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Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Rescuers recovered the bodies of all nine victims from a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the coroner’s office confirmed Tuesday. Three bodies were retrieved from the scattered wreckage by a special response team on Sunday – the day of the crash. The remaining six were located as the search resumed in rugged terrain Monday. In a ... Read More »

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

Visa Ban will Affect Vulnerable People in Nigeria, FG Tells US

The federal government has said the speculated plan by the US to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill-conceived. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this yesterday in London during an interview session with Reuters News Agency. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the minister is in London to ... Read More »

NIDCOM delegates, others attend Diaspora Technical Exchange program in UK

NIDCOM delegates, others attend Diaspora Technical Exchange program in UK

A Three-Day Diaspora Technical Exchange Programme has kicked-started in London, United Kingdom. The Programme being sponsored by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has experts drawn from the African Foundation. For Development (AFFORD), UK based consulting Organisation with firm bias on Diaspora-related issues. Delegates from the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) drawn from key departments and units are ... Read More »

U.S., France Strengthen Defense Relationship

U.S., France Strengthen Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper welcomed France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon to discuss issues of mutual interest between their nations. After their meeting, the secretary told Parly it was a pleasure to meet with her again as they continue to strengthen the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and France and to discuss the way ... Read More »

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Following the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, a deadly virus, in no fewer than 12 countries, resulting in the death of about 54 persons, with about 1,287 others infected, the federal government has commenced a 24-hour round-the-clock vigilance to check the import of the killer virus, believed to have originated from China. However, as part of initiatives to prevent the spread ... Read More »

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

The Chinese President has warned the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated its spread as the death toll jumps to 56. President Xi Jinping has shut down public transport and gatherings across China, while rushing medical staff and supplies to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, which remains on lockdown. The US consulate in Wuhan announced on Sunday that it will evacuate ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to stop funding mosques in foreign countries

Saudi Arabia to stop funding mosques in foreign countries

Former Saudi minister of justice, Mohammed Bin Abdul-Karim Issa, has announced that his country will stop funding mosques in foreign countries, Arabi21.com reported on Friday. According to the Swiss newspaper, Le Matin Dimanche, Saudi Arabia is to establish local administrative councils for each mosque, in cooperation with the local authorities, in order to hand over these mosques to “secure hands”. The minister added: “The ... Read More »

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has revealed that there is a remarkable improvement achieved in Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line as against when he last visited a week ago. To this end, informed that he is almost out of Lagos to focus on the next project starting from Ibadan-Kano. The minister disclosed this yesterday after an inspection tour with ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

 By:Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on January 23, 2020 arraigned Muhammed Bello Adoke, before Justice A.I. Kutigi of Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja. Adoke, a former attorney-general  of the federation and minister of Justice is facing an amended 42-count charge. He is being tried alongside Aliyu Abubakar, Mr. Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd, Nigeria ... Read More »

Malami lists benefits of Nigeria-Macao Agreement on transfer of sentenced persons

Malami lists benefits of Nigeria-Macao Agreement on transfer of sentenced persons

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has stated that Nigeria stands to derive immense benefits as President Muhammadu Buhari signed the instrument of ratification of agreement for the transfer of sentenced persons between Nigeria and the Government of the Macao; Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. This is contained in a statement ... Read More »

P&ID: FG appears in UK court as timeline for hearing is fixed

P&ID: FG appears in UK court as timeline for hearing is fixed

The Federal Republic of Nigeria Friday appeared in the English High Court for a scheduled case management conference (CMC). “The CMC was held for the Court to decide procedural issues relating to our application to set aside the arbitral award on the basis that it was procured by fraud and corruption, “Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, SA Media and Public Relations ... Read More »

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

The United States yesterday said it would no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. According to a statement released by the office of the press secretary, the rule will be effective from Friday (today). The White House press secretary, Ms Stephanie Grisham, said the rule change is necessary to enhance public safety and ... Read More »

Netherlands set to facilitate training of Nigerians in ICT, seeks partnership with NiDCOM

Netherlands set to facilitate training of Nigerians in ICT, seeks partnership with NiDCOM

The Netherlands Institute of International Relations is working out a scheme to make migration regular and legal with special interest in Information and Communication Technology, ICT and Agriculture. The General Director, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Monika Sie Dhian Ho disclosed this during a visit to the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,(NIDCOM)  Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Thursday in Abuja. The ... Read More »

George Soros, American multi-billionaire, announces $1 billion gift for project Open Society University Network

George Soros, American multi-billionaire, announces $1 billion gift for project Open Society University Network

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Open Society Foundations Founder and Chair George Soros announced Thursday a $1 billion gift to start the Open Society University Network—an unprecedented defense of critical thinking and academic freedom that Soros called “the most important and enduring project of my life.” Citing the threat posed to open society by “would-be or actual dictators” in Brazil, ... Read More »

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

Following the death of 17 persons infected by the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Chinese government has cut off the city of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou from the rest of the world; putting 20 million residents of the provinces on partial lockdown and travel ban. Also, the Lagos State government has asked residents not to panic as no case ... Read More »

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

The United States government has revealed its plans to add seven countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, including Nigeria. Accordingly to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), some countries could be banned from participating in the diversity visa lottery programme, which awards green cards to people in countries with low levels of immigration to the US. It added ... Read More »

4.6 billion people combined poorer than the world’s 2,153 billionaires – Oxfam

4.6 billion people combined poorer than the world’s 2,153 billionaires – Oxfam

The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, new research has claimed. In a study published yesterday, international charity, Oxfam, called on governments to implement policies that may help to reduce wealth inequality. The report comes as delegates gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum conference. “If everyone were to ... Read More »

Coronavirus kills fourth person as outbreak continues to spread across China

Coronavirus kills fourth person as outbreak continues to spread across China

A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China which has infected more than 200 people, authorities said. The outbreak is believed to have started late last month among people connected to a seafood market in the eastern Chinese city of Wuhan, where all four fatalities have been. State media did not provide any details ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Zulum travels to Chad, meets multinational forces, LCBC

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday paid visit to headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force in N’Djamena, capital of the republic of Chad. The forces, mostly military personnel from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, all countries in the Lake Chad region, have been deeply involved in fighting boko haram in the shores of the Lake Chad, part ... Read More »

Influx of arms and  hard drugs, not just rice, led to border closure, Buhari tells Ghanaian president

Influx of arms and hard drugs, not just rice, led to border closure, Buhari tells Ghanaian president

The partial closure of Nigeria’s borders is not caused solely because food products, particularly rice, were being smuggled into Nigeria, but also because arms and ammunition, as well as hard drugs were being ferried into Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Holding a bilateral meeting Monday in London at the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 with President Nana Akufo-Addo ... Read More »