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Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria

A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his visit to Nigeria on the invitation of the National Peace Committee. He was billed to deliver a goodwill message during the signing ceremony of the National [...]

February 12, 2019 International
We are not backing any candidate – US, EU

We are not backing any candidate – US, EU

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has denied that the US has endorsed a candidate or party for the general elections. Symington revealed this during a courtesy visit to Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura in Lafia on [...]

February 10, 2019 International
Nigerian Football Fans

2,000 Nigerian Football Fans Still in Russia Long After World Cup

Almost 2,000 Nigerian football fans who arrived in Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup are still in the country, making up the largest number of the more than 5,000 supporters who have remained illegally. It was reported last week [...]

February 8, 2019 International
Don’t be bought, let your vote count, US tells Nigerians in broadcast

Elections: Don’t be bought, let your vote count, US tells Nigerians in broadcast

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has asked Nigerians to exercise their franchise during the coming general elections and ensure that their votes count. Symington, in a broadcast published on the official Twitter handle of the US on [...]

February 5, 2019 International
Obasanjo’s son campaigns for Buhari in U.S.

Obasanjo’s son campaigns for Buhari in U.S.

Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has taken his campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States. Mr Obasanjo, who is the President of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), said he was in the United [...]

February 5, 2019 International
2019 Sundance Film Festival - Awards Night Ceremony

Nigeria’s Chinonye Chukwu Is First Black Woman To Win Sundance Biggest Prize

A Nigerian-American filmmaker, Chinonye Chukwu, emerged the first Black woman to win the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for her U.S. Dramatic entry, “Clemency.’’ Chukwu is a Nigerian-born, Alaskan-raised screenwriter, producer and director, whose works had received recognition, grants [...]

February 5, 2019 International
2019: Vote for integrity, continuity - Nigerians in Europe warn

2019: Vote for integrity, continuity – Nigerians in Europe warn

They stated this against the backdrop of continuity in governance in telephone interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, January 30, in Bern. They unanimously stressed the need for a continuation in the fight against corruption which [...]

January 31, 2019 International

We Will Arrest And Jail Any Nigerian Who Rig 2019 Elections, US Tells Nigeria Politicians

The chairman of the United States House Foreign Affairs Affairs Subcommittee on Africa congressman Christopher Smith, has pleaded with Donald Trump to sanction any Nigerian official who disrupt the 2019 electoral process. He issued a statement concerning the 2019 general [...]

January 21, 2019 International
Mexican governor

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

The Mexican governor of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country’s president said. “My deepest condolences to the relatives of Senator Rafael Moreno Valle and his wife, governor [...]

December 25, 2018 International

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Indonesian rescuers raced to find survivors Monday after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated region could be slammed by more deadly waves. Rescue teams used their bare hands, diggers and other heavy equipment [...]

December 24, 2018 International

Helicopter crash in New Zealand caused by a loose pair of trousers

A deadly helicopter crash in New Zealand occurred when a loose pair of trousers flew out of the cabin and wrapped around the tail rotor, an investigation found Thursday. The bizarre circumstances around the crash in October that claimed three [...]

December 20, 2018 International

Philippines’ Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead [...]

December 17, 2018 International
Kim Jong Un has described Nigeria and Ghana as the backbone of Africa


North Korean President, Kim Jong Un has described Nigeria and Ghana as the backbone of Africa , because according to him, “they have all the natural resources in abundance to make them the most important and sought after countries in [...]

December 3, 2018 International

23 million Nigerian girls married off in childhood – UN

The United Nations Women Africa has said Nigeria has the highest child brides in the world with 23 million girls married off in childhood. This is coming ahead of a conference holding in Lagos on Tuesday to address cultural practices [...]

December 3, 2018 International

Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is due to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a first-ever visit to the country, decades after diplomatic relations were severed between the two nations. It will be the first visit by a leader of [...]

November 25, 2018 International

Queen Elizabeth II honours Nigeria’s Grace Ladoja

Nigerian talent manager and music executive, Grace Ladoja has been honoured with an MBE by the Prince of Wales. A Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) honour is an award given by the Queen to [...]

November 19, 2018 International

U.S. demands probe into killing of Shiites

The United States Embassy yesterday asked the Federal Government to investigate the recent killing of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites. The crackdown has come under criticism with some members of the public accusing [...]

November 2, 2018 International

Quake rattles New Zealand as Harry, Meghan visit

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of central New Zealand Tuesday, where British royals Meghan and Harry are on tour, but officials said it caused no major damage. The quake was felt in Wellington during a session of parliament, prompting [...]

October 30, 2018 International

Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says U.S. envoy

Ambassador of the United States (U.S.) to Nigeria, William Stuart Symington, has said that disregard for justice and rule of law is more damning a form of corruption than stealing of public funds. The U.S. envoy stated this yesterday at [...]

October 23, 2018 International

Ex-CJN Kutigi dies in London

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria Idris Kutigi died in a London hospital on Sunday after a brief illness, his eldest son, Sani Kutigi has confirmed. Kutigi confirmed the death in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( [...]

October 21, 2018 International

Desperate quake-hit Indonesians turn to looting

Hundreds of desperate people in the tsunami-struck Indonesian city of Palu looted supermarkets and petrol stations Sunday, as an initial trickle of aid into the devastated area failed to relieve an acute shortage of water, food and fuel. Hordes of [...]

September 30, 2018 International

Theresa May speaks on experience in Lagos, Nigeria

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she had an excellent time in Nigeria and hopes to see increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK. She spoke with journalists at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja [...]

August 30, 2018 International

UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, for his mediation role in ensuring smooth political transition in Liberia. Mr Guterres made the remarks in his speech to the Security Council’s debate on the ‘Maintenance [...]

August 30, 2018 International

US Government speaks on calling Buhari “lifeless”, what it expects in 2019 election

The United States Government has refused to comment or deny a statement credited to President Donald Trump, that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was “lifeless”, following a visit to the White House earlier this year.   Aruba Amirthanayagam, who is Counselor [...]

August 29, 2018 International

U.S. Senator John McCain is dead

John McCain, a senior member of the United States Senate and former presidential candidate, has died. Mr McCain passed on Saturday night after years of battling with brain cancer, his family announced Saturday. He was 81. Mr McCain’s family said [...]

August 26, 2018 International

UN raises alarm over herdsmen, warns Nigeria

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, says the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria are becoming more sophisticated and deadlier. Chambas, who is Head, UN Office for West African [...]

July 18, 2018 International

Plateau killings: Life is sacred whether Muslim, Christian – US tells Nigerian Government

The Government of the United States of America has again told the Federal Government of Nigeria to end the killing of innocent citizens. Speaking on the issue, the Deputy Chief of Mission in the US embassy in Nigeria, David Young, [...]

July 10, 2018 International

United States agency predicts electoral violence in Nigeria before 2019 elections

Findings conducted by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on electoral violence risk assessment in Nigeria have suggested possible escalation of electoral violence before the 2019 general elections. The outcome of the U.S. agency’s research findings equally identified Rivers, Kano, [...]

July 5, 2018 International

We will not allow another Rwanda genocide – UK House of Lords vows

The United Kingdom, UK, House of Lords yesterday debated the continuing killing of innocent persons in communities by armed groups in Nigeria. The debate concerning the killings and destruction of property was raised by Lord Alton of Liverpool who demanded [...]

June 30, 2018 International

Outrage after Philippines’ Duterte calls God ‘stupid’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced growing outrage on Tuesday in his largely Catholic nation after calling God “stupid”, the latest furore he has sparked with an unfiltered broadside. Duterte took aim at the biblical creation story during a speech, raising [...]

June 26, 2018 International