Breaking: 160 Stranded Nigerians from US land in Abuja

May 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 160 Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have landed in Abuja, Channels Television is reporting. A plane carrying the returnees arrived on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines plane touched down at the airport in the Federal Capital Territory Read More

Breaking: First batch of stranded Nigerians from US head home

May 10, 2020 NAN 0

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on their way back home. 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees. They are returning aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded abroad. In line with the Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus consumes over 20m US jobs

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

The U.S. unemployment rate has hit 14.7 percent and 20.5 million jobs were lost in April, New York times reports. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy shed more than 20.5 million jobs in April, sending the unemployment rate to 14.7 percent — devastation unseen since the Great Depression. The report underscores the speed and depth of the labor Read More

Breaking: Uncertainty as US Coronavirus cases reach 1 million milestone… 57,000 dead

April 28, 2020 Editor 0

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States topped one million on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 57,000 people in the US, which leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,002,498 by the Baltimore-based school’s latest count. Earlier, US President Donald Trump Read More

Breaking: US House Speaker Pelosi backs Biden for President

April 27, 2020 CNN 0

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden for president on Monday, calling the former vice president “a leader who is the personification of hope and courage. “Today, I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States because he will be an extraordinary President. He knows how to get the job done,” she said in a video. Citing his work Read More

Covid-19: Bill Gates reveals when vaccine ‘ll be ready

April 25, 2020 NBC 0

U.S. billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, said a vaccine for the rampaging COVID-19 disease may come between 18-24 months. He said on NBC Today Show on Friday that there is evidence that this timeline may come to pass. According to the Microsoft co-founder, usually a vaccine takes over five years. There are steps including first testing in animals, then with humans on small, medium and large scales. But Read More

US counts near 50,000 Covid-19 deaths, records over 800,000 cases

April 23, 2020 Reuters 0

U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 47,000 on Wednesday after rising by a near-record single-day number the previous day, according to a Reuters tally, according to Reuters. A University of Washington model here often cited by the White House, projected a total of nearly 66,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths by Aug. 4, an upward revision from its most recent previous estimate of 60,000 deaths. At Read More

Coronavirus: US death toll surpasses Spain as nearly 2000 die in 24 hours

April 9, 2020 AFP 0

The United States recorded nearly 2,000 novel coronavirus deaths for a second day in a row, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University Wednesday night. The record-breaking figure of 1,973 deaths (slightly higher than the previous day’s toll of 1,939) brings the total number of US fatalities to 14,695. The US death toll now exceeds that of Spain, which Read More

Breaking: Italy’s death toll hits 14,681 as Coronavirus cases reach 119,827… global deaths now over 55,000

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

UN chief Antonio Guterres renewed his call for a global ceasefire, urging all parties to conflict to lay down arms and allow war-torn countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “The worst is yet to come,” Guterres said on Friday, referring to countries such as Syria, Libya and Yemen. “The COVID-19 storm is now coming to all these theatres of conflict.” Read More

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Breaking: Relief as US announces ‘cure’ for coronavirus

March 19, 2020 Editor 0

United States President, Donald Trump, has approved the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. US approved its use on Thursday. “We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,” Trump told reporters. “They’ve gone through the approval process — Read More

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US fines ship mgt firm $1.75m for waste dumping

February 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (Singapore) PTE Ltd, a vessel operating company, pleaded guilty in the US federal court to maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express. Chief Engineer Skenda Reddy and vessel Second Engineer Padmanaban Samirajan previously pled guilty to their involvement in the offense. Under the terms of Read More

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Breaking: China stops issuing visas to Nigerians

February 3, 2020 Editor 0

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has stopped issuing visas to Nigerians as part of measures to curtail spread of ravaging coronavirus. Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, disclosed this on Monday. United States last week announced ban on issuance of visa to Nigeriansand others from five other countries. Though the reason for US visa action was unconnected to the new Read More

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Breaking: FG swings into action over US visa ban

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee to look into the recent visa ban order on Nigeria and five other countries An official press statement from the special adviser to the President on media and publicity Femi Adesina reads, “On January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Homeland Security announced temporary travel restrictions on six countries, including Nigeria. Read More

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Death of Iranian General: Popular rapper Cardi B knocks Trump, set to dump US for Nigeria

January 4, 2020 Editor 0

American rapper and songwriter, Cardi B, has expressed dissatisfaction with the killing of a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States government. The songwriter made this known in a tweet, where she criticised the US government. She also revealed her plans to apply for Nigerian citizenship. It will be recalled that Soleimani was on Friday morning killed in Read More

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Soleimani: Germany, France make crucial declaration on World war 111

January 4, 2020 Editor 0

Germany and France have joined other world leaders in reaction to the killing of Iranian top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US government. Maj.-Gen. Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed in a US airstrike on his convoy at Baghdad airport on Friday rising the tension of another World War. Read More

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Soleimani: Iran threatens revenge after US killed top general in Baghdad

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

A US strike killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, dramatically heightening regional tensions and prompting arch-enemy Tehran to vow “revenge”. The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered Soleimani’s “killing” after a pro-Iran mob this week laid siege to the US embassy in the Iraqi capital. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei swiftly vowed Read More

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How US killed top Iranian military commander

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

Iran’s most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, has been killed by a US air strike in Iraq. The 62-year old spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East as head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. He was killed at Baghdad airport, alongside local Iran-backed militias, early on Friday in a strike ordered by US President Donald Trump. Gen Soleimani’s Read More

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4 Nigerians, 11 others charged with $18m cyber fraud in U.S

December 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Four months after the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) charged 77 Nigerians with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft, at least another four were among 15 defendants charged on Tuesday for an alleged $18 million cyber and bank fraud at the Manhattan Federal Court, New York. A statement by the DoJ on announcing Read More

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Breaking: ISIS names new Leader, hours after al-Baghdadi’s death

October 27, 2019 Editor 0

Following the death of its erstwhile leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has named Abdullah Qardash (a.k.a. Hajji Abdullah al-Afari) as its new leader. Al-Baghdadi died as a result of a US Special Forces operation in Syria’s Idlib province on Sunday. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is also known as the Islamic Read More