Why some Nigerians faced extreme vetting at U.S. airports – Envoy

New York – Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview in Washington, added that the President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not affect Nigerians. “The executive ban on immigration […]

Ivana Trump to publish book entitled ‘Raising Trump’

Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump is set to publish a book with Simon & Schuster. And it’s not about politics. Entitled, “Raising Trump,” the “non-partisan, non-political” book will detail Ivana’s experience raising her three children with Donald Trump — Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. — according to the publishing house. It’s set to be published […]

Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban: Who is Derrick Watson?

(CNN)A federal judge in Hawaii is making headlines after temporarily freezing President Donald Trump’s revised ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries. In a 43-page ruling, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson issued a scathing rebuke just hours before Trump’s revised travel ban was to go into effect Thursday. “The illogic of the government’s contentions […]

We’ll strike US silly, if…. says North Korea

We’ll strike US silly, if…. says North Korea — 14th March 2017 North Korean has threatened that it would launch ‘merciless’ attacks against the United States if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. Pyongyang, which has […]

Man commits suicide to protest against America-based father

  Samson Folarin The twin brother and the wife of Taiwo Ariyo were in shock when the 34-year-old drank local insecticide, Sniper, in their presence after suffering a bout of depression. Despite efforts to save his life, the victim died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos. PUNCH Metro gathered that Taiwo had expressed […]

US States seek to block Trump’s new travel ban

tates of Washington, Oregon and New York said they would challenge, along with Hawaii, the new travel ban by President Donald Trump that temporarily bars the admission of refugees and some travellers from a group of Muslim-majority countries. The travel ban, which is set to take effect on March 16, changed and replaced a more […]

Postphone your trips to US for now, Abike counsels Nigerians

Abike Dabiri-Erewa By Victoria Ojeme Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foregn Affairs and Nigerian in Diaspora Hon Abike Dabiri- Erewa has advised Nigerians who have no compelling or urgent reason to travel to the United State of America, USA, to postpone their travel plans until the new administration’s policy on immigration is clear. […]

US tourists allege N125,000 extortion at Seme Border

  Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Two citizens of the United States of America on expedition to Nigeria on Thursday accused officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service of extorting N125,000 from them at the Seme Border in Lagos State despite having complete travel documents. The US citizens, who identified themselves as Dr Randy McKinney and Lana McKinney, […]

Nigerian engineer handed written test at New York airport

A Nigerian software engineer claims he was handed a written test by a US border officer at New York’s JFK airport to prove his tech credentials, and Filipinos on social media criticise a proposed death penalty bill. Tech test for Nigerian software engineer A software engineer from Lagos, Nigeria, is claiming that he was made […]

Picture: Americans rebuke presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway’s ‘disrespectful pose’ on White House sofa

  Americans have condemned what they described as irreverent and disrespectful behaviour by a top member of the President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Social media erupted Monday night after White House senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, was pictured kneeling on the Oval Office couch to snap a photo of President Trump with leaders of historically black colleges. […]




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