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Biden revokes Trump’s ban on green card applicants into U.S

American President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze issued by his predecessor Donald Trump that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States, Reuters reported. Trump had last year halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting American jobs amid high unemployment due to

Biden picks retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense, source says

President-elect Joe Biden has selected retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of US Central Command, to be his secretary of defense, a source familiar with the decision told CNN on Monday. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black man to lead the Department of Defense. In addition to serving

International Flights: FG Lifts Ban On Lufthansa, Air France And KLM

The Lufthansa, Air France/KLM have been given the approval by the Federal Government to resume operations into Nigeria. This was announced by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in a tweet on Tuesday. The Minister in the tweet also hinted at the possible reopening of the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Port Harcourt International Airport,

By |2020-11-17T14:35:36+01:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: International|Tags: |0 Comments

Michelle Obama reflects on how she put her anger aside for a peaceful transition

(CNN)Michelle Obama has weighed in on the refusal of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to move forward with a transition of power to the incoming administration, reflecting on where she was four years ago and how -- though the process of ceding responsibility to the Trumps was difficult -- she persisted. "I

Biden says ‘more people may die’ if Trump doesn’t cooperate with transition process

(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden warned that President Donald Trump's unwillingness to accept the outcome of the 2020 election could hamper the incoming Biden administration's ability to rapidly distribute a coronavirus vaccine. "More people may die if we don't coordinate," Biden told reporters Monday in Delaware, in a news conference after he met with labor and business

By |2020-11-16T22:35:23+01:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: International|0 Comments

Jonathan leads AU election observer mission to Tanzania.

Former Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is leading AU’s Elections Experts Mission already deployed to Tanzania for its general elections on Wednesday 28, October 2020. Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for peaceful, inclusive and credible polls. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Chairperson urged all stakeholders, political parties

By |2020-10-28T09:08:33+01:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: International|Tags: |0 Comments

Obama campaigns for Biden in battleground Pennsylvania next week

Former US President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on the campaign trail for his former Vice President Joe Biden next week, the Biden campaign announced on Friday. Obama will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday to campaign on behalf of Biden and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, the campaign said in a

Nigeria only African country barred from 2022 US visa lottery

Nigerians have been barred from participating in the United States’ visa lottery in 2022. This was contained in a document obtained from the US’ website on Thursday. The 19-page document is titled ‘Instructions for the 2022 diversity immigrant visa program (dv-2022)’. “In Africa, natives of Nigeria are not eligible for this year’s Diversity Visa program,”

Just in: Kyrgyzstan president Jeenbekov resigns

‌Kyrgyzstan’s President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, saying he wanted to bring an end to the crisis sparked by disputed parliamentary elections earlier this month. “I am not clinging to power. I do not want to go down in the history of Kyrgyzstan as a president who allowed bloodshed and shooting on its people. I

By |2020-10-15T10:28:40+01:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: International|Tags: |0 Comments

ECOWAS lifts sanctions imposed on Mali after military coup

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday lifted the sanctions imposed on Mali in the wake of an August 18, 2020, military coup, citing Mali’s “notable advances towards constitutional normalisation” as the reason for the relaxation of the sanctions. The regional bloc said, in a statement, that The lifting of the sanctions