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34-year-old Nigerian in race for Governor in USA

By Maureen Okon Abuja, Oct. 12, 2020 (NAN) A 34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge, is in the race for the governorship position in the state of Michigan in the United States of America (USA), come year 2022. A statement by Abdul-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public...

Facebook bans Holocaust denial

Washington, Oct. 12, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Facebook is banning Holocaust denial on its platform, with the social media giant saying it is concerned by rising anti-Semitism, in the latest move restricting controversial content. “If people search for the Holocaust on Facebook, we’ll start directing you to...

U.S. elections: Fake news big threat to election credibility, journalist says

By EricJames Ochigbo Abuja, Oct. 12, 2020 Ms Joanna Weiss, editor-in-chief of Experience, an award-winning national magazine in the U. S. has identified fake news as a big threat to election credibility. Weiss said this while fielding questions from journalists selected by the U.S. Department of...

Second U.S. presidential debate cancelled

By Harrison Arubu New York, Oct. 10, 2020 The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden has been cancelled. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CDP) announced the cancellation in a statement on Friday. It said that the decision followed announcements of...

U.S. Presidential race: Turkey will work with any administration, says Speaker

Moscow, Oct. 9, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) Turkey is carefully monitoring the ongoing presidential campaigns in the U.S. and will continue its partnership with Washington no matter who emerges victorious. Mustafa Sentop, the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament, has said. “We are closely following the presidential campaigns because...

Biden to attend town hall on night scheduled for 2nd debate with Trump

Washington, Oct. 8, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will attend a town hall on Oct. 15, the night scheduled for his second debate with U.S. President Donald Trump, ABC News announced on Thursday. The primetime event will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,...

Next U.S. presidential debate to be held virtually – Commission

Washington, Oct. 8, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) The second U.S. presidential debate slated for Oct. 15 will be virtual, an official said, with President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden participating in the townhall style event from remote locations. The Commission on Presidential Debates said...

I don’t know to do if Trump boycotts second debate – Biden

New York, Oct. 8, 2020 Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, says he does not know what to do after President Donald Trump announced his decision not to participate in the second debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates had earlier announced that the second...

U.S. election: America on course to attain desired women representation in govt- Expert

By Eric James Ochigbo Abuja, Oct. 7, 2020 Dr Joel K. Goldstein, a scholar in U.S. Presidency says America is on the way to attaining women representation in government that would be commensurate with the female population in the country. Goldstein, who is a respected...

Alec Baldwin defends Trump satire on ‘SNL’ while president hospitalised

Los Angeles, Oct.6, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Alec Baldwin defended his impersonation of Donald Trump on television’s “Saturday Night Live” sketch show while the U.S. President was hospitalised with COVID-19, saying he wouldn’t have done so had Trump been “truly, gravely ill.” Baldwin said the producers and...
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