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Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike vows to sanction companies that patronise cultists

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has vowed that he will henceforth sanction any company that awards surveillance jobs to cultists.

Kano government sends 32 lecturers to France

The Kano State Government says it has sponsored 32 science-based lecturers in public higher institutions to study in France.
Russian-consulate

Police: Grenade blast outside Russian consulate in Greece

A grenade exploded early Friday outside the Russian consulate in Athens without hurting anyone, police said, an attack typical of domestic far-left groups.
The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria.

France to host the biggest dinner in Nigeria

The French Embassy in Nigeria on Tuesday said the country was set to host the biggest French dinner in Nigeria.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT to partner French embassy on French language study

Dr Bala Mohammed, the Secretary for Education in the Federal Capital Territory, has pledged the administration’s commitment to partnering the French embassy in reinforcing and consolidating the teaching and learning of French in schools.
Jerome Pasquier

France envoy to Nigeria calls for better relation between both countries

The French Embassy in Nigeria on Monday reaffirmed the country’s commitment to ensure improved relations between the two countries.
Nike Davies-Okundaye

Nike Okundaye: We help to take girls off the streets

Nike Davis-Okundaye, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nike Centre for Art and Culture, says that her centres located in Osogbo, Abuja and Lagos have helped to rehabilitate and empowered several street girls in recent years.
The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria.

France to invest in French language promotion in Nigeria

The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria.

French tourist killed, chopped up in India

A French tourist was bludgeoned to death in southern India and his body chopped into pieces, police said Monday, with a male student confessing to the grisly crime.

Envoy: France’II strengthen trade, security ties with Nigeria

The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr Deny Gauer, at the weekend assured Nigerians of his country’s unrelenting security support and strengthened promotion of sustainable bilateral relations.

France assures Nigeria on security, trade

The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr Deny Gauer, on Saturday assured Nigerians of continued security support and strengthened promotion of sustainable bilateral relations.
President Buhari in Bilateral Meetings with African Heads of State and President Macron of France at the Sidelines of the AU Summit in Mauritania on 2nd July 2018

President Buhari holds talks with French president today

President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned to Abuja last night from AU Summit held in Mauritania, is billed to hold bilateral talks with President Emmanuel Macron of France at presidential villa, Abuja, today at 4.00 pm.
President Buhari in Bilateral Meetings with African Heads of State and President Macron of France at the Sidelines of the AU Summit in Mauritania on 2nd July 2018

French leader Emmanuel Macron visits President Buhari

French leader Emmanuel Macron on Monday paid a courtesy visit to his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari. Macron had talks with President Buhari on security and terrorism.

Police arrest 400 suspected fraudulent visa applicants

The Police Special Fraud Unit on Monday said it had arrested 400 visa applicants with fake documents at the British High Commission, America, Italian and the French Embassies between January and March.

France executes €415.7 million development projects in Nigeria

The projects include urban water supply in Kano state, Transport Master Plan in Lagos state, guarantees to SMEs, pro-climate infrastructures at regional level and development of sustainable low emission projects in Africa.

15 musicians close Francophone Week with performance

It was a night of trumpets, saxophones, conga, piano, drums and guitars at a concert to close the Francophone Week in Abuja on Saturday.

Burkina Faso authorities arrest 8 after jihadist attacks

Authorities in Burkina Faso say they have arrested eight Burkinabe nationals in connection with last week's attacks on army headquarters and the French Embassy.

Al-Qaida-linked group releases photo of Burkina Faso bomber

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group based in Mali that claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks that killed eight people in Burkina Faso's capital has released a photo that it says is of a suicide bomber before he detonated his vehicle at the army headquarters.

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An Air Peace flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos experienced a hard landing which caused a tyre burst and damage to the aircraft’s nose wheel at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja Lagos. The aircraft with 133 passengers and six crew members after making emergency landing reportedly veered off the runway on 18R. Photo: Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos 23/7/19

Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
Robert Lewandowski

Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nigeria came from behind to get their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign to a positive start with a 2-1 Group L win over Benin at Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo. 3

AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.