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Ethiopians Storm Russian Embassy To Enlist For War
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Ethiopians Storm Russian Embassy To Enlist For War

Dozens of young Ethiopians continue to gather at the Russian embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday following rumours of soldiers being recruited to fight in the war in Ukraine. But the embassy’s spokeswoman, Maria Chernukhina, said no recruitment was being carried out in Ethiopia. She said the crowd was showing solidarity with Russia. "We have a lot of visitors to the embassy in order to express support for Russia," she told the BBC. "Some of them are telling us they are willing to help in any way they can. But we are not a recruitment agency," Ms Chernukhina added. Read Also: Drunk Soldiers Kill 15 in DR Congo Many of the Ethiopians at the embassy were seen carrying their personal documents. A young man waiting at the entrance told the BBC that he's loo...
25 Nigerien Migrants Dumped in the Desert by Smugglers
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25 Nigerien Migrants Dumped in the Desert by Smugglers

At least twenty-five Niger migrants consisting of women and children have been rescued in the northern Niger desert after they were dumped by their driver. This was disclosed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in a statement issued on Tuesday. The migrants were rescued "last weekend in the Sahara desert by (teams of) IOM and the Directorate of Civil Protection of Niger," said the UN agency in a Facebook post. Nigerien Migrants Left in the Desert The survivors, whose destination was not specified, "remained without food and water for three days" before being found, said the IOM. Rescue operations for migrants are frequent in the hostile Nigerien desert, mainly in areas close to Libya. Many West African migrants try to cross through Libya to reach the Me...
UK Suspends Student, Work Visa Applications In Nigeria
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UK Suspends Student, Work Visa Applications In Nigeria

The United Kingdom Embassy in Nigeria has announced the temporary suspension of study, work and family visa applications. It explained this was because the priority has been placed on applications made under the Ukraine Family Scheme. In a statement posted on the official Twitter page of the United Kingdom Embassy in Nigeria on Tuesday, the embassy announced that Ukraine Family Scheme was launched in response to the humanitarian crisis arising from the invasion of Ukraine. See Also: 2023: UK Will Deny Election Riggers Visa, British High Commissioner Says “As a result, UKVI has temporarily suspended priority and super-priority services for new study, work, and family applications. Customers with standard applications in study, work, and family routes may experience some del...
Ukraine-Russia war: FG to Airlift 2,000 Nigerians, Evacuation Begins Wednesday
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Ukraine-Russia war: FG to Airlift 2,000 Nigerians, Evacuation Begins Wednesday

The Federal Government will from Wednesday begin the evacuation of about 2,000 Nigerians who have fled the war in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who disclosed this in an interview on a Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme, revealed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had approved funds for the airlines to evacuate Nigerians. When asked if the number of evacuees was about 2,000, and when the evacuation would take place, he said, “Wednesday hopefully…Air Peace and Max Air.” He said there were about 8,000 Nigerians in Ukraine, 5,000 of whom were students, adding that the Federal Government had tipped Air Peace and Air Max to airlift the Nigerians who wanted to be evacuated. Read Also: Nigeria Lo...
Nigeria Loses As Russia-Ukraine War Escalates Global Oil Prices
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Nigeria Loses As Russia-Ukraine War Escalates Global Oil Prices

The escalating war between Russia and Ukraine has sent oil prices to new highs, with the Bonny Light breaking the $100 per barrel resistance level on February 24 for the first time since 2014. As the United States and European allies of Ukraine threaten to tighten sanctions on Russia, oil traders are concerned about the prospect of supply in a market where demand is rising rapidly, as factories and broader economies open up to recover from the doldrums of COVID-19 restrictions. Like a tale of two halves, oil importers such as South Africa and Kenya are groaning as rising crude oil price sends the price of petrol, and by extension, other consumer good prices higher, escalating the current inflationary pressures in those countries. However, members of the Organisation for P...
Blacks in Ukraine Being Prevented from Fleeing the Country
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Blacks in Ukraine Being Prevented from Fleeing the Country

Blacks Trying to Leave Ukraine Blacks in Ukraine are calling out for help, alleging that they are being prevented from fleeing the country. It's no longer news that Russia has invaded parts of Ukraine and that people are fleeing the now threatened country. What may however be news to some is that blacks may be the victims of marginalization and even ill-treatment as people try to flee. It's on record that blacks, especially Africans, make up about 20% of the Ukrainian International students' populations. With the conflict now erupting, they like many others are trying to leave the country. With many African countries not showing much by way of commitment to its citizens in the now waring country, these international students are forced to fend for themselves. See Also: Fede...
Geoffrey Onyeama In Closed-Door Meeting With Russian, Ukraine Ambassadors
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Geoffrey Onyeama In Closed-Door Meeting With Russian, Ukraine Ambassadors

Geoofrey Kwusike Jideofor Onyeama: Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria by Lord777. Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama is in a closed-door meeting with Russian and Ukrainian Ambassadors in Abuja.The Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been under pressure to declare its position on the conflict in Ukraine, with many saying the government is too weak to choose a side. It could not confirm what Onyeama is discussing with the Ambassadors at the time of filing this report on Friday.Also after pressure from Nigerians, the minister on Thursday announced a special flight operation to evacuate Nigerian citizens from Ukraine given the escalating tension between that country and Russia. Onyeama in an interview with NTA, said the Nigerian embassy in Kyiv had been cont...
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Federal Government Reassures Safety Of Nigerians In Ukraine

The Federal Government has said measures to keep Nigerians in Ukraine safe and to evacuate those who wish to leave the war-hit country are ongoing. This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘Federal Government Reassures Of Its Commitment To The Safety Of Nigerians In Ukraine,’ signed by the Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, on Thursday. It read, “The Federal Government has received with surprise, reports of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. See Also: UNGA: Don’t Hold on to Power Beyond Your Constitutional Limits, Buhari Urges World Leaders “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been reassured by the Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine of the safety of Nigerians in that country and measures being undertaken to keep them safe and facilitate the eva...
Boko Haram, ISWAP Still ‘Very Dangerous,’ North-East Needs $1bn Aid – UN
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Boko Haram, ISWAP Still ‘Very Dangerous,’ North-East Needs $1bn Aid – UN

The Head, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria, Martin Griffiths, has urged the world not to take attention away from the insurgency-ravaged North-East Nigeria, noting that the region needs not less than $1bn in aid this year. According to him, the funds are needed to provide food and health care for the millions of people displaced and to those who remain in their homes but are vulnerable to attacks. Griffiths, who spoke in an interview with The Associated Press in Abuja, said terrorist group, Boko Haram, and its offshoot, the Islamic State West Africa Province, are still “very, very dangerous (and) very threatening.” He noted that victims of the decade-long insurgency in the North-East were in serious need of humanitarian support, urging ...
FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Maintain 36th In The World, Fifth Best In Africa
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FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Maintain 36th In The World, Fifth Best In Africa

The Super Eagles retained 36th position in the FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking that was released by the world soccer governing body on Friday. The West Africans recorded a win and draw in their two outings in November. The three-time African defeated the Lone Star of Liberia 2-0 in Tangier, Morocco, and were held to a 1-1 draw at home by the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde. The Super Eagles also maintained the fifth position in Africa. See Also: Ighalo Wins West Asia Player Of The Month Award Senegal remains the number one team on the continent, while Morocco jumped ahead of North African rivals Tunisia into the second position. The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia now occupy the third position, with African champions Algeria and Nigeria and Algeria in fourth and fifth positions respe...