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Britain urges Nigeria, others to legalise same-sex marriage

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for same-sex marriage in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth. At the first joint forum at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Westminster yesterday, the prime minister said there should [...]

April 18, 2018 International

Facebook to offer reward for reporting data abuse

Social media platform, Facebook, will reward people who report any misuse of data by app developers. The platform announced this, Tuesday, after launching the Data Abuse Bounty, targeted at rewarding any misuse. Facebook said is committed to launching this programme [...]

April 13, 2018 International

NneNne Iwuji-Eme is first black female UK diplomat appointed high commissioner

The Foreign Office has appointed its first black female career diplomat as a high commissioner as it steps up efforts to change the overwhelmingly white, male face of the diplomatic service. NneNne Iwuji-Eme, who has spent 16 years in the [...]

March 23, 2018 International

Hillary Clinton falls in bathtub, fractures bone

Former United States’ Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has escaped a major domestic accident in India after she slipped and fractured her wrist in the bathtub at the five-star resort where she was staying. Clinton was taken to a hospital [...]

March 17, 2018 International

British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Hawking, whose 1988 book “A Brief History of Time” became [...]

March 14, 2018 International

The US Secretary of State has revealed the peculiar reason for his Nigeria visit

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected in Africa from March 7 on a 5 nation tour that is not capturing the imagination of Africans. Most analysts have criticised the Trump administration for the lack of a clear agenda [...]

March 7, 2018 International

EU reacts to killing of UN humanitarian workers

The European Union, EU, has condemned the killing of humanitarian workers in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday night by Boko Haram. The union in a statement by its Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and [...]

March 4, 2018 International

Rann: UN confirms eight Nigerian security personnel killed, pulls out humanitarian workers

While the Nigerian government keeps mum on details on the attack on Rann community and the casualty thereof, the United Nations has confirmed that at least eight Nigerian security personnel were killed in the attack. The UN in a statement by Stéphane [...]

March 3, 2018 International

British Government finally reacts to herdsmen killings, reveals plans

The British Government has reacted to the incessant killing across Nigeria by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the British Government was engaging Nigeria’s federal and state governments over the killings. This was part of a letter signed [...]

February 25, 2018 International

China pledges to strengthen bilateral relationships with Nigeria

Xuda spoke on Saturday in Abuja on the sideline of the 2018 Chinese New Year Temple Fair Festival with the theme, “Celebrating the Golden Era for China-Nigeria relations’’. Mr Li Xuda, the Cultural Counselor, the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria says [...]

February 18, 2018 International

Trump’s immigration policy affects Nigerians in America

With the uncertainty that hangs around the air with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, the lives of Nigerians in America could come to an end. It’s months to the Christmas of 2017 but for Oluwatoyosi Bankole*, a chemical [...]

February 17, 2018 International

136 Nigerians evacuated from Libya arrive Port Harcourt

The fifth batch of 136 Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived Port Harcourt International Airport in the early hours of Tuesday, Mr Martins Ejike, South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said. Ejike, represented by Mr Ebhodaghe Eric, NEMA [...]

February 13, 2018 International

10 countries you should avoid raising kids or starting a family

There are 10 countries many bachelors, spinsters and hopeful parents-to-be should avoid when planning to raise kids or start a family in the world. Though there are many unfit international territories in which to have children and raise a family, [...]

February 13, 2018 International

Austrian Government to train 1,000 Nigerian irregular migrants before repatriation

The Government of Austria says it has completed the process of organising skills acquisition programmes for no fewer than 1000 Nigerian irregular migrants in Austria before their repatriation. Austria’s Director-General, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Michael Spindelegger, made [...]

February 11, 2018 International

DNA study reveals the first British people had black skin

It has long been believed that white people and black people have always had their different colours of skin and the distinction had existed since the beginning of time. However, a study of Britain’s oldest skeleton known as Cheddar Man [...]

February 8, 2018 International

Israel has started action on its controversial plan to deport 40,000 African as international outrage grows

Israel on Sunday started distributing notices to African immigrants it calls “infiltrators” as it seeks to deport over 36,000 of them mainly from Eritrea and Sudan. According to reports in the Israeli media ,first notices will be issued to single [...]

February 5, 2018 International

Don’t disregard Africa, 78 U.S. ex-envoys tell Trump

Seventy-eight former United States Ambassadors to 48 African countries have expressed a deep concern over reports of President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about the continent. The U.S. president’s negative characterisation of Africa on January 11, especially his ‘shithole’ comments, have [...]

January 23, 2018 International

Tears, anger as Nigerians in London protest against herdsmen’s killings

 Nigerians in London protest against herdsmen’s killings: Nigerians in London, United Kingdom, yesterday protested against the slow response of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to the killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of Nigeria. The about 60 [...]

January 23, 2018 International

Nigerian baby delivered during flight from Paris to New York

A medical doctor on his way back from his best friend's wedding has been instrumental in the delivery of a Nigerian baby on a flight from Paris to New York. Daily Mail reports that 27-year-old, Dr Sij Hemal, who is [...]

January 19, 2018 International

Oyo receives 11 Libya returnees, approves 10,000 for each returnee

Oyo State government on Monday promised N10,000 each for the eleven citizens of the state who were repatriated from Libya to settle down. The 11 returnees include six females and five males. Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Moses Alake [...]

January 16, 2018 International

FG evacuates 1,490 stranded Nigerians in Libya, tasks states on returnees

The Federal Government yesterday evacuated no fewer than 1,490 stranded Nigerians from Libya to the country in three batches through the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State. While first flight airlifted 484 victims, the second flight arrived with 446 [...]

January 15, 2018 International

16,387 Nigerians repatriated from abroad, says FG

A total of 16,387 Nigerians were repatriated from different parts of the world in 2017. Comptroller General of immigration, Mr. Muhammed Babandede, who gave the figure yesterday as the Federal Government delegation to Libya disclosed their findings, however expressed worries [...]

January 9, 2018 International

‘How Nigerian ladies were sold to Arab men for N200,000 in Libya’

Nigerian ladies were sold to Arab men for N200,000 in Libya’: Nigeria migrants evacuated from Libya by the Federal Government on Sunday have described their experiences as “hellish.” On arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Sunday, one of [...]

January 9, 2018 International

Onyeama receives 491 Nigerian returnees from Libya in Port Harcourt

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has reassured Federal Government’s commitment to return all stranded Nigerians from Libya. Onyeama gave the assurance when he received 491 Nigerian returnees from Libya at Port Harcourt International Airport, alongside Rivers Government [...]

January 8, 2018 International

United States to sell A29 Super Tucano aircraft to Nigeria

The United States (U.S.) has accepted to sell one of its A29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Federal Government to boost the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in the North East. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, presented the Letters of [...]

December 28, 2017 International

Trump never said Nigerians live in huts: White House

Trump never said Nigerians live in huts: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary has denied the story by New York Times claiming President Donald Trump said Nigerians live in huts and that Haitians have AIDS. Sanders gave the [...]

December 24, 2017 International

Libya: 25,000 Nigerians in slave and sex camps in 2017-NAPTIP

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has disclosed that more than 25,000 Nigerians have been held in slave and sex camps in Libya. Okah-Donli made this known while defending the [...]

December 20, 2017 International

Another 167 Nigerians return from Libya

Another set of 167 Nigerian migrants were repatriated from Libya on Monday, bringing the total number of Nigerians brought back to the country in the last four days to 532. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday received the [...]

December 19, 2017 International

How U.S. woman funded ISIS with Bitcoin

U.S. woman funded ISIS with Bitcoin: A U.S. woman from New York has been accused of using bitcoin and other crypto currencies which she bought with fraudulent bank loans to fund the so-called Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, was charged [...]

December 15, 2017 International

U.S. lawmaker commits suicide over sex scandal

A state lawmaker in Kentucky, U.S., Rep. Dan Johnson, has committed suicide after report emerged that he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17. Reports say the 57-year-old lawmaker, a preacher and a Republican, shot himself on a bridge [...]

December 15, 2017 International