Maduro welcomes Maradona to Caracas ahead of forum
Former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona met Tuesday in Caracas with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who thanked the icon for his "unconditional support," as the leader was set to begin three days of meetings at the leftist Sao Paulo Forum.
Lebanon 'regrets' loss of UN voting privilege
Crisis-hit Lebanon on Saturday said it "regrets" being among seven countries stripped by the United Nations of voting privileges in the General Assembly for failing to pay their dues.
Bukar Usman and salient issues in Nigeria’s public policy administration
A voluminous book of 458 pages, Dr. Bukar Usman’s My Public Service Journey: Issues in Public Policy and Administration in Nigeria (Klamidas Communications Ltd, Abuja; 2019) is an expository memoir on the Nigerian public service.
Venezuela ex-intel chief missing in Spain ahead of US extradition
Venezuela's former military intelligence chief has gone missing in Spain just days after a court-approved a request for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges, police said Wednesday.
UN launches probe into Venezuela rights abuses
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday voted to send a team of investigators to probe alleged violations, including extrajudicial executions and torture, in crisis-wracked Venezuela.
Venezuela parliament ratifies Guaido as interim president
Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly on Tuesday ratified Juan Guaido as the country's interim president until new elections can be held.
US suggests won't prosecute Venezuela's Maduro if he leaves
A US envoy suggested Thursday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be safe from US prosecution if he quits but acknowledged that his departure remained elusive despite a half-year pressure campaign by Washington.
Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks
Representatives for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido reopened talks in Barbados on Wednesday to resolve the country's political crisis.
Maduro honors Americans evicted from Venezuelan embassy in US
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday honoured American protesters who had occupied the country's embassy in Washington for weeks in support of the beleaguered leader before being evicted by US authorities.
NCAC kick-starts activities to herald arts expo
The stage is set for yet another cultural watershed with the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) playing host to no less than 36 ambassadors, high commissioners and representatives of countries drawn from around the world to a pre-International Arts and Crafts Expo dinner in Abuja.