Food Crisis: U.S Gives Nigeria N23.7bn Emergency Funds

***As Russia Blames West for ‘So-Called Food Crisis’ Tayo Olanipekun The U.S. will invest N23.7bn in food security relief for Nigerians in the face of soaring food and commodity prices in Africa’s largest economy. Subject to the U.S. Congress approval, the $55m aid is expected to help immediately address the economic, food and nutrition needs of […]

U.S Meets Buhari On Governance, Security

Tayo Olanipekun U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will travel to Nigeria tomorrow as part of a virtual trip to Africa to engage with leaders and young people from across the continent. Blinken, during his visit, will meet with President Muhammmadu Buhari and the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, to discuss strengthening democratic governance and […]

U.S Accuses Nigeria of Rights Violation

***Says Country Abuses Gays, Lesbians Tayo Olanipekun The United States Department of State has said that Nigerian law enforcement agents as well as non state actors carried out torture and enforced disappearances of hundreds of persons, noting that a 2015 law in Nigeria fails to prescribe penalty for anyone inflicting torture on another. In its […]

We’ll Soon Fix Evacuation Date—Nigerian Embassy

Nigeria A No-Go-Area Now—U.S-Based Nigerians Tayo Olanipekun Nigeria is yet to fix a date for the evacuation of its citizens in the U.S. willing to return home over the COVID-19 pandemic. Head of Chancery, Nigerian Embassy in the U.S, Suleiman Usman, told National Wire on Thursday that requests have continued “trickling in” from Nigerians willing […]

U.S County Names Nigerian As Cultural Commissioner

Tayo Olanipekun A Nigerian international executive leader, Remi Duyile, has been nominated to serve as the first ever African-born Multi-Cultural Commissioner for Prince George’s County in the State of Maryland, USA. Duyile will be sworn in on September 23, 2019 in the Multi-Cultural section of the state she said has been promoting an “inclusion system […]

Looters Are Getting Better Hiding Their Crimes—U.S

Tayo Olanipekun The U.S. government has said a lesson it learnt in the last 10 years in the efforts geared toward fighting corruption and money laundering is that “criminals are getting better and better at hiding their assets and hiding their crimes.” This is as its Department of Justice has, through the International Narcotics and […]

Nigeria May Get Food Aids From U.S-China Trade Wars

Tayo Olanipekun The U.S President, Donald Trump, has said the trade war with China will benefit “poor and starving countries in the form of humanitarian assistance.” In a flurry of tweets on Friday morning, he said the over $100bn his country would make from the tariff slammed on goods coming from China would enable the […]

Nigerian Catfish as a money-spinner

FYI:1 Kilo Of Catfish Sells For Over N11, 000 In U.S.

Tayo Olanipekun Smoked catfish from Nigeria ranks among expensive delicacies in the United States of America, selling for as much as N11, 193 per two pounds, or an equivalent of 0.91 kilogram, in one of the supermarkets, our correspondent has gathered. National Wire also found out during the week that a kilogram of yam, a […]

Presidential Election: U.S. Congratulates Nigeria, Buhari

Tayo Olanipekun The United States of America has congratulated the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election as well as President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. In a statement made available to National Wire on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, also expressed the commendation of the U.S. government to Nigerians for their […]