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The Federal Government has condemned, in very strong terms, the unfortunate murder of Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in South Africa and has called on the authorities to prosecute her killers.

Senate summons Nigerian envoy in South Africa over murder of insurance institute chief

The Senate on Wednesday summoned the Nigeria ambassador to South Africa to explain the circumstances that led to the alleged murder of the Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Elizabeth Ndubusi-Chukwu in the country recently.

ECOWAS adopts ECO as name of single currency

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday adopted ECO as the name of the single currency to be issued in January 2020.

Ethiopian Customs to seize undeclared currencies above $3,000 from travellers

Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority recently stepped up its moves to commence seizure of foreign currencies and valuables in excess of 3,000 dollars.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari commends Nigerians in diaspora

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja commended the peaceful living of Nigerians residing in foreign countries with their host communities.

Diplomatic community pledges support to displaced persons

African Diplomatic Group (ADG) in Nigeria has pledged to give financial and other supports to Nigeria government to stem the forced displacement in the country.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

UN chief pledges support for UNGA’s president-elect

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday assured the President-elect of the 74th UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Mohammad-Bande, of his support to actualise his vision.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Federal government lauds Tijjani Muhammad-Bande’s emergence as UN General Assembly President

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has applauded the emergence of Tijjani Muhammad – Bande, as the President of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari received Chairman of Nigeria’s National Peace Accord Committee and former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar in Makkah, Saudi Arabia during the OIC Summit June 2 2019.

UNGA Presidency Election: President Buhari sends delegation to New York

Ahead of election for the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on June 4, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, sent a Federal Government delegation to support Nigeria’s candidate, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

Federal government hails Singapore’s court decision to free Nigerian on death row

The Federal Government has commended the decision of the Supreme Court of Singapore to free a Nigerian, Mr Adili Ejike, who was earlier sentenced to death for drug trafficking in the country.
Bankole Adeoye

Ministry: We’ve not abandoned 140 Nigerians in Ethiopian prisons

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said it has not abandoned the 140 Nigerians being held for various offences at Kality prison, in Ethiopia.
Akinremi Bolaji

Nigerian mission hails Singapore for freeing national from death row

The Nigeria High Commission in Singapore has expressed pleasure over the acquittal and release of a Nigerian, Mr Adili Chibuike Ejike, sentenced to death for drug trafficking in the country.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Federal government concerned about welfare of Nigerian prisoners abroad

The Federal Government has said the welfare of Nigerians abroad is of cardinal importance, including Nigerian prisoners in foreign prisons.
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NGE, NUJ condemn new National Assembly guidelines for journalists

New guidelines for the accreditation of journalists at the National Assembly have been condemned by journalists and editors.
Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Muslim groups hail federal government over Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar’s release

Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Femi Fani-Kayode praises President Buhari, denies dumping PDP

Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, ex-minister of aviation and critic of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), agreed praising President Muhammadu Buhari but has denied dumping opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Zainab Aliyu

Zainab Aliyu’s release: How Nigeria enjoys global goodwill under President Buhari – minister

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the release of Zainab Aliyu by Saudi authorities is a further sign of the immense goodwill Nigeria enjoys on the Global Stage under President Muhammadu Buhari leadership.
Ambassador Adnan Bostaji (l) with Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama (r)

Federal government expresses delight over Zainab Aliyu’s release

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has expressed appreciation to the Saudi Authority for the release of Zainab Aliyu, who was held for alleged drug trafficking offence.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa lauds President Buhari over release of Zainab Aliyu

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the release of two Nigerians arrested in Saudi Arabia.

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

A witness invited by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has disagreed with the results of the last presidential election in Katsina State as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.

Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.