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White House: US secret service chief to resign

US Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles will leave his post shortly, the White House has said.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike exchanging pleasantries with INEC National Commissioner supervising Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers State, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu during the stakeholders meeting on the resumption of electoral activities for the completion of outstanding 2019 General Elections in Rivers State on Saturday

INEC: No fresh elections in Rivers

Against the backdrop of the recent suspension of the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State, halfway through the process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday in Port Harcourt that no fresh elections would be held in the state.

Nigeria’s crude oil production falls to 1.999m bpd

Nigeria’s crude oil production including condensate has taken a dip, falling to 1.999 million barrels per day in January from 2.081 million bpd in December, figures from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources has revealed.
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Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn’t freed right away, his lawyer said.
21 Savage

Officials arrest rapper 21 Savage saying he is in US illegally

Rapper 21 Savage, who has long said he is from the US state of Georgia, was detained on Sunday by US immigration officers who say he is actually British and overstayed his visa.

India monitoring detention of students after US sting operation

India has said it is closely monitoring the detention of Indian students arrested in a sting operation in the United States, and has urged authorities there to not deport them against their will.
Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania on Friday, where the governor has declared a state of emergency for the storm. Matt Rourke-Associated Press

US winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

A powerful winter storm has already hammered parts of the western US with heavy snow and will continue tracking east, bringing more snow, ice and wind into the midwest, Ohio River Valley and northeast this holiday weekend.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Win McNamee-Getty Images-AFP

US president Donald Trump predicts ‘complicated but great’ 2019

U.S. president Donald Trump has predicted that year 2019 would be a “complicated but great” year.
A woman and children are ushered into cars by US Border Patrol agents after crossing the border wall into San Diego, California [File- Rebecca Blackwell-AP Photo]

US orders medical checks after migrant children die in custody

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of a child in the agency's care this month.

NCC: Multiple taxations threatening Nigeria’s technology infrastructure

Sunday Dare, the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholders’ Management) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that multiple taxations and duplicated regulation across Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) was posing threat to the nation’s quest of attaining technology infrastructure objectives.
Ilhan Omar won Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district to become the first Somali-American and—along with Rashida Tlaib in Michigan—one of the first Muslim woman in the U.S. Congress.

Ex-Somali refugee, one other become first Muslim women in US Congress

A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

Centre drums support for AfCFTA

AfCFTA is a tool to create opportunities for African businesses and drive the continent’s industrialization, economic diversification and development, Mr. David Luke, Coordinator of the Africa Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), explained.
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leading the way, President Donald Trump has been putting his imprint on the federal judiciary for generations to come - AP

Protesters taunt US Senator McConnell over migrant babies

Protesters confronted U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he was leaving a restaurant in his home state on Saturday, The Hill and The Courier Journal have reported.
Demonstrators in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration rally at the Hart Senate office building. Jonathan Ernst|Reuters

Protesters across US to march against immigration policy

Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country’s frontline immigration enforcement agency.
The policy slammed into a series of brick walls — insufficient space for incarcerating families crossing the border, strict legal limits on how children can be detained and backlash against separating them from their parents. Andres Leighton | AP Photo.jpg

US reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

The United States Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government had reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours.
CoreCivic

Prison shares rise as US eyes more migrant family detention space

Shares in private prison operators CoreCivic Inc and Geo Group rose on Friday as investors bet on increasing demand for their services after U.S. authorities asked about available capacity for the detention of immigrant families.

US separates 2,000 children from families at Mexico border

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or legal guardians at the US-Mexico border since a highly criticised "zero tolerance" immigration policy came into place, according to US officials.

Governor Wike decries use of SARS for APC Congress

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has warned that the use of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and military personnel to cause rancour ahead of the APC Congress is a pointer to electoral mischief they will deploy in 2019.

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Ali Rabiu

Ali Rabiu emerges new COREN president

Mr. Ali Rabiu, a former Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), has emerged as the new President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his immediate future to Juventus in the wake of their eighth straight Serie A title.

Five things that helped Juventus win eighth straight Serie A crown

Italian giants Juventus claimed an eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday after a 2-1 win at home against Fiorentina.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-6

Operations shut down temporarily at Abuja airport new terminal

Operations were temporarily shut down Saturday at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja when sensors erroneously triggered anti-fire powders, which disrupted passenger facilitation.

Easter: DPR sanctions 10 filling stations for selling petrol above N145 per litre

The Department of Petroleum Resources says it has sanctioned 10 filling stations caught dispensing fuel above N145 per litre government approved price in Rivers.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari says cycle of violence benefits nobody

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over “the latest needless violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State, and Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa State resulting in arson, injuries and deaths”.