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Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation on live television in the early hours of Wednesday morning following a military coup. “I’ve decided to leave my post,” he said, clad in traditional clothing and a medical mask to protect against the coronavirus. The president and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse were arrested by the military …

Gbeleyi Abayomi Nigeria,s candidate vying for the position of the director general of the world trade organization (WTO )Ngozi okonjo- iweala has been endorsed by The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Her endorsement was contained in a document signed by Mahamadou Issoufou, ECOWAS president. It would be recalled that On June 4, President …

My Dear Compatriots, NIGERIA’S DECADE Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These …

Gbeleyi Abayomi The President, Muhammadu buhari has once again reiterated his commitment and decision toleave office in 2023 promising not to contest in any future elections. The president in his new year letter to the country posted on Facebook said he is a strong believer of democratic principles and will promote and sustain them in …

Amb. Ketil Karlsen, the Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says 111 Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya are expected to return home on Thursday. Karlsen made this known on Wednesday while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja. He said that EU, in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), had …

Hours after airstrikes by the U.S., Britain and France against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, pro-government supporters flooded the streets of Syria’s capital on Saturday to show their solidarity. Convoys of honking cars accompanied Syrian flags and victory signs in Damascus’ Omayyad Square immediately after the attack. Some residents waved the flags of regime allies …

By Chioma Obinna When John and Josephine Adigwe got married several years back, all they could think about at that time, was making babies. Today, Josephine is a mother of eight. Faced with the current economic challenges in the country, the meagre income of her husband, a carpenter, cannot meet the needs of the family. The …

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC, has disengaged some 15 local workers at the embassy. Senior officials at the embassy told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the benefits of the 15 local workers would be paid soon. They said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, approved the disengagement of the workers due to …

By Oboh Agbonkhese & Suzan Edeh Bauchi—No fewer than 69 million Nigerians do not have access to safe drinking water especially in rural areas, the United Nation Children Fund, UNICEF, has said. Meanwhile, in commemoration of the World Water Day Wednesday in Lagos State, rights activists converged on Governor Ambode’s office, demanding an end to …

Nigeria has been ranked the 91 happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the 2018 World Happiness Report. The survey was released on Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day- March 20. SDSN is part of the UN’s response to the outcome of …