China orders U.S. diplomatic mission closed

(NNP) The Chinese government on Friday ordered the U.S. to close its Chengdu Consulate in retaliation for the U.S. closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston. The U.S. accused consulate officials of stealing intellectual property and spying on Americans, a claim vehemently denied by the Chinese government which accused the U.S. of harassing its citizens […]

Nigerian Damilola Samuel jailed in U.S. for ATM fraud, to be deported after

A Nigerian citizen in U.S. Damilola Bamidele Isaac Samuel, has been sentenced to federal prison for ATM fraud. Samuel, 22, was convicted in Shreveport, Louisiana for using fraudulent ATM bank cards to steal more than $260,000 from dozens of bank customers. According to federal prosecutors, Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. ordered Samuel […]

U.S. orders Chinese diplomats out, closes Houston consulate

(NNP) In a move that would escalate tensions between the two largest economies, the U.S. on Wednesday asked China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, saying it has been used for spying on the United States and stealing intellectual property. A spokeswoman for the United States Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, stated that the […]

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden says he is considering four Black women to be his running mate

-Washington (CNN) – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday he was considering four Black women to be his running mate, and has been receiving extensive vetting briefings about each potential candidate. “I am not committed to naming any (of the potential candidates), but the people I’ve named, and among them there are four Black […]

Ooni hires chartered flight for stranded Nigerians in US, Canada

  By Taiwo Okanlawon The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II in collaboration with others have paid for a charter flight to bring back stranded Nigerians in the United States of America and Canada. According to the monarch, the pandemic is a collective fight that requires support both at home and abroad. […]

US authorities move to seize ex Gambian dictator’s mansion

  Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh used bribery proceeds and stolen government funds to buy a mansion in a suburb of Washington, D.C., U.S. authorities allege in a lawsuit seeking to seize the property. The west African nation’s longtime dictator conspired to launder roughly $3.5 million in “corruption proceeds” through the purchase of a lavish […]

John Lewis, a towering civil rights leader and long-serving U.S. Congressman, has died at 80

(NNP) Famous U.S. Congressman who represented the 5th Congressional District in Georgia, John Lewis, has lost his battle against cancer. The long-term Congressman died on Friday at age 80. Until his death, Lewis was the longest-serving member of Congress from Georgia in his 17th term (34 years) and was the Dean of the Georgia Congressional […]

Unflattering book by President Trump’s niece breaks sales records

(NNP) The tell-all book written by the niece of President Trump, Mary Trump, titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” has broken a previous record for the publisher, Simon and Schuster, set by the former White House National Security Advisor, John Bolton, by selling 950,000 copies on […]

Canada extends U.S. border closure for another 30 days, to Aug 21

(NNP) Canada and U.S. have agreed to close their shared border for another 30 days, to August 21, after the expiration of the current closure on July 21. With souring coronavirus cases in the United States, both countries agreed it will be in their mutual interest to close the border for an extended period after […]

As COVID-19 infections explode in the U.S., Canada resists pressure to reopen shared border

(NNP) As the United States battles the macabre surging of coronavirus infections and leads the world in deaths from the virus, a cross section of U.S. Congress has written to the Canadian government urging it to begin taking measures towards a phased reopening of the shared border. In an open letter addressed to the Canadian […]

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