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Another 71 Nigerians trafficked to Lebanon arrive home

Seventy-one young Nigerian girls trafficked to Lebanon and seen in a video that had gone viral where they were crying for help had been rescued and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, early Monday.

‘Adesina, most successful AfDB’s President’

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has described Dr Akinwunmi Adesina as the most successful President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, going by the  economic growth and achievements recorded by the bank during his tenure.

Nigerian govt accepts Ghana’s apology over mission’s building demolition

Nigeria has expressed satisfaction over the moves by the Government of Ghana to address the demolition of the residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner in Accra.

JUST IN: Buhari in virtual ECOWAS summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is participating in a virtual Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Authority of the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the West African Monetary Zone, WAMZ.

Onyeama summons Ghanaian envoy, demands increased security of Nigerians, property

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Monday in Abuja, summoned Iva Denoo, Charge d’ Affaires of Ghana to Nigeria, to explain the recent attack on the country’s mission in that country.

Nigerian govt evacuates 360 stranded nationals from Dubai, Pakistan

The Federal Government on Friday successfully evacuated 300 stranded Nigerians from Dubai, 56 others from Pakistan alongside four Pakistani in line with the new protocols for evacuation.

Canada denies Nigerian govt landing rights for emergency evacuation of stranded citizens

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday said that Canada denied Nigerian carrier landing rights for a scheduled evacuation of Nigerians.

Shekau’s new audio, COVID-19 top agenda as Buhari presides over NSC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the meeting of the National Security Council with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha in attendance.

Poor communication responsible for alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in China – Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday said that poor communication between the Chinese authorities and African consulates in Guangzhou, China, was responsible for the tensions that arose concerning the alleged maltreatment of Nigerians.

COVID19: No Nigerians abroad requesting for evacuation – Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says his ministry has not received any request from Nigerians aboard for their evacuation in view of the global Novel Coronavirus, COVID19, pandemic.

FG steps up strategies to curb light weapons proliferation – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a clear cut set of strategies to curb the proliferation of small and light weapons will soon be developed.

Nigeria will pull through its socio-economic challenges soon — Onyeama

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says there is hope that Nigeria will pull through its present socio-economic challenges to become a great nation.

Ganduje accompanies Buhari to South Africa as tribunal delivers judgment tomorrow

The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, is jetting out of the country as the state governorship election tribunal is billed to deliver judgment tomorrow (Wednesday).

Buhari attends UN General Assembly in New York, to depart Abuja Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, United States, to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA74, which opened on Tuesday, September 17.

Xenophobia: High Commissioner to return home after Buhari receives report of special envoy – Onyeama

The Federal Government has confirmed that Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala, will return home after the special envoy President Muhammadu Buhari sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa, concluded the assignment and reported back to the President.

Xenophobia: Nigeria pulls out of economic forum, to recall ambassador to South Africa

The Nigeria High Commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala, will any moment from now be recalled for consultation over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.

Xenophobia: Nigerians advised against traveling to high risk areas

The Federal Government on Wednesday advised Nigerians against traveling to high risk and volatile areas of some countries until the current situation of xenophobic attacks is brought under control.

Xenophobic Attacks: We won’t retaliate, Nigerian govt says

The federal government would not retaliate the persistent attacks on its citizens in South African citizens, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Tuesday.

JUST IN: Buhari dispatches Special Envoy to South Africa over xenophobic attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa his deep concerns over reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since Aug. 29.

Buhari arrives Yokohama, Japan

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7, holding in Yokohama from August 28 to August 30.

Foreign affairs ministry speaks on viral video showing harassment of Geoffrey Onyeama in Vienna

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed a video that has gone viral on social media showing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama being chased out of a meeting in Vienna, Austria.

‘2019 Presidential election not matter of `life or death’ for Buhari’

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, says 2019 election is not a matter of `life or death’ for President Muhammadu Buhari ­ because he will...

Buhari appoints Kabiru Bala as Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Kabiru Bala as the new High Commissioner of Nigeria to the Republic of South Africa with...

President Buhari sends special envoy to Mali

President Muhammadu Buhari, as chairman, ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, has sent a Special Envoy to Mali to interface in the...

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