Breaking: In 5 days, Biden overturns Trump’s ban on transgender troops

January 25, 2021 AFP 0

US President Joe Biden on Monday overturned Donald Trump’s ban on transgender personnel serving in the military, saying “all Americans” qualified to serve should be able to do so. Biden’s new policy was set in an executive order signed at the White House. “Simply put, transgender service members will no longer be subject to the possibility of discharge or separation Read More

Trump’s second impeachment: The beauty of democracy

January 20, 2021 Prof. MK Othman 0

Right from the very beginning, Donald Trump’s presidency was, perhaps, the most unpopular within and outside the USA. The world was wishing the presidency to expressively finish without an ugly incident and a chance for a second term. True to type, President Trump did not disappoint those who felt this time around America would be led by a tough-talking, fearless, Read More

And Trump’s cookie will continue to crumble

January 18, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Those familiar with novels, especially before the advent of the internet, can remember a famous novel recalled in my headline. The book, The Way The Cookie Crumbles, first published in 1965, is one of the ninety or so thrillers written by Rene Lodge Brabazon Raymond, better known as James Hadley Chase. Ordinarily, a cookie represents many things ranging from the Read More

How Capitol Hill exposed AI, others against Nigerian Military – Group

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

The invasion of the United States’ Capitol by pro-Trump protesters has exposed the hypocrisy of Amnesty International and others in the forefront of the #EndSARS movement against the Nigerian military.   This was the submission of the March4Nigeria Movement in reaction to the violent attack of December 6 at the U.S Congress aimed at overturning the presidential election. In a statement Read More

Breaking: Trump impeached again

January 13, 2021 BBC 0

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has officially confirmed Donald Trump’s second impeachment. Congress voted 232 to 197 on the sole article of impeachment, which charged Trump with “incitement of an insurrection” after last week’s riots at the US Capitol. Ten Republicans broke ranks and voted to impeach. This vote marks an important change from the president’s first impeachment. In Read More

PGF boss demands audit of APC national secretariat to strengthen bureaucracy

January 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman has recommended the immediate audit of the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a way of strengthening its bureaucracy to contribute to national development. Lukman through a statement Wednesday in Abuja, hailed how American political institutions rose above the foibles of partisanship and ensured that the Read More

Trump’s African genes

January 10, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Outgoing 45th President of the United States of America, Donald John Trump, was said to have German roots. His mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, is said to be Scottish. His paternal ancestry is traceable to Bobenheim am Berg, a village in the Palatinate, Germany, in the 18th century. Johann Trump, born there in 1789, moved to the nearby town of Kallstadt Read More

Trump banned ahead Biden inauguration as US President

January 9, 2021 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company says. Twitter said the decision was made “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account”. It comes amid a Big Tech purge of the online platforms used by Mr Trump and his supporters. Some lawmakers and celebrities Read More

Breaking: Trump tweets again, vows to stay away from Biden inauguration as US President

January 8, 2021 VOA 0

United States President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, breaking a tradition that has for centuries been a hallmark of the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. Two days after infuriated Trump supporters overran the U.S. Capitol during Congressional proceedings to formally certify Biden’s win, Trump wrote, “I will not Read More

Capitol: Global Amnesty frowns at Congress siege, calls for retrospection of US democracy

January 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) has condemned Wednesday’s siege on the U.S. Congress, describing it as “despicable” and an “assault on democracy”.  In a statement signed by its Director, John Tom Lever, on Thursday, the group said President Donald Trump showed lack of respect for democratic ideals by instigating and urging his supporters to assault the Capitol.  According to Lever, the incident Read More

Trump back on Twitter, makes crucial Capitol comment

January 8, 2021 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has been allowed to Tweet again, after being locked out of his account for 12 hours. Posting a more conciliatory message, he refrained from reiterating false claims of voter fraud. Twitter said that it would ban Mr Trump “permanently” if he breached the platform’s rules again. The move from Twitter puts clear water between it and Read More

US election: Zuckerberg suspends Trump’s Facebook, Instagram accounts

January 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Thursday, suspended the Facebook and Instagram accounts of the embattled US President, Donald Trump indefinitely till the successful transition of the new government in his country. Zuckerberg in a statement he personally issued said the continuous use of the two platforms would post a greater danger to the transition programme of the new government Read More

John Campbell’s orchestrated plans

December 26, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

When the alarm was raised that there was a plot to discredit President Muhammadu Buhari during this festive season little did one know that pretender to Nigeria Expertise, John Campbell, was among the line-up of those given the assignment. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had this week raised the alarm about an ongoing 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

CNN and its ugly intentions against Nigeria

November 20, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalised satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolised the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake news, recycling same news items Read More

Revealed! How Harris became first black female US Vice President-elect

November 7, 2020 CNN 0

Kamala Harris, who on Saturday became America’s first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect, represents a new face of political power after an election all about who wields power and how they use it. The California senator’s history-making win also represents the millions of women in the demographics — often overlooked, historically underrepresented and systematically ignored — who Read More

Happening now: Biden set to be announced US President

November 6, 2020 Editor 0

Joe Biden of the Democrats is only four votes away from emerging President of the United States of America (USA). At it stands, Biden has polled 264 College votes while his closest challenger and incumbent President Donald Trump has 214 votes. The US secret service is to boost protection of Joe Biden from Friday in anticipation that he might soon Read More