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Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI - AFP)

Anti-fashion Bernie Sanders sparks inauguration meme storm

Standing out in a crowd of glamorously dressed guests, Bernie Sanders showed up for the US presidential inauguration in a heavy winter jacket and patterned mittens — with an AFP photo of the veteran leftist spawning the first viral meme of the Biden era.
Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., preside over a joint session of Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. Erin Schaff/Pool/Getty Images

US Congress certifies Joe Biden victory after Donald Trump mob storm the Capitol

Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' victory early on Thursday, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol.
Google workers have announced plans to unionize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Google workers announce plans to unionize

Google workers have announced plans to unionize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The Alphabet Workers Union will be open to all employees and contractors at Google’s parent company. Its goal will be to tackle ongoing issues like pay disparity, retaliation, and controversial government contracts.
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.
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.
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.
A candidate who died of coronavirus in October, David Andahl, has won a legislative seat in North Dakota.

US election: Deceased candidate wins legislative seat

A candidate who died of coronavirus in October, David Andahl, has won a legislative seat in North Dakota.
Similarly, Esther Agbaje, has been elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives. She pulled a total of 17,396 votes, which represents 74.7% of the total ballots cast, defeating her closets opponent Alan Shilepsky.

Two Nigerians win in US election

Two Nigerian-Americans have reportedly won their respective positions in the ongoing United States general elections.
Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.

Twitter, Facebook label Donald Trump post suggesting Democrats manipulated ballot counts

Twitter and Facebook have continued to restrict and label posts from President Donald Trump after yesterday’s presidential election, this time addressing a baseless claim that Democratic officials were manipulating vote counts in key states. Twitter flagged the tweet and restricted its reach, saying it was “disputed and might be misleading.” Facebook added a general warning that “final results may be different from the initial vote counts.”
Democratic challenger Joe Biden, says it is not his place or incumbent President Donald Trump’s place to declare the winner of Tuesday election.

Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in Michigan, Wisconsin

Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is now leading President Donald Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin by a narrow margin.
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: Nigerian elected member of Congress

Oye Owolewa, a first-generation Nigerian-American is, as reported by Thisday, the grandson of Chief Mrs. PC Ajayi-Obe, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, recently buried at Omofe Cathedral, Ilesha, Osun State. Oye hasn’t forgotten Nigeria but had reason to visit just once: “I was in Nigeria as recently as 2017. I visited, but never lived for more than a month. I visited my grandmother (recently passed) SAN Phoebe Ajayi-Obe.”
Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be “easy”, as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.

US election: Donald Trump vows to stop vote counting at Supreme Court

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes.
A former college football coach, Tommy Tuberville, is taking his playbook to Washington, D.C.

US election: Ex-football coach wins Senate seat

A former college football coach, Tommy Tuberville, is taking his playbook to Washington, D.C.
Democrat Joe Biden has won in the southwestern US state of Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold which was captured by President Donald Trump in 2016, Fox News and the Associated Press projected early Wednesday.

Joe Biden: Donald Trump bid to stop vote counting ‘outrageous’

Joe Biden’s White House campaign slammed US President Donald Trump’s threat to try to stop the election vote count as “outrageous” early Wednesday, saying its legal team was ready to prevent such an “unprecedented” act.
Supporters of President Donald Trump chant and wave flags outside the Versailles Cuban restaurant during an Election Night celebration in Miami [Wilfredo Lee-AP Photo]

US election: Surge in Latino support for Donald Trump helps him win Florida

Trump, who won the state in 2016, outperformed his 2016 margins with Florida’s Hispanic voters, who made up 19 percent of all the state’s voters. A lot of the swing came in Miami-Dade, the county that contains Florida’s largest Cuban and Venezuelan communities, many of whom are strongly anti-left wing.
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.
Democrat Joe Biden has won in the southwestern US state of Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold which was captured by President Donald Trump in 2016, Fox News and the Associated Press projected early Wednesday.

US election: Joe Biden wins state of Arizona, first Democrat to do so since...

With a population of 7.27 million, Arizona has 11 electoral votes, which are now going to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the Associated Press news agency said early on Wednesday.
Voters stand in line outside a polling station on Election Day, in Mesa, Arizona, Nov. 3, 2020.

Voters in several US states back drug legalisation in referendums

According to the board of elections on Wednesday, with ballots still being counted in the nation’s capital, Washington, 77 per cent of voters are saying yes to effectively decriminalising a range of psychedelic plants and mushrooms.
Democrat Joe Biden has won in the southwestern US state of Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold which was captured by President Donald Trump in 2016, Fox News and the Associated Press projected early Wednesday.

US election: Joe Biden wins Arizona to claim 11 more electoral votes

Democrat Joe Biden has won in the southwestern US state of Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold which was captured by President Donald Trump in 2016, Fox News and the Associated Press projected early Wednesday.
Caption- President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo-Evan Vucci) . Evan Vucci. AP Source. AP

US election: Donald Trump to challenge results at Supreme Court

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being given, and said he would go the Supreme Court to dispute the counting of votes.
Caption- President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo-Evan Vucci) . Evan Vucci. AP Source. AP

US election: Donald Trump claims victory, wants counting of ballots to stop

President Donald Trump has declared that he has won the US presidential election despite the fact that the ballots were still being counted in many key states.
Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.

Twitter restricts Donald Trump’s post on alleged vote rigging

Twitter has imposed restriction on a tweet by U.S. President Trump in which he alleges an attempt by unnamed persons to “steal the election”.

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Luca Attanasio had been Italy’s head of mission in Kinshasa since 2017 and was made ambassador in 2019. Italian foreign ministry-AFP-Getty Images

Investigations set to begin in DR Congo following the death of Italian envoy

Congolese investigators arrived in Goma on Thursday to try to clarify the circumstances in which the Italian ambassador, his guard - a carabinieri - and a driver working for the World Food Program were killed earlier this week.g
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Zamfara government confirms abduction of female students

The Zamfara Government has confirmed the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata-Mafara Local Government area of the state.
Justice Abdul Kafarati, the immediate past Chief Justice of the High Court of the Federation, has passed away.

Justice Abdul Kafarati passes on

“Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate past Chief Justice of High court of the Federation and former Bauchi State Attorney General which occurred this night (Thursday) after magrib Salat at Abuja.”
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Kidnappers abduct schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria – official

Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Kidnapped farmer’s son regains freedom in Oyo

Ayodeji Emmanuel, the 24-year-old son of a poultry farmer kidnapped on Monday in his father’s farm at Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, has regained freedom.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor imposes 12-hour curfew on community over killings

Enugu government has imposed a 12-hour curfew on Oruku in Nkanu East Local Government Area, following two community leaders’ killing.
FILE PHOTO - Job seekers stand outside a construction site ahead of the release of the unemployement numbers by Statistics South Africa, in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 23, 2020. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s unemployment rate jumps to new record high

South Africa’s unemployment rate jumped to a record high in the fourth quarter of last year, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, as the economy was further battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
People watch as rescuers inspect the debris from a Nigerian air force plane, which crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway according to aviation minister, in Abuja, Nigeria February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Abraham Achirga

AIB confirms aircraft crash at Abuja airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), on Sunday, confirmed the crash of an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian military at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

South-West governors in closed-door meeting with monarchs over insecurity

Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Gernot Rohr: It will take a miracle for Nigeria to win FIFA World Cup

The German tactician stated this in an interview with News Central, where he highlighted reasons why it will be tough for the team to lift the trophy. g