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Tens of stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon arrive Abuja

Agency Report Another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls evacuated from Lebanon by the Federal Government and the Lebanese government, as well as its community in Nigeria arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday, according to News Agency of Nigeria. Receiving them, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Read more

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Nigeria calls for immediate restoration of democratic order in Mali

Agency Report The Nigerian government has called for the immediate and unconditional restoration of constitutional order in Mali following the coup that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the call on behalf of the Nigerian government via his verified Twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama on Wednesday. Mr Onyeama said Nigeria also welcomed Read more

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US Secretary of State Pompeo optimistic Nigeria visa ban will be lifted

The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said he sought more information on President Donald Trump’s latest immigration Read more

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Smuggling: Nigeria, Benin, Niger begin joint border patrol operation

A joint border patrol team consisting of security operatives from Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic set up to monitor compliance with conditions given by the Federal Government to curb smuggling has commenced operations in Seme (Benin) and the borders with Niger Republic. The team, which began operations about three weeks ago, had personnel drawn from Read more

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Xenophobia: FG summons SA High Commissioner over attacks on Nigerians

Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has summoned Bobby Moroe, the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, over protracted xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in residing in South Africa. The envoy was expected to meet with the minister by 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. Report states a senior MFA official,  Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed the development in a Read more

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#Shithole: Trump has very high regard for Nigerians – US envoy

Stuart Symington, the US ambassador to Nigeria, says the administration of Donald Trump has a high regard for Nigerians. Tope Elias-Fatile, foreign ministry’s spokesperson, quoted the US ambassador as making the statement when he was represented by David Young, the embassy’s charge d’affairs, in an audience with Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs. The minister Read more

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Nigeria says ECOWAS studying ramifications of Morocco membership

Nigeria says ECOWAS studying ramifications of Morocco membership     The Economic Community of West African States is studying the implications of admitting Morocco following its request last month to join the organisation, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said. Morocco’s request was accepted “in principle” by leaders of the group known as Ecowas at Read more