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Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate trial

The Senate yesterday acquitted former President Donald Trump by 57-43 in his second impeachment trial which ended on Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riots at the Capitol.
FILE PHOTO: Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) walk to the office of the Majority Leader from the Senate Chamber ahead of a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

U.S. Republican senators urge Joe Biden to compromise on coronavirus plan

A group of 10 moderate Republican U.S. senators urged Democratic President Joe Biden on Sunday to reconsider his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, saying they wanted a meeting to discuss a compromise that they said could win swift bipartisan support.
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.
A US Supreme Court justice on Friday denied a request by Pennsylvania’s Republicans to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day — referring the challenge to the full court to consider on Saturday.

US election: Supreme Court denies immediate halt of Pennsylvania count

Samuel Alito ordered Pennsylvania in the meantime to continue keeping the late-arriving ballots separate, affirming a decision already made by the state’s top elections official Kathy Boockvar, who told CNN they were unlikely to affect the outcome in any case.
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: 106 women projected to win House seats

No fewer than 106 women will serve in the 117th U.S. House of Representatives beginning on January 3, according to ABC News projections.
Endangered Republican incumbents in Iowa, Maine survive challenges, chilling Democrat hopes of flipping the Senate.

Republican Susan Collins wins re-election to US Senate in Maine

Endangered Republican incumbents in Iowa, Maine survive challenges, chilling Democrat hopes of flipping the Senate.
Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's closest allies, held off a strong challenge to his senate seat tonight - and declared the President will win the election.

US election: Republicans hold back Democrats, narrowing path to Senate control

The battle for power in the Senate tightened into Wednesday as Democrats picked up a seat in Colorado, but suffered a setback in Alabama, and Republicans held their own in high-profile races in South Carolina, Iowa, Texas and Kansas, dramatically narrowing the political map.
US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

US election: Donald Trump, Joe Biden offer stark difference on pandemic in final push

US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.
Latino voters in important swing states like Florida are being hit with a wave of Spanish-language misinformation ahead of the November 3 United States elections, in which their votes could play a key role in the outcome.

Latino voters face disinformation wave ahead of US elections

Latino voters in important swing states like Florida are being hit with a wave of Spanish-language misinformation ahead of the November 3 United States elections, in which their votes could play a key role in the outcome.
Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats kick as US Senate confirms Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The US Senate has voted to advance Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, despite attempts to stall the process ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

US Senate moves closer to confirming Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

The United States Senate has advanced President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in a near party-line vote, all but assuring her confirmation, which is expected on Monday.
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Gold rises on renewed US stimulus hope, dollar falls

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mrs Nikki Haley, has said the UN “is a place where dictators, murderers and thieves denounce America”.

Nikki Haley: UN a place where dictators, murderers attack United States

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Mrs Nikki Haley, has said the UN “is a place where dictators, murderers and thieves denounce America”.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

Donald Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight

The United States Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday in the closest of such vote in more than a century, amid controversy over sexual abuse allegations against him.
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Senate poised to confirm Brett Kavanaugh on day of rage

The US Senate was expected to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice on Saturday, as protesters vented their rage on the steps of the US Capitol.
Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, announced that he would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times

Brett Kavanaugh set for Supreme Court confirmation

The US Senate is expected to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court judge, offering President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation's high court decidedly to the right.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

US Senate to decide Brett Kavanaugh’s fate after FBI probe closes

U.S. senators are set to cast a procedural vote on Friday that could advance the life-long appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual misconduct to the country’s highest court.
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

Chuck Grassley: FBI probe does not support Brett Kavanaugh assault claims

A new FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh found nothing to corroborate sexual assault allegations against US President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, a top Republican senator said Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

US senators get FBI report on Kavanaugh

The White House on Thursday rejected Democratic criticism of its handling of an FBI probe into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

US lawmakers want to end ‘evil’ migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

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NBS: Nigerian government generates N496 billion VAT in Q1 2021

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the federal government generated N496.39 billion as Value Added Tax (VAT) in the first quarter of this year (Q1’21).
The House Committee on Land Transport has applauded the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi for the impressive extent of work achieved on the current Lagos-Ibadan rail project.

Rail track vandals arrested in Kaduna

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), has announced the arrest of two persons suspected of vandalising rail tracks along Kaduna-Zaria rail line.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

APC raps Rivers governor over ‘lopsided development policy’

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of implementing what it described as ‘lopsided development policy’ in Rivers State.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives at Glasgow counting centre in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain May 7, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell-Pool via REUTERS

Scottish pro-independence party heads for election win

The Scottish National Party (SNP), which has vowed to hold an independence referendum that could tear the United Kingdom apart should it be returned to power, will find out on Saturday if it has won a majority in Scotland's parliament.
Engineering dons of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have commended respected auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc., a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, for their commitment in developing local contents in reference to their local assembly plant located in the group’s head office in Lagos.

UNILAG dons commend Coscharis Group on assembly plant

Engineering dons of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have commended respected auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc., a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, for their commitment in developing local contents in reference to their local assembly plant located in the group’s head office in Lagos.

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FILE PHOTO- Pope Francis holds a weekly general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican, April 28, 2021. Vatican Media-?Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis backs waivers on intellectual property rights for vaccines

Pope Francis on Saturday supported waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, backing a proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden that has been rebuffed by some European nations, including Germany.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Wanted Rivers ‘gang leader’ accuses PDP leaders of plot to eliminate him

A suspected gang leader, popularly known as General Kumasi declared wanted by Governor Nyesom Wike over involvement in killing and criminal activities in Ahoada West local government area of Rivers State has blamed politician for his ordeal.

INEC: Attacks on our offices could derail 2023 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has decried Sunday’s attack on its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state, saying if the trend is left unchecked, it could derail its preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections.
FILE PHOTO - Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan, inspects a guard of honour by the Kenya Defence Forces at State House in Nairobi, Kenya, May 4, 2021. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

Tanzanian president ditches predecessor’s rejection of masks

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Friday stressed the importance of face masks in fighting COVID-19, ditching one of the most controversial policies of her late coronavirus-sceptic predecessor.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests four ‘internet fraudsters’ in Benue

The Makurdi zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Benue State has arrested four persons suspected to be internet fraudsters in Makurdi, the state capital.