Thursday, 1st June 2023


25 May
The United States on Thursday warned Sudan's warring parties after violations of a ceasefire negotiated by Washington with Saudi Arabia. The State Department acknowledged that a monitoring group, set up after talks in Jeddah that led the declaration of a one-week truce, had detected the use of artillery, drones and military aircraft as well as fighting both in the capital Khartoum and in Darfur.
24 May
President Joe Biden offered to freeze government spending at current levels during crunch debt talks with Republicans, which would reduce the deficit by $1 trillion, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday.
16 May
The US government is facing increased borrowing costs due to the political crisis surrounding the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday.
14 May
It is broadly assumed or even believed that the only effect of the Ukraine’s conflict with Russia on Africa is almost exclusively on the shortage of food and its contingent crises. Even the disruption of the global value chain already underway by America’s favoured de-coupling was further complicated by the conflict.
12 May
British businessman Mike Lynch has been extradited to the United States to stand trial over an alleged multi-billion-dollar fraud linked to the 2011 sale of software firm Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard, the UK said Friday.
21 Apr
South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol heads to Washington Monday, as the allies bolster military cooperation -- including with US regional partner Japan -- over North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons programme.
10 Apr
China simulated "sealing off" Taiwan during a third day of wargames around the self-ruled island on Monday, as the United States deployed a naval destroyer into Beijing-claimed waters in a show of force
10 Apr
The spring meeting also provides an opportunity to make progress on an ambitious US-backed agenda to reform the World Bank so it is better-prepared to tackle long-term issues like climate change.
9 Apr
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview published Sunday that Europe must not be a "follower" of either the US or China on Taiwan, saying that the bloc risks entanglement in "crises that aren't ours".
1 Apr
Donald Trump's legal team went on the offensive on Friday following his historic indictment, vowing the former president would never seek a plea deal and was ready "to fight" all charges.
8 Feb
With a tsunami of scandals deluging the global cryptocurrency/cryptoasset industry and with more likely to come, the UK and US governments are moving, separately, to legislate and regulate what the current British administration calls a “turbulent industry”,
30 Jan
China’s Foreign Ministry sought to blame the United States for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, claiming Washington created the conditions that led to the war.


3 hours ago
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated governors who recently emerged as leaders of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) respectively. The President's felicitation was contained in a statement from the State House on Thursday. "I congratulate the Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on his emergence as the Chairman…
3 hours ago
President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with Tajudeen Abbas and Ben Kalu, both contenders for the offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker positions respectively. The meeting currently ongoing, is coming immediately after the President earlier met with the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, also in…
3 hours ago
The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari says no going back on the removal of fuel subsidy. Speaking during a consultative meeting with the Sen Abdullahi Adamu led national working committee (NWC) of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC), in Abuja, he maintained that the subsidy regime…
3 hours ago
President Bola Tinubu on Thursday met with the nation's security apparatus at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he gave marching orders to the nation's security agencies in the country to redouble efforts in dealing with the menace of terrorism, insurgency, banditry, oil theft, sea robbery and piracy among others that have conspired to weigh down…
3 hours ago
The Plateau State House of Assembly has suspended all the Local Government Council chairmen and councillors in the 17 LGAs of the state with immediate effect. The suspension was announced by the Speaker of the House, Ayuba Abok, during the plenary session on Thursday, following a motion moved by Pirfa Tyem, the lawmaker representing the…