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Plateau State Government to get US support for foreign investment

The United States Government has promised to support Plateau State Government in its efforts to turn around the economic fortunes of Plateau through direct foreign investment. According to a post by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, stated this on Wednesday during a courtesy call on Plateau State Governor Simon ...

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Presidential Aide Advises Nigerians on Travel to US

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has advised Nigerians who have no compelling or urgent reason to travel to the US to postpone their travel plans until the new administration’s policy on immigration is clear. In a statement in Abuja by Abdurrahman Balogun, Special Assistant on Media to Dabiri-Erewa said that the warning became imperative due ...

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Tillerson: Egypt’s Great Potential Overlooked During Past Two Decades Of US Foreign Policy

By Omar Saeed, OSaeedFJ@gmail.com US Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry met  in Washington on Monday, discussing bilateral relations between their countries in political, economic and military fields. The US foreign secretary condemned terrorist activities in Sinai Peninsula and expressed his country’s support for fighting terrorism in this strategic region. Tillerson ...

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Commander Of Africom Visits IGP

(Press Release) General Thomas D. Waldhauser, the commander of United States Africa Command, AFRICOM on Wednesday (22/02/2017) paid a courtesy call on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni. The IGP welcomed the U.S delegation and expressed his delight to have them at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters. He also acquainted his guests with the chains of command, numerical strength a ...

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Osinbajo To US General: Nigeria Ready To Deepen Relations

The time has come for both Nigeria and the United States to deepen the long-standing relationship between the countries based on mutual trust, according to Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo spoke Wednesday at the Presidential Villa while receiving the Commander of the US-Africa Command, General Thomas D. Waldhauser and the American Ambassador in Nigeria, Honorable W. Stuart Symin ...

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US Envoy: We Are Committed To Making Nigeria Succeed

Nigeria has been described as an important nation that is very strategic, not only to Africa but to the whole world while her success determines Africa’s success in the social political and economic emancipation of the continent of Africa. The Commander of the United States African Command (AFRICOM), General Thomas Waldhauser, said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff, General Aba ...

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Ex Manchester United Player Denied Travel To U.S

(ESPNFC.COM) Former Manchester United man Dwight Yorke said he was "made to feel like a criminal" after being prevented from travelling to the United States on Friday. Yorke said he was prevented from boarding a flight that was scheduled to stop in Miami because of a visa problem stemming from an Iranian stamp on his passport, which he received after playing in a charity match in Tehran in 2015. "I couldn't ...

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Flynn Scandal: Trump Knew Of Russia Phone Call Issues ‘Weeks Ago’

(BBC.COM) President Donald Trump knew weeks ago there were problems with Michael Flynn's Russia phone calls, a White House spokesman has said. The president was told by the Justice Department at the end of January that Mr Flynn may have misled US officials and the public, said Sean Spicer. He was asked to quit three weeks later due to an "erosion of trust". Republicans have joined congressional calls for an ...

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Terrorism Tops Agenda As Buhari Speaks To Trump On Telephone

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday  afternoon from London spoke to President Donald Trump on telephone at the request of the American President. Nigeria’s Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said  in a statement, the conversation was cordial and President Buhari congratulated Trump on his election as President of the United States, and on his cabinet. The two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in ...

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Fresh Twist As White House Fails To Back Top Adviser

(BBC. COM) A top White House official declined in several interviews over the weekend to defend national security adviser Michael Flynn, amid controversy over his alleged contacts with Russia. Mr Flynn reportedly discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the weeks before the inauguration. He denied talking about this issue but later said he could not be certain. Any discussion of sanctio ...

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Trump Loses Appeal Court Bid To Reinstate Travel Ban

(BBC.COM) A US appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that halted the order. Mr Trump responded with an angry tweet saying national security was at risk and there would be a legal challenge. But the 3-0 unanimous ruling said the government ...

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Check and Balance: Five Facts About Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Travel Ban

(CNN)The federal judge who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's immigration order represented the disadvantaged and refugees before he was nominated by then-President George W. Bush. James Robart, who presides in Washington state, was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate in 2004. Here's more about the judge, who once told senators that people should get a fair shake in the legal system. WATCH: Jud ...

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