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ECOWAS Court to rule on Cape Verde’s application against Alex Saab’s release order

The ECOWAS Court sitting in Abuja has scheduled June 24 for ruling on Cape Verdean government’s application asking for the reversal of the earlier judgment ordering the release of a Venezuelan, Alex Saab.
People take part in a march calling for justice for those killed by police officers, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., May 24, 2021. REUTERS-Nicholas Pfosi

George Floyd’s family urges U.S. police reform on anniversary of his death

Members of George Floyd’s family spoke with U.S. lawmakers before a scheduled meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, urging them to pass police reform legislation in Floyd’s name on the anniversary of his death in Minneapolis.
A foremost Nigerian-born US cardiologist and essayist, Dr Nowa Austin Omoigui, is dead.

Renowned cardiologist Nowa Omoigui passes on at 62

He was for many years a columnist and essayist for Nigerian publications contributing mostly politics and governance in Nigeria, aside his full time vocation as a medical doctor.
Former United States Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who famously told voters to expect a tax increase should he win the presidency, died on Monday, US media reported. He was 93 years old.

Former US vice president Walter Mondale passes on at 93

Former United States Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who famously told voters to expect a tax increase should he win the presidency, died on Monday, US media reported. He was 93 years old.

Report: Nigeria has least affordable internet in the world

A new global study on digital quality of life has ranked Nigeria as the country with the least affordable internet service in the world.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
FILE PHOTO: Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 12, 2021. The acting attorney for Washington and FBI provided an update on criminal charges related to the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

DOJ official: No ‘direct evidence’ of plot to kidnap or kill lawmakers in U.S....

A U.S. Justice Department official on Friday said there is currently no direct evidence of efforts to capture or assassinate lawmakers in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference in Washington, Jan. 12, 2021.

US prosecutors expect to charge hundreds of Capitol rioters

U.S. prosecutors say they have identified more than 170 people for potential criminal charges in connection with the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and that they expect that number to run into the hundreds in the coming weeks as a massive nationwide hunt for the pro-Trump rioters continues.
Chad Wolf said his exit was prompted in part by court findings that he was illegally serving in his job. Reuters

US homeland security chief quits ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

US Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced his resignation unexpectedly Monday as worries rose over more violence during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump react to tear gas during a clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Leah Millis

Coronavirus: Concern grows over potential superspreader event during US Capitol riot

Concerns are mounting about the health of lawmakers and other people in the Capitol last week, after the first member to test positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Wednesday’s chaos, said she believed she was exposed in a crowded hiding place with hundreds of other legislators.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

VP Mike Pence: Violence at U.S. Capitol ‘must stop now’

Vice President Mike Pence says the violence must end after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott

US: More Republicans say they will object to election results

United States Senator Ted Cruz is among 11 Republican lawmakers that plan to object to the certification of US Electoral College votes next week, one of the final steps before President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is confirmed.

U.S. reports more than 1.6 million child cases of coronavirus

Nearly 1,640,000 children in the United States (U.S.) have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the onset of the pandemic, representing 12.2 per cent of the caseload nationwide, according to a new report.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.

Electoral College will vote Monday, confirming Joe Biden’s U.S. presidential win

Electors will gather in state capitols across the country on Monday to formally vote for Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, effectively ending President Donald Trump’s frenzied but failing attempt to overturn his loss in the Nov. 3 election.
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr attend the 38th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS-Carlos Barria-Files

Donald Trump lashes out at Supreme Court, attorney general as efforts to overturn election...

President Donald Trump lambasted the Supreme Court on Saturday for declining to take a case he hoped would overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and called Attorney General William Barr a “disappointment.”
Xavier Becerra served 12 terms in Congress, representing Los Angeles, before becoming the attorney general of California in 2017. Rich Pedroncelli-Associated Press

Joe Biden picks Xavier Becerra to lead health and human services

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has selected Xavier Becerra, the Democratic attorney general of California, as his nominee for secretary of health and human services, tapping a former congressman who would be the first Latino to run the department as it battles the surging coronavirus pandemic.
FILE PHOTO- Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon July 1, 2015. REUTERS-Steve Dipaola

U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, but the legislation is not expected to advance further as long as the Senate remains in Republican hands.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank hailed over diaspora-friendly forex policy

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Tuesday commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its new policy to grant unfettered access to Foreign Exchange (Forex) on Diaspora Remittances.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

US election: Georgia to recount votes

The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.
According to a US online news outlet, Dr. Adeoye ‘Oye’ Owolewa who represents Advisory Neighborhood Commission single-member district 8E01 wants to take his passion for D.C. statehood to the next level.

US election: Oye Owolewa made Nigeria proud – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday, described the feat achieved by 31-year old Oye Owolewa in the 2020 United States election as national pride.
Oregon State Police arrest a protester in Portland, Ore., Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election.

Protests in several US cities as presidential vote remains undecided

Protesters turned out in multiple U.S. cities Wednesday to call for a complete count of presidential election votes, while smaller pro-Trump groups rallied outside vote-counting centers in Michigan and Arizona.

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Military high command meets retired officers on South-West insecurity

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has met with retired senior military officers in the South-West to discuss ways out of the current security challenges in the country.
Niran Adedokun

IPOB is not Nigeria’s problem

Last week, an incredible development occurred wherein 75 organisations from northern Nigeria placed a N100m bounty on fugitive leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: National Assembly to support INEC to delineate electoral constituencies

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has stated that the National Assembly will work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its bid to properly delineate electoral constituencies across the country ahead of the 2023 general election.
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Official: Kano governor lauds army for securing Falgore forest, flash points

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has applauded the efforts of troops of 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army for securing Falgore forest and other notorious forests in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria records 26 new coronavirus infections, total now 167,401

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has registered 26 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 167,401.

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US universities admit about 13,000 Nigerians yearly

The United States Consulate’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Stephen Ibelli, has disclosed that about 13, 000 Nigerian students are admitted in US annually.
Popular media personality, Denrele Edun, has opened up on how his sister, who is a teacher, was recently sacked from her work place after she was discovered to be related to him.

Denrele: Sometimes my sister denies knowing me

Media personality, Denrele Edun, has said his blood sister, sometimes, denies being related to him for reasons best known to her.
Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum have passed a vote of confidence on the Chairman, CECPC, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and his Committee Members for their outstanding performance in rebuilding the party.

Governor Buni: APC future depends on Nigerian youth

Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe says the future of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lies in the hands of Nigerian Youths.
Caf president Patrice Motsepe, the former Mamelodi Sundowns president, has given the green light for an African Super League.

Caf supremo: African Super League being assessed

Caf president Patrice Motsepe, the former Mamelodi Sundowns president, has given the green light for an African Super League.
Georginio Wijnaldum shows his delight after scoring the Netherlands’ third goal. Photograph- Kenzo Tribouillard-AFP-Getty Images

Netherlands make history as Georginio Wijnaldum surpasses Marco van Basten

Netherlands are on an unprecedented goalscoring run following their 3-0 win against North Macedonia on Monday.