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US: Nigerians must now appear in person for visa renewal

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced stiffer and stricter visa application processes for Nigerians.

US Embassy: Dress code is not a requirement for visa

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has clarified that dress code is not a requirement for obtaining the country’s visa.
A man gets his thumb marked to indicate he has voted at one of the polling unit in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

US seeks free, credible supplementary elections

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has called on all stakeholders to ensure free, credible and peaceful exercise in Nigeria, as the supplementary polls hold in some states on Saturday.
W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria

Elections: Tell your supporters not to cause violence over polls results – US tells...

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has told candidates of Saturday’s elections to urge their supporters not to cause violence as results are being announced.

Election postponement: US backs foreign observers

The United States Embassy in Nigeria in a statement on Sunday said it fully supports the joint statement by the heads of the ECOWAS and other international election observation missions on the postponement of the February 16 and March 2 general elections.

Election: We don’t support any party or candidate – US

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has dismissed allegations levelled against it by the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
US Embassy in Abuja

US closes embassy, consulate in Abuja, Lagos due to government shutdown

The United States’ Embassy in Nigeria has temporarily closed its consular section in Lagos and the capital city, Abuja.
Mourners attend the burial of the alleged victims of the violent clashes in Abuja between Nigeria police and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who were protesting against the imprisonment of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, in Mararaba, on October 31, 2018. - Human rights campaigners accused on October 31, 2018 Nigeria's security forces of killing dozens by using "horrific" force during a crackdown on protesting supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric. Amnesty International said it had "strong evidence" that police and soldiers used automatic weapons against members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) at marches in and around Abuja. (Photo by MUDASHIRU ATANDA / AFP)

US calls for investigation into Shiite deaths in Nigeria

The United States embassy in Nigeria said Thursday it was "concerned" and called for an investigation after supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric were killed in clashes with security forces.
Philip Franz Seitz

2019: US has no ‘anointed candidate’ – envoy

The United States government on Wednesday affirmed that it will support Nigeria’s electoral processes, but has no ‘anointed candidate’ ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Daniel Onjeh

Daniel Onjeh: Atiku Abubakar not a threat to Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election

Mr Daniel Onjeh, an All Progressives Congress (APC) Benue South Senatorial candidate has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s chances of re-election in 2019.

NAF wants quick delivery of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft, to expedite action on its delivery to Nigeria.

NAF chief tasks manufacturer on prompt delivery

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has tasked manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to ensure prompt delivery of the aircraft to Nigeria.

Musiliu Smith: PSC to flush out undisciplined police officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC), on Tuesday, in Abuja, said it would not hesitate to flush out any Policeman found to be undisciplined and incompetent.

US demands prosecution of killers

The United States government on Monday demanded that the suspects arrested in connection with the recent killings of over 200 persons in some local government areas of Plateau State should be prosecuted.

Terrorists plotting to bomb Abuja – US, UK

The British and the United States governments have warned their citizens of terrorist groups’ threat to carry out bomb attacks in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, during the Yuletide.

Declaring IPOB a terrorist organization discriminatory – Ohanaeze

The Igbo have voted for the restructuring of Nigeria, saying it is the way out of its problems.

IPOB: Ohanaeze insists on restructuring

The President of the group, John Nwodo, who stated this also said it was discriminatory and overhanded to tag the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist group.

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