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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Today’s News in Brief

NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigeria Today’s News in Brief

“The Federal Government has issued a new set of directives in its bid to accelerate the implementation of the (President Muhammadu) Buhari administration’s new vision for the development of the Niger Delta,” it said in a statement, referring to the contractors’ order.

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USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

USA POLITICS: US Supreme Court’s Ideological Balance At Stake in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight

“Judge Gorsuch may act like a neutral judge but his record shows he harbors a right wing, pro-corporate special interest legal agenda,” Schumer said.

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USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

USA POLITICS: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband George Conway Tipped for Justice Department Post

If confirmed by Senate, George Conway would lead an office that would handle legal challenges to major Trump administration initiatives, such as travel ban.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Government Pressures Labor to Pass Childcare Subsidies Bill

The changes to the childcare system appear likely to be blocked in Senate, because key crossbenchers are concerned they come at the expense of other cuts.

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HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

Jack Guy Lafontant was approved in the Senate by a vote of 20-0, with seven lawmakers abstaining. He still has to be approved by the lower house and its 119 members. A date has not been set for the balloting.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Magu Confirmation Rejected By Senate

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Magu Confirmation Rejected By Senate

The Senate also said Magu should cease to act as chairman of the anti-graft commission and a replacement should be sent by the president for confirmation.

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USA POLITICS: Conservatives Rebel Against Trump-Backed Republican Healthcare Plan

USA POLITICS: Conservatives Rebel Against Trump-Backed Republican Healthcare Plan

Trump, in Twitter, said he was “sure” Rand Paul would “come along with the new and great healthcare program because he knows Obamacare is a disaster!”

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USA POLITICS: Wilbur Ross Easily Wins Senate Confirmation

USA POLITICS: Wilbur Ross Easily Wins Senate Confirmation

U.S. Senate voted 72-27 to confirm Wilbur Ross the 79-year-old corporate turnaround expert’s nomination, with strong support from Democrats.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Confirmation Hearing Postponed

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Confirmation Hearing Postponed

The confirmation process for Regina Lopez is anticipated because of the uproar she has caused in the mining sector, with calls from miners for her to be removed.

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USA POLITICS: Official! Tom Perez New DNC Chairman

USA POLITICS: Official! Tom Perez New DNC Chairman

“We are suffering from a crisis of confidence, a crisis of relevance,” Tom Perez, a favorite of former Obama administration officials, told DNC members.

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USA POLITICS: Thomas Edward Perez Biography

USA POLITICS: Thomas Edward Perez Biography

Tom Perez was born in New York on October 7, 1961. 2013 Barack Obama nominated Thomas Perez to be Secretary of Labor. Read Thomas Edward Perez Biography.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki Meets Buhari in London As Sick Leave Continues

NIGERIA POLITICS: Saraki Meets Buhari in London As Sick Leave Continues

“This evening President Buhari met with Senate President @bukolasaraki, at Abuja House,” the official @NGRPresident Twitter account wrote.

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USA POLITICS: Mick Mulvaney Confirmed Trump’s Budget Director

USA POLITICS: Mick Mulvaney Confirmed Trump’s Budget Director

The vote came as Republican Senator John McCain opposed Mick Mulvaney along with 46 Democrats and two independents.

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USA POLITICS: Republicans Push for Flynn to Testify Before Congress

USA POLITICS: Republicans Push for Flynn to Testify Before Congress

Senator Lindsey Graham, a top Republican voice on foreign policy who has been a Trump critic, called for a broader bipartisan congressional investigation.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

BRAZIL POLITICS: Court Probes Jose Sarney, Juca, Calheiros

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot had earlier this week accused ex-President Jose Sarney, who now sits in the Senate, along with Senators Romero Juca and Renan Calheiros of conducting “political maneuvers” in a bid to hamper the massive investigation, known as Operation Carwash.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Jeff Sessions Becomes Attorney General

USA POLITICS: Official: Jeff Sessions Becomes Attorney General

“Denigrating people who disagree with us, I think, is not a healthy trend for our body,” Senator Jeff Sessions said, referring to the Senate.

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USA POLITICS: Here’s Coretta Scott King Letter Elizabeth Warren Was Prevented From Reading in Senate

USA POLITICS: Here’s Coretta Scott King Letter Elizabeth Warren Was Prevented From Reading in Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced on Tuesday night during the Senate debate over the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General after she quoted a letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in which King spoke out against Sessions’ character, the Washington Post and other outlets reported.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Betsy DeVos Wins Senate Confirmation Vote

USA POLITICS: Official: Betsy DeVos Wins Senate Confirmation Vote

President Donald Trump’s choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ambassadorial Nominees Screening Disrupted By Power Outage

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ambassadorial Nominees Screening Disrupted By Power Outage

Power outage at the Nigerian Senate disrupted the screening of non-career ambassadorial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick Andrew Puzder Employed Illegal Immigrant

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick Andrew Puzder Employed Illegal Immigrant

Andrew Puzder chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, is one of Trump nominees who faced strong opposition from Senate Democrats and progressive groups.

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