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First Nigerian-American Congressman, Owolewa, Gives Victory Statement
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First Nigerian-American Congressman, Owolewa, Gives Victory Statement

His Biography: Oye is a first-generation Nigerian-American. His parents, born and raised in Nigeria, raised him with 2 guiding principles, a value in community service and an early exposure to science. This exposure became a love for science, culminating in him achieving a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Upon completing his degree in pharmacy, Oye moved to DC to begin practicing pharmacy and impacting the community. Since 2014, he’s been a member of RESET, a coalition of STEM professionals who volunteer in public schools, engaging students through hands-on science experiments. his goal is to inspire young people to pursue STEM careers and become tomorrow’s scientists. The Community Advocate In 2018, Oye was elected commissioner of his neighborhood in Southeast DC. In this position, he ser...
Fox News graphic that shows markets rising after black men, including George Floyd, were killed is ‘disgusting’ says Congressman
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Fox News graphic that shows markets rising after black men, including George Floyd, were killed is ‘disgusting’ says Congressman

A Congressman slammed Fox News for creating and airing a graphic highlighting how stocks have risen after the high-profile deaths of black men in the US. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, a Democrat in Illinois, tweeted late on Friday that the graphic "makes it clear that @FoxNews does not care about black lives." "This is absolutely outrageous and disgusting. This graphic tells every single @FoxNews viewer that Black lives can be exchanged for market gain." It claimed that the S&P 500, which tracks the performance of the biggest companies in the US, had improved in performance after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. It also claimed it did so after police officers were filmed beating activist Rodney King were acquitted in 1992, and when the unarmed teenager...
Florida Congressman Files Ethics Complaint Against Nancy Pelosi for Tearing Trump’s Speech
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Florida Congressman Files Ethics Complaint Against Nancy Pelosi for Tearing Trump’s Speech

Florida congressman, Matt Gaetz has filed an ethics complaint against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for tearing up her own copy of President Trump's speech during the State of the Union address on Tuesday, saying she broke the law. Pelosi, after sitting down for over an hour listening to Trump's state of the union address, stood up after Trump ended his speech and in the front of cameras and the watching congress, tore her own copy of Trump's speech. Mr. Gaetz, one of Mr. Trump’s allies, termed Mrs. Pelosi’s gesture of tearing the speech as “beneath the dignity of the House, and a potential violation of law (18 USC 2071)” and urged her to resign.   Mr. Gaetz while posting on Twitter said he has sent the letter to the two top lawmakers on the House ethics committee...
Omoyele Sowore’s Neighbors In US Demand His Release From DSS Custody
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Omoyele Sowore’s Neighbors In US Demand His Release From DSS Custody

Residents of Bergen County in New Jersey, US, where detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, is said to be resident, have demanded his release from custody. Mr Sowore is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences. NJ.com reports that residents of the county will on Monday evening gather at Haworth Borough Hall to demand Sowore’s release. Speaking on the gathering, Haworth Councilwoman Heather Wasser said: “We want the federal government paying attention. We want the United Nations paying attention. We want him out of Nigeria safely.” Congressman Josh Gottheimer, who represents the district that Sowore resides in, said he is looking into the matter. “We’re in touch with the State Department on this matter ...
Atiku Finally Gets US Visa, Jets Out Of Nigeria
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Atiku Finally Gets US Visa, Jets Out Of Nigeria

Atiku has finally secured his US Visa ahead of the 2019 election, and has reportedly left Nigeria for the UK, where he will spend some time before flying to the US. Cableng reported that former president Olusegun Obasanjo played a “critical” role in getting the American government to issue the visa to his former deputy, with whom he was estranged for almost 15 years. Atiku who just got his US Visa has not been to the US in 13 years, and was at the center of controversy that he might be avoiding possible arrest or prosecution. His political opponents in the 2019 election, had used his absence from the US not just to taunt but to discredit him. The PDP Presidential candidate was reportedly enmeshed in an FBI bribery scandal investigation, involving William Jefferson, former US congr...
Jair Bolsonaro Who Was Stabbed During Campaign Wins Brazilian Presidential Election
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Jair Bolsonaro Who Was Stabbed During Campaign Wins Brazilian Presidential Election

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate and ex-soldier has been declared winner of the Brazilian presidential election Brazil's top electoral court confirmed the congressman's victory after he won with 55.5 percent of the vote. He now becomes the new president of the world's fourth-largest democracy after defeating leftist Fernando Haddad, a former Sao Paulo mayor. Reacting to his victory in a video transmitted from his home in Rio de Janeiro, the 63-year-old said:  'I first want to thank God. This is not the promise of a party, nor the word of a man. It is an oath before God. 'We will change Brazil's destiny together.' The longtime congressman pledged to govern following the Bible and the constitution and added: 'We cannot continue flirting with socialism, communism, populis...
Freedom Caucus Congressman Trent Franks Is Resigning After Asking Female Subordinates To Bear His Children
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Freedom Caucus Congressman Trent Franks Is Resigning After Asking Female Subordinates To Bear His Children

Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign, according to two GOP strategists cited by the Associated Press on Thursday. Franks released a statement on Thursday afternoon saying he learned he became the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation regarding his "discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates" that he said made them uncomfortable. "I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress," Franks' statement read in part. Franks suggested his resignation was partly due to the current "unusual moment in history" in which "there is collective focus on a very important problem of justice and sexual impropriety." Franks added: "But in the midst of this current cultural and media climate, I am deeply convinced I ...
Foxconn Steers Clear Of Trump’s $30 Billion Investment Claim
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Foxconn Steers Clear Of Trump’s $30 Billion Investment Claim

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group is not saying whether it plans to invest $30 billion in the United States, as President Donald Trump claimed the company's leader told him "off the record." Trump announced to a group of small-business leaders at the White House on Tuesday that Foxconn CEO Terry Gou told him privately that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer could invest as much as $30 billion in the U.S. The company signed a deal with Wisconsin last week to build a $10 billion display panel manufacturing plant and Trump did not specify where the additional spending would be. Foxconn reiterated in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin plant "will be the first of a series of facilities we will be building in several states." It did not address Trump's statement about the...
Qatar Blockade ‘Very Complex Situation’ – US Defence Secretary
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Qatar Blockade ‘Very Complex Situation’ – US Defence Secretary

The blockade against Qatar by Gulf states was a “very complex situation” and an area where common ground had to be found, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said. Mattis spoke on Monday ahead of talks between the US and Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir in Washington, DC, as the Gulf crisis entered its second week. The former general told the House Armed Services Committee that Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani had inherited a difficult situation and was moving in the right direction. “I believe that Prince Thani inherited a difficult, very tough situation, and he’s trying to turn the society in the right direction,” Mattis said. “But we all agree that funding of any kind of terrorist group is inimical to all of our interest.” Saudi Arabia, the United Ar...
Washington On Edge Ahead Of Comey Testimony On Trump, Russia Probe
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Washington On Edge Ahead Of Comey Testimony On Trump, Russia Probe

Fired FBI chief James Comey has confirmed that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, in a preview of hotly awaited testimony Thursday that could rock the foundations of the presidency. Comey’s bombshell claim Wednesday fueled fresh allegations that Trump illegally tried to obstruct an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a written statement ahead of his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey detailed how Trump repeatedly raised the Russia case with him earlier this year, asking him to go easy on Flynn, who is accused of improper links to Moscow. Trump complained the investigation was a “cloud” over his administration that needed to be lifted, Comey said. And at a private White House...
Bimbo Daramola: “l Will Resign After 2 Years In Office” – Ekiti Guber Aspirant
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Bimbo Daramola: “l Will Resign After 2 Years In Office” – Ekiti Guber Aspirant

Ekiti political warhorse, Bimbo Daramola has boasted about turning the fortunes of the South-western state around within a period of two years if voted into the office as governor of the state in 2018. An aspirant in the forthcoming Ekiti gubernatorial election, Congressman Bimbo Daramola has declared that if he emerges as governor of Ekiti State in 2018 and can’t turn around the fortunes of his people in two years, he would resign as governor. “In two years, if I can’t favourably turn around the fortunes of this State, I will resign”. Bimbo made this known during a hold-no-bar conversation with bloggers on Thursday, 09, 2017 in Ado Ekiti. While responding to questions from a cross section of bloggers, the Ire born congressman said this is not a mere political talk. He said “I kno...