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The US Supreme Court on Friday ended the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shreds half a century of constitutional protections on one of the most divisive and bitterly fought issues in American political life. The conservative-dominated court overturned the landmark 1973 “Roe v Wade” decision that enshrined a woman’s right to an abortion, saying that individual states can now permit or restrict the procedure themselves. “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” the court said.…

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The Federal Government says Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are vicariously liable for the losses the country suffered during the EndSARS protest. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday, June 15, when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,” a Radio Nigeria call-in programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protest while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis. He said when he made the allegations earlier, Nigerians did not take him serious until an online media…

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has offered a gifted physically challenged artist, Ms Abosede Okeowo,  a US online scholarship to enhance her skills. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the presentation was made recently at the palace of Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, the Oore of Otun-Ekiti in Ekiti. The 27-year-old artist had presented to Osinbajo a pencil portrait of himself during his courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife in 2020. Inspite of her limitations, Okeowo focuses on her artistic skills and has gained recognition because of her talent. Okeowo, an indigene of Otun Ekiti in…

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Gov Bello Matawalle says the Zamfara government, in partnership with security agents, recovered over 300 rustled cows on Saturday night alone. Mr Matawalle disclosed this on Sunday night when he played host to media practitioners and executives to break the Ramadan fast at his residence in Gusau. “We received intelligence about the movement of suspected armed cattle rustlers around Kuraji village on the outskirts of Gusau, and we soon mobilised security personnel to the place. “On sighting the security men, the suspects ran into the bushes, and the security men recovered the cows which have been brought to Gusau. “We…

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Following the claims that Davido and Chioma are separated after another woman allegedly welcomed a son with Davido, TV Host says God should not give children that don’t have sense. Recently, controversial blogger, Cutie_Julls alleged that the celebrity chef Chioma, said that Davido has no right to the son they share since he did not pay her bride price. Some Nigerians on social media also opined that Davido and his family visited Chioma’s family and knocked the door, thus, he had started the marital rites before their son was born. One of the hosts, BeeCee Ugboh appearing live on Your View on TVC…

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World football ruling body FIFA has suspended the national federations of Pakistan and Chad with immediate effect. FIFA said on Wednesday the decision to suspend the Chadian football association (FTFA) was taken because of interference by the country’s government authorities in the federation’s affairs. “The suspension will be lifted once the relevant government decisions have been repealed and the FTFA and its management have confirmed to FIFA that the FTFA premises are again under its control,” FIFA said. Chad had already been excluded by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers because of…

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Popular American musician, The Weeknd has vowed not to submit his music to Grammy Awards after he was shut out of the 2021 nominations. This comes barely a few weeks after popular Rapper, Drake revealed that the Grammys were losing their relevance following this year’s nominations. According to him, Drake said that he was among many music fans who expected The Weeknd’s colossal 2020 album ‘After Hours’, to be nominated but was exempted. For this reason, The Weeknd, in a statement released to New York Times, revealed that he would no longer allow his label to submit his music to the…

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulation Agency (PPPRA) says the March guiding prices posted on its website does not translate to increase in the pump price of  Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol. The PPPRA Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, on Friday. “The attention of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has been drawn to speculations about the increased pump price of PMS. “The PPPRA by this release wishes to state clearly that the guiding prices posted on our website was only indicative of current market trends and do not translate to…

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US President Donald Trump is considering pardoning himself in the final days of his administration, according to the New York Times. The paper cited two anonymous sources said to be privy to Trump discussing the subject with his aides. In several conversations since the November 3 election, Mr. Trump has told advisers he is considering giving himself a pardon, the news outlet reported on Thursday. The president is reportedly weighing both the legal and political implications of a self-pardon. However, the paper could not confirm whether he has raised the topic since his supporters invaded Capitol Hill on Wednesday, and forced a…

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Iraq’s judiciary says it has issued an arrest warrant for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year. The warrant was issued by a judge in Baghdad’s investigative court tasked with probing the Washington-directed drone strike that killed Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the court’s media office said. The two were killed outside the capital’s airport last January. Al-Muhandis was the deputy leader of the state-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group composed of an array of militias, including Iran-backed groups, formed to fight the…

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