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China confirms detention of FedEx pilot

China has confirmed the detention of a FedEx pilot, who was found trying to carry a box of air-gun pellets across the border, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

US Consulate in Lagos launches academy for women entrepreneurs

United States Consulate General in Lagos on Monday launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

US increases tourism visa cost to N99, 900 for Nigerians

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says effective from Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will not only pay the N59, 200 fee but will have to pay an extra $110 (N40, 700) after the visa has been issued to them bringing the total cost to N99, 900.
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US suspends dropbox process for visa renewals in Nigeria

The United States Mission to Nigeria yesterday suspended indefinitely interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process, saying visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria.

Elections: US Embassy, Consulate observe Friday’s work free day

The Embassy of the United States of America, Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have announced a closure of their offices on Friday, February 22, in observance of the public holiday declared by the federal government.
U.S. Embassy Information Officer Russell Brooks speaking at the opening of Abuja International Film Festival 2016

US: Nigeria closer to achieving HIV epidemic control

The United States on Monday said that Nigeria might be closer to achieving HIV epidemic control than previously thought.

US consulate grant program gives $453, 568 to 45 Nigerian civic organisations

From January 2018 till date, the United States Consulate General in Lagos has awarded $453, 568 to 45 individuals, non-government organizations (NGOs), and academic institutions.

2019: US expecting free, fair, credible election in Nigeria – envoy

The United States Consulate General Lagos, F. John Bray, has said that they are looking forward to a free, fair, credible, and non-violent election in Nigeria, in 2019.

Envoy: $1.3 billion American businesses in Nigeria under threat

United States Consul-General in Nigeria, F. John Bray, has said that $1.3 billion American businesses in Nigeria are under threat as result of instability in the exchange rate, policy inconsistency, poor electricity, dearth of infrastructure, regulatory and security issues.
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John Campbell: Donald Trump’s tweets about Africa damaging to US image

While commending the current visit by United States First Lady, Melania Trump, to Ghana, a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has stated that the racial tweets about Nigeria and South Africa by President Donald Trump were damaging to the image of the US.
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US woos young Nigerians to study in its 47,000 institutions

The Branch Chief EducationUSA, Dr Alfred Boll, on Tuesday said about 47,000 U.S.-accredited educational institutions have expressed willingness to admit more young Nigerians.
Darcy Zotter, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos

US: Young Nigerians should replicate America back home

The United States Government on Sunday enjoined young Nigerians that had or were currently studying in the US to strive to replicate developments in America in Nigeria.

US facilitates drone workshop for Nigerian students, women

United States Consulate General Lagos in collaboration with Baltimore-based Global Air Media, recently concluded a two-day drone technology workshop for students and women STEM leaders.

US Embassy in Jerusalem opens Monday

The U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem will be dedicated on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Department of State has announced.

Nigeria key to Africa’s prosperity, stability – US

The United States Consul General, Mr. F. John Bray, says his country’s continued support for Nigeria’s democratic process is rooted in its conviction that Nigeria “is key to Africa’s prosperity and stability.”

120 Nigerian entrepreneurs to undergo training in Port Harcourt

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria will flag-off a 2-day training programme for no fewer than 120 Nigerian entrepreneurs on April 10 at the University of Port Harcourt.

US expresses regrets over Russia’s expulsion of 60 envoys

The United States (US) has expressed regrets over the action of Russia to take retaliatory measure to expelled 60 U.S. envoys.

US Embassy nabs fake Glo staff, accomplice with fake documents

Officials of the United States Consulate General Office in Victoria Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, have apprehended a 27-year old man, Henry Amaralaegbu, who claimed to be a staff of Globacom Telecommunication Ltd for forging documents to obtain a visa.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’