Politics

‘Boko Haram has gone beyond FG’s capacity’ – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has decried the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, stating that the Federal Government alone cannot tackle the menace. Speaking at the second session of the seventh Synod of the Anglican Communion, Oleh Diocese, in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obasanjo called for greater collaborating among several …

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Republican Congressman Breaks Ranks, Declares Trump Committed ‘Impeachable Conduct’

Republican Congressman Justin Amash has broken with the Republican Party line to declare that President Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct.” He also accuses Attorney General William Barr of attempting “to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings.” Amash, who represents a Michigan district anchored by Grand Rapids, leans libertarian in …

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Australian Labour leader concedes, resigns after shock poll defeat

Australian election favourite Bill Shorten conceded defeat after his Labour party suffered a shock defeat in national polls Saturday, saying he would resign as party leader. “It is obvious that Labour will not be able to form the next government”, Shorten told disbelieving supporters in Melbourne. “In the national interest, a short while ago I …

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Nigerian Senate passes bill recognizing June 12 as ‘Democracy Day’

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Public Holiday Act Amendment Bill to recognise June 12 as the new Democracy Day. The Senate at the plenary on Thursday passed the amendment in concurrence with the House of Representatives which approved the new date earlier in December 2018. The passage followed the adoption of a report by …

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Alabama governor signs controversial abortion ban bill into law

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a near-total abortion ban bill designed to challenge more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade into law Wednesday. The ban makes it a felony for doctors in the state to perform abortions in all cases, with the only exception being when the life of the …

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Kelsey Grammer Praises Trump for Accomplishing What Washington ‘Clowns’ Couldn’t ‘for the Last 50 Years’

Veteran actor Kelsey Grammer reiterated his support for President Donald Trump on Tuesday, arguing the way that he has shaken up the Washington establishment can only be a good thing. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour, the Emmy winner, who is currently starring in “Man of La Mancha” on West End in London, opened up …

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Mark Cuban says ‘nobody’ can beat Trump in 2020 ‘right now’: report

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban said in an interview Tuesday that he doesn’t think any of the Democratic candidates for president right now can beat President Trump. “Nobody right now,” Cuban said when asked which candidate has the best chance of dashing the president’s re-election hopes. “Politicians are the least trusted of every profession,” the owner …

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Sudan Prosecutors Charge Al-Bashir With Killing Protesters

Prosecutors have charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with involvement in killing protesters and incitement to kill protesters during the uprising that drove him from power. Sudan’s state news agency published the charges, following a statement from the public prosecutor. It was not immediately clear what punishment Mr Bashir might face. The transitional military council ruling …

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US seizes North Korean cargo ship, alleging sanctions violations

The United States has seized a North Korean cargo ship, alleging sanctions violations by using the country, the Justice Department stated Thursday. The seizure is probable to heighten tensions between the two nations at a time when US efforts to dissuade North Korea from pursuing its nuclear weapons program have stalled following the failure of the Hanoi summit in February. The ship, the …

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GOODLUCK JONATHAN : WHY I CONCEDED DEFEAT

Why I Conceded Defeat “I was fully informed about the manipulations, intrigues, intimidation and betrayals. The consequences of not conceding were only better imagined. My natural instinct for peace automatically surfaced. I was going to make a decision which reflected my commitment to that ideal. This is the foundation of my essence. In my periodic …

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