Ginsburg Supreme Court: Trump to Name Nominee by Week’s End

Ginsburg Supreme Court: Trump to Name Nominee by Week's End

US President Donald Trump has said he will name his nominee for Supreme Court justice by the end of the week, and urged the Republican-controlled Senate to confirm his choice before the presidential election. The plan has launched a high-stakes battle ahead of the 3 November vote. Mr Trump wants to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal stalwart who died on Friday aged 87, with a conservative. He appears to have secured enough support in the Senate. This would cement a right-leaning majority on the US’s highest court, where justices…

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FinCEN Files: UK Bank May Have Moved Money ‘Linked to Terror Activity’

FinCEN Files: UK Bank May Have Moved Money 'Linked to Terror Activity'

A British bank moved money that may have been linked to terrorist financing, leaked documents show. Standard Chartered Bank processed almost $12m (£9.4m) in payments for Jordan’s Arab Bank from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, Standard Chartered filed a report alerting authorities to more than 900 transactions that it suspected might have been for “illicit activities under the guise of charity”. The report raised concerns about “possible terrorist financing”.The payments were reviewed after a US jury in 2014 found Arab Bank had knowingly provided banking services to the Palestinian militant…

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Building collapse: Exams to go ahead, says Head Teacher

Building collapse: Exams to go ahead, says Head Teacher

Head Teacher of Excel College, Ejigbo in Lagos State, Kehinde Oke, has said the collapsed wing of the school building will not affect the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations. She described the incident as unfortunate but thanked God no life was lost. “First, we are grateful to God that no life was lost when the building collapse. Much as it is natural to feel the pain of such a loss in infrastructure, we give glory to God because we lost no student, staff or anybody at the end of the…

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Spain Calls On Madrid Residents To Restrict Movements Due To COVID-19

Spain Calls On Madrid Residents To Restrict Movements Due To COVID-19

Spain’s health minister on Tuesday called on residents of Madrid to limit their movements and social contacts to the “essential” to put the brakes on a surge in COVID-19 infections, a day after new restrictions came into effect in part of the region. Spain is struggling to contain a second wave of the virus, which has already infected over 670,000 people and claimed over 30,000 lives, one of Europe’s highest tolls. Madrid has become the epicentre of the contagion with a rate of infection of nearly 700 cases per 100,000…

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John Lennon killer Says Sorry For ‘Despicable Act’

John Lennon killer Says Sorry For 'Despicable Act'

Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, has apologized to the late Beatle widow, Yoko Ono, 40 years after his death. Chapman shot Lennon four times outside his New York Manhattan apartment as Ono looked on, in 1980. He was denied parole for the eleventh time following a hearing last month. During the hearing, Chapman said he killed the 40-year-old rock star for “glory” and that he deserved the death penalty. He added that he thinks about the “despicable act” all the time, and accepts he may spend the…

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Edo varsity resumes November 16

Edo varsity resumes November 16

Edo University, Iyamho, has concluded its 2019/2020 academic session online on its CANVAS LMS due to COVID-19. The university will hold its  post-UTME screening on Thursday to admit students for 2020/2021  session. Vice Chancellor Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor said the completion of 2019/2020 session online was in line with the university’s calendar, which was hinged on acquisition and utilization of the Canvas – Learning Management System despite COVID-19. He said the institution will resume on November 16. The university is among the few where academic activities did not shut down due…

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Osinbajo Becomes Granddad As Daughter Damilola, Hubby Welcome Baby

Osinbajo Becomes Granddad As Daughter Damilola, Hubby Welcome Baby

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is now a grandfather after his daughter, Oluwadamilola, welcomed a baby boy with her husband, Oluseun Bakare.  “All glory to GOD!” he tweeted on his handle Monday. “I am now a granddad! My daughter, Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun became parents to a wonderful baby boy this morning!” All glory to GOD!I am now a grand dad! My daughter, Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun became parents to a wonderful baby boy this morning!~YO pic.twitter.com/w7jcRRteQW — Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) September 21, 2020 Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, the…

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OOOUTH Doctors Suspend Strike

OOOUTH Doctors Suspend Strike

The Association of Resident Doctors, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (ARD, OOUTH) has suspended its industrial action after reaching agreement with the State Government on its demands. This was contained in a communique to Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun jointly signed by the President of the association, Dr. Popoola Abiodun and the General Secretary, Dr. Osundara Adewale after an online emergency meeting. The doctors appreciated Abiodun for his kindness. They said further most notable is the agreement Ogun State government reached with ARD, OOUTH and other doctors in Ogun State. It…

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Eerily Empty Taj Mahal After Longest Shutdown

Eerily Empty Taj Mahal After Longest Shutdown

Few people turned up to see the iconic Taj Mahal when it reopened its doors after six months – the longest it has ever been shut. The entrance, which usually has long queues, was largely empty on Monday as officials waited for visitors. New safety measures include a ban on group photos, temperature checks at the entrance and digital tickets. The monument will allow only 5,000 visitors daily as India reports record Covid-19 cases every day. The 17th-Century marble mausoleum was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of…

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‘No Development Without Peace’: Buhari Calls For Unity In Kaduna

‘No Development Without Peace’: Buhari Calls For Unity In Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday asked all indigenes of Kaduna to cooperate with the government and security agencies to secure “peace and harmony in the state.” The President made the plea during his speech at the fifth edition of KADINVEST, Kaduna state’s annual economic and investment forum. Buhari’s call for peace comes amid recent efforts to secure the state from incidents of violent crimes. For example, Southern Kaduna has endured ethnic violence this year, prompting the federal government to send Special Forces to the region. Earlier on Monday Governor Nasir…

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Zendaya makes Emmys History and Sends Message of ‘Hope in Young People’

Zendaya makes Emmys History and Sends Message of 'Hope in Young People'

Former Disney Channel star Zendaya made history on Sunday, becoming the youngest woman to win best actress in a drama series at the Emmys. The 24-year-old picked up the coveted prize for her portrayal of teenage drug addict Rue in HBO’s Euphoria. That was no mean feat given her heavyweight competition. Zendaya saw off Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Ozark’s Laura Linney, The Crown’s Olivia Colman and The Morning Show’s Jennifer Aniston. “I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating,” she said at the…

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The Emotions Star Pamela Hutchinson, Who Sang Best Of My Love, Dies

The Emotions Star Pamela Hutchinson, Who Sang Best Of My Love, Dies

Pamela Hutchinson, a member of the Grammy-winning R&B group The Emotions, has died at the age of 61. She was the youngest sister of the band’s core members Sheila, Wanda and Jeanette Hutchinson, and sang on their biggest hit single Best Of My Love. News of her death was confirmed on The Emotions’ Facebook page. “In loving memory, we are saddened to announce the passing of our sister, Pamela Rose Hutchinson, on Friday, September 18, 2020,” a statement read. “Pam succumbed to health challenges that she’d been battling for several…

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JUST IN: Buhari, Ghana President meet in Abuja

JUST IN: Buhari, Ghana President meet in Abuja

President Muhmmadu Buhari had a closed-door meeting with President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, late Sunday night at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was made public at about 11:36pm on Sunday by Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his Twitter handle. “President @MBuhari receives Ghanian President H.E. @NAkufoAddo tonight in his official residence at the State House, Abuja,” the tweet said. Ahmad, who did not elaborate on purpose of the meeting, however posted a picture of both presidents on a walk. Although tips…

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