Tuesday, June 22, 2021



Somalia calls for formation of a joint committee to restore ties with Kenya

Somalia has called for the formation of a joint committee to work out modalities on the full restoration of diplomatic relations with Kenya.

Yobe farmers commend Buni over plans to begin sesame export to Qatar, South Korea

Abdu Hussaini, Chairman, Sesame Seed Traders and Farmers Association of Nigeria in Yobe, on Tuesday, commended Governor Mai Mala-Buni for his plan to begin the export of sesame to Qatar and South Korea.

Buni approves N140m for digitisation of Yobe radio

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe State has approved an additional N140 million to the Yobe Broadcasting Corporation, YBC, for the ongoing digitisation project.

UN chief welcomes ceasefire declaration by Israel, Hamas

United Nations, UN, Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the ceasefire declared between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, following 11 days of rocket and air attacks.

12 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attacks, in spite of peace efforts

At least 12 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in several violent overnight attacks, officials said on Tuesday.

Biden to announce U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan — Official

President Joe Biden will on Wednesday announce a complete U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, to close the book on America’s longest war.

Qatar to invest $5bn in Nigeria, says Onyeama

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Godfrey Onyeama, has disclosed that the oil-rich state of Qatar plans to invest a total of $5 billion in the country’s economy.

Helicopter crash leaves 9 dead in Afghanistan

An Afghan military helicopter crashed in the country’s central Wardak province, killing all nine people on board, officials said on Thursday.

U.S. is world’s top arms supplier, Saudi Arabia top importer – Research

More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the U.S., underscoring its role as the world’s top weapons seller, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday.

166 Sokoto orphans bag life sponsorship by Qatar foundation

A Non-Governmental Organization, Future Leaders, through Qatar Charity Foundation, has provided life sponsorship for no fewer than 166 orphans in Sokoto State. Explaining the project...

Federer pulls out of Dubai event to focus on training

Roger Federer has pulled out of the upcoming ATP 500 event in Dubai after the former world number one lost in the Qatar Open quarter-finals on Thursday.

Reps call for resumption of international flights at Kano airport

Some members of House of Representatives have called for the resumption of international flights at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA. DAILY NIGERIAN recalls that...

FIFA Club World Cup: Egyptian giants Al Ahly win bronze medal

Egypt’s Al Ahly equalled their best-ever finish at the FIFA Club World Cup when they defeated South American champions, Palmeiras, after their third-place play-off ended goalless on Thursday in Qatar.

Afghanistan begins polio vaccination targeting 9.9m children

Afghanistan on Monday launched a nationwide campaign to give polio vaccination does to 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Public Health Ministry announced.

EgyptAir to begin daily flight to Qatar

EgyptAir, the national flagship carrier, decided to operate a daily flight to the Qatari capital Doha, starting Jan. 18, the airline company said on Thursday.

Qatar resumes flights to Saudi Arabia

Qatar’s national carrier resumed flights to Saudi Arabia on Monday, after a deal this month ended a regional dispute that erupted more than three years ago.

IDPs: Qatar donates $50,000 to Nigerian refugee commission

Qatar has donated 50, 000 dollars for the construction of an education learning centre at Wassa Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, Camp in Abuja.

Kabul Deputy Governor killed by car bomb

A blast from an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, on Tuesday killed Deputy Governor of Afghanistan’s Kabul, Mohibullah Mohammadi, and his secretary, officials said.

Nasarawa govt to partner Kuwait on oil exploration

Nasarawa State Government has sought the partnership of the State of Kuwait in its quest for oil exploration in Keana local government area of the state.

FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over 2022 Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new U.S. Department of Justice, DOJ, indictment.

Nigeria still world’s 31st in FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles retained their spot as the world’s 31st team in the World Football Ranking for the month of December.

Qatar delivers $30m in aid to Gaza Strip

A Qatari envoy has delivered 30 million dollars in aid to the Gaza Strip, Head of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction in the...

Qatar may not re-open embassy in Syria – Foreign minister

Qatar’s foreign minister said on Monday that he saw no need to re-open an embassy in Damascus, nor any encouraging signs for a normalisation...

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC

Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, the Gulf nation’s Energy Minister Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi announced on Monday. The decision to quit the...

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