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Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday announced $404 million in new US assistance for the Palestinians, as he urged other countries, including US critics also to give money to address Gaza’s humanitarian crisis. “Some have expressed great concern over the suffering of the Palestinian people in Gaza, including countries with the capacity to give…

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has written a complaint letter to the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, over allegations of sexual harassment of a married staff member, Simisola Fajemirokun, by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Ambassador Ibrahim Adamu Lamuwa. The complaint was contained in a letter…

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Former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has urged President Bola Tinubu to honour Captain J.O. Abalaka, an Army officer who reportedly disarmed a member of the kidnapping gang that abducted him, his dog, and other captives in Kogi State. The incident reportedly occurred while Abalaka was reporting to his new unit at the…

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Gunmen from criminal gangs killed 26 people, including four policemen, and kidnapped dozens more in a raid on a northwestern Nigerian village, the latest in a spate of attacks, police and a local official said. Katsina is one of several states in northwestern and central Nigeria terrorised by heavily armed gangs, who carry out mass…

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The Ministry of Interior said Nigerians will now enjoy a smoother and more secure travel experience. The Ministry said this in a statement on Tuesday, revealing that the Nigerian passport has been integrated into the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Public Key Directory (PKD) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). “The ICAO PKD and PKI systems…

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