USAID launches new $33million activity to enhance civil society advocacy in Nigeria

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new activity that promises to enhance the ability of Nigeria’s civil society and business membership organizations (CSOs and BMOs) to influence policies and reforms across the most critical service sectors. The five-year, $32.9 million Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) activity strengthens the financial, management, […]

NAF begins airlift of COVID-19 relief materials to 14 West African countries

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the airlift of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to 14 member-states in response to the spread of the second wave of the pandemic. The medical relief materials were donated with the support of donor partners […]

U.S. Embassy warns Nigerians against fake U.S. work visas

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria on Thursday warned Nigerians not to fall victims of a fake U.S. work visas said to be for people aged 40 to 55. The embassy in a tweet said: “Scammers and fraudsters are circulating a fake “press release” claiming to offer a new type of work visa […]

Reps reject N10,000 Visa Clearance charge for Nigerians

By Tordue Salem – Abuja The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has protested a non-refundable N10,000 special charges on Nigerians seeking Visa Clearance to certain countries, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The caucus in a statement by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) on […]

US consulate contacts Nigerian visa applicants denied in Trump era

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku The US consulate in Lagos has announced that it has contacted all Visa applicants who were denied during the Trump administration. The consulate announced this in a tweet on its verified Twitter handle. It said it is prioritising the processing of the pending cases and gradually restoring routine visa operations in accordance […]

Tanzanian president, John Magufuli, dies at 61

(NNP) Tanzanian president John Magufuli, has died at the age of 61. Vice President Hassan made the announcement amidst speculations about the president’s health. The anti-corruption president had not been seen in public since Feb 27. The president popularly known as “the bulldozer”  for his tough stance on corruption, took office in 2015. He ruled […]

Breaking: EFCC remands Nigerian for defrauding American government $8,000

By Soni Daniel A Nigerian by name Collins Samuel, who allegedly scammed the American State of Virginia of the sum of $8000 under the guise that he was an American citizen, has been remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the orders of a Kaduna Federal High Court presided over […]

Biden appoints another Nigerian as Director of Global Health Resources

United States President Joe Biden has again given another senior appointment to a Nigerian, Mrs. Adesuwa Ogiamien-Adesotoye in his administration. Mrs. Ogiamien-Adesotoye, a scion of the popular Ogiamien Family of Benin took the oath of office in Washington, DC on Monday, March 1 as the director, Office of Global Health Resources and Services Administration in […]

Why Biden embraces Nigerians and Shuns Buhari

It is by now evident that although President Joe Biden appreciates and identifies with Nigerians (certainly in more ways than Donald Trump did), he has nothing but stone-cold disdain for the inert, isolated mannequin in Aso Rock that pretends to be Nigeria’s “president.” Biden’s first call to an African president (on March 3) after his […]

WTO: Global outrage over Swiss newspaper headline on Okonjo-Iweala

See newspaper statement below –  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala I’m thankful to all my sisters, UN Women Leaders and the 124 Ambassadors in Geneva who signed the petition on calling out the racist & sexist remarks in this newspaper. It is important & timely that they’ve apologized. @phumzileunwomen @Winnie_Byanyima  

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