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US offered to assist Nigeria to improve its disaster management capabilities.

​The United States of America has offered to assist Nigeria to improve its disaster management capabilities. The US Bilateral Affairs Officer, US Embassy in Abuja, Major Chidi  Adighije, said this in an interview with journalists at a one-day seminar on Disaster Response and Emergency Management, organised by the US Embassy in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior in Abuja on ...

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US concerned about South Africa quitting ICC

​ The United States expressed concern on Friday over South Africa’s decision to withdraw its support from the International Criminal Court. While not itself a member of the court, the United States likes other countries to accept its jurisdiction, seeing it as an arm against the impunity sometimes enjoyed by rogue leaders.“We’re concerned about this decision,” State Department spokesman John ...

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100 million viewers: US Presidential election debate between Trump & Clinton to be the most viewed in history

The U.S Presidential election debate that will hold tonight between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the most viewed presidential debate in history with some commentators forecasting Super Bowl-sized viewership of around 100 million Americans. The debate will be live, unscripted and unpredictable and is expected to break the record TV audience of 80 million for the 1980 Presidential debate between ...

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Tiwa Savage and her delightful son pictured at US airport

Tiwa Savage and her son Jamil arrived the US today July 20th. Tiwa is in the US for a tour. More photos after the cut… 616 total views, no views today

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Goodluck Jonathan to give keynote speech at US Nigerian Lawyers Awards Dinner

Former Nigeria President, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan will deliver a keynote speech at the United States Nigerian Lawyers Association (NLA) Merit Awards Dinner, scheduled for October 29 in New York.An announcement signed by Nexus U. Sea, President of the association.The venue of the event is the 630 Second Ballroom, at 630 Second Avenue.According to Mr. Sea, the keynote speaker will be ...

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US and Cuba hold highest-level meeting in over 50 years

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez have held talks, in the highest level meeting between the two countries in more than half a century. The two held closed-door discussions after arriving in Panama for a summit. Meanwhile, the US state department has reportedly recommended that Cuba be removed from its list of states said ...

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Relations between the White House and Benjamin Netanyahu's government have been strained

Israel denies spying on US-Iran nuclear talks

Israel has strongly denied a report that it spied on talks between Iran and the US over Iran’s nuclear programme. A senior Israeli official told the BBC that the claims, reported in the Wall Street Journal, were “utterly false”. The Journal said Israel wanted details of the talks in order to build a case against a nuclear deal with Iran. ...

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The Pentagon said that it could not confirm the validity of the list purportedly posted by IS

Pentagon investigates ‘IS online threat’ to US military

The US defence department says it is investigating an online threat allegedly made by Islamic State (IS) to about 100 of its military personnel. A list of names and addresses was posted on a website linked to the group alongside a call for them to be killed. The group said it obtained the information by hacking servers and databases but ...

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US Vice President Joe Biden

US VP phones Jonathan, backs card reader for elections

the United States government has thrown its weight behind the Independent National Electoral Commission to use the Permanent Voter Cards and the smart card readers in the March 28 and April 11 elections. The introduction of the PVC and the SCR for use in the 2015 general elections has been a subject of hot debate and litigation in the country. ...

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Time is running low for a deal as a full accord between the US and Iran is due by July 1 [AP]

US and Iran’s top diplomats hold nuclear talks

The US secretary of state and his Iranian counterpart have held four hours of nuclear talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne, after which the Iranian delegation headed to Brussels for meetings with European ministers. John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif are aiming to agree the outlines of a potentially historic agreement by the end of the month. A full accord is then ...

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US police shoot homeless man dead in Los Angeles

A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in central Los Angeles. The graphic film shows a violent struggle between the man and several officers in the city’s Skid Row area. As the police try to subdue him, a voice is heard shouting “Drop the gun!” Seconds later, five gunshots ring ...

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HIV-prevention drug Truvada approved by US

US health regulators have for the first time approved a drug to prevent HIV infection. Truvada can be used by those at high risk of infection and anyone who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners, said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Studies showed the drug reduced the risk of contracting HIV by up to 73%. Some health ...

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