Home Topics Washington DC

Washington DC

Buba Marwa

President Buhari appoints Buba Marwa as new NDLEA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd) as Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
YouTube has suspended Donald Trump’s channel for seven days, saying content had violated its policies on inciting violence. Lucy Nicholson-Reuters

YouTube suspends Donald Trump channel over violence fears

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday temporarily suspended President Donald Trump’s channel and removed a video for violating its policy against inciting violence, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts after last week’s Capitol riot.
US President Donald Trump spoke to the press as he departed the White House on travel to visit the US-Mexico border Wall [Kevin Lamarque-Reuters]

Capital riot: My speech was totally appropriate – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said his speech before last week's deadly Capitol riot, when he urged his supporters to march on Congress, was "totally appropriate".
Chad Wolf said his exit was prompted in part by court findings that he was illegally serving in his job. Reuters

US homeland security chief quits ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

US Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced his resignation unexpectedly Monday as worries rose over more violence during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
Chief Steven A. Sund testifies during the House Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee hearing on the Capitol Police FY2021 Budget Request, in the Capitol on Feb. 11, 2020. Tom Williams - CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images file

Capitol Police Chief resigns as US Air Force issues warning

CNN quoted a US Capitol Police official as confirming the decision of Sund to vacate the office after facing criticism over an apparent lack of preparedness to deal with violent mob on Capitol Hill.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Stephanie Keith

World shocked by Donald Trump supporters’ attack on U.S. democracy

Among adversaries, China compared the violence to protests in Hong Kong, Russia said it showed the weakness of Western democracy, and Iran called Trump an unchecked threat to the world’s security. Allies of the United States condemned the attack, and Trump, but said U.S. democracy would ultimately reassert itself.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions.
US lawmakers decried an attempted “coup” against the US government Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump smashed into the US Congress and shut down legislative sessions.

World leaders react to U.S. political unrest

World leaders expressed shock at political unrest in the United States (U.S.) Wednesday which saw supporters of President Donald Trump storm the Capitol building in Washington DC.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

US Democrat Senate wins push stocks higher despite Capitol chaos

Clean sweep by Democrats allows them to enact big-spending policies likely to benefit the economy, investors say.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

US congresswoman says ‘drawing up’ articles to impeach Donald Trump

US Representative Ilhan Omar said she was “drawing up” articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump after masses of angry pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC on Wednesday.
Police have ordered the evacuation of several office buildings for the US Congress as supporters of President Donald Trump broke down security barrricades on the steps of the Capitol.

EU condemns Donald Trump’s supporters, says ‘this isn’t America’

EU officials expressed shock at the “assault on US democracy” witnessed by the storming of the US Congress on Wednesday by thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.
US lawmakers decried an attempted “coup” against the US government Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump smashed into the US Congress and shut down legislative sessions.

World reacts as Donald Trump’s mob storm US Capitol

Donald Trump’s supporters stormed a session of Congress which was being held to certify Joe Biden’s election win with world leaders following the developments in Washington, DC, with “concern”.
Olalekan Adeeko, a teacher at Baptist Boys’ High School, Ogun has won the African Union Continental Teacher Prize 2020 for his work and dedication to the teaching profession.

Nigerian teacher wins 2020 AU Continental Teacher Prize

Olalekan Adeeko, a teacher at Baptist Boys’ High School, Ogun has won the African Union Continental Teacher Prize 2020 for his work and dedication to the teaching profession.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.

Joe Biden to continue Donald Trump’s US-China policy

US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tow the line of incumbent President Donald Trump’s foreign policy in Asia, which stands against perceived Chinese expansionist designs in the region, reports say.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo-Andrew Harnik)

Joe Biden mulls atypical inauguration

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has given a preview of what his January inauguration will look like, noting that the event will not be typical due to the pandemic.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, 69, has contracted the virus, his deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker told NPR.

Two White House officials test positive for coronavirus

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, 69, has contracted the virus, his deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker told NPR.
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 wins US presidential election

Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States, defeating Donald Trump in a vicious and bitterly fought election campaign.
Wall Street’s main stock indexes were hovering near unchanged on Friday as presidential ballots continue to be tallied in key battleground states and investors take heart from a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.

US stocks tread water as post-election rally hits pause

Wall Street’s main stock indexes were hovering near unchanged on Friday as presidential ballots continue to be tallied in key battleground states and investors take heart from a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.

Recent Stories

Three persons were reportedly killed weekend, at Dyom village near Senga community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, when armed men in military camouflage, said to be loyalists of late militia leader Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana, invaded.

Late Gana’s loyalists raid Benue community, kill 3, raze houses

Three persons were reportedly killed weekend, at Dyom village near Senga community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, when armed men in military camouflage, said to be loyalists of late militia leader Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana, invaded.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Bandits kill ward head, others in Kaduna

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State said on Sunday, that the armed bandits invaded the village and raided several homes.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Delta: NEMA, SEMA distribute relief materials to 2020 disaster victims

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in collaboration with Delta State Emergency Relief Agency, SEMA, weekend commenced direct distribution of relief items to victims of the 2020 flood in 16 Local Government Areas of the State.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

2023: We’ll not support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave reason for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating groups.
Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and set up another as Napoli thumped Fiorentina 6-0 on Sunday to move into third in Serie A.

Serie A: Napoli thrash Fiorentina 6-0 to go third

Napoli got back to winning ways in their newly-named Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after falling to promoted Spezia in their last home match.