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US 2020: Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket. “I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January ...

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Trump survives impeachment as Senate acquits him

U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday. The acquittal allows him to remain in office after Democrats failed to muster the two-thirds supermajority needed for the removal of the Republican president. One Republican senator, Mitt Romney, bucked his party line and voted to convict the president on the first article of ...

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Relgious Freedom: FG blames disgruntled politicians, opposition on US report

The Federal Government has kicked against the U.S report on alleged violation of religious freedom in Nigeria, accusing the country of attempting to sow seed of mistrust among the various religious groups in Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Federal Government rejected the U.S. designation of ...

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US Senator warns President Buhari over Sowore, says the world is watching

A US Senator and a member of the senate foreign relations committee, Robert Menendez has warned Nigerian government on the way it is handling the issue of convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, saying that America and the world are watching. On Friday, DSS operatives rearrested Sowore and Olawale Bakare, an activist, at the federal high court in Abuja, less than ...

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US top diplomat describes hate speech Bill as impressive

Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech Bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation that would tackle issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria. According to a statement released by the Media Office of Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, and signed by Oluyinka Akintunde, ...

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Atiku lauds United States on visa restriction

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has lauded the U.S for imposing visa restrictions on Nigerians who are responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Nigeria. Abubakar made the commendation in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, on Wednesday in Abuja. Abubakar, who was the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February election, ...

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Poverty Rate: “Osinbajo has taken his lies to America,” says Jonathan

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has blasted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for the comments he made concerning Nigeria’s poverty and governance in US recently. Speaking in US yesterday, Osinbajo had claimed that, “As at 2010, Nigeria had about 112.7million people living in extreme poverty. Nothing in place, there was no Social Investment Programme, there was no social security, no way of ...

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VP Osinbajo arrives New York on four-day official visit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is now in New York on a four-day visit to the United States. Osinbajo and members of his entourage arrived the Sheltair wing of the John F. Kennedy International Aiport at 12.38 a.m. local time (5:38 a.m.) and was received by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor. Other Nigerian officials of the ...

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US accuses FG of using security agents to commit arbitral, unlawful killings

The United States has come down hard on Federal Government of Nigeria, accusing it of using security agents to commit arbitrary and unlawful killings. This was revealed in America’s recent report titled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” available on the Department of State website. The report, after x-raying Nigeria’s human rights record, alleged that the government had breached ...

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Elections: US congratulates President Buhari, Nigerians

The U. S. has congratulated Nigeria on its successful presidential election and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, in a statement, noted the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election. Pompeo said the United States’ assessment was “in spite of localised violence and irregularities”. He called on ...

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