U.S., Japan commit to taking on ‘challenges from China’ together

Leaders of the United States and Japan have emphasised their commitment to countering challenges from China and ensuring a peaceful, free, and open Indo-Pacific region after their first in-person meeting on Friday. Concerns have been growing over China’s assertiveness in disputed waterways. “We agreed to oppose any attempts to change the status quo by force […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

American music icon, Steven Wonder, says he is moving to Ghana permanently

The iconic, award-winning performer spoke to Oprah Winfrey in an interview explaining his decision, citing the political turmoil in the United States. “I wanna see this nation smile again. And I want to see it before I leave to travel to move to Ghana because I’m going to do that.” Winfrey then asked, “You’re going […]

US Court sentences Obinwanne Okeke ‘Invictus Obi’ to 10 years in prison for Cyber Crimes

A Nigerian, Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims. “Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that […]

Endorsement of Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job, an important turnaround for US, Nigeria relations – Buhari

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has said the endorsement of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the job as Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO) is an important turnaround in the relations between Nigeria, the African continent and the United States under the Joe Biden administration. He welcomed pronouncement of the Office of the […]

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