President Biden sends nine-member delegation to Tinubu’s inauguration
Joe Biden, United States president, has announced a nine-member delegation that will attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Bola Tinubu on May 29.
According to a statement on the White House website, Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, secretary of the United States department of housing and urban development, will lead the delegation.
Other members of the US delegation to Nigeria are as follows:
Mr. David Greene, chargé d’affaires, a.i., U.S. embassy Abuja.
The Honorable Sydney Kamlager-Dove, United States Rep (D), California.
The Honorable Marisa Lago, under secretary of commerce for international trade, U.S. department of commerce.
General Michael E. Langley, commander of U.S. Africa command.
The Honorable Enoh T. Ebong, director, U.S. trade and development agency.
The Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, assistant secretary of state for the bureau of African affairs, U.S. department of state.
The Honorable Judd Devermont, special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs, national security council.
The Honorable Monde Muyangwa, assistant administrator for the bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
President Biden trips, falls at US air force academy graduation
United States President Joe Biden tripped and fell on stage at the country’s air force academy graduation ceremony in Colorado.
Biden delivered the opening address and proceeded to shake hands with graduates, after which he fell near the podium and was quickly assisted by those around him in returning to his feet.
The 80-year-old president walked back to his seat unassisted after the incident which happened on Thursday.
Ben LaBolt, the White House communications director, clarified that the US president only tripped over a sandbag that was left on stage after videos of the incident began to circulate online.
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, also said Biden was “totally fine”.
Biden is the oldest sitting US president in history and would be 86 at the end of his second term should he win his re-election bid in 2024.
Some citizens had expressed concerns about his age and health but the US president said it would be up to voters to judge “whether or not I have it or don’t have it”.
Canada releases new policy to help Nigerians with family members migrate without stress
Canada has introduced a new policy for professionals, and student applicants to bring over family members.
The new policy is expected to ease the process stress of family reunion in less than 30 days Canada’s inclusive approach stands in contrast to the recent UK’s restrictive policy. In a move contrasting the recent restrictive policy announced by United Kingdom, Canada has unveiled a new policy that will expedite immigrants bringing family over.
Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the new policy on Friday, May 26, 2023.
According to Fraser, family members from visa-required countries who have submitted family class permanent residency (PR) applications can apply for Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) to join their sponsor in Canada.
He noted that the new system would facilitate the approval process for spouses, children, and parents of recent immigrants looking to join family members. Canada opens door while UK closes.
The announcement comes just days after the UK government prohibited students from Nigeria and other foreign countries on study visas from bringing their families into the country. Naijinfo reported that the UK’s new immigration policy will start from January 2024.
Canada new immigration policy Speaking further, Minister Fraser also emphasized that the new policy leverages cutting-edge technology and analytics, enabling requests for TRV for family members of citizens and permanent residents to be processed in less than 30 days. His words: “Going forward, this new approach to processing TRV applications will lead to processing times of within 30 days.”
“Family members will be able to travel to Canada more quickly and be with their loved ones sooner.”
More new Canada Japa goodies Canada is not only allowing Nigerians and other foreigners to bring their families but also launched a new initiative that will issue open work permits to spousal applicants and their dependent children who reside with their sponsor in Canada and have temporary resident status.
What this means is that spouses, partners, and dependents are eligible to apply for an open work permit when they submit a complete application for permanent residence under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada class (SPCLC) or other family class programs.
Previously, these open work permits were only available for the inland spousal program, but now they are being extended to those who apply outside of Canada.
Additionally, starting from June 7th, 2023, holders of open work permits whose permits are set to expire between August 1st and the end of 2023 can extend their permits for 18 months through a free facilitated process.
This extension will apply to spouses and dependents of most temporary workers, spouses of international students, and applicants for permanent residency along with their spouses/dependents awaiting the finalization of their permanent residency.
To be eligible as a sponsor, you must Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada Be 18 years of age or older Not be in prison, bankrupt, under a removal order or charged with a serious offence Not have been sponsored as a spouse within the last 5 years.
Canada govt said: “Spouses, common law and conjugal partners, children, parents and grandparents may all be sponsored, provided they meet the required eligibility criteria.”
Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter is diagnosed with dementia, family says
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, a longtime advocate for mental health care, has been diagnosed with dementia, her family revealed on Tuesday.
“She continues to live happily at home with her husband,” the family said in a statement posted by The Carter Center.
The announcement comes less than four months after former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care at the couple’s home in Plains, Ga., following several stints in and out of the hospital.
At 98, he is the longest-living president. The couple served in the White House from 1977 to 1981. Together they launched The Carter Center in Atlanta in 1982 with the goal of resolving conflicts around the world, promoting freedom and democracy and improving health.
But even before the center opened its doors, the family noted that Rosalynn, who is now 95, had begun her work to de-stigmatize mental health illness.
“First in the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, then in the White House, and later at The Carter Center, she urged improved access to care and decreased stigma about issues surrounding mental health,” they said.
In her 1994 book, Helping Yourself Help Others: A book for caregivers, she wrote about the loneliness, trauma and suffering that caregivers often endure. By providing tips on best practices amassed through several national surveys, she said, she hoped to also provide some relief.
“I believe one of the most important missions I can fulfill as a former first lady is to focus attention on you — the family caregiver,” she wrote.
“The purpose of this book is to encourage you, empathize with you and advocate for your special needs. … Of course, I hope this book will help you provide better care, but not only that; I also hope it will also help you have an easier and more enjoyable life.”
The Carters, who met when he was 3 and she was a day old, share the longest presidential marriage in U.S. history. They celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2022. Together they have four children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
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