Buhari salutes ECOWAS leaders for promoting peace, development

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for their efforts in promoting peace, stability, and development in the sub-region. Buhari, who is the current Chairman of ECOWAS, made the commendation while declaring open the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government […]

Amnesty International (Nigeria) is working hard to destabilise Nigeria – Army

SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN : The Nigerian branch of Amnesty International that has hitherto been well respected has deviated from the core values, principles and objectives of the original Amnesty International domiciled in the United Kingdom. There is credible information that the Nigerian branch of the International Non-governmental Organisation is determined to destabilise the Nigerian nation. […]

FG Assures ECOWAS, UN of Credible 2019 Elections

The Federal Government has assured the economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the UN election monitoring team of credible elections in 2019. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said this at the 41st Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council in Abuja on Thursday. Onyeama, who is also the […]

ECOFEPA: Ovation as Oduah hands over to new leadership

Senator Oduah delivering her handover speech, flanked by the incoming president of ECOFEPA Senator Stella Oduah (Nigeria) has officially handed over to a new leadership of the ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA), with a charge to continue to push for the advancement of women. Oduah, the out-gone President of the women parliamentarians handed over to […]

UN urges traditional rulers to protect girl-child against child marriage

The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Tuesday urged traditional leaders to protect the girl-child from child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Dr Mary Okumu, the UN Women Country Representative to Sierra Leone, made the appeal at the ongoing 2018 UN Women Conference in Lagos. The News […]

Nigeria, Russia Sign Treaty on Criminal Matters

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Nigeria and Federation of Russia have signed a treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. The Ministry’s Spokesperson George Edokpa said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja. The ministry explained that the Treaty was negotiated in 2009 to enhance collaboration and cooperation […]

Nigeria reaps $5b from partnership with China

President Buhari and Chinese President Xi Jinping Nigeria’s partnership with China through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) resulted in the execution of vital infrastructure  across the country valued at over $5 billion in the last three years. President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday in Beijing at the FOCAC Round Table meeting, attended by African […]

Buhari to Merkel: We respect rule of law, international agreements

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said his administration will always uphold the sanctity of the rule of law in governing the country, while assuring German Chancellor Angel Merkel that all agreements will be fully respected. President Buhari received the German Chancellor, who was accompanied by top government officials and a business delegation, at the […]

Ghana to give Kofi Annan state burial, body arrives 10 September

The body of Kofi Annan, the late former secretary-general of the United Nations, will arrive in Ghana on September 10, the government has announced. The arrival of the body would mark the beginning of a three-day state funeral for the global statesman and Nobel peace laureate, said Deputy Minister for Information Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah to the […]

China, Africa’s best trading partner for 9 successive years

 China has been Africa’s largest trading partner for nine years in a row as major cooperation programmes boosted bilateral trade, official data showed. China-Africa trade has been growing robustly since the launch of 10 major cooperation plans three years ago. In the first half of 2018, bilateral trade rose 16 per cent year on year […]