• S*x scandal: US Ambassador has no evidence – Foreign Affairs Minister

    S*x scandal: US Ambassador has no evidence – Foreign Affairs Minister

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Thursday said that there had not been any sufficient evidence to prove that the three members of the House of Representatives accused of sexual misconduct really committed the crime.

    The Minister who stated this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Ethics and Privilege Committee and House Committee on Foreign Relations public investigative hearing in Abuja, also disclosed that the outgone United States of American Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle had tendered apology […]

  • US ambassador did not follow due process in ‘sexual misconduct’ allegation – Reps

    US ambassador did not follow due process in ‘sexual misconduct’ allegation – Reps

    The federal house of representatives says James Entwistle, United States ambassador to Nigeria, did not follow proper channels when he directly petitioned Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, to accuse three lawmakers of sexual misconduct.

     

    On June 16, it was revealed that Entwistle had written the lower chamber to accuse three members — Samuel Ikon (PDP Akwa Ibom), Mohammed Gololo (APC Bauchi) and Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue) — of seeking the services of sex workers while they were attending a programme […]

  • S*x scandal: US Ambassador absent at public hearing

    S*x scandal: US Ambassador absent at public hearing

    The outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, Thursday stayed away from the sex scandal public investigative hearing involving three members of the House of Repr.

    Also absent at the probe panel was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema who reportedly sent a letter to the Committee on Wednesday, informing that he was attending the executive meeting of the 29th Ordinary Session of the African Union.

    This made the Ossai Nicholas Ossai-led Committee to adjourn the probe till 20th July […]

  • Sex scandal: Dogara to meet US Ambassador Thursday

    Sex scandal: Dogara to meet US Ambassador Thursday

    The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, will on Thursday meet with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, over the sexual misconduct allegation against three legislators.

    Investigative public hearing on the scandal begins on Thursday and Entwistle is expected to provide video clips of the incident.

    The incident allegedly occurred during the International Visitor Leadership Programme in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. held between April 7 and April 13, attended by 10 members of the lower chamber.

    Chairman of House Committee on […]

  • Sex scandal: Reps summon US ambassador, NHRC

    Sex scandal: Reps summon US ambassador, NHRC

    The House of Representatives’ joint committee on ethics and privileges and foreign affairs investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against three members of the House has invited the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, to appear before it on Thursday, July 14.

    The committee, which commences sitting on Thursday, two weeks after it was mandated to carry out the assignment, also invited the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the three lawmakers alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct.

    Chairman of […]

  • US Ambassador, James Entwistle Honours President’s Daughter, Zahra Buhari

    US Ambassador, James Entwistle Honours President’s Daughter, Zahra Buhari

    The lovely daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been recognized for her work in promoting free genotype testing and genetic counselling in Nigeria.

    For promoting free genotype testing and genetic counselling in Nigeria as an important early intervention in the prevention sickle cell disease, James Entwistle, the US ambassador to Nigeria, has given a special recognition to Zahra Buhari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari,

    The honorary event took place at the symposium on indigenous mapping and management of Sickle Cell Disease […]