Tag Archives: United States

US Introduces New Policy Asking African Tourists To Pay $15,000 Refundable Visa Bond

The outgoing administration of President Donald Trump has issued a new temporary policy that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, mostly in Africa, to pay up to $15,000 in refundable bonds to visit the United States. According to the U.S. State Department who made this known in a statement on Monday, the temporary…

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US Election: Trump Declines Committing To ‘Peaceful’ Transfer Of Power

President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined an opportunity to endorse a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November election, earning scorn from his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and even from within his own party. According to New York Times, he instead renewed his baseless warnings about extensive voting fraud before saying there would be no power…

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Federal Government Tells US, UK To Stop Disrespecting Nigeria Over New Visa Restrictions

Following U.S. Depart of State’s caution against Nigerians who are attacking the country’s democracy, the federal government has asked the United States and United Kingdom to stop disrespecting the country and its citizens. This was disclosed in reaction to the recent statements issued by both countries on the governorship elections holding in Edo and Ondo…

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US To Ban TikTok, WeChat From App Stores In 48 Hours Citing Security Risk

Starting Sunday, downloads of the massively popular video app TikTok and the messaging app WeChat will be banned in the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday September 18. The department said in a press release that the move was necessary to “safeguard the national security of the United States.” President Donald Trump issued twin executive orders in August, saying the apps, which…

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Everything You Need To Know About US Visa Ban On Those Attacking Nigeria’s Democracy

On Monday September 14, the US government has slapped a visa restriction on Nigerians who try to undermine the country’s democracy by causing violence or rigging elections. A statement released by the spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, said those issued visa restrictions are not directed at Nigerians in general but certain people that oppose peace and…

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Tiwa Savage Recalls Her Time Living In A Shelter And Being Broke In The US

Tiwa Savage is one of Nigeria’s biggest pop stars, but she didn’t get to where she is now easily. When the singer-songwriter just graduated from school, sad to live in a shelter in New York because couldn’t work in the United States due to her citizenship status. The Afrobeats superstar opened up about the experience while during a surprise party…

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ICYMI: Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases Exceed 25 Million Worldwide

According to a recent AFP tally, coronavirus infections globally soared past 25 million, as countries around the world further tightened restrictions to curb the pandemic’s spread. The data revealed on Sunday August 30, noted that a million additional cases have been detected worldwide roughly every four days since mid-July, with India setting the grim record for the highest single-day rise in cases…

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Update: Hushpuppi’s Trial Set To Begin In U.S Over Alleged Cybercrime

Nigerian Instagram star, Ramon Abbas Igbalode, popularly known as “Hushpuppi“, has been arraigned in a court in California, United States, ahead of his trial on October 13. According to Premium Times, Hushpuppi pleaded not guilty to four counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering conspiracies, wire fraud, international money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions in…

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TikTok Files Lawsuit Against U.S Government Over Its Forthcoming Ban

TikTok has said its filing a lawsuit against the U.S. government challenging President Donald Trump administration’s plan to ban the short-form video app from operating in the country. The suit, which was filed on Monday August 24, in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that Trump’s order violates due process protections and offers no evidence to…

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US Elections: Kanye West Disqualified From Running In 5 States After Missing Deadline

According to multiple international media, Kanye West has been taken off the ballot in five US states following rulings issued by election officials on Friday August 21. Election officials in Ohio, Illinois and West Virginia ruled that the rapper, who announced in July he was running for president as an independent, didn’t qualify to appear on their state ballots barely…

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