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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation Amid Tears

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation Amid Tears

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announces she will step down as the country’s leader after years-long political headwinds that disheveled her aspiration to deliver Brexit. May will quit the Conservative Party Friday June 7. In a live broadcast Friday morning, May said, “Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as prime minister I have striven ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has denied media report alleging she accused some foreign airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria. The headline which reads “Egypt, Ethiopian Airlines Running Drug Cartels in Nigeria is a figment of the Reporter’s imagination”, she said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by her Media Aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun. The ... Read More »

What I discussed with Maduro- Orji  Kalu

What I discussed with Maduro- Orji Kalu

  Contrary to speculations that former Governor of Abia State and businessman, Dr. Orji Kalu, met with President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, to cut oil deals, the Senator-elect (Abia North Senatorial District) has disclosed that his visit to Venezuela was a peace initiative of the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation and its partners across the globe. According to the Forbes-rated billionaire, ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles heading to Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles heading to Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia said yesterday that its Air Defence Forces intercepted two ballistic missiles at dawn yesterday; the first over Taif, heading for the city of Mecca, and the other over Jeddah, fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, local media reported. Saudi’s Al-Arabiya TV channel said the Saudi air defence forces were able to destroy the ballistic missiles. Reuters quoted a Saudi ... Read More »

Asian markets mostly rise despite US-China trade talks reportedly hitting a roadblock

Asian markets mostly rise despite US-China trade talks reportedly hitting a roadblock

The Nikkei 225 in Japan added 0.35% in afternoon trade, as shares of index heavyweights such as Fast Retailing and Softbank Group advanced. The Topix also edged up, CNBC reports. The moves came after Japan’s economic growth in the first quarter rose above expectations. Japan’s economy grew at an annualized 2.1% in the first quarter, gross domestic product (GDP) data ... Read More »

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: ‘That will be the official end of Iran’

Trump warns Iran not to fight the US: ‘That will be the official end of Iran’

President Donald Trump on Sunday told Iran to never threaten the United States, warning the Islamic Republic that if it wants a fight, it would be “the official end of Iran,“ CNBC reports. Trump’s threat, posted on Twitter, comes amid rising international tensions in the Middle East as the U.S. has dispatched a carrier strike group and bomber task force ... Read More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

Hollywood star former politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was attacked yesterday by a man who kicked him in the back at a sports event in South Africa that the action hero was hosting. He was chatting with fans at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg when a man took a flying leap and kicked him high in the back. “Thanks for your ... Read More »

TSA: WE WILL GIVE OUR BEST TO SUPPORT GAMBIA TO SUCCEED –  AGF

TSA: WE WILL GIVE OUR BEST TO SUPPORT GAMBIA TO SUCCEED – AGF

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Mohammed Kudu Usman, has promised the support of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to the visiting Gambian team on Treasury Single Account (TSA). Mr. Usman announced this while receiving the delegation which was in Nigeria to understudy the workings of the TSA as it operates ... Read More »

Shares of Huawei’s American suppliers slide, but the Chinese giant says it can survive US blacklist

Shares of Huawei’s American suppliers slide, but the Chinese giant says it can survive US blacklist

Shares of Huawei’s key U.S.-listed suppliers stumbled on Thursday following a new rule that requires American firms to seek government approval before selling to the Chinese tech giant, CNBC reports. Earlier this week, Huawei was added to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security’s so-called Entity List. That means American firms will need to get a license from the government ... Read More »

Indefinite Suspension of “Dropbox” Process for Renewals

Effective at the close of business Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria has suspended indefinitely interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. Visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria. Those who have already submitted their passports via “Dropbox” to DHL for processing either at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, or ... Read More »

Muhammad Khalid KHAN Extradited To US

Muhammad Khalid KHAN Extradited To US

By Owolola Adebola The United States Department of Justice with the assistance of Nigeria has successfully extradited Muhammad Khalid KHAN to the U.S. KHAN was arrested at the request of the U.S. Justice Department in Nigeria pursuant to a federal arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York. The United States Department of Justice heavily depended and relied ... Read More »

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II gets new UN job

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II gets new UN job

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday in New York, United States, announced the appointment of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, as one of his new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates for 2019-2020. A statement by UN quoted Guterres as saying that the appointment was sequel to the UN Member States agreement to accomplish the ... Read More »

Cross River State to host 2021 GCF Annual Meeting, Secures facilitation of $30 million USD Fund

Cross River State to host 2021 GCF Annual Meeting, Secures facilitation of $30 million USD Fund

Cross River State has emerged the first State in Africa to secure the hosting right for the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF) Annual Convention. At the opening session of the 2019 meeting in Colombia, the State was unanimously voted to host the 2021 convention after the Amazonas State of Brazil which is billed to host the 2020 meeting. ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari intervenes in case of lady detained in S Arabia over drug planted in luggage

Breaking: Buhari intervenes in case of lady detained in S Arabia over drug planted in luggage

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, the student, incriminated in drug related matters and being detained by the Saudi Arabia authorities. A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Media aide to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, SSA to ... Read More »

Oil prices to be lower in 2019 on slower-than-expected global growth, rising non-OPEC supply

Oil prices to be lower in 2019 on slower-than-expected global growth, rising non-OPEC supply

• Metal, agriculture prices to stage partial recovery, momentum to pick up in 2020 Crude oil prices are expected to average $66 a barrel in 2019 and $65 a barrel in 2020, a downward revision from the October forecast due to the weaker-than-expected global growth outlook and greater-than-anticipated U.S. production, the World Bank said. Metal prices are expected to continue ... Read More »

South Korea economy unexpectedly contracts in first quarter, worst since global financial crisis

South Korea economy unexpectedly contracts in first quarter, worst since global financial crisis

South Korea’s economy unexpectedly shrank in the first quarter, marking its worst performance since the global financial crisis, as government spending failed to keep up the previous quarter’s strong pace and as companies slashed investment, Reuters reports. The shock contraction reinforced financial market views that the central bank is likely to make a U-turn on policy, shifting to an easing ... Read More »

24-year-old winner of $768 million Powerball had under $1,000 in his bank account

24-year-old winner of $768 million Powerball had under $1,000 in his bank account

Before last month’s $768 million Powerball drawing, 24-year-old Manuel Franco was just trying to save $1,000 in the bank. That should no longer be an issue for Franco, who on Tuesday stepped forward to claim the third-largest lottery prize in US history. Franco, who lives in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, Wisconsin, bought the lone winning ticket for the ... Read More »

We are distressed by Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka- Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

We are distressed by Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka- Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

“It was a most reprehensible, barbaric, callous and inhuman act to launch such savage attacks on a faith community or any group of people at any point at all, not to talk of the time of their communion with the Almighty God.” Ref: ADM/SGHQ/011/23/4/19 Date: 17th Sha’ban, 1440 23rd April, 2019 DENOUNCING THE TRAGEDIES IN SRI LANKA AND GOMBE The ... Read More »

No Fewer than 45 Children Killed in Sri Lanka Attacks, Says UN

No Fewer than 45 Children Killed in Sri Lanka Attacks, Says UN

At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said Tuesday. “The total now is 45 children who died,” UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac told reporters in Geneva. He added that the toll from the Sunday attacks could rise as many other minors “are wounded and are now ... Read More »

Buhari condemns Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

Buhari condemns Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and sadness over the terrible attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter. He made this known in a press statement signed by Garba Shehu in Abuja on Sunday. ‘On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, the President extends deepest condolences to the families of ... Read More »