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Here’s Why Saraki, Tambuwal Left APC: Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu: “For Saraki to talk about lack of governance is for him to deny who he is and the position he holds. This man stands as Nigeria’s Number 3 citizen. Clothed is he in ample power and influence. If he saw areas where government and the nation needed help, he could have easily applied his energies to these areas. He could have drafted legislation and easily got laws passed.”

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu - Bola Ahmed Tinubu - Latest News - Headlines - Nigeria Rendezvous

Here’s Why Saraki, Tambuwal Left APC: Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu: “For Saraki to talk about lack of governance is for him to deny who he is and the position he holds. This man stands as Nigeria’s Number 3 citizen. Clothed is he in ample power and influence. If he saw areas where government and the nation needed help, he could have easily applied his energies to these areas. He could have drafted legislation and easily got laws passed.”

Jacob Zuma - South Africa News Africa Headline

South Africa Graft Probe Hearings Put ANC On Trial

Justice Zondo has vowed that the investigation into the so-called “state capture”, will be carried out thoroughly regardless of who is being investigated.

“I will investigate anybody and everybody no matter who he or she is. This commission will do its job properly. We owe that to the people of South Africa.” he said earlier this year.

Yemi Osinbajo - Nigeria Headline News Today

Yemi Osinbajo Will Not Be President Yet: Here’s Why

DSS boss Lawal Musa Daura has long been seen as one of the officials denting the government’s reputation because of the agency’s alleged excesses. Critics wondered why President Buhari failed to take action against Mr Daura. By contrast Mr Osinbajo did not delay. He called Mr Daura’s actions “unacceptable” and “a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order”.

John Magufuli - Tanzania Politics News Headlines

Tanzania Slams US Criticism Of Election Violence, Irregularities

The US cited “election violence and irregularities” aimed at the opposition after local elections were held on Sunday to replace officials who had either resigned or died. Tanzania is an “independent” country and will not be “intimidated”, the ruling party said after the US expressed concern about the conduct of 70 recent by-elections.

Asia-Pacific

Malcolm Turnbull - Australian News - Australia Headline Story

Turnbull Weakens Australia Climate Accord Commitment

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday stripped requirements for reducing greenhouse emissions from his centerpiece energy policy in the face of political opposition, although the country remains a signatory to the Paris Agreement.

“The legislation to move forward with the emissions component of the National Energy Guarantee will not be able to pass the House of Representatives,” Turnbull told reporters in Canberra.

Maria Butina - Russian Activist

Russian Activist Maria Butina In US Jail Moved to Another Prison Without Warning

“We have more and more questions to the U.S. justice system,” the Russian embassy says in a Facebook post. “Should allegations pressed against Maria Butina before the actual trial condemn her to practices that are slightly below torture? It seems that the reason behind the US decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council was to give the US authorities green light for such provocations.”

August 1968 Soviet Tanks Crush The Prague Spring

August 1968 Soviet Tanks Crush The Prague Spring

In August 1968 Soviet tanks rolled into communist Czechoslovakia to crush a burgeoning democratic reform movement known as the Prague Spring. Here is a recap of the shock intervention that reined in the Soviet satellite state, its aspirations for democracy warded off for another 20 years.

Rodrigo Duterte and His Daughter Sara Duterte - Philippine News

Philippine President Duterte Political Dynasties Taking Shape

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape. Nine months away from mid-term elections that could determine the success or failure of his presidency, his daughter, Sara Duterte, is fast emerging as a power-broker who is aiming to shore up support for his ambitious policy agenda, and, say some experts and insiders, his eventual succession.

Europe

Pierre Moscovici - EU News

Brexit Vote Reversible: EU Minister Moscovici

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union could “in theory” be reversed although there is a still a strong probability it will go ahead, said the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Monday.

If there would definitely be a deal between Britain and the European Union regarding the terms of Brexit, Moscovici also replied: “Not necessarily.”

Julian Dunkerton - UK News

Dunkerton Co-founders Superdry Gives £1m For New EU Referendum

Multi-millionaire Julian Dunkerton said he was backing the People’s Vote campaign because “we have a genuine chance to turn this around”. “I will be paying for one of the most detailed polling exercises ever undertaken by a campaign so that more and more people have the confidence to demand the democratic right for their voice to be heard.”

August 1968 Soviet Tanks Crush The Prague Spring

August 1968 Soviet Tanks Crush The Prague Spring

In August 1968 Soviet tanks rolled into communist Czechoslovakia to crush a burgeoning democratic reform movement known as the Prague Spring. Here is a recap of the shock intervention that reined in the Soviet satellite state, its aspirations for democracy warded off for another 20 years.

Sadiq Khan - UK - London News

London Mayor Khan Seeks Disaster Planners Over No-Deal Brexit

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organisation that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British capital to assess the impact of a “no-deal” Brexit on access to medicines and food and on law and order.

“Even ministers now admit that crashing out of the EU with no deal is now more likely than ever,” London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement. “We are now left with no choice but to plan for a no-deal scenario.”

Middle East

Donald Trump holds up a presidential memorandum announcing US withdrawal from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement

Iran to EU: Save Nuclear Deal Now

“Europeans and other signatories of the deal have been trying to save the deal … but the process has been slow. It should be accelerated,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. “Iran relies mainly on its own capabilities to overcome America’s new sanctions,” he told a news conference broadcast on state TV.

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Trump: US Ended ‘Ridiculous’ $230m Development Payment to Syria

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump: “The United States has ended the ridiculous 230 Million Dollar yearly development payment to Syria. Saudi Arabia and other rich countries in the Middle East will start making payments instead of the U.S. I want to develop the U.S., our military and countries that help us!”

IRAN Nuclear DEAL - News Headlines

Russia, China Say They Will Honour Iran Nuclear Deal

Russia and China have reiterated that they will continue their commitment to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and will maintain their cooperation and relations with Iran in the face of new US sanctions.

“Russia continues to consistently implement its commitments under the JCPOA… We reiterate our decisive commitment to take all the necessary measures to preserve and fully implement the JCPOA,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

US-made bomb found at site of Saudi raid on Yemeni school bus

Confirmed! Saudi Used US-Made Bombs to Kill Yemeni Children

Munitions experts have confirmed that a bomb used by Saudi Arabia in last week’s attack on a school bus in Yemen that killed dozens of children had been supplied by the US. The experts told CNN on Friday that the bomb was a 227-kilogram laser-guided Mark 82 bomb.

USA, Americas, Canada

Donald Trump - USA - US NEWS HEADLINES

Russia Probe McCarthyism At Its ‘WORST’: Trump

“The failing @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours of testimony to the Special Councel, he must be a John Dean type ’RAT,’” Trump wrote, misspelling the word “counsel. “But I allowed him and all others to testify – I didn’t have to. I have nothing to hide …”

Maria Butina - Russian Activist

Russian Activist Maria Butina In US Jail Moved to Another Prison Without Warning

“We have more and more questions to the U.S. justice system,” the Russian embassy says in a Facebook post. “Should allegations pressed against Maria Butina before the actual trial condemn her to practices that are slightly below torture? It seems that the reason behind the US decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council was to give the US authorities green light for such provocations.”

Brazilian Border Town Angry Residents Attack Venezuelan Immigrant

Brazilian Border Town Angry Residents Attack Venezuelan Immigrants

“The people here are up in arms. They are burning the belonging of Venezuelans who were camped out here,” Ismael said. He said police were looking for the four men.

“Out, out, out! Go back to Venezuela,” demonstrators shouted at the Venezuelans as they rushed passed the border post carrying what they could, video images distributed by the Roraima government showed.

Brazilian army soldiers stationed at Pacaraima to help maintain order asked Venezuelan immigrants to return across the border for their own safety, Castro said.

George Papadopoulos - US News

US Robert Mueller Recommends 6 Months Jail For Papadopoulos

“The defendant’s crime was serious and caused damage to the government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s memo said.

Political Opinion

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu - Bola Ahmed Tinubu - Latest News - Headlines - Nigeria Rendezvous

Here’s Why Saraki, Tambuwal Left APC: Bola Tinubu

Yemi Osinbajo - Nigeria Headline News Today

Yemi Osinbajo Will Not Be President Yet: Here’s Why

Omoyele Sowore

Africa Action Congress (AAC) Will Transform Nigerian Democracy

Politicians Political Quotes

Ike Ekweremadu

‘My Hands Are Clean’: Ike Ekweremadu Political Quote

Ike Ekweremadu political quote: “So, when Justice Innocent Umezulike and his cohorts wrote a petition to the EFCC that I was given money to go and develop the south-east zone and I used it to buy 32 properties, I laughed at them because nobody gives you money to go and develop your house let alone developing a zone. Nobody has ever given me money to do any contract. So, my hands are clean. But if the EFCC wants me to come and answer that, I am prepared to answer any call from anybody as a responsible citizen. Even at that, I will continue to advocate justice, rule of law, and equity.”

Books > Politics & Government

Unhinged An Insider's Account of the Trump White House By Omarosa Manigault Newman

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House By Omarosa Manigault Newman

“I didn’t want to believe it,” Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman writes. “I rejected what other people said about him because they didn’t know him like I did. I had to go through the pain of witnessing his racism with my own eyes, and hearing it with my own ears, many times, until I couldn’t deny it any longer.” The accusations are among a long list of scandalous claims contained in her new book, “Unhinged,”

Fractured Continent Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crisis and the Fate of the West By William Drozdiak

“Europeans and Americans alike would benefit from heeding Drozdiak’s warning: That European unification may go into reverse and unravel due to blinkered nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic.” –Politico Europe

“…fascinating…” –International New York Times

Red Notice How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No. 1 Enemy By Bill Browder

“A sizzling account of Mr Browder’s rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic financier to renowned human-rights activist … Reads more like a financial thriller than a real-life story.” (The Economist).

“The story of Sergei Magnitsky’s life and death is a shocking true-life thriller, and Bill Browder was the man to write it.” (Tom Stoppard).

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

Records of the Emirates 1820–1960 12 Volume Hardback Set Including Boxed Genealogical Table and Maps: Primary Documents, 1820-[1960] By P. Tuson

In these 8000 pages Archive Editions presents a key selection of facsimile original British government documents detailing the history and development of the United Arab Emirates from 1820 to modern times.

Diplomacy & Foreign Policy

Justin Trudeau - Canada Politics Headline Story

Saudi Arabia, Canada Feud Gets Out of Control

Bashar al-Assad - Syria News - Bashar al Assad - Syrian

Iranian Delegation in Syria For Post-War Ties

Moon Jae-in - Kim Jong Un - South Korea - North Korea

North, South Korea To Hold Summit In Pyongyang

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How Catalina Sales Boosts Her Son Yaiser Chance to Gain US Asylum

Catalina Sales, who entered the United States illegally on May 30, made a difficult choice: She refused to sign a paper agreeing that if she were deported, her son Yaiser would accompany her back to Guatemala. She wanted to give him the chance, she said, to pursue asylum in the United States even if she is sent back.

Yaiser’s attorney, Jan Peter Weiss, visited him at the Florida facility on Saturday. “He is very sad,” said Weiss. “He asked about his mother every other sentence. ‘Is my mother alright? What do you think is going to happen to her?’”

Kem Monovithya - Cambodia News

Exiles Seek Global Scrutiny of Cambodian Political Crackdown

Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family’s home in Phnom Penh.

“He told me: ‘They’re handcuffing me now,’” Kem Monovithya, 36, recalled.

Letty Stegall - Leticia Stegall, right, poses with her husband, Steve Stegall, and her daughter, Jennifer Uscanga

Un-American!

Letty Stegall’s face only appears on a screen, and her words come in unreliable cell connections and a barrage of texts. Lives once lived together are divided by some 1,600 miles. A woman who married an American and gave birth to an American and who came to think of herself as American, too, is now deported to her native Mexico. Stegall’s husband is depressed and has taken to clutching a pink teddy bear in bed, when he’s not hustling to maintain their business. Stegall’s in-laws, who built lives in Kansas City like their parents before them, have put off retiring to their lake house because they’re needed at the bar to fill in for the woman they consider a daughter.

Most of all, though, a teen who thinks of her mom as her best friend has been left without her confidante.

Lydia Joshua - Boko Haram Captive

My Life Story: Lydia Joshua (Chibok Girl)

Lydia Joshua, one of the 276 girls kidnapped at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, 2014, has disclosed that during the three years she spent in the captivity, she only drank water when it rained. Joshua was among the captives released through a negotiation with the Boko Haram sect in 2017. She is now trying to adjust to life outside the strange environment. She narrated her experience in bondage and the plight of those who are yet to be free.