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 Blueprint 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 Blueprint 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 Blueprint 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

US President, Joe Biden, picks another Nigerian in fresh appointment

October 23, 2021 Agency Report 0

Another Nigerian Enoh Titilayo Ebong, has made it into the US government, after President Joe Biden appointed her to the post of Director, United States Trade and Development Agency, swelling the list of what has become of the new administration, which took office in February 2021. The appointment of the Nigerian-born technocrat, was contained in a brief with names of nominees for different Read More

U.S. donates over 3.5m COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria

October 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has donated over 3.5 million dozes of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria through the worldwide initiative ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, COVAX. A press statement by US embassy, Thursday, read in part: “The U.S. Mission in Nigeria is pleased to announce the arrival of 3,577,860 doses of Pfizer vaccine for the public health and benefit of the Read More

Insurgency: What America’s support means for Nigeria

September 30, 2021 Abdullahi M 0

The support given to Nigeria by the United States of America has made a great difference in the country’s efforts to stamp out terrorism within its borders, President Muhammadu Buhari said this week. Meeting Friday in New York with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of America to the United Nations, the President said America’s support serves as a morale booster Read More

US, Ishaku partner on HIV in Taraba

September 22, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The United States government, in conjunction with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) is partnering the Taraba state government to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS as well as other epidemics in the state. Director General of NACA, Alhaji Gambo Aliyu, who disclosed this in Jalingo said while the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Read More

Breaking: Buhari goes to US

September 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States of America, to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). The session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights Read More

Presidency receives, hails Maduka’s medical prowess

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency, on Tuesday, gave thumps up to Dr. Godwin Maduka for his exploits in the field of medicine, with specialization in pain management. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, commended the pain management specialist for his remarkable exploits in medicine. Maduka is noted for setting up the gigantic Las Vegas Pain Institute Read More