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The office of the  United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development  (FCDO)  has promised to work with donor partners and the Nigerian government to restore peace in the Northeast. The representative of UK FCDO, Paul Nyulaku, indicated this on Friday at the Northeast conflict management and stabilisation (NECMS) programme held in Abuja. Speaking at the event, the FCDO representative said peacebuilding is crucial in regions devastated by insecurity. He also admitted that insurgency limits the growth...

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ABUJA —  The United States government has condemned the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter. The U.S Department of States in a statement issued by its spokesperson made this known on Thursday. The United States has likewise expressed concerns that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter. This the U.S noted is unduly restricting...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Chadian Transitional Leader that Nigeria will render assistance to the Republic of Chad to stabilize and return to constitutional order. President Buhari stated this on Friday at the State House when he received Lt. Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, the President, Transitional Military Council of Chad. “We are bound together by culture and geography, and we will help in all ways we can,” President Buhari told his visitor. “Nigerians...

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By John Campbell, Guest Columnist and Blogger   On April 27, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in a virtual meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, requested that the United States move the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa. The request marks a reversal of official Nigerian opposition—first made public twelve years ago—to AFRICOM plans to move to the continent. The shift likely reflects the conclusion that the security situation in West Africa and Nigeria is...

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The Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen says the Union will release $14. 5 million out of the €50 million promised to the Federal Government to assist in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. Karlsen, who addressed newsmen yesterday in Abuja, revealed that already €9 million grant had been released to boost the prevention and response to Coronavirus in Nigeria. “The EU is taking the lead in supporting partner...

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has admitted that Nigeria’s foreign policy should be reviewed to protect its national interest in the face of changing global community. The speaker stated while speaking at a conference in Abuja on Monday. “Technology has changed the way we conduct business and has created the opportunity for millions across the world. “It has also made us vulnerable because the technology platforms and tools that have become such...

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Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner described Nigeria’s expressed security situation as concerning especially as each of Nigeria’s geopolitical zones grapple with one form of conflict or the other She stated that the country is facing a lot of problems everywhere – “in the northeast, terrorism; in the northwest, banditry, kidnapping; in the middle belt, the farmers-herders conflict; in the south, the Niger Delta conflict everywhere.” As per NAN’s report, the high commissioner said this while...

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The first batch of 5,000 Nigerian refugees has been handed over to Borno State Governor, Prof.  Babagana Zulum by the Cameroonian Minister for Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji. The returnees were part of thousands of Nigerians, mostly from Borno, who since 2014, fled in batches to Minawao camp located in Mokolo, far north region of Cameroon following onslaught on their communities by Boko Haram insurgents. The repatriation was to implement the outcome of a tripartite...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders to check the activities of criminal elements in the country. The President gave the directive on Thursday at the virtual inauguration of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Technology Building in Abuja. Buhari instructed all security agencies to improve their performance in the protection of lives and property, with a mandate that the country’s Global Security Index...

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KABUL — The United States wants to accelerate the peace process in Afghanistan by focusing on diplomacy and garnering wider international support, the U.S. embassy in Kabul said on Thursday. U.S. envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, discussed various options to take the peace process forward with Afghan leaders, the embassy said in a statement as he concluded a three-day visit to Kabul. According to local media reports, Khalilzad has suggested an international conference on Afghanistan in which the...

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