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Senior Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Hon. Osamudiamen Destiny Odeh, has extended felicitations to the governor for his triumph at the recently concluded gubernatorial polls in Edo State.

Destiny Odeh: Governor Obaseki’s victory a new beginning to a continued legacy of good...

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Hon. Osamudiamen Destiny Odeh, has extended felicitations to the governor for his triumph at the recently concluded gubernatorial polls in Edo State.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

British envoy commends President Buhari on Police Bill

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has commended the signing of the Nigeria Police Bill 2020 into law by President Buhari.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Britain announces more flights to evacuate nationals from Nigeria

The British government has announced three more charter flights for more hundreds of its citizens set to return home from Nigeria.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Britain evacuates 304 more nationals from Nigeria

The United Kingdom has evacuated another batch of its citizens from Nigeria through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.The United Kingdom has evacuated another batch of its citizens from Nigeria through Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
The British Government has warned Nigerians intending to study in Britain to desist from money laundering and other criminal activities.

900 Brits stranded in Nigeria set to return home

Nine hundred British citizens stranded in Nigeria are set to return home on three flights chartered by the United Kingdom Government.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

UK funds search for coronavirus vaccine with additional £210 million

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, yesterday, announced what the United Kingdom termed ‘record funding’ to find a coronavirus vaccine to the tune of £210,000,000.

Power outage disrupts Commonwealth Day events in Nigeria

The celebration of the 2020 Commonwealth Day was disrupted on Monday by a power outage at the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer alleges police threat to life

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, alleged that the Anambra State Police Command was after his life.
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth: Representing me in Nigeria is world’s best job

Queen Elizabeth II has described the posting of the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Liang, as having the best job in the world.
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US, UK, EU call for peaceful Nigerian elections

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has said the UK and other foreign missions are in Nigeria because they want the election to be successful.

Archbishop of Canterbury prays for peaceful elections in Nigeria

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev. Justin Welby, has assured Nigerians of prayers from other countries of the world towards a peaceful and fair election.
INEC Election Nigeria

Election: INEC declares readiness, speaks on recruitment

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is ready for the conduct of the forthcoming general election.

Governor Ugwuanyi tasks political parties on peaceful polls

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Wednesday, called on the political parties registered to participate in the forthcoming general election to allow peace to reign.
election inec nigeria

Britain: We’ll not interfere in Nigeria election

The British Government has said it would not interfere in Nigeria’s 2019 general election. Britain, however, urged the Nigerian Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that free, fair, credible and violent free election is conducted.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki: National Assembly will pass priority bills despite campaigns

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday assured Nigerians that legislative duties in the National Assembly would not be relegated to the background in view of the commencement of the 2019 electioneering campaigns.

Envoy: Forged documents for UK visas attract 10-year ban

The outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has cautioned Nigerians seeking visas to the UK to avoid presenting forged documents.

UK, Finland halt aid to Zambian social-welfare scheme over alleged misuse

Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that the four million dollars they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on Tuesday.
President Buhari and President Xi Jinping

China exports to Nigeria hit $75 billion

Recently calculated total exports to Nigeria from China amounted to about $75 billion while on the Nigerian side, total export to China was about $9.6 billion.

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Ondo governor approves second term inauguration committee

Ahead of his inauguration for the second term in office, Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday approved the setting up of a 25-member committee.
3. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.

Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

Liberian President George Weah on Friday inaugurated a new national carrier for the West African country, named Lone Star Air, about 30 years after the country’s previous airline went bust.
John Nkengasong, Africa's Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), speaks during an interview with Reuters at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.