Sunday, April 21, 2019

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    US envoy asks Christians, Muslims to embrace peace 

US envoy asks Christians, Muslims to embrace peace 

David Young, deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Abuja, has called on Christians and Muslims to work together towards a peaceful Nigeria.  He made this call as a guest speaker at an event organised by the Apostles in the MarketPlace (AiMP) Network on Tuesday.  Young, who has been involved in conflict resolution in some parts of Nigeria, said international consensus in diplomacy [...]

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    EXTRA: Wearing suit to interview doesn’t guarantee a visa, says US consular official

EXTRA: Wearing suit to interview doesn’t guarantee a visa, says US consular official

Consular officers of the United States embassy in Nigeria say dress code is not a requirement for obtaining a visa.Speaking during a Facebook live session on Wednesday, the officers said the applicants could come for interview in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique.The officials, who addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160 application form, maintained that an applicant does [...]

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    US embassy: We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visa

US embassy: We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visa

The United States embassy in Nigeria says its visa officers do not enjoy denying Nigerians visa.In a Facebook post on Monday, the embassy said this is contrary to the opinion held by most Nigerians.It said there are some questions often misunderstood by applicants which earn them a rejection.The embassy said the first step to securing a US visa is to [...]

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    Boko Haram plans to disrupt Nigeria’s elections, US warns

Boko Haram plans to disrupt Nigeria’s elections, US warns

The US has warned that the Boko Haram insurgent group is planning to carry out attacks during Nigeria's forthcoming general election.A security alert was issued to this effect by the US embassy in Nigeria.According to the alert posted on its website on Friday, the insurgent group plans to attack security and infrastructure, as well as markets, hotels, and malls."There is [...]

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    Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

The US embassy in Nigeria has announced a closure of its Lagos and Abuja offices due to the ongoing government shutdown in its country.The closure will affect thousands seeking to apply for, or renew their visas, as their appointments would have to be rescheduled.In a post on its official Facebook page, the embassy said the both offices would re-open once [...]

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    US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

The US embassy has condemned the execution of Hauwa Liman, a health worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The embassy, in a statement on Tuesday, expressed its condolence to the family of Liman and the ICRC.TheCable had reported how the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman after its deadline expired.“We stand in [...]

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    US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

The US embassy says it hopes to resume consular operations in Abuja after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays.A temporary stoppage of consular services in the nation's capital was on Tuesday announced by the US embassy.The embassy had said the development would mean a halt of visa operations and services for American citizens.The US embassy had cited "reasons beyond our control" but noted [...]

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    Obasanjo: How I conspired with Ahmadu Ali to sack Americans from the US embassy

Obasanjo: How I conspired with Ahmadu Ali to sack Americans from the US embassy

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has recounted how he "conspired" with Ahmadu Ali, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to sack US officials from the American embassy in the 1970s.Obasanjo made this known while speaking on Thursday at the launch of Ali's biography in Abuja.He said Ali had been appointed head of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) [...]

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    US ‘must declare Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist’

US ‘must declare Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist’

The US embassy in Nigeria has been taken before a federal high court in Abuja for saying it does not view the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.Russel Brooks, the embassy's spokesman, had said IPOB is not a terrorist organisation under US laws.In a suit filed before the court, one Nze Charles Ugwu, through his lawyer, Simon [...]

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    Nigerians not affected by Trump’s ban, says US embassy

Nigerians not affected by Trump’s ban, says US embassy

The US embassy in Nigeria says there is no need for Nigerians to cancel travel plans to the United States, dismissing reports about a policy change affecting Nigerians.Russell K. Brooks, spokesperson of the embassy, said this in response to inquiries by Associated Press.The agency had requested comment after Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, said some Nigerians with [...]

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    Fake US embassy in Ghana discovered after operating for 10 years

Fake US embassy in Ghana discovered after operating for 10 years

A fake US embassy in Accra, capital of Ghana, has been shut after issuing visas and executing other diplomatic tasks for a decade.The US State Department said until it was shut down, the sham embassy was housed in a run-down, pink two-storeyed building with a corrugated iron roof and flew a US flag outside.It also had a portrait of President [...]

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    US embassy helps Nigerian women ‘unleash their power’

US embassy helps Nigerian women ‘unleash their power’

In honour of the Women’s history month, the United States Embassy on Tuesday hosted women entrepreneurs to an  event on entrepreneurship and technology.The event was done in collaboration with Union bank, Leadway Assurance, Global Shapers community and Women’s Technology empowerment centre.Rhonda Watson, the public diplomacy officer at the US consulate general in Lagos, said the rationale behind the programme was to [...]

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