauds Duke, Duchess of Sussex for Invictus Games Centre in Nigeria

Dabiri-Erewa Lauds Duke, Duchess of Sussex for Invictus Games Centre in Nigeria

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has commended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, for their innumerable philanthropic works to society, especially for injured, sick and traumatised soldiers and war veterans. She gave…

ECOWAS Commends Nigeria’s Commitment to Climate Change Issues

ECOWAS Commends Nigeria’s Commitment to Climate Change Issues

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commended Nigeria for taking the issues of climate change seriously, noting that among the 15 member countries of the regional economic bloc, Nigeria alongside Benin and The Gambia are the three counties to…

US Position on Palestine Becoming Full Member of UN, Hypocritical- Palestinian Envoy

US Position on Palestine Becoming Full Member of UN, Hypocritical- Palestinian Envoy

The Palestine Ambassador to Nigeria, Abdullah Shawesh has lambasted United States for blocking his country’s application for full membership of the United Nations (UN). Shawesh described the excuse that Palestine full membership of UN will hinder the promoted two states solution as…

Four Chinese Arrested for Illegal Mining in Nasarawa

Four Chinese Arrested for Illegal Mining in Nasarawa

Four Chinese have been arrested by the Mining Marshals of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at an illegal mining site where Lithium is sold at Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. A statement on Saturday by the spokesman…

Romania Donates Educational Tools to Nigerian Army School

Romania Donates Educational Tools to Nigerian Army School

The Romanian government as part of efforts to deepen relations with the Nigeria, has presented dozens of laptops and printers to the army day secondary school, Mambila barracks Maitama. This intervention in aimed at supporting the education effort of the Nigerian government…

FG Appoints 5 New Chargé D’affaires, 12 Consuls General to Nigerian Missions

FG Appoints 5 New Chargé D’affaires, 12 Consuls General to Nigerian Missions

The Federal Government has announced the appointment of five new Chargé D’affaires and 12 Consuls General to the country’s mission to some countries… The Federal Government has announced the appointment of five new Chargé D’affaires and 12 Consuls General to some of…

US Spends $15 Million; Trained Over 46,000 in Dispute Resolution for Northern, Middle-Belt Region

US Spends $15 Million; Trained Over 46,000 in Dispute Resolution for Northern, Middle-Belt Region

The United States and Nigeria are working together to address and mitigate the drivers of conflict in northern and middle-belt Nigeria, including ethnic, regional, and sectarian tensions across communities, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the US Embassy in Nigeria….

ECOWAS, African Courts Pledge to Strengthen Jurisprudence on Continent

ECOWAS, African Courts Pledge to Strengthen Jurisprudence on Continent

The ECOWAS Court of Justice (CCJ) and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) have pledged to strengthen jurisprudence on the continent through regular peer review mechanisms. The two judicial institutions made this known during a peer review meeting of…

Nigeria, Cameroon Sign MoU to Fight Trans-border Wildlife Trade, Others

Nigeria, Cameroon Sign MoU to Fight Trans-border Wildlife Trade, Others

The Nigerian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with neighbouring Cameroon to both collaborate to fight against transborder wildlife trade, and promote ecosystem conservation and management of forestry and wildlife resources. The agreement was signed in Abuja on Friday by…

ECOWAS Expends Over $26 million on humanitarian activities between 2023-2024- Commissioner

ECOWAS Expends Over $26 million on humanitarian activities between 2023-2024- Commissioner

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said between 2023 and 2024 it splashed over $26 million on humanitarian activities in West Africa. The regional political cum economic bloc said it also supported sport federations in the region with $100,000 each…

Sudan Appeals for Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by Ongoing War

Sudan Appeals for Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by Ongoing War

The government of Sudan has called on the countries across the globe and international agencies to come to the aid of the countries by sending in into the crisis ridden country humanitarian assistance. The government also alleged that the protracted crisis should…

Piracy, Armed Robbery in Gulf of Guinea Has Reduced- Touray

Piracy, Armed Robbery in Gulf of Guinea Has Reduced- Touray

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray has said that the Gulf of Guinea has continued to witness a downward trend in piracy and armed robbery attacks over the year. He noted that this was achieved through the efforts of…

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,…