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Donald Trump, former United States president, says he has no reason to return to Twitter after the new Twitter boss, Elon Musk, lifted the ban on his account. Trump’s account on the social media platform was permanently suspended on 8 January 2021 following the attack by his supporters on the US Capitol that left several people dead. The suspension cut Trump off from his nearly 90 million followers on Twitter. Trump’s account, however, reappeared on...

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Eight Nigerian-Americans won in the United States midterm elections held on Tuesday, 8 November 2022. In the midterm election, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate were contested. In Georgia state, Segun Adeyina, Gabe Okoye, Solomon Adesanya, Tish Naghise, and Phil Olaleye won their legislative seats as state representatives in Districts 110, 102, 43, 68 and 59 respectively. Similarly, Carol Kazeem won the Pennsylvania state...

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The federal government has said it will not be disturbed by the recent travel advisory by the United States (US) warning of possible terror attacks in Nigeria. In an update to a recent travel advisory, the US had authorised the evacuation of “non-emergency” employees and their family members in Nigeria “due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks. Speaking with journalists on Wednesday at the presidential villa in Abuja, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said...

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..warns citizens to reconsider traveling to Nigeria. …FG dismisses security alert, says Nigeria is ‘safer today’.   The United States on Tuesday authorised the departure of diplomats from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, “due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks.” This was disclosed in a travel advisory by the US State Department. The State Department advised US citizens to reconsider non-essential travels to Nigeria due to concerns over crime, terrorism, civil unrest. Specifically, the State Department...

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Salman Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses, was on Friday attacked onstage in New York. The attack happened at about 11 a.m., shortly after the 75-year-old author took the stage for a lecture at the 4,000-seat amphitheater of Chautauqua Institution, a community that offers arts and literary programming during the summer, located seventy miles (110 kilometers) south of Buffalo. He was there for a discussion about the United States as a safe haven for...

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The US government has warned its citizens in Nigeria to be security conscious for the next two weeks. Urging its citizens to avoid unnecessary travel on the Airport Road in Abuja, the US Consulate in Nigeria recommended that US citizens maintain a high state of personal security awareness. The US government said this in a statement posted on its website. The warning is coming barely 24 hours after terrorists orchestrated a jailbreak at Kuje Prison...

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American preacher, Creflo Dollar, who has been vocal about tithing has made a u-turn, declaring that his teachings on tithing over the years have been erroneous. The prosperity preacher made his new stance known in a Sunday sermon titled, “The Great Misunderstanding”. The video of which has gone viral on social media. Speaking on the topic, the World Changers Church International preacher admitted that he has had a misguided understanding of tithing which he had...

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The dialogues in the Horn of Africa inspire little confidence to resolve the region’s crises while U.S. diplomatic efforts seem insufficient in an area of strategic interest. It’s a matter of conventional wisdom that the crises gripping the Horn of Africa are fundamentally political, and that viable, sustainable solutions can be found only through inclusive political dialogue. But in both Sudan and Ethiopia, current dialogues—one internationally-backed and one a domestic project—inspire little confidence. The United...

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The United States State Department has cleared the sale of 12 AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters to Nigeria worth nearly $1bn, apparently after US lawmakers lifted objections over human rights concerns. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Thursday announced the sale of the helicopters and related defence systems to the Nigerian military. The package includes $25m for human rights-related training, according to YahooNews. The sale includes the Bell-made Cobras; 28 General Electric-made T700-401C engines; 2,000 Advanced...

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Beginning April 11, 2022, U.S citizens can select male (M), female (F), or unspecified or another gender identity (X) as a gender marker on their U.S. passport. The third gender marker, X is designed to give nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming persons an option other than male or female on their travel document. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, making the announcement said, “Starting on April 11, U.S. citizens will be able to select an X as...

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