Trump says he has right to act on criminal cases

Trump says he has right to act on criminal cases

US President Donald Trump has tweeted he has “the legal right” to intervene in criminal cases after his attorney general complained White House tweets were making his job “impossible”. In his post, Mr Donald Trump also denied he had ever meddled in any cases. America’s top law officer William Barr on Thursday asked Mr. Donald Trump to stop his tweets, saying he would not be bullied. Mr Barr spoke out after Mr. Donald Trump renewed his attack on the criminal trial of his ex-adviser, Roger Stone. Prosecutors had recommended Stone…

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What Buhari told APC youths in Aso Rock

What Buhari told APC youths in Aso Rock

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has revealed what President Muhammadu Buhari told All Progressive Congress (APC) Youth Leaders, its President Bello Shagari, among others, at a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This was contained in a statement signed Mr Mukhtar Jebba, the Organising Secretary, NYCN Headquarters, on Sunday. Related: What’s Next for Tehran and Trump? He said: “President Buhari re-emphasised his administration’s commitment to youth inclusion in government to ensure good governance. “The President also called on the Nigerian Youth to shun ethnicity and religious discrimination. “Hence,…

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What Next for Tehran and Trump?

What Next for Tehran and Trump?

Tensions are high following the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, but, in reality, neither side wants a war. In the days since the January 3 assassination of Major General Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, on the orders of US President Donald Trump, the world has anxiously waited to see whether, where and how Tehran would fulfill its pledge to wreak vengeance on the Americans. Thus far, Iran’s strategic response has been limited to threats and mocking tweets from senior leaders. On January 5, Tehran announced that it was discarding…

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Joe Biden’s True Grit and Trump’s Strategic Failure

Joe Biden’s True Grit and Trump’s Strategic Failure

American culture favors violent solutions to nagging problems, but Joe Biden thinks summary justice also requires a strategy to avoid blowback. As vice president to Barack Obama, whose proudest claim to honor and presidential stature was the assassination of Osama bin Laden in 2011, Joe Biden understands what it means at least in terms of political marketing to fulfill the requirements of justice. Commenting on the US drone strike on January 3 that killed two iconic Iranian and Iraqi military leaders, Biden made the following announcement via Twitter: “No American…

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Hate Speech Bill may not Pass (Nigeria’s Senate President – Lawan)

Hate Speech Bill may not Pass (Nigeria's Senate President - Lawan)

With so many reactions going on lately in Nigeria with regards to the recent Hate Speech Bill which a lot of Nigerians frowned at, Here is what the Nigeria’s Senate President Lawan has to say about the issue below. Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Monday night washed off his hands from the controversial Hate Speech and Internet Falsehoods and Manipulations and other related Matters Bill. Lawan said in Abuja at a Luncheon/Media briefing that, the fate of those bills hangs in the public domain, saying if the…

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