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3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau’s independence anniversary Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghanaian president in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night met behind closed doors with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

EU urges Nigeria to lift airspace restrictions on KLM, Air France, Lufthansa

European Union (EU) has urged the federal government to have a rethink over restrictions placed on KLM, Lufthansa and Air France.
Ibrahim Shekarau

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Senator Shekarau, Aminu Wali’s ‘N950 million fraud’ case

The Court of Appeal, Kano Division, has reserved judgement in an interlocutory appeal filed by a former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, challenging the ruling of the Federal High Court Kano which upheld that EFCC has a case in a N950 million election money linked to him and others.
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

Reps: Nigeria government underfunding Northeast commission

A House of Representatives committee, on Wednesday, said the Nigerian government’s funding for the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was grossly inadequate.

Presidential elections in Ghana, others top agenda at ECOWAS meeting

The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States has called attention to the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, Gambia and Guinea Bissau as well as the political crisis in Mali.
The rates of floods and rain for this year exceeded the records set during the years 1946 and 1988, with expectations of continued rising indicators, Minister Lena el-Sheikh added.

Sudan declares three-month state of emergency over floods

Sudan's Security and Defense Council declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that have killed 99 people this year and designated Sudan a natural disaster zone, state news agency SUNA reported early on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

Speaker Gbajabiamila embarks on Ghana trip to address treatment of Nigerian traders

Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Gbajabiamila stated that he was in the Villa to seek the blessing of the president over his planned trip to Ghana on Wednesday over the closure of shops owned by Nigerians in that country.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO representative promises technical support to enhance food security in Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Nigeria, has pledged the organisation’s readiness to provide technical support that would grow and improve the country’s food contribution chain.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco waits to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Presidential Palace in Luanda, Angola, on February 17, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds-REUTERS

Angola to join oil and extractives transparency group

Angola plans to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international effort to fight corruption in revenues from oil, gas and mineral extraction.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the measures will be announced in detail Tuesday and will include increased social distancing but stop short of hard lockdowns of the kind in place in Europe.

Reports: Five possible successors to ailing Japanese premier emerge

Five possible successors within Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party have emerged following his announcement on Friday that he would step aside due to health issues.

Group condemns maltreatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana, urges ECOWAS to intervene

An NGO, Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA Foundation) has condemned the ill treatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

President Buhari attends virtual ECOWAS session on Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in a virtual Extraordinary Session of the Economic Community of West Africa States’ (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government on the socio-political situation in Mali.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

71 Nigerians trafficked to Lebanon arrive home

Seventy-one young Nigerian girls trafficked to Lebanon and seen in a video that had gone viral where they were crying for help had been rescued and arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, early Monday.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, has disclosed that majority of Nigerian girls in Lebanon were not trafficked into the country.

Majority of Nigerian ladies in Lebanon not smuggled – envoy

The Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, has disclosed that majority of Nigerian girls in Lebanon were not trafficked into the country.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Minister: My three layers of protection didn’t stop me from contracting coronavirus

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, says though he had “three layers of protection,” they did not stop him from contracting the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria’s foreign minister recovers from coronavirus

Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday announced that he has recovered from COVID-19.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

327 Nigerian nationals depart London for Abuja

A total of 327 stranded Nigerians successfully evacuated by the Federal Government have departed Gatwick Airport, London, and are expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

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The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops neutralise 21 bandits, rescue 8-month-old infant in Katsina

Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” on Thursday killed 21 bandits during a foiled attack on Doka village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers to employ 6, 000 teachers

Determined to improve the quality of learning in Rivers state educational institutions, government is set to employ no less than 6, 000 highly trained teachers to augment the shortfall of the current staff.
The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.

Police arrest Nigerian musician, recover ‘charms’

The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement on Thursday, announced the proposal ”to add changes to visas for students, exchange visitors and foreign media”.

U.S. mulls policy to limit stay of foreign students

The United States has proposed a policy that will limit the length of time foreign students including Nigerians can get a visa for.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

David de Gea: Dean Henderson and I good for eachother

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.