Nigerian political godfathers at war
The typical Nigerian campaign circle revolves around the influence or formidable reach of the persons. Looking at it from another perspective, one can assert that the single issue that has come to define and dominate the typical electioneering or campaign periods in Nigeria right from post-independence period up until 2018 has always been the conversations…
Obama, Bush bid McCain Farewell
Meghan McCain, John McCain’s daughter opened his memorial service with a tearful and impassioned tribute, posing her father’s legacy. She said her father was a “great man” and she encouraged others to live up to his example, setting a tone that echoed the senator’s own fighting spirit as services began yesterday ...
Trump arrives at golf course as McCain funeral underway
US President Donald Trump on Saturday went to one of his golf courses as the final public ceremony honoring late US senator John McCain was underway in Washington. The president's motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Virginia around 11:16am (1516 GMT) while eulogies to McCain were being delivered at his funeral…
McCain returns to US Capitol one last time as colleagues say goodbye
Americans prepared Friday to honor the late national icon John McCain, whose remains were to lay in state in the US Capitol as part of a momentous sendoff for the warrior-turned-politician.
Trump nixed statement praising McCain: report
Donald Trump rejected a statement prepared by his aides that praised John McCain, according to the Washington Post, underscoring the US president's enduring scorn for the late senator and war hero.
Tributes to John McCain, 'American patriot and hero'
Tributes continued to pour in Sunday for John McCain, the former US presidential candidate, veteran senator and war hero who has died at age 81. Here is a selection of key quotes from home and abroad: - US presidents - President Donald Trump: "My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator…
John McCain, war hero and political maverick, dead at 81
John McCain, a war hero and towering figure in American politics, known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died Saturday following a battle with brain cancer.
Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' war hero John McCain
Donald Trump has sacked an aide who said cancer-stricken Senator John McCain's opposition to a presidential nominee did not matter because "he's dying anyway," the White House announced Tuesday.
Trump, Republicans release memo targeting FBI's Russia probe
Donald Trump and his Republican allies unleashed a controversial memo accusing the FBI of bias and abuse of power Friday, intensifying a high-stakes fight between...
The Economist highlights key global themes to watch for this year
The World in 2018, the annual publication from The Economist, predicts that this year will be a nerve-jangling year as people across the world attempt to escape the tensions of politics...