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Biden and Ramaphosa vow to strengthen US-South Africa ties

Biden and Ramaphosa vow to strengthen US-South Africa ties

US President Joe Biden praised South Africa as a “vital voice” as he met with the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa at the White House for talks that will touch on efforts to tackle the climate crisis, as well as ending [...]

September 17, 2022 Foreign relations
Polish president visits Nigeria, seeks increased energy supply

Polish president visits Nigeria, seeks increased energy supply

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday visited Nigeria and expressed his country’s desire to increase energy import from Nigeria. According to Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesperson, Mr Duda expressed his country’s interest while lauding the delivery of liquefied natural gas [...]

September 8, 2022 Foreign relations
Nigeria missing as BRICS moves to cut Western domination

Nigeria missing as BRICS moves to cut Western domination

Though Nigeria is listed as one of the countries that have expressed interest in joining BRICS, a bloc of five major economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – whose focus is to reduce Western dominance and build [...]

August 2, 2022 Economy, Foreign relations
Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes

Germany and Nigeria have signed an agreement that paves the way for the return of hundreds of artefacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted and removed from Africa more than 120 years ago – an accord that Nigerian [...]

July 2, 2022 Foreign relations
Fulani From 16 Countries Converge In Abuja To Discuss Rising Insecurity

Fulani From 16 Countries Converge In Abuja To Discuss Rising Insecurity

Fulani from 16 West African countries gathered in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday to discuss issues relating to insecurity. The meeting was part of the ongoing two-day First Interactive Policy Dialogue and Cultural Festival organised by the Miyetti [...]

June 3, 2022 Foreign relations, Security
Train Abduction: FG Seeks Foreign Assistance

Train Abduction: FG Seeks Foreign Assistance

The negotiations between the Federal Government and the abductors of no fewer than 68 Abuja-Kaduna train passengers may have deadlocked following the insistence of the gunmen on the release of their commanders in exchange for the abductees. The PUNCH gathered [...]

May 17, 2022 Foreign relations
New UK-Rwanda migration partnership raises key questions

New UK-Rwanda migration partnership raises key questions

As debates on the ‘United Kingdom-Rwanda partnership’ intensify, academics have criticised the new migration policy. The UK government on April 14 announced a migration partnership with Rwanda that will see the investment of £120 million into the economic development and [...]

May 3, 2022 Foreign relations
U.S. approves $1 billion arms sale to Nigeria

U.S. approves $1 billion arms sale to Nigeria

The U.S. government has announced that it has approved the sale of attack aircraft and other equipments to Nigeria. The aircraft are expected to to be used against terrorists and other gunmen operating in the West African country. According to [...]

April 14, 2022 Foreign relations
Maersk Suspends All Container Shipping To Russia

Maersk Suspends All Container Shipping To Russia

Shipping group Maersk will temporarily halt all container shipping to and from Russia in response to Western sanctions on Moscow following its invasion of Ukraine, the company said on Tuesday. The move follows similar decisions by Singapore-headquartered Ocean Network Express [...]

March 2, 2022 Foreign relations
EU launches reset with AU after pandemic disruption

EU launches reset with AU after pandemic disruption

The European Union has welcomed more than 40 African leaders to Brussels in an effort to reassert its influence on a continent where China and Russia have made hefty investment inroads, and where many felt let down by Europe’s COVID-19 [...]

February 18, 2022 Africa, Foreign relations
FG Grants Citizenship To 286 Foreign Nationals

FG Grants Citizenship To 286 Foreign Nationals

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved the granting of citizenship to 286 foreign nationals residing in the country. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the virual FEC meeting, [...]

February 11, 2022 Foreign relations
Biden raises concerns about Ethiopia conflict in call with Abiy

Biden raises concerns about Ethiopia conflict in call with Abiy

United States President Joe Biden has spoken with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about the continuing conflict in the country and raised concerns about detentions under the state of emergency, the White House said. Biden also raised concerns about civilian [...]

January 11, 2022 Foreign relations
UK Suspends Walk-in Service For Visa Applicants In Nigeria

UK Suspends Walk-in Service For Visa Applicants In Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) has “temporarily suspended” its flexi appointment service for visa applicants in Nigeria. The service allows the submission of applications during the opening hours of the visa application centre (VAC) or before and after the applicant’s scheduled [...]

January 11, 2022 Foreign relations, General
uhari greets Christopher Kolade at 89

Buhari greets Christopher Kolade at 89

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined family members and friends in celebrating with Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Christopher Kolade, on his 89th birthday. In a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, [...]

December 28, 2021 Foreign relations, Government and politics
President Buhari To Attend Expo 2020 Dubai

President Buhari To Attend Expo 2020 Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja today Wednesday to attend EXPO 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). EXPO 2020 Dubai, with the theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, creates the environment for Nigeria to join over 190 countries to [...]

December 2, 2021 Foreign relations
Biden to hold Africa summit to boost cooperation

Biden to hold Africa summit to boost cooperation

United States President Joe Biden plans to hold a summit with African leaders to show Washington’s commitment to the continent, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said. Blinken made the announcement on Friday from the Nigerian capital of Abuja, his [...]

November 20, 2021 Foreign relations
Blinken to make first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa

Blinken to make first official visit to sub-Saharan Africa

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa in an official capacity next week, visiting Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal, the State Department has said. Blinken will meet with the presidents of all three [...]

November 13, 2021 Foreign relations
Biden to meet Kenyan president as US weighs sanctions on Ethiopia

Biden to meet Kenyan president as US weighs sanctions on Ethiopia

US President Joe Biden is set to meet Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as war and a humanitarian crisis roil neighbouring Ethiopia. The meeting on Thursday will be Biden’s first one-on-one, in-person talks as president with an African leader. White House [...]

October 15, 2021 Foreign relations, Government and politics
Mali accuses France of training ‘terrorists’ in the country

Mali accuses France of training ‘terrorists’ in the country

Mali’s Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga has told the Russian media he has evidence that France has been training “terrorist” groups operating in the West African country. Maiga said French troops had created an enclave in Kidal, a town in [...]

October 9, 2021 Foreign relations
Qatar encourages positive discussions in nuclear talks

Qatar encourages positive discussions in nuclear talks

Qatar has called on the United States and Iran to engage in “positive” discussions as negotiators are set to begin a fourth and potentially decisive round of indirect talks to try to revive the Iran nuclear deal. In an interview [...]

May 7, 2021 Foreign relations
UN aid chief visits Nigeria, Niger

Insurgency: UN aid chief visits Nigeria, Niger

UN aid chief visits Nigeria, Niger: The new Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, will travel to Nigeria and Niger from Sept. 9 to 12, 2017. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian [...]

September 9, 2017 Foreign relations

BREAKING: 11 Trump Supporters In Nigeria Celebrating Inauguration Killed, As Security Opened Fire On Them

President Muhammadu Buhari’s lead government in Nigeria has made good their threat to deal ruthlessly with Nigerians who will celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States as security operatives open fire on participants of one [...]

January 20, 2017 Foreign relations, General, Government and politics

BREAKING: Trump Inauguration: Buhari Stop Nigerians From Celebration, Order Police To Disrupt Rallies.

The embittered Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari who was tactically omitted on the list of dignitaries billed to attend the inauguration ceremony of the President elect of the United States, Mr Donald Trump has ordered for the clamp down of Nigerians [...]

January 19, 2017 Foreign relations, General, Government and politics

BREAKING: Gambian President Makes U-turn, Rejects Election Results.

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat. He said he now recommends fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a God-fearing and independent electoral commission. [...]

December 10, 2016 Africa, Foreign relations

BREAKING: Buhari Spent Another $75 Million To Remove Ghana’s President, John Mahama.

After squandering millions of dollars on Niger Republic election, Hillary Clinton’s failed election bid and alleged transfer of hefty amount to the failed coup in Turkey, the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari in this recession period invested another $75 million (N31.5Billion) on Ghana’s opposition party, [...]

December 10, 2016 Africa, Foreign relations, General, Government and politics

Buhari’s $500M Donation To Clinton Campaign May Damage Nigeria Relation With Trump Govt. – US Group.

A US non governmental group, the American Black Group for Democracy has revealed  that the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari’s government plunged  $500Million (About N150Billion) into the failed Hillary Clinton electioneering campaign fund. They added that the donation may create a huge misunderstanding between [...]

November 10, 2016 Foreign relations, Government and politics

US Firm: President Muhammadu Buhari Lied, We Are Investing $150m Not $2.2B In His Oct 1, Speech.

President Muhammadu Buhari‘s deliberate misleading speech on the Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary is still generating ripples across the world, as a US multinational company, General Electric (GE) has disassociated themselves with the claim that they are planning to invest $2.2billion in [...]

October 4, 2016 Economy, Foreign relations, Government and politics, Oil & Gas, Power
Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election

Okorocha To Contest Presidential Election – Imo Deputy Gov.

Prince Eze Madumere, the Imo State Deputy Governor has revealed the intention of Governor Rochas Okorocha to join the race for the office of the President of Nigeria come 2015. Governor Okorocha was a Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic [...]

June 6, 2013 Foreign relations, Government and politics