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Ministers, Aregbesola, Dada, to address Nigerians in Diaspora, Saturday, May 8, 2021; Passport processing tops list of issues

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, will on Saturday, May 8, 2021, address Nigerians in the Diaspora on critical issues that have been agitating their minds. While Ogbeni Aregbesola, a former two-term Governor of Osun State, will …

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Imo journalists nominate Zulum for NUJ’s “Distinguished Leadership Award”

Journalists working in Imo state, have through the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, nominated Borno State Governor,  Professor Babagana Zulum, for the union’s “Distinguished Leadership Award” in recognition of his selfless and people-driven leadership. The NUJ presented the nomination letter to Zulum’s senior special assistant on Media, Babasheikh Haruna and …

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Amb. Okoyen jets off to Cuba; Mohammed-Bande, Egopija, Ella, others on hand to bid him bye

Nigeria’s new Ambassador to Cuba, with concurrent accreditation to Bahamas, Honduras and Nicaragua, Ambassador Ben Okoyen has departed the United States of America (US) for Havana, capital of Cuba. Ambassador Okoyen, till his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari and confirmation by the Senate, had been the Consul General of Nigeria …

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Nigerian Consulate in New York, USA honors Okediji, Aluya, Bello, Umesiri, NABTV, GPNews, others as Okoyen receives more accolades 

The Nigerian Consulate in New York, United States of America (USA) honored some compatriots and organizations,  Saturday, April 24, 2021 for outstanding contributions to the well being of nationals in the U.S. at an event which saw more accolades being heaped on the immediate past Consul General, Ambassador Ben Okoyen. …

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Osun, Oyo, Ekiti govs honour Yinka Odumakin at funeral; Ooni of Ife eulogises, names street after him

By Dorcas Elusogbon/Joshua Oladipo Moro (Osun) April 24, 2021 The governors of Osun, Oyo and Ekiti states, Gboyega Oyetola, Seyi Makinde and Kayode Fayemi respectively, on Saturday said that the legacies left behind by the late Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, would forever be remembered and cherished. They made the remarks …

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Nigerians in Diaspora are fantastic, industrious, trail blazers, sought after, but…. – Ambassador Ben Okoyen

Outgoing Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Ambassador Benaoyagha Okoyen, granted an interview to Global Patriot Newspapers, GPNEWS (online) on his experiences in the United States of America (US) and his plans for his new duty post. Ambassador Okoyen is resuming soon as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cuba with concurrent …

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Angolan journalist Jorge Manuel arrested, detained for 5 days while reporting on evictions

New York, April 15, 2021 Angolan authorities must refrain from arresting members of the press covering public events, and should return all equipment confiscated from journalist Jorge Manuel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On April 7, police officers arrested Manuel, a reporter for the Radio Despertar broadcaster, while …

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TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008  – Chairman

  By Yakubu Uba Maiduguri,  April 14, 2021 Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008. The Chairman,  Board of Trustees of TETFund, Alhaji  Kashim …

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Ex-NTA DG calls for scientists, media collaboration; Govt hasn’t given media needed support – Online Publishers’ President, Oladipo

By Kemi Akintokun Lagos, April 13, 2021 Prof. Tony Iredia, a former Director-General, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), has called for more collaboration between the media and scientists. Iredia made the call on Tuesday at the ongoing virtual conference marking the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPHARM) and Nigerian Guild of Editors …

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated appoints Akin Dada as Group Executive, Corporate & Investment Banking

LOME, Togo, April 12, 2021 Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), is pleased to announce the appointment of Akin Dada as Group Executive, Corporate and Investment Bank. He joined Ecobank in 2017 as the Executive Director for Corporate Banking in Nigeria, and prior to his new appointment …

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 Buhari salutes Dangote on birthday, commends his exemplary efforts during pandemic  

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of congratulations to Alhaji  Aliko Dangote on adding a year to his age, describing him as a key partner and a “Corona Warrior” who continues to show consistent faith and belief in Nigeria. In a statement commemorating the birthday of Africa’s leading philanthropist and …

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