Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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    World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

The US has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.  [...]

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    Killings: Nigeria designated ‘country of particular concern’ — alongside Syria, Pakistan

Killings: Nigeria designated ‘country of particular concern’ — alongside Syria, Pakistan

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has designated Nigeria as a ‘country of particular concern’ (CPC) following the recent spate of killings.In its 2018 report on religious freedom, the commission asked the US department of state to declare Nigeria a CPC, along with 15 other countries including Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Vietnam, and China.In 2018 alone, hundreds have [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: America unsafe for black people, says Lolade Siyonbola, Nigerian studying in Yale

EXCLUSIVE: America unsafe for black people, says Lolade Siyonbola, Nigerian studying in Yale

When Lolade Siyonbola drifted off to sleep in her dorm's common room, she couldn't have dreamt that she was about to find herself in the middle of a racial discrimination conversation."You’re not supposed to be sleeping here. I’m going to call the police. I have every right to call the police. You cannot sleep in that room," she was told by [...]

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    FG: Nigeria wasn’t represented at inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

FG: Nigeria wasn’t represented at inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

The federal government says there was no Nigerian representative at the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.Al Jazeera had reported that Nigeria was among the countries that were represented at the event.A presidential official had said Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, queried the Nigerian ambassador in Israel, based on the report.But in a statement by Tope Elias-Fatile, spokesman of [...]

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    FG queries ambassador for ‘attending’ inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

FG queries ambassador for ‘attending’ inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

The federal government has queried the Nigerian ambassador for reportedly attending the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.A presidency official confirmed this to state house correspondents on Tuesday.The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had drawn criticism from Europe and Washington’s main Arab allies.The relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem [...]

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    What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

What exactly are doctors doing in Nigeria?

It was the night of December 22, 2002. I was rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. I was terribly sick; the hospital had no oxygen as at the time I was admitted, and I was severely low on oxygen. I missed a date with death by a few seconds. I needed a miracle and God showed up -- [...]

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    US revokes Dokpesi’s visa — after ‘receiving looters list from FG’

US revokes Dokpesi’s visa — after ‘receiving looters list from FG’

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman of DAAR communications, says the US has revoked his visa after he was accused of looting Nigeria's treasury.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had listed Dokpesi, among other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as those who looted public funds.The media mogul is currently standing trial for allegedly receiving N2.1 billion from the office of the national [...]

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    PHOTOS: Nigerians display ‘beautiful Nigeria’ pictures following Trump’s compliment

PHOTOS: Nigerians display ‘beautiful Nigeria’ pictures following Trump’s compliment

Nigerians in the diaspora have taken President Donald Trump's compliment on how amazing Nigeria is to the next level.During a press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington, Trump had said he would like to visit Nigeria.“I would like very much to visit Nigeria. It is an amazing country. In certain ways, I hear from the standpoint of the beauty of [...]

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    Buhari: US collaborating with Nigeria to repatriate $500m loot

Buhari: US collaborating with Nigeria to repatriate $500m loot

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is in talks with that of the United States on how to repatriate $500m looted fund stashed in banks worldwide.The president disclosed this while addressing journalists after his meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House.According to him, the attorneys-general of both countries will work together to ensure the return of the fund.“Our [...]

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    US army trains Nigerian troops on fighting Boko Haram

US army trains Nigerian troops on fighting Boko Haram

US soldiers, not less than 12, have trained Nigerian troops on a six-week advice-and-assist mission in Jaji, Kaduna State, Pentagon has said.The US department of defence said Nigerian army’s 26th infantry battalion might be the next to deploy to north-east to confront Boko Haram.The department, while documenting some accounts of the US soldiers during the training, said it was important [...]

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    March For Our Lives: Americans hold rallies to demand end to gun violence

March For Our Lives: Americans hold rallies to demand end to gun violence

Following the upsurge in incidents of shootings in various states in the US, hundreds of thousands of Americans flooded the streets on Saturday in protest against gun violence.No fewer than 20 shootings have been recorded in the US in 2018, giving rise to the fierce debate calling for gun control.The most recent shooting occurred on Tuesday, when an armed student [...]

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    China to US: Don’t blame us for Africa’s accumulated debt

China to US: Don’t blame us for Africa’s accumulated debt

The Chinese government says it cannot take the blame for Africa's debt burden, saying it is as a result of accumulation over the years.At a press briefing on Monday, the US department of state had said China's loan rates are terrible for Africa because they burden the continent.Responding to the statement on Tuesday, Geng Shuang, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, said he [...]

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    Nigeria’s 2019 elections our major priority, says US

Nigeria’s 2019 elections our major priority, says US

The United States says Nigeria’s 2019 general election and a peaceful transition in government remains its major priority.The US Department of State said this during a briefing on the first trip of Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, to Africa.It said the election is its priority in view of the country’s strategic position in the African region.The department expressed hope that [...]

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    Tillerson, US secretary of state, to visit Nigeria

Tillerson, US secretary of state, to visit Nigeria

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, would visit Nigeria and four other African countries from March 6 to 13, says the US department of state.Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the department, said Tillerson would also travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi and N’Djamena.During his visit to Abuja, Tillerson is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries.Nauert [...]

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    US imposes sanction on Boko Haram leader ‘fingered in Dapchi abduction’

US imposes sanction on Boko Haram leader ‘fingered in Dapchi abduction’

The US treasury department has included Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, factional leader of Boko Haram, to its sanctions list for global terrorism.Al-Barnawi's group is suspected of being behind the abduction of female students from Dapchi, a town in Yobe stateOn Tuesday, the treasury's office of foreign assets control (OFAC) said two individuals and seven organisations in Africa and Asia have been included [...]

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    Scientists develop ‘game changer’ device to boost stroke patients’ recovery

Scientists develop ‘game changer’ device to boost stroke patients’ recovery

US scientists at the Shirley Ryan ability laboratory have developed wearable sensors that could help speed up the recovery of stroke patients. [...]

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