Sunday, January 24, 2021

Foreign

PMB holds bilateral talks with President Talon

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Beninese leader, who arrived the fore court...

Donald Trump meets Queen at start of UK state visit

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are meeting the Queen on the first day of their state visit to the UK. The pair are at Buckingham...

Canadian government warns visa story is fake news

The Canadian High Commission in Nigeria has warned that a story claiming that Canada wants one million Nigerian immigrants is fake news. The story has been spreading over the...

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange arrested

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over...

Girls who ‘defaced Burundi’s president’s photo freed’

Burundi has released three schoolgirls who were detained for allegedly scribbling on President Pierre Nkurunziza's picture in textbooks, Justice Minister Aimée Laurentine Kanyana has said. The detention of the...

PMB approves donation of 293m to Guinea Bissau

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the donation of 500,000 dollars, two light trucks, 5 Hilux vans, 10 motorcycles and 350 units of electoral kits to support the election process of Guinea Bissau.

How Libya’s Haftar blindsided world powers with advance on Tripoli

Western diplomats sat down for three hours with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in his eastern stronghold last month to try to dissuade him from launching an offensive against the internationally recognized government...

Millions pledged to rebuild Notre-Dame

Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help rebuild Notre-Dame after a devastating fire partially destroyed the French cathedral. The fire, declared fully extinguished some 15 hours...

Boeing 737 skids off runway into Florida river

A passenger plane slid off a runway in the US state of Florida on Friday night, ending up in a river after landing during a thunderstorm. Twenty-one people were...

Snakes force Liberian President George Weah out of office

Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah's office, forcing him to work from his private residence. Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two...