US Election: Michigan Certifies Biden’s Victory

  Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers officially certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory in the state over Donald Trump on Monday, closing off another avenue for the outgoing president to contest his national defeat. The board voted three in favor to one abstention to certify Biden as the winner after he topped Trump by nearly 156,000 … Continue reading US Election: Michigan Certifies Biden’s Victory

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Biden To Start Naming Cabinet Picks Tuesday As Trump Resists

  US President-elect Joe Biden will name his first cabinet picks on Tuesday, his chief of staff said, even as Donald Trump clung to unsubstantiated claims of fraud despite growing dissent from within his own party. Biden has pushed ahead with preparations to assume the presidency on January 20, regardless of Trump’s bid to undo … Continue reading Biden To Start Naming Cabinet Picks Tuesday As Trump Resists

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John Kerry, Who Signed Paris Accord For US, Is Biden’s Climate Envoy

    The former secretary of state John Kerry signed the 2015 Paris Agreement on behalf of the United States, a decision subsequently reversed by President Donald Trump. Now, he is set to be President-elect Joe Biden’s climate envoy, in a clear sign of the upcoming administration’s renewed commitment to fighting climate change. “I’m returning … Continue reading John Kerry, Who Signed Paris Accord For US, Is Biden’s Climate Envoy

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Biden Picks Cuba-Born Immigrant To Lead Homeland Security

    US President-elect Joe Biden signalled a sharp reversal Monday from Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies with the choice of Cuba-born Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The former federal prosecutor ran US immigration services and then was DHS deputy secretary in the Obama-Biden administration. Most notably Mayorkas, who turns 61 on … Continue reading Biden Picks Cuba-Born Immigrant To Lead Homeland Security

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Spanish King Self-Isolating After Virus Contact – Palace

  Spain’s King Felipe VI is self-isolating after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19, the palace said Monday. “A person with whom he was in contact yesterday tested positive for Covid-19 today,” the palace said in a statement, adding that the 52-year-old monarch had suspended all official activities for 10 … Continue reading Spanish King Self-Isolating After Virus Contact – Palace

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US Hails Nigerian Who Helped Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

  The United States Embassy in Nigeria has lauded a Nigerian-born medical doctor, Onyema Ogbuagu for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine in America. Earlier in the month, US drug manufacturing firm, Pfizer announced that the vaccine has an efficacy rate of more than 90 percent, marking a major breakthrough in the … Continue reading US Hails Nigerian Who Helped Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

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Nigerian Govt Yet To Completely Stop Subsidising Petrol, Says Sylva

The Nigerian Government is yet to completely stop subsiding petroleum products in the country. This is according to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday. According to the minister, President Muhammadu Buhari-administration has begun the process of deregulation of petroleum products. “We … Continue reading Nigerian Govt Yet To Completely Stop Subsidising Petrol, Says Sylva

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Ex-Banker Jailed 17 Years For Fraud, To Refund N93m

  The Kano State High Court has convicted a former banker, Rabiu Dawaki, of charges of conspiracy and criminal breach of trust. Justice Dije Aboki convicted Dawaki in her judgement on Monday and ordered him to restitute N93,232,500. Mr Wilson Uwujaren who is the spokesman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed this … Continue reading Ex-Banker Jailed 17 Years For Fraud, To Refund N93m

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Migration Not A Threat To Christianity – Pope Francis

    Pope Francis, a strong advocate of the rights of refugees, said in a new book published Monday that migration does not pose a threat to Christianity. “To reject a struggling migrant, whatever his or her religious belief, out of fear of diluting a ‘Christian’ culture is grotesquely to mispresent both Christianity and culture,” … Continue reading Migration Not A Threat To Christianity – Pope Francis

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Ororo Oil Field: Court Restrains Ondo Govt From Joining Suit Challenging Licence Revocation

  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has stopped a move by the Ondo State Government seeking to be joined in a suit challenging the Federal Government’s revocation of the Ororo Marginal Oil Field license. The state is one of the Shareholders in Owena Oil & Gas Ltd, owners of Ororo field, which was … Continue reading Ororo Oil Field: Court Restrains Ondo Govt From Joining Suit Challenging Licence Revocation

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