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Consul General in New York, Amb. Okoyen, urges support for Federal Credit Union; Calls for patriotism, participation in nation-building

  Nigeria’s Consul General in New York, United States of America, Ambassador Ben Okoyen, has called on Nigerians living in America to support the proposed Nigerian Federal Credit Union (NFCU) being put together to serve the community. Ambassador Okoyen, who was the Keynote Speaker at the Flag Raising Ceremony organised …

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We’ll protect Nigerians everywhere, Buhari assures in Russia; Meets AfREXIM Bank team, Guinea President; Departs Sochi for Abuja 

  “The life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters,’’ President Muhammadu Buhari said in Sochi, Russia on Thursday, promising to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not minding the distance. “Our government will protect Nigerians at home, and abroad,’’ the President told a …

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NNPC signs MoU with Russian oil company, Lukeoil

Nigeria and Russia Thursday in Sochi, Russia, signed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will enable both countries’ oil giants, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Russia’s Lukeoil to elevate commercial relationship to a government-to-government backed partnership. With the signing of the MoU, NNPC and Lukeoil will work together …

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CPJ expresses concern over Nigerian court’s decision to grant anonymity to witnesses testifying against journalist Agba Jalingo

New York, October 24, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, has expressed concern over a Nigerian court’s decision to grant anonymity to witnesses set to testify against journalist Agba Jalingo and deny the public access to the courtroom during the trial. A federal high court in Nigeria’s southern …

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Sochi 2019: Afreximbank says Russia-Africa trade volume hits N20bn in 3 years

Lagos, Oct. 24, 2019 The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says trade between Africa and Russia has doubled to about $20 billion as against $10 billion in the past three years. A statement on Thursday by Mr Obi Emekekwue, Afreximbank’s Director and Global Head of Communications and Events Management, quoted the …

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Lekki Seaport: Chinese investor injects $629 million to complete project    …Sanwo-Olu witnesses agreement signing, says development a major milestone

In 30 months, Nigeria’s first deep seaport will be delivered in Lekki – a coastal community in the nation’s commercial nerve-centre – Lagos State. On Wednesday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu witnessed the signing of four agreements with China Development Bank (CDB), including $629 million financing facility, to accelerate the completion of …

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Burundi police arrest Iwacu journalists covering unrest

Nairobi, October 23, 2019— Authorities in Burundi should immediately release four journalists and a media worker from the privately-owned news outlet Iwacu, whom police detained in the western Bubanza province yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, has said. The news team—broadcast reporter Christine Kamikazi, politics writer Agnès Ndirubusa, English service …

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Russia-Africa Summit: President Buhari, Putin agree to strengthen Nigeria-Russia relations  

President Muhammadu Buhari and Russian President, Vladimir Putin Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, agreed to put Nigeria-Russia relations on a fast track, and pursue the completion of partially completed and abandoned projects initiated by both countries. At a bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of ongoing Russia-Africa Summit, the two leaders …

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Chefs, Nestlé Nigeria educate children, teachers on working of healthy food

Children learning from Chefs at an event to organised by the Association  of  Professional  Chefs  Nigeria  and Nestlé Nigeria  Plc to mark  the 2019 International Chefs Day at Sagamu, Ogun State.   By Vivian Ihechu Lagos, Oct. 22, 2019 The Association of Professional Chefs Nigeria and Nestlé Nigeria Plc on Tuesday …

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