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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied suggestions that it was frustrating the evacuation process of Nigerian students in Saudi Arabia.

Nigeria denies frustrating evacuation of students in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied suggestions that it was frustrating the evacuation process of Nigerian students in Saudi Arabia.

Nigerian government approves 6th evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in US

The federal government has approved the 6th evacuation flight for stranded Nigerians in the United States.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that 590 stranded Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) and are expected to arrive Abuja and Lagos on Tuesday.

895 stranded Nigerians evacuated from UK, Dubai

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that 590 stranded Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United Kingdom (UK) and are expected to arrive Abuja and Lagos on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP gives President Buhari 14 days to probe over N300 billion missing public funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”

Nigeria announces third evacuation flight from US

The Federal Government has approved another evacuation flight to enable Nigerians stranded in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic return home.

Nigeria set to evacuate more nationals from US July 3

The exercise which is slated for July 3, will be the second special flight for Nigerian citizens stranded in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigerian nationals in US now to be evacuated Saturday

The federal government has announced that the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerians from the United States will take place on Saturday, May 9, as against Sunday, May 10, 2020 that was earlier announced.

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.

Nigeria to evacuate over 700 nationals from US

Evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the U.S. due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is to begin on May 10, according to the Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York.
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 Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on Thursday released a tribute video on its Twitter platform for Nigerians abroad who have died from COVID-19.

Nigeria honours 13 nationals abroad who died from coronavirus — video

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on Thursday released a tribute video on its Twitter platform for Nigerians abroad who have died from COVID-19.
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.

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.

1,000 Nigerian e-Passports awaiting collection in New York – Consul General

“The consulate, therefore, wishes to dissociate itself from any other third-party service providers or unauthorised agents in accessing services provided by the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York.

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.

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.

China investigates death of Nigerian national

The Consul General of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, Wale Oloko, on Wednesday said the Chinese Police authorities had commenced investigation into the death of a Nigerian, Unachukwu Nwajueze.

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Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
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Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
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Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.