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Huge Rally For Trump As US President Arrives India

US President Donald Trump arrived in India on Monday for a lightning visit featuring a huge rally at the world’s biggest cricket stadium and other high-profile photo opportunities, but likely short on concrete achievements. Trade tensions have grown between the world’s two biggest democracies as Trump’s “America First” drive collides with fellow protectionist strongman Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s... Continue Reading →

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Democrats Worry As Sanders Wins In Nevada

Bernie Sanders’ landslide victory in Nevada’s Democratic nominating contest has scattered his moderate challengers and injected his White House campaign with a fresh burst of momentum as he drives into the next crucial battlegrounds. With his strong result Saturday, the Vermont senator demonstrated an ability to broaden a coalition beyond the narrow limits of leftist voters,... Continue Reading →

Kenya Leader Warns Against US, China Rivalry In Africa

Kenya’s president said Wednesday that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent’s divisions. President Uhuru Kenyatta was speaking on a visit to Washington, where speculation has built that the United States will seek to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Kenya,... Continue Reading →

US Senate Acquits Trump Of Impeachment Charges

US President Donald Trump drew on staunch Republican support Wednesday to defeat the gravest threat yet to his three-year-old presidency, winning an acquittal in the Senate on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Only the third US leader ever placed on trial, Trump readily defeated the effort to expel him from... Continue Reading →

Pompeo To Make First Africa Trip As US Secretary Of State

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department said Wednesday, putting a focus on a continent rarely prioritized by the Trump administration. The State Department said that Pompeo will travel to Senegal, Angola, and Ethiopia from February 15 to 19, meeting the leaders of all three... Continue Reading →

Insecurity: CAN, NSCIA Clash, US Asks FG To Protect Nigerians

The United States has advised the Federal Government to do more in protecting Nigerians and humanitarian organizations that are assisting the country in the face of activities of Boko Haram insurgents and other religious and ethnic violence. The US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, made the call in Washington DC on Tuesday during a joint... Continue Reading →

US Visa Ban: Pompeo ‘Optimistic’ Of Review After Meeting Onyeama

The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said he sought more information on President Donald Trump’s latest immigration... Continue Reading →

Reps Lament US Visa Restrictions, Blame FG

The House of Representatives has decried the visa restrictions imposed on Nigerians by the United States. While the House said the sanction was preventable, parliament blamed the Federal Government and its officials for not heeding the earlier warnings by the US. The House, therefore, at the plenary on Tuesday, resolved that the leadership, led by... Continue Reading →

PDP Reports APC Govt. To US Consul General

The Peoples Democratic Party said it had held a meeting with the United States Consul General, Ms. Claire Pierangelo, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and reported the actions of the All Progressives Congress government. The party’s National Deputy Chairman, Yemi Akinhanmi, disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Abeokuta Head Topics reports.... Continue Reading →

US Visa: Pregnant Applicants To Face Tough Scrutiny

In a bid to curb the number of foreigners gaining American citizenship through birth, the Donald Trump administration is set to announce plans to reduce the number of pregnant women coming into the United States. It has become a common practice among Nigerian women of the middle and upper class to give birth to their... Continue Reading →

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