Friday, August 2, 2019

Tag "Geoffrey Onyeama"

    Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, says the administration of Donald Trump has a high regard for Nigerians.Tope Elias-Fatile, foreign ministry’s spokesperson, quoted the US ambassador as making the statement when he was represented by David Young, the embassy’s charge d’affairs, in an audience with Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.The minister on Monday summoned the US ambassador to clarify [...]

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    Onyeama: We didn’t know US was monitoring Jonathan’s men

Onyeama: We didn’t know US was monitoring Jonathan’s men

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the government did not know that the US was listening to the telephone conversations of members of the Jonathan administration on some “suspicious” investments made in the country.In July, an indicting telephone conversation between Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister petroleum resources, and her associates – Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore – was leaked.Alison-Madueke was [...]

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    You’ll make more money in Nigeria than anywhere else, Onyeama tells US investors

You’ll make more money in Nigeria than anywhere else, Onyeama tells US investors

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says investors from the United States will get a higher return on investment from Nigeria than any other place in the world.NAN reports that the minister made this statement while speaking at the Nigeria-US Business and Investment Forum in New York alongside Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of trade, industry and investment.He said: "What we are [...]

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    Onyeama: Nigerians fleeing from Bakassi drowned, not killed

Onyeama: Nigerians fleeing from Bakassi drowned, not killed

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, on Wednesday, said some Nigerians "reportedly drowned" in Bakassi while fleeing from Cameroonian soldiers over the fear of "forceful" compulsion to pay owed tax.He said the community leaders confirmed the drowning but had no "proof" of the "assertions", adding that there was no evidence of 97 Nigerians being killed by Cameroonian gendarmes.Onyeama made the clarification [...]

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    APC can learn from its defeat in Osun, says Onyeama

APC can learn from its defeat in Osun, says Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) can learn from its defeat in the Osun by-election which took place on Saturday.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a total of 97,480 votes to defeat Mudashiru Hussain of the APC who had 66,116 votes.Ademola is the younger brother of the late Isiaka Adeleke, senator [...]

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    Germany donates €10m to end polio in Nigeria

Germany donates €10m to end polio in Nigeria

The German government, through German Development Bank, KfW, says it has signed a grant of 10 million euros to support polio eradication in Nigeria.KfW says seven million euros will be made available through the World Health Organisation (WHO), while the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEFthe other three million euros would be made available."The grant we signed today will go a [...]

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    FG approves closure of five foreign missions

FG approves closure of five foreign missions

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the federal government has approved the closure of five foreign missions.Onyeama, who did not mention the embassies or missions, told journalists in Abuja that the process for closure was underway and was also subject to the approval of the president.Nigeria currently has 119 foreign missions.“We do not want to indicate the embassies that [...]

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    Tiny minority of Nigerians in S’Africa affected by xenophobia, says Onyeama

Tiny minority of Nigerians in S’Africa affected by xenophobia, says Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyema, foreign affairs minister, has said that only a "tiny minority" of Nigerians living in South Africa are affected by xenophobic attacks.Speaking on Saturday during an interview on Arise TV, the minister said most Nigerians in South Africa were living in peace and doing well."The South African government condemned everything that’s gone on and they felt very bad about [...]

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    Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, and Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, are in South Africa to hold talks with President Jacob Zuma over the attacks on Nigerians in the country.Clement Aduku, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, disclosed this in a statement, saying the ministers would also meet top officials of the South African government in bid to find [...]

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    Boko Haram crisis ‘hasn’t attracted enough funds’ – UK to contribute more money

Boko Haram crisis ‘hasn’t attracted enough funds’ – UK to contribute more money

The United Nations (UN) says Boko Haram crisis has struggled to attract donor funds, but that the UK will assist with more funds.According to Bloomberg, Matthew Rycroft, president of the UN Security Council, who made the promise, did not specify how much.Rycroft reportedly said since the sect launched its campaign of violence, the north-east region has suffered damages estimated at [...]

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    Onyeama: Non-repatriation of stolen funds affecting anti-corruption drive

Onyeama: Non-repatriation of stolen funds affecting anti-corruption drive

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, has reiterated Nigeria’s concern over the non-repatriation of its stolen funds stashed in foreign banks.In a statement issued by Sarah Sanda, media aide of the minister, on Friday,  Onyeama raised concern at the high level segment of the 34th Human Rights Council held in Geneva, Switzerland.“The non-restitution of the funds back to Nigeria is affecting [...]

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    Foreign ministry: Nigeria NOT leaving ICC

Foreign ministry: Nigeria NOT leaving ICC

Nigeria will remain with the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite the recent pull out of some African nations, the ministry of foreign affairs has said.Clement Aduku, spokesperson of the ministry, made the federal government's position known on Wednesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.Aduku said Nigeria’s stand on the issue as explained by the foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, [...]

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    Nigeria severs diplomatic relations with Taiwan, shuts its Abuja office

Nigeria severs diplomatic relations with Taiwan, shuts its Abuja office

The federal government has withdrawn all diplomatic relations with Taiwan and ordered the closure of the Taiwanese office in Abuja.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, disclosed this at news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the government had decided to pledge support for ‘One China’.“Taiwan will stop enjoying any privileges because it is not a country that is recognised under international [...]

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    Nigeria will do everything possible to make Jammeh hand over, says Onyema

Nigeria will do everything possible to make Jammeh hand over, says Onyema

Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, says Nigeria will do everything possible to bring about a peaceful resolution of Gambia's political crisis.Expressing optimism that President Yahya Jammeh would listen to the voice of his people, Onyeama told NAN about the efforts being made to resolve the political impasse in the West African country.The Gambian leader had accused ECOWAS of declaring war against [...]

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    FG summons Turkish ambassador over detention of Nigerian students

FG summons Turkish ambassador over detention of Nigerian students

The federal government has summoned Hakan Cakil, Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, over the detention of Nigerian students studying in the country.Last week, the Turkish government allegedly ordered the arrest of 50 Nigerians. While some have been deported, others are being kept behind bars.On Thursday, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, said the government had asked its Turkish counterpart to free [...]

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    Buhari leads Nigeria’s delegation to UN General Assembly

Buhari leads Nigeria’s delegation to UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will lead Nigeria’s delegates to the 71st  UN  General Assembly (UNGA) scheduled to begin at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.Godwin Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Friday.He said the president would be discussing series of issues which had direct impact on Nigeria.Onyeama said the president would, [...]

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