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Since February, the Biden administration has been working to remediate the attack and change federal IT practices to protect against similar attacks in the future. In March, a White House spokesperson described the security failure as the result of “significant gaps in modernization and in technology of cybersecurity across the federal government.”

US institutes new Russia sanctions in response to SolarWinds hack

A White House order issued Thursday morning directs the US government to expel ten diplomats and place a range of new sanctions on Russian individuals and assets in response to the SolarWinds hack. The order also places significant new restrictions on Russia’s sovereign debt, which will make it more difficult for the country’s government to raise money and support its currency.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Russia may be wishing to see his Democratic rival Joe Biden emerge victorious on Election Day.

Donald Trump: I won this election by a lot

Trump tweeted this just after it was beyond doubt that Joe Biden will be the next president – an occurrence that has now become one of his many attempts to question the whole election process and alleging an attempt to fraudulently force him out of office.
TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Nigerian doctor named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and...
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Biden campaign raises $364 million, breaks Barack Obama’s record

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden, Donald Trump scramble to replan nomination speeches

The US election plunged deeper into unprecedented territory Wednesday when challenger Joe Biden announced he would accept his nomination virtually and President Donald Trump suggested breaking tradition by holding his own ceremony at the White House.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York governor announces presidential primary election will move to June 23rd as Donald...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Growing calls for US intelligence to clear up Russian meddling allegations

Pressure appears to be building on the White House and U.S. intelligence agencies to declassify some information and brief the public on possible Russian attempts to meddle in the upcoming presidential election.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump blackmails WikiLeaks founder, promises pardon

US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival’s campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday.
WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster magistrates court in London after a previous hearing last month. Simon Dawson-Reuters

Donald Trump offered pardon to Julian Assange if he denied Russia leak – lawyer

US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival’s campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday.
Michael Horowitz issued the report Monday with findings that amounted to a rejection of President Donald Trump's repeated claim that the FBI probe was a political witch hunt to undo his presidency.

Justice department inspector general set for Senate testimony on Russia probe

The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general is due to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report that found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's launching of its investigation into Russian election interference.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US top envoy defends Ukraine probe push as impeachment roils

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration's approach to Ukraine that is at the center of an impeachment inquiry. He rejected allegations it was at best inappropriate or at worst an illegal abuse of power for which Congress should remove President Donald Trump from office.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Reports: US experts unveil Vladimir Putin role in 2016 US election

United States agents extracted a high-level Russian government source who had confirmed Vladimir Putin’s direct role in interfering in the 2016 US presidential election, US media reported late Monday.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren get personal with young, black Christians

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.
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US Senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia’s FaceApp

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday.
Roger Stone in Pasadena, California, in July 2017. NurPhoto-NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Roger Stone arrested

Roger Stone, a former Campaign Manager to U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested on Friday, the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller reported, and faces charges of obstruction of justice.
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US mail bombing suspect an ardent Donald Trump supporter

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to critics of Donald Trump, had plastered his social media accounts and the van where he was living with signs of his devotion to the Republican president and his hatred for Democrats.
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 22: Former Vice President Joe Biden arrives on stage with Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) during a campaign rally held at the University of South Florida Campus Recreation Building on October 22, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. The rally was held to support U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum as they run against their Republican opponents. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Robert De Niro, Joe Biden latest suspected targets as Donald Trump slams media

The packages were sent in manila envelopes with bubble wrap, marked with computer-printed address labels. Each listed Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, as the sender, including misspellings of her last name, the FBI said.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump accused of inciting violence after bombs are sent to Barack Obama, Hillary...

Critics of Donald Trump accused him of inciting violence after pipe bombs were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and other figures that are loathed by the president’s supporters.
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US Democratic candidates told to ditch Huawei and ZTE devices

The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday.

Democratic Party sues Russia, WikiLeaks, and the Trump campaign over 2016 hack

The Democratic National Committee has accused the Russian Federation, the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, the hacker Guccifer 2.0, and several others of engineering a conspiracy to leak damaging DNC data.

Former Democrat Party chair Donna Brazile considered replacing Hillary Clinton with Joe Biden

The former Democratic Party chief seriously considered replacing Hillary Clinton with then US vice president Joe Biden as the party's White House candidate after Clinton fell ill at a public event, according to excerpts from a new memoir published Saturday.

Hillary Clinton cheated in 2016 Democratic primaries – party official

Explosive revelations by a top Democratic operative that the 2016 primaries were tipped in Hillary Clinton’s favour have convulsed the party as it struggles to rebuild, and whipped up accusations of cheating from President Donald Trump.

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Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barca supremo: Lionel Messi not leaving Camp Nou

The newly elected president of Barcelona Football Club, Joan Laporta, has insisted that six-time Ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi, will not leave the Catalan giants this summer.
The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Prince Philip: Funeral to celebrate ‘unwavering loyalty’ to the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh’s “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen, service to the nation and “courage”, will be celebrated at his funeral later.
New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes that he can win the fans of the biggest football club in England back onside after a difficult few months, as he aims to recapture the halcyon days of Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal boss: Fulham unlucky to sit in the relegation zone

Fulham may be in the relegation zone but Scott Parker’s side have been unlucky in the Premier League and their results are not an accurate reflection of their performances this season, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said.
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India’s premier appeals to keep Hindu festival symbolic as coronavirus infections surge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic as the country reported more than 200,000 new COVID-19 infections for the third straight day.
Lady Chidi Alexandra Onyemelukwe, the daughter of the Second Republic vice President Alex Ekwueme, says she is contesting the November governorship election in Anambra State in order to add value to governance and make a difference.

Anambra election: I’m well prepared to serve – Alex Ekwueme’s daughter

The daughter of the late vice president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe has said that she is fully prepared to serve as governor of Anambra State, having acquired the necessary experience in governance.

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Ex-Zamfara governor warns successor against defection to APC

Former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji AbulAziz Yari, has warned that the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, would lose the seat should he cross-carpet from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), going by the Supreme Court’s verdict that brought him to power in 2019.
A Nigerian firm, the Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC), has proffered a solution to the congestion at the nation’s seaports and related traffic gridlock in Lagos.

Maritime workers shut down Lagos port terminal

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Thursday shut down the premises of AP Moller Terminals (APMT) at the Lagos Ports Complex in Apapa, over an alleged breach of local content law.

Gani Adams: Yorubas ‘fast losing’ their identity

The Aare Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has called on South-west governors to invest in the promotion of Yoruba culture and harness its tourist potential for economic growth and global recognition.
American rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, is currently in the hospital and the prognosis is not good.

Tributes pour in for hip-hop legend DMX

The iconic US rapper DMX died on Friday at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe targets 50,000 households for distribution of palliatives

The Gombe State Government has begun the distribution of palliatives to poor and vulnerable persons in the state, targeting no fewer than 50,000 households.