International

The outbreak of coronavirus in China has adversely affected trade with Nigeria.

Recent data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that the value of Nigeria’s total trade stood at N9.19 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, being exports worth N5.29 trillion and imports worth N3.89 trillion. However, the recent coronavirus outbreak in China, a country which is Nigeria’s number one trading partner in the […]

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The eighth case of coronavirus confirmed in the US is a student at University of Massachusetts Boston

The eighth case of coronavirus confirmed in the US is a student at University of Massachusetts Boston, public health officials in Massachusetts said during a call with reporters today. The man had recently returned from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The case poses no increased risk to other students on the university’s […]

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Federal Government reacts to US travel ban on Nigeria

The Presidency has reacted to the United States suspension of the issuance of immigrant visas to Nigerians. The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in a statement Saturday, said President Muhammadu Buhari had established a committee, to be Chaired by the Hon. Minister of Interior, to study and address the updated U.S. requirements. Adesina said the committee […]

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Travel Ban: Trump restricts immigration from Nigeria and five other countries

President Trump adds Africa’s biggest country, Nigeria, as well as Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania, to his restricted travel list. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday added six countries to the nations facing stringent travel restrictions, virtually blocking immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and from Myanmar, where refugees are fleeing genocide. […]

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Dasuki released by DSS

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has regained his freedom after spending more than four years in detention. Dasuki was released by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday in Abuja, following the directive of the Federal Government. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar […]

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