Tag: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Envoys of the US, UK and the European Union insists Nigerian govt violate fundamental human right of freedom of expression with #TwitterBan

The envoys of the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union in Nigeria among others, have insisted that the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter, is a violation of the fundamental human right of freedom of expression. The envoys who met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in[Read More…]

Nigeria to review her foreign policy in order to reflect current realities

Nigeria is to review her foreign policy in order to reflect current realities. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama revealed this on Wednesday while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s virtual cabinet meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the review would be done during[Read More…]

COVID-19: We don’t have resources to bring Nigerians home – FG

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says it is regretful that the federal government cannot bring back all the Nigerians willing to come back to the country over coronavirus. Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday, Onyeama said the priority of[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Shuts 5 Foreign Embassies

The Federal Government has approved the closure of five foreign missions and embassies, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said. Onyeama told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. The minister who did not mention the embassies or missions, said the process for closure was underway and was also subject to[Read More…]

Senate Suspends Screening Of Ambassadorial Nominees

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to summon the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, over complaints trailing the list of ambassadorial nominees. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier sent a list of 47 ambassadorial nominees to the National Assembly, requesting[Read More…]

FG To Establish DNA Databank To Track Terrorists

…Set to conduct DNA tests on 6, 000 IDP kids The Federal Government has expressed its desire to? establish a Deoxyribonucleic Acid DNA data-bank with a view to deploying it in tracking criminal elements, especially terrorists in the country. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed this in Abuja[Read More…]

Nigeria Rejects UK Visa Policy That Requires Citizens To Pay In Foreign Currency

The Federal Government has rejected a United Kingdom policy which requires that Nigerians applying for visa must pay in foreign dollars. The British High Commission in Nigeria had announced a new system of visa application whereby UK visa would be paid for online in US dollars. In a statement signed[Read More…]