US Bars Chechnya PM Over Alleged Human Rights Violations

  The United States said Thursday it would bar the entry of Chechnya’s prime minister for allegedly orchestrating human rights violations in the Russian republic. Under a US law that requires action against foreign officials over human rights concerns, the United States announced that Chairman Muslim Khuchiyev and his immediate family will be ineligible for … Continue reading US Bars Chechnya PM Over Alleged Human Rights Violations

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Swearing-In: Salis Is Seeking Relevance After Election Loss, Says Sanwo-Olu

  The Governor-elect of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will not join issues with someone like Mr Owolabi Salis, the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, Mr Gboyega Akosile, stated this on Thursday while reacting to an application filed by the AD candidate to stop the swearing-in of the governor-elect on … Continue reading Swearing-In: Salis Is Seeking Relevance After Election Loss, Says Sanwo-Olu

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London Climate Protests To End After 11 Days Of Gridlock

  Environmental protests that have taken over parts of central London will end Thursday after 11 days, organisers said Wednesday. “Extinction Rebellion will voluntarily end the Marble Arch and Parliament Square blockades tomorrow,” said the group, adding there would be a closing ceremony at Hyde Park. “We know we have disrupted your lives. We do … Continue reading London Climate Protests To End After 11 Days Of Gridlock

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Sri Lanka Lowers Death Toll To 253, Admits Calculating Error

  Authorities in Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll in a spate of Easter bombings by more than 100 to 253, admitting some of the badly mutilated bodies had been erroneously double-counted. The toll revision will boost the pressure on a government already under fire over its apparent failure to act on intelligence about the attacks … Continue reading Sri Lanka Lowers Death Toll To 253, Admits Calculating Error

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Salis, AD File Application To Stop Sanwo-Olu’s Inauguration

  A governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Owolabi Salis, and his party, Alliance for Democracy (AD), have filed an application seeking to stop the swearing-in of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the executive governor of Lagos State on May 29. Salis and his party file the application on Thursday at the Lagos State Governorship Election … Continue reading Salis, AD File Application To Stop Sanwo-Olu’s Inauguration

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Ex-Vice President Biden Joins US Presidential Race

  Former US vice president and Democratic elder statesman Joe Biden launched his third White House bid Thursday, becoming the frontrunner in a crowded field and painting incumbent Donald Trump as a “threat” to America. The 76-year-old is the most experienced and best recognized Democrat in the running, a veteran campaigner who has dominated early polls following months … Continue reading Ex-Vice President Biden Joins US Presidential Race

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Klopp ‘Surprised’ That Liverpool Have Stayed With City

  Jurgen Klopp admitted his pleasant surprise at how hard Liverpool have pushed Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title, stating that this season is a stepping stone for even better things to come from his side. Liverpool, chasing their first top-flight title since 1990, have lost just once in the league … Continue reading Klopp ‘Surprised’ That Liverpool Have Stayed With City

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Reps To Probe Non-Remittance Of Stamp Duties Running Into Trillions

  The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the allegation of non-remittance of stamp duties run into trillions of naira. This followed a motion sponsored by a member from Yobe State, Bukar Lawan, during Thursday’s plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The lawmakers were concerned about … Continue reading Reps To Probe Non-Remittance Of Stamp Duties Running Into Trillions

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Macron Pledges To ‘Significantly’ Cut Income Taxes

  French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised to “significantly” reduce income tax for workers in France while defending his controversial decision to scrap a wealth tax early in his term. “I want cuts for people who work by significantly reducing income taxes,” Macron said during a speech in which he is laying out his … Continue reading Macron Pledges To ‘Significantly’ Cut Income Taxes

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Libya Asks UN To Investigate Tripoli Attacks

    Libya has asked the UN Security Council to dispatch a fact-finding mission to investigate attacks on civilians in Tripoli, according to a letter released Thursday. Libya’s UN-recognized government said forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar had killed and displaced civilians, destroyed property, recruited child soldiers and used heavy artillery and Grad missiles on … Continue reading Libya Asks UN To Investigate Tripoli Attacks

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