• No Nigerian in Turkish prisons, says envoy

    No Nigerian in Turkish prisons, says envoy

    Reports in certain quarters that several Nigerians were serving prison terms in Turkey are false, the country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, has said.

    Although unsure about the number of Nigerians residing in Turkey, he, however, noted that about 3000 students were in Turkish higher institutions just as several others were doing well in business.

    Cakil, who said his tour was to improve the Turkish-Nigeria relation in all ramifications, spoke yesterday when he visited the Senior Special Assistant to the President on […]

  • No Nigerian students detained in Turkey – envoy

    No Nigerian students detained in Turkey – envoy

    Turkish ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, yesterday cleared the air on the reported detention of 50 Nigerian students by the country’s authorities, since the July 15 failed coup.

    He said that there is no foreign student either from Nigeria or elsewhere that is held by Turkish authorities at the moment.

    Cakil explained that the government has transferred 259 Nigerian students studying in private universities that were closed down by government after the coup to state universities.

    The envoy made the clarification during an […]

  • Anti-corruption crusade makes Buhari popular among the international community – Envoy

    Anti-corruption crusade makes Buhari popular among the international community – Envoy

    The anti-corruption agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has earned him popularity among the international community, the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Denis Guaer, has observed.

    Guaer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the determination of Buhari to fight corruption had been “historical and commendable.

    Buhari presented the fight against corruption as his main priority objective and I think it is probably the main reason why he was elected.

    “It is also the reason why he has become immediately […]

  • 300,000 Nigerians currently  living in US – Envoy

    300,000 Nigerians currently living in US – Envoy

    The outgoing United States Deputy Consul-General in Lagos, Ms Dehab Ghebreab, on Monday said about 300,000 Nigerians currently live in different parts of the U.S.

    Ghebreab told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the number of Nigerians in America is increasing.
    She added that about 30,000 Americans currently live in Nigeria.

    “It has been estimated that there are currently about 300,000 Nigerians working, studying or doing business in different states of America.

    “We also have about 30,000 Americans living in different […]

  • Top US envoy Kerry heads to Britain amid Brexit crisis

    Top US envoy Kerry heads to Britain amid Brexit crisis

    Top US diplomat John Kerry will fly to Brussels and London on Monday for talks with Washington’s key allies in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

    US officials travelling to Rome with the secretary of state told reporters on the flight that two stops had been added to his European itinerary at the last moment.

    “Tomorrow we’ll go to Brussels and then on to London,” one official said.

    Washington was dismayed last week when British voters chose to leave […]

  • S*x scandal: Rep writes US envoy, threatens legal action

    S*x scandal: Rep writes US envoy, threatens legal action

    A member of the House of Representatives, Samuel Ikon, who was accused of illegally soliciting for prostitutes, alongside two other lawmakers while in the United States, has written to the US ambassador in Nigeria, James Entwistle, and threatened to seek legal redress in competent courts of law both in Nigeria and the US.

    He issued the threat in a letter addressed to the ambassador, explaining that he was ill during the trip and could not have had sex due to ill-health.

    He […]

  • Why only few Nigerians get visas to Indonesia – Envoy shares reasons

    Why only few Nigerians get visas to Indonesia – Envoy shares reasons

    The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Harry Purwanto, on Monday said that the involvement of some Nigerians in drug-related offences was the reason many others were not being issued visas to Indonesia.

    Harry told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that with his government’s ongoing all-out fight against corruption, its authorities were also determined to end drug trafficking activities.

    “We really want more and more Nigerians to visit Indonesia for genuine businesses. We always issue Nigerians with genuine purposes visas […]