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Venezuela to strengthen bilateral ties with Nigeria on security, other sectors

By Lizzy Okoji Abuja, July 26, 2020 Ambassador of Venezuela to Nigeria David Valasquez Caraballo says his country is engaging in discussions on strengthening bilateral ties with Nigeria on security and other key sectors. Caraballo made this known in an interview with the News Agency of...

Nigeria, SSA economies to bounce back by 3.5% next year

Following months of lockdowns which have muted economic activity a Reuters poll taken in the past week suggested the region will contract 3.1% this year but bounce back to around 3.5% growth in 2021. Some countries have begun relaxing restrictions but virus cases are still...

COVID-19: Dont lose hope – ECOWAS Parliament Speaker tells citizens

By Ifeanyi Nwoko Abuja, July 21, 2020 In spite of the rise in CZoVID-19 infections and death rates within the sub-region and beyond, Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament Rt. Hon. Sidie Mohamed Tunis has urged community citizens not to lose hope. Tunis while declaring open the...

China will exempt some African countries from repaying certain loans

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will exempt some African countries from repaying zero-interest rate loans due at the end of 2020, state television reported on Wednesday, quoting President Xi Jingping’s speech at a summit. Under the framework of the China-Africa cooperation forum, China will further extend...

WTO endorse Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination for DG

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has accepted the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as one of the candidates for the office of the director-general of the organisation. “Nigeria, on 9 June 2020, nominated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current...

Africa countries unites, condemns Floyd’s Death in U.S. kicks against racism, white supremacy

By David Herbling , Ekow Dontoh , and Ruth Olurounbi Black people are distraught about killing, Ghana’s leader says America has criticized African nations over rights violations Protesters gather outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 2. Protesters gather outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, The...

African Continent, U.S.Square Up for Tussle Over African Bank Chief’s Controversial Acussations

The U.S. and Nigeria are facing off in a dispute over whether allegations against the head of the African Development Bank should be investigated a second time, exposing a fault-line between the West and the continent over the issue. The spat between the world’s biggest...

African Leaders call for global end to racism, condemn US Police Killing in Minneapolis

In highly unusual move, U.S. diplomats in Uganda and Kenya issue public pronouncements expressing distress over the death of George Floyd.

U.S, Steven Mnuchin demand probe of Akinwumi Adesina over whistleblower complaint

The United States Department of Treasury has called for an independent probe of allegations levelled against Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Bloomberg reports that Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, rejected the findings of an investigation by the AfDB ethics board which...

Nigeria needs foreign policy review to meet global expectations- Experts

Nigeria’s foreign policy like those in other places is expected to achieve great benefits for Nigeria and her citizen but this expectation, by the judgment of many informed Nigerians, is yet to be fully realised. Nigeria’s foreign policy inter alia has failed to work out...
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