Wednesday, 31st May 2023

US Embassy

23 May
The United States (US) Embassy in Abuja says it is thankful that two of its employees who were kidnapped during the attack on its convoy in Anambra State on Tuesday, May 16 have been rescued. "Last week, our flags were at half-staff and this week, diplomatic corps members sign a condolence book for our 3…
18 May
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with the attack on the US Consulate Convoy in Ogbaru Local Government Area on Tuesday. The state police commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng, disclosed this on Thursday during a press conference in Awka, the state capital. According to Echeng, a joint security task force comprised…
17 May
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolences on the loss of lives of two U.S. embassy officials and two Nigerian policemen accompanying them in an attack by gunmen in Anambra. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected persons were on official duty in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the State when the unfortunate…
16 May
An atmosphere of shock and grief hangs heavy over Anambra State as news spreads of a horrifying attack that claimed the lives of four staff members from the United States Embassy in Nigeria. The victims, who were on a humanitarian mission in the state, were ruthlessly shot dead during an ambush on Tuesday. The incident…
28 Oct 2022
Nigerian secret police on Friday confirmed that it raided an estate in Abuja, the capital city on Thursday. The State Security Service (SSS) in a statement by its spokesman Peter Afunanya, however, denied working with American soldiers during the raid. A section of Nigerian media on Thursday reported that American soldiers with Nigerian operatives arrested…
28 Oct 2022
Nigeria's police force said it was beefing up security as the United States ordered non-emergency diplomatic staff to leave the capital Abuja with their families due to a "heightened risk of terrorist attacks."
27 Oct 2022
Insecurity fears heightened on Thursday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after security agencies reportedly arrested two terror suspects at the Trademore Estate in the Lugbe area of the capital city. It was gathered that the operation allegedly led by the Department of State Services, DSS, uncovered boxes of explosives in the estate Two pistols…
14 Feb 2021
Project Enable Africa, in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Nigeria, has launched the Business Support Programme for female entrepreneurs living with disabilities.
10 Mar 2020
Five people have been arrested in Tunisia over a double suicide attack that killed a police officer near the US embassy in Tunis last week, the prosecution said Tuesday.
Bishop David Oyedepo
4 Feb 2020
THISDAY Newspaper said it has suspended two of its editors over a report about general overseer of Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo which turned out to be false. "The management of THISDAY Newspapers Limited has suspended two of its deputy editors, Mr. Yemi Ajayi and Mr. Olawale Olaleye, over the story: “Drama as US…
31 Jan 2020
The United States Embassy in Nigeria on Friday said claims that it denied the general overseer of Living Faith Bible Church Bishop David Oyedo visa were “manufactured”. “Be advised, the reports making the rounds about a visa being denied to Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo are false,” US Embassy tweeted on Friday. “If you have seen this…
31 Dec 2019
Several thousand protesters attacked the US embassy in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday in anger at US air strikes that killed more than two dozen paramilitary fighters at the weekend. They marched through checkpoints that usually restrict access to Baghdad's high-security Green Zone, chanting "Death to America," burning US flags and and holding posters calling…


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Gov. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Prof. Olawale Olakulehin as the acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.
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Ending months of uncertainty, Zimbabwe on Wednesday set the date for presidential elections, renewing the prospect of a battle between iron-fisted incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition hopeful Nelson Chamisa
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called on the West to offer Ukraine "tangible and credible" security guarantees as it battles Russia's invasion.
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President Bola Tinubu is currently holding a closed door meeting with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The agenda of the meeting could not be ascertained, but it is believed that it is not unconnected with the recent situation at the Lagos office of…
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President Bola Tinubu is currently holding a bilateral meeting with Chinese Special Envoy, led by the Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Peng Qinghua, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The team, which arrived the Villa at about 3:30pm, had represented the People's Republic of China at the Presidential inauguration ceremony…