Tag: USA

The risk of genetically modified products promoted by USA

By Elijah Wisdom For a long time, the United States has been imposing the export of genetically modified food products, despite the fact that no scientific studies have been conducted to prove their safety for the consumer. Only recently, against the background of the coronavirus pandemic, it was found that[Read More…]

US Government says suspension of ‘drop box’ visa application in Nigeria stands

The US Mission in Nigeria has insisted that the suspension of the non-immigrant visa interview waiver process, popularly known as “drop box,” has not been lifted in Nigeria. In a statement on its official Facebook page titled, “Drop Box” Visa Processing Is Not Available in Nigeria, According To U.S. Mission[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Ambssador to US, Sylvanus Nsofor Dies at 85

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Nsofor, has died at the age of 85. A retired justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, Nsofor assumed office as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States on November 13, 2017. He succeeded Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, who died towards the end of his tenure[Read More…]

Federal Government says Nigeria is ready to work with the US over religious freedom listing

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Nigeria will vigorously engage the U.S. government to remove it’s name from its blacklist of countries over concern on religious freedom. The Nigerian government has also expressed its displeasure to the U.S. government on this development. Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the ministry, disclosed[Read More…]

US removes visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian applicants

The United States has removed the reciprocity fee imposed on visa applications for Nigerians. The development which took effect from December 3, was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to inform that the United States government has removed[Read More…]

US imposes visa ban on election riggers in Nigeria

The US says it has imposed visa restrictions on some individuals for their actions during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. In a statement on Monday, Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, said actions have also been taken against some persons in the run-up to the September and October 2020 governorship[Read More…]

United States CDC set to begin distribution of COVID-19 vaccine November 1

The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked the nation’s state governors to be ready for COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Nov. 1. The urgent request is contained in an Aug. 27 letter sent to the governors by the CDC Director, Dr Robert Redfield, according to local media[Read More…]

Kanye West announces US presidential bid

American rapper Kanye West, a vocal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent challenge to Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. “We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God,[Read More…]

United States Evacuate Over 340 Americans From Lagos

The United States Mission to Nigeria has said over 340 Americans were evacuated from Lagos on Saturday. In a tweet, the Mission said the Americans left the country for the United States on a chartered Omni Air International flight bound for Dulles Airport, near Washington, D.C. “The U.S. Mission in[Read More…]

#COVID19: The US Will No Longer Issue New Passports Except For ‘Emergencies’

The US has stopped issuing new passports, unless in a “life-or-death emergency,” in an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus.In a statement on its website, the State Department asked Americans to avoid international travel at this time due to the impact of coronavirus. In line with that, it said, it will only offer[Read More…]