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Nigeria’s TETFund partner US Morgan state university to admit 50 Ph.D. students Annually

Nigeria’s TETFund has signed new agreement withUS Based Morgan state university to grant 50 Ph.D. students Annually, Naija247news has learned. MSU’s Board of Regents Approves Five-Year Agreement, Bolstering University’s Potential Ph.D. Output and Leadership Among HBCUs in Producing Graduates With Doctoral Degrees President David...

Trump, Buhari meeting: A chance to reset U.S Africa’s Diplomacy

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next week. His visit comes less than four months since Trump made the comment about “shithole” countries in Africa. Trump’s comments were followed by a swift denial and a lukewarm attempt to...

Nigeria, U.S agree on $496mln counter insurgency aircraft trade deal after Trump, Buhari phone chat

Vows to send ventilators to Nigeria to help stop coronavirus spread President Donald Trump called President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday and promised to help Nigeria fight the deadly coronavirus. He promised to send ventilators. “President Muhammadu Buhari had a phone conversation with the US President Donald Trump...

Africa’s Debt relief plea, China’s historical opportunity

G20 likely to endorse debt moratorium this week-sources African nations pushing for broad debt relief China now Africa’s largest bilateral creditor Beijing finds itself in an unfamiliar role (Adds comment from Chinese foreign ministry) By Joe Bavier, Cheng Leng and Andrea Shalal JOHANNESBURG/BEIJING/WASHINGTON, April 13 - S upport...

African ambassadors complain to China over ‘discrimination’ in Guangzhou

JOHANNESBURG, April 11 (Reuters) - African ambassadors in China have written to the country’s foreign minister over what they call discrimination against Africans as the country seeks to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus. Several African countries have separately also demanded that China address their...

Africa Needs Debt Relief to Fight COVID-19

NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA , BRAHIMA COULIBALY Combating COVID-19 is more challenging in Africa than in other parts of the world. But a two-year moratorium on all external-debt repayments would at least give governments there the fiscal space they need to respond to the pandemic.

COVID-19: Nigeria advise Western countries, no need for global panic

Nigeria Government has again assured the world that there was no need to panic over the confirmation of the 2019 novel coronavirus(COVID-19) in the country, adding that there was no blanket ban on nationals from high risk countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) on...

Trump’s visa ban on Nigeria seen as possible blessing in disguise

by Patrick Egwu On Jan. 31, the Trump administration announced it would expand a visa ban on six countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. The new rule, which started on Feb 21, says citizens of these countries would be blocked from obtaining...

Nigeria’s passport value weakens, slumps to 95th position in global ranking

The drop in rankings also means Nigerian passport holders can visit two countries fewer now than they could in 2010 without first obtaining a visa. Nigeria might be Africa’s largest economy but it is increasingly home to one of the continent’s weakest passports. Over the...

Despite US Travel Ban, Trump’s Popularity in Nigeria swells

Despite President Donald Trump’s ban on Nigerian immigration to the United States, he apparently remains popular among Nigerias. The Washington Post headline was “Trump Trashes Nigeria and Bans Its Immigrants. Nigerians Love Him for It.” The article, by Nigerian writer and journalist Adaobi Tricia...
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