Op-ed: Biden has a historic opportunity in the Middle East to foster peace and economic progress

President Biden’s long years of Senate and White House experience taught him that the Middle East could be quicksand for his presidential ambitions. So, it was no accident his Mideast goals were modest and aimed at avoiding resource-draining distractions from his domestic ambitions and international priorities: recharging the U.S. economy and rallying European and Asian… Continue reading Op-ed: Biden has a historic opportunity in the Middle East to foster peace and economic progress

Ortom is not someone I take very seriously, he is using the Federal Government as a punching bag to distract attention from his failures – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has lashed out at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state who he described as a failure. Speaking after a video of Ortom addressing protesters after some killings in Benue State was played during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group, El-Rufai stated that the Benue state Governor is… Continue reading Ortom is not someone I take very seriously, he is using the Federal Government as a punching bag to distract attention from his failures – El-Rufai

Afaka students: Nigerians hit el-Rufai hard over bombardment comment, say he’s insensitive

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has come under fire for his revelation that he was ready to sacrifice some students of the College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of the state in order to neutralise bandits who abducted them. For many Nigerians, el-rufai’s revelation was not just insensitive, lacking in good… Continue reading Afaka students: Nigerians hit el-Rufai hard over bombardment comment, say he’s insensitive

Here’s who would benefit most from student loan forgiveness

As a result, they would be the biggest winners if President Joe Biden decides to cancel some or all of their loans. Outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. has climbed to $1.7 trillion, a balance that is not evenly distributed among college graduates. Certain groups are far more burdened than others. President Joe Biden… Continue reading Here’s who would benefit most from student loan forgiveness

What’s next for Israel? 70% of Israelis see a fifth election happening

governing coalition with enough support from multiple parties means another politician will get a shot at trying it again — with another 28-day deadline. The process goes like this: After Netanyahu’s unsuccessful efforts, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin had the choice of either kicking the task of government formation to the full parliament, called the Knesset;… Continue reading What’s next for Israel? 70% of Israelis see a fifth election happening

If Tinubu becomes president, I’ll cease to be Nigerian – Bode George

Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George has vowed to cease being a Nigerian should national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu become President. George said this on Friday May 7, while featuring on a Channels Television programme. He also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate… Continue reading If Tinubu becomes president, I’ll cease to be Nigerian – Bode George

Justice Department: Arizona Senate Audit, Recount May Violate Federal Law

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday expressed concerns that a controversial audit and recount of the November election in Arizona’s Maricopa County may be out of compliance with federal laws. Pamela Karlan, the principal deputy assistant attorney general with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, wrote in a letter that federal officials see two… Continue reading Justice Department: Arizona Senate Audit, Recount May Violate Federal Law

Keisha Lance Bottoms Won’t Run For Reelection As Atlanta Mayor

In a move that shocked Georgia political circles, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she would not seek re-election later this year. The first term executive had been raising money, including holding a virtual fundraiser with President Joe Biden, for her reelection. On Thursday night, Bottoms published a lengthy open letter and slickly produced video… Continue reading Keisha Lance Bottoms Won’t Run For Reelection As Atlanta Mayor

Insecurity is a result of the failure of past leaders – Governor Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has said that the failure of past Nigerian leaders to address the future of young people is responsible for the present insecurity in the country. Governor Umahi said this when he appeared on Channels Television on Thursday, May 6. According to the governor, it is not proper to blame… Continue reading Insecurity is a result of the failure of past leaders – Governor Umahi

U.S. sends more firepower to Middle East as troops withdraw from Afghanistan

The Pentagon has ramped up its military assets in the Middle East as U.S. and NATO coalition forces begin the colossal task of withdrawing from Afghanistan. This week, two more U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers arrived at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, bringing the total number of B-52s on standby to respond… Continue reading U.S. sends more firepower to Middle East as troops withdraw from Afghanistan