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U.S. Plans Bilateral Free Trade Agreements With African Countries

U.S. Plans Bilateral Free Trade Agreements With African Countries

The U.S. government has said that it was currently looking for African countries that would be interested in bilateral free trade agreements with it. Peter Haas, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiation told journalists in a teleconference that it was a big deal for the U.S. to be looking towards Africa. […]

Ilhan Omar Is About To Make History Again

Ilhan Omar Is About To Make History Again

Former Somali refugee and Minnesota state lawmaker IIhan Omar is favoured to take a seat in Congress after winning her Democratic primary in a heavily left-leaning Minnesota voting district. “Tonight we are celebrating because we engaged and empowered our community – and we won!” Ms Omar said in a statement. “Our campaign staff, our volunteers […]

FBI Fires Special Agent Who Investigated Clinton’s Mail

FBI Fires Special Agent Who Investigated Clinton’s Mail

The FBI on Monday fired Special Agent Peter Strzok, who worked on both the investigations into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. media reported. The Washington Post reported Strzok’s lawyer said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich fired his client even though […]

The Anti-Trafficking Matron – Amazing Story Of Blessing Okoediona

The Anti-Trafficking Matron – Amazing Story Of Blessing Okoediona

In recognition of the “World Day Against Trafficking in Persons”, a Nigerian Blessing Okoediona was given the US State Department award by Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State and Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to the president of the United State of America. Who is Blessing Okoediona? In Nigeria, success equated travelling out as people […]

US Urges Nigeria To Change Tactics Against Boko Haram

US Urges Nigeria To Change Tactics Against Boko Haram

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit. Boko Haram’s tactics — from improvised explosive devices to hiding within the local population — necessitate a shift away from conventional strategies, said Lt. […]

US Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

US Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

The United States announced Tuesday the lifting of its six-month ban on visitors and immigrants from Chad, saying the country had met key security requirements for vetting travelers. “The president announced today that Chad has raised its security standards to meet important baseline US national security requirements,” the Department of Homeland Security announced. “Therefore, its […]

U.S. Supports Nigerian Women Advancement In STEM Fields – John Bray

U.S. Supports Nigerian Women Advancement In STEM Fields – John Bray

The United State Consul General in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, has advised that it is better for women to increase their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields of education. Addressing participants yesterday in Lagos during a TechWomen Mentoring programme organised for Nigerian female STEM leaders by the US government, in collaboration with […]

Saudi Prince Mohammed Salman Visits White House

Saudi Prince Mohammed Salman Visits White House

Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince heads to the White House Tuesday, looking to underscore his grip on power and ensure that several emerging points of friction don’t threaten a burgeoning alliance with Donald Trump. In front of the cameras, it will be all back-slapping, handshakes, smiles and warm words. This is Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson, To Visit Nigeria

US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson, To Visit Nigeria

Rex Tillerson, the United States Secretary of State, will visit Abuja, the Nigerian capital,  on his first official trip to Africa. A statement by Heather Nauert, spokesperson for the State Department, Mr. Tillerson will also visit N’Djamena in Chad;m, Djibouti in Djibouti,  Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and  Nairobi in Kenya. The visit to Africa will […]

Nigerians In US Cry Out Over Visa Crises

Nigerians In US Cry Out Over Visa Crises

Nigerians resident in the United States have cried against flawed visa process, questionable visa contracting arrangements, tedious biometric process, scarcity of visa stamp and passport booklets in the Nigerian high commission in US. They demanded for the suspension of the exclusive contract given to OIS to process all visa applications in the US and also […]

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