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Trump begs Muslims to fight terrorist groups

President Donald Trump looked to make clear that the United States is not at war with Islam in a major speech on Sunday, instead defining the battle against terrorist groups as a “battle between good and evil” as he urged Muslim-majority countries to redouble their counter-terrorism efforts. “This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations,” ... Read More »

PDP factions trade insults as Supreme Court hears appeal today

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff,  has said the Supreme Court should not hear an appeal filed by the sacked National Caretaker Committee of the party led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi. Although, hearing in the appeal is slated to take place before the Supreme Court on Monday (today), the Sheriff-leadership of the party has ... Read More »

Trump told Russians sacked FBI chief Comey ‘crazy’

President Donald Trump did not just leak intelligence secret about Islamic State to the Russians, he also discussed with glee the firing of James Comey, the former FBI chief. A new report by New York Times said Trump told Russian officials his firing of FBI Director James Comey relieved “great pressure” on him, calling the former FBI chief a “nut ... Read More »

National Assembly to pass bill on whistle blowing soon – Rep

Rep. Abiodun Olasupo (APC- Iseyin/Iwajowa/Kajola/Itesiwaju Federal Constituency) says the bill on whistle blowing  is at an advanced stage of being passed by the National Assembly. Olasupo also said the National Assembly was  working hard to ensure that all enabling laws  protect the identity of whistle blowers and strengthen  the principle. The federal lawmaker spoke in Iseyin during a  routine tour ... Read More »

Kashamu faults Makarfi’s call for alternative platforms

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Buruji Kashamu has faulted the call by the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee on members to seek alternative platform for their political aspirations. Kashamu, who represents Ogun East in the Senate and a staunch member of the Ali Modu Sheriff camp, described Makarfi’s call as self-serving and disingenuous. In a statement ... Read More »

You’re free to leave, Ekiti PDP faction tells Fayose

The faction of the Peoples Democratic Party loyal to the National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, in Ekiti, has said it would not miss Governor Ayodele Fayose if he left the party. The governor had repeatedly said he would leave the party if Sheriff won at the Supreme Court. The faction, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on ... Read More »

The ‘I’m Really Smart’ President Faces Crises Of Ignorance

Trump’s defenders now argue he shouldn’t be blamed for his mistakes because he doesn’t know any better.   Just months after Donald Trump’s repeated campaign boasts about how smart he is, his White House and defenders now seem to be arguing exactly the opposite: that he shouldn’t be held accountable for his lapses because he doesn’t really understand what he is doing. ... Read More »

30 year-old can run for Nigerian presidency: Dogara

The Speaker, House of Representatives, has given an  assurance that the House was committed to passing the “Not Too Young To Run” Bill in order to lower the age requirements for elective offices in the country. Addressing the plenary session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament on Wednesday in Abuja, Dogara said the idea was to ensure increased youth participation and ... Read More »

We didn’t advise PDP members to defect – Makarfi’s Group

The Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied advising its members to defect to other political parties. In a statement issued on Wednesday by its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the faction said there was no such directive from the camp. “Our statement was very clear and unambiguous, which was to the effect that we ... Read More »

Macron names cabinet, supporters in key ministries

Newly inaugurated President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday constituted his government, with close supporters taking key ministries but a centre-right politician appointed as economy minister. Jean-Yves Le Drian, who served as defence minister under Macron’s predecessor Francois Hollande, was named minister for Europe and foreign affairs under Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. Gerard Collomb, the socialist mayor of Lyon, takes ... Read More »