Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner Designate to Nigeria, says she is earnestly looking forward to assuming her duties in Nigeria, and cannot wait to get started. Laing, who will quit office as British Ambassador To Zimbabwe, succeeds Paul Arkwright as the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, and has spoken of the country in glowing […]
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this, in Abuja, when he received in audience, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to Guinea Bissau, Jose Viegas Filho. Onyeama said the Federal Government also approved electoral kits and vehicles to enhance the successful conduct of the election. Onyeama said, “ Mr President (Buhari), as […]
United Nations has unveiled the statue of Nelson Mandela, a former South African President, who died in 2013. Unveiling the statue on Monday at its headquarters in New York, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, described Mandela as a man who “embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity”. […]
The Sit-at-Home directive by the Indigenous People of Biafara, IPOB, witnessed total compliance in Onitsha and Nnewi as Schools, markets, banks transport companies, governments offices, artisans shops and other business activities including street shops and markets remains under locks and keys. There was no vehicular and human movements as early as 6.30 am, but the […]
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Philip Wilson, an Australian archbishop convicted in May of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s, the Vatican said Monday. Earlier this month Wilson, 67, was sentenced to a year in detention after becoming one of the highest-ranking church officials to be convicted on the […]
Canadian Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton says citing national security to justify tariffs is problematic. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press) Donald Trump is a difficult man to predict, and Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. was in New Brunswick to brief the premiers on relations between the two countries. Also read https://morningstarnaija.com/2018/07/20/i-dont-want-to-make-heaven-angela-nwosu/ He joins The […]
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, has written a note to U.S. President Donald Trump, describing the American leader as “energetic and extraordinary”. Trump, in a tweet acknowledging the letter, described it as “a very nice note” adding, “great progress being made’’. “A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made!’’ […]
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has raised the issue of a detained American man of Vietnamese descent during meetings with senior Vietnamese officials in Hanoi on Monday, a U.S.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to be sworn in as Turkey’s First Executive President with vastly expanded powers on Monday,
British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary on Monday
President Muhammadu Buhari and his cabinets Welcomed him Visiting President Emmanuel Macron of France and President Muhammadu Buhari during arrival formalities for the visitor who was at the head of a high-powered French delegation to Nigeria at the State House, Abuja. Stay tuned for more details…….
A former bishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Johannes Angela, has been arrested for defiling a 15 year-old standard eight pupil. The 66 year-old Angela is being held at Lwala Kotiende Police Station after he was arrested at his rural home in Bondo, the CitizenTv online reported. https://morningstarnaija.com/2018/06/30/christiane-amanpour-the-refusal-of-buhari-to-publicly-classify-his-clansmen-the-fulani-herdsmen-as-terrorists-makes-him-complicit/ The man committed the […]
“By all definitions and descriptions, the Nigeria’s so called herdsmen are terrorists and if President Buhari doesn’t believe so, then it would be difficult for anyone to reasonably absolve him (Buhari) from complicity” “I cover wars and crisis as a journalist, I think I know, and the world also knows how terrorists operate” “The fact […]
A Sichuan Airlines pilot has been awarded nearly US$776,912 for calmly landing the flight 3U8633 after his co-pilot was partially sucked out of the cockpit window on May 15, 2018. The Chinese pilot, Liu Chuanjian, was awarded the nearly five million yuan and the title of “hero captain of China’s civil aviation.” An Airbus A319 […]
United Kingdom has appointed Catriona Laing as the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria. Mrs. Laing, who was the Ambassador to Zimbabwe since September 2014, will take up her new appointment in November. ,Mrs. Laing succeeds Paul Arkwright who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.