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The medical team, according to the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo, Deborah Iliya, were on a training programme to expand their frontiers of knowledge as regards the management of Coronavirus popularly known as COVID–19 for their prompt deployment to the country.

Nigeria evacuates stranded NCDC staff from Congo Brazzaville

The Federal Government has evacuated stranded staff of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), who had been drafted to Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, to undergo a special capacity building course with the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Mexican government, on Tuesday, delivered to Nigeria an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport. The Nigerian sculpture is of Yoruba origin.

Mexico returns ancient Nigerian sculpture

The Mexican government, on Tuesday, delivered to Nigeria an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport. The Nigerian sculpture is of Yoruba origin.

Nigeria, US, Island of Jersey sign tripartite agreement on return of $318,460,329 Abacha loot

The Federal Government, the United States of America (USA) and the Island of Jersey on Monday signed a tripartite agreement on the return of $318,460,329 looted by late former military Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia state on Diaspora Matters, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, has taken Ikpeazu’s vision across Asia.

Abia governor’s aide takes vision to Asia

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia state on Diaspora Matters, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Ogbonna-Erondu, has taken Ikpeazu’s vision across Asia.
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Controversy over Ohanaeze leadership’s tenure

The tenure of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership will end in January 2021, not 2020, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation said on Sunday. It warned mischief makers against stampeding the executive.
Omoyele Sowore

US lawmakers write Nigeria, condemn clampdown on journalists, activists, protesters

Two U.S. lawmakers have written to the Nigerian ambassador in the U.S., Sylvanus Nsofor, over the continuous detention of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare.
Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.

Kelechi Nwakali to captain Olympic Eagles against Cote d’Ivoire

Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.
Candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon (middle); Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo (Left), Deputy Governorship Candidate and Hon. Jothan Amos (Right), State Chairman of APC Bayelsa in Ekeremor Town on Saturday during the APC Governorship Campaign Rally.

Bayelsa guber: APC candidate not good enough – party chieftain

Felix Oboro, a former senator from Bayelsa state and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has said that choice of David Lyon as the APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa is not good for the party.
President Muhammadu Buhari says the life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance. 1

President Buhari assures Nigerians in Russia of protection

“The life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters,’’ says President Muhammadu Buhari, in Sochi, Russia on Thursday, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu to lead ‘Biafran’ delegation to UN on Tuesday

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will on Tuesday lead a delegation to the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Xenophobia: Don’t buy looted Shoprite, other shops’ items – Police warn Nigerians

The police have cast a dragnet to apprehend those who would buy items looted from stores and shops during Tuesday’s protests against xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.
The federal government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has rewarded the first batch of medallists at the ongoing African Games in Morocco.

African Games: Federal government gives Team Nigeria medalists N46 minion

The Federal Government has given cash rewards totalling about N46 million to the first batch of Team Nigeria medalists at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco.

Tribunal: Rivers governorship poll credible – PDP campaign chief

The Director General of the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, has declared that the 2019 Governorship Election held throughout Rivers State with Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike emerging victorious.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

We must bring those who attacked Senator Ekweremadu to justice – Nigerian embassy

Nigerian embassy in Germany has on Monday vowed to identify and bring to justice those who attacked the former deputy senate president, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB’s attack on Senator Ekweremadu, warning to Igbo leaders

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, insisted, yesterday, that the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, was a ‘courageous act’ and ‘polite warning.’

Senator Ekweremadu: House of Reps to seek protection for political leaders while abroad

Miffed by the attack on the immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday, the House of Representatives is contemplating a legislation that would protect politically exposed people abroad.
Senator Shehu Sani, has said that Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB spanked the wrong Horse with the Wrong Whip on the wrong track has condemned the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg Germany.

Senator Ekweremadu: IPOB spanked the wrong hose – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani, has said that Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, spanked the wrong Horse with the Wrong Whip on the wrong track has condemned the attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, in Nuremberg Germany.
The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

Why IPOB members attacked Senator Ekweremadu in Germany

The immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had gone to attend the new yam festival by some members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), who claimed he and some other Igbo leaders in power had not done enough to protect their interest and those of other Igbo from the alleged oppressions of the current government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the country.

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Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

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Nigeria confirms 8 more coronavirus cases, 32 discharged

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