The United States Government has said it will consider “all available actions” against those who undermined the just concluded elections in Nigeria. The US said it is deeply disturbed by cases of voter intimidation and the use of ethnically charged rhetoric during the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections held on March 18. In a […]

China will once again start issuing a range of visas to foreigners as of Wednesday, the country’s foreign ministry said, in a major easing of travel restrictions in place since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The move marks the latest step towards reopening China to the outside world, as Beijing breaks with the strict […]

A Russian fighter jet on Tuesday dumped fuel on an American drone over the Black Sea and then collided with it, causing the drone to crash, the US military said, slamming the manoeuvre as “reckless”. US European Command said two Russian Su-27 fighters intercepted the unmanned MQ-9 Reaper over international waters and one clipped its […]

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that foreign airline’s blocked funds in Nigeria have risen to over 743.7 million dollars. IATA disclosed this in a letter written to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika in Abuja on Wednesday. The letter dated March 14, 2023, and signed by the Area Manager, West, and Central […]

The United Kingdom (UK) has hailed the emergence of Bola Tinubu as president-elect of Nigeria. This is even as it has called on relevant Nigerian authorities to examine all concerns regarding the election carefully and take action to resolve outstanding issues. UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, in a statement made available by British High Commission […]

The United States government has said from March 1, validity period for visitors’ visas for Nigerians wishing to travel temporarily to the U.S for business or tourism would be increased from 24 to 60 months. The U.S Embassy in Abuja disclosed this in a statement on Monday. The Embassy stated that the visa validity extension […]

Former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has denied offering money to a prospective kidney donor to save his sick daughter, Sonia. The lawmaker, his wife, Beatrice, and their 25-year-old daughter are on trial in London for allegedly trafficking a young man from Nigeria to serve as kidney donor. The Ekweremadus were alleged to […]

More search teams and emergency aid from around the world poured into Turkey and Syria yesterday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug sometimes with their bare hands through the remains of buildings flattened by a powerful earthquake. According to official figures, the death toll soared above 5300 and was still expected to rise. However, […]

A huge earthquake killed more than 2,700 people across a swathe of Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, with freezing winter weather adding to the plight of the many thousands left injured or homeless and hampering efforts to find survivors, Reuters reports. The magnitude 7.8 quake brought down whole apartment blocks in Turkish cities and […]

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said it would consult Indigenous people on a new design that “honours the culture and history of the First Australians”.   Australia will remove the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II’s image on its $5 note with a design honouring Indigenous culture, the central […]

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