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US announces priority appointments for Nigerians applying for student visa

By JENNY ESE OBUKOHWO | The Street journal

The U.S. Mission has announced it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students resuming this fall get visa interview appointments in advance of their program start date. Susan Tuller, the U.S. Mission country consular coordinator disclosed this on Friday, April 30.

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Nigerian Beer Brand Star Lager Announces US Expansion

Los Angeles, CA — Star Lager Beer, established in Nigeria in 1949 announces the brand’s expansion into the U.S. market. The beer has been a staple brew in Africa for over 70 years and has rooted itself as a beer of Kings. Today, the company marks a big and long-awaited milestone by extending its distribution across the United States. Star Beer USA has begun operations to distribute and market the company’s premium cold-filtered lager. The US-based Star Lager Beer USA will remain being bottled at the company’s long-time brewery in Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries.

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Foluke Oyedeji-Laosebikan | Nigerian lawyer elevated to Queen’s Counsel rank in Canada

By Oghenekevwe Uchechukwu | ICIR

NIGERIAN-BORN Canadian lawyer Foluke Oyedeji-Laosebikan has received her Queen’s Counsel appointment in Saskatchewan, Canada. 

In a statement, Minister of Justice and Attorney- General for Saskatchewan, Gordon Wyant said: “I am pleased to recognise Dr. Laosebikan for her commitment to the legal community, and her dedication as the President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. She is well-deserving of the Queen’s Counsel designation.”

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Brooklyn Borough honours 10 Ghanaians in New York

BY: News Desk Report | Graphic Online

The President of the Brooklyn Borough, Eric L. Adams, has highlighted Ghana’s progress as a nation and underscored the need for its citizens to be celebrated for their contribution to the country’s growth.

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Sierra Leone’s Mission in Washington D.C. Host U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks, Chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee

Washington D.C. (TN Tribune)–The Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington D.C. this week hosted U.S Congressman Gregory Meeks, a Democratic Member of the House of Representatives from Queens, New York, who recently became Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The invitation for the evening was made by Ambassador Sidique Abou- Bakarr Wai of Sierra Leone the host.

Also invited were Ambassador Seydou Kabore of Burkina Faso, Ambassador Kerfalla Yansene of Guinea, Ambassador Frederic Eden Hegbe of Togo, Ambassador Barfour Adjei Barwuah of Ghana, Ambassador George Patten of Liberia, Ambassador Mahmadou Nimaga of Mali and Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana of Rwanda. Former NYC Commissioner Patricia Gatling, Rev. Dr. Abdul K. Sesay, Dr. Fouad Sheriff, Rakie Macarthy, Head of Chancery of the Embassy of Sierra Leone were among the other dignitaries present.

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Lama Mugabo | Community builder aims to avert famines while reshaping perceptions about Rwanda

The cofounder of Building Bridges with Rwanda hopes to leave a lasting mark on the East African country

by Charlie Smith  | Staight

Vancouver community development worker Lama Mugabo likes to say that hunger feeds his desire to find a cure for malnutrition.

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Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Biden took the oath at a U.S. Capitol that had been battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks earlier. Then, taking his place in the White House Oval Office, he plunged into a stack of executive actions that began to undo the heart of his polarizing predecessor ’s agenda on matters from the deadly pandemic to climate change.

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Rep. Joe Neguse | Eritrean-American to play key role as an impeachment manager in the senate trial of Donald Trump

By Paul Kane | The Washington Post

Just four days into his second term, Rep. Joe Neguse was so focused on his brief as he spoke early that fateful afternoon that he had no idea what was happening outside. Then security personnel whisked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from the rostrum, and soon afterward lawmakers were crouching on the floor of the chamber and donning gas masks as rioters started banging on the chamber doors.

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Nigerian diplomat’s family sues Boeing over 737 Max crash

BY AP

The family of a longtime Nigerian diplomat killed in the 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia has joined litigation against the company in U.S. federal court. Lawyers for heirs of Abiodun Bashua accused Boeing of negligence in development of the Max.

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Donald Trump deports 70 Somalis from America

By GAROWE ONLINE

At least 70 Somalis were on Friday deported from the US after failing in a lawsuit led
against the State Department of Immigration, in one of the most dramatic incidents which wrap up the unpopular administration of Donald Trump, who was overwhelmingly voted out in November as the US president.

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