Seven soldiers killed in fresh Burkina Faso attack

Seven soldiers were killed and others wounded or missing after their patrol was ambushed in northern Burkina Faso, the centre of a five-year-old jihadist insurgency, security sources said on Thursday. The troops were attacked on Wednesday between Tin Akoff and Beldiabe in Oudalan province, which borders Mali and Niger, one source said. “The provisional toll is seven soldiers dead,” the …

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Immigration: Canada clarifies on refugee application process

The Canadian Government has informed Nigerians and other nationals that its immigration office does not accept refugee applications directly from people. It also said no one could guarantee approval of immigration applications except Canadian migration officers. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Office of the High Commission of Canada to Nigeria. The High Commission, which tweeted …

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Ekweremadu seeks legal backing for official virtual proceedings

A former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has advocated a reform of the Nigerian laws to properly address challenges encountered during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as future challenges. The lawmaker, according to a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, on Wednesday, spoke in Enugu. The statement explained that Ekweremadu delivered a lead paper …

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Pfizer CEO sells $5.6m in stock after vaccine announcement

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold $5.6 million of his stock in the US pharmaceutical company on the same day it announced promising results for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, filings showed Wednesday. The company, however, has reportedly said the sale was part of a pre-arranged periodic divestment plan when the stock reaches a certain price. According to a disclosure with US …

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$1m capital: 753 Nigerian traders in Ghana asks for evacuation

About 753 members of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana have presented a letter to the Federal Government requesting for evacuation from the former Gold Coast. The Save-Our-Soul letter was presented to the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja by the union President, Dr Ken Ukoaha, and some members. This is happening against the backdrop …

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Federal Govt under fire for tagging #EndSARS promoters terrorists

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed Government turning Boko Haram insurgents to freedom fighters, protesters terrorists It is an attempt to intimidate state panels of inquiry, alleges Ozekhome FG insincere, pretentious, says NBA To govt, treasury looters are saints — Odinkalu Friday Olokor, Ade Adesomoju, Adelani Adepegba and Oladimeji Ramon The Federal Government came under fire on Wednesday for …

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