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The stand back and stand by order: An African coupist in The 45th POTUS

Leaders that divide their people along ethnic, religious or whatever line are nothing but tyrants. Leaders unite their followers the more. Tyrants automatically employ "militiaristic divide and conquered tactics".

US Election: Electoral College affirms Biden’s victory over Trump

With the elections results now affirmed, in what comes next in the U.S. electoral process, the Congress will formally receive and tally the Electoral College votes and again confirm Mr Biden’s win on January 6. The official oath of office is slated for January 20.

Religious freedom: Nigeria to tackle US concerning blacklist – FG

“The ministry wishes to assure that the Nigerian government will engage the U.S government to express its displeasure and request that Nigeria be removed from the list,”

U.S. ends exchange programs with China, calling them ‘propaganda’

"While other programs funded under the auspices of the MECEA are mutually beneficial, the five programs in question are fully funded and operated by the (Chinese) government as soft power propaganda tools,"

U.S. reports 130,000 new coronavirus cases, fourth straight daily record

Illinois emerged as the new epicentre in the Midwest, with the state reporting over 60,000 COVID-19 infections in the last seven days, the highest in the country

Dollar in narrow range ahead of U.S. election, pound weakens

"Dollar/yen will likely remain quiet for today and tomorrow, due to the election," Daiwa Securities chief FX strategist Mitsuo Imaizumi said, but added any dispute over vote count could lead to volatility.

U.S. seizes Iranian missiles, slaps Iran-related sanctions on 11 entities

Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said on Thursday that the unsealing of the Justice Department's complaints was "divorced from politics."

US Election: Early votes hit 69.6m, half of 2016 total ballots

“Not only are people voting, but they are voting over a longer period of time, thereby spreading out the workload of election officials,” McDonald said in a statement.

U.S. agency needs new powers to protect local news industry: Senator

The chief executives of Facebook (FB.O) Twitter (TWTR.N) and Alphabet-owned Google (GOOGL.O) will testify Wednesday at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing that is expected to discuss their impact on local journalism.

U.S. early voting tops 60 million as historic pace continues

U.S. voters have already cast more early votes during this presidential campaign than they did in all of 2016 when they passed the 47 million mark earlier this month, data shows.

US slams sanctions on China’s biggest chip manufacturer

The latest move marks a shift in US policy from earlier this year, when applicants seeking “military end user” licences to sell to SMIC were told by the commerce department that the licences weren’t necessary, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Pompeo warns local U.S. politicians to be alert to Chinese ‘influence and espionage’

Pompeo's speech immediately triggered an outcry from Democratic lawmakers who accused him of using taxpayer money to solidify political support for Trump and, potentially, himself.

‘We reject your interference in our political process’ — Kogi protests US visa ban

“Let it be noted that we are not challenging your visa bans in any way, whoever they may affect and for how long, but we do register the strongest protest possible as a State to the collateral and unwarranted interference in our political and social processes which it represents.”

U.S. plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccine immediately after regulators authorize it

Our goal at Operation Warp Speed, is that 24 hours after (regulatory authorization) is issued, we have vaccine moving to administration sites," one of the officials said.

Breaking: US slams visa ban on election riggers in Nigeria

These individuals have so far operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and have undermined democratic principles.”

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Nigerian repatriated from Germany to US risks 30 years jail term for multiple money scams

The US Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs of the Department’s Criminal Division provided significant assistance in securing the defendant’s extradition from Germany.

Police officer fired for pepper-spraying Black army officer in ‘horrifying’ traffic stop captured on film

police officer Joe Gutierrez was terminated from service after an internal investigation concluded that the police department’s “policy was not followed” and pepper spray was used against Lieutenant Caron Nazario, officials of Windsor, Virginia, said in a statement.

Nigerian stocks fall further, investors lose N30bn

The financial services industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart with 607.22 million shares valued at N6.07bn traded in 10,125 deals, thus contributing 68.46 per cent and 65.99 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

Buhari’s late driver not detained, tortured – DSS

The DSS spokesman, therefore, urged the public to disregard the fake news trending on the online platform.