The United States of America (USA) and Israel have officially quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day (1st January 2019), the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago.
President Donald Trump is considering banning U.S companies from using telecommunication equipment made by China's Huawei Technologies Cos Ltd (HWT.UL) and ZTE Corp, Reuters reports.
The ban would be the latest step by the Trump Administration to cut out two of China's biggest network equipment companies from the U.S market. This is driven by allegations that Huawei and ZTE work at the command of the Chinese government and may be used to spy on Americans.
Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointment as the United State Embassy in Abuja FCT and its consulate in Lagos has shutdown indefinitely. Consequently, this may mean persons who have applied for study, tourist, business and immigrant visas or any travel document relating to USA will have to wait till further notice.