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Ex President Barack Obama Accuses President Donald Trump of Inciting Violence at the U.S Capitol Building
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Ex President Barack Obama Accuses President Donald Trump of Inciting Violence at the U.S Capitol Building

Former US president Barack Obama has accused president Donald Trump of inciting his supporters who stormed the US Capitol and violently clashed with police in an attempt to stop President-elect Joe Biden's certification on Wednesday, January 6. "History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise," he said. In the statement, he issued via his Twitter page, Obama also slammed Trump and his supporters' baseless claims of election fraud, saying, "For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unw...
Former US presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton pledge to receive COVID-19 vaccine on TV to show its safety
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Former US presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton pledge to receive COVID-19 vaccine on TV to show its safety

Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton have pledged to receive coronavirus vaccine on camera to help promote the safety of the vaccine.   The effort comes as the Food and Drug Administration prepares to meet next week to decide whether to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.   In an interview with SiriusXM host Joe Madison, Obama said that he would trust Anthony Fauci if the infectious disease expert declares a coronavirus vaccine to be safe.   “People like Anthony Fauci, who I know, and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” Obama said. “So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you from getting Covid, absolutely, I’m going to take it.”   Obam...
I Smoked Eight Or Nine Cigarettes A Day In The White House And Only Stopped When Malia Caught Me Obama Admits In His Memoir
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I Smoked Eight Or Nine Cigarettes A Day In The White House And Only Stopped When Malia Caught Me Obama Admits In His Memoir

Barack Obama reveals some behind the scenes glimpses of his life in the White House in his forthcoming memoir, including problems in his marriage and how the stress of the job increased his smoking habit. The 768-page book, entitled 'A Promised Land' and out on November 17, focuses on Obama's early political career through is first term in the White House. But the book also features some human interest stories, including his struggle to quit smoking. Obama admits that he would sometimes smoke eight or nine or ten cigarettes a day and look for a 'discreet location to grab an evening smoke,' in the memoir, a copy of which was obtained by CNN And he credits his eldest daughter Malia with getting him to quit, writing she 'frowned' at him after 'smelling a cigarette on my breath.' ...
Barack Obama Congratulates Joe Biden And Kamala Harris
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Barack Obama Congratulates Joe Biden And Kamala Harris

Barrack Obama congratulates President-elect, Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden - Barack Obama I also couldn’t be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala’s groundbreaking election as our next Vice President. In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory. We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way. Because when he walks into the White House in January, he’ll face a series of extraordinary chall...
Joe Biden Officially Receives More Votes Than Any Candidate In US History
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Joe Biden Officially Receives More Votes Than Any Candidate In US History

As states continue to count outstanding votes, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has amassed more votes than any other candidate in history. As of 2:30 p.m. ET, ABC News reported that Biden had received 69,966,532 votes, topping then-candidate Barack Obama's total of 69,498,516 in 2008. As more votes are counted, President Donald Trump is also projected to surpass Obama's 2008 total. "There are a LOT of uncounted votes in CA, NY, MD, MA, NJ and IL. Biden's popular vote margin is going to expand quite a bit," Nate Silver wrote on Twitter. "Maybe 11-12m outstanding votes between these states, which might be +25%-ish for Biden. Also a few more in CT, WA and OR. Not much outstanding vote left in red states," he continued. "It probably works out to Biden getting 52-ish percent of the po...
Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary with heartwarming message
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Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary with heartwarming message

Barack and Michelle Obama are marking their 28th wedding anniversary today, October 3, and they celebrated each other with heartwarming messages on their respective Instagram accounts. Barack Obama shared a loved up photo of them together and wrote: "Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life. Every day with @MichelleObama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human. This year, while we appreciate all your well-wishes, what we’d really love is for each of you to reach out to one person in your life who might not vote. Help them get registered. Help them make a plan to cast their ballot. Send them to iwillvote.com to get started. Happy anniversary, Miche. Love you." Michelle Obama wrote: "28 years...
Barack Obama announces his new memoir, A Promised Land, will be out in November 2020
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Barack Obama announces his new memoir, A Promised Land, will be out in November 2020

Former President Barack Obama's long-awaited presidential memoir is coming this November. The former US President made the book announcement on Instagram on Thursday morning. He said the book will be released on November 17. The book is titled "A Promised Land - The Presidential Memoirs, Vol. 1." Sharing a photo of the book, he wrote: "There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. "I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in A Promised Land I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in office: the key events and people who shaped it, my take on what I got right and the mistakes I made, and the political, economic, and cultural forces that my team and I had to confront then—and that as a nat...
Supreme Court Blocks Trump From Cancelling Daca Immigration Program
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Supreme Court Blocks Trump From Cancelling Daca Immigration Program

What is Daca? Daca (pronounced dah-kuh) is a federal government program created in 2012 under Barack Obama. It allowed people brought to the US unlawfully as children the temporary right legally to live, study and work in America, instead of living in the legal shadows, fearing deportation. Those applying were vetted, and then action to deport them would be deferred for two years, with a chance to renew on a rolling basis. And they would become eligible for basics like a driving license, college enrollment or a work permit. The program is not designed as a path to permanent residency or citizenship. Who are the Dreamers? Those protected under Daca are known as “Dreamers” – by the time Trump announced his decision to rescind the program, many hundreds of thousands had been granted appr...
Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer
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Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer

A 12-year-old boy who went viral with his song protesting police killings of African Americans in the US, has been signed by Warner Records.= Keedron Bryant first posted his acapella gospel song titled "I Just Wanna Live" on his Instagram account on May 26, the day after another African American, George Floyd, was killed by a white policeman in the city of Minneapolis. Bryant's producer took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that Warner Records has signed him. Bryant’s song I Just Wanna Live, about his fears growing up as a black man in America, will be released today, June 19, which is the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in the US. “Every day I’m being hunted as prey. My people don’t want no trouble,” Bryant sings in the video posted to IG. The orig...
Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights
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Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights

Former US President, Barack Obama took to Twitter and Instagram to react after the Supreme Court's decision of  protecting LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, 2020, that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under existing civil rights laws. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s liberals in the 6-to-3 ruling. They said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. Barack Obama described SCOTUS' ruling as "progress" and he used the opportunity to wish the country a "Happy Pride month". He wrote: "Today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ Americans from workplace discrimination is an aff...
Obama Speaks About Police Brutality And Civil Rights Amid Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd’s Death
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Obama Speaks About Police Brutality And Civil Rights Amid Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd’s Death

Former US President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting Wednesday on policing and civil rights. The event comes amid widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Peaceful demonstrations have taken place in more than 300 cities in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, though some have spiraled into chaos and deadly violence as law-enforcement officials use heavy-handed crowd-control tactics. Some protests involved smaller groups looting businesses and, in a few cases, setting fire to buildings and cars. President Donald Trump and multiple Republican lawmakers, as well as Attorney General William Barr, have blamed antifa a loosely organized gr...
Nancy Pelosi Holds Bible, then quotes Bush & Obama in Response to Trump’s Bible Visit to Church
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Nancy Pelosi Holds Bible, then quotes Bush & Obama in Response to Trump’s Bible Visit to Church

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reacted to Donald Trump's actions in the wake of George Floyd protests by holding a Bible at Capitol Hill after the president held a bible in front of St Johns Church in Washington DC for a photo shoot hours after protesters had vandalized sections of the church . Pelosi’s remarks included quoting from the book of Ecclesiastes, and from comments by former presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama, as they reacted to incidents similar to the death of Floyd, who died May 25 while in police custody in Minneapolis. The speaker read the Bush and Obama quotes from notes placed inside the Bible “There’s an appointed time for everything,” Pelosi began, referring to Ecclesiastes. “’A time for every event under heaven. … A time to heal, a time to embr...
Man Beaten for Shooting Arrows at Protesters
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Man Beaten for Shooting Arrows at Protesters

A man who started firing arrows at protesters in Utah this weekend, got more than he bargained for as he got beaten and also lost his car. The incident occurred in Salt Lake City on Saturday May 30, during a protest against the killing of George Floyd. The man who has been identified as Brandon McCormick emerged from his vehicle with a hunting bow which he brandished towards the crowd and also threatened to shoot them with. After a brief conversation with one of the protesters who asked him "if he's serious and considers himself American", he started shooting at the crowd. This irked the crowd who swarmed around him and started beating him up. KSLTV reported that SLC police officers managed to pull the man away from the crowd and detain him. It was reportedly at this time the ...
Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing
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Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing

Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States. “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country. “It can’t be ‘normal,'” the first African-American president of the United States said in a statement. “If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.” Floyd’s death on Monday sparked three nights of rioting in Minneapolis and protests against police brutality in other US cities. Floyd, 46, died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than...
Former White House Butler, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman Dies of Coronavirus at 91
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Former White House Butler, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman Dies of Coronavirus at 91

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a former White House butler who served 11 US presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama has died of Coronavirus at 91. His granddaughter, Jamila Garrett confirmed to Fox News that Mr. Wilson' died on Friday, May 15. Wilson Roosevelt Jerman was one of the longest-serving employees, beginning his five-and-a half-decade career in 1957 as a cleaner under the Dwight Eisenhower administration. He was promoted to a butler by Former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy when John F. Kennedy came into office in the 1960s. 'Jackie O actually promoted him to a butler because of the relationship. She was instrumental in ensuring that that happened,’ Garrett said. Garrett described Jerman as a ‘family-loving, genuine man’. She said ‘he was always about ser...
Mexico Turns Against Obama, Demands Investigation Into ‘Fast And Furious’
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Mexico Turns Against Obama, Demands Investigation Into ‘Fast And Furious’

The President of Mexico is demanding an apology, along with some answers. He wants an investigation to find out who besides Eric Holder in Barack Obama’s administration was responsible for running guns into Mexico. Everybody knows that “Fast and Furious” rapidly deteriorated into “Bungle in the Jungle.” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asks, “how could this be? A government that invades in this way, that flagrantly violates sovereignty, international laws?” Obama sanctioned the ‘invasion’ of Mexico To Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, what Barack Obama and Eric Holder did seems to be “a violation of our sovereignty.” In other words, it was an invasion. “Mexicans were killed with these weapons,” he declares. Guns linked to the Fast and Furious program were tied to more tha...
Biden Admits He Was ‘Aware’ Of Obama’s Anti-Trump Flynn Investigation
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Biden Admits He Was ‘Aware’ Of Obama’s Anti-Trump Flynn Investigation

Former vice president makes bombshell admission during interview In a bombshell confession, former Vice President Joe Biden admitted Tuesday that he was “aware” Barack Obama was running an anti-Trump operation to investigate Michael Flynn. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, made the startling admission during an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning. The Ex-VP was pressed by host George Stephanopoulos over what he knew about the Obama administration’s moves to investigate President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Flynn, and whether there was anything improper done. “I know nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” Biden initially claimed. He then went on to call the topic a “diversion” from the global corona...
Trump Replies Obama In Twitter Rant
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Trump Replies Obama In Twitter Rant

U.S. President Donald Trump kicked predecessor Barack Obama back in the midst of a Twitter rant on Sunday, in which he also attacked journalists. Obama had called out Trump in a leaked virtual call with 3,000 members of his administration, by describing Trump’s coronavirus response a disaster. In response, Trump clobbered both Obama and Joe Biden, the presumed candidate of the Democrats in the November election. He dredged out the handling of the 2009 Swine Flu outbreak by Obama and Biden and scored them ‘poor marks’. In contrast, he gave his handling of the coronavirus pandemic ‘great marks’. ‘We are getting great marks for the handling of the CoronaVirus pandemic, especially the very early BAN of people from China, the infectious source, entering the USA,’ Trump touted...
Obama Calls Trump’s Coronavirus Response An “Absolute Chaotic Disaster” In Private Call
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Obama Calls Trump’s Coronavirus Response An “Absolute Chaotic Disaster” In Private Call

According to TheHill reports, former President Obama during a private call on Friday night with his former aides tore into the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis, calling it an “absolute chaotic disaster.” The blistering assessment, confirmed to CNN by three former Obama administration officials, came on a call intended to encourage members of the Obama Alumni Association to engage with former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. “This election that’s coming up — on every level — is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party,” Obama said, according to CNN. “What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided and seeing o...
Trump Takes Kid Gloves Off, Accuses Obama’s DOJ Of Treason After Flynn’s Case Is Dropped
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Trump Takes Kid Gloves Off, Accuses Obama’s DOJ Of Treason After Flynn’s Case Is Dropped

“He was an innocent man,” Trump said of Flynn after the DOJ dropped the case against Flynn. He accused the Obama DOJ officials of targeting Flynn: “I hope that a big price is going to be paid.” “He was an innocent man. Now in my book he’s an even greater warrior,” Trump said before turning the tables and going after Obama DOJ officials. “They’re human scum. It’s treason.” “The Obama DOJ was a disgrace and they got caught, it was treason. I’m very happy for General Flynn,” he added. From The Seattle Times: In court documents filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it is dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.” The documents were obtained by The Associated Press. ...
Joe Biden Has All Qualities Americans Need Now, Obama Drums Support
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Joe Biden Has All Qualities Americans Need Now, Obama Drums Support

The former President of the United States, Barack Obama, has endorsed his long-time deputy, Joe Biden for US President. Speaking in a video released on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon, Obama said choosing Biden as his Vice-President was one of the best decisions he made in his life. “That is why I am so proud to endorse Biden for President of the United States. I believe Biden has all the qualities we need in a President right now. “He’s got the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery. And he’ll surround himself with good people – experts, scientists, and military officials who actually know how to run the government, work with our allies, and always put the American people’s interests above...
Donald Trump Slams Obama for Trying to take Credit’ for US Economic Boom
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Donald Trump Slams Obama for Trying to take Credit’ for US Economic Boom

Donald Trump blasted his predecessor Barack Obama for claiming that he's responsible for creating legislation that caused economic booms in both of their administrations. On Monday, Obama tweeted a photo of what appeared to be his signature at the foot of the Recovery Act, a stimulus package passed in February 2009. "Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history," Barack Obama wrote.   And Trump took to Twitter to slam Obama's claim as a "con job." He tweeted: "Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump A...
Barack Obama for the First time, Publicly Talks About Kobe Bryant’s Death
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Barack Obama for the First time, Publicly Talks About Kobe Bryant’s Death

Former US President Barack Obama has come out to speak publicly about the death of Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, saying their deaths affected him because as a father he also was a big supporter of his daughters in the sporting field and at home .   Kobe and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash on 26th January in Calabasas, California while he was taking his daughter to a basketball game, and Obama said he knew Kobe's death was still fresh in the minds of the NBA circle. Obama was speaking on Saturday to a room full of journalists at a brunch hosted by the NBA for All-Star weekend. In a video posted on Instagram by CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer, Barack says ... "That loss is something that I know many are still grappling with -- particul...
Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama
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Trump’s Legal Team Launches All-out attack on the Bidens and Obama

Trump's legal legal team on Monday night opened up an all-out attack on Hunter Biden, son of former US Vice president Joe Biden and Barack Obama on the second day of its defense of the president. The defense team unleashed White House advisor Pam Bondi to accuse Hunter of cashing in on his powerful father as vice president to take on the role of a board member in a corrupt Ukrainian oil firm, even though Hunter had no previous knowledge or experience in the oil sector. Trump is being tried in the senate over allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of congress after he allegedly withdrew military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival - Joe Biden in a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine's president Zelensky. Trump in releasing the tr...
Barack Obama Mourn Over Kobe Bryant Death
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Barack Obama Mourn Over Kobe Bryant Death

Former US President, Barack Obama has joined the rest of the world in mourning the tragic death of Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna. Kobe and Gianna both died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th 2020. Mourning their demise, Obama wrote, 'Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day'.
Barack Obama Announces Intention To Run As President Of Kenya In 2021
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Barack Obama Announces Intention To Run As President Of Kenya In 2021

In a surprise announcement that could upset African politics for years to come, former American President Barack Obama has confirmed this morning his candidacy in the 2021 Kenyan presidential campaign. Son of a Kenyan senior governmental economist, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., the politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 is actually touring Africa to give a series of conferences. While visiting the Kenyan port city of Mombasa, he was greeted by a large and extremely enthusiastic crowd, loudly cheering and chanting his name. Mr. Obama drew an almost ecstatic roar from the crowd when he made the announcement that he was returning to politics. ***“I’m a bit disgusted with American politics recently while seeing Kenya struggle. I realized I ...
Women Make Better Leaders Than Men – Barack Obama Says
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Women Make Better Leaders Than Men – Barack Obama Says

Barack Obama has said women make better leaders than men.   The former US President, while speaking in Singapore, said women aren't perfect, but are "indisputably better" than men. He added that if women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes.   He said most of the problems in the world came from old people, mostly men, holding onto positions of power. He also spoke about political polarisation and the use of social media to spread falsehoods.     Speaking at the private event on leadership, Mr Obama said while in office he had mused what a world run by women would look like.   He said:   Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can s...
Once Dubbed ‘Britain’s Barack Obama’ Chuka Umunna Loses MP Seat In UK Election
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Once Dubbed ‘Britain’s Barack Obama’ Chuka Umunna Loses MP Seat In UK Election

CHUKA CHUCKED Chuka Umunna LOSES seat as voters turn their back on man once dubbed ‘Britain’s Barack Obama’ CHUKA Umunna has sensationally lost his seat as voters turn their back on the rising star MP once dubbed "Britain's Barack Obama". The candidate came second in the Cities of London and Westminster to the Tories after flip-flopping from Labour to Change UK to Lib Dem ahead of the election. Chuka suffered a dramatic fall from grace this morning after once being heavily tipped to become Labour leader. Chuka used to be a rising star in Labour and ran briefly for leader in 2015. He was regularly tipped to become the UK’s first black Prime Minister and drew comparisons to former US president Obama after he was elected in 2010. But he withdrew his candidacy and was cas...
Barack & Michelle Obama Buy Martha’s Vineyard Mansion For $11.75 Million
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Barack & Michelle Obama Buy Martha’s Vineyard Mansion For $11.75 Million

Our forever President and First Lady are out here living their best lives and making very big moves since leaving the White House. Barack and Michelle #Obama have reportedly dropped millions on an extravagant mansion on Martha’s Vineyard. Although we wish that they would return to us and save us from the current madness going on in the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama have instead decided to enjoy their lives in a luxurious new estate. @Yahoo reports that the power couple just dropped almost $12 million on a 7-bedroom mansion located on Martha’s Vineyard. The 6,892-square-foot home was previously their vacation home and will now be turned into their permanent residence. The gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard property sits on 29.3 acres and in addition to the seven bedrooms, it also c...
Rema makes Obama’s 2019 summer playlist
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Rema makes Obama’s 2019 summer playlist

Rema got a spot in former US President, Barack Obama's 2019 summer playlist with his hit song 'Iron man'.   Barack Obama in his Instagram post, said he has been listening to the 44 songs on his summer playlist with his wife, Michelle and decided to share it with his followers. He wrote;   With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy.?     Commenting on the list the Mavin Records act made, Don Jazzy wrote;   @barackobama knows what’s up. Check out REMA on number 42. cc @heisrema#Mavin  
Abdulmumin Jibrin Defends Buhari’s Tooth-picking Photo By Comparing It To Obama
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Abdulmumin Jibrin Defends Buhari’s Tooth-picking Photo By Comparing It To Obama

House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has come out to defend this photo of President Buhari using a tooth pick after having a meal in the state house. Nigerians including former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, have blasted the presidency for sharing such a photo. Abdulmumin in his tweet, says Presidents are humans as well and should be allowed to show their human side.
Chimamanda Adichie & Her Husband, Ivara Dine With Barack & Michelle Obama
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Chimamanda Adichie & Her Husband, Ivara Dine With Barack & Michelle Obama

Renowned Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was pictured at a private dinner with former US President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama and other VIPs. Ms Adichie's brother, Chuka posted the photo to his Instagram page with the caption: "When my definition of a great evening is some of the greatest minds I admire meeting to have a private dinner and when the great minds include my darling little sister @chimamanda_adichie, President Barack Obama Michelle Obama @michelleobama, Steven Spielberg and his wife."
Canadian PM Hangs Out With Obama
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Canadian PM Hangs Out With Obama

The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, had a catch up with former US president, Barack Obama, in a pub in Ottawa. Can any of the past governors (not even president) of Nigeria comfortably hang out in any of our eateries , similar to Obama and Justin?
Obama meets football legend, Pele in Brazil
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Obama meets football legend, Pele in Brazil

Football legend Pele has met with former US president Barack Obama in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pele shared the photo on his Instagram page writing; '‘Met with President Obama while he was in town. We spoke about our foundations and how we could work together to make the world better. I am happy we are on the same team. // Encontrei o @barackobama enquanto ele estava na cidade. Nós falamos sobre nossas fundações e sobre como poderíamos trabalhar juntos para fazer o mundo melhor. Eu estou feliz por estarmos no mesmo time.’'
Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge
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Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge

Abandoned and sexually abused as a young girl, Angelica, like thousands of minors in the Philippines — a global blackspot for child abuse — struggled to cope with the horrors of her past, but a new campaign run by a sporting champion is giving her and other survivors fresh hope. This photo taken on April 2, 2019 shows jiu-jitsu world champion Meggie Ochoa (R) sparring with a young opponent during a session at a gym in Manila. – Filipina martial arts star Meggie Ochoa is teaching self-defence to victims of sexual abuse in a bid to give them tools to better recover from such trauma, but also to better protect themselves in the future. In just two years, she has taught hundreds of sex abuse survivors, many of them poor and abandoned. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP) / To go with AFP story Phili...
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Hollywood Celebrities Who Traced Their Roots through DNA Testing

Ever since Oprah Winfrey revealed to the world she had used DNA testing services to trace her roots, tons of celebrities followed suit. Brad Pitt, for instance, learned that not only was he part English but he is related to the royals and to former president Barack Obama. Care to know which other famous celebrities have used DNA testing services and shared with their fans? Larry David Seinfeld co-creator and writer Larry David learned several astonishing facts about his ancestry in 2017. In an episode of PBS series "Finding Your Roots,” David together with politician Bernie Sanders learned that they were both related and traced their origins in Poland. Both of them also learned they were 97% Ashkenazi Jews. David’s family history on his mother’s said was traced back to the Aust...
Basketball Africa League: Professional Competition To Launch In 2020
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Basketball Africa League: Professional Competition To Launch In 2020

The National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation are to launch a professional league in Africa in January 2020. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) will feature 12 teams from at least six African countries. Fiba Africa's executive director, Alphonse Bile, said the league will help players compete in the "best possible environment". Charlotte Hornets' Bismack Biyombo is one of 13 African players in the NBA. Bile said: "The implementation of this league is vital to our young up-and-coming players in Africa as it gives them something to take aim at." Fiba secretary general Andreas Zagklis added: "It's a huge joy to see our partnership with the NBA enter unchartered territory as we work together for the first time to maximise the potential of pr...
‘We Warned Obama About Buhari’ – Fani-kayode’s Explosive Interview On RT UK
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‘We Warned Obama About Buhari’ – Fani-kayode’s Explosive Interview On RT UK

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode was recently Interviewed on the 'Underground', a program organized by top Foreign Television, RT, where he revealed that the Former President of the United States, Barack Obama backed President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 Elections despite several warnings. FFK revealed that Obama alongside the former president of France, Francois Hollande and the former UK Prime minister, David Cameron all backed Buhari despite warnings. He disclosed that they have all realized their mistakes owing to the President's poor performance over the last 4 years. The fiery political leader also commented on the recent 'body bag' threat issued by the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai. Watch the explosive interview below;   &nb...
Barack Obama’s Valentine’s Day Message To Michelle Obama is Heartwarming
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Barack Obama’s Valentine’s Day Message To Michelle Obama is Heartwarming

Former US President Barack Obama wished his wife Michelle Obama a happy Valentine's day with heartwarming words. The father-of-two shared a photo of him and Michelle Obama together and wrote:   Happy Valentine’s Day to the extraordinarily smart, beautiful, funny, one and only @MichelleObama. It’s true; she does get down to Motown.
Barack Obama Debuts on Billboard Hot R&B Chart
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Barack Obama Debuts on Billboard Hot R&B Chart

Barack Obama has debuted on Billboard Hot R&B chart, the former president made the chart with his performance, alongside Christopher Jackson and BeBe Winans. According to Billboard Hot R&B charts, the former 44th President earned a spot at #22 for his appearance on a track from the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” called “One Last Time.” The track on which Obama recites a passage from George Washington’s 1796 farewell address sold 9,000 downloads and had 307,000 online streams in the first week following its Dec. 20 release, per The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to Obama, the 4-minute track features Christopher Jackson and BeBe Winans; Obama appears at the end of the song, delivering George Washington’s farewell address. The gospel track was released December 20, 2018...
Barack Obama Surprises Patients At The Children’s National Hospital In Washington D.C With Christmas Gifts
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Barack Obama Surprises Patients At The Children’s National Hospital In Washington D.C With Christmas Gifts

In the spirit of the yuletide season, former US president, Barack Obama, paid a surprise visit to the Children’s National Hospital in a Washington, DC, on Wednesday December 19th to gift the patients and their family members Christmas gifts. The pictures showed that the children, patients and staff of the hospital were all thrilled to see the former president.
Nigerian Artist Who Painted Obama, Kehinde Wiley, Honoured By Harvard University (Photo)
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Nigerian Artist Who Painted Obama, Kehinde Wiley, Honoured By Harvard University (Photo)

Kehinde Wiley, a Nigerian painter, who was commissioned to do a portrait of former United States President Barack Obama, has been honoured with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal by Harvard University. On Thursday, Kehinde alongside seven others — Florence Ladd, Kenneth Chenault, Shirley Ann Jackson, Pamela Joyner, Bryan Stevenson, Dave Chappelle, and Colin Kaepernick — received the medals for their works in various fields. Past awards have been conferred on Muhammad Ali (2015) and Maya Angelou (2014), and is Harvard’s highest honour in the field of African and African American studies.
Barack And Michelle Obama Celebrate 26th Wedding Anniversary
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Barack And Michelle Obama Celebrate 26th Wedding Anniversary

Former U.S president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama are celebrating 26 years as a married couple. Obama took to Instagram to gush over Michelle, writing Happy Anniversary, @MichelleObama. For 26 years, you’ve been an extraordinary partner, someone who can always make me laugh, and my favorite person to see the world with. On her part, the former First lady wrote Thank you @Barackobama for 26+ years of love, trust and respect-for being a man who always lifts up and honours me and our wonderful girls.Each day I’m with you,I’m reminded of what a treasure you truly are to us all.
Fela Kuti, Obama, N’golo Kanté Make Diddy’s List Of Top 100 Black Influential People
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Fela Kuti, Obama, N’golo Kanté Make Diddy’s List Of Top 100 Black Influential People

Hip hop mogul, Diddy has just released a list of influencers he labeled the "Black 100." Though he's yet to explain what the list is all about as or the criteria for the list as some of the entrants aren't even Black like CNN host Anderson Cooper, Post Malone, Ali Wong, and Mark Wahlberg to name a few. Diddy's list is fairly America-centric, but a few outsiders are prominent of the list such as; Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, N'Golo Kante a footballer playing for Chelsea in London, and Maluma, a reggaeton star based out of Colombia. See the full list below.... JAY Z, Beyonce, Issa Rae, Rihanna, Susan Moore, Carl Lamarre, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Coogler, Taraji P. Henson, Donald Glover, Melody Chiu, Shelly Fariello, Teyana Taylor, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Skepta, Tiffany H...
Omotola, Paul Okoye, Monalisa Chinda, Support The Idea Of Hiring Barack Obama To Come Rule Nigeria For The Next Eight Years
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Omotola, Paul Okoye, Monalisa Chinda, Support The Idea Of Hiring Barack Obama To Come Rule Nigeria For The Next Eight Years

Actresses Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Monalisa Chinda and singer Paul Okoye, all believe it would be a good idea for former US president, Barack Obama, to be hired to come and rule Nigeria for eight years even if it means us paying him. They expressed this thought after Nollywood actress, Rukky Sanda shared the screen shot above on her page.