EndSARS: Group hails UK parliament’s intervention

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has welcomed the United Kingdom’s parliament’s intervention on the EndSARS protests in Nigeria, describing it as confirmation of the Nigerian Army’s progress under Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai.  According to the NDF, the keen interest shown by the UK indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on the right track.   The group, Read More

Lekki shooting: Int’l Journalists accuse CNN of targeting Nigerian Army

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

The report by Cable News Network (CNN) on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos was a “poor” hatchet job targeted at the Nigerian Army, the International Institute for Investigative Journalism (IIIJ) has alleged.  In an electronic statement signed by special rapporteur, Francois Deburoiche, on Wednesday, the IIIJ said it came to this conclusion following a careful investigation on the events that Read More

China’s President, Jinping congratulates Biden, calls for win-win cooperation

November 25, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated United States America President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory on Wednesday, astate media reported. In his message, President Jinping said that the two countries should “stick to no conflict or confrontation, mutual respect, (and) the spirit of win-win cooperation” in order to promote the “noble cause” of world peace and development. He said Read More

Breaking: At last, Trump surrenders, begins transition moves to Biden in US

November 24, 2020 BBC 0

Donald Trump has accepted a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office, BBC reports. The president said the federal agency overseeing the handover must “do what needs to be done”, even as he vowed to keep contesting his election defeat. The General Services Administration (GSA) said it was acknowledging Mr Biden as the “apparent winner”. Read More

For snubbing anti-corruption, Zuma faces probe

November 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A South African commission hearing testimonies about rampant state corruption during Jacob Zuma’s reign said Monday that it would ask police to investigate the former president after he walked out last week. After months of playing cat-and-mouse, Zuma appeared before the panel last week seeking what he called an “impartial” judge, demanding that the commission’s chair, deputy chief justice Raymond Read More

CNN report organised falsehood against Nigeria – Professionals

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) has knocked Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting, describing it as “an organised falsehood against Nigeria.” In a communique released at the end of an emergency general meeting, ANPE said it discovered that CNN’s report was not only misleading but riddled with no fewer than nine errors.  The Read More

Discard CNN report on Lekki shootings, Nigerians, Int’l community told

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The March4Nigeria movement has urged Nigerians and the international community to disregard CNN’s report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos. The group alleged that the report was targeted at demonising the Nigerian military.  The group alleged that after a careful scrutiny of the report, it concluded that CNN has joined campaign of calumny against the Nigerian government as well as the military.  Read More

Lekki Shooting: Coalition knocks CNN over report

November 20, 2020 Editor 0

Following its report on the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos on October 20, Cable News Network (CNN) has been described as “the newest face of foreign destabilisation in Nigeria.” According to the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), the American-based news television channel has elevated the agenda of the divisive and destructive forces tirelessly working in conspiracy with foreign forces against the country.  Read More

Lekki shooting: Nigerians in Diaspora fault CNN’s documentary, demand apology

November 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has faulted Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state, alleging that the American television station is desperate to restore its already lost credibility.  According to the Nigerians in Diaspora, “CNN is under pressure to salvage whatever is left of its diminishing image and perceives the EndSARS protest in Read More

Breaking – US election: Again, Biden beats Trump, wins in Georgia after recount

November 20, 2020 CNN 0

Georgia has finished its statewide audit of the razor-thin presidential race, confirming that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, according to a news release from the Secretary of State’s office. Biden beat Trump by 12,284 votes, according to the final results from the audit, CNN reports. This is a slight drop for Biden compared to the pre-audit results.Officials have Read More

Breaking: In just 1 week, Peru gets third President

November 16, 2020 AFP 0

Peru’s Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country’s new president, the third in a week. Francisco Sagasti was elected as lawmakers met to try to find a way out of a political crisis, sparked by the impeachment of one popular president and the resignation of his controversial successor amid protests which killed Read More

Breaking: British PM in fresh COVID-19 scare, isolates

November 15, 2020 BBC 0

Boris Johnson is self-isolating after meeting an MP who later tested positive for Covid-19. The PM was contacted by NHS Test and Trace on Sunday but is not showing symptoms, Downing Street said. Mr Johnson spent about 35 minutes with Ashfield MP Lee Anderson who has since tested positive, BBC political correspondent Nick Eardley said. In April, Mr Johnson spent Read More

Post-COVID-19: China pledges support to Africa’s economy

November 15, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

                   The People’s Republic of China has pledged support to Africa’s economic reopening post COVID-19 under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit. China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Wang Yi, made the promise in Beijing at a reception held by the Follow-up Committee of the Forum on Read More

FOCAC China, Africa need more stronger community of shared future – Wang

November 15, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

China and African countries need to strengthen solidarity and build a stronger community with a shared future, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said recently. Wang said this at the reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. Twenty years ago, Chinese and African leaders gathered in Beijing to inaugurate FOCAC. A Read More

At last, Trump surrenders, admits Biden won US election

November 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Donald Trump finally admitted Joe Biden won the election – but then repeated his baseless claim that it was “rigged” The president’s admission comes as he continues to fight the results with legal challenges and after he called the election the “greatest theft in the history of America”. He has one again taken aim at Dominion Voting Systems, a technology Read More

Breaking: At last, China congratulates Biden, Harris over US election

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Days after many other countries, China finally on Friday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their U.S. election win, ending whispers over Beijing’s reticence, Washington Post is reporting. “We respect the American people’s choice,” said China Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a regular news conference. “We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris.” At the same time, Read More

#EndSARS: Falana risks heavy fine as ICC confirms receipt of criminal complaint against lawyer

November 12, 2020 Editor 0

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acknowledged receipt of a criminal complaint against Lagos-based lawyer, Femi Falana, over his alleged role in the escalation of violence during the EndSARS protests in Nigeria.  If found guilty of instigating the mass action that led to the killing of innocent citizens, wanton destruction of properties and other heinous crimes against humanity, the self-styled Read More

Breaking: UN top official visits Buhari

November 9, 2020 Editor 0

Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Hajiya Amina Mohammed Monday afternoon visited President Muhammadu Buhari inside the Aso Rock. This was confirmed by Buhari media aide Bashir Ahmad via twitter handle. He wrote, “President @MBuhari this afternoon, received in audience the Deputy SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, Hajiya @AminaJMohammed in his office, at the State House, Abuja.” Amina was Read More

Breaking: Biden sets up first crucial squad after US election

November 9, 2020 AFP 0

United States (US) President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named the scientists who will lead his administration’s task force team on the coronavirus pandemic, signalling his plans to prioritise Covid-19 from the outset. The task force will be led by three co-chairs: epidemiologist and former Federal Drug Administration commissioner David Kessler, former surgeon general Vivek Murthy, and Yale public health professor Read More

Why Russia is yet to congratulate Biden – Official 

November 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin is waiting for official results from the US presidential election before congratulating a winner, the Kremlin said on Monday. “We consider it correct to wait for the official results to be finalised. I want to remind you that President Putin repeatedly said he will respect the choice of the American people,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Read More

US Election: Fundamentally fair, outcome clear, says G.W. Bush

November 9, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The erstwhile president George W. Bush, has congratulated the new US, President elect, Joseph Biden, saying election was fundamentally fair.Ex-President Bush, said in a  statement, that the American people; “can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.”  “No matter how you voted, your vote counted,” he added.Mr. Bush however, Read More

Breaking: Biden goes to church day after US presidential election victory

November 8, 2020 Skynews 0

United States President-elect Joe Biden has started his first day of business by going to church. He arrived at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic church near his home in Wilmington, Delaware, wearing a mask and accompanied by daughter Ashley and grandson Hunter. It comes shortly after his team announced the work of moving into power has begun, with Read More

Wild jubilation in US streets after Biden’s presidential victory, Trump supporters launch protest

November 8, 2020 Aljazeera 0

There has been wild jubilation around the streets as thousands of jubilant Joe Biden supporters honked car horns, banged on pots and cheered to celebrate the Democratic candidate’s victory in the United States elections. “I could dance and scream all day long,” Bernadette Etienne, a retired translator, told Al Jazeera from Black Lives Matter Plaza. “There is so much misery to expel, so Read More