U.S. asks more than one million international students taking fully online courses to leave or risk deportation

(NNP) The United States Department of Homeland Security has added to the headache of international students hit hard by the ongoing pandemic by asking those whose institutions have gone fully online due to coronavirus concerns to leave the country and take their courses from their home countries. The new ruling exempts those who are taking […]

Nigeria: Rape convicts escape castration in proposed federal law

(NNP) Rapists and would-be rapists in Nigeria must be celebrating after the House of Representatives rejected a notion that rapists be castrated as part of a suite of recommendations in a proposed bill to stem the spate of rape in the country. The notion, put forward by Mr. James Faleke, ran into troubled waters when […]

U.S. government blocks Chinese airlines from flying into the U.S.

(NNP) In a move that appear to be retaliatory, the Trump administration has blocked Chinese airlines from flying into the country. This decision is in response to China denying re-entry flights to United Airlines and Delta which stopped flying into China as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The U.S. accused the Chinese government of […]

UNIBEN student, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, 22, raped and murdered in a Redeemed Christian Church of God parish

  (NNP) Students and faculty at the University of Benin have been thrown into confusion after the brutal rape and murder of one of their students. The 100 level microbiology student, 22 year-old Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, it was learned had gone to her local Redeemed Christian Church of God parish, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hills […]

Video: Social Distance Graduation: Nigerian youth, Damilola Adewunmi, graduates in style

(NNP) With many 2020 graduations ceremonies suspended, cancelled or conducted via zoom across the world due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more 367,000 lives, Nigerian youth, Damilola Adewunmi, did not want her hard work and high school graduation to go uncelebrated. In the video, the youth is seen having fun at a […]

Canadian court rules that Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, will face extradition proceedings to the United States

(NNP) The CFO of Huawei, the Chinese tech giant, Meng Wanzhou, has lost her bid for Canadian authorities to drop proceedings of her extradition to the United States. The provincial Supreme Court in British Columbia today dismissed her lawyers’ arguments that the charges laid against her by the United States do not constitute criminal offense […]

Tanzanian comedian, Idris Sultan, detained for making fun of the president’s suit

(NNP) A video that has gone viral has led to the detention of popular Tanzanian comedian and former Big Brother Africa winner, Idris Sultan. In the video, the comedian was seen to be making fun of an old picture of the President, John Magifuli, drawing attention to the oversized suit worn by the president many […]

Perm Sec who purchased uncompleted building for N7 billion in hot water with FG

  (NNP) The purchase of an uncompleted building for N7 billion by the former permanent secretary to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (now permanent secretary to the Ministry of Science and Technology), Dr. Mohammed Bello, has commanded the interest of the Federal Government. The FG through the head of the federal civil […]

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in his bedroom

(NNP) The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found dead in his diplomatic residence in the suburb of Tel Aviv, according to Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry. Mr. Wei, 58, died in his bed. The top diplomat had just been posted to Tel Aviv in February 2020 in the midst of the pandemic after […]

COVID-19: Nigerian evacuees in Thailand asked to pay N297,600 as “Quarantine fees”

(NNP) Nigerians in Thailand seeking to be evacuated as a result of the ongoing pandemic will have to dole out the sum of about $800 USD or N297, 600 before they could board the evacuation flight. According to a letter (posted below) issued by the embassy to persons scheduled to be evacuated and signed by […]

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