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LASU introduces international students’ identity card

Lagos State University (LASU) says it has introduced an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) to serve as a valid proof of identification for its students worldwide.

Boko Haram: 320 Borno chiefs, others trained on traditional justice system

About 320 local chiefs and traditional record keepers have been trained by the British Council’s Managing Conflict in North-east Nigeria (MCN) office in Borno State on the use of traditional justice system (TJS) in dispute resolution.

Russia: Britain must cut more than 50 diplomats

Britain has to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia by more than 50 more people, the foreign ministry said Saturday, following an escalating row over the nerve agent attack on a former double agent.

List of countries affected by Russia’s latest diplomat expulsions

Moscow on Friday issued tit-for-tat measures against countries that have expelled Russian diplomats in a mass show of support for Britain over the poisoning of a former double agent in England.

Britain shares Intel with allies over Russian spy poisoning

Britain shared “unprecedented levels” of intelligence about a spy poisoning it blamed on Moscow, which has led at least 25 countries to expel Russian diplomats, a senior UK government official said Tuesday.

Envoy: UK, US planned Russian diplomats expulsion in advance

The U.S. and the UK ‘most likely” planned the expulsion of Russian diplomats in advance and the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was just a pretext for this move, Russian Ambassador to the U. S. said.

EU blames Russia for UK spy attack

European Union leaders united behind British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday in blaming Russia for a nerve agent attack in England, and agreed to recall their ambassador to Moscow for consultations.

Embassy: UK has no proof of Russia’s role in Skripal poisoning

The UK has no proof of Russia’s role in the ex-spy poisoning as evidenced by its reliance on allies for support, the Russian Embassy in Washington said.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

Russian diplomats recently expelled from the UK over the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and their families left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday and are heading to the airport in more than 10 cars, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in row over spy poisoning

Russia has announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats as a row escalates with London over a nerve-agent attack on a former double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter on British soil.

Foreign ministry: Russia to expel 23 British diplomats

The Russian foreign ministry announced Saturday it will expel 23 British diplomats within a week in a tit-for-tat response to London’s measures over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.

Kwara’s Ijakadi festival to be included in national calendar – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Ijakadi festival in Offa, Kwara state will be included in the national festival calendar in 2018.

EU donates N10bn to fight corruption in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has announced plans to donate €23 million (N9.9 billion, on a four-year programme that would focus on tackling corruption in Nigeria.

Federal govt to amend Police Act to reflect current realities

The Federal Government has initiated moves to amend the Police Act which has been in existence since 1948 to reflect current realities, Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata, has said.

Prince Charles pays homage to war heroes in India

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, were wrapping up their trip to India on Thursday by paying respects at a war memorial and meeting with schoolchildren in New Delhi.

Nigeria’s toxic NGO regulation bill

I refer to Chidi Anselm Odinkalu’s opinion piece titled, “Nigeria’s toxic NGO Regulation Bill” in The Guardian of July 27, 2017. His fears on a draconian bill from the federal parliament (House) to monitor the activities of non-governmental organisations are in order.

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