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Assault Weapons

Weekend Review: Federal Judge Overturns Assault Weapons Ban in California

Posted: June 6, 2021 at 11:43 am   /   AFRICA, Article, U.S., WORLD

On Friday, US District Judge Roger Benitez overturned a ban on assault weapons in California. The law was in place for more than 30 years. Benitez argued the “failed experiment” violated constitutional rights. In his decision, he compared an AR-15 to a Swiss army knife, noting they were “good for both home and battle.” He […]

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Twitter

Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely as face-off drags

Posted: June 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, U.S., WORLD

On Friday, the Nigerian government announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter over what it described as “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” The country’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement shared via its Twitter page. “The Minister said the Federal Government […]

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Crisis

Weekend Review: Crisis in Nigeria Worsens with More Violent Abductions

Posted: March 14, 2021 at 9:33 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

Thursday night, gunmen overtook the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state, Nigeria and reportedly kidnapped 39 students. The army was able to rescue 180 students after receiving a distress call from the school during the crisis. Dozens of students were unfortunately taken from the school after an exchange of weapon fire. No group […]

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Weekend Review: Intel Reports Saudi Prince Approved ‘Capture or Kill’ of Jamal Khashoggi

Posted: February 28, 2021 at 11:57 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, U.S., WORLD

A report by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence found that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) “approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill” Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. It confirms speculation which has long implicated MBS as instrumental in Khashoggi’s death and subsequent dismemberment. The report was […]

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Weekend Review: One Last Debate Before Election Day

Posted: October 25, 2020 at 11:08 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, U.S., WORLD

On Thursday night, Pres. Donald Trump and former Vice Pres. Joe Biden debated each other one last debate before Election Day 2020. The two verbally sparred over many of the same issues as in other debates, but with a little less machismo.  Biden used the opportunity to note that Trump has “no clear plan” for […]

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Nigeria: Citizens call for Defense Minister’s Sack Over Comment

Posted: January 30, 2018 at 11:42 am   /   AFRICA, Article, news, Politics

  Nigerians have lampooned the Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen Mansur Dan-Alli (rtd), over his comment on the recent killing in Benue state while demanding his sacking. Dan-Alli had, in his comment after a Security Council meeting in Abuja, attributed the killing in Benue state to the Anti-Open Grazing Law enacted by the state. No fewer […]

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UN Mobilizes Support for Women and Girls in Nigeria

Posted: July 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm   /   AFRICA, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

After Aisha Jummai Alhassan, politician and Minister of Women Affairs in Nigeria, made her plea last week to the People’s Democratic National Caretaker Committee in Abuja to allow the women of Nigeria more opportunities to participate in the nation’s governance and politics, the UN has urged more international support for women and girl’s of the […]

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