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David Neives Velasquez Caraballor

Envoy: Venezuela to strengthen bilateral relations with Nigeria

Mr David Neives Velasquez Caraballor, the Venezuelan Ambassador to Nigeria, has said that the country is determined to strengthen relationship with Nigeria for meaningful growth.
People cross a street during a blackout in Caracas [Carlos Jasso-Reuters]

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro blames the US for power outage

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday blamed "American imperialism" for a prolonged power outage which affected most of the south American country.
The United Nations has warned against using aid as a pawn in Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country's border, and accused President Nicolas Maduro of blocking its delivery with trucks and shipping containers.

Venezuela braces for dueling government, opposition concerts

Venezuela’s political tug-of-war morphs into a battle of the bands on Friday, with duelling government and opposition pop concerts ahead of a weekend showdown over the entry of badly needed food and medical aid.
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Venezuela shifts oil revenue to Russia’s Gazprombank

Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Lagos doctors decry appointment of non-doctor as commission’s permanent secretary

The Medical Guild has decried the appointment of a non-doctor as permanent secretary in the Lagos State Health Service Commission by the state government.
Nigerian American Business Forum (NABF)

US-based Nigerians to attract $3 billion investment to Nigeria

A Nigerian professional forum in the U.S. have put measures in place to attract an estimated $3 billion investment into the Nigerian economy in the next three years.

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.

Zimbabwe president cuts short foreign tour over protests

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa broke off a foreign tour Sunday, saying he wanted his country "calm, stable and working again" as criticism grew over a brutal crackdown in response to protests.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.

Foundation offers free medical services to 1,012 people in Enugu

Foundation for Energy Health International said it has given free medical check-up and care to 1,012 residents of Enugu State at the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo in Enugu.

Minister: We will not rest until Nigeria produces Noble Laureates in Chemistry, Physics

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has reiterated Federal Government’s determination to continue to work until the country produces Noble Laureates in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine, while advancing science and technology.
Magnus Atilade

President Buhari mourns Archbishop Atilade

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Archbishop Magnus Atilade.

NAFDAC: Herbal, traditional medicine potential foreign exchange earners

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that sensitising herbal and traditional medicine practitioners on best practices would make the trade earn foreign exchange for the country.

Chris Ngige mourns Dozie Ikedife

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has described the late former Ohaneze Ndigbo President General, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, as a ‘consummate and courageous politician’ who was steadfast and diligent in all his live endeavours.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a speech given by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz while addressing the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Argentina pressed to probe Saudi prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

Argentina has been asked to investigate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for possible war crimes in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Muhammadu Buhari approves committee on cheaper medicines, livestock drugs

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the setting up of an inter-ministerial committee to fashion out how medicines and livestock drugs can be made available to the Nigerians at a fraction of the prevailing prices.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
Tigers in the water at a tiger park in China. [Stringer-Reuters]

China reverses tiger, rhino decision after outcry

China has reversed a controversial decision to lift a 25-year-old ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts in science and traditional medicine after an outcry from environmental activists.

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Man jailed 15 years in Ekiti for manslaughter

A 52-year-old man, Joshua Akanbi, has been jailed for 15 years by an Ado Ekiti High Court for manslaughter. He committed the offence during a land dispute between Ayede Ekiti and Itaji Ekiti in 2017.

NAF to take delivery of battle aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force says it will take delivery of Augusta 109 power helicopter from Italy soon, to strengthen its arsenal for the fight against insurgency in the North-West.
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Stakeholders seek NJC intervention on violence during Rivers elections

Stakeholders in Rivers State on Tuesday has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to ensure justice is meted out to perpetrators of violence during and after the 2019 general elections.

Election petitions: PCA Bulkachuwa threatens to deal with erring judges

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday warned that the court will not hesitate to deal decisively with any chairman or member of the Election Petitions Tribunal found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.