Texas Power Grid Operator Fires CEO After Winter Storm Chaos

  The polar vortex storm that plunged Texas into chaos continues to reverberate through the state’s power grid operator, which fired its CEO on the same day Congress launched an investigation into its failures. The staggering cost of last month’s storm, which killed dozens, left millions without electricity and water, and caused billions of dollars … Continue reading Texas Power Grid Operator Fires CEO After Winter Storm Chaos

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PIB: Wike Advocates At Least 10 Per Cent Allocation For Host Communities

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has advocated not less than 10 percent fund allocation to host communities in the Petroleum Industry Bill that is still before the National Assembly. Governor Wike said it is also necessary that the bill state in clear terms what specific development projects that the allocated fund should be … Continue reading PIB: Wike Advocates At Least 10 Per Cent Allocation For Host Communities

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Trump To Be Allowed Back On YouTube When ‘Risk Of Violence’ Falls

  Former US president Donald Trump will be allowed back on YouTube but only when the threat of his inciting violence abates, the head of the popular online video sharing platform said Thursday. YouTube in late January suspended Trump’s channel, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts following the deadly January 6 Capitol … Continue reading Trump To Be Allowed Back On YouTube When ‘Risk Of Violence’ Falls

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AK-47: Elumelu Backs Buhari’s Shoot-At-Sight Order

 The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu has backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to security agents to shoot anyone bearing AK-47 rifles in the country. Elumelu spoke on Thursday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today but noted that the president should have directly given the order instead of relaying it via his … Continue reading AK-47: Elumelu Backs Buhari’s Shoot-At-Sight Order

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Lagos East Senatorial Election: PDP, Gbadamosi Appeal Against Judgment

  The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the Lagos East Senatorial Bye-Election, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, have filed an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Lagos, which dismissed their case against the All Progressive Congress and its candidate in the said election, Senator Tokunbo Abiru. On the 1st of March, Hon. … Continue reading Lagos East Senatorial Election: PDP, Gbadamosi Appeal Against Judgment

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Aruna Enters Quarter-Final Stage At WTT Tournament in Doha

  Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna has become the first African to qualify for the quarterfinal of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Series taking place in Doha, Qatar. Aruna continued his fine form in Doha with another superlative performance to record a 3-2 (10-12, 12-10, 12-10, 4-11, 11-6) win over his Portuguese counterpart, Joao Geraldo. On … Continue reading Aruna Enters Quarter-Final Stage At WTT Tournament in Doha

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US Won’t Reach ‘Maximum Employment’ This Year – Powell

  The US labor market faces a lengthy recovery and the economy will not see “maximum employment” this year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Thursday. While he expressed hope about the restoration of jobs lost during the pandemic, Powell noted that millions of workers have left the labor force. “I think it’s not … Continue reading US Won’t Reach ‘Maximum Employment’ This Year – Powell

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Israel, Denmark, Austria Agree Deal For Vaccine Development

  Leaders from Israel, Austria and Denmark announced Thursday in Jerusalem an alliance for the development and production of future generation coronavirus vaccines, a deal that has already sparked criticism in Europe. The three countries will launch “a research and development fund” and begin “joint efforts for common production of future vaccines”, Israeli Prime Minister … Continue reading Israel, Denmark, Austria Agree Deal For Vaccine Development

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UN Expert Urges ‘Global Arms Embargo’, Sanctions On Myanmar

  The United Nations Security Council should impose a “global arms embargo” and targeted sanctions against Myanmar’s military, a top UN rights expert said Thursday, voicing alarm at the brutal repression of anti-coup protests. In a fresh report, Thomas Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights situation in Myanmar, called for the international community … Continue reading UN Expert Urges ‘Global Arms Embargo’, Sanctions On Myanmar

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How Vaccines Became Ammunition In Global Diplomacy

  Covid-19 vaccines are not just coveted as protection from the deadly virus, they are also a currency in the battle for global influence, experts say, especially between China and Russia. While the United States has been saving its vaccines for Americans, and Europeans struggle with delivery, Beijing and Moscow, as well as India, have … Continue reading How Vaccines Became Ammunition In Global Diplomacy

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