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U.S. Orders Chinese State Media to Cut Staff in the U.S. by 40%

The Trump administration is ordering four Chinese state-owned news outlets to cut their Chinese staff in the U.S. by about 40%, amid a broader response to Beijing’s restrictions on American journalists and the expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters last month. Starting March 13, the four outlets will be allowed to employ a combined

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Sen Diri sworn in as Bayelsa governor, dedicates victory to God

Sen. Douye Diri of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) on Friday took the oath of office as Governor of Bayelsa. Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kate Abiri, administered the oath of office for the Bayelsa governor, and his Deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. The swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Government House, Yenagoa, was a huge

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Apex Court nullifies Bayelsa APC Lyon’s election, declares PDP winner

The Apex Court on Thursday has nullified the election of APC Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. Chief David Lyon was to be sworn-in on Friday. In preparation for the inauguration, the PDP flag was on Thursday morning removed from the Bayelsa Government House. The five-man panel

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German leader Angela Merkel’s designated successor quits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s designated successor has unexpectedly thrown in the towel, plunging her conservative party into deeper crisis as it struggles to agree on its future political direction after losing votes to the far right. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told leading members of the Christian Democratic Union that she will not be seeking the chancellorship in next

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DSP Omo-Agege to chair Senate 57- member Constitution review committee

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central), is to chair the 57-member Constitution Review Committee named by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Principal Officers of the Senate that constitute members of the Steering committee as well as members of the panel are the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi; Deputy

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INEC deregisters 74 political parties (Full list)

 The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has deregistered 74 out of Nigeria’s 92 political parties for their lackluster performance in the 2019 general elections. Some of the deregistered parties include All Blending Party, Advanced Allied Party, We the People Nigeria, Sustainable National Party and Youth Party. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who made the declaration at

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Ohuabunwa urges FG to honour Arthur Nwankwo for ‘heroic role in defense of democracy’

Anietie Udobit Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has urged the Federal Government to set up a national monument in honour of Dr Arthur Nwakwo for his heroic role in the defense of our democracy. He described the death of the former National Vice Chairman of National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, Dr. Arthur Nwankwo, as a huge loss to Nigeria

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U.S. Senate acquits Trump in historic vote as re-election campaign looms

President Donald Trump was acquitted on Wednesday in his U.S. Senate impeachment trial, saved by fellow Republicans who rallied to protect him nine months before he asks voters in a deeply divided America to give him a second White House term. The businessman-turned-politician, 73, survived only the third presidential impeachment trial in

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