Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years.Continue reading “Universal Music Announces Launch Of Def Jam Africa”
by DAVID CRARY | AP National Writer
Stranded in Nigeria for months, a Colorado couple had a rare chance to catch an evacuation flight to the U.S. recently during the coronavirus outbreak. But they refused because they would have had to leave behind their adopted daughter, who has yet to get a U.S. visa.Continue reading “Americans stuck in Africa trying to bring adopted kids home”
Nigeria and the United States recorded $5.21 billion bilateral trade between January and August this year.
The Consul General, US Consulate in Lagos, Ms Claire Pierangelo, disclosed this during the 2019 International Investment Conference yesterday in Lagos.Continue reading “U.S. trade hits $5.21bn in eight months”
By Segun James
The United States Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, Thursday hosted young 56 Nigerians who participated in the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship to a reunion conference.
The 56 Nigerians were among the 700 young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa who recently completed a six-week intensive academic and leadership programme at some of the most prestigious US colleges and universities.Continue reading “U.S. Consul General Hosts 56 Nigerian Mandela Washington Fellows”
By Lorine Towett
American computer programmer, Internet entrepreneur, and Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey will be spending his November in Africa.
Dorsey through his Twitter account announced his visit where he revealed he would be visiting various countries including South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.Continue reading “Twitter CEO, Jack Patrick Dorsey, to visit Africa”
By KAJ LARSEN
On Thursday, August 15, the international terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a military base and community in Nigeria, killing three soldiers. This comes on the heels of an even deadlier attack three weeks ago, when armed members of the group rode motorcycles into a funeral in northern Nigeria and opened fire on the procession, killing 65 mourners.Continue reading “The U.S. Must Remain in Africa’s Fight against Boko Haram”
U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band “Topside” performed for 300 children and youths at the Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park in Lagos as part of their second visit to Nigeria this year. The children sang and danced to the delightful tunes performed by the band. “Topside” is in Nigeria as part of the visit by the USNS Carson City. Continue reading U.S. Naval Forces Band performs for 300 children and youths at the Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park in Lagos
By Stephen Charles Kenechukwu
Representatives of the US government say plans are underway to establish the West African Trade Hub (WATH) in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria.
This is in a bid to support the bilateral trade between Nigeria and the United States. Continue reading “US to establish West African Trade Hub in Nigeria”
U.S. government had given university scholarship to 30 outstanding Nigerian students to enable them to study in the U.S and other countries. The scholarship is in furtherance of the Education U.S.A Opportunity Funds programme. Continue reading “30 Nigerian students get full U.S. govt scholarship”
By Alexis Akwagyiram
LAGOS (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos, a company executive has said .
In much of sub-Saharan Africa there are low levels of personal car ownership, rapidly expanding populations and a lack of efficient mass transport systems in fast-growing cities. Continue reading “Uber Targets Expansion In Fast-Growing West African Markets”