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”Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “his powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures he has taken.”

European Union gives Nigeria €50 million grant to fight coronavirus

The European Union on Tuesday gave the Nigerian government a grant of €50 million to help the country fight against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday met with stakeholders in Tiv land to brainstorm on the lingering hostilities in the Sankera axis.

Governor Ortom seeks EU support for Benue’s development

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, wednesday called on the European Union (EU) to support the state in the areas of health, water supply, flood control and the resettlement of those displaced from their ancestral homes by armed herdsmen.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU to support Nigerian CSOs with N4.5 billion

The European Union has announced a 13.5million euros package for civil society organisations in Nigeria under the British Council’s Agents for Citizen-driven Transformation (ACT) programme.

Nigeria’s ambitions will influence EU future decisions

The European Union is in a phase of defining its priorities and Nigeria’s ambition could affect the EU’s future decisions on development cooperation globally, according to the EU’s ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen.

EU: Nigeria still has a long way to on immunisation

Despite investing over €200 million in Nigeria’s health sector, the European Union (EU) has said there is still a long way to go in the country’s immunisation programme.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF urges Plateau communities to shun open defecation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative to Nigeria, Mr. Peter Hawkins, has urged Plateau communities and indeed Nigerians to shun open defecation and keep hygienic toilets, saying the practice has impacted negatively on their health.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, EU call for clean water and toilets in all Nigerian schools

Nearly 4,500 people in Riyom local government area of Plateau State, north-central Nigeria will benefit from improved access to safe water and sanitation facilities following the commissioning of a communal solar driven motorized water facility and WASH facilities in a school which include gender segregated latrines and a handpump.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila promises action on EU recommendations

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has applauded the European Union Election Observer Team for carrying a good job in the coverage and analysis of the 2019 general election in the country.

EU warns Nigeria not to take democracy for granted

The European Union (EU) has warned Nigeria not to take its democracy for granted.

EU mission presents election report to Senate President today

The European Union Election Observer Mission to Nigeria will present its final report and recommendations to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday (today).
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC secures 1,204 convictions in four years

An estimated 1,204 convictions have been secured since 2015, Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Tuesday.
Richard Young, Deputy Delegation to the EU

EU: 2,084 Nigerians entered Europe illegally in two years

One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
Dupe Atoki

Judge charges Nigerian officials to seek legal redress instead of harassing journalists

A judge of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Dupe Atoki, has charged Nigerian public officials to seek legal redress when they feel offended by a news report, instead of harassing and intimidating the journalist.
European Union - Pixnio

EU pledges to end irregular migration in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) has pledged to support Nigeria to stem the tide of irregular migration.
From left/ Alh. Idris Muhammed Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office ; Mr Atokolo D.E, Lagos Zonal Commander, NAPTIP ; Mr Tamrat Abraham, Operations Officer, IOM, Lagos; His Excellency, Ketil Karlsen, EU Ambassador in Nigeria and West Africa and Ms Margaret Ukagbu, Assistant Director, NCFRMI, Lagos Office.

EU: Migration should happen out of aspiration, not desperation

Amb. Ketil Karlsen, Head, European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says the EU wants to stop all forms of migration because it is dangerous, unprotected, and exploitative.

NEMA: 12,974 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in two years

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 12,974 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in two years.

INEC speaks on role of Nigerian Army in election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would not be requesting deployment from the army for election operations.

Election: We are not here to pick Nigeria’s president – EU

The Head of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West Africa States, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, has said that the mission of the EU delegation to Nigeria is not to select a leader for the country in the February 16, elections.

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Ondo deputy governor gives governor 21 days ultimatum to transmit power to him

The embattled deputy governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi, at the weekend gave Governor Rotimi Akeredolu 21 days to transmit power to him as acting governor.
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LaLiga: Bordalas rules out Oghenekaro Etebo for Getafe’s trip to Osasuna

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano approves N2 billion inland dry port projects

Kano State executive council has approved the sum ofN2.3 billion for the provision of critical infrastructure at the proposed site for the development of Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of the state.
At least four bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized in Lagos on Friday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.

Five dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu area of Lagos capsized.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Enugu couple arrested for using hot pressing iron, nails on maid

A police bulletin from the commands spokesman, ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ezea said the victim, Nneoma Nnadi, was being mistreated by her aunt whom she is living with to the extent of using different objects such as hot pressing iron, iron roads and nails to inflict grievous bodily harm as well as inserting pepper into her private part.