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Breaking News in Nigeria this morning, Monday 15th of June 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria this morning, Monday 15th of June 2020

Below are breaking News in Nigeria this morning, Monday 15th of June 2020 1. People my husband helped, now hate us – Abacha’s wife says. Maryam, the wife of a former military Head of State, Sani Abacha, has said her husband was betrayed by the people he trusted in Kano. She noted that the loots being attributed to her husband were lies against him, saying time would reveal the truth. T... »

Joe Biden Reached out to George Floyd’s Family

Joe Biden Reached out to George Floyd’s Family

Joe Biden says George Floyd ‘will change the world’ after emotional meeting with his six-year-old daughter and dead man’s family on eve of his funeral Joe Biden sat down with CBS ‘Evening News’ anchor Norah O’Donnell and divulged some details about his Monday meeting with the family of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who was killed on Memorial Day by a w... »

S Korea urges North to uphold deals amid rising animosities

S Korea urges North to uphold deals amid rising animosities

south Korea on Sunday convened an emergency security meeting and urged North Korea to uphold reconciliation agreements, hours after the North threatened to demolish a liaison office and take military action against its rival. There’s concern that North Korea could turn to provocation to bolster its internal unity and wrest outside concessions as nuclear talks with the United States remain deadlock... »

What does moving troops out of Germany mean?

What does moving troops out of Germany mean?

After more than a year of thinly-veiled threats to start pulling U.S. troops out of Germany unless Berlin increases its defense spending, President Donald Trump appears to be proceeding with a hardball approach, planning to cut the U.S. military contingent by more than 25%. About 34,500 American troops are stationed in Germany — 50,000 including civilian Department of Defense employees — and the p... »

Care-free days at theme parks giving way to virus safeguards

Care-free days at theme parks giving way to virus safeguards

Hugs from Mickey Mouse are out at Walt Disney World. So is bunching up at Six Flags to snag a front-seat roller coaster ride. But the season won’t be completely lost for thrill-seekers. Carefree days of sharing cotton candy on crowded midways will give way this year to temperature scans at the gates, mandatory masks at many parks, hand-sanitizing stations at ride entrances, and constant reminders ... »

Thai entrepreneur connects Michelin bistros to those inneed

Thai entrepreneur connects Michelin bistros to those inneed

Natalie Bin Narkprasert’s business was in Paris. But she was locked down by COVID-19 restrictions and stuck in Thailand. Her heart was in Thailand, too — and it ached for her compatriots who were suffering in the pandemic. She thought of her own grandmother. “She’s 94 years old, and then I really worried about her during COVID, like how is she going to cope and do things, so I just thought about a... »

Interfaith group holds vigil outside St. John’s

Interfaith group holds vigil outside St. John’s

TOP OF THE HOUR: — A group of interfaith leaders held a prayer vigil outside St. John’s Church near the White House. — The mother of Trayvon Martin joined hundreds of demonstrators at a rally in downtown Miami. — At least seven Minneapolis police officers have quit and another seven are in the process of resigning. — Police officer shot during Las Vegas protest paralyzed. — Tulsa Health Department... »

Trump moved Tulsa rally date after learning about Juneteenth

Trump moved Tulsa rally date after learning about Juneteenth

President Donald Trump didn’t know the significance to black Americans of the date and location he chose for his first rally campaign since the coronavirus pandemic more than three months ago, key Republican supporters of the president in Congress said Sunday. Trump had scheduled the rally for June 19, known as Juneteenth because it marks the end of slavery in the United States. Tulsa, Oklahoma, t... »

Tenants behind on rent in pandemic face harassment, eviction

Tenants behind on rent in pandemic face harassment, eviction

Jeremy Rooks works the evening shift at a Georgia fast-food restaurant these days to avoid being on the street past dusk. He needs somewhere to go at night: He and his wife are homeless after the extended-stay motel where they had lived since Thanksgiving evicted them in April when they couldn’t pay their rent. They should have been protected because the state’s Supreme Court has effectively halte... »

Blind voters fear loss of privacy with shift to mail voting

Blind voters fear loss of privacy with shift to mail voting

Not that long ago, Ann Byington had to squeeze into a voting booth with a Republican poll watcher on one side and a Democrat on the other reading her voting choices out loud so her ballot could be marked for her and the selections verified. Blind since birth, Byington welcomed the rise in recent years of electronic voting machines equipped with technology that empowered her and others with disabil... »

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

Some tribes reopen their casinos despite state opposition

Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID.” Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has been constrained when dealing with the sovereign tribal nations that own two of the world’s... »

`Stop fighting!′ Atlanta sobriety test quickly turned deadly

`Stop fighting!′ Atlanta sobriety test quickly turned deadly

One minute, Rayshard Brooks was chatting cooperatively with Atlanta police, saying he’d had a couple of drinks to celebrate his daughter’s birthday and agreeing to a breath test. The next, they were wrestling on the ground and grappling over a Taser before Brooks took the weapon and ran. Seconds later, three gunshots sounded and Brooks fell mortally wounded. Atlanta police video released Sunday sh... »

Experts hail swift moves in wake of Atlanta police shooting

Experts hail swift moves in wake of Atlanta police shooting

Atlanta police on Sunday quickly released body  and other footage that captured the shooting death of a black man by a white officer who was swiftly fired — moves that policing experts said could help defuse anti racism protests that were reignited by the shooting. Atlanta police announced that an officer, Garrett Rolfe, had been fired after he fatally shot Rayshard Brooks, 27, on Friday night, an... »

Russia’s low virus death toll still raises questions in West

Russia’s low virus death toll still raises questions in West

When Leonid Shlykov’s father, Sergei, died in a Moscow hospital last month after 11 days on a ventilator, the death certificate listed the corona virus as an underlying condition but not the actual cause of death. “Yes, he was suffering from impaired kidney function and diabetes, but if it hadn’t been for COVID-19, he would’ve been alive,” the son wrote on Facebook. “If we had known the real numbe... »

Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail in ballots in Georgia

Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail in ballots in Georgia

Faulty software or poorly calibrated vote tabulation scanners used to count mailed in ballots in this week’s chaotic Georgia primary may have prevented thousands of votes from being counted, election officials and voting integrity activists say. The issue was identified in at least four counties, DeKalb, Morgan, Clarke and Cherokee, according to officials who discovered them, including activists w... »

Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of corona virus lock downs — but even though Europeans love their summer vacations, it’s not clear how many are ready to travel again. Tourists from the U.S., Asia, Latin America and the Middle East will just have to wait for now. Europe is expected to start opening up to some v... »

ECONOMIC HISTORY OF JAPAN BEFORE THE 1970s

ECONOMIC HISTORY OF JAPAN BEFORE THE 1970s

Chinese money was introduced to Japan about 1,500 years ago. The first Japanese coins were minted from copper and silver in A.D. 708. Paper money was introduced in 1661. The oldest minted coins were unearthed at the ancient site of Fujiwarakyu, the ancient capital of Japan from 694 to 710, in Kashihara, Nara. From the 12th century to the 17th century, Japan was dominated by a delicately-balanced, ... »

French leader rejects racism but colonial statues to remain

French leader rejects racism but colonial statues to remain

PARIS  — French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed Sunday to stand firm against racism but also praised police and insisted that France wouldn’t take down statues of controversial, colonial era figures, as he addressed the issues for the first time since George Floyd’s death in the U.S. In a televised address to the nation on Sunday evening, Macron called for the nation’s “unity” at a key moment ... »

7 Minneapolis officers quit in wake of protests

7 Minneapolis officers quit in wake of protests

TOP OF THE HOUR: — At least seven Minneapolis police officers have quit and another seven are in the process of resigning. — Tulsa Health Department director wishes Trump would postpone a planned campaign rally because of recent increases in corona virus cases. — Italians deface statue of journalist who had 12-year-old Eritrean bride. — UK police arrest more than 100 after violent right-wing prote... »

Black pastor called 911 after alleged attack. The cops arrested him

Black pastor called 911 after alleged attack. The cops arrested him

A sheriff in Virginia has apologized to a Black pastor who was mistakenly arrested after he called authorities for help during an alleged attack by a white family earlier this month. Pastor Leon McCray was at his home on June 1 when he saw two people trying to dump a refrigerator on his property, he recounted during a church service Sunday. When McCray told them to stop, one person proceeded to ve... »

Atlanta officer fired after fatal shooting of black man

Atlanta officer fired after fatal shooting of black man

Atlanta police said Sunday the department fired one officer and placed another on administrative duty for the fatal shooting of a black man who resisted arrest after failing a field sobriety test — a death that rekindled fiery protests in the city and also caused the police chief to resign. Body camera footage released early Sunday by Atlanta police showed 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks appearing goo... »

Police have released bodycam footage showing the struggle before the fatal shooting of Black man Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta police

Police have released bodycam footage showing the struggle before the fatal shooting of Black man Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta police

Police have released bodycam and dashcam footage of the events before the fatal shooting of Black man Rayshard Brooks by a white police officer in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. In the footage, the officers attempt to take Brooks into custody after he fails a Breathalyzer test. A scuffle breaks out and the bodycam falls to the ground. Three shots are then heard. The death of Brooks has provoked a fr... »

Black man carrying a white counter-protester to safety frames a day of chaos and race-inspired violence in London

Black man carrying a white counter-protester to safety frames a day of chaos and race-inspired violence in London

A powerful photo taken during anti-Black Lives Matter protests in London on Saturday shows a Black man carrying a white protester to safety after he got injured. The picture was taken after hundreds of demonstrators, some of which belonged to far-right groups, clashed with police in Parliament Square. Videos on social media show protesters, mostly white, throwing bottles, cans, and smoke canisters... »

Investigations into alleged officer misconduct not enough for man permanently injured during curfew

Investigations into alleged officer misconduct not enough for man permanently injured during curfew

Police departments across the country have come under fire for their handling of what were largely peaceful protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, which were, in part, against police brutality. In some cases, officials are now investigating alleged officer misconduct. Yet for one man who says he was permanently blinded in his left eye after rubber bullets were allegedly shot at him, t... »

The oil and coronavirus crises may hasten US geopolitical decline

The oil and coronavirus crises may hasten US geopolitical decline

The economic and oil crises could usher in a period of higher tensions between the US and China. US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after signing ‘phase one’ of the US-China trade agreement in Washington, US on January 15, 2020 [File: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque] The continuing COVID-19 crisis has complicated geopolitics in many different ways. The geopo... »

The shitty rift between Aregbesola and tinubu

The shitty rift between Aregbesola and tinubu

The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) of the Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), formed and headed by the party’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, wielded the big stick recently. In a swift move, GAC proscribed all groupings in the party after its meeting on Wednesday.  The shock wave reverberated across several political tendencies. Observers were quick to interprete the de... »

Mounting loans: ‘Why forensic probe to avoid economic colonialism is vital’

Mounting loans: ‘Why forensic probe to avoid economic colonialism is vital’

For the umpteenth time, development economists are sounding the alarm that generations yet unborn may become slaves with mortgaged future, as a result of the Federal Government’s insatiable appetite for loans acquisition, especially the Chinese variant. Their grouse arose from the secrecy that surrounds these loans, the uncertain terms, and the litany of unexecuted projects, which the loans were m... »

Edo 2020: Obaseki has two University Graduation years ― APC Appeal C’ttee

Edo 2020: Obaseki has two University Graduation years ― APC Appeal C’ttee

ABUJA: Ahead of the June 22 Edo Governorship Primary Election of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, the National Working Committee NWC of the party has sealed the fate of Gov. Godwin Obaseki by approving the decisions of the Screening Committee as well as the Appeal Committee which had earlier disqualified him from the race.     National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiom... »

RICHEST STATES IN NIGERIA IN 2020

RICHEST STATES IN NIGERIA IN 2020

1. Lagos State ($33.68 Billion) Lagos stands at the very top of the richest states present in Nigeria. It boasts of a massive GDP of approximately $33.68 billion, and the per-individual income is $4,335. This figure is more than any other Nigerian region. Lagos is present in the region of the southwestern land of Nigeria. The area is surrounded by the Ogun Region in the north and the east, sharing... »

“Hard times are here!” Osinbajo Committee says Nigeria faces its most serious economic trouble ever

“Hard times are here!” Osinbajo Committee says Nigeria faces its most serious economic trouble ever

On Thursday, Nigeria’s Sustainability Committee, led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigeria is facing its most serious economic trouble ever. President Buhari had on March 30 established the nine-member committee to develop a clear Economic Sustainability Plan in response to the health and economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandem... »

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan respond to criticism from more than 140 scientists

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan respond to criticism from more than 140 scientists

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have responded to criticism over Facebook’s moderation policies following a letter written by dozens of scientists who receive funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The scientists called out the Facebook billionaires for allowing Trump to use the platform to spread misinformation and use divisive language. In response, Chan and Zuckerberg said tha... »

NYPD lieutenant apologizes to colleagues for kneeling during protest

NYPD lieutenant apologizes to colleagues for kneeling during protest

A lieutenant with the New York Police Department who knelt alongside George Floyd protesters apologized for doing so in an email to his colleagues, writing, “The cop in me wants to kick my own a–.” In a June 3 email obtained by NBC New York, the officer, Lt. Robert Cattani, said his kneeling with protesters “goes against every principle and value that I stand for.” Ca... »

Pence hits Pennsylvania to talk comeback at challenging time

Pence hits Pennsylvania to talk comeback at challenging time

It’s time to spread the good news. That’s the difficult job Vice President Mike Pence undertook Friday as the Trump administration works to make voters feel better about the direction of the country amid a coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest. Pence traveled Friday to Pennsylvania, an important swing state with 20 electoral votes that will be bitterly contested. He began with a listening session... »

Trump may be stuck with awkwardly worded GOP platform

Trump may be stuck with awkwardly worded GOP platform

President Donald Trump said Friday he wants “a new and updated” Republican Party platform after the Republican National Committee voted this week to carry over the 2016 document. But Trump may be stuck with the old platform, which is peppered with jeremiads about the “current administration” that were originally written about President Barack Obama. The trouble began with a fight between Trump and... »

Address delivered by the ogun state governor on the 2020 commemoration anniversary which held on Friday 12 june 2020

Address delivered by the ogun state governor on the 2020 commemoration anniversary which held on Friday 12 june 2020

My dear people of Ogun State,​ This day 27 years ago, Nigerians defied all their traditional fault-lines to vote en-mass for Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola as the President of our great nation. That day, there was no North, South, East or West. Nobody cared about tribes and tongues. It did not matter that it was a Muslim-Muslim ticket. Everybody wanted progress and voted for change in a man... »

Court backs Trump administration on virus safety at work

Court backs Trump administration on virus safety at work

The AFL-CIO said in filing the suit that tens of thousands of workers have been infected on the job through exposure to infected patients, co-workers, and unscreened members of the public. As the economy reopens and people return to work, person-to-person contact will increase and an already “shocking number of infections and deaths among workers will rise,″ the union said. In its two-page ruling,... »

What happened at ogun state by the state governor on June 12

What happened at ogun state by the state governor on June 12

My dear people of Ogun State,​ This day 27 years ago, Nigerians defied all their traditional fault-lines to vote en-mass for Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola as the President of our great nation. That day, there was no North, South, East or West. Nobody cared about tribes and tongues. It did not matter that it was a Muslim-Muslim ticket. Everybody wanted progress and voted for change in a man... »

June 12 Democracy day: As promised.buhari lies have been exposed

June 12 Democracy day: As promised.buhari lies have been exposed

Reno Omokri has finally fulfilled his promise of exposing Buhari’s lies in the June 12 Democracy Day’s Broadcast. Omokri released a piece on Friday morning via his official Twitter account detailing the how Buhari has failed in the last five years. First of all, General Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast to the nation was not live. As I revealed earlier in the week, it was prerecorded. Not only was it p... »

June 12 takes root as democracy day

June 12 takes root as democracy day

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, governors, Omo-Agege, Ngige, Obi, Atiku, APC, PDP to Nigerians: let’s learn from history Tinubu: 1993 election changed Nigeria profoundly Today is Democracy Day in commemoration of the historic June 12, 1993 Presidential election won by the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the late Chief Moshood Abiola. Abiola defeated his National Republican Convention (NRC) ch... »

Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus

Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus

Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold amid a spike in corona virus cases, but there was no turning back Friday in such states as Texas, Arkansas and Arizona despite flashing warning signs there, too. One by one, states are weighing the health risks from the virus against the economic damage from the stay at home orders that have thrown millions out of work over the p... »

Nigerianw react after seeing president buhari’s text address

Nigerianw react after seeing president buhari’s text address

Fellow Nigerians I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded globally with about 900,000 recoveries. Unfortunately, some 200,000 people have passed away as a result of this pandem... »

Full text of buhari address

Full text of buhari address

Fellow Nigerians I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded globally with about 900,000 recoveries. Unfortunately, some 200,000 people have passed away as a result of this pandem... »

Edo: Why we disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel

Edo: Why we disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel

Oyegun blows hot, says party would be punished in Edo Go on appeal, Oshiomhole tasks Obaseki, others Let us close ranks, Ize-Iyamu pleads By Omeiza Ajayi The Professor Jonathan Ayuba-led Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Edo State Governorship primary election has disqualified the incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, as well as Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi and Hon. Mat... »

Leading ‘defund the police’ advocate says law enforcement needs to ‘get out of our lives’

Leading ‘defund the police’ advocate says law enforcement needs to ‘get out of our lives’

WASHINGTON — The author of a controversial book that has become a kind of bible for the “defund the police” movement says police officers have turned into “violence workers” who need to “get out of our lives.” “When push comes to shove, the police are showing us their true colors,” said Alex Vitale, a Brooklyn College sociology professor and author of the book “The End of Policing,” in an intervie... »

Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus

Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus

Utah and Oregon put any further reopenings of their economies on hold amid a spike in corona virus cases, but there was no turning back Friday in such states as Texas, California, Arkansas and Arizona despite flashing warning signs there, too. One by one, states are weighing the health risks from the virus against the economic damage from the stay at home orders that have thrown millions out of wo... »

Biden’s VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

Biden’s VP list narrows: Warren, Harris, Susan Rice, others

Joe Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden’s search committee has narrowed the choices to as few as six serious contenders after initial interviews. Those still in contention include Senator  Elizabeth Warre... »

Police apologise after officers pull over black couple ‘for driving a car’

Police apologise after officers pull over black couple ‘for driving a car’

A police force has issued a public apology after two of its officers stopped a black couple and demanded they show identification because they were “driving a motor vehicle on a road”. Ingrid Antoine-Oniyoke, 47, and her husband Falil Oniyoke, 50, said they were “made to feel like criminals” when they were stopped in Ipswich, Suffolk, on Tuesday after “glancing” at a police car parked near the hou... »

We must change method of floating, bringing about political leaders’

We must change method of floating, bringing about political leaders’

What is your assessment of 21 years of unbroken democratic rule in Nigeria? It is unprecedented that Nigeria has had 21 years of unbroken democratic practice after the other republics were aborted by the military with their usual excuses of corruption and mal-administration. But you know, there is what we call the democratic wave that griped the world, especially the developing world in the early ... »

Oklahoma cop faces backlash but won’t apologize after saying African Americans ‘probably ought to be’ shot more by police

Oklahoma cop faces backlash but won’t apologize after saying African Americans ‘probably ought to be’ shot more by police

A police commander in Oklahoma is “under review” after he said that officers are shooting African Americans “less than we probably ought to be” during a local radio interview. The Tulsa Police Department denounced the comments made by Major Travis Yates, who is white, and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum called Yates’ comments “dumb” and demanded an apology in a Fac... »

Chicago investigating officers ‘lounging’ during unrest

Chicago investigating officers ‘lounging’ during unrest

CHICAGO (AP) — More than a dozen Chicago police officers and supervisors were captured on video “lounging” inside a burglarized congressional campaign office and even appeared to be making popcorn and brewing coffee as people vandalized and stole from nearby businesses as protests and unrest spread across the city, a visibly angry Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, a Democra... »

Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent corona virus

Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent corona virus

Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the corona virus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place. Thousands of corona virus patients in hospitals around the world have been treated with so-called convalescent plasma — including more than 20,000 ... »

Pulling down statues of racists? Africa’s done it for years

Pulling down statues of racists? Africa’s done it for years

Queen Victoria, Cecil Rhodes, King Leopold. Statues honoring these leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa after countries won independence or newer generations said racist relics had to go. New campaigns in the US. and Europe are now following Africa’s lead. Monuments to slave traders and colonial rulers have become the focus of protests around the world, driven by... »

Police ‘woefully undertrained’ in use of force

Police ‘woefully undertrained’ in use of force

Seattle officers hold down a protester, and one repeatedly punches him in the face. In another run in, officers handcuff a looting suspect on the ground, one pressing a knee into his neck — the same tactic used on George Floyd. The officers were captured on videos appearing to violate policies on how to use force just days after Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police, setting off nationwide... »

A call to restructure Nigeria – emaka Anyaoku

A call to restructure Nigeria – emaka Anyaoku

Nigerians has reacted to today’s maiden celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day. The event marks 27 years since the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, widely believed to have been won by the late candidate of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Moshood Abiola.   Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku noted that if Nigeria “is to face its serious cu... »

Downplaying virus risk, Trump gets back to business as usual

Downplaying virus risk, Trump gets back to business as usual

At the White House, aides now routinely flout internal rules requiring face masks. The president’s campaign is again scheduling mass arena rallies. And he is back to spending summer weekends at his New Jersey golf club. Three months after President Donald Trump bowed to the realities of a pandemic that put big chunks of life on pause and killed more Americans than several major wars, Trump is back... »

Indian capital’s crematoriums overwhelmed with virus dead

Indian capital’s crematoriums overwhelmed with virus dead

When Raj Singh’s 70-year-old mother died from the corona virus in India’s capital, he took comfort in the prospect of a proper cremation, the funeral rite that Hindus believe releases the soul from the cycle of rebirth. But instead of chanting sacred Vedic hymns and sprinkling holy water from the Ganges River, all Singh could do was place his mother’s wrapped corpse on a wooden pyre and along with... »

Historical figures reassessed around globe after Floyd death

Historical figures reassessed around globe after Floyd death

The rapidly unfolding movement to pull down Confederate monuments around the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has extended to statues of slave traders, imperialists, conquerors and explorers around the world, including Christopher Columbus, Cecil Rhodes and Belgium’s King Leopold 2. Protests and, in some cases, acts of vandalism have taken place in such cities as Bos... »

Things has fallen Apart between China and the US

Things has fallen Apart between China and the US

China says coronavirus pushing US ties to brink of ‘Cold War’ China said that its relations with the United States were “on the brink of a new Cold War,” fuelled partly by tensions over the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 350,000 people worldwide and pitched the global economy into a massive downturn. Fresh tensions between Beijing and Washington emerged as virus restrictions continued... »

Importants of trader moni

Importants of trader moni

GEEP is a microcredit programme that provides much-needed capital to traders, artisans, farmers, petty traders. It is one of the social intervention progammes of the Federal Government, and comprises of three products: MarketMoni, FarmerMoni, and TraderMoni. GEEP was initiated in 2016 by the Federal Government, with an understanding that there are over 30 million Nigerians at the base of the pyram... »

THE HISTORY OF JUNE 12 GENERAL ELECTION

THE HISTORY OF JUNE 12 GENERAL ELECTION

1993 Nigerian presidential election The 1993 Nigerian presidential election was held on 12 June 1993 in the Nigerian Third Republic , the first since the 1983 military coup ended the country’s Second Republic . The elections were the outcome of a transitional process to civilian rule spearheaded by the military ruler, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) . The unofficial result of the election –... »

White House says Trump was merely ‘raising questions’ with baseless claim about Buffalo protester

White House says Trump was merely ‘raising questions’ with baseless claim about Buffalo protester

  The White House on Wednesday sought to defend President Trump’s  suggesting that a 75-year-old man who was seen knocked to the ground by police in Buffalo, N.Y., last week during a protest over George Floyd’s death was a member of antifa and that the incident was “a set up.” And it was a familiar line of defense. “The president was raising questions based on a report that he saw,” White Hou... »

Chicago Cops Burglarized U.S. Rep’s Office as Protest Raged. They Made Popcorn, Drank Coffee, Napped.

Chicago Cops Burglarized U.S. Rep’s Office as Protest Raged. They Made Popcorn, Drank Coffee, Napped.

As protests across Chicago devolved into chaos last week and residents started to loot nearby stores, police officers were making popcorn and drinking coffee while “lounging” inside Congressman Bobby Rush’s office, officials said in a stunning news conference on Thursday. Speaking alongside Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Rush said at least 13 Chicago Police officers burglarized his South Side campaign offi... »

Abacha Loot: Emirs, Chiefs Consulted When Money Was Kept Overseas – Al-Mustapha

Abacha Loot: Emirs, Chiefs Consulted When Money Was Kept Overseas – Al-Mustapha

The former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former head of state, Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha in defence of his former boss has stated that the Abacha administration consulted Emirs, Chiefs and VIPs before moving billions of naira now referred to as “Abacha loot” overseas. Al-Mustapha who was speaking during a program aired on BBC Hausa, monitored by Vanguard said former head of state, General ... »

Bayelsa Guber: NYSC Clears Air On Deputy Governor’s Certificate

Bayelsa Guber: NYSC Clears Air On Deputy Governor’s Certificate

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Thursday told the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, that it made correction to the name on the exemption certificate of the deputy governor, Sen.Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, at his request. The Service, represented by Mrs Keziah Okonofua, stated this while testifying as a subpoenaed witness in the petition filed by Mr Ebizimo Diriyai, wh... »

India and China: How Nepal’s new map is stirring

India and China: How Nepal’s new map is stirring

  Nepal’s parliament is expected this week to formally approve a revised map of the country, including three areas it disputes with its giant neighbour India. The redrawing of the map covers a relatively small region high in the Himalayas but it has stirred simmering tensions between two of the world’s biggest powers, India and China. In Nepal, which is sandwiched between the two,... »

Black Lives Matter goes mainstream after Floyd’s death

Black Lives Matter goes mainstream after Floyd’s death

For much of its seven year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even radical force. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the slogans “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter. Times have changed — dramatically so — as evidenced during the wave of protests sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Black Liv... »

Breonna Taylor’s mom seeking answers in her death

Breonna Taylor’s mom seeking answers in her death

Dancing with friends. Singalongs on vacation. Finally buying that dream car. These are the memories Breonna Taylor’s family remembers when they think back on her life in Louisville, Kentucky. At 26 years old, Taylor was an EMT with dreams of becoming a nurse. “Her thing was to uplift everybody around her,” Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother, told “Nightline” co-anch... »

Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lock downs

Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lock downs

States are rolling back lock downs, but the corona virus isn’t done with the US. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. In Arizona, hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst. Texas has more hospitalized COVID-19 patients than at any time before. ... »

Man drowns as officers look on without coming to his aid, family wants them fired

Man drowns as officers look on without coming to his aid, family wants them fired

The family of a 24-year-old who drowned while police looked on, instead of coming to his aid, are outraged after seeing the events unfold on body camera video. Officers with the police department in Decherd, Tennessee, right outside of Winchester, were in a car pursuit in the early morning hours of June 4, trying to pull over Johnny Baldwin for a minor traffic violation, Winchester Police Chief Ri... »

George Floyd’s casket taken inside mausoleum

George Floyd’s casket taken inside mausoleum

Amazon on Wednesday banned police use of its face-recognition technology for a year, making it the latest tech giant to step back from law-enforcement use of systems that have faced criticism for incorrectly identifying people with darker skin. The Seattle-based company did not say why it took action now. Ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd have focused attention on racial injusti... »