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UPDATED: Trump issuing travel ban on Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar – visitor or non-immigrant visas not affected

President Donald Trump is issuing a travel ban on citizens of Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan won't be allowed to apply...

Is President Buhari mismanaging Nigeria? – Perspectives by Abiodun Komolafe

It bears repeating that Nigeria’s continued existence will be at risk if the rich and the wealthy are not receptive to the clear warning of anger and poverty-induced disillusionments in the land.  First, Aisha Buhari’s warning...

Who is afraid of Sowore? – Perspectives by Tony Ademiluyi

omrade Omoyele Sowore means a lot of things to different people. Some see him as a hero who has been committed to a better society and has been consistent about his cause since the 1980’s. Others view him as a mere rabble rouser who is a constant attention seeker that loves to make a mountain out of a molehill.

Imo governorship election: Is Nigeria Supreme Court partisan? – Perspectives by Walter Duru

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in one of the most controversial judgments in Nigerian history, sacked the Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and declared the candidate of the...

Africa: Migration trends to watch in 2020 – Perspectives by Tola Emmanuel 

Migration is one of the most complex aspects of the 21st-century development agenda. With dominant nexus with politics, economics, health and social wellbeing, migration has been at the forefront of global development narratives and will, perhaps,...

Nigerian baker Abdurazak Adamu arraigned for defrauding federal government

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, arraigned a Sokoto-based baker, Abdurazak Adamu, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the State High Court 7, Sokoto State.

Nigeria senate to invite police IG over rising insecurity

President of the the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has said the Ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating...

Trump announces Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, saying that the package offers Israel a guarantee of security and Palestinians a path to an autonomous state. "It's been a long...

Amnesty outraged over provisional release of Mali junta leader General Amadou Haya Sanogo

Amnesty International is outraged by a Malian court’s decision to grant bail to a former junta leader General Amadou Haya Sanogo who is awaiting trial over the abduction and murder of 21 Malian paratroopers in 2012.

Nigeria: Atiku reacts to Plateau and Taraba killings

Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of Nigeria, said killings in Plateau and Taraba states are undermining the sacrifices made over the years. He said: "Reports of...
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The President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina released a statement on Wednesday, saying he was innocent of the "trumped up...

Over 300 migrants stranded in Mediterranean sea amid COVID-19 lockdowns

Thousands of irregular migrants are facing severe humanitarian conditions, due to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, said the Migrant...

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