UN Peacekeeping Committee: Nigeria re-elected Chair for the 45th time

Nigeria has been re-elected, for the 45th time, to chair the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, regarded as UN’s most strategic committee, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The UN Correspondent of NAN reports that Nigeria was re-elected in spite of some hesitations by some countries to let Nigeria continue to lead the…

U.S. Embassy Nigeria: Are You Interested in the Fulbright Program? Check Out These Opportunities?

EducationUSA Advising Center Introduction The EducationUSA Advising Center (EAC) provides quality, timely, accurate, unbiased information about all accredited U.S. higher education institutions for persons wishing to study in the U.S. The EAC offers individual advising for a fee to help interested Nigerian students who have the academic qualifications and financial resources for studying in the…

To Close Embassy Is Expensive But Beneficial In The Long Run

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, says it is expensive to close a country’s embassy although it will be beneficial in the long run. Onyeama said at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Sunday that the reduction of Nigeria’s foreign missions was on the agenda of the administration. Cue…

UN Deputy Secretary-General Advises On Prompt Preparations For Census

Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has  tasked the Federal Government on the need to promptly begin preparations for the next population census. Mohammed gave the advice when Dr Ghaji Bello, Director-General of NPC , who led Nigeria’s delegates at the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development on a visit in New…

Heads of African Missions Slam India Over Attacks

African envoys in Delhi on Monday called the recent mob attacks on some Nigerian students near the national capital as “racial” and “xenophobic acts”. In a statement, the heads of African missions slammed the Indian government for failing to adequately condemn the violent incident. “No known, sufficient and visible deterring measures were taken” by the…

Nigeria To Partner Poland In its Economic Development Exploits

Nigeria and Poland are working towards developing stronger bilateral ties. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama Nigeria who recently visited Poland for discussions said he was “extremely impressed ” by the economic development of Poland, a country that came out of communist rule only 28 years ago. Onyeama noted that Nigeria, an oil Producing…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at OECD Forum

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advocated united action in winning the war against corruption The vice president who spoke at Anti-Corruption Forum, Paris under the auspices of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recognised that collaboration is the smartest approach to restitution of stolen assets in the fight against the menace. He pointed…

Japan Contributes $903,000 To North East Emergency Programme

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Government of Japan has contributed $903,000 to assist the organisation in its Emergency Programme in the crisis-affected North-East Nigeria. Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, the WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the contribution would benefit more than 400,000 women, men and children in…

Preventing Malnutrition: UNICEF trains 24 health workers in Borno IDPs camp

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), said it has trained 24 health workers in Borno, on measures to prevent malnutrition among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Mr Walton Beckley, said this on Thursday at the closing of a workshop on malnutrition for health workers in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps…

Dabiri-Erewa Calls For Calm In India Attacks

    Abike Dabiri-ErewaSA To President on Diaspora ABUJA, March 29, 2017: Following mulple distress calls by Nigerian students in India on concerns on their safety as a result of renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Afairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain…

Abike Dabiri Calls For Calm And Vigilance After India Attacks

Following multiple distress calls by Nigerian students  in India on concerns on their safety as a result of renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain calm and be watchful of their surroundings. Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement…