Pictures: After historic crusade, US honours Pastor Jerry Eze

September 4, 2023 Editor 0

The Senior Pastor of Steams of Joy, Jerry Eze, has received special recognition from the State of Georgia in the United States after his recently concluded crusade. The convener of the New Season Prophetic Prayers (NSPPD) was awarded after over 20,000 persons attended his event. The highly anticipated conference saw different sets of passionate and excited attendees from various walks Read More

Coup: EU joins US, France, suspends aid in Niger

July 29, 2023 BBC 0

The EU has suspended all security cooperation with Niger after the country’s army took power in a coup. It comes shortly after the US declared its “unflagging support” for ousted president Mohamed Bazoum – seen as a key Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants. On Friday, the head of the presidential guards unit Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani declared himself Read More

NiDCOM boss hails Nigerian elected 1st black Mayor in US City

The Chairman/CEO,  Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Yemi Mobolade for being the first black elected Mayor of Colorado Springs City. Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement by NiDCOM Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Saturday in Abuja, said: “Mobolade’s doggedness and determination will serve as a motivator for other Nigerians living abroad knowing that with hard work and Read More

Warring Sudanese groups have agreed temporary ceasefire – US

April 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Warring factions in Sudan have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire while Western, Arab and Asian nations raced to extract their citizens from the country. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that the ceasefire deal followed two days of intense negotiations. Sudan’s army and the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have not abided by several temporary truce Read More

U.S. congratulates President-elect Tinubu

March 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United States has  congratulated the people of Nigeria, President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu, “and all political leaders following the declaration by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the results of the February 25 presidential election.” A statement released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of State’s Spokesperson Ned Price, said: “The competitive election represents a new period for Nigerian politics and Read More

U.S. explains new visa validity decision for Nigerians

March 1, 2023 Admin III 0

U.S. Mission in Nigeria has said that it will increase visitor visa validity from 24 months to 60 months for Nigerians who want to enter the United States temporarily for business and/or tourism. The visa validity extension allows Nigerians to use the visa for 60 months to make short trips to the United States for tourism or business purposes before Read More

US forces launch attack in Syria, kill ‘ISIS leader’

October 6, 2022 Admin III 0

US special forces carried out a midnight raid deep into the heart of government-controlled territory in Syria that killed an ‘ISIS leader’ and took others captive, two security sources said.  Local sources said that US troops landed in the village Muluk Saray in the countryside of the Qamishli region in north east Syria, where territory is controlled between US-backed Kurdish fighters and Read More

As Okey Ikechukwu becomes a Professor, by Valentine Obienyem 

August 17, 2022 Valentine Obienyem 0

I was going through different social media platforms last night, when I came across the exhilarating piece of news on the appointment of Dr. Okey Ikechukwu, mni, as Professor of Strategic Management and Human Capital Development by Nnamdi Azikiwe University. With a  Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy, and after a straight Ph.D. in philosophy (and Metaphysics) without a Master’s Degree, Doc, Read More

Again, US President, Joe Biden, tests positive for COVID-19

July 31, 2022 BBC 0

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 again, in what has been described as a “rebound” infection by his doctor. The 79-year-old first contracted the virus on 21 July, when he was revealed to be experiencing mild symptoms. On Saturday Mr Biden said he was not experiencing symptoms but would isolate “for the safety of everyone around me”. Read More

Breaking: US President tests positive for COVID-19 despite taking booster jabs, full vaccination

July 21, 2022 BBC 0

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating at the White House. The 79-year-old, who is fully-vaccinated and has twice received booster jabs, is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and will continue to carry out all his duties, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. The president is taking the antiviral medicine Paxlovid, her statement added. In a tweet Read More

Celebrating freedom and diversity

July 3, 2022 Admin III 0

As the United States celebrates 246 years of independence this year, we take time to recognise the key pillars of democracy. Our thoughts turn to freedom of expression and respect for human rights, the rule of law, and the role of all citizens in determining the country’s future. For Americans, celebrating Independence Day usually means reminiscing about our past and Read More

United States and the Illusion of judicial independence

June 20, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

If there has been any doubt at all, that the United States America’s political process is riven and driven by special interests, pervasive in all branches of its government, the current row over the leaked Supreme Court Opinion on the landmark judgment of Roe Vs Wade over abortion right is a decisive proof. The leak, gave effect both to the Read More

Breaking: Popular American rapper, Lil Keed, is dead

May 14, 2022 Agency Report 0

American rapper, Raqhid Render, popularly known as Lil Keed has died at 24, as confirmed by his brother, Semaja Render, who is also a rapper that goes by the stage name, Lil Gotit. Sharing a picture of himself and his brother on his Instagram page, Lil Gotit, who, expressed disbelief and sadness over Lil Keed’s death, wrote: “I can’t believe I seen you die Read More

[Breaking] Abba Kyari: At last, FG begins extradition process

March 3, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The federal government has officially kicked off the process of extradition of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Abba Kyari to the United States of America. This followed request by US authorities for Kyari to be extradited over $1.1million wire fraud perpetrated by Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Read More

Man shoots neighbour dead over loud music

December 28, 2021 Admin III 0

A U.S. man in Florida identified as Zachary Moncada allegedly shot his neighbour during a dispute over loud music on Christmas Eve, a report said. CBS 12 reported that, the 31-year-old was accused of shooting the man in the back before the victim’s relatives subdued him on the front lawn of their Boca Raton home. The victim’s family disarmed Moncada, Read More

Breaking: Tragedy hits US as 70 die in worst Kentucky’s tornadoes

December 11, 2021 BBC 0

The governor of the US state of Kentucky has said that more than 70 people were killed by tornadoes on Friday night. Andy Beshear said the figure could rise to more than 100 in what he called the worst tornadoes in the state’s history. Dozens are feared dead inside a candle factory in the town of Mayfield. At least five Read More

The US gesture to Nigeria

November 30, 2021 Admin III 0

The recent news of the United States’ removal of Nigeria from its religious freedom blacklist is quite cheering, particularly for the President Muhammadu Buhari government, which has the misfortune of inheriting a polity that was deeply divided along ethno-religious fault-lines that had heightened the insecurity, including the Boko Haram insurgency, across the country. The United States Secretary of State Anthony Read More

Revealed! What US told Lagos govt over #EndSARS report

November 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United States has tasked the Lagos state and federal governments on taking suitable measures to address allegations of abuses against some members of the security forces as well as the grievances of the victims of the #EndSARS protests and their families. The US Mission, Tuesday, in a statement on the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry Report stated: “The United Read More

Anambra poll: US warns against violence, to impose visa ban on violators

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has said that it was paying close attention to actions of individuals who interfere with the democratic process or instigate violence against civilian populations before, during, or after the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. The US Mission in a statement on the upcoming Anambra election, Wednesday, said: “The United States looks forward to a gubernatorial Read More

Anambra: Youth ambassador to US warns youths against political thuggery, ballox snatching

November 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Ahead of the Anambra  state governorship election, the Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States and Secretary-General, Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Dr. Raymond Edoh, has warned the Nigerian youths against electoral violence. Also, he appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to trend with caution while discharging its duties during the exercise so that the decision of the masses Read More

Travellers to US’ll require COVID-19 vaccination proof from Nov 8

October 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Travellers to the United States would require proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane from November 8, 2021. A press statement by the Embassy, Friday, read in part, “Beginning on November 8, foreign national air travellers to the United States will be required, with only limited exceptions, to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior Read More

Travellers to US’ll require Covid-19 vaccination proof from Nov 8

October 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Travellers to the United States would require proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane from November 8, 2021. A press statement by the Embassy, Friday, read in part, “Beginning on November 8, foreign national air travellers to the United States will be required, with only limited exceptions, to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status Read More

Rivers ranks third largest in COVID – 19 infections- Dr Boyd

October 27, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Country Director of the United States Centre for Disease Control (USDC), Dr. Mary Boyd, has said that Rivers state currently has the third largest COVID- 19 infections and the sixth on tuberculosis with 140,000 new infections in the country. Dr.Boyd stated this at a launch of an Integrated Screening, Tracking for TB, HIV and COVID- 19 Wednesday in Port-Harcourt, capital Read More