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Israel Introduces New Visa Application Procedure For Nigerians

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria has introduced a new visa application procedure for Nigerians with effect from January 1, 2017. Under the new procedure, Nigerians applying for visa must first visit the Embassy's website and fill the appropriate forms as applicable. The applicant must thenscan all required forms and documents and email them to the address found on the Embassy's website:(www.abuja.mfa.gov.il ...

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ECOWAS: Buhari Silent On Gambia, Seeks Conflict Prevention

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called on ECOWAS leaders to make conflict prevention in the sub region a priority. He gave this advice in his  welcome statement at the 50th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Government in Abuja on Saturday. Buhari said “As we deepen our democratic experience, promote good governance and address inequality, I urge us to devote more resources to ...

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We Need Buhari’s Experience To Resolve Political Logjam – Gambian Coalition Member

The coalition of seven political parties that produced Adama Barrow, President-elect of The Gambia, looks earnestly up to  President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to deploy his vast experience, alongside other African leaders, to resolve the political logjam in the tiny West African country. Speaking with the media during the high-level ECOWAS /AU/UN Joint Mission to The Gambia on Tuesday, Hamad Bah, one of t ...

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U-Turn Crisis: Buhari, Outgoing President Of Ghana, Others In Gambia For Talks With Jammeh

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Banjul, The Gambia Tuesday  morning to meet with the country's President, Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election penultimate week. The Nigerian leader, who arrived together with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, who is the current Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra-Leone, we ...

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OIC Condemns Suicide Attacks In Nigeria

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the two terrorist attacks in Maiduguri on 11 December 2016 and Madagali on 9 December 2016 in Adamawa State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, killing at least 44 civilians and injuring over 33 others. OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Nig ...

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UNICEF Commemorates 70 Years Of Tireless Work For Children

The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children suffering in the aftermath of WWII For the Then and Now photo series visit: http://uni.cf/2gbAE3e (Press Release) NEW YORK, 11 December 2016 – On the 70th anniversary of its founding, UNICEF celebrates the immense progress made for the world’s children – and renews the urgent call to reach mill ...

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Dogara Urges Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders To Stop Gambia’s Jammeh

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has commended the people of the republic of Ghana over the just concluded Presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement issued in Abuja, by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan,   the noted that the peaceful conduct of the election tells volumes as to the development of  political culture of the Ghanai ...

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Ghana Election: Buhari Congratulates Akufo-Addo On Historic Win

President Muhammadu Buhari has  congratulated the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, on his historic win of the December 7 Ghana presidential election. President Buhari, according to his spokesman, Femi Adesina  also felicitates with the Government and people of Ghana, the National Electoral Commission, and candidates of political parties, for the decorum, maturity and peaceful ...

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Shock As Gambia’s Jammeh Makes U-Turn, Rejects Result

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat. Mr Jammeh cited "abnormalities" in the vote and called for fresh elections. Mr Jammeh, who took power in a coup in 1994, was defeated by Adama Barrow, who won more than 43% of the vote. Mr Barrow accused the incumbent of damaging democracy by refusing to accept the result. ...

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Final Result: Ghana Opposition Leader Akufo-Addo Declared Winner

( BBC) Ghana's opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has won Wednesday's tightly contested presidential election. President John Mahama called Mr Akufo-Addo to admit defeat, a spokesman for his party said, as the Electoral Commission announced the result. Mr Akufo-Addo has promised free high-school education and more factories but critics have questioned the viability of his ambitions. Celebrations have broken ...

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Saraki Congratulates Ghanaian President-elect

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, on his victory in the recently concluded Ghanaian general elections. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu,  also lauded both the outgoing President, and the people of Ghana for a successful electoral process. The Senate President stated that by conc ...

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Buhari Urges Smooth Transition Process In Gambia

President Muhammadu Buhari has again congratulated the President-elect of Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrrow on his electoral victory.  The President had earlier congratulated him on Saturday December 3, after his triumph was announced. In a telephone conversation with him this afternoon shortly before his trip to the International Forum on Peace and Security in Senegal,  President Buhari expressed his gladness at t ...

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