Tag: france

President Buhari has departed Abuja for Paris, France

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Paris, France to attend the African Finance Summit hosted by the French President, Emmanuel Macron. The aircraft conveying the President took off from the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikie international airport, Abuja at about 14: GMT. The summit would focus on reviewing the[Read More…]

President Macron of France has tested positive for COVID-19

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential Elysee Palace announced on Thursday. It said the president took a test “as soon as the first symptoms appeared.” The brief statement did not say what symptoms Macron experienced. It said he would isolate himself for seven days. “He[Read More…]

Breaking: France evacuates 260 citizens from Nigeria

About 260 French nationals were this Thursday airlifted from Nigeria through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos despite the restrictions on international flights in the country. An official at the airport who confirmed this to Africa Independent Television, AT, disclosed that France had gotten approval from the Nigerian Government to[Read More…]

Women Trafficked From Nigeria, Forced Into Prostitution In Paris

A new report by the CNN has revealed how some women trafficked from Nigeria are forced into prostitution in a park in Paris, capital city of France. Over the years, stories of women deceived into giving up their money for a “better life” in Europe but later forced into prostitution, have[Read More…]

Rivers Re-Run: In A Joint Statement, US, UK, EU, France Sue For Peaceful Election

The United Kingdom, United States, France, and European Union, in a joint statement, released on Friday, called on the leadership of all political parties and their supporters to allow for peaceful election in Rivers state on Saturday. Paul T. Arkwright, British High Commissioner to Nigeria; W. Stuart Symington, United States[Read More…]

Nigeria And France Strengthen Military Cooperation To Crush Boko Haram

French President Francois Hollande and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari agreed to strengthen military cooperation and work with the West African country’s neighbors in an stepped-up effort to crush Boko Haram. Buhari said the EU and others had pledged 916 million euros ($1.035 billion) to help rebuild Nigeria from the impacts[Read More…]

Where Are The Public Intellectuals? By Reuben Abati

Something sad has happened and is happening, and is getting worse in our society: the decline of public intellectualism.  And so I ask, where are the public intellectuals? Once upon a time in this country, the public arena was dominated by a ferment of ideas, ideas that pushed boundaries, destroyed[Read More…]

France Declares State Of Emergency After Paris Attacks Leave 153 Dead

France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 153 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris. Eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens hostage. The siege ended when security[Read More…]

Photos As Nigeria’s President Buhari Inspects Guard Of Honour In France

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari arrives at L’Hôtel national des Invalides received by Mr. Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of Economy. The President will later meet with the French President and he’s expected to be there for three days…  

SAD! Gunmen Kill French Tourist And Injure His Wife, In Ebonyi State

By Chris Nomjov Unidentified gunmen attacked a French couple, who were on their way to tourist haven, Calabar, en route Ebonyi state. The gunmen reportedly killed the man and injured his wife. In his account of the unfortunate event, Police Spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojudu revealed that “The incident happened two days[Read More…]