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Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s extraordinary decision to drop the prosecution. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said in a 2-1 ruling that the Justice Department’... »

Election results are delayed again. Get used to it.

Election results are delayed again. Get used to it.

Kentucky and New York had primaries Tuesday, but the winners of the closet races probably won’t be known until next week. What’s going on? Get used to it. Slow vote counts and delayed results are a feature of elections during the pandemic and are likely to continue into the general election in November, when many election officials say that, absent a landslide, it won’t be clear who won the presid... »

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for wearing blackface in resurfaced ‘Man Show’ sketches

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for wearing blackface in resurfaced ‘Man Show’ sketches

  Amid social media cries to cancel kimmy , late night host Jimmy Kimmel took a break from his summer vacation to apologize for recently resurfaced routines where he portrays basketball star Karl Malone in blackface. “I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudi... »

Latest news in Nigeria this morning, 24 June, 2020

Latest news in Nigeria this morning, 24 June, 2020

  1. 452 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, total confirmed cases now 21,371. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 452 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of active infections to 21,371. 7,338 cases have been discharged and 533 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 452 new cases are reported from 14 states... »

Obama raises $7.6M for Joe Biden’s campaign

Obama raises $7.6M for Joe Biden’s campaign

Former President Barack Obama helped raise a record breaking $7.6 million from more than 175,000 individual donors ahead of his first fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “I’m here to say that help is on the way if we do the work,” Obama said during the virtual fundraiser. “Because there’s nobody that I trust more to be able to heal this country and get it back on track than my... »

Trump says ‘learn from history’ instead of removing statues

Trump says ‘learn from history’ instead of removing statues

As America grapples with racism in its past, President Donald Trump lined up squarely Tuesday with those who argue that the pendulum has swung too far in favor of removing statues and other symbols of that flawed history, saying mistakes will be repeated if not learned from and understood. Trump’s campaign also sees the divide over this latest cultural flash point as a way to boost the president’s... »

Fauci hopeful for vaccine in late 2020

Fauci hopeful for vaccine in late 2020

The government’s top infectious disease expert said Tuesday he is cautiously optimistic that there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021, and warned that the next few weeks will be critical to tamping down coronavirus hot spots around the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials also said they have not been asked to slow down testing for coronavirus, an i... »

Latest Breaking News in Nigeria Today, Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Latest Breaking News in Nigeria Today, Tuesday 23rd June 2020

  1. 675 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, total confirmed cases now 20,919. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported 675 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of active infections to 20,919. 7109 cases have been discharged and 525 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 675 new cases are reported from 21 states,... »

Top Breaking News Worldwide this Morning, Tuesday 23rd of June, 2020

Top Breaking News Worldwide this Morning, Tuesday 23rd of June, 2020

1. The Trump administration aims to end Dreamers immigration program within the next six months The Trump administration is determined to end the Dreamers program that protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children within the next six months, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security said on Sunday. The Trump administration views the programs as unlawful and t... »

How moves by APC elders to reconcile Obaseki, Oshiomhole failed

How moves by APC elders to reconcile Obaseki, Oshiomhole failed

Former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh, in this interview, discloses in detail how steps were taken by elders of the party to reconcile Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, with his estranged godfather and National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, failed to bear fruit. A founding father of the party, he predicts that the September 19 governorship election in Edo would... »

Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison involved in Breonna Taylor shooting

Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison involved in Breonna Taylor shooting

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mayor Greg Fischer announced Friday that Louisville Metro Police , one of three officers to fire weapons at Breonna Taylor’s apartment, which resulted in her death. Taylor, 26, was shot by officers at her apartment on March 13 as they entered to serve a no-knock warrant. Her boyfriend thought officers were intruders and fired a shot as they entered. Taylor was shot e... »

All the celebrities who’ve been fired for their racist comments, as Hollywood takes account

All the celebrities who’ve been fired for their racist comments, as Hollywood takes account

  As the  calling for racial justice continue, the entertainment industry has taken action to publicize its intolerance for racism.  and firing stars from series after insensitive comments are among the measures being taken to support the fight for equality. Public figures are being held accountable for offensive actions and words. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon after a blackface sket... »

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over Tehran nuclear dispute

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over Tehran nuclear dispute

  Paris (AFP) – Europe on Friday toughened its stance on Iran and warned the US against sanctions in the latest bid to stop the unravelling of the international agreement on Tehran’s nuclear programme. The decision by Germany, France and Britain to back a UN arms embargo extension on Iran follows growing tensions with Tehran since US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled out ... »

Supreme Court blocks Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA

Supreme Court blocks Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA

  The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the White House from terminating an Obama-era program designed to protect young immigrants from deportation. President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2017, five years after it was created by former President Barack Obama. Under DACA, noncitizens brought to the country as children could apply for protection f... »

Latest News in Nigeria, Friday, 19th June, 2020

Latest News in Nigeria, Friday, 19th June, 2020

  1. Ex-militant Group Gives FG 14 Days Ultimatum Ex-militant group of the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) from Akwa Ibom has given the Federal Government 14 days to meet to their demands or would be left with no option than to disrupt operations in the State. The group in a statement signed and delivered to newsmen in Uyo had a lot of demands and read thus “The Niger Delta Volunteers can no lon... »

Akwa Ibom ex-militant group gives FG 14-day ultimatum over demands

Akwa Ibom ex-militant group gives FG 14-day ultimatum over demands

  Akwa Ibom ex-militant group on the platform of Niger Delta Volunteers, NDV, has given the federal government 14days to meet its demands, failure of which it would have no option than to shut down all oil operations in the State. The group in a statement signed self- styled General Ekpo Ekpo and Capt. Nsidibe Etim , made available to newsmen yesterday in Uyo, said they would no longer keep s... »

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end ‘Dreamer’ immigrant program

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end ‘Dreamer’ immigrant program

DACA recipients and their supporters celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court ruled in a 5-4 vote that U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2017 move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, created in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, was unlawful, in Washington, U.S. June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The US Supreme Court dealt President Do... »

Obaseki and challenge of next anchor-point

Obaseki and challenge of next anchor-point

The forthcoming governorship election in Edo State, particularly the fight for the ticket of governing All Progressives Congress (APC), has rekindled the conversations about the mistakes technocrats encounter in partisan politics. Shortly after his controversial disqualification by the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC, Governor Godwin Obaseki initiated discussions with opposition Peoples De... »

APC crisis persists as court makes Giadom acting chairman

APC crisis persists as court makes Giadom acting chairman

The confusion over who occupies the chairmanship position of the All Progressives Congress (APC) persisted yesterday as the Federal Capital Territory High Court extended its March 17 order allowing Chief Victor Giadom to pilot the affairs of the party for another two weeks. The court had on March 16, granted the application filed by one Comrade Mustapha Salihu on behalf of Giadom. The motion was s... »

Acheivement of Barack Obama in USA

Acheivement of Barack Obama in USA

Barack Obama entered the White House as something new in American history. He wasn’t chosen on the basis of experience, nor for his role as leader of a party or a movement. He had not been a governor or a general or a veteran legislator. He did not become president by the accident of his predecessor’s death in office. Obama was elected purely for himself—his message, his persona and what he symbol... »

Breaking News this Morning, 19th June 2020

Breaking News this Morning, 19th June 2020

1. 6 Killed, 600 Buildings Destroyed in Kano State. Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has just confirmed 6 persons killed and 600 buildings destroyed through windstorm in 4 local areas in the state. The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Sale Jili, confirmed the disaster on Thursday June 18th, in Kano State, stating that about 1, 752 had been destroyed by the windstorm in the past 1 we... »

The British-Egyptian condominium in sudan

The British-Egyptian condominium in sudan

After the death of al Mahdi his successors tried to extend the area under the control of his movement, the Ansar. This involved an invasion of Ethiopia by an Ansar force of sixty thousand troops. This force penetrated deep into the Ethiopian empire and a counter attack led by the Ethiopian emperor failed to dislodge the Ansar. Since the Ethiopian emperor was killed in the attack, the Ethiopian for... »

Six DACA recipients rejoice over court ruling

Six DACA recipients rejoice over court ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has kept alive, for now, the Obama era program that allows immigrants brought here as children to work and protects them from deportation. The high court on Thursday ruled that the Trump administration attempted to end the program improperly when it announced it was rescinding it in 2017. Since then, only people who were already enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood ... »

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases between the U.S. government and former employees determined to write tell-alls. The government asked a federal court for a temporary restraining order to prevent the release of the book, claiming it contains classified... »

Trump adds to divisions in an unhappy country

Trump adds to divisions in an unhappy country

Americans are deeply unhappy about the state of their country — and a majority think President Donald Trump is exacerbating tensions in a moment of national crisis, according to a new poll from press. With less than five months until Election Day, the survey offers few bright spots for a president confronting a historic pandemic a sharp economic decline and national outrage over brutality against ... »

Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now national action

Juneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now national action

In just about any other year, June the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that the last enslaved black people learned they had been freed from bondage, would be marked by African American families across the nation with a cookout, a parade, a community festival, a soulful rendition of “Lift  Voice and Sing. But in 2020, as the coronavirus ravishes black America disproportionately, as economic unc... »

Decline in new US virus deaths may be temporary reprieve

Decline in new US virus deaths may be temporary reprieve

The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. has fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. But scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself. “For now, it’s too soon to be reassured that deaths are going down and everything’s OK,” said Dr. Cyrus of Resolve to Save Lives, a nonprofit organiz... »

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell all book battles

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell all book battles

The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases between the U.S. government and former employees determined to write tell alls. The government asked a federal court for a temporary restraining order to prevent the release of the book, claiming it contains classified... »

What God told me about Obasanjo, Tinubu, others

What God told me about Obasanjo, Tinubu, others

What God told me about Obasanjo, Tinubu, others Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Apostle Jeremiah Adeyeye, is general overseer, Clear Revelation Ministry (CRM), Ibadan, Oyo State. In this interview, he revealed what God told him about the role that must be played by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for Nigeria to maintain its corporate existence, otherwise the country would break into three smaller nations. ... »

Should America defund the police?

Should America defund the police?

What’s happening Ongoing protests in response to the killing of George Floyd have brought the issue of police violence into the national spotlight. The unrest renews attention to a long list of reforms aimed at limiting the number of people killed by police, including banning chokeholds, establishing use-of-force policies and increased accountability for officers who take someone’s life. The prote... »

Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants’ protections

Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants’ protections

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, the second stunning election season rebuke from the court in a week after its ruling that it’s illegal to fire people because they’re gay or transgender. Immigrants who are part of the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program will retain their protection fr... »

Everybody in Washington hates John Bolton

Everybody in Washington hates John Bolton

  John Bolton has few friends left in D.C. A day after excerpts from his bombshell new book emerged excoriating the President Donald Trump, the former national security adviser has managed to turn everyone against him. Republicans say he’s a disgruntled sensationalist who’s merely trying to make money off his book. And Democrats, once buoyed by Bolton’s turn against Trump, now say he is “unpa... »

Police killings have ‘exacted a trauma’ on Black community, top CDC official says

Police killings have ‘exacted a trauma’ on Black community, top CDC official says

  WASHINGTON — In frank terms, a top federal official charged with addressing racial disparities in health outcomes in the coronavirus pandemic acknowledged that police killings of Black Americans also pose a public health threat. “I think that systemic racism absolutely undermines public health and undermines the health of communities of color,” , associate director of the minority health of... »

I moved to Asia, got cancer, and then coronavirus happened

I moved to Asia, got cancer, and then coronavirus happened

  Hong Kong (CNN) — I moved to hong kong on the day of a huge protest and thought it would probably be the wildest experience I’d have all year. Two months later, during Hanukkah, I found out that I had breast cancer. So, while the global coronavirus crisis was the most challenging thing that happened to nearly everyone else on the planet in 2020, it barely made my top five. I had known... »

China and India Just Fought a Weird, Bloody Battle at 14,000 Feet. Why?

China and India Just Fought a Weird, Bloody Battle at 14,000 Feet. Why?

  KARACHI—The battle raged for hours between two nuclear powers on Monday, fought in a contested valley high in the legendary Karakoram mountain range. But the weapons used were as primitive as they were brutal: iron rods wrapped in barbed wire, bare fists, and anything that came to hand. When it was over, India counted 20 of its soldiers dead, some of them forced into a river. China acknowle... »

What Former Burundian Dictator said about Biafra before he Died

What Former Burundian Dictator said about Biafra before he Died

  The son of the late dictator in Burundi, Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza, has come out to reveal what his father told him concerning the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, whose leader is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza’s son said, that his father told him that the Nigerian government should take these people very seriously and allow them to go as he sounded a very serious wa... »

My Father’s Words On Biafra Before His Death – Burundian President’s Son Reveals

My Father’s Words On Biafra Before His Death – Burundian President’s Son Reveals

  The son of the late dictator in Burundi, Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza, has come out to reveal what his father told him concerning the agitation of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, whose leader is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza’s son said, that his father told him that the Nigerian government should take these people very seriously and allow them to go as he sounded a very serious wa... »

Breaking News in Nigeria this Evening, 18th June 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria this Evening, 18th June 2020

1. APC must collapse so that Nigeria will have peace – Fayose says. Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says on Thursday that the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress is a show of God’s anger on the ruling party. Fayose said the crisis was a price for the role the APC played in impoverishing Nigerians, adding that things would get worse for the party. The former governor ... »

Like Obaseki like Ambode: Meet 5 governors who fell out with their political godfathers (analysis)

Like Obaseki like Ambode: Meet 5 governors who fell out with their political godfathers (analysis)

  History always has a way of repeating itself and that established fact has been a major highlight into the 2020 governorship election of Edo state with All Progressive Congress embroiled in a lingering crisis that is turning it into a shadow of itself.     PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!   The ruling ... »

Confusion as APC gets four chairmen in one day

Confusion as APC gets four chairmen in one day

While the All Progressives Congress (APC) is constitutionally required to have just one national chairman, a question of who currently occupies that position yielded different answers yesterday. The confusion followed Tuesday’s ruling by an appeal court, which affirmed the suspension of National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole and created a vacuum that is now the subject of varied interpretations. Those... »

Breaking News in Nigeria this Morning, Thursday 18th of June, 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria this Morning, Thursday 18th of June, 2020

  1. The Federal Government (FG) unveils fresh plans on concession of 10 highways The Federal Government has perfected a plan to concession 10 major highways in the country. The Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, stated this on Wednesday while presenting details of the plan to the National Assembly Joint Committee on Works. He told the lawmakers that the project titled, “Highway Developmen... »

Breaking Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria Today, 17th June 2020

Breaking Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria Today, 17th June 2020

Popular Nigerian actor, Ramsey Nouah has reacted after a lady claimed his production crew refused to pay her for a service she rendered on ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’. On Wednesday, a graphic designer with the Twitter handle (@louisajlo), said she was contracted to work on designs to be used for Nouah’s film in 2018 but was later fired — only for her to discover that her designs were used a... »

LASG seals illegal structures in Ikoyi, Banana Island

LASG seals illegal structures in Ikoyi, Banana Island

LASG seals illegal structures in Ikoyi, Banana Island   The Lagos State Government has asked 56 property owners sealed in Ikoyi and on Banana Island axis to produce their building plan permits and evidence of stage certification. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, said this in a statement released to newsmen by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, the spokesman of th... »

Abia seals church for violating guidelines

Abia seals church for violating guidelines

Abia seals church for violating guidelines   The Abia State Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 on Wednesday sealed a popular church, Chapel of Answers International, located at No. 86 Jubilee road by Kent in Aba, the commercial nerve of the state indefinitely. When the inter-ministerial committee arrived at the church, its members, who were holding a meeting, were not putting on their no... »

Buhari orders Operation Accord in Katsina, Niger

Buhari orders Operation Accord in Katsina, Niger

Buhari orders Operation Accord in Katsina, Niger   There were protests in Katsina and Niger over rising killings by the bandits. The European Union (EU) on Tuesday said 160 people have been killed since May 28. President Buhari called for calm, saying security agencies were working to bring the current wave of killings to a halt. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicit... »

Putin’s rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Putin’s rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Putin is losing popular support. Now Russians are going to take politics into their own hands. Polls indicate that trust in Russian President Vladimir Putin is at an all time low [File: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky via Reuters] The corona virus pandemic and its economic fallout have been the top concern of people across the world and naturally this has affected ratings of governments and heads of state... »

Many fear Trump’s visit to Tulsa could spark violence

Many fear Trump’s visit to Tulsa could spark violence

Black community leaders in Tulsa said they fear a large rally by President Donald Trump in the city this weekend could spark violence, and the state’s governor asked Trump not to visit the site of a race massacre where up to 300 black residents were killed by white mobs in 1921. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters are expected in Tulsa Saturday for the first of a series of rallies across the cou... »

Biden calls on Trump to ‘wake up’ to havoc caused by virus

Biden calls on Trump to ‘wake up’ to havoc caused by virus

Joe Biden unleashed a stinging critique Wednesday of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, calling on Trump to “wake up” to the havoc caused by the pandemic and do more to prevent further harm. “Donald Trump wants to style himself as a wartime president,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said at a recreation center in the Philadelphia suburbs. “Unlike any other warti... »

Voice of protests around the world crying for peace

Voice of protests around the world crying for peace

They are nurses and doctors, artists, students, construction workers, government employees; black, brown and white; young and old. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in big cities and tiny towns in every U.S. state – and even around the world – to protest the killing of George Floyd, who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck as he plea... »

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

“That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson was charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s, Los Angeles prosecutors said Wednesday, the culmination of a three year investigation that resulted in a rare arrest of a famous Hollywood figure in the #MeToo era. The three counts of rape by force or fear against Masterson were filed Tuesday, and an arrest warrant issued. Masterson, 44, was arres... »

Charleston officials to remove statue of slavery advocate

Charleston officials to remove statue of slavery advocate

Despite a South Carolina law protecting monuments, officials in the historic city of Charleston announced Wednesday that they plan to remove a statue of slavery advocate John C. Calhoun from a downtown square. Mayor John Tecklenburg announced he will send a resolution to the City Council to remove the statue at a news conference on the fifth anniversary of the slaying of eight black church members... »

Sweeping change in US views of police violence

Sweeping change in US views of police violence

— A dramatic shift has taken place in the nation’s opinions on policing and race, as a new poll finds that more Americans today than five years ago believe police brutality is a very serious problem that too often goes undisciplined and unequally targets black Americans. The new findings from The Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research suggest the death of George Floyd and the wee... »

US coronavirus outbreaks spur debate over personal freedoms

US coronavirus outbreaks spur debate over personal freedoms

When the coronavirus flared in China this week, the country canceled flights, suspended reopenings and described the situation as “extremely grave. But with cases rising in some U.S. states, local officials have balked at even requiring people to wear masks. In the United States, which has the most reported cases and deaths in the world, authorities are wrestling with balancing demands for constit... »

Officer charged with murder for shooting Rayshard Brooks

Officer charged with murder for shooting Rayshard Brooks

Prosecutors brought murder charges Wednesday against the white Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the back, saying that Brooks was not a deadly threat and that the officer kicked the wounded black man and offered no medical treatment for over 2 minutes as he lay dying on the ground. Brooks was holding a stun gun he had snatched from officers but was running away and was 18 feet, 3 ... »

Court sacks Oshiuomhole

Court sacks Oshiuomhole

• Deputy tenders resignation letter at ward • ‘Oshiomhole is afraid of educated people’ • Party mum, Momoh welcomes the development • VC refutes report, affirms gov’s certificate • ‘No danger in PDP accepting Obaseki’ The lingering squabbles between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, came to a climax yesterday as Obaseki ... »

Importance Of Management In An Organisation

Importance Of Management In An Organisation

Introduction The success of an organization can be traced back to the way it is managed. Whether you are talking of a small to medium-sized or a large establishment, management is so crucial to be overlooked. So, what is it about management that makes it so inevitable in the pursuit of success? To answer this question, we need to go back to the drawing board – to the essential functions of managem... »

Roles Of Manager In An Organisation

Roles Of Manager In An Organisation

Introduction Managers perform different roles as shown in the image. As can be seen from the figure, formal authority gives rise to three informational roles. Various roles played by manager in an organization are briefly explained below. Different roles of managers. 1. Figurehead Role of Manager Managers perform the duties of a ceremonial and symbolic in nature such as welcoming official visitors... »

INTERNET UPDATE

INTERNET UPDATE

  3′ Obaseki: Where was EDO APC in 2016? editorJune 13, 2020 12:52 Am The Edo Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), should not forget that the state governor, Godwin Obaseki didn’t clinch the governorship stool through an opposition party. He had followed either due or undue process of the party before the party found him worthy and sold him to the good people of Edo which led to h... »

POSTWAR AND  CONTEMPORARY  AMERICA

POSTWAR AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICA

Before the fighting ended, the Allies had planned for a world peacekeeping organization called the United Nations (UN). The United States joined the UN when it was organized in October of 1945. The United States came away from World War II as the world’s most powerful and richest nation. Americans now took a serious view of their lives and their role in world affairs. No longer isolationist,... »

Wike shouts at governor’s forum

Wike shouts at governor’s forum

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike yesterday lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), describing it as a toothless bulldog that had “lost focus on its role in defending the rule of law in the country.” He recalled that the body used to be “non-partisan and a powerful voice on national issues.” The governor contended that since the All Progressives Congress (APC) took over the leadership... »

Outrage as worsening insecurity hits North

Outrage as worsening insecurity hits North

A coalition of Northern groups, yesterday, bemoaned the growing insecurity in the region and called on the Federal Government to implement sweeping measures. It asked President Muhammadu Buhari to “immediately relieve the service chiefs of their duties,” saying unless killings in the region stop within 14 days, the coalition would “mobilise citizens to take to streets until the government is compl... »

Governors’ forum toothless bulldog, says Wike

Governors’ forum toothless bulldog, says Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike yesterday lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), describing it as a toothless bulldog that had “lost focus on its role in defending the rule of law in the country.” He recalled that the body used to be “non-partisan and a powerful voice on national issues.” The governor contended that since the All Progressives Congress (APC) took over the leadership... »

Obaseki: NWC visits Aso Rock to counter APC governors’ moves

Obaseki: NWC visits Aso Rock to counter APC governors’ moves

All Progressives Congress National Working Committee on Monday met with the Presidency as part of efforts to counter moves of some governors, who had begun moves to change the party’s decision on their Edo  State counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki. The APC NWC members led by the National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole,  arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at 4.30pm for a meeting with the President... »

When does it stop?’ Slain man’s family makes tearful plea

When does it stop?’ Slain man’s family makes tearful plea

Pleading through tears Monday, the family of a black man killed by Atlanta police outside a drive thru demanded changes in the criminal justice system and called on protesters to refrain from violence amid heightened tensions across the U.S. three weeks after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. An autopsy found that 27-year-old Ray shard Brooks was shot twice in the back late Friday by a white of... »

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title 7 that bars job discrimination because of sex, among other reasons, encompasses bias against... »

COVID-19: AfDB forecast $88.3 billion drop in Africa’s GDP

COVID-19: AfDB forecast $88.3 billion drop in Africa’s GDP

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has projected that the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging economies globally could cause Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to drop by between $22.1billion and $88.3billion. According to the Bank, before the advent of COVID-19, West Africa was home to at least four of the continent’s fastest-growing economies, but has strongly felt the impact of... »

The Breaking News In Nigeria Today, Tuesday, 16th of June 2020

The Breaking News In Nigeria Today, Tuesday, 16th of June 2020

Below are Breaking News today, Tuesday 16th June 2020 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 573 new Covid-19 infections in the country bringing total number of confirmed cases to 16,658 1. Worship centres to operate at 25 percent capacity in Oyo State The Oyo State Government has warned the citizens, that it will not hesitate to lockdown the state again to prevent the escalati... »

Possible reasons Buhari doesn’t wear face mask despite his old age, COVID-19 vulnerability —Experts

Possible reasons Buhari doesn’t wear face mask despite his old age, COVID-19 vulnerability —Experts

  The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has continued to appear in meetings without wearing face masks.   The most recent of such appearances was during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, where everyone except Mr. President wore face masks.   Again, on April 10, Buhari was the only person who did not wear a mask when officials of the President... »

Authoritarian, kleptocratic tendencies undermining evolution of democracy, says Naanen

Authoritarian, kleptocratic tendencies undermining evolution of democracy, says Naanen

  Former provisional president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Professor Ben Naanen, told KELVIN EBIRI in Port Harcourt that Nigeria is still in transition to democracy. He stated that while all the infrastructure of democracy is in place, the operators of the system with authoritarian and kleptocratic tendencies are undermining evolution of democracy It’s 21 years a... »

Attah advocates diversification, resource control for Nigeria’s rebirth

Attah advocates diversification, resource control for Nigeria’s rebirth

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, insists that 21 years of Nigeria’s unstable democracy can only be mitigated by economic diversification and resource control for the country’s process of rebirth to begin Nigeria’s stable democracy after 21 years seems to be facing a lot of challenges. Are we truly democratized? What institutions do we need to strengthen to make our democracy... »