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Report: Number of Nigerian students in US rises to 13,423

The number of students from Nigeria currently studying in the United States increased to 13,423 in the 2018/2019 academic session, a new report has said.
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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: Why we stopped ‘Drop Box’ visa renewal

The United States of America Embassy in Nigeria has explained why it stopped the “Drop Box” renewal process for its visa.

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.
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.

US Embassy: We’ll attend to visa applicants

The US embassy in Nigeria has assured that its offices in Abuja and Lagos are open for all consular business, including visa interviews.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

IMN: In Nigeria ‘being Shiite is being persecuted’

The bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters this week in Nigeria has highlighted the oppression of a religious minority that experts say is driven by a Sunni Muslim elite backed by Saudi Arabia.
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.

US seeks collaboration with Nigeria on North-East crisis

The United States of America says it is ready to assist the Nigerian government in addressing the conflicts in the North-East, the refugees crises and the massive displacement of citizens.

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.
US Embassy Abuja Deputy Chief of Mission David J. Young

US contributes $1 billion annually on developing human capital in Nigeria – envoy

The U.S. contributes one billion dollars annually to develop Nigeria’s human capital, Mr David Young, Deputy Head of U.S Embassy in Nigeria has said.

Eid-el-Kabir: US Embassy shuts operations in Lagos, Abuja

The US Embassy in Nigeria is to close operations in its Abuja and Lagos offices on Tuesday and Wednesday in observance of the Eid-el-Kabir.

US Embassy in Abuja shut down visa services ‘until further notice’

The United States of America Embassy on Tuesday announced a temporary shutdown of its Abuja Consulate for visa and American Citizen Service.

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.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar declares presidential bid

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar stood before a cheering crowd in his home state of Adamawa on Saturday, announcing he will seek the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for president next February.

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.

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Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is giving nothing away on a potential exit for Christian Eriksen but wants Kylian in the club.
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Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

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