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Northern elders urge President Buhari, governors to protect Fulani in the South

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the 36 states of the federation to explore all available channels to protect the Fulani communities in the South.
The Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the Forum had been receiving reports since January 31, and has taken the responsible step by drawing the attention of authorities to the dangers.

Northern elders decry ejection of herdsmen from Southern Nigeria

The Forum’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the Forum had been receiving reports since January 31, and has taken the responsible step by drawing the attention of authorities to the dangers which the attacks represent for all Nigerians.

Nigerian Air Force to partner private companies to combat Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it will continue to encourage partnership with the private sector to provide facilities where aircraft can be maintained to enhance the fight against insurgency.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

Nigerian lawmakers demand thorough investigation into ‘murder’ of national in Ireland

The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has called for thorough investigation into the killing of a 27-year-old Nigerian, Mr George Nkencho, in Dublin, Ireland, by the police, while expressing dissatisfaction with the incident.
During his church service at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday 5th January 2020, Prophet TB Joshua released his much-anticipated prophetic message for the year 2020.

2021: Prophet TB Joshua releases message for new year

The cleric, who sent the message from a ‘Prayer Mountain’ at an undisclosed location in Nigeria, stopped short of releasing his ‘full prophecy’ for the year but hinted that multiple challenges lay ahead.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

NiDCOM chief demands justice for Nigerian slain in Ireland

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has demanded justice for Mr George Nkencho, a 27-year-old Nigerian killed in Ireland.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.

NiDCOM describes death of US-based Nigerian doctor, wife as shocking

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank hailed over diaspora-friendly forex policy

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Tuesday commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its new policy to grant unfettered access to Foreign Exchange (Forex) on Diaspora Remittances.
According to a US online news outlet, Dr. Adeoye ‘Oye’ Owolewa who represents Advisory Neighborhood Commission single-member district 8E01 wants to take his passion for D.C. statehood to the next level.

Kwara governor hails Oye Owolewa’s victory in US election

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has congratulated Democrat Oye Owolewa on his victory as a shadow US Representative for Washington DC, describing his emergence as a pride to his homeland Kwara and Nigeria.
A cross-section of Nigerian-Americans and other immigrant voters mentioned immigration, healthcare and stability as top on their minds in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election.

US election: Nigerian-American voters cite immigration, healthcare as top issues

A cross-section of Nigerian-Americans and other immigrant voters mentioned immigration, healthcare and stability as top on their minds in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo attends ECOWAS extraordinary session in Ghana

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will depart Abuja on Tuesday for Accra, Ghana, to attend an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the situation in Mali.
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has described the death of Dr Dapo Williams, a UK-based Nigerian, as an irreparable loss to his family, Nigeria and the UK communities.

Dapo William’s death great loss to Nigeria – NIDCOM chief

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has described the death of Dr Dapo Williams, a UK-based Nigerian, as an irreparable loss to his family, Nigeria and the UK communities.
Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.

African community targeted in China virus crackdown

Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.

UK diaspora to organise Nigerian Independence Day annual lectures

Nigerian Independence Day Annual Lectures (Nidal) UK held its first meeting on Sunday, unfolding plans to organise a series of mouthwatering Nigerian seminars and symposia in the UK and began discussing its 2020 programme.
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

President Buhari leaves for AU Summit, state visit to Ethiopia Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, on Friday, to attend the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: Nigeria’s border closure not to spite neighbours

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria’s borders was not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country’s security and economy.

Nigerian arrested for stabbing South African police operatives

The unfortunate incident, which occurred on Tuesday, it was also learnt led to disruption of peace and order in the area and its environs before the intervention of police operatives.
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Late Nigerian student given ‘unknown medicine by unknown Malaysian policeman’

A courtroom in Malaysia has heard that an “unknown policeman” administered an “unknown medicine” on Orhions Ewansiha Thomas, the Nigerian PhD student who died while in police custody in Kuala Lumpur last year.
Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Olufemi Abikoye (R) congratulating the new Chairman of All Nigerian Community in Ghana, Salihu Mohammed, during the inauguration in Accra, Ghana.

High commissioner inaugurates All Nigeria Community in Ghana

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Olufemi Abikoye, has inaugurated the All Nigerian Community (ANC) in Ghana, in a move aimed at uniting all citizens living in that country under one umbrella body.

Another Nigerian killed, two others injured in South Africa

Odefa Ikele, the national spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

Three Nigerians injured in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Three Nigerians are among other foreign nationals who on Tuesday suffered from fresh xenophobic attacks on foreigners in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province, South Africa, the Nigerian community has said.

Nigerian national killed in South Africa

Amid Nigeria and South Africa seeking ways to end xenophobia in the latter’s country, the Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, Ikenna Otugo.

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2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: All abducted schoolgirls freed by kidnappers

According to earlier reports, 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe were abducted by an armed gang at around 1 a.m. on Friday.
FILE PHOTO - Johnny Chiang, the newly elected chairman of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang Party (KMT), speaks during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan March 7, 2020. REUTERS-Fabian Hamacher

Taiwan opposition chief in no rush for China meeting

The leader of Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) said on Tuesday he is in no rush to travel to China to meet President Xi Jinping, and that Beijing’s proposals to get Taiwan to accept Communist rule had “no market” on the island.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday identified poor implementation of policies and programmes in Nigeria as the bane of the country’s development.

VP Osinbajo: Poor policy implementation bane of Nigeria’s development

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday identified poor implementation of policies and programmes in Nigeria as the bane of the country’s development.
3. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara schoolgirls: Our abductors threatened to kill, fry and eat us

One of the victims of last Friday’s Zamfara Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, abduction, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
Theophilus Afelokhai, the Goalkeeper of Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt says the team’s superlative performance in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is due to Governor Nyesom Wike’s love for sports, especially football.

Rivers United go tough on two stars for ‘unprofessional conduct’

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaigners Rivers United have announced indefinite suspension of Theophilus Afelokhai and Ifeanyi Anaemena for what the club describes as “unethical & unprofessional sportsman conduct”.

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Road accident claims four in Jigawa

The Police in Jigawa said that four persons lost their lives in a lone accident on Aujara Road in Jahun Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF partners Delta in renewed fight against malnutrition

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has restated its commitment and support for the Delta State Government in the renewed effort to flatten the curve for malnutrition in the state, particularly through supplementary and improved dietary provisions for adolescents in the state.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp offers his take on Liverpool’s top-four chances

The Premier League title holders have endured an injury-ravaged 2020-21 campaign, with inability to name a settled starting XI leading to uncharacteristic, but not all that surprising, inconsistency.
Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga returned to the capital Harare on Saturday after spending four months in China, according to Bnnbloomberg.ca reports.

Zimbabwe praises China for coronavirus vaccine supplies

Zimbabwe is set to receive a further 800,000 doses of the Covid-19 jab from China, indicating the “excellent relationship” between the two nations and the Asian giant’s willingness to give the southern African state “preferential treatment” amidst a global “stampede” for vaccines, Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman George Charamba is quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying.
FILE PHOTO - A closer view of an Iraq-Syria border crossing and buildings before airstrikes, seen in this February 3, 2021 handout satellite image provided by Maxar. Satellite image (copyright) 2021 Maxar Technologies-Handout via REUTERS

Iran: U.S. air strikes in Syria encourage terrorism in the region

Friday’s U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria encourage terrorism in the region, Iran’s top security official, Ali Shamkhani, said on Saturday.