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Boko Haram: US Commends Nigerian Military

Boko Haram: US Commends Nigerian Military

The United States, US has commended the Nigerian military, and the armed forces of Chad, Niger, and Cameroon for the gains they have made fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the sub-region. A statement issued by John Kirby, US Department of State Spokesperson said the US encouraged the Nigeria government to take more tactical steps to

US Envoy Says Free Press Promotes Healthy Democracy 

Jeffrey Hawkins, United States Consul General has emphasized the relevance of free and independent press to healthy democracy in Nigeria.“We all know that a free press is essential to a healthy democracy.  Not only during elections but every day, every week, every month, and every year the news media must remain focused and engaged.”This he said

US, Nigeria Partner To Fight Bird Flu

As part of moves to prevent further spread of bird flu in Nigeria, the United States, US has through its Agency for International Development, USAID, sponsored the training of relevant stakeholders on how best to control the disease in the country. Apart from a similar workshop held in Kano State recently, about 160 people from

US Hosts 3-Day Anti-Extremism Summit

A three-day summit on countering violent extremism has commenced in the United States. Representatives from around the world are attending the gathering, which follows shooting incidents in Denmark, France and Australia. At the commencement of the summit, Joe Biden, US Vice President said it was imperative to engage with immigrants who may be radicalised because

2015 Grammy: New Artists Sweep Major Awards

It was without a doubt the night for new comers and upcoming artists at the 57th Grammy Awards, which took place at Los Angeles, US on Sunday, February 8. There were surprising wins for some artists like music stars, Sam Smith and Beck. Sam Smith, a new artist, took home the major awards of the

Ukraine: US May Extend Sanctions On Russia

United States Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew, has said that the U.S. may extend sanctions on Russia because of the increasing violence in east Ukraine. Lew, who spoke during a visit to Kiev, Ukraine, said the U.S. would consider “further restrictive measures” on Russia’s government. In the last one week, pro-Russian separatists have pushed back Ukrainian

Early Puberty and Risk of Depression

Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests. Early puberty is linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researchers. Early puberty was also linked to social problems, such as conflict with family and peers as

US Amends Visa Application Process

For Nigerians hoping to visit the United States, the visa application process has been slightly modified. And for visa applicants from the south-south zone, this change is particularly good news. The US has opened a new passport collection centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital. In a briefing she held simultaneously with journalists in Abuja

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