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What Buhari Discussed With Trump – Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has revealed issues President Muhammadu Buhari discussed with the United States President Donald Trump. The Minister made the revelation after he accompanied President Buhari to the lunch Trump had with select African leaders. He said Buhari used the forum to express appreciation to Trump for support in the fight against terrorism. He also appreciated the president for delivering the weaponry he promised to release to Nigeria. Onyeama said: “In particular, he thanked…

Buhari Returns From London Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will return to Nigeria from the London, the United Kingdom on Monday, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says. The President arrived London on Thursday from New York, where he joined other world leaders to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. “We just landed in London. The President is in transit; to be back in Nigeria on Monday,” Adesina was quoted as saying by the Punch on Friday. Recall that the president’s spokesman had said Buhari will…

In 1 Year, Nigeria Recorded 58, 000 Maternal Deaths

Medical experts have described as worrisome the recent figure released by international agencies which put Nigeria’s maternal mortality rate at 58,000 in 2015. This makes Nigeria the country with the second highest maternal death rate in the world. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a joint report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) published the statistics. The report was, however, presented by Dr Olusola Odujinrin at the 2017…

NASU, Others Suspend Strike After Truce With FG

Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and National Association of Academic Technologist have suspended their strike. The national president of the Joint Action Committee, Sam Ugwoke, made the announcement at a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja. THE WHISTLER learnt that the meeting began at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and ended 12:20 a.m. on Thursday. Ugwoke said the strike was being suspended for a month to allow the government meet their demands. He…

Rural Women Farmers Across Africa Converge On Abuja

Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, will from Monday, September 25, play host to rural women farmers from more than 15 countries on the continent. Delegates are expected from Ghana, Senegal, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi and Rwanda. Other countries expected to attend are; Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Gambia, and Cameroun. ActionAid International is hosting the program under its Rural Women Farmers Forum (RWFF), which is a leadership capacity building training and planning meeting. A briefing note sent to our…

Buhari Departs New York, Flies To London For Medical Check-Up

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed New York for London, the United Kingdom. The President had been in the United States for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he addressed over 170 world leaders. He was reportedly accompanied to the John F Kennedy International Airport, Thursday morning by the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Prof Tijjani Bande and Minister of Foreign Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. Others are Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali,…

IPOB: Diplomatic Row Brews As France Challenges FG To Substantiate Allegation

France, on Thursday, denied statement made by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed that the Financial headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is located in the country. The country’s reaction was contained in a statement by Claude Abily, the Political Counsellor of the Embassy of France made available to newsmen in Abuja. Recall that Mohammed had claimed that the federal government had information that the financial headquarters of the proscribed group is in France. “Let me tell you, the financial…