Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women’s rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court has said. Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family, the statement said. Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. She was a prominent … Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

WTO: Okonjo Iweala makes it to next round

Nigeria’s candidate for the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has made it to the next round of voting after a selection process which saw three candidates miss out. With this development, five candidates are still in the race for the WTO top job after securing enough support to guarantee a place in the next round of voting. General Council Chair, … Continue reading WTO: Okonjo Iweala makes it to next round

Visa ban: FG replies US, UK

The Federal Government, has told the United States and the United Kingdom that the country has ample provisions in its laws to sanction violators and perpetrators of electoral violence and fraud in the country. The government said it took note of the concerns of some of its partners, specifically the United States and the United Kingdom governments regarding the elections in Edo and Ondo States. … Continue reading Visa ban: FG replies US, UK

COVID-19 threatens to derail SDGs – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday, acknowledged that the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic had threatened to derail the progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He spoke Friday at the virtual inaugural SDGs Moment, convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, during the high-level week of the 75th UN General Assembly. President Buhari, however assured that Nigeria is addressing the threat by re-dedicating efforts towards economic diversification, focusing … Continue reading COVID-19 threatens to derail SDGs – Buhari

Kogi Government writes the US over, appeal the Visa Ban

Kogi State government has kicked against the recent visa ban imposed on politicians alleged to have rigged the November 2019 election in the state by the United States of America. The US government had on Monday slammed a visa restriction on some individuals for allegedly rigging the November 2019 governorship elections in Kogi and the Bayelsa States as well as in the run-up to the … Continue reading Kogi Government writes the US over, appeal the Visa Ban

Bill Gates loses Dad

Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates on Tuesday,post on her Facebook page of the passing away of her father in law. She said:” I am heartbroken about the passing of Bill Gates Sr. It is difficult to overstate what he meant to me, to our family, and to our foundation. Bill Sr. liked to say, in characteristic modesty, that the secret to his success was … Continue reading Bill Gates loses Dad

Edo/Ondo: UK threatens election offenders with visa ban, asset seizure

The United Kingdom has said it will take action against individuals who mastermind violence during the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. It said the sanction could include restrictions on their eligibility to travel to the UK, restrictions on access to UK-based assets, or prosecution under international law just as it did after the 2019 elections. The British High Commission in Nigeria stated … Continue reading Edo/Ondo: UK threatens election offenders with visa ban, asset seizure

Confirmed: Aubameyang signs Arsenal contract extension

Arsenal have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, club captain and talismanic striker, has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Emirates until July 2023. The new deal, believed to be worth around £300,000 per week, represents a huge win for Mikel Arteta who has repeatedly said that he wants to build his team around the 31-year-old. Since signing from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, Aubameyang … Continue reading Confirmed: Aubameyang signs Arsenal contract extension

Why we resorted to borrowing, by Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained his administration resorted to taking loans to bridge the infrastructure gap. Buhari gave the explanation on Tuesday during a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC). He said Nigeria must fix its roads to save lives from soaring road accidents. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, … Continue reading Why we resorted to borrowing, by Buhari

PDP Hails Fresh US Visa Ban on Election Riggers

…Says APC Leaders in Trouble The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) commends the United States over its fresh imposition of Visa ban on those undermining our democracy and electoral process. Our party enjoins the United States Department of State to include family members and assets of such anti-democratic agents who have destroyed the credibility of our electoral. Our party urges the United States to also invite … Continue reading PDP Hails Fresh US Visa Ban on Election Riggers