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Pantami renounces past comments supporting Al Qaeda, Taliban, says he started preaching at 13

The minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has renounced some past comments he made on Al Qaeda and Taliban, saying his views...

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.

Why Pantami’s past matters, by Lukman Abdulrazak

It all began with a fake story. The Daily Independent newspaper broke the news, and then various online publications rushed to republish it. The...

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for tourists

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

Daily Independent retracts terror watchlist story, apologises to Pantami

The Daily Independent has retracted its story in which it said the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, is on the terror...

Terror watchlist: MURIC says allegations against Pantami, highly illogical

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has dismissed the reports accusing the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, of having ties with Boko Haram.

Insecurity: 6 Super Tucano aircraft to arrive Nigeria July – Presidency

Nigeria’s war against insurgency will receive a boost, following the Presidency’s reaffirmation that the six Super Tucano light attack aircraft ordered from the United States will arrive in the country in mid-July.

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.

Pantami not on FBI’s watchlist – Investigation

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali-Pantami, is not on the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation’s watchlist, findings by PRNigeria revealed.

COVID-19: U.S regulators call for suspension of Johnson & Johnson vaccines

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration have recommended that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine over six reported U.S. cases of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot.

Nuclear deal: Sanctions, sabotage will not help you, Iran tells U.S

U.S. officials should understand that neither sanctions nor acts of sabotage on Iran’s nuclear facility would work in their favour at the ongoing nuclear talks.

Pantami threatens legal action against DAILY INDEPENDENT over Boko Haram link story

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has written to the publishers of Daily Independent newspapers demanding public apology and retraction of...

I’ve been ‘fighting’ against Boko Haram for 15 years – Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has denied reports alleging that the United States had placed him on their ‘watch list’ over alleged ties with the Boko Haram founder, Late Mohammed Yusuf.

Philippines, U.S. resume major annual military exercise

Troops from the Philippines and United States on Monday kicked off a major annual bilateral training exercise that was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

USAID launches $3m food insecurity grant for Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, in Nigeria says it has launched a COVID-19 Food Security Challenge for three million dollars in grant and technical assistance to address food insecurity.

BREAKING: Emir of Lere is dead

The Emir of Lere in Kaduna State, Garba Muhammad, has died at the age of 77. A family source confirmed the death to DAILY NIGERIAN,...

COVAX delivers COVID-19 vaccines to over 100 countries

More than one hundred economies have received life-saving COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the global mechanism for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19: India’s Maharashtra state struggles with new wave

Several regions in India’s Maharashtra state are witnessing a shortfall of Intensive Care Unit, ICU, beds and oxygen cylinders for Coronavirus, COVID-19, patients.

Iran set to comply with nuclear deal if U.S. lifts sanctions – Rouhani

Iran says it is ready to resume compliance with obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA, if all U.S. sanctions against it are lifted.

NCDC confirms bird flu outbreak in 7 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, have confirmed that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported human cases of the Avian Influenza H5N1 also known as the ‘Bird flu’.

North Korea accuses UN of ‘double standards’ over missile launches

North Korea said on Monday that the UN Security Council’s position, UNSC, on missile launches by Pyongyang amounted to double standards that violated the country’s sovereignty and right to self-defence.

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...

Navalny’s condition stable, says Russian prison authority

Russian authorities on Thursday said jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in good health, after reports by his staff that his condition was deteriorating in a prison camp.

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