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Security: Buhari seeks US assistance, warns of spill over to other countries

“Nigeria attaches great importance to its relations with the United States. Let me in this connection express appreciation to President Joe Biden for his welcome and reaching decision to repeal the Immigration restriction known as the ‘Muslim ban’ on travel and visas for citizens predominantly from Muslim nations and African countries, including Nigeria.

Former Trump official barred from public office after admitting violating the Hatch Act on ethics

Lynne Patton, who was appointed a regional administrator with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2017, admitted to violating Hatch Act – that prohibits some federal employees from participating in political activities.

Georgia governor admits that controversial election law has nothing to do with voter fraud

Georgia was at the centre of former president’s false voter fraud claims during the 2020 election. Mr Trump, who became the first Republican to lose the state in a presidential election since 1992, called on officials to investigate his claims that the election was stolen.

21 Republican states threaten legal action against Biden Covid bill

The attorney generals made the threat in a letter to the administration on Tuesday, and comes just a few days after President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion (£1.3 trillion) bill into law

Biden urges US senate to act fast on $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief package

Biden campaigned extensively on raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, from the $7.25 rate that has stood since 2009. Progressives have been pushing the raise as a Democratic priority.

Biden imposes visa ban on 76 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

“To that end, we have made absolutely clear that extraterritorial threats and assaults by Saudi Arabia against activists, dissidents and journalists must end. They will not be tolerated by the United States.”

President lifts Trump visa ban as Ted Cruz approval rating crashes after Cancun holiday

However the President rejected that reasoning and rescinded the visa ban, saying it had prevented families from reuniting in the United States and harmed US businesses.

Biden orders flags to fly at half-mast to mark deaths of 500,000 Americans from Covid-19

US flags will remain at half-mast for five days, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Biden to sign immigration orders on asylum seekers and reuniting families

More than 5,500 asylum-seeking families were separated during the Trump administration’s four-year term, though many of those families were reunited. Immigrant advocates are still searching for more than 600 parents, while more than 1,400 others who were deported without their children have now spent years separated from their families in the countries they fled in the first place.

Under Biden order, workers refusing unsafe work could stay on unemployment aid

An executive order signed on his second full day in office could make it easier for people to still qualify for jobless benefits if they quit or refuse a job that puts them at undue risk of infection from the coronavirus.

‘We can serve the nation we love’: Military and civil rights groups react repeal of Trump’s transgender ban

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the president believes “gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America's strength is found in its diversity.”

Biden overturns Trump’s ban on transgender service members in US military

The All-Volunteer Force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet the rigorous standards for military service, and an inclusive military strengthens our national security.”

Nigeria needs your help to fight terror, remove travel restrictions, Atiku urges Biden, Harris

As I congratulate President Biden and @VP, @KamalaHarris, I urge them and their administration to strengthen US-Nigeria ties, and help our beloved nation’s war on terror by providing every type of support required to win our war against the insurgency we face.

Biden reverses Trump ban on Nigeria, others

The countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Chad, North Korea, Venezuela, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.

Burna Boy’s song makes Biden-Harris inauguration playlist

Burna Boy has become a fixture on the playlists of high-profile American politicians. In August 2020, he appeared on former US president Barack Obama’s summer playlist alongside fellow Nigerian stars Davido, and Wizkid.

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Foreigner who ‘sells’ guns to bandits arrested in Zamfara

Four other suspects were also paraded for their alleged involvement in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and illegal possession of firearms.

Always feel free to ask Nigeria for help, Buhari tells Chadian President

President Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina said, “We are bound together by culture and geography, and we will help in all ways we can.”

Nigeria experienced decline in remittance inflow by 28% in 2020 ― World Bank

“The decline in flows to Sub-Saharan Africa was almost entirely due to a 28 per cent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria.

National grid restored after system collapse – TCN

Power was restored to the transmission stations a day after TCN announced that the nation’s electricity grid had suffered a system collapse, leading to a power outage in various parts of the country.