U.S. man who received first-ever modified pig kidney transplant dies

U.S. man who received first-ever modified pig kidney transplant dies The world’s first patient with a transplanted pig kidney has died, almost two months after the operation. In March, Massachusetts General Hospital transplanted the genetically-edited pig kidney into Rick Slayman, a 62-year-old man living with end-stage kidney disease. The operation was a milestone in xenotransplantation […]

US Election: Michelle Obama rules out replacing Biden as Democratic Party nominee

By John Owen Nwachukwu Former United States, US, First Lady, Michelle Obama has made her stance known following reports that she was warming up to replace Joe Biden as the Democratic Party nominee for the 2024 presidential elections. Concerns over Biden’s age have fuelled speculations that the President could be replaced as the Democratic Party’s […]

US court fines Nigerian blogger $50,000 over defamation of MFM founder, Olukoya

A judge, Theresa Adams of the Baltimore County Circuit Court in the United States, has slammed a record $50,000 damages on a US-based Nigerian blogger, Funke Ashekun, for defaming the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by Olukoya’s media aide, Collins Edomaruse, […]

White House rejects calls for sack of defense chief, Lloyd Austin

White House rejects calls for sack of defense chief, Lloyd Austin The White House on Monday rejected Republican calls for US President Joe Biden to sack Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin after he took several days to disclose a hospitalization. “The president has complete confidence, continues to have confidence in Secretary Austin,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre […]

U.S. customs seizes undeclared $68k cash from Nigeria-bound family at Washington Dulles International Airport

  By Motunrayo The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, on Thursday, seized $68,000 from a Nigeria-bound family who lied about the value of cash in their possession. The confiscation was made at the Washington Dulles International Airport when the officers were conducting inspections on outbound passengers departing on a flight to Cairo, […]

George Floyd killer, Derek Chauvin, stabbed 22 times in prison – Prosecutors

A fellow inmate stabbed disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin more than 20 times with a shiv, US prosecutors said Friday as they announced charges of attempted murder. Chauvin, whose killing of George Floyd in Minnesota sparked massive racial justice protests in 2020, was attacked in the law library of an Arizona prison last month. […]

Despite Tinubu’s assurances, U.S. issues advisory to citizens to reconsider travelling to Nigeria

U.S. places 18 states on Do Not Travel alert • Tinubu woos investors, urges Nigerians abroad to return home • World can ignore Nigeria at own peril, Tinubu tells UN chief Two days after the United States Deputy Treasury Secretary, Wally Adeyemo, visited Nigeria as part of U.S. efforts to strengthen economic ties between both […]

‘Nigeria needs strong macroeconomic indicators for stable growth’ – U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo

By Geoff Iyatse and Tobi Awodipe The United States Deputy Treasury Secretary, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, said a stable naira and strong microeconomic outlook are critical to achieving sustainable economic growth. Adeyemo, who is the most senior official of African descent in President Joe Biden’s administration, said this yesterday during a media interaction in Lagos. Whereas […]

U.S. begs public for help over missing F-35 fighter jet

The United States military has asked for the public to help in locating one of its F-35 fighter jets after the pilot ejected from the aircraft. F-35 fighter jet went missing on Sunday afternoon when the pilot was flying over the southern state of South Carolina. The pilot, whose identity has not been revealed, ejected […]

Sierra Leone President says US pressured him to interfere in vote

Sierra Leone President says US pressured him to interfere in vote President Julius Maada Bio The president of Sierra Leone on Friday accused the United States of pressuring him to interfere in his country’s June 24 election count, a statement in stark contrast to the concerns Washington has leveled regarding the fairness of the poll. […]


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