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8 May
The US Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a national abortion rights law -- a process likely doomed to fail -- after a leaked draft decision signalled the Supreme Court's readiness
18 Dec 2021
US lawmakers confirmed Rahm Emanuel as the country's next ambassador to Japan Saturday, after a contentious nomination process
9 Oct 2021
The US Senate voted Thursday to stave off a credit default that would have sparked a recession and roiled world markets as Democrats and Republicans agreed to a stop-gap fix
19 Mar 2021
The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Xavier Becerra, California's attorney general, to be US secretary of health, the first Latino to head the department now leading the nation's Covid-19 fight.
5 Mar 2021
Armed US National Guard troops patrolled the US Capitol on Thursday after officials warned of a new attack plot by extremists, but the feared show of force by those still...
13 Feb 2021
The US Senate voted Saturday to allow witnesses at the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, a surprise move likely to extend the proceedings, even as the top Republican senator
9 Feb 2021
The historic second impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened in the US Senate on Tuesday, with prosecutors vowing to win a conviction based on the "cold, hard facts"
26 Mar 2020
The US Senate unanimously passed the nation's largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday, a $2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy all ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.
20 Nov 2019
The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting "human rights and democracy" in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, angering China which promptly summoned a US diplomat and threatened countermeasures.
20 Nov 2019
The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting "human rights and democracy" in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, signaling anger with Beijing...
20 Jun 2019
The US Senate will vote Thursday on whether to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, a lawmaker said...
2 Dec 2017
US Senate Republicans narrowly passed landmark tax reform early Saturday, a critical step toward delivering a monumental legislative victory for President Donald Trump in his first year in office.

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Political stakeholders under the auspices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Sokoto state have advocated for improved security in the Northwest zone ahead of the 2023 general elections. They made the call during an interactive session with the Northwest zonal officials while on a fact-finding tour of the region. This was contained in a…
17 mins ago
Oil-rich Angola on Thursday unveiled a new production unit that will increase fourfold the output at its sole refinery as it seeks to reduce dependency on fuel imports. The new plant will bump up Angola's fuel production to 1,580,000 litres a day, contributing to a 15 percent reduction in annual imports, according to state oil…
20 mins ago
Boris Johnson resigned on Thursday as leader of Britain's Conservative party, triggering a race to succeed him as prime minister after a frenzied 48 hours which saw dozens desert his scandal-hit government. Johnson acknowledged it was "clearly the will of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader of that party, and…
22 mins ago
Although Boris Johnson has been one of the West's most vocal supporters of Ukraine following Russia's invasion, experts say the British prime minister's Thursday resignation will not diminish London's backing for Kyiv. [AD] "Boris Johnson has been the frontman for this policy, but it's whole-of-British-government policy," said Peter Ricketts, a former UK national security advisor…
26 mins ago
The Rotary Club of Falomo on Thursday gifted 25 baby cots worth millions of naira to the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital in Lagos State. The gesture, which is one of the seven areas of the Club’s focus for the year, was aimed at addressing the maternal and childcare needs of the hospital. District Governor, Rotary…