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

Breaking: Tuface opens up on row with wife

September 8, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Nigerian musician, Tuface Idibia, also known as 2baba for the first time has spoken up days after his wife, Annie, accused him of infidelity. 2baba’s wife took to Instagram last week to accuse him of moving around with his first baby mama, Pero Adeniyi. On Wednesday, Annie, in an audio clip alleged that her husband sneaked into United States Read More

American Airlines move to stage picket over fatigue

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) pilots are reportedly planning to stage a picket over fatigue, duty schedules, and an alleged lack of proper accommodation, some flight crew says they experienced during the summer season of 2021. The Allied Pilots Association is reportedly planning to organize pickets across the airline’s major hubs in the United States, including Miami (MIA) and Dallas/Fort Worth Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

Manchester United shares soar as Ronaldo returns

August 28, 2021 Editor 0

Shares in Manchester United have soared by 8 per cent as a consequence of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club. On Friday afternoon United announced that they have agreed a deal to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford. That gave a major boost to the shares of United, which is publicly traded in the United States, as reported by CNN. Undoubtedly one of Read More

COVID-19: India vaccinates 10 million people daily

August 28, 2021 AFP 0

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The government has been stung by Read More

Global crises: The West’s new response

August 26, 2021 Yusuf Yerima 0

The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan affirms the west new response to global security and economic crisis in Africa and the rest of the world. That response is to ensure minimal sacrifice in achieving its goals in any country and ultimately abandoning the country to its fate. The United States invaded Afghanistan because the Taliban regime sheltered Osama Bin Laden’s Read More

Breaking: Taliban in Afghanistan issue fresh quit order to US Troops

August 23, 2021 Editor 0

The Taliban say they will not extend the deadline for Western forces to leave Afghanistan. Spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the BBC that 31 August was a red line and that any extension would be a “clear violation” of the Doha agreement between the United States and the Taliban. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to request that US troops Read More

Premier League: Chelsea’s Pulisic out of Arsenal clash, Kante, Ziyech

August 21, 2021 ESPN 0

Chelsea and United States men’s national team midfielder Christian Pulisic will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. Manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Friday that the 22-year-old has not trained with the side since Wednesday following his positive test and will isolate for at least 10 days under government guidelines. “Christian is unfortunately pretty easy to explain,” Tuchel told Read More

Mosquito and malaria

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More