Buhari raises alarm on danger of escalation of war in Ukraine

President Muhammadu Buhari says the danger of escalation of the war in Ukraine further justifies Nigeria’s resolute calls for a nuclear-free world and a universal Arms Trade Treaty. The Nigerian leader, who stated this while addressing world leaders at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), in New York, United States, said the call had become necessary to prevent global human disasters. He, therefore, demanded that world leaders must find quick means to reach consensus on the nuclear non-proliferation Treaty with related commitments by nuclear weapon states. In a speech…

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Buhari to address 77th UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja on Sunday to attend the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA77). He will address the UNGA on Sept. 21, his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina stated in Abuja on Saturday. “Aside his National Statement, the president will also participate in high level meetings and side events including the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF),’’ he stated. The forum is convened by Nigeria in partnership with the Business Council for International Understanding. Adesina added that the president would also participate in the…

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Man who predicted Queen Elizabeth’s death issues King Charles III warning

A man, Logan Smith, who predicted the date of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, has also given a warning over the new King Charles III. Smith, with the Twitter name: @logan_smith526, had initially posted in July 2022 that Britain’s longest-serving monarch would die on September 8, 2022. The specific date, to the bewilderment of the UK and the world, came to pass when the Queen died last Thursday. Recall that the Queen died in her Balmoral Castle, Scotland in the company of royal family members, including King Charles and Princess Anne.…

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US kills al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

The United States (US) has confirmed the killing of al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone attack in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. Al-Zawahiri, who had a $25m US reward on his head, is regarded as one of the masterminds behind the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States. He had taken over the armed group after the US killing of the then al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011. Biden approved the high-precision attack by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which took place on July 31, while he was recovering…

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British PM aspirant, Kemi Badenoch, knocks Nigerian politicians

British Prime Minister aspirant, Kemi Badenoch, has knocked Nigerian politicians, as she announced her bid for the top office. Her comments have been garnering reactions on Twitter yesterday. Badenoch is of Nigerian descent. She said, “I’m ambitious for our party and our country. I chose to become a conservative MP to serve, and I chose this country because here, I can be free and I can be everything that I wanted to be. “I grew up in Nigeria and I saw first-hand when politicians are in it for themselves. When…

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Insecurity steadily destroying Nigeria’s image globally

..As Turkey delists Nigerians from e-Visa Nigerian experts in international relations are worried about the deteriorating security situation in the country and the seeming inability of the federal government to tackle the menace. Nigeria is ravaged by incessant terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram and their allies, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP), coupled with banditry which has morphed into a criminal franchise of kidnapping for ransom. The global community is already apprehensive about the spike in terrorist activities following last Tuesday’s attack carried out by ISWAP on Kuje…

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Boris Johnson stands down as Party leader after mass Tory revolt

…Says ‘No one is remotely indispensable’ Boris Johnson has announced he will stand down as Conservative leader, clearing the way for his departure as Britain’s prime minister once a successor is selected. The British Prime Minister stepped down today after a fatal onslaught of resignations in protest over his leadership. New Education Secretary, Michelle Donelan, became the fifth Cabinet minister to tender their resignation after accepting the role on Tuesday night, with Johnson’s new Chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, also publicly urged him to “do the right thing and go now”. The…

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Boris Johnson set to quit today after mass Tory revolt

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is set to step down today after a fatal onslaught of resignations in protest over his leadership. New Education Secretary, Michelle Donelan, became the fifth Cabinet minister to tender their resignation after accepting the role on Tuesday night, with Johnson’s new Chancellor, Nadhim Zahawi, also publicly urged him to “do the right thing and go now”. The string of resignations continued on Thursday morning, as David TC Davies, the parliamentary Under-Secretary for Wales, claimed publicly to have effectively turned down the department’s Cabinet role…

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Just In! OPEC Secretary-General, Muhammad Barkindo, is dead

The outgoing Secretary-General of OPEC, Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead. Barkindo, who was received by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, and later gave a speech at the ongoing Nigeria Oil and Gas conference (NOG), died at about 11 pm on Tuesday night. The Group Managing Director of NNPC Ltd., Mele Kyari, confirmed the death in a tweet on Wednesday morning. “We lost our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11 pm yesterday, July 5, 2022. Certainly a great loss to his immediate family, the NNPC, our country…

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EU to provide $1.4bn for Nigeria’s waste-to-energy, fish projects

The European Union, (EU), and development finance institutions will provide Nigeria with €1.3 billion, the equivalent of $1.4 billion, in funds aimed at reducing its dependence on oil. The funds for agriculture, climate and digital projects will help Africa’s largest oil producer, “achieve a low carbon, resource-efficient and climate-resilient development, creating jobs for youth and economic growth.” The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Samuela Isopi, disclosed this at the 8th EU-Nigeria Business conference, which was held in Lagos at the weekend. Nigeria…

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