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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement on Thursday, announced the proposal ”to add changes to visas for students, exchange visitors and foreign media”.

U.S. mulls policy to limit stay of foreign students

The United States has proposed a policy that will limit the length of time foreign students including Nigerians can get a visa for.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

US reviews ban on migrant visa to Nigeria

United States America has disclosed that it will reconsidered its ban on some categories of Migrant Visas on Nigeria.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East’s diplomatic map – and boosting the Republican’s reelection hopes.

US: How Kingsley Kuku used ‘stolen billions’ from Amnesty Programme to buy airplanes for...

The United States Department of Justice has alleged that billions of naira stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme by a former head of the office, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, were transferred to bank accounts in the United States where they were laundered and used to purchase airplanes to start Air Peace as well as luxury homes and vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned of alleged plans by Russia to erode the confidence of Americans in mail-in voting.

US: Russia planning to erode Americans’ trust in mail-in voting

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned of alleged plans by Russia to erode the confidence of Americans in mail-in voting.
The US Department of Justice says it has dismantled three online fundraising campaigns involving terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing).

US says it has seized millions in cryptocurrency meant to fund terrorist groups

The US Department of Justice says it has dismantled three online fundraising campaigns involving terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing). In doing so, the DOJ seized millions of dollars in cryptocurrency that was meant to fund the groups. It’s “the government’s largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context,” per the department.
President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

TikTok banning deepfakes to better protect against misinformation

TikTok is establishing new moderation policies today to better protect its platform against misinformation, election interference, and other forms of manipulative content ahead of the 2020 election. The company, which is currently embroiled in an unprecedented acquisition negotiation with Microsoft following threats of a US ban, says it now explicitly bans deepfakes. Deepfakes are artificial intelligence-powered manipulations of audio and video designed to mislead people about something someone may have done or said.
More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.

Portland protest strives for peace as US Forces drawn down

More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about three days after the announcement that the presence of U.S. agents there would be reduced - a deal that Oregon officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.
President Donald Trump confirmed for the first time that the United States launched a cyberattack against the Russian Internet Research Agency in 2018.

Court blocks Donald Trump’s policy barring poor immigrants

A U.S. Federal Court has pulled the brakes on President Donald Trump’s “public charge” policy that seeks to bar poor immigrants from living in the country.
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

China admits to destroying early coronavirus samples, says action was taken due to safety...

China has acknowledged it destroyed early samples of COVID-19, confirming a claim put forward by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late last month.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Donald Trump: 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus

United States President Donald Trump has predicted that 100,000 Americans may die from the deadly Coronavirus.
According to DHS Science and Technology Advisor, Bill Bryan, “Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have in killing the virus on surfaces and in the air.

US: Sunlight can kill coronavirus within minutes

The United States Department of Homeland Security has revealed that sunlight could kill the coronavirus within minutes.
US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. – Trump ordered the suspension of evictions and mortgage foreclosures for six weeks as part of the government effort to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump claims heat kills coronavirus, urges Americans to ‘enjoy the sun’

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Americans to “enjoy the sun” after unveiling a study that supposedly showed that the novel coronavirus dissipates more quickly with sunlight and at higher temperatures.
President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up additional funding that will allow the government to address the effects of the pandemic.

Report: Donald Trump executive order banning new green cards, visas coming soon

President Donald Trump could sign an executive order temporarily banning the issue of new green cards and work visas in the next few days, The New York Times reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari reacts to US travel ban

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will continue to maintain productive relations with the United States despite President Donald Trump’s visa restriction on Nigerian citizens and those of five other countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari constitutes committee on US visa ban

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a committee, to be chaired by the Minister of Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola, to study the reason why the United States banned Nigerians from its immigration visa.

Travel ban: Nigeria won’t react to speculations – Presidency

The Presidency has said Nigeria will need to get proper briefing before reacting to the reported travel ban plan by the United States (U.S.) government.
The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump's financial records from House Democrats for now.

Iran first ‘casualty’ of new US visa restriction targeting Nigeria, others

The Trump administration is barring Iranian investors and business people from entering or staying in the United States on certain types of visas.’

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The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.