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    ICYMI: Germany to repatriate 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants

ICYMI: Germany to repatriate 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants

Germany has proposed a new process that will facilitate the smooth repatriation of over 30,000 illegal Nigerian migrants back to the country.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, said this when he received Jan Hecker, security adviser to the president of Germany, in Abuja.The new proposal, according to Onyeama, is predicated on perceived failures and slow pace of the current system of repatriation.This, [...]

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    Commonwealth helped Nigeria recover $3bn in one year, says Scotland

Commonwealth helped Nigeria recover $3bn in one year, says Scotland

Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth secretary-general, says the Commonwealth has assisted Nigeria to recover about $3 billion within one year.Scotland said this on Tuesday in Abuja when she visited Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs. She did not give specifics on when the money was recovered, from whom and how.She said the amount could not be compared to what the nation [...]

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    FG queries ambassador for ‘attending’ inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

FG queries ambassador for ‘attending’ inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

The federal government has queried the Nigerian ambassador for reportedly attending the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.A presidency official confirmed this to state house correspondents on Tuesday.The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had drawn criticism from Europe and Washington’s main Arab allies.The relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem [...]

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    Two Nigerians killed in South Africa — 118 in two years

Two Nigerians killed in South Africa — 118 in two years

The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to rise, with two South Africa-based  Nigerians being the latest victims.This brings the number of Nigerians killed in the former apartheid enclave since February 2016 to 118.Up to 800,000 Nigerians, mostly young people, reside in South Africa, according to unofficial estimates.Habib Miller, publicity secretary of the Nigeria Union [...]

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    US first lady Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

US first lady Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

Melania Trump, US first lady, has undergone a successful kidney surgery, the White House said in a statement.According to the White House, the surgery took place on Monday.Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, said in the statement that Trump would remain hospitalised through the week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, in Maryland.The statement said the 48-year-old Melania [...]

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    41 Palestinians killed as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

41 Palestinians killed as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

At least 41 Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces as thousands protested against the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.More than 1,000 people were wounded, the Gaza health ministry said, as Israel deployed two extra brigades to join at least 100 snipers and other troops along the frontier with the strip.Protesters burnt tyres, sending huge plumes of black [...]

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    FG reacts to killing of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

FG reacts to killing of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

The federal government on Friday condemned the alleged assassination of Habibu Almu, a Nigerian immigration attaché I, in the Nigerian mission in Khartoum, Sudan.According to a statement from Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, the federal government described the killing as “unfortunate”.“The ministry of foreign affairs has received an official report from our Mission in Khartoum, Sudan on [...]

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    These US lawmakers can’t afford decent accommodation but their Nigerian counterparts live in mansions

These US lawmakers can’t afford decent accommodation but their Nigerian counterparts live in mansions

If we go to the point where you have to rent or have a house in Washington DC, then only millionaires would be members of Congress. I don’t think that was the intent of our founding fathers.Those were the words of Dan Donovan (pictured), a US congressman who passes the night in his office because he can't afford accommodation in [...]

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    Gambia sells Jameh’s planes to pay off debt

Gambia sells Jameh’s planes to pay off debt

Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former President Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce debt contracted during the former leader’s decades-long rule.Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, fled Gambia early last year as West African neighbours were poised for military intervention to topple him after he refused to step down [...]

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    Nigerian diplomat found dead at home in Sudan (updated)

Nigerian diplomat found dead at home in Sudan (updated)

A Nigerian diplomat was found dead on Thursday at his home in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, NAN reports.Two security sources were said to have confirmed the death and indicated that an investigation was ongoing.According to the ministry of foreign affairs, Habibu Almu, an immigration attache, is the victim."The ministry has received the sad news of the untimely death of the immigration [...]

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