Nollywood Ambassadors Award set to debut in Abuja

Nollywood Ambassadors Award (NAA), a ceremony to recognise and pay tribute to relevant stakeholders who have contributed to the growth of Nollywood is set to debut in Abuja. Mr Sunny-Ken Awoji, President of Nollywood Ambassadors International Initiative, organisers of the event, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on……

President Buhari approves deployment of 4 Ambassadors-Designate

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate deployment of four of the newly appointed Ambassadors-Designate. The president announced the deployment in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina on Friday in Abuja. Adesina said Prof. Tijjani Bande, (Kebbi State) would now serve as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Representative to the Permanent……

How Buhari restored Nigeria-U.S. warm ties – Ag. Ambassador

Amb. Hakeem Balogun, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, has described the relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. as “very warm”. Balogun told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the relationship had improved greatly since Muhammadu Buhari became president. According to him, the Nigeria-U.S. relationship was not too good……

Senate approves 45 ambassadorial nominees, rejects 2

Senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of two out of 47 non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for approval by President Muhammadu Buhari in January. The affected nominees, who were rejected, based on the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs are 82 year old Justice Sylvanus Nsofor from Imo State and Mr. Jacob Igbekele Daodu from……

Nigeria will bounce out of recession completely, says Norwegian envoy

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Jens-Petter Kjemprud, on Thursday said that there were obvious indications that Nigeria would soon bounce out of her economic recession. Kjemprud, who made the prediction at the Nigerian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce’s First Quarterly Business Roundtable in Lagos, expressed optimism at his assertion. The Ambassador said that it was imperative……

Sunny Ade appointed ‘Change’ ambassador by FG

Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music, King Sunny Ade has been appointed a ‘Change’ ambassador of the National Re-Orientation Programme tagged “Change Begins With Me”. Announcing him appointment, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said; “we are looking for people like you (King Sunny Ade) that the younger…

KIM JONG NAM: N.Korea retaliates, expels Malaysian ambassador

North Korea has announced that it has ordered Malaysia’s envoy out of Pyongyang as diplomatic row brews between both Asian nations over the death of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of President Kim Jong Un. The move is coming two days after Malaysia declared North Korea’s ambassador Kang Chol persona non grata after he…

Cuba to strengthen ties with Nigeria in culture, healthcare

The Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Sosa on Saturday said efforts were in place to strengthen ties between his country and Nigeria on health care delivery and promotion of cultural practices. Sosa made this known, while delivering a speech during the Abuja Writers Forum session held in Abuja. According to him, efforts are already in……

U.S. says no discrimination against Nigeria

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, on Friday said America would not discriminate against any Nigerian on the basis of religion or on the new visa regime. President Trump recently signed an executive order that banned citizens from seven countries from travelling into the U.S. for 90 days. The countries are Iran, Iraq,……

Fresh List of 46 Non-Career Ambassadors Resubmitted For Confirmation

The senate months back rejected the non-career Ambassadorial list earlier sent by President Muhammadu Buari for confirmation. However, President Muhammadu Buhari today send or resubmitted another list of 46 non-career Ambassadors for confirmation to the sante. Notably missing in the current list is, Senate Mamora from Lagos State. The President writes, “I wish to refer…