Onyeama placates Saudi Arabia, Canada

  Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, appealed to Canada and Saudi Arabia to resolve the ‘hiccup’ in their hitherto “very friendly relations’’.   Onyeama made the call on Tuesday in Abuja when Mr James Christoff, the Charge d’Affairs of the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria, paid him a visit.   The minister urged…

Tunisian govt denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were ‘terrorists’

  Tunisia – Yesterday, the country’s authorities have denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were “terrorists”.   On Monday, Tunisia’s interior ministry revealed the arrest of 15 people heading for European shores, stating that nine of them were considered by police as “Salafists”,…

Aisha Buhari receives leadership award from South Korean University

  Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, has been awarded with a World Leadership Award by the Ajou University in South Korea, for her contribution towards improving the lives of women and children in Nigeria.   Aisha has received the award on Tuesday in Suwon City, South Korea, expressing gratitude to the management…

Burundi to ban plastic bags in 2020

  Burundi – President Pierre Nkurunziza has issued a decree to banned plastic bags in 2020.   According to a presidential order seen by the BBC, Nkurunziza issued the decree on Monday prohibiting the “manufacture, import, storage, sale and use of all plastic bags and other plastic packaging”.   It will come into effect in…