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Following yesterday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America and Vice President Kamala Harris, a US-based Nigerian intellectual, Prof. Okey Ndibe, has called on Nigerian electorate to draw lessons from the US elections, where the electorate stood firmly behind their political choices, and voted for the right candidates.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.
Displaying a piece of the torn green card, Mr. Soyinka said: “I hope you can see it. I brought it along up Just in case. Up till now I have refused to show it to many Nigerians who are asking, because they did not ask it in a constructive way, they asked it in a very negative and slavish way because they were scared they could be offending the president of the United States.”
Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, a former Chairman of Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), says there is the need for Nigerians to imbibe the culture of creativity and skill development to curb unemployment and address poverty in Nigeria.
Biden, sworn in along with Vice President Kamala Harris, in his inaugural address, spoke glowingly about the US democracy, tested to the limit by the acrimony over the outcome of the November 3, 2020, presidential election, saying finally, democracy prevailed.
Donald Trump led the United States for four tumultuous years with a right-wing populist approach and an “America First” message, but left office with his presidency in tatters and the country’s democratic institutions dented after a calamitous last chapter.
For Joe Biden, becoming president of the United States was the realization of a decades-long quest, with two previous failed bids. His goal now is, as he has put it, restoring “the soul of America” after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, on Wednesday debunked the allegation that there was crisis in the South-West zone of the party.
A small group of Japanese fans of Donald Trump took to the streets of Tokyo on Wednesday, shouting support for the outgoing United States president hours before his successor Joe Biden is sworn into office.
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine, who is under de facto house arrest by the military, has filed an arbitrary detention complaint to the United Nations (UN).
Six others were injured in the explosion just two days after the United States completed the withdrawal of 700 military personnel from Somalia who supported security forces with counter terrorism operations.
Two leading opposition political parties in Anambra State have expressed satisfaction with the timetable for the state’s 2021 gubernatorial election released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday.
SAG-AFTRA, which represents some 160,000 actors, journalists and other media professionals, said in a statement that it had ordered a meeting of its disciplinary committee regarding Trump’s role in the January 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.
US President Donald Trump has granted a pardon to his disgraced former aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations during his final hours in office, White House officials told the Reuters news agency and New York Times newspaper.
Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says Nigerians cannot wait to see the end of the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, just as Americans look forward to the exit of the administration of outgoing US President, Donald Trump.
Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, on Friday, said the academic activities for the remaining 2019/2020 session would commence on the 18th of this month for the postgraduate students, while the undergraduates are to resume on Monday, the 25th of this month.
Food availability, sufficiency, and affordability will continue to be a mirage as long as banditry and attacks on farmers continue, the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology has declared.
Following complaints of racketeering and sundry ills by passengers plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway corridor, the federal government, Thursday, launched the e-ticketing solution in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Premium motor spirit (petrol) was most expensive in Abia in December 2020, a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.
The troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven, on Thursday, averted what would have been a bloody clash between some herders and farmers in Jema’a local government area.