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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on The Biden Administration's Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., March 10, 2021. Ken Cedeno-Pool via REUTERS

Top U.S., China diplomats to hold first in-person talks of Joe Biden presidency

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with top Chinese officials on March 18 in Alaska, the White House said on Wednesday, the first high-level in-person contact between the two sparring countries under the Biden administration.

House of Reps committee to investigate foreign affairs ministry, calls for public support

The House of Representatives, has called for evidence from the public, to enable it carry out an extensive investigation into alleged malpractices in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.

Joe Biden to give first foreign policy address as US president

U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.
HSBC is “not in a position to judge the motives” of Hong Kong police, Chief Executive Noel Quinn told British lawmakers questioning him over the lender’s freezing of bank accounts of pro-democracy politicians in the Asian city.

British lawmakers: HSBC ‘aiding crackdown on democracy’

HSBC is “not in a position to judge the motives” of Hong Kong police, Chief Executive Noel Quinn told British lawmakers questioning him over the lender’s freezing of bank accounts of pro-democracy politicians in the Asian city.
Konstantin Kosachyov, the chair of the Russian upper house’s foreign affairs committee, said the stunning events in the US capital showed that Washington had no right to lecture other countries on democracy.

American democracy ‘limping on both feet’ – Russian lawmaker

American democracy is “limping on both feet” after the storming of the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, a senior Russian lawmaker said Thursday.

House of Reps summons British envoy over MP’s comment against General Gowon

The House of Representatives has summoned the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, over the recent comments made by a member of the British parliament, Tom Tugendhat, against a former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon.

Nigerian government condemns malicious allegation against General Gowon

The Federal Government, has condemned what it termed malicious accusation against former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, by a Member of the British Parliament.
Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has lifted the three weeks restriction on movement in parts of the country implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Ghanaian president apologizes to Nigeria over demolition

The House of Representatives took the hardline posture against Ghana yesterday over the demolition of Nigeria’s High Commission in that country, asking the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to invoke the diplomatic principle of reciprocity against Ghana.
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Ghana reacts to demolition of Nigeria’s embassy

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, and the Government of Ghana on Monday reacted to the attacks on Nigerian residential buildings in that country.
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Donald Trump to strip Hong Kong of special privileges, bar Chinese students from US...

President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong’s special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing’s bid to exert control in the financial hub.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Xenophobia: Speaker Gbajabiamila vows to drag minister before President Buhari

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, has vowed to report the attitude of Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, to President Muhammadu Buhari, following the minister’s refusal to honour several invitations extended to him by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Valerii Aleksandruk

Ukraine urges Nigeria to recognise Holodomor as genocide

Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria Dr Valerii Aleksandruk has appealed to the federal government to formally recognise `Holodomor' (the man-made famine in Ukraine in which millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death) as genocide against the Ukrainian people.

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New computer village developer raises alarm over activities of miscreants

To ensure timely completion of work at the Gatankowa ICT Village relocation site, Bridgeway Global Project Ltd has called on the Lagos State Government to evacuate illegal occupants from the site.
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Chelsea beat Manchester City as hosts have to wait for title

Sergio Aguero made a mess of a Panenka penalty as Chelsea ensured Manchester City must wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title by fighting back to earn a dramatic win at Etihad Stadium.

Senator Omo-Agege: Nigerian government‘ll end estimated billing syndrome in nation’s power sector

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, on Saturday said the Federal Government was committed to ending the estimated billing syndrome in the nation’s power sector.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Africa the only continent with unified coronavirus strategy

The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, says Africa is the only region that developed a unified strategy on COVID-19.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA advocates multi-layered approach to tackle insecurity

Ace rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the adoption of a diversified model in the fight against insecurity in the country.

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More than 50 houses and other properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by rainstorm in communities in Qua’an pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Rainstorm destroys houses, properties in Plateau communities

More than 50 houses and other properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed by rainstorm in communities in Qua’an pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

WCQ: Ghana wary of South Africa after Hugo Broos appointment

Veteran Ghanaian coach JE Sarpong believes South Africa's Bafana Bafana will be a hard nut to crack for the Black Stars following the former's appointment of renowned Belgian coach Hugo Broos as tactician.
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Yobe governor condoles Fika emirate over Imam’s death

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state on Friday commiserated with the Emir of Fika, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali Ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, the Emirate Council and the people of Fika Emirate over the demise of Imam Muhammad Alkali, the Sarkin Malaman Masaurautan (Chief Imam) Fika Emirate.

Maritime stakeholders back suspension of NPA boss

Some maritime stakeholders in Lagos, on Friday, backed the Federal Government’s suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), saying it had the right to hire and fire anyone in its establishment.
Timo Werner claims Chelsea can prove themselves the best team in the world after reaching the Champions League final.

Timo Werner: Chelsea can beat Manchester City in Champions League final

Timo Werner claims Chelsea can prove themselves the best team in the world after reaching the Champions League final.