EU officials encourage Montenegro to press on with reform

Senior European Union officials on Thursday praised Montenegro for siding with the bloc’s policies against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine and urged the small Balkan nation to press on with reforms needed to advance toward EU membership. EU foreign…

*Kidnappers murder Imo monarch, dump body in market square (Punch)*Alleged kidnap: Evans knows fate Feb 25 (Guardian)

Kidnappers murder Imo monarch, dump body in market square (Punch) Gunmen have murdered the traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Edwin Azike. His corpse was found at the market square in…

*Outrage as Nigerian lady wrongfully jailed in Ivory Coast dies (Punch)*Court adjourns money laundering trial of ex-Lagos Speaker Ikuforiji (Nation)

Outrage as Nigerian lady wrongfully jailed in Ivory Coast dies (Punch) Nigerians have taken to social media to express deep anger over the death of a wrongfully jailed Nigerian lady, Itunu Babalola. According to reports, 21-year-old Babalola from Oyo State…

Meet people stuck in vaccine limbo

People who accepted non-EU approved shots, such as Sputnik or Sinopharm, are being shut out from public life. When Duccio Armenise, an Italian, decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Russia, the only jab he could receive was Sputnik. “We…

Damasak Attack: EU calls for safe passage of people caught in violence

The European Union has called on all parties in the ongoing security crisis in the North-east region of Nigeria to allow people caught in violence to move freely to safe places as well as facilitate unimpeded passage of humanitarian relief…

Senegalese FA protests French travel ban for players

Senegal’s football federation has called on its French-based players to be released for upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, calling the league’s ban on internationals travelling outside the European Union “discriminatory”. The French football league (LFP) announced this week that…

Tony Elumelu Foundation, European Union partner to empower African women

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering young African entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs in 2021.  The partnership will disburse €20…

UK set to launch points-based post-Brexit Immigration system

New immigration rules will be “simple and flexible”, ministers have promised, as the UK’s points-based post-Brexit system prepares to go live. From Tuesday most foreign nationals, including from the European Union, who want to work in the UK from 1…

*Suspected robbers torture 52-year-old to death in Lagos (Punch) *Lagos seeks stakeholders’ cooperation to address traffic challenges (Guardian)

Suspected robbers torture 52-year-old to death in Lagos (Punch) Suspected armed robbers have attacked a 52-year-old man, Olumuyiwa Akinfenwa, in the Egbeda area of Lagos State, torturing him to death. Our correspondent learnt that Akinfenwa, who lived on Peace Estate,…

Buhari congratulates Nigerians on Wild Polio Virus Free status

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians as the country becomes Wild Polio Virus Free, while appreciating all partners, local and international, for their relentless efforts in ensuring the clean health bill. Describing the achievement as a joyous and historic occasion,…

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