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 […]

2019 Elections: U.S.,U.K. To Deny Troublemakers Visas

Tayo Olanipekun The United States of America and the United Kingdom have said anybody found responsible for causing violence during and after the 2019 general elections will face visa restrictions. The two countries in a joint statement issued on Thursday in Abuja said the same measures may also be extended to family members of the […]

U.S. Says Embassy, Consulate Open To Visa Applicants During Shutdown

The U.S. has said its Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos will remain open to visa applicants during the U.S. government shutdown. In a statement on Wednesday, the Mission said the report making the rounds that the Consular Section were closed was incorrect. It,however, clarified that while services will be rendered to […]

American Embassy Apologises To Stranded Nigerian Visa Applicants

Dayo Emmanuel The American Embassy in Abuja has apologised to thousands of Nigerian visa applicants over the closure of its centres in Abuja and Lagos. In a statement issued on Monday, the Embassy regrets thousands of applicants from Nigeria would not be attended to due to the government shutdown in the United States. “Due to […]

Atiku Abubakar

U.S. Has Invited Atiku To Come For Visa—Gbenga Daniel

Tayo Olanipekun Director General of Atiku Political Campaign Organisation (APCO) and former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, said the U.S. Mission to Nigeria has asked his principal to come for his visa to the United States. He said the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic […]

Nigerian Youths Are Sharpest I’ve Ever Met But May Be Radicalized — US Envoy

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, has said Nigeria is home to the sharpest young people he has ever met. Ambassador Nagy spoke yesterday from Washington, D.C. ahead of his official visit to Nigeria and other countries. He said authorities should address the issues that can […]

U.S. Commits $75m To Fighting Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery

Tayo Olanipekun U.S. has invested a total of $75m into efforts geared at combating human trafficking and modern day slavery since 2017, the Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, has said. The country made this commitment through the congressionally-funded U.S. foreign assistance program, Program to End Modern Slavery, launched last year to reduce the prevalence of […]