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    McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". — The New York TimesEarly this morning as I combed the net in search of knowledge, I stumbled on the lovely words above in the latest edition of The New York Times. It was [...]

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    Light-weight boxer, attended 20 schools… five interesting things about McCain

Light-weight boxer, attended 20 schools… five interesting things about McCain

In the world of legends, there are stories etched in the sand of time. Some have their stories woven with tragedy, some in heroic exploits while others spun in juicy fairy tales. For John McCain, a Republican US senator and war hero, he has been through these spectra of life.The man of many battles lost the last fight to death [...]

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    Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

US President Donald Trump says American citizens will become “very poor” if he is removed from office.He wondered why anyone would think of impeaching a president “who has done a great job”, adding the effect will also be felt on the US stock market.Trump was speaking during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.“I don't know how you can impeach [...]

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    US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

The US says there is a "culture of impunity" in Nigeria, making people get away with serious crimes.David Young, acting US ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Sunday during a fellowship with church leaders in Jos, Plateau state.According to PUNCH, Young, who is the deputy chief of mission and charge de affaires, US embassy in Nigeria, said the "culture of [...]

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    US embassy in Abuja will not issue visas ‘until further notice’

US embassy in Abuja will not issue visas ‘until further notice’

The US embassy in Abuja has announced a temporary stoppage of its consular services.In a statement on Tuesday, the embassy said this would mean a halt of visa operations and services for American citizens.No reason was given for the directive which the embassy said is with immediate effect.The embassy said visa applicants will be contacted for rescheduling while consular functions [...]

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    US arrests two Nigerians over ‘million-dollar cyber fraud’

US arrests two Nigerians over ‘million-dollar cyber fraud’

US authorities say eight people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an Africa-based cyber conspiracy defrauding companies and citizens of millions of dollars.Five of the defendants – a Mexican, two Americans, a Ghanaian and a Nigerian – were arrested in the US, the justice department said.The other three, two Ghanaians and a Nigerian, were arrested outside the US [...]

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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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