Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "Geoffrey Onyeama"

    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, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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The federal government has withdrawn all diplomatic relations with Taiwan and ordered the closure of the Taiwanese office in Abuja.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, disclosed this at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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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, [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    FG to repatriate stolen £300m from Jersey

FG to repatriate stolen £300m from Jersey

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the federal government is in the process of repatriating stolen  £300 million pounds from Jersey.Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands located between England and France. It is an English-speaking territory with a mix of British and French cultures.Speaking at a news conference organised as part of activities to mark the one [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    US offers to help Nigeria end fuel scarcity

US offers to help Nigeria end fuel scarcity

Samantha Power, US ambassador to the United Nations (UN), on Thursday promised that the US Embassy in Nigeria would offer technical assistance to help Nigeria solve its lingering challenge of fuel scarcity.Power made the promise on Thursday in Abuja while fielding questions from reporters during her visit to Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.“Just last night when I was coming [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Naira falls sharply as FG says no yuan deal yet

Naira falls sharply as FG says no yuan deal yet

The naira took a downward swing on Thursday after federal government’s disclosure that there was “no yuan swap” deal signed by Nigeria and China.The naira, which traded between 315 and 317 on Wednesday, sunk sharply to a position between 320 and 322 on Thursday after the disclosure at the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday.Earlier, Nigeria was reported to have agreed a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    US to render $600m ‘assistance’ to Nigeria

US to render $600m ‘assistance’ to Nigeria

John Kerry, US secretary of states, says his country will invest at least $600 million in Nigeria in 2016.Speaking in Washington during the opening session of the US-Nigeria bi-national commission meeting, Kerry reiterated the commitment of his country to Nigeria's growth.He said his country had been encouraged by President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to an economy that is more diversified, and it will [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 16, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement