Trump skipping inauguration ‘a good thing’ – Biden

  President-elect Joe Biden said President Donald Trump’s decision to skip his inauguration is “one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on.” “It’s a good thing, him not showing up,” Biden, according to CNN, told reporters Friday in Wilmington, Delaware, at a news conference after he introduced Cabinet nominees. “He exceeded even my worst notions about him. He’s been an embarrassment to the country, embarrassed us around the world. He’s not worthy to hold that office,” Biden said. However, Biden said he is glad Vice President Mike…

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US Election Process Worse than That of Third World Countries – Trump

  United States President Donald Trump has declared that his country’s election process is worse than that of third world countries. Trump was reacting to the Senate runoffs in Georgia, where senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Rev. Raphael Warnock, has been projected winner of one of the elections. Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a loyalist of Trump. The control of the US Senate now comes down to Republican David Perdue, who is running to keep his seat against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Ossoff is currently leading his…

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Why Ghana’s ex-President Rawlings won’t be Buried as Scheduled

  Ghana on Thursday postponed the funeral of its charismatic former president Jerry Rawlings, saying the delay was due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Rawlings, who died on November 12 at the age of 73, held sway for two decades, first as military ruler and later as elected president. His funeral was initially scheduled for December 23. But the foreign ministry, in a statement to diplomats and foreign agencies, said that “due to unforeseen circumstances, the funeral will not be held… as planned.” AFP

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Nigeria’s Justice Ahmed Lemu dies 23 months after Wife + PHOTOS

  A revered retired Judge and Elder Statesman in Nigeria, Justice Dr. Ahmed Lemu, on Thursday died exactly 23 months after his British-born wife, Bridget. Bridget who died on January 5, 2019 was before her death renamed Aisha. The death of retired Grand Qadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, Niger State, Justice (Dr) Lemu, was announces on Facebook in the early hours of Thursday, December 24, by one of his children, Hajiya Maryam Lemu. Maryam quoted an official statement signed on behalf of the family by Ustadh Nurudeen Lemu,…

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Nigeria’s top Journalist, Juliana Francis, Wins Three NMMA Awards

    Nigeria’s seasoned Crime Editor and Media Merit Award (NMMA) Defense Reporter of the Year, Juliana Francis, has reacted to her victory at the 2020 edition of the prestigious award where she clinched three gongs. Francis was crowned the Defense Reporter, Power Reporter, and Human Rights Reporter of the Year at the event held at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, country’s commercial capital on Friday, December 18, 2020. Reacting to the award on her Facebook page, Francis said the year 2020 “has been an eventful and unforgettable year in all…

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Nigeria’s Chief Justice contracts COVID-19, quarantined in Dubai

  The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for COVID-19. Following his positive status, the nation’s top jurist has been placed under isolation in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates for his treatment protocols. Confirming the development, A Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, said that Muhammad was in good shape and responding to treatments. Briefing newsmen on Tuesday at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria in Abuja, Saulawa, noted that the CJN has been isolated and was…

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How Zambia ex-President, Kaunda, won Mahatma Gandhi Memento

Zambia’s First Republican President, Kenneth Kaunda, has received a memento from Gandhi Smriti, a museum where India’s icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. The memento was presented to Dr. Kaunda in Lusaka by Zambia’s High Commissioner to India, Judith Kapijimpanga, according to local media reports on Friday. The memento was first presented in New Delhi, India, when the Zambian High Commissioner held a day’s exhibition in honour of Dr. Kaunda’s contributions to Africa and global peace efforts, at a function that attracted diplomats from Malawi, Tanzania and the academia. Kapijimpanga said…

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Nigerian Army General dies at COAS Annual Confab, raises COVID-19 scare

  The General Officer Commanding of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Major General Olubunmi Irefin, is dead. His death has reportedly raised COVID-19 scare aming military leadership in the Africa’s most populous nation. According to available information, the amiable General died at the ongoing Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference, which was hurriedly discontinued over the development. Information had filtered in earlier in the day that the COAS Annual Conference was discontinued because a participant tested positive for COVID-19. The spokesman of the…

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Biden picks African-American as Defence Secretary first time in US History

Mr Biden’s decision to nominate the first Black defence secretary in Mr Austin helps him make good on his diversity promise. United States President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Lloyd Austin, a retired General, who oversaw U.S. forces in the Middle East under President Barack Obama, to be his defence secretary, two people familiar with the decision said on Monday. Mr Austin, who would be the first Black U.S. secretary of defence, was a surprise pick over Michele Flournoy, a former top Defence Department official who was considered the leading contender for the job.…

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How Prof Olufemi Peters emerged Vice Chancellor, Nigeria’s Open University

More details have come up on how Olufemi A. Peters, a Professor of Chemistry, emerged as the newly elected Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Peters, 64, beat six other candidates to clinch the coveted seat in a keenly contested race at the nation’s only single-mode Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution. He is to take over the reins from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, whose five-year single tenure elapses on 10th February, 2021. Professor Peters, a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, boasts an impressive…

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