Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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