Wednesday, April 21, 2021


United Arab Emirates

Pantami: I preach Islam, not my personal opinions

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has said that none of his Islamic preachings were anchored on his personal opinions but a verdict from the teachings of Islam.

WTO ranks Nigeria as Africa’s number 1 importer of commercial services

The World Trade Organisation, WTO, on Friday ranked Nigeria as the number one importer of commercial services in Africa for the year 2020.

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for tourists

Greece plans to lift its one-week quarantine requirement for tourists from European Union countries from Monday.

Book, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, for unveiling Thursday, prominent Nigerians invited

Prominent Nigerians are expected to gather at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, April 8 to unveil Aisha Muhammadu Buhari’s book, “Aisha Buhari: Being...

Apple expands repair provider program to 200 countries

Tech giant, Apple Inc., AAPL, is expanding its ‘Independent Repair Provider’, IRP, programme to more than 200 countries.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

Ex-CJN Onnoghen opens up on relationship with Atiku, 2019 elections

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has opened up on the 2019 general elections and the events that led to his sack by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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.

UAE extends ban on flights from Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has announced the extension of its ban on international flights from Nigerian till March 20, 2021.

Nigeria remains largest economy in Africa – UAE

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, on Wednesday, said Nigeria remained the largest economy in Africa.

3 names disappear from U.S. Intel Report on Khashoggi after initial release – Reports

The U.S. intelligence community has replaced its long-awaited report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with another version that no longer includes the names of three men initially considered as complicit.

China joins Thailand, UAE on digital currency research project

Central banks of China, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates as well as Hong Kong Monetary Authority have launched the Multiple Central Bank Digital Currency Bridge, m-CBDC Bridge, project.

COVID-19: Gaza Strip’s vaccination campaign begins using Russia’s Sputnik V

The Gaza Strip’s vaccination campaign against COVID-19 began Monday using Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, the Hamas-run Health ministry said in a statement.

Chinese spacecraft due to enter Mars orbit

More than half a year after its launch, the Chinese probe Tianwen-1 is set to enter orbit around Mars on Wednesday.

COVID-19: Britain imposes 10-day quarantine for arrivals from over 30 countries

Britain has made it mandatory for UK residents and nationals arriving from more than 30 countries to enter 10 days supervised quarantine in hotels, beginning from Feb.15.

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia limits social gatherings, closes restaurants

Saudi Arabia is closing restaurants and entertainment venues, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, in a bid to limit social gatherings amid a rising coronavirus infection rates.

COVID-19: Saudi bars entry from 20 countries

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday suspended entry from 20 countries, ranging from some neighbouring states to the United States, in a bid to curb a jump in coronavirus infections.

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.

Second wave: Nurse calls for improved COVID-19 education

A registered nurse, Edith Declan, has appealed to both the Federal and state governments to improve on educating the public on measures to curtail COVID-19 transmission and thus  strengthen Nigeria in fighting the second wave.

COVID-19: Nigeria expecting vaccine deliveries January 2021 ― Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that Nigeria is expecting the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the country by January 2020, things being equal. 

Emerging technology top on Nigerian govt’s economic agenda – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says exploiting emerging technology remains top on the Federal Governments’ agenda for developing a digital economy.

GITEX 2020: Nigerian start-ups to attract $50m investments, says Pantami

The Federal Government on Sunday, says about 50 million dollars foreign investments is already being attracted into the economy for the support of various start-ups in the country through its digital economy and innovations policy.

UAE celebrates relations with Nigeria as it marks 49th Anniversary

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, on Wednesday celebrated the growing cooperation with Nigeria as it marked the country’s 49th anniversary in Abuja.

Inauguration of Soyuz rocket postponed for second time

The launch of a Soyuz rocket launcher into space with an Earth observation satellite belonging to the United Arab Emirates, UAE, was postponed on Tuesday, for the second time.

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