Issues in the recent U.S strategy towards sub-Saharan Africa

September 1, 2022 Charles Onunaiju 0

Just before the visit of the U.S Secretary of State, Mr. Anthony Blinken, to Africa early last month (August) that took him to South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, Washington released its newest strategy towards sub-Saharan Africa. In a typical imperial patronage, long characteristic of U.S approach to Africa, Washington’s recent outline of her “strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa” Read More

US move to send heavier rockets to Ukraine as war rages

June 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The US will send Ukraine more advanced rocket systems to help it defend itself, President Biden has announced. The weapons, long requested by Ukraine, are to help it strike enemy forces more precisely from a longer distance. Until now, the US had refused the request out of fear the weapons could be used against targets in Russia. But on Wednesday, Read More

Mexico land in US for Super Eagles friendly

Super Eagles opponent in Saturday’s international friendly, Mexico have arrived Dallas, United States of America ahead of the three African champions. The players and their officials arrived Dallas on Tuesday morning Their Nigerian counterpart are expected to arrive Wednesday to start preparation for the match. The El Tri will take on the Super Eagles at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Read More

More trouble for Nigeria as US interest rates soar

May 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

As a mono-economy that relies heavily on oil revenue to carry out its activities, Nigeria might just be carrying more burdens with the US Fed hike of its interest rates; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. It is often said that ‘when America sneezes, the world catches cold.’ And that is the situation Nigeria’s fiscal authorities seem to find themselves in at the Read More

Russia’s sanctions threatens U.S. dollar, IMF raises alarm

April 1, 2022 Reuters 0

Financial sanctions imposed on Russia threaten to gradually dilute the dominance of the U.S. dollar and could result in a more fragmented international monetary system, Gita Gopinath, IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director, told The Financial Times. Russia has been hit with a plethora of sanctions from the United States and its allies for its late-February invasion of Ukraine. Russia has Read More

Nigerian Prince bags 33 months in U.S. for fraud

March 31, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston of the Eastern District of Texas has announced the sentencing of a Nigerian man, Sobanke Idris Sunday Adereti, to federal prison for federal fraud violations. A press statement by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, disclosed that Adereti, 24, pleaded guilty on October 25, 2021, to passport fraud and attempted bank fraud, and was sentenced to Read More

Racial inequality a prominent issue in U.S. prisons

The U.S. has been widely condemned for its long-term and systemic racism against ethnic minority groups and immigrants in its justice system. While people of color make up 37 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 67 percent of the country’s prison population. The incidence of human rights violations is particularly high in immigrant detention centers along the U.S. Read More

U.S. should truly abide by Biological Weapons Convention for global biosecurity

The U.S. should clarify thoroughly its military biological activities around the world with a responsible attitude and stop standing alone in opposing the establishment of a Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) verification regime, so as to help improve global biosecurity. Russia recently exposed military biological cooperation projects conducted by the U.S. in Ukraine, further unmasking the U.S., an empire of military Read More

Breaking: Missile hits Kyiv apartment building as Ukrainian President turns down US offer

February 26, 2022 BBC 0

More images have now emerged of the apartment building near Kyiv’s Zhuliany airport that was struck by a missile earlier on Saturday. The pictures show a hole covering at least five floors that were blasted into the side. Authorities say the number of casualties is “being specified” while an evacuation is under way. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky turned down Read More

CJN hosts US enjoy, officials, restates need to fight emerging crimes with technology

February 20, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon (Dr) Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has said the Judiciary was open to initiatives aimed at improving and strengthening the capacity of judicial officers in the handling of cases on emerging crime trend in the country. The CJN particularly harped on the need for judicial officers to imbibe technology to combat emerging crimes like Read More

U.S. inflation rate climbs to 7.5% at 40-year high

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The U.S. rate of inflation climbed again in January to 7.5% and stayed at a 40-year high, suggesting upward pressure on consumer prices is unlikely to relent soon and putting more pressure on the Federal Reserve to act. The consumer price index rose 0.6% in the first month of the new year, driven by big advances in rent, food and Read More

Visa agents operating with impunity for financial gains – U.S Consular

February 10, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

The US embassy has stated that visa facilitators and agents operating in Nigeria, especially in Lagos are operating with impunity for their financial gains, warning that Nigerians will continue to pay high fees if they work with visa facilitators to get appointments at the embassy. Susan Tuller, Country Consular Coordinator of the US Embassy in Nigeria who disclosed this in Read More

$11 million fraud: US sets date to free jailed Invictus Obi

December 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The United States has revealed that popular Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, will be released in September 2028. Obi has been handed a 10-year jail term in the U.S following a judgement on $11 million fraud. A statement by the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons on its website revealed that Obi is being held at Read More

Leahy Law: Beyond US threat to Nigeria

December 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

As insecurity continues to affect every aspects of life in Nigeria, anxiety is mounting over the government of the United State of America (USA) recent threat to suspend military aid to Nigeria. In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU takes a critical look at the implications of the threat. The Leahy Law is an American rights ordinance that prohibits the US government Read More

US CDC celebrates 20 years of saving lives in Nigeria

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its establishment in Nigeria. A press statement by the mission, Wednesday, said, “The Nigeria country office was established in November 2001 to support the government of Nigeria to improve disease surveillance systems, build institutional competencies, and expand human resources for health capacities. “At the 20th Read More

Nnamani buries mum in US

November 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Chimaroke Nnamani ( PDP Enugu East), will bury his mother, late Mrs Elizabeth Nwachi Nnamani on Monday at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home , Fairfax, Virginia, United States. In a statement issued in Abuja Sunday, the burial of Madam Nnamani in United States of America who died at age 85 , is based on her wish to that effect , Read More

Nigeria tech summit sponsored by US returns to Abuja

November 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Global Startup Ecosystem, U.S. Mission in Nigeria, is set to return with the 3rd Annual Nigeria Tech Summit on December 17, 2021, at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton with virtual live access to global delegates. A press statement by the Mission said, “The programme sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria will be hosted in partnership with accelerator partners IBM Read More

Breaking: Newcastle appoint new coach

November 8, 2021 BBC 0

Newcastle United have appointed Eddie Howe to succeed Steve Bruce as the Premier League club’s head coach. Howe, who has signed a contract until the summer of 2024, has not been in management since he left Bournemouth in August 2020 following relegation.“This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us,” Howe told Newcastle’s 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