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January 2019
Shooting

America’s Painful New Normal: 14 Dead After Three Mass Shootings In Four Days

Posted: January 31, 2019 at 4:09 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Mass shootings have become America’s deadly new normal. Over a span of four days last week, three separate mass shootings in different parts of the country left 14 people dead. January 23rd: Florida bank shooting leaves 5 dead In Sebring, Florida, a 21-year-old white male entered a SunTrust Bank and executed five women with a […]

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Saraki

Nigeria: 2019 Elections And Saraki’s Many Hurdles

Posted: January 31, 2019 at 3:29 am   /   AFRICA, Article

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, faces arguably one of the toughest battles of his political career ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections, and analysts predict his relevance in Nigerian politics after the polls will be determinative of how well he gets over the hump. A war against years of ineffective governance or revolt against […]

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Maduro

Constitutional Crisis In Venezuela As US Backed Uprising

Posted: January 28, 2019 at 8:13 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

“I am not the attorney general. It will be the job of the attorney general, it will be up to the courts to determine the steps to follow, and we’ll see. This pertains to the justice system,” embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told CNN during an interview on Sunday after a week of protest which […]

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Government

Weekend Review: Trump Caves, Signs Bill To End Government Shutdown

Posted: January 27, 2019 at 4:22 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

The longest government shutdown in American history ended on Friday when President Trump announced legislation to fund the federal government through February 15 without funding for a border wall. If all goes as is seemingly planned, furloughed workers will be able to return to work on Monday. Trump signed legislation to guarantee federal workers receive […]

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Covington

Condoning White Supremacy: How The Media Rushed To Excuse Covington Catholic Incident

Posted: January 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Lifestyle

Last week by the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital, a standoff between students from Covington Catholic high school and Native Americans threw America into a racial whirlwind. For a moment, it seemed like everyone had chosen a side and was ready to go to war over who was right and who was wrong. Initially, […]

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Tshisekedi

DR Congo: Felix Tshisekedi Sworn In As President

Posted: January 24, 2019 at 11:40 am   /   AFRICA, Article

The Democratic Republic of Congo has sworn in opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as the newly elected President of the country. Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony marks the first time DR Congo would witness a peaceful power transition since its independence. The country DR Congo has not seen a peaceful transfer of power since independence from colonial Belgium […]

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Vote Buying

Hungry Electorate, Vote Buying, And Nigeria’s Money Bags Corrupt Politicians 

Posted: January 22, 2019 at 5:04 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion, Politics

The Nigeria General Elections have had the citizens divided into chaotic classes of choice, preferences, and opinions. The electorate, in the firm clinch of their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, has, so far, declared themselves the winner of the preferential debates. And they are right. The  PVC is the primary object of the voter’s electoral decisions, […]

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Shutdown

Week In Review: Government Shutdown Stretches On

Posted: January 21, 2019 at 8:59 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

The partial government shutdown is in day 30 of the longest in U.S. history. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 10,000 applications for unemployment compensation were received from federal employees in the first week of the year, a number which doubled from the week before. Those who have been required to continue work […]

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Asylum

The Big Business Of Detaining Asylum Seekers And Refugees in America

Posted: January 20, 2019 at 6:07 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

There are an estimated 68.5 million people worldwide escaping areas which have been destabilized by war and political corruption. A credible asylum claim allows a person the right to cross many international borders to seek protection without facing criminal charges or having their children taken and interned separately from them. Crossing into the U.S. for […]

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Religion

Religion And Nigeria’s Degenerated Politics

Posted: January 18, 2019 at 12:29 pm   /   AFRICA, Article

There have often been connotations of distress and wariness in discussing issues of religion, especially in a multi-religious state like Nigeria. The polarity and delicateness of the subject have portrayed a very tortuous and dreadful image for analysts and public opinion writers. Not that there are some legal or cultural restrictions on religious discourse. No. […]

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