Nigeria news today headlines : Saturday 1st February 2020

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Erdoğan Criticizes Arab Silence Over US Middle East Plan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday criticised Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations for not speaking out against the U.S. Middle East plan which he said endorsed the Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands. Erdogan, who has positioned himself as a global champion for Muslim causes, said Arab nations’ stance towards Palestinians was pitiable and

Pompeo Snubs Ukraine’s Embattled LGBTQ Community

Anna Sharyhina, one of Ukraine’s outspoken LGBTQ leaders, wishes she had a chance to speak with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his visit to Kyiv this week. Sharyhina has several examples of hate crimes committed against her growing community that she’d like to share with him. She could tell Pompeo, she says, about

Coronavirus: African Countries Steps Up Fight

African countries are increasing efforts to avert the spread of the new coronavirus and some have suspended flights to China, where the virus has killed over 200 people. The measures came after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Thursday the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. They were also spurred by Botswana’s announcement

UN Sends Humanitarian Aid To Idlib

The United Nations sent on Friday humanitarian aid for civilians in Idlib, a war-torn city in northwestern Syria. The international organization sent 42 truckloads of supplies, which will be distributed among families in the city, as well as rural areas nearby. The trucks entered the Middle Eastern country through the Cilvegozu border gate in the

Bank Of England Holds Interest Rates Steady Before Brexit

The Bank of England held interest rates at 0.75% Thursday as governor Mark Carney, in his final policy meeting, said “the most recent signs are that global growth has stabilized.” Yes, but: The BOE cut its growth expectations for Britain to 1.1% for the next three years, down from 2019’s 1.4%. The projections are England’s lowest

China Open In Beijing Postponed Over Coronavirus

Snooker’s lucrative China Open has been postponed over fears around the coronavirus outbreak. The ranking event in Beijing was due to take place from 30 March to 5 April, finishing 13 days before the World Championship starts at the Crucible. “Our priority has to be the welfare of players, staff and the many fans who

Nnamdi’s Fidelity, Still Flying Graciously

No bird can fly without opening its wings and no one can love without exposing his or her hearts, and just as wings are not only for birds, but they are also for minds, sane minds for that matter. Human potential stops at some point somewhere beyond infinity, as this was amply replicated by top

Aftermath Of Grammy Awards: Expect More Vibes, Burna Boy Tells Fans

Burna Boy appears to have gotten over losing the Best World Music category of the 2019 Grammy Awards to Angelique Kidjo. His ‘African Giant’ album was nominated alongside those of Angelique Kidjo, Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley and Altin Gün. Before the award, there had been anticipation,

Tinsel Cast Appeal For More Funds For Victor Olaotan

Casts of popular TV series, Tinsel, have come together to make an appeal for funds to aid the treatment of one of its regular cast, Victor Olaotan. Olaotan, who plays the patriarch, Fred Ade Williams in Tinsel, was involved in a ghastly motor accident in October 2016 and has been bedridden since. In the clip,

City Lawyer, Festus Keyamo Turns 50

To attain the golden age by any mortal, is always a moment and period to relish, as it comes only once in one’s precious life. So this was for the brave legal luminary, human rights lawyer and now politician, Dr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, when few days back, he turned 50 years, even though the golden

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