READ FG’S REACTION TO THE REPORT THAT NIGERIANS WERE GIVEN TILL JUNE 16 TO LEAVE SOUTH AFRICA

Nigerian government on Thursday said reports of a quit notice given to Nigerians leaving in South Africa to depart the country by June 16, 2017 or face dire consequences were totally false. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Sola Enikanolaye, said the ministry was unaware of any threat to Nigerians living in South Africa, adding that the mission in South Africa was yet to report any of such to the ministry. Similarly, Acting High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Cobham, advised the public to ignore the news which…

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SPECIAL COUNSEL FORMALLY BEGINS INVESTIGATION OF TRUMP OVER OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

US President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reports.  Citing unnamed officials, the newspaper says three senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators. Trump’s lawyer said the FBI’s leak to the newspaper was “outrageous”. Mueller is overseeing an FBI inquiry into Russia’s alleged meddling the 2016 US election and any Trump links to it.  President Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia, describing the ongoing inquiry as a “witch hunt”.  On Wednesday, the…

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TRUMP’S CRITIC SHOOTS AT US LAWMAKER, DIES IN THE PROCESD

One of the critics of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and three others before he was killed by police. The 66-year-old gunman was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, an ardent supporter of liberal Senator Bernie Sanders — who said he was “sickened” by the “despicable act.” The attack provoked a wave of emotion on Capitol Hill, where Republicans and Democrats expressed concern over a possible rise in verbal or physical violence…

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SEE THE 6 NIGERIANS WHO HELPED UK TO WIN ITS FIRST FOOTBALL TROPHY SINCE 1966, PICS

England just won their biggest international football tournament since 1966 by beating the South Americans, Venezuela by a lone goal in the Korea under-20 world cup finals, but it is worthy to note that they achieved this feat with the help of 6 young Nigerians. Here they are; Ademola Lookman Lookman is a 19-year-old who plays as a forward for Everton. The forward was born in Wandsworth, London to parents of Nigerian descent. He represented England U-19s at the 2016 European U19 Championships. He has turned down the opportunity to…

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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS: AMERICAN SENATORS WRITE TO STOP SALE OF FIGHTER JETS TO NIGERIA

The Nigerian government has suffered a setback in its fight against terrorism as the United States has been urged not to sell fighter jets to Nigeria over human rights concern. NAIJ.com had reported in May that the Donald Trump-led administration had promised to sell 12 weaponised aircraft to Nigeria worth $600 million but this might have suffered a dip as senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul in a joint letter on Tuesday, June 8, said Nigeria must display concern for human rights first. The duo in the letter to the…

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FORMER FBI DIRECTOR INDICTS DONALD TRUMP OVER ATTEMPTS TO OBSTRUCT RUSSIAN PROBE

Former FBI director James Comey gave damaging details Wednesday of a series of nine meetings or conversations he had with President Donald Trump before being sacked last month. The following are some of the key points from testimony that Comey published ahead of his much-anticipated hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday: – ‘Let this go’ – Comey, who had been leading an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s US election, confirmed reports that Trump urged him to drop an investigation into former White House national security…

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NIGERIA ABSENT AS ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER MEETS ECOWAS LEADERS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a group photograph with West African leaders at the 51st ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Governments in Monrovia, Liberia. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is second from left on the back row. Nigeria was conspicuously absent from the 51st ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Liberia’s capital Monrovia, Daily Trust reports. The two day summit, which started on Saturday, was attended by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. He will be the first non-African leader to ever address an ECOWAS…

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BENIN, GHANA WAGE WAR AGAINST NIGERIAN ECONOMY OVER LIBERALISED IMPORT DUTY

By Bayo Akomolafe Benin, Ghana and other neighbouring countries are currently waging economic war to cripple the Nigerian economy with a common duty structure that eliminates payment of tariffs for goods that pass through their ports. It was learnt that the common External Tariff (CET), which recommends the adoption of a common tariff structure for West African countries with only a limited bar for differential, has unfortunately become Nigeria’s nightmare. In anticipation of the tragic connivance among the countries to wreck Nigeria’s economy, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali…

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TUFACE IDIBIA’S LOOKALIKE BROTHER, WHO RESIDES IN AMERICA, DENIED ENTRY INTO US, SEE PICS

H-I Idibia, Former member of defunct music group “Da Natives” and younger brother of African pop star Tuface Idibia has announced on his Facebook page that he has been denied entry into the United States of America. H-I Idibia who has been living in Woodbridge, Virginia for years now with his family made the announcement as his fans on Facebook could not withhold their surprises. “I’ve just been denied entry into the United states.. #frustrated #stranded”, H-I Idibia cried out You may recall that barely 48 hours ago, the Senior…

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EUROPE SET TO OPEN ITS DOORS TO LEGAL AFRICAN MIGRANTS SAYS EU AMBASSADOR

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Nigeria, Michel Arrion, has reportedly said that Europe’s “ageing population” means the continent needs to open up legal channels for Africans to migrate. Mr Arrion, who heads the EU’s delegation to Nigeria, made this claim at the country’s Bureau of Public Service Reforms, according to tweets published by the government agency’s director general, Dr Joe Abah. The Ambassador declared that: Europe “must support properly-regulated immigration from Africa” after making comments which made mention of his West African host’s astronomic birth rate, Abah said. “Europe’s ageing…

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