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In a sign of easing tension in the Middle East, history was made on Monday with the first direct flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The Independent has reported. El Al flight 971 took off from Tel Aviv at 11.14am local time, and initially routed over Jordanian...
Executive Chairman of Atlas Petroleum and Oranto Petroleum, Arthur Eze, has categorically denied recent news report of his involvement in a partnership with ADM Energy on the ongoing Marginal Fields Bidding Round in Nigeria. On August 3, ADM Energy announced its successful pre-qualification in the Nigerian Government's 2020 Marginal Field...
A Nigerian-born Canadian, Kaycee Madu, has been appointed by the Canadian Government as Justice Minister and Solicitor General of Alberta, a province in Canada. The 47-year-old, who was born and raised in Southeast Nigeria, replaces Doug Schweitzer, who is now Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation. READ ALSO: https://echotitbits.com/ahmed-wigwe-abel-shobo-others-emerge-winners-at-2020-african-banker-awards/ The University of Lagos...
Soldiers behind the coup tagged "popular inssurrection" that toppled the about seven years administration of Ibrahim Keita as President of Mali have promised to conduct elections within a “reasonable” time. The interventionist soldiers made this commitment on Wednesday, amidst pressure from the international community calling for civil, constitutional and peaceful...
The European Union (EU) has on Tuesday condemned an “attempted coup” in Mali where Soldiers staged a mutiny, capturing the nation’s President, Prime Minister, Military Chiefs and political leaders. A statement by the bloc’s diplomatic chief, Josep Borrell, read that:  “The European Union condemns the attempted coup d’etat underway in...
Telephone calls began ringing Sunday between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, marking the first concrete step of a US-brokered diplomatic deal between the nations that required Israel to halt plans to annex land sought by the Palestinians, AP has reported.   Direct telephone calls have been blocked in the Emirates,...
Donald Trump's brother, Robert, has died at the age of 71, the United States President has announced. "It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight," Trump said in a statement. "He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will...
A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, is dead. The news of Carrington's death was disclosed by his wife, Arese, in a statement on Wednesday titled: “Press Release – Ambassador Walter C. Carrington, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and Senegal.” READ ALSO: Trump Fulfills Promise as Nigeria Receives 200...
For the first time since 2008, the United Kingdom’s economy has plunged into a recession due to a 2020 second quarter shrink. The country's economy decline of a record 20.4% in Q2, followed a 2.% drop in Q1. Echotitbits gathered Wednesday morning that the development signaled the deepest slump UK economy...
United States President Donald Trump has finally fulfilled his promise to send ventilators to Nigeria. Receiving 200 ventilators on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at a ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday, Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, described the medical...