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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.
Attah-Igala and President, Kogi Council of Chiefs, Dr Michael Idakwo, Ameh-Oboni II, on Friday urged the Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) to remain committed to the promotion of values and development of the land.

Attah-Igala sacks NEC, BOT of Igala cultural association

Attah-Igala and President Kogi Council of Chiefs, Dr Micheal Idakwo Ameh-Oboni ll, has dissolved the Board of Trustees (BOT) and the National Executive Council of the Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA).

Newcastle United takeover off as Saudi-led consortium pulls out

A consortium led by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) has pulled out of their bid to buy Newcastle United.

Oba of Benin calls for prayers for peace in Nigeria

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has called on Nigerians to redouble their efforts in praying for the peace and development of the country.
NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

IHR urges NAHCON to monitor refund of 2020 hajj fare deposits

Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), has called on the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to constitute a committee that will oversee refund of deposits to Hajj 2020 intending pilgrims across the country
The Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal Abisogun II(left), receiving staff of office from Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on June 7.

Oniru alleges plot to cause crisis in Iruland

The Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal Abisogun II, has warned against plans by faceless individuals to cause breach of peace under the pretext of staging a protest in Iruland, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos.
Saudi King Salman

Saudi Arabia ruler passes latest anti-piracy measures to boost Newcastle takeover

Saudi Arabia appears to have made its biggest move yet in the fight against piracy after its ruler waved through measures to tackle the illegal streaming of sports and movies – a step which many will welcome when it comes to the Newcastle United takeover.

NDLF: No oil facility will be shut down in Gbaramatu kingdom

The Niger Delta Ijaw Leaders Forum (NDLF), led by Com­rade Fedeke Ebipade, has assured President Muham­madu Buhari and multi-na­tional oil companies operat­ing in Gbaramatu Kingdom and the Niger Delta region of safe and secure operations.
Public Works and Transport minister Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe was found to be infected after a routine test on Tuesday.

Eswatini cabinet in isolation as minister contracts coronavirus

The 20-member cabinet in Africa’s last absolute kingdom of Eswatini has been ordered into isolation after one minister contracted coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
Students, socially distanced, attend a flag-raising ceremony at a secondary school in Bangkok. AFP

Thailand reopens schools, nightclubs, others

Mask-wearing pupils catching up with friends at one Bangkok high school were quickly told to spread out as they headed back to lessons on Wednesday after months of distance learning due to coronavirus restrictions.

Benin monarch describes alleged insult on President Buhari as fake news

The Benin Traditional Council (BTC), has described as fake news, the allegation that the Benin monarch, Oba Ewaure II, insulted President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr. Justice Nasir Ajanah, Chief Judge of Kogi State has died, according to a report.

Northern governors mourn deceased Kogi chief judge

The Northern Governors Forum has condoled with the Government and people of Kogi over the death of Justice Nasiru Ajanah, Chief Judge of the state who died at the age of 64.
NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja on Friday.

NAHCON urges intending Hajj pilgrims to remain calm

Following the recent decision by the Saudi Arabian Government that only residents of the Kingdom would perform this year’s hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged intending pilgrims to remain calm as necessary arrangements were in place to protect their interest.
Worshippers perform Taraweeh prayer at Kaaba in the Grand Mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan during the outbreak of the COVID-19, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia to hold ‘very limited’ hajj

Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a “very limited” hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual ritual as it moves to curb the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Nnamdi Kanu asks Nigeria to invite them to negotiate peaceful exit of Biafra

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the arrest of the convener of the Katsina protest over the unending killings of the people there, saying that more protest would be witnessed in the north over the spate of insecurity.
Badagry (Lagos State) – The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfill their campaign promises to the electorate.

Badagry monarch urges politicians to fulfill campaign promises

The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfill their campaign promises to the electorate.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Saudi Arabia overtakes China as world records over six million coronavirus cases

Saudi Arabia is now the 16th worst hit by the coronavirus in the world, with 83,384 cases.
Swaziland's King Mswati III and his spouse Siphelele Mashwama greet journalists after attending the inauguration of Indonesia's President Joko Widodo for the second term, at the House of Representatives in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/File Photo

eSwatini’s economy forecast to shrink 6.7 percent due to coronavirus

The small mountain kingdom of eSwatini’s economy will likely contract by 6.7% this year due to the coronavirus crisis, its government said on Friday.

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Migrants and activists sail an inflatable boat in a symbolic action on the Ill River near the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, to highlight the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean, June 10, 2015. REUTERS-Vincent Kessler-File Photo

UK concerned by rise in small boats crossing from France – official

The United Kingdom is concerned by an "unacceptable" rise in the number of small boats crossing the English Channel from France and would act to return "illegal" migrants, immigration compliance minister Chris Philp said in an opinion piece for The Telegraph newspaper here.
Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action as Queens Park Rangers played out a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City in Saturday’s Championship game.

Super Eagles hopeful ‘turns down’ move to Belgium from England

Super Eagles hopeful Bright Osayi-Samuel has turned down a move to Belgium side Club Brugge from England team QPR.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo Assembly saga: Conference of Speakers accuses Governor Obaseki of autocracy

Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria on Saturday, accused the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki of running an autocratic government in the state.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.

Amotekun commander solicits Ondo monarchs’, residents’ support

Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.
Nollywood star actor, Ninalowo Bolanle, says for an individual to actualise any dream in life, the person should be determined to go for what he or she wants, no matter the cost or challenges.

Actualising Life’s dreams entails strong determination – Nollywood actor

Nollywood star actor, Ninalowo Bolanle, says for an individual to actualise any dream in life, the person should be determined to go for what he or she wants, no matter the cost or challenges.