‘Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria’, US warns citizens

U.S. Embassy in Nigeria where statement

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos issued a security alert warning its citizens in Nigeria to exercise caution while travelling and residing in Nigeria and added that crime is endemic in Nigeria.  The U.S. agencies disclosed this in a press release by on Wednesday. Accordingly, the release read: “Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria, ranging from petty street crime to carjacking, and crime levels tend to increase during the holidays.  It is prudent to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday events.” Furthermore, it…

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COVID-19: US donates $2.1m to three Nigerian States

US covid-19 donation to Nigerian three states

The United States Government, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has donated $2.1 million to Nigeria to conduct a household survey to determine the extent of COVID-19 transmission in the states of Gombe, Enugu, and Nasarawa. A press release issued by the US Embassy in Nigeria on Friday announced the monetary support. The survey is designed to increase the current understanding of COVID-19 transmission and burden in these three states and inform COVID-19 response efforts of the Government of Nigeria and its partners. The release read…

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What America Can Learn From Nigeria’s History of Resistance

What America can learn from nigeria

What America Can Learn From Nigeria It is the dead of night here in Nigeria and I am looking at the situation in the U.S. following the election of Donald Trump. I am reading about the hate speech and the actions and reactions of the American people after the announcement of his victory. I am remembering once upon a time in the history of Nigeria when an unpopular ruler came to power. It was the ‘90s and his name was General Sani Abacha. He was fear personified—an embodiment of what nobody wanted. His reign was…

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