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After US, UK also threatens sanctions against violence sponsors in Edo, Ondo Polls

The United Kingdom yesterday said it would deploy observers in Edo and Ondo States to monitor the governorship elections, and threatened sanction, including a travel ban to the United Kingdom, against sponsors of violence in the two elections. NewsWireNGR recalls that the American government had imposed visa restrictions on some[Read More…]

Nigerian-trained US doctor claims she has treated over 350 COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine in Viral Video

A Nigerian-trained doctor based in the United States, Stella Immanuel claims she has treated over 350 COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine. In May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the suspension of its solidarity trial of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The agency cited a study published by The Lancet, which had[Read More…]

Kanye West launches campaign for US presidency, says Harriet Tubman never freed slaves

Kanye West has officially launched his campaign for the 2020 US presidential election, with an unorthodox rally in Charleston, South Carolina. West, 43, is running as a candidate for his self-styled “Birthday Party”. At the event, the rapper seemed to make policy decisions off-the-cuff and made several rants, including on[Read More…]

3 Nigerians die of Coronavirus in the US

The Consular-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in New York, Ben Okoye has announced the death of 3 Nigerians who died of Coronavirus in the United States of America. A statement made available to the media on Sunday says the first victim is Laila Abubaka Ali who was 60[Read More…]

Buhari set up committee to review US Immigration Visa Ban on Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee to study and address the issues that made the US to suspend issuance of immigrant visas to Nigerian passport holders. In a statement on Saturday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the committee chaired by Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, would study the new requirements[Read More…]

“Nigeria does not comply ….” Here’s Why the US banned Nigerian Immigrants

The United States says it imposed an immigrant visa on Nigeria as a result of the country’s failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the decision  became necessary due to America’s inability to verify a traveller’s identity. According to the statement issued[Read More…]

Breaking: US Government ban Nigeria, 5 Others from applying for visas to immigrate

The Trump administration is banning immigration from Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, and three other countries in an expansion of its policy blocking travel from seven other nations. WASHINGTON-POST is reporting that Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan won’t be allowed to apply for visas to immigrate to the[Read More…]

“Appeasing the West”? Not Quite: Exclusive Documents Reveal Real Reason Firebrand AU Ambassador to U.S. was Fired

Dr Arikana Chiyedzo Chihombori, also known as H.E Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao is a very interesting woman. Recently dismissed from her position as the AU’s ambassador to the U.S., she has become something of a rallying cause for many with Pan Africanist leanings because of her pronouncements and posturings while[Read More…]

Iran Confirms It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane with a Missile

Iran on Saturday said a Ukrainian airliner that crashed outside of an airport in Tehran, killing all 176 people on board, was shot down unintentionally by its armed forces, according to a statement by its armed forces on state television.  The Boeing Co. 737-800 jet crashed four hours after Iran had launched military[Read More…]

US Imposes more sanctions on Iran over Missile strikes

The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week’s missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on U.S. bases in Iraq. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the new sanctions will target eight senior Iranian officials involved in[Read More…]