• China

    China took over the premises of the U.S. consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliation for China’s ouster last week from its consulate in Houston, Texas. The seizure capped a dramatic escalation in tensions between the world’s two biggest economies that began when employees ...
  • Nigerians

    The US government has agreed to pay $1.95 billion (1.68 billion euros) to secure 100 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by US pharma giant Pfizer and Germany’s Biotech, the German firm said Wednesday. The US also has an option to purchase “an additional 500 million doses”, Biontech said in a statement. ...
  • LinkedIn

    Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6% of its global workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its recruitment products. California-based LinkedIn helps employers assess a candidate’s suitability for a role and employees use the platform to find new job. ...
  • U.S

    A Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist, Wana Udobang, has been selected by the United States, U.S Department of State to participate in the 54th International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency. The U.S. Consulate in Lagos disclosed this in a statement issued by Temitayo Famutimi, the Consulate’s information specialist. The consulate said that Udobang ...
  • 137

    Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, a rare public rebuke as the region struggles to contain an outbreak already declared a global health emergency. Transparency and speed are key to combating the deadly hemorrhagic fever because the disease can spread rapidly. Contacts of any ...
  • 145

    Effective from Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will not only pay the N59, 200 fee but will have to pay an extra $110 (N40, 700) after the visa has been issued to them bringing the total cost to N99, 900, the United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced. ...
  • 125

      The Nigerian embassy in Washington DC on Monday condemned the criminal act by 77 Nigerians for alleged fraud in the U. S. In a statement on Monday, the embassy said the Federal Government “condemns such  criminal acts in all ramifications”. Mr Mohammed Suleiman, the Senior Counsellor/Head of Chancery, signed the statement on behalf of the Ambassador, ...
  • 175

    Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company confirmed that it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it was no longer doing so, Bloomberg reported. Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request ...
  • 241

    The spread of a deadly pig disease in China that has disrupted the world’s biggest pork market is one of the major risks to a well-supplied global agricultural sector, the FAO and OECD said on Monday. African swine fever was highlighted in the FAO and OECD’s annual agricultural outlook for 2019-2028, which forecast broadly stable ...
  • 109

    Carbon emissions from existing and planned fossil fuel energy plants and projects will exceed the amount needed to curb global warming, jeopardising a 1.5 degree Celsius temperature limit goal, scientists said in a study on Monday. In 2015, almost 200 countries agreed a radical shift away from fossil fuels with a goal of limiting a ...