US: Biden Name All-Female White House Communications Team

Joe Biden, US President-elect President-elect of the United States of America, Senator Joe Biden on Sunday announced an all-female senior White House communications team, in what his office called a first in the country’s history. Among those named was Jen Psaki, who will serve in the highly visible role of White House press secretary. Psaki, 41, has held a number of senior positions, including White House communications Director for the Barack Obama-Biden administration. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have sought to emphasise diversity in their appointments and nominations so…

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UK Lawmakers Slam Buhari Regime, Demand Sanctions Over #ENDSARS Shooting

As we earlier reported, members of the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament on Monday took turns to attacked the government in Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari for the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the peaceful #ENDSARS demonstrations. They parliament want ahead to demand sanctions on government officials and security agents such as visa ban, freezing of assets, and stopping the funding and training for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). They were reacting to the shooting of innocent and peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate in…

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President-elect, Joe Biden To Announce Cabinet Choices Tuesday

The United States President-elect, Senator Joe Biden will name his first cabinet picks tomorrow Tuesday November 24, his chief of staff said, even as incumbent President Donald Trump clung to unsubstantiated claims of fraud despite growing dissent from within his own party. Biden has pushed ahead with preparations to assume the presidency on January 20, regardless of Trump’s bid to undo the results of the November vote. “You are going to see the first of the president-elect’s cabinet picks on Tuesday,” Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, told ABC’s “This…

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INEC Chairman’s Reappointment: Senate President Denies N2 Billion Bribe Allegation

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan whom SaharaReporters claimed received N2billion bribe to reappoint Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as INEC Chairman for a second term Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan late last week denied a news report linking him with a purported N2billion bribe from Prof. Mahmood Yakubu seeking the Senator to help facilitate his confirmation for a second term appointment as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The president said the storty was meant to smear his image and that of the Nigerian Senate. While calling on Nigerians to disregard…

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UK Parliament To Debate #EndSARS Petition Against Nigeria November 23

The United Kingdom (UK) Parliament has said that a petition it received from Nigeria seeking sanctions against the Nigerian Government and Police Force over alleged human rights violations during the #ENDSARS protests would be debated on November 23. This development, which was made known on its website, also stated that the debate would be led by Theresa Villiers at the Westminster Hall between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. In the debate pack titled, ‘E-petition 554150, relating to Nigeria and the sanctions regime’, the parliament referenced the shootings of #ENDSARS protesters…

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Supreme Court Insists Douye Diri Is Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Douye Diri affirmed by Nigeria’s Supreme Court After a prolonged post-election battle in Bayelsa State, the Supreme Court has finally taken a final decision in favour of Mr Douye Diri. The apex court yesterday affirmed that the incumbent governor is the duly elected governor of Bayelsa State. Douye contested elections and won on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), which is touted as the largest political party in Africa. The 7-man panel of Justices of the apex Court, in a unanimous judgement dismissed the…

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Joe Biden Meets Business Leaders, Demands Economic Stimulus Over COVID-19

United States of America (USA) President-elect Mr Joe Biden on Monday called for a new stimulus package to help the United States recover from the damage caused by the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Biden renewed his plea for more aid following a meeting with business and labour leaders to lay out his plans for the world’s largest economy. The type of massive stimulus spending only Washington lawmakers can approve is regarded as key in getting the US back on its feet after the mass layoffs and sharp downturn in growth…

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US Election Saga: Trump Insists He Didn’t Concede Defeat To Joe Biden

President Donald Trump appeared accidentally to admit his election defeat in a tweet on Sunday morning — before reversing course to claim he won, and once again push unsubstantiated claims of mass fraud in the vote. Trump has refused to concede the November 3 US election to challenger Joe Biden, and repeatedly said he intends to overturn the result through legal cases. His aides say he is preparing for a second term in office despite the vote count confirming Biden’s clear victory. “He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump…

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LATEST: Imo Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Collins

Reports reaching us from Owerri, the Imo State capital has it that the Imo State House of Assembly has been impeached the Speaker, Chiji Collins. The sacked Speaker was removed from office by the lawmakers on Friday during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri. Lagos based Channels Television in its earlier report said that when the motion for the impeachment of Collins came up for discussion on Friday (November 13, 2020), it was supported by 19 out of the 27 members of the House.He…

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Finally, United Kingdom Responds To #ENDSARS Petition Against Nigeria Government

The government and Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday responded to the #ENDSARS petition by some Nigerians against the federal government in Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All progressive Congress (APC) ruling party. The petition, which had about 219,702 signatures sought to implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials, over abuse of power by the operatives of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), and the shooting at protestors calling for SARS disbandment by alleged Nigerian military at the Lekki toll gate in Ikeja,…

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