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Nigeria makes changes in evacuation of nationals from US

Evacuation of the first batch of stranded Nigerians in the United States earlier scheduled for Sunday has been brought back to Saturday.
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki (right) receiving items from Managing Director, Yongxing Steel Company Limited, XiangHai Zhang; at the Government House, in Benin City, on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Edo receives 350,000 face masks, 18,000 testing kits, 10,000 medical gloves, others from Chinese...

The Edo State Government has received 350,000 facemasks, 10,000 pairs of medical gloves, 18,000 pieces of testing kits, 200 cartons of disinfectant, 40 pieces of decontamination equipment, all valued at over N120 million, from the management of Yongxing Steel Company.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

China: 72 Nigerians test positive for coronavirus in Guangzhou

An official diplomatic document has emerged showing that the Chinese Government detailed how 72 Nigerians tested positive for COVID-19 in Guangzhou, China.
The Chinese community in Lagos has risen in support of the Lagos State government in its avowed fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Chinese consulate, community boost Lagos coronavirus fight with cash, items

The Chinese community in Lagos has risen in support of the Lagos State government in its avowed fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

Consul General: Three Nigerians die of coronavirus in America

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the Coronavirus Disease in the United States.
Chu Maoming

China: Reboot of Wuhan gives hope to beat coronavirus

China’s Consul-General Chu Maoming has expressed optimism that after two months living with draconian curbs on daily life, residents of China were allowed to leave Hubei from midnight Tuesday March 24 if healthy, while Wuhan city, the initial epicenter of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, will end restrictions from Wednesday April 8.

US closes Lagos visa section, issues guidelines for citizens

The Embassy of the United States of America has announced the closure of its visa section of its Lagos Office.

Nigeria suspends emergency passport services in New York

The shortage, according to the Consul General, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, is occasioned by gradual phaseout of the old passport and transition to the new 10 year enhanced E-Passport.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 1

Governor Sanwo-Olu urges Chinese firms to establish Lagos textile hubs

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the Chinese textile firms in Lagos State to set up production factories in the state.

We are not charging extra $200 for e-passport – Nigerian consulate

The Nigerian consulate in New York has debunked allegation in some quarters that it charges extra 200 dollars for same-day e-passport service.
There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.

Key takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to South Africa

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.

China confirms detention of FedEx pilot

China has confirmed the detention of a FedEx pilot, who was found trying to carry a box of air-gun pellets across the border, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Ex-foreign affairs minister wants Nigeria to sue South Africa over xenophobic attacks

Former Nigerian minister of foreign affairs Professor Bolaji Akinyemi Sunday called on the Nigerian Government to drag South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice for the xenophobic attacks that claimed the lives of Nigerians.

Ministry: Air Peace volunteers to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Limited, Allen Onyema, has volunteered the airline to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa.

Xenophobia: Federal government advises Nigerians against travelling to South Africa

The federal government has advised Nigerians against travelling to high risk and volatile areas in South Africa until the current situation is brought under control.
The Switzerland Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Georg Steiner, has said that with the business reforms initiated by Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the state is placed at an advantage to attract Switzerland business community in Nigeria.

Swiss government lauds Edo on reforms, investment opportunities

The Switzerland Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Georg Steiner, has said that with the business reforms initiated by Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the state is placed at an advantage to attract Switzerland business community in Nigeria.
Sigrid Kaag

Netherlands to partner with Nigeria on oil palm development in three states

The Netherlands on Wednesday said it was concluding plans to further boost its agricultural ties with Nigeria, especially with oil palm development programme in three states.

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Education counsellor calls for consensus on 2020 WASSCE

Mr Benjamin Bamidele, an Education Counsellor, on Tuesday called on the Federal and State Governments to urgently resolve the impasse over the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has requested for more judges and magistrates in the state’s judiciary to fastrack justice delivery.

Oyo judiciary releases names of vacation judges

As the Oyo State judiciary commences its annual vacation, on Wednesday, based on the provisions of the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2010 and other enabling laws, the placement of area of operations for vacation judges has been released for judges that have shown an intention to work during the vacation so that there won’t be a vacuum for time-bound cases.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC: Nigeria cuts oil production to 1.4 million barrels per day

For the first time in many years, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, has confirmed Nigeria’s ability to cut its output from 1.7 million barrels per day, mb/d in May to 1.4mb/d in June 2020.

Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.
The Adamawa government has announced the passing of Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri’s mother, Hajia Fatimah Umaru at the age of 68.

Adamawa governor flags-off distribution of fertilisers to Boko Haram victims

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has flagged-off distribution of fertilisers to 2,000 farmers affected by Boko Haram attacks in northern parts of the state.