Global Politics

Niger, Mali and Burkina announce withdrawal from ECOWAS

“After 49 years of existence, the valiant people of Burkina, Mali, and Niger announced with much disappointment that their Organisation has moved away from the ideals of founding fathers and Pan-Africanism,” read a joint statement from the military rulers released on Sunday, January 28. Colonel Amadou Abdramane, spokesman for the Niger junta, said, “The organisation notably failed to assist these states in their existential fight against terrorism and insecurity.” In an a...[Read More]

Donald Trump has entered a not guilty plea to 34 criminal charges

During a court hearing in New York, former US President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony charges. During the nearly hour-long hearing, the former president was accused of falsifying records to conceal crimes. Judge Juan Merchan did not issue a gag order, but he did request that both parties be mindful of their language and rhetoric. Trump, who is running for president in 2024, will be released on bail and will return to Florida later. What you should know about the charges According ...[Read More]

Trump has been arrested pending his arraignment

Former President Donald Trump has arrived at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in lower Manhattan, where he is being held in police custody pending his arraignment. As part of the arrest, Trump is expected to be fingerprinted, though it’s unclear whether his mugshot will be taken. He will then be taken to a courtroom to be arraigned — an appearance that is expected to be brief and routine but represents a surreal and historic moment in US history. Trump will not be handcuffed ...[Read More]

Trump won’t appear in court in handcuffs – Lawyer

According to CBS News, Donald Trump’s court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. The former president is expected to fly from Florida on his private plane and hand himself in, accompanied by federal agents. Mr Trump has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with a $130,000 (£105,000) payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. The charges have not yet been made public, and Mr Trump’s lawyer stated on Friday that he, too, has yet to read the indictment. According to a law enf...[Read More]

Trump is expected to be arrested in the coming days

Former US President Donald Trump will face charges in connection with hush money payments made to a porn star shortly before the 2016 presidential election. The specifics of the case against him have not yet been made public. After investigating a $130,000 payout to Stormy Daniels in an attempt to buy her silence about an alleged affair, a grand jury voted to indict him. Mr. Trump, 76, has denied any wrongdoing. He is the first sitting or former president of the United States to face criminal ch...[Read More]

Donald Trump indicted by NY grand jury

Former President Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday, making him the first president in US history to face criminal charges. According to sources familiar with the case, Trump faces more than 30 counts of business fraud. Following the indictment, Trump issued a fiery statement calling the move “political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history.” Former Vice President Mike Pence told CNN that charging the former president would...[Read More]

2024 is a must-win in Ayawaso West Wuogon – John Dumelo

John Dumelo, the National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, has expressed confidence in winning the 2024 election hands down. According to the veteran actor and farmer, he managed to bridge the gap between himself and the sitting member of parliament Lydia Seyram Alhassan in the last election through hard work in the constituency, which is known to be a stronghold for the incumbent New Patriotic Party. “In Ayawaso West Wuogon, 2024 is a must-...[Read More]

Nana Akufo-Addo congratulates Tinubu as President-elect of Nigeria

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed his condolences to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s President-elect. In a social media post, Ghana’s president expressed his country’s and people’s best wishes to Mr. Tinubu. “On behalf of the Ghanaian people and their government, I warmly congratulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on his victory in the Nigerian presidential election on Sa...[Read More]

Mahama promises to cancel ex-gratia payments if re-elected President

Former President John Dramani Mahama, who is running for the National Democratic Congress flagbearer in the 2024 elections, has promised to cancel ex-gratia payments to members of the executive if he is elected President of Ghana again. On Thursday, February 2, he said this and other things at the launch of his flagbearership campaign, titled “Building Ghana We Want Together,” in Ho, the Volta Regional capital. “The payment of ex-gratia to executive members under Article 71 wil...[Read More]

Tinubu wins Nigeria’s most closely contested Presidential election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, has been declared the winner of the 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced the former Lagos governor winner of the election after four days of collating the results of the February 25 election at the National Collation Centre in Abuja. Tinubu won the same number of states as his two main rivals, but he received more votes than A...[Read More]

Tinubu won 99.4% of votes in Buhari’s polling unit

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, has won nearly flawlessly in President Muhammadu Buhari’s polling unit. The president has been accused of not fully supporting his party’s candidate on numerous occasions. After voting at his Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, Katsina State, the 80-year-old publicly displayed his ballot paper to the media, possibly to put an end to the rumors. Buhari can also now flaunt the result of his polling unit to solidify his relation...[Read More]

Universities in Nigeria ordered to close ahead of the election

Because of the general elections on February 25, the Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC) has ordered the country’s universities to close from February 22 to March 14. Concerns about the safety and security of staff and students during the poll prompted the decision. According to local media, the NUC is part of the Federal Ministry of Education and was given the order by Education Minister Adamu Adamu. Because of the country’s ongoing insecurity issues, there has been some...[Read More]