G7 meeting: U.S. allies rule out military solution on Syria

Germany and Italy stressed Tuesday the need for a political solution in Syria, where the U.S. has intervened with missile strikes in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians. Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7), which comprises the U.S., Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada, discussed the crisis with representatives from……

U.S. consulted UK before Syrian strike: defence minister

U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis asked for Britain’s view on whether Bashar al-Assad’s regime was responsible for a chemical attack in Syria before Washington launched a missile attack on a Syrian airbase, Britain’s defence minister said on Friday. In a sharp escalation of the U.S. military role in Syria, two U.S. warships fired dozens of……

U.S. envoy accuses UN of aiding ‘corrupt’ Congo govt

The U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Wednesday accused the world body’s peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo to aiding a government that was “corrupt and preys on its citizens.” Haley made the accusation while briefing the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “The UN peacekeeping mission is mandated to partner……

Why some Nigerians faced extreme vetting at U.S. airports – envoy

Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Washington, added that the President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not affect Nigerians. Cue-in……

Travellers rush to board U.S. flights while Trump ban blocked

Travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries affected by the initial immigration order by President Donald Trump have started rushing to board U.S. flights, Reuters report Sunday. This is sequel to a U.S. Appeal Court judgment which halted the execution of the order from President Donald Trump barring citizens from those countries and temporarily banning refugees.……

U.S. donates military grade tents to Nigeria Police

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police The U.S. on Friday donated eight military grade multi-purpose tents to the Nigeria Police for a quick return of civil authorities in communities liberated from the Boko Haram insurgents. Ms Rosalyn Wiese, the Director, U.S. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, presented the items to the Inspector-General of…

China resolves to release seized drone, says US is ‘over hyping’ issue

Chinese authorities have agreed to return a U.S underwater drone seized at the South China Sea but Beijing says it is unhappy with the U.S for “hyping up” the situation after the confiscation. According to China’s Defence Ministry, there have been talks with the United States about returning an underwater drone taken by a Chinese…

NSCCIMA Seeks International Market For Nsukka-Pepper

The Nsukka Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NSCCIMA) says it is seeking international market to sell a species of Nsukka-pepper. The yellowish Nsukka-pepper adds flavour to both local and national delicacies, especially in soup and stew. Dr. Basil Onugu, the President of NSCCIMA, said this during an interview with the News Agency of…

Nigerian government’s treatment of Shi’ites troubles United States

The United States, U.S, has expressed deep concern over reports of the deaths of dozens of Nigerians involved in clashes between individuals participating in a Shia procession and the police in Kano State on Monday, calling on the Nigerian government to protect and defend the rights of Shi’ites. The U.S government, in a statement from…

Nigeria has highest number of students in U.S – Report

Nigeria has been announced as the African country with the highest number of students studying in the U.S. by the United States government on Tuesday. This was according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The Open Doors report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the…