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African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery

 Twelve African-Americans,  exploring their ancestry in West Africa,  have  been  given native Nigerian names  in commemoration of the four centuries of the first...

Sri Lanka’s ruling party names presidential candidate

Sri Lanka’s ruling party named its presidential candidate on Thursday, ending a power struggle among the leadership ahead of the November elections,...

CHAN Qualifier: Amapakabo names Ezenwa, Effiong, 18 others for Togo

Coach Imama Amapakabo has named the 20 players who will fly Nigeria’s flag at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying match against Togo in...

Trump names Robert O’Brien as new national security adviser

 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O’Brien, the current envoy for hostage affairs, as national security adviser following the ouster of...

London trip not for compilation of ministers –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as...

Navy declares four persons wanted for crude oil theft

Navy declares four persons wanted for crude oil theft Theft Abuja,April 16, 2019 The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Tuesday declared four persons wanted for complicity...

Kabul to send 250 delegates to Taliban meeting in Doha

Delegates The meeting is set to take place between April 19 and April 21 and is considered by analysts as an important trust-building measure. The list...

Canada expands sanctions, adds 43 people close to Venezuela’s Maduro

Canada expands sanctions, adds 43 people close to Venezuela’s Maduro Sanction While the statement did not give names, it noted that an additional 43 people close...

Firemen rescue 5 people from burning house in Kano – Official

Mr Saidu Mohammed, spokesman of the service, who made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NNN), said that the house was an upstairs building with four rooms and one parlour.

Sri Lanka resumes death penalty for drug convicts – President

Colombo, Feb. 7, 2019 (Xinhua/NNN) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will impose the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months after he vowed to free the country from the drug menace by 2020, local media reports said on Thursday.

Nigerian’s Chukwu, first black woman to win Sundace biggest prize

By Justina Auta/Anita Eboigbe
Abuja, Feb. 4, 2019 (NNN) Nigerian-American filmmaker, Chinonye Chukwu, emerged the first Black woman to win the Sundance Film Festival’s  Grand Jury Prize for her U.S. Dramatic entry, “Clemency.’’