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Polio: Germany donates €150m to combat disease in Nigeria

The German government has committed 150 million Euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson, Dr Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said.

Donald Trump holds Nigerians in high regard – US envoy

US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, says the administration of Donald Trump has a high regard for Nigerians.

Federal govt summons US ambassador over Donald Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

The federal government has summoned Stuart Symington, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, over Donald Trump’s usage of a demeaning term to describe African nations.

Federal govt evacuates 1,490 stranded Nigerians in Libya

The Federal Government yesterday evacuated no fewer than 1,490 stranded Nigerians from Libya to the country in three batches through the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.

Yobe govt reunites 29 Libya returnees with families

The Yobe government on Saturday reunited 29 indigenes of the state repatriated from Libya to Nigeria with their families.

Cameroon separatists held ‘illegally’ by DSS – Femi Falana

A human-rights lawyer representing English-speaking Cameroonian separatists said on Thursday the group had been arrested by Nigeria's secret service and were being held "illegally", calling on the government to probe their disappearance.

487 Nigerian returnees arrive Port Harcourt from Libya

The second batch of 487 Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived Port Harcourt International Airport at about 10.43 p.m., on Monday, in Max Air.

Federal govt evacuates 1,030 stranded Nigerians from Libya in two days – NEMA chief

The Federal Government on Monday said it evacuated 1,030 stranded Nigerian migrants from Libya between Jan. 7 and Jan 8, 2018.

16,387 Nigerians deported from Libya, Saudi, others in 2017 – NIS chief

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede, on Monday said that 16,387 Nigerians were deported from Libya, Saudi Arabia and other countries in 2017.

Federal govt reveals plan to empower Libya returnees

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, on Sunday in Port Harcourt said that the Federal Government would rehabilitate and empower 490 Nigerians evacuated from Libya.

Federal govt receives 493 Libya returnees, to unveil rehabilitation plan

The federal government yesterday received 493 Nigerians evacuated from Libya with a vow to unveil a rehabilitation plan to sooth their pains after their harrowing experience in the North African country.

Federal govt to speed up repatriating Nigerian migrants from Libya

Nigeria is to speed up repatriating its citizens from Libya which has been accused of exploiting and ill-treating migrants, its foreign minister said in Tripoli on Saturday.

Federal govt to speed up repatriating migrants from Libya

The Federal Government is to speed up repatriating its citizens from Libya which has been accused of exploiting and ill-treating migrants, the foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said in Tripoli on Saturday.

Federal govt establishes reception centre in Port Harcourt for Libya returnees

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Friday says a reception centre has been established in Port Harcourt for 5,037 Nigerians being evacuated from Libya.

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2019: Group endorses Governor Ambode for 2nd term, applauds his performance

AS 2019 General Election draws nearer, a group, All Christian Leaders & Ministers Forum (ACLMF), has endorsed Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for second term in office, saying it took this decision based on Ambode’s unimaginable performance and commendable zeal for developmental projects that were visible in every nook and crannies of the state.

2019: Kaduna Central APC chairmen reject Senator Shehu Sani

The All Progressives Congress, APC, chairmen in the six local governments that make up Kaduna Central Senatorial district have declared their opposition to the 2019 re-election bid of Senator Shehu Sani.

Protesters killed in anti-Kabila protests

At least five people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the UN, as authorities cracked down on banned protests against President Joseph Kabila.

2019: President Buhari healthy enough to seek re-election – Presidency

A presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is presently in a better state of health than in 2015, to seek re-election in the 2019 general elections.

Over 25,000 pensioners not on federal govt payroll – NUP

More than 25,000 pensioners are still excluded from the Federal Government’s payroll of retirees, according to the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP).

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Saudi announces $2bn bailout for Yemen govt

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen’s central bank, after desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country’s president and prime minister.

Gernot Rohr deserves new contract after great work – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have commended coach Gernot Rohr for what he has done with the country’s team since he took charge in 2016, saying as a result he deserved his contract extension.

Zanu-PF to ‘honour’ Robert Mugabe on his 94th birthday

Zimbabwean ruling Zanu-PF party's youth league has reportedly said that it is planning to honour former president Robert Mugabe on his 94th birthday, saying that he remains the country's icon.

Oyo council polls: I do not see any other political party winning – Governor...

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has declared that with the strength of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, it will be difficult for any other political party to emerge victorious in the proposed local government election in the state.

How Buhari forced Yahya Jammeh to surrender – Adama Barrow

Gambia President Adama Barrow has disclosed how President Muhammadu Buhari forced former president Yahya Jammeh to retrace his steps and accept to go into exile.