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Covid-19: Nigerian Consulate in US suspends processing of passport

•Global total of 153 517 confirmed and 5735 deaths as at 15th March--WHO, NCDC Godsgift Onyedinefu The Consulate General of Nigeria in new York, United States of America has temporarily closed the processing of Nigerian passport till further notice. This, it said is a measure to limit exposure of both applicants

Security, poverty tops UNGA president’s 2020 priority goals

Senator Iroegbu The Nigerian-born President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has rolled out plans for 2020 with peace and security, eradication of poverty , zero hunger and climate action as main areas of focus. Muhammad-Bande who disclosed this while briefing states on Monday, listed priority areas for

Buhari condemns killing of 67 Nigerien soldiers by terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 67 soldiers in Inates, western region of Niger Republic, near the Mali border. Buhari, in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, notedexpressed shock and sadness over the “heinous and despicable attack by terrorists” that reportedly crossed over from neighbouring Mali. Buhari expressed

He died running and crying, Trump confirms death of ISIL chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Godsgift Onyedinefu United States (US) President Donald Trump has confirmed the death of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a military operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, saying the US had "brought the world's number one terrorist leader to justice". Trump said on Sunday the ISIL leader died after running into a dead-end

Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95

Final years in power were characterised by financial collapse, surges of violent intimidation and a vicious internal power struggle Jason Burke and David Smith Robert Mugabe, a hero of Africa’s independence struggle whose long rule in Zimbabwe descended into tyranny, corruption and incompetence, has died at the age of 95, president

Gulf Crisis: Bahrain hosts military Conference amid Iran tensions

Bahrain hosted a conference on Gulf maritime security on Wednesday, after multiple attacks on shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz sent tensions soaring between Iran and the US. The tiny Gulf monarchy, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, said the meeting was held "to discuss the current regional situation and

S/Korea’s claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s east coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers and

How China’s Africa alliance is shifting world order

When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition. The overwhelming majority followed China – either by voting against or abstaining from the resolution. This has not always been the case.