Understanding the American three-stage presidential election
The United States presidential election of November 3, 2020, eclipsed the election at the same time for all seats of the U.S. House of Representatives, one-third of the seats in the Senate
Biden to start naming cabinet picks Tuesday as Trump resists
US President-elect Joe Biden will name on Tuesday the first picks to be part of his administration, his chief of staff said, even as Donald Trump continues to evoke unsubstantiated fraud
Biden’s transition team denied access to classified information, state department, others
After last week’s presidential election, Joe Biden’s transition team is considering legal action over a federal agency’s delay in recognising the Democrat’s victory over President Donald Trump, a Biden official has said. The General Services Administration (GSA) generally recognises a presidential candidate when it becomes clear who has won an election so that a transition…
Two Nigerians, Agbaje, Oye win in U.S. election
Two Nigerian-Americans have won their respective positions in the ongoing United States general elections. Nine Nigerian-Americans had vied for different positions in the election, with two already declared winners. At the federal level, Oye Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara State and mother from Oyo State, has been elected as a shadow (non-voting) Representative out…
Nigeria lobbies U.S., South Korea, others for Okonjo-Iweala
Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum, has said Nigeria is reaching out to the United States of America (USA) and South Korea to have Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The Joe would be President
Born on November 20, 1942, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.’s political career started in 1969, at the age of 27 when he was elected a Councillor. In 1972, at only 29, he beat Caleb Boggs, the Republican incumbent, to get into the Senate, defying the odds stacked against him, which at a time was 30 percentage…
Farewell to all that?
America will decide on November 3 whether to re-elect the 74-year old Republican President, Donald Trump, or to choose 77-year old Democrat, Joe Biden, as its new leader. Both are the oldest ever presidential candidates in the United States (US) history. The choice could not be starker. A tale of two septuagenarians Trump has ruled…
9 Nigerians running in Tuesday’s U.S. elections
No fewer than nine Nigerian Americans are on the ballot in Tuesday’s general elections in the United States, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...
Sign of the times: Biden, Trump fans steal, damage placards
The millions of signs that Americans place on their lawns during election season are increasingly being vandalized or removed by disgruntled neighbors, a sign of the acutely hostile political climate. After signs expressing support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden disappeared twice from a road outside Newtown, Pennsylvania, Gayle Share-Raab covered the next one in vaseline…
Trump walks unassisted, with mask, to helicopter for hospitalization
President Donald Trump walked out of the White House unassisted and wearing a mask Friday to the Marine One helicopter to be transported to the hospital for Covid-19 treatment.
Trump campaign events postponed or virtual after Covid diagnosis
US President Donald Trump's campaign events ahead of the November election will be held virtually or postponed after he tested positive for Covid-19, his campaign manager said Friday.