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NEW YORK — U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said the U.S. had administered 300 million COVID-19 vaccines in 150 days, noting that COVID-19 cases and deaths have decreased by more than 90 per cent. Biden said this in“300 Million Shots in 150 Days: The President’s COVID-19 Strategy is Delivering for Americans’’ issued to commemorate his 150 days in office. According to the statement, when Biden took office 150 days ago, more than 3,300 Americans...

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AWKA — The Public Affairs Section- PAS of the United States Consulate in Nigeria, in collaboration with Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Anambra State Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy have concluded plans for the “Awka Window on America”. This window is one of the eighteen American Spaces in Nigeria, among a total of six hundred around the world, primarily established for the purposes of interaction and engagement between America and nations or other...

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ABUJA —  The United States government has condemned the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter. The U.S Department of States in a statement issued by its spokesperson made this known on Thursday. The United States has likewise expressed concerns that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter. This the U.S noted is unduly restricting...

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By Kattie Auth, Todd Moss, and Rose Mutiso   The new U.S. Climate Finance Plan aims to double contributions to climate funding for developing countries. A renewed emphasis on emerging economies is good news for the climate, but in presenting support as “protecting the world’s poorest” and helping “communities in need,” the plan reflects old thinking. Climate finance is not charity to help the vulnerable or an incentive to reduce emissions. It is a rare...

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Commencement speaker Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump presents a $20,000 Social Justice Endowment Scholarship check The Alexander Durley Stadium of the Texas Southern University wore a new look, today, Saturday, May 8, 2021, as the institution marks its Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies. Today, the Interim President, Ken Huewitt, keynote Speaker, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, the staff and faculty members, and a host of dignitaries and guests joined the graduating students to celebrate their success....

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By John Campbell, Guest Columnist and Blogger   On April 27, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in a virtual meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, requested that the United States move the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa. The request marks a reversal of official Nigerian opposition—first made public twelve years ago—to AFRICOM plans to move to the continent. The shift likely reflects the conclusion that the security situation in West Africa and Nigeria is...

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Washington, DC — Derek Chauvin, the former U.S. police officer accused in the killing of George Floyd, has been found guilty on all three counts, Judge Peter Cahill said in Minneapolis on Tuesday. The death of Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in 2020 triggered a wave of demonstrations against racism and police violence in the U.S. in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, which is punishable by up to...

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Washington, DC — Washington responded with calm determination as former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges of murdering George Floyd, ending a trial that has put the country on edge as it confronts the realities of racial injustice and police violence. As jurors delivered their verdict following three weeks of emotionally charged testimony in Minneapolis, that city was just one of many nationwide on a high state of alert. Chauvin, who was...

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Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday on all counts against him in the killing of George Floyd, nearly one year after kneeling on Floyd’s neck in an incident that sparked global protests against police brutality. After less than 12 hours of deliberations, the jury returned guilty verdicts against Chauvin, finding him guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd on May 25, 2020. Under Minnesota law, Chauvin can...

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The United Nations is appealing for $1 billion to help 6.4 million of Nigeria’s most vulnerable people, including two million who have been forced to flee their homes because of armed conflict. The bulk of the money will be used to provide life-saving assistance to millions of people in Nigeria’s northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe due to activities of Boko Haram, which began in 2009. Jens Laerke, spokesman for the U.N. Office for...

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