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Nigerian Ex- Beauty Queen Shot Dead In US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A  Nigerian ex- beauty queen, Najeebat Sule, has been  shot dead She was  shot  inside her car parked close to her residence at 8800 block of Frankford Avenue Police are yet to arrest the suspect, leaving Sule’s family and friends searching for answers. ‘I can’t think of anything that would make anyone […]

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#EndSARS: No Verified Information Of Death At Lekki Tollgate —US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States of America says there is no concrete evidence of anyone who died from the shots fired by Nigerian Army during the #EndSARS protest at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State on October 2, 2020. This was disclosed in the newly-released: ‘2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Nigeria’. The statement […]

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World Leaders Call For New International Pandemic Treaty

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twenty-five world leaders have thrown their weight behind a proposal from European Council President Charles Michel to draw up a new international treaty on pandemic preparedness in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Leaders including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha signed […]

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U.S. Issues Prospective Irregular Immigrants A Gentle Warning

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The U.S. Department of State has delivered a subtle warning to would-be irregular migrants from Africa, who may be drawing inspiration from the crisis at the country’s southern border A spokesperson of the department, Mr Jalina Porter, who gave the warning, on Friday, said anyone seeking to enter the U.S. should do […]

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Nigerian-Born Adeyemo Officially Becomes First Black US Deputy Secretary Of Treasury

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo has been confirmed as the  deputy secretary of the treasury department by the US senate which makes him the first African American to hold the position Adeyemo’s appointment was announced after a voice vote which is usually deployed when there is little to no opposition Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, […]

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Biden Says Immigrant Surge Seasonal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States (US) President Joe Biden pushed back  on Thursday at claims that flow of undocumented immigrants at the US southern border has reached crisis levels, saying the surge is a mostly seasonal problem that happens each year. “There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border […]

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Tiger Woods Returns Home After Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Former world golf number  one   Tiger  Woods is home from the hospital After shattering his ankle and other leg bones in a rollover crash, the golf great is recuperating at home, he said on Twitter “Happy to report that I am back home and continuing my recovery,” he wrote on Twitter “I am […]

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One Killed In Minneapolis At Site Of George Floyd’s Death – Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A shooting on Saturday night in Minneapolis has left one person dead. The incident unfolded at the same site where black U.S. citizen George Floyd died last May while being apprehended by white police officers, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said. “The victim and the suspect had a verbal disagreement, and […]

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Will Smith Opens Up About Running For President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Will Smith has opened up about possibly running for president at some point in his career, and we wouldn’t put it past him. The 52-year-old has taken on some of the biggest roles in Hollywood, but he may be turning his attention to politics next. Appearing on the Pod Save America podcast, […]

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Okonjo-Iweala Welcomes Apology From Swiss Newspaper Labeling Her, ‘Grandmother’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday accepts an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother. “It is important & timely that they’ve apologised,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in a tweet. She  took  over as the new WTO […]

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UN Amplifies Condemnation Of Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President of the UN General Assembly Amb. Volkan Bozkir has added his voice to the growing condemnation of Friday’s abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria. “I am shocked by today’s kidnapping of 317 girls from their school in northwest Nigeria,” Bozkir tweeted on Friday evening. “This is the third […]

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Canada Agitated By Sexual Assaults During Hotel Quarantine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Canadian government says it is worried  by the multiple hotel sexual assaults involving travelers during COVID-19 quarantine enforcement, but will continue with the programmes, cabinet ministers told the House of Commons. To date, two women have been assaulted after being subject to government quarantine measures. A woman identified as “Sarah” was […]

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4 Texas Board Members Resign Over Failure To Restore Power Outages

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The  board   members of Texas’ power grid  operator declared their resignation on Tuesday after millions of state residents were cut off  power throughout  days of tough   frosty temperatures. The board chair of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Sally Talberg, vice chairman Peter Cramton, finance and audit committee chair Terry Bulger […]

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Trump Acquitted In Historic 2nd Impeachment Trial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The historic second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump in the Senate ended with his acquittal in a 57-43 vote on Saturday. Seven fellow Republicans, including former Majority Leader, MitchMcConnell, voted to convict Trump of the single charge of incitement of insurrection. The Senate trial followed impeachment of the former […]

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Defense Lawyers To Make Case For Trump’s Acquittal On Inciting Capitol Riot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Donald Trump’s defense lawyers will make their case on Friday why the former president is not guilty of inciting last month’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, as the Senate races toward a final vote in his impeachment trial as soon as Saturday. Trump’s lawyer David Schoen said the defense team would […]

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Twitter Places Warning on Trump Post, Says Tweet Glorifies Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Twitter said Friday that President Donald Trump violated its rules against glorifying violence when he tweeted about protests over the death of George Floyd. The company, which is already embroiled in a dispute with the president over what is acceptable on the platform, did not remove the tweet. On Thursday, with fires burning […]

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U.S., Canada Border to Remain Closed For Another 30 Days

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada and the U.S. had agreed to keep their border closed for all non-essential travel for another 30 days. “Canada and the United States have agreed to extend by another 30 days the border measures that are currently in place,” Trudeau said during televised remarks. […]

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Obama to Endorse Biden’s 2020 Presidential Campaign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama will finally endorse his vice president Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the matter. The endorsement was an effort to bring the Democratic Party together ahead of the election. The endorsement is expected to come in a video to be released […]

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About 40 Americans on Quarantine Cruise Ship in Japan Infected With Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new coronavirus is still ravaging unabated as the forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is reportedly being infected. US officials said among 400 people from the US leaving the vessel were docked in Japan. Reports said most are due to depart for the US on two government-chartered aircraft. However, those […]

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Terrorism: Trump Refuses Return Of Ex- IS Propagandist to US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has declined the return of a woman Hoda Muthana who left the country and worked as propagandist for the Islamic State (IS) group. Trump in a tweet said he had consequently instructed the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “not to allow (Hoda Muthana) back into the country”. Mr Pompeo had […]

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