Don’t travel to 18 Nigerian states, US alerts citizens *See full list of states

September 22, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United States of America has issued a travel alert on 18 states in Nigeria. Blueprint reports that the do-not-trave alert comes two days after the United States Deputy Treasury Secretary, Wally Adeyemo, visited Nigeria as part of U.S. efforts to strengthen economic ties between both countries. This is as President Tinubu continues campaign to boost the confidence of the Read More

Two-year-old shoots self dead in Las Vegas

July 12, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A two-year-old, Jaiangelis Stevenson, died after accidentally shooting himself at a caregiver’s home on Sunday. According to New York Post on Tuesday, Jaiangelis, whose mother was working, was being watched by a family member when the shooting occured. His aunt revealed that “We would actually call him ‘Blue’ because of his eyes,” she recalled of the youngster. “He would be Read More

Breaking: US Troops kill ISIS leader

July 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

U.S. forces killed ISIS leader Usamah al-Muhajir in an airstrike in eastern Syria on Friday, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a Sunday statement. Al-Muhajir was killed by the same MQ-9 reaper drones that had been harassed by Russian aircraft in the region. The two incidents occurred the same day, the U.S. says, with the drones carrying out the strike Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court stops Biden’s $400bn loan forgiveness plan in US

June 30, 2023 BBC 0

The US Supreme Court has blocked President Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt for more than 40 million Americans. The ruling was 6-3, with the three liberal justices dissenting. His plan, announced last year, would have forgiven up to $10,000 (£7,800) per borrower, and $20,000 in some cases. Soon after it was announced, lower courts blocked it – leaving Read More

US slams sanctions on African firms funding Wagner operations

June 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United States took aim at Russia’s Wagner Group and imposed sanctions on Tuesday on companies it accused of engaging in illicit gold dealings to fund the mercenary force. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it slapped sanctions on four companies in the United Arab Emirates, Central African Republic and Russia it accused of being connected to the Read More

Tough anti-gay law: US slams sanctions on Uganda officials

June 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Uganda officials after the African nation passed an anti-LGBTQ law that was condemned by many countries and the United Nations, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The law, considered one of the harshest in the world, was enacted in May and carries the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” an offence that Read More

Breaking: 2 kidnapped US Embassy staff rescued in Anambra

May 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Security operatives have successfully rescued the two United States Embassy staffers who were abducted in Anambra state. This was revealed by the spokesperson for Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Friday May 19, 2023. He said, “In the early hours of today, 19/5/2023, the joint security forces rescued unhurt the two remaining victims abducted during the attack on Read More

US top official calls Tinubu ahead of May 29 presidential inauguration

May 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The Secretary of State for the United States, Anthony Blinken, has given his assurance to the President-elect of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, that the U.S. is dedicated to enhancing the relationship between the two countries with the new administration. In a statement by U.S. State Department Spokesperson, Matthew Miller, on Tuesday, he said, Blinken called the Nigerian President-elect to discuss issues Read More

VIDEO: What US said after gunmen attack left 4 embassy staff dead

May 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The White house has confirmed that the United States Embassy convoy in Anambra State was targeted in a deadly attack. This was disclosed during a press briefing, by the spokesperson for the National Security Council, John Kirby on Wednesday. He also clarified that no U.S. citizens were involved in the incident. Kirby said, “What I can tell you is that Read More

Breaking: US pronounces visa ban on Nigerians who undermined democracy during 2023 general elections

May 15, 2023 Admin III 0

The United States Government has pronounced visa ban on Nigerians who undermined the nation’s democracy during the 2023 general elections. Speaking via a statement by the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, said, “Today, I am announcing that we have taken steps to impose visa restrictions on specific individuals in Nigeria for undermining the democratic process during Nigeria’s 2023 elections Read More

US open to talks with China – Envoy

May 2, 2023 Admin III 0

US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns said Tuesday the United States is “ready to talk” to China, and expressed hope that Beijing would “meet us halfway on this.” Burns, however, did not give a clear answer about when Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to China – which was postponed in February – would be rescheduled. “Our view is we Read More

Breaking: Biden formally declares re-election bid

April 25, 2023 The New York Times 0

President Biden has formally announced on Tuesday April 25, 2023 that he would seek a second term, arguing that American democracy still faces a profound threat from former President Donald J. Trump as he set up the possibility of a climactic rematch between the two next year. In a video flashing images of a mob of Trump supporters storming the Read More

Osinbajo in US, to deliver lecture on climate change

April 23, 2023 Admin III 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday April 22, 2023 traveled to the United States of America to deliver a special lecture at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia. This was disclosed by Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja. Akade said the vice president would also participate in an interactive session with students and faculty coordinated by Read More

Teen brothers among 6 charged for Alabama shooting 

April 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Two teenage brothers, a 15-year-old, and three men are now under arrest after a deadly shooting at a party in Alabama last Saturday, authorities said. The shooting at a 16th birthday party celebration left four people dead and 32 others injured. The first arrests were made on Tuesday. All six suspects have been charged with four counts of reckless murder. Read More

Nuclear plant: US fires warning shot at Russia

April 19, 2023 CNN 0

The US has sensitive nuclear technology at a nuclear power plant inside Ukraine and is warning Russia not to touch it, according to a letter the US Department of Energy sent to Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy firm Rosatom last month. In the letter, which was reviewed by CNN and is dated March 17, 2023, the director of the Energy Department’s Read More

How Trump’s presidency weakened US institutions

April 17, 2023 Baba Abdullahi Machina 0

Donald Trump’s presidency was a tumultuous and unprecedented period in American history, marked by constant controversies, scandals, polarisation, and protests. Trump, who had no prior experience in government or the military, defied many norms and expectations of presidential behaviour and often clashed with the media, the judiciary, Congress, foreign allies, and even his administration. His unconventional and often erratic style Read More

Waldrum tips US, Canada, 5 others to win 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

April 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum has tipped countries he feels can win the upcoming 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup as he played down Nigeria’s chances. While speaking to the FIFA media, the American gaffer mentioned his native country the United States, Olympic champions Canada, Spain, European champions England, Sweden, and the Netherlands, and the host Australia. Despite being in charge Read More

Like US, UK hunt electoral offenders in Nigeria, to unleash sanctions

March 23, 2023 Admin III 0

The United Kingdom has promised to take action against those who engaged in or incited electoral violence during the March 18, 2023 governorship election. This was disclosed in a statement by the British Commission in Abuja on Wednesdays. The statement reads, “These are positive markers to build on for future elections. However, there were notable points of concern. Members of Read More

Hands off TikTok, US tells China

March 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The Biden administration has demanded that TikTok’s Chinese owners divest their stakes in the popular video app or face a possible U.S. ban, the company told Reuters on Wednesday. The move is the most dramatic in a series of recent steps by U.S. officials and legislators who have raised fears that TikTok’s U.S. user data could be passed on to Read More

FG directs implementation of 5 years Visa reciprocity policy between Nigeria, USA

February 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The federal government has directed the full implementation of a new visa reciprocity policy for citizens of the United States of America with effect from 1st March, 2023. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, gave the directive following the approval for the implementation of the new Bilateral Consular Policy Agreements between the governments of Nigeria and the United States Read More

Joe Biden signs same s3x marriage bill into law

December 14, 2022 Admin III 0

The United States president, Joe Biden, has signed new federal protections for same s3x and interracial couples into law. The law will cap both a personal and national evolution on an issue that’s enjoyed growing acceptance over the past decade. According to the President, “Marriage is a simple proposition. Who do you love? And will you be loyal to that Read More

Revealed! How 18-year-old man became youngest Black mayor in US

December 8, 2022 Admin III 0

An 18-year-old college freshman is now the youngest Black mayor in U.S. history after beating out his opponent for the position in a small Arkansas town.  Jaylen Smith, a recent graduate of Earle High School, said although he was “confident” he’d win the runoff election Tuesday, he was still shocked when he received news of the victory. He will be Read More

US terror alert: Nigeria, South Africa and conspiracy theories

November 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigerians were shocked to no end when on October 23 the United States declared a red terror alert claiming there was a high risk of terrorist attack on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Simultaneously, a similar terror alert was issued on the Republic of South Africa. What’s more curious is the fact that the alert targeted Nigeria, which is Africa’s Read More

Revealed! How to join US Army

November 5, 2022 Editor 0

The newly promoted U.S brigadier General of Nigerian descent, Amanda Azuibike, has revealed that anyone passionate about joining the United States army should reach out to her. General Azubuike made this known on her official Linkedin account shortly after the news of her promotion trended online recently. She disclosed that there are many opportunities in the U.S army regardless of Read More

Korea Republic differs with US, others over Abuja security threat, backs peaceful Nigeria’s 2023 general elections 

November 3, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Abuja Contrary to the terror alerts issued recently by some countries including United states, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany among few others, South Korea embassy on Thursday made it clear that it is going ahead with its activities in Abuja and any other part of Nigeria. Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Kim Young-chae who disclosed this in Abuja said at no time did his Read More