Happening now: Fear envelops Afghanistan as evacuation resumes, Biden defends troops’ pullout

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed a day after the Taliban’s military takeover triggered panic in Kabul and thousands mobbed the city’s international airport in a desperate attempt to flee. A Western security official told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that the Kabul airport’s tarmac and runway – which troops from the United States control – were now clear of Read More

French President, Macron, US First Lady, Jill Biden, in Tokyo for 2020 Olympics opening ceremony

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tokyo on Friday to attend the opening ceremony of the pandemic-postponed Olympics, which is taking place under strict virus rules. Paris will host the next edition of the summer Games in 2024, and Macron’s meetings in Tokyo will include talks with International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach. The French president is one of just Read More

NASS roof leakage: Procurement processes delay renovation

June 27, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has through the Federal Capital Development said contract for the renovation of the National Assembly is still undergoing procurement process in line with the Procurement Act of 2007. The administration, in a statement, stated that the contract will be awarded as soon as it is concluded in conformity with the requirements of the Act Read More

Breaking: Hard times as Al Jazeera, BBC, Amazon, most UK sites, others go down

June 8, 2021 Al Jazeera 0

Multiple websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, CNN and Bloomberg News were down across the globe on Tuesday. Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network was also affected. France’s Le Monde newspaper started showing error messages that appeared on the website in the morning. Separately, Amazon.com Inc’s retail website also seemed to face an outage. Amazon was not immediately Read More

U.S trade deficit surges to record high as economy rebounds

April 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The U.S. trade deficit surged to a record high in February as the nation’s economic activity rebounded more quickly than that of its global rivals and could remain elevated this year, with massive fiscal stimulus expected to spur the fastest growth in nearly four decades. The economy is roaring as increased COVID-19 vaccinations and the White House’s $1.9 trillion pandemic Read More

Harassing the president: An apostrophe or an aside?

April 6, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

A classic public exhibition of bad leadership: A president that could not in 6 years upgrade our national hospital with equipment and expertise to the level of the ones he keeps visiting in London, but can approve billions of dollars to construct railroad into the desert of Niger Republic. We the electorate really blundered.” Nigerians in Diaspora UK, revolting against Read More

US contacts Nigerian visa applicants affected by Trump’s travel ban

March 16, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

 The United States of America  (USA) mission in Nigeria has said that it was prioritising immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria affected by the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 signed by former President Donald Trump in 2020. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to Read More

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 comes tumbling over

January 20, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

One did not have any difficulty as often happens, choosing a topic for this week. It has to be the trending issue of the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump; a man that is now quitting the grandeur of the White House from which pedestal he spinned off his theatrics, spurned ethical norms in 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

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

Review hasty decision, remove Nigeria from religious blacklist, Northern christain leaders tell US

December 14, 2020 Editor 0

Some Christian leaders have expressed disappointment with the United States over the inclusion of Nigeria among countries violating religious freedom in the world. The group, under the auspices of Northern Christian Leaders of Nigeria (NCLN), urged the Donald Trump-led administration to review and reaccess its earlier position which it believes inferred support for terrorist sympathisers in the country.  Speaking at a 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

The race to 270 and the lessons therein for Nigeria

November 10, 2020 Abdulrazak Iliyasu Sansani 0

The race to 270 electoral votes in the United States of America is ever demanding. But the two leading contenders in the race for this year’s election arguably found it even more problematic than usual with the stark reality at the moment: COVID-19, intensified systemic racial injustice, economy, healthcare and climate charge etc, as analysed by analysts. The American presidential 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

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 – US Presidential election: Biden leads Trump in electoral college early votes as counting continues

November 4, 2020 Editor 0

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States and a long night of waiting for results ahead. The President is currently leading in nearly every state he’d feared could swing to Biden and is on the cusp of victory in Florida, Texas and North Read More