Nigeria High Commission Building: FG Summons Ghana Envoy, Demands Immidiate Explanation

Nigeria High Commission Building: FG Summons Ghana Envoy, Demands Immidiate Explanation

The Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, today said that Nigeria has summoned a Senior Ghanaian Diplomat over “attacks” on its High Commission compound in Accra, Ghana, that saw a building demolished. “Summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the High Commission of Ghana to Nigeria, Ms. Iva Denoo to demand urgent explanation on the recent attacks on a residential building in our diplomatic premises and reinforcement of security around diplomatic premises and staff,” Onyeama wrote on Twitter. Recalled that armed men reportedly invaded the Nigerian High Commission compound in Accra, Ghana on…

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The US Govt. Condemns The Senseless Killings Of Nigerian Civilians Under The President Muhammadu Buhari-Led Government.

The US govt. Condemns The Senseless Killings Of Nigerian Civilians Under The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government.

The US tells Buhari to protect Nigerians from senseless bloodshed The US government says the Buhari government must hold criminals accountable. The US government, led by President Donald Trump, has told the Nigerian government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari (left), that more has to be done to safeguard lives.  The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, noted in a statement on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that tens of thousands of civilians have lost their lives in recent years to violent attacks by terrorist groups or criminal gangs, in inter-communal violence, or due…

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Missing Journalist, Mathew Onwuasoanya: Group Calls For Police IG Intervention

“They are to concentrate and respond only to cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, and other violent crimes when the need arises.”

The Awba-Ofemili League of Professionals (Alep) has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr.  Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to intervene in the recent abduction of a journalist, Barr. Mathew Onwuasoanya. The group in a press statement available to newsmen and endorsed by its National Coordinator, Remmy Nweke, Esq, appealed to IGP Adamu to use his special squads to fish out the whereabout of the Anambra State-based journalist and lawyer, Barr. Onwuasoanya, who also is an indigene of Awba-Ofemili and works with the Anambra State-owned National Light Newspaper. Alex recalls that a recent pronouncement…

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Court Nullifies Sack Of Monarchs in Ogun State

Court nullifies sack of monarchs in Ogun State

A High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, yesterday, upturned the demotion of 75 monarchs sacked by Ogun State Government, insisting that the status quo should be maintained until the court rules otherwise. The judge, Justice A.A. Akinyemi, in his ruling on the interlocutory injunction filed by the 75 Coronet Obas through their counsel, Otunba Olumide Oniyire, said that the relationship that existed between the claimants and the defendants prior to the termination of their appointments and promotions on February 6, 2020, should be maintained pending determination of the suit.…

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Court Grants Obaseki Right To Participate In PDP Primary

Court grants Obaseki right to participate in PDP primary

Justice J. O. Okeaya-Inneh of High Court of Justice, Ekpoma, Edo State gave respite to Governor Godwin Obaseki, following an order, restraining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and others, from removing, preventing or purporting to exclude him or other aspirants who have been cleared by the party from participating in the gubernatorial primary slated for 25th June 2020. The Judge made the order while ruling in a suit filed by Felix Irioh and Tom Irehobhude. The defendants, in the suit, are Dr. Tony Aziegbemi,…

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Wike Disagrees With PDP Leaders Over Obaseki As Party Denies Media Campaign Against Governor

Cultism: Wike Imposes 24 Hours Curfew On Parts Of Rivers State

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has lambasted some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), calling them sycophants and tax collectors ‘who will never tell the truth’. The governor on his Twitter page stated this after pulling out of the reconciliation efforts of the Edo State Chapter of the PDP ahead of its primary on Thursday. Some PDP governorship aspirants in Edo State have vowed not to step down for Governor Godwin Obaseki who recently defected to the party after he was disqualified by…

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FG Submits School Reopening Proposal To National Assembly

FG submits school reopening proposal to National Assembly

The Federal Ministry of Education has presented to the National Assembly a detailed proposal on its plan to reopen schools across the country. The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Tuesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education. He was in the upper chamber to brief the federal lawmakers about his ministry’s plans for pupils who had been forced to stay at home following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nwajiuba refused to give details of the proposal, saying some people…

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13 More Imo Lawmakers Test Positive For Coronavirus

Imo State House of Assembly

Thirteen lawmakers in the Imo State House of Assembly have allegedly tested positive for COVID-19. Recall that the samples of the lawmakers were taken by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) last week. The spokesperson for the Imo State COVID 19 Task Force, Chimezie Iwuala, on Tuesday said the affected lawmakers had been instructed to go into self-isolation with their families. The Chairman, House Committee on Information and Judiciary, Nelson Ezerioha, told our correspondent on the telephone that he didn’t have the exact figure of his colleagues who tested positive for…

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Nigerian Legislators Demand Retaliation Against Ghana For High Commission Demolition

Nigerian Legislators Demand Retaliation Against Ghana For High Commission Demolition

The House of Representatives has faulted the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on the claim that Ghana has apologized to Nigeria on the demolition of buildings of the Nigerian Embassy in the country. The House, while dismissing the call for diplomatic negotiations by the minister, demanded that Nigeria should seek retaliation against Ghana over the demolition, which the parliament described as an attack on the country. Onyeama had appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Abuja on Tuesday, where he was grilled over the demolition of the buildings.…

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Nigeria’s Debt Profile Not High, The Challenge Is Low Revenue Generation – WB

Nigeria’s debt profile not high, the challenge is low revenue generation – WB

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Nigeria’s major fiscal challenge is its “very low revenue” and not so much of its debt profile. The low revenue, it explained, had led to low debt-servicing capacity and limited funding for critical sectors such as education, health, and social welfare. The IMF said it considered Nigeria’s public debt stock average at 29 percent of its Gross Domestic Product as of the end of 2019 when compared to emerging and developing market average, which is about 53 percent of GDP. It noted that the…

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