Here’s how Trump’s transition blockade finally ended

wo weeks after Joe Biden was projected to win the presidential election, General Services Administrator Emily Murphy was finally prepared to stop stalling the transition.It was Friday, November 20. President Donald Trump’s lawsuits challenging the election result were going nowhere, Georgia was certifying its hand recount for Biden, and both Michigan and Pennsylvania were preparing to certify their elections early the next week.So GSA officials gave the White House a heads … Continue reading Here’s how Trump’s transition blockade finally ended

Tyson -Jones fight ends in draw: fight results and highlights

Mike Tyson did not score a knockout against Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night, but he looked formidable in his return to the boxing ring at the age of 54. Tyson looked aggressive from the outset and stalked Jones, 51, through most of their eight-round exhibition fight at Staples Center. But Jones remained on his feet when the final bell rang — and three former … Continue reading Tyson -Jones fight ends in draw: fight results and highlights

FG demands apology from UK over claim that Gowon looted central bank

The federal government has demanded an apology from the British government over the “unsubstantiated” claim by a member of its parliament that Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former head of state, looted public treasury. Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, in a statement on Friday, said Nigeria has also demanded that the statement be retracted. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the UK parliament foreign affairs … Continue reading FG demands apology from UK over claim that Gowon looted central bank

U.S. tops 13 million COVID-19 cases as experts fear holiday surge

The United States reported more than 205,000 new COVID-19 cases and 1,400 deaths on Friday as the number of confirmed infections in the country soared past 13 million.  Over 30 states saw increases in new daily COVID-19 cases before the Thanksgiving holiday, leading experts to fear a post-holiday surge that could be compounded by the rest of the holiday season. “We will not get a reprieve because then Christmas … Continue reading U.S. tops 13 million COVID-19 cases as experts fear holiday surge

Israeli embassies on high alert following Iranian retaliation threats

Israel put its embassies around the world on high alert on Saturday after Iranian threats of retaliation following the killing of a nuclear scientist near Tehran, Israeli N12 news reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said the ministry did not comment on matters of security regarding its representatives abroad. Iran has blamed Israel for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who died on Friday … Continue reading Israeli embassies on high alert following Iranian retaliation threats

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Regional capital Mekelle ‘under heavy fire’

The capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has come under heavy shelling from government forces, aid workers and regional officials say. The centre of Mekelle is being hit “with heavy weaponry and artillery,” the ruling regional party said. The Ethiopian army has been locked in conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) for weeks. It says it hopes to seize the city from the … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Regional capital Mekelle ‘under heavy fire’

President Trump paid $3M in Wisconsin recount just for Biden to gain 132 more votes

President Trump spent $three million for recounts in two Wisconsin counties after the election — however thus far the tip result’s 132 extra votes for Joe Biden. These costly new votes, all from Milwaukee County, now add to Biden’s lead of practically 20,600 votes within the state. Trump requested recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties — that are largely Democratic — in hopes of clawing again a … Continue reading President Trump paid $3M in Wisconsin recount just for Biden to gain 132 more votes

ECOWAS to harmonize graphic charter and visual identity

Communication Officers of institutions, specialized agencies and representations of the ECOWAS met from 25 to 27 November 2020 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for a regional workshop on the new ECOWAS graphic charter and visual identity. This meeting was organized by the ECOWAS Communication Directorate with the support of the office of the German International Cooperation Agency for Development (GIZ) in Abuja. The Chief of Staff … Continue reading ECOWAS to harmonize graphic charter and visual identity

Pentagon orders Nimitz back to Persian Gulf during troop drawdown in Iraq, Afghanistan

The USS Nimitz and its strike group were ordered back to the Persian Gulf region to provide “defensive capabilities” during a drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Navy and Pentagon said Friday.  President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops in the two countries spurred the Pentagon to send the Bremerton, Washington-based aircraft carrier and its flotilla of ships back to the gulf, where it … Continue reading Pentagon orders Nimitz back to Persian Gulf during troop drawdown in Iraq, Afghanistan

Qatar Airways Touches Down for the First Time in Abuja

Qatar Airways is happy to announce it would function three weekly flights from Abuja, Nigeria by way of Lagos, turning into the sixth new vacation spot introduced by the nationwide provider of the State of Qatar because the begin of the pandemic. The Abuja service will likely be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner that includes 22 seats in Enterprise Class and 232 … Continue reading Qatar Airways Touches Down for the First Time in Abuja