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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 perpetrators. “We will not hesitate …

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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 visa applicants during the period,some …

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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 the current U.S. government shutdown, …

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

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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 Party (PDP), is a recipient …

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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 make the youths become “distraught …

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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 modern day slavery in specific …

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U.S.First Lady Shuns Nigeria On Visit To Africa

Tayo Olanipekun U.S.First Lady, Melania Trump, has announced the stops she will make during her upcoming visit to Africa. Mrs. Trump said she will travel the first week of October to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt,leaving out the most populous African country,Nigeria. She made the announcement in her remarks delivered Wednesday during a reception she hosted for delegates to the …

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Osun Election:EU, U.K., U.S. Call For Calm During Re-run

Tayo Olanipekun The Missions of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the United States (U.S.) to Nigeria have urged electorates in the upcoming re-run of the governorship election in Osun State to remain peaceful during the exercise. In a joint statement issued by the three Missions on Tuesday through the U.S. Embassy on the September 22 election …

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U.S. Offers Nigeria $200m SMEs, Digital Banking Financing

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Tayo Olanipekun The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved $200m in financing to help Union Bank of Nigeria expand its lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and to invest in upgrades of the bank’s digital banking projects. The funding is part of nearly $900m the U.S Government’s development finance institution, on Thursday, approved during its final board …

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