* Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG * Donald Duke to Take Another Shot at Presidency

* Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG * Donald Duke to Take Another Shot at Presidency



Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.); and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Sagay said this during an interview with The PUNCH while reacting to calls by the Nigerian Bar Association for the release of Dasuki and El-Zakzaky. Read more

Donald Duke to Take Another Shot at Presidency

A former governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, Tuesday said he would still take another shot at the presidency, if the opportunity presented itself.Duke spoke at a programme, “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders,” held in Lagos.
He said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he would still contest for the highest office in the country at the appropriate time.

Duke explained that it was because of his preference for the presidency that he did not vie for any federal legislative seat after serving out his terms as governor. Read more

South-east Stands Still in Memory of Biafra

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the independence of the ill-fated Republic of Biafra, recorded full compliance in all states of the South-east, except in Ebonyi where partial compliance was recorded.

Similarly, partial compliance was recorded in Port Harcourt and Asaba in Rivers and Delta States, respectively, even as shops belonging to Igbo traders at Alaba market, the Trade Fair complex, and in Ikeja, Lagos, remained open for business yesterday. Read more

Ikoyi Billions: House Committee Investigates NIA

The House Committee on National Security and Intelligence is scheduled to visit the Headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as part of its oversight function to unravel the controversy over the $43.4million recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Apartment 7B in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The committee intends to visit the headquarters of NIA tomorrow, with a mission to verify the sources of the fund and other releases to the agency including budgetary and extra-budgetary allocations for special interventions. Read more

FG raises panel on teaching of sciences, mathematics in Nigerian languages

Nigeria yesterday commenced the process of teaching mathematics and science subjects in the local languages.

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to map out the logistics for the implementation of the project.

Members were picked from the ministries of science and technology; and education. Read more

Drama as lawyers clash over A’Ibom senatorial seat

Two groups of lawyers stormed the National Assembly on Tuesday to make counterclaims on the rightful occupant of the Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district seat in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Some lawyers under the aegis of the Coalition of Concerned Lawyers on the Akwa Ibom State North-East Senatorial District said the current occupant of the seat, Senator Bassey Akpan, had appealed his sacking by a court and should remain in office. Read more

Nigeria does not appreciate her writers – Emenyonu

Renowned literary critic based in the United States, Prof. Ernest Emenyonu, has decried the lack of recognition for Nigerian writers in the country.

Speaking at a recent literary event in Lagos, Emenyonu, who has been appointed chairman of the judges’ panel for the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature, noted that, in spite of their laudable achievements, Nigerian writers were hardly appreciated or celebrated enough in their own country. Read more

Okorocha dissolves cabinet ahead of 2019 gov election

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Tuesday announced the dissolution of the state’s cabinet comprising commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistant.

Observers reckoned that the dissolution of the cabinet was preparatory to the setting up of a team that would canvass support for the governor’s successor in 2019. Read more

Benue recruits 11,000 ad-hoc workers for Saturday’s poll

As Benue State electorate prepare for the local councils polls slated for next Saturday, the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) has said all candidates for the exercise who met the requirement of the law, have been cleared to participate in the election.

Briefing journalists at its headquarters yesterday, Chairman of BSIEC, Dr. John Tsuwa said the commission is fully set for the exercise as it has recruited and trained about 11,000 ad-hoc staff to compliment the commission’s limited workforce in conducting the election. Read more

One die in Navy, police clash in C’River

Men of the Nigerian Navy and police on Tuesday clashed in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The clash, which occurred at the Akim Police Station axis of the IBB Way in Calabar, it was gathered, led to the death of one person while several others were injured.

The whole area was thrown into confusion as residents and passersby were seen fleeing the scene to escape being caught up in the crossfire. Read more

Lagos APC records rancorous primaries

Following the rancorous local council chairmanship and councillorship elections held last Saturday and Monday respectively, the obvious questions many aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State would wish to ask the party’s national leadership is a clear definition of what internal democracy really is.

The question became pertinent after the violent abortion of the chairmanship primary organised for the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Authorities (LCDA) at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, in which many of them scrambled for safety. Read more

BSIEC recognises Sheriff PDP for Benue LG poll

The Chairman, Benue State Independent Electoral Commission, Dr. John Tsuwa, has stated that the commission recognised the Modu Sherrif faction of the Peoples Democratic Party for the local government poll scheduled for Saturday.

The BSIEC boss, who briefed newsmen on the preparation for Saturday local government poll on Tuesday, explained that candidates from Sheriff PDP were screened and certified to participate in the forthcoming council poll. Read more

Nigerians Suggest N52.4bn Budget for National Assembly

Some Nigerians have proposed a reduction of the 2017 National Assembly budget from the approved N125 billion to N52,490,951,173.

In response to the publication of the National Assembly budget, BudgIT and EiENigeria recently invited citizens to the “#OpenNASS Datathon” on May 20, 2017 with the objective of developing a lean and effective budget for the National Assembly as a standard for Nigeria to reduce the cost of governance. Read more

Senate Passes Bill on Mutual Assistance on Cross Border Crimes

The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill for mutual assistance in criminal matters between Nigeria and other foreign countries to facilitate the identification, tracing, freezing, restraining, recovery, forfeiture and confiscation of proceeds, property and other instrumentalities of crimes.

The bill, an executive one, would provide a legal framework that would strengthen the fight against corruption, terrorism, economic and financial crimes, money laundering and other related offences. Read more

Expect Surprises in Power Supply Growth, Fashola Tells Nigerians

The Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has promised Nigerians positive surprises in the efforts being made by the federal government to ensure stable power supply in the country.

He said the ministry had enunciated a couple of policies and actions under the power sector recovery programme which is part of the implementation of the economic recovery and growth plan of the government targeted at stabilising the economy. Read more

Chibok Girls Begin Four Months Remedial Studies

The 106 freed Chibok schoolgirls Tuesday embarked on a four-month remedial and integration programme to prepare them for regular ordinary level academic activities in September.

At an emotional ceremony on Tuesday, the Department of State Services (DSS) formally handed the girls to the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan and representatives of international agencies, United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Read more

Attack on Army Barracks Foiled in Maiduguri

An attempt to attack an army barracks in Maiduguri was foiled by vigilant soldiers, the military said on Tuesday.

A statement issued by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the spokesman of the military counter-insurgency operation, Operation Lafiya Dole, said: “An intruder had attempted to gain access into Giwa Barracks through the defensive position at the back of the barracks but was challenged by vigilant troops on sentry.” Read more

Aregbesola Swears in Commissioners, Special Advisers

The Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesdayy swore in his 39-member executive council, comprising commissioners and special advisers, thereby inaugurating the team that would accompany him in what he called “our home run.”
On the list of the commissioners are an Associate Professor of Economics, Olalekan Dauda Yinusa; a Doctor of Law, Ajibola Basiru, and a former Senator, Mudasiru Hussain.

He announced that he as well as his deputy, Iyaafin Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, were dropping their portfolios in Works and Infrastructure and Education ministries respectively for new entrants in the cabinet to allow for more effective policy coordination and supervisions. Read more

2019: Amosun Endorses Ogun West for Governorship

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has given an inkling of where the gubernatorial political pendulum may swing in Ogun State, come 2019.

Speaking at the inauguration of members of the Consultative Advisory Councils for the 57 local government and local council development authorities in Ogun State yesterday, the governor declared his intention to support and actively campaign for a governorship candidate from the Ogun West senatorial district as his successor. Read more

AGF, NDLEA: Kashamu Would Not Be Extradited Until Court Cases are Over

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have said Senator, Buruji Kashamu will not be extradited to face drug-related offences in the United States until all court actions in respect of his extradition are resolved.

Both the AGF and the NDLEA gave the indication in the court processes they filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Read more

Appeal Court Reserves Judgement on Edo Guber Election

The Court of Appeal in Benin-City has reserved judgement in the appeal brought before it by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the Edo State election following their dissatisfaction over the pronouncement of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in favour of the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, as winner of the September 28, 2016, governorship election. Read more

Melaye Denies Allegations of Bribing Tribunal Judge

Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) has denied allegations that he bribed a tribunal judge, Justice Akoh Ikpeme, who was in charge of his election petition case for the 2015 senatorial elections.

A purported audio-tape on the telephone conversation between Melaye and Justice Akoh has been trending on the social media since yesterday morning where the judge allegedly asked the senator to help her ‘daughter’ secure a job with the Cross River Ministry of Health. Read more

House Asks FG to Probe Illicit Importation of Firearms

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution urging the president to direct the National Security Adviser (NSA), the Director-General of the Department State Services (DSS), the Inspector–General of Police, the Comptroller–General of Customs and other security agencies to carry out a thorough investigation of the incidences of illicit importation of firearms and prosecute those behind it. Read more

Whistle Blower Lands in Prison for Giving False Information

An Upper Area court sitting in Gudu, Abuja, has remanded one Ahmed Echoda in Keffi prison for giving false information which led to the raiding of the house of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Before his remand, Echoda was arraigned by on a one-count charge of criminal conspiracy and giving false information to mislead public servant contrary to 97(1) and 140 of penal code law. Read more

El-Rufai Condemns Jonathan for Attacking His Person

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the alleged attack on his person by former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, over the sharing of ecological funds.

The governor had at a briefing with State House correspondents after the national economic council (NEC) meeting in Abuja last Thursday, alleged that states governed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties that were sympathetic to the PDP-led federal government were favoured in the distribution of the fund in 2013. Read more

Russia Promises to Help Nigeria Rout Boko Haram, Terrorism

The Russian Government on Tuesday promised to support measures that would be taken by Nigeria to bring an end to Boko Haram and other terrorist activities in the country.

Russia Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov, disclosed that his country has resolved to commit more efforts and attention to issues that would improve security and stability in Nigeria and other African countries. Read more

Sports Minister, Dalung, Laments Ill Care for Journalists

The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday lamented lack of care for the well being of Nigerian journalists and likened their conditions to those of wheel barrows.

Dalung, who made this lamentation when he paid a condolence visit to State House correspondents over the loss of their colleague, Chukwuma Onuekwusi of Channels Television, recalled the patriotic role of the press during the pro-democracy struggle. According to him, a typical Nigerian journalist is like a wheel barrow that is often abandoned after use only to be remembered and dusted when he’s needed again. Read more

Jonathan’s Cousin Challenges Breach of His Fundamental Right

Mr. Robert Azibaola, a cousin to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to declare that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has no power to remand suspects under the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

Azibaola, a lawyer and environmental activist, had filed the suit following his arrest and detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in April 2016. Read more

Tambuwal: I’m Ready to Sacrifice Second Term to Ensure Sanity in Public Service

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Tuesday declared that he was ready to sacrifice his second term bid in 2019 by ensuring that sanity is restored in public service, saying the era of ghost workers receiving salary in the state was over.
He also stated that he had never taken foreign loan to fund any project in the state in the past two years. Read more

Anambra North People’s Assembly endorses Obiano 

With the Anambra governorship poll scheduled for November 2017, the state’s political road is already getting busy with all sorts of aspirants – dreamers, speculators and contenders to the seat of power. From the Anambra North Senatorial District, Obiano’s very zone, has come an unanimous adoption of his candidacy in March 2017 by the Anambra North Peoples Assembly (ANPA), a non partisan consultative forum.

Despite this endorsement and many others, some aspirants are still prancing around. This has reminded desirning minds that one of the ways Nigeria’s career politicians have sought to exclude responsibility, accountability and service from political office was by selling the dummy that politics is a game. Read more

US launches SpaceX Falcon 9, carrying FUTA’s NigeriaEdusat-1

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA’s achievements in science and technology will get a boost Thursday, June 1, when the SpaceX Falcon9 rocket launches Birds 1 satellites, comprising five CubeSats belonging to Japan, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh, into space from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA. The Nigerian CubeSat, NigeriaEdusat-1, was designed, built and owned by FUTA in collaboration with National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Abuja, and Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan. Read more

Judge Chides Lawyer for Bribing Bailiff to Serve Court Processes

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday warned lawyers and litigants against bribing or paying bailiffs to serve court processes on parties to a suit.

The judge said the bailiffs were not supposed to charge extra fees from litigants to serve processes. Read more

Shipping lagging behind in CO2 reduction, says IEA

The shipping industry will have to commit to stricter policies, and fast, if it wants to get on track with the adoption of clean technologies, and meet the energy efficiency design index (EEDI) requirements, the International energy Agency (IEA) has said.

The agency in its latest report titled: “Tracking Clean Energy Progress: 2017,” said the international shipping industry is not on track with meeting the 2°C scenario target by 2025. Read more

23 Banks Got N28.7bn Inflows from Dubious MMM Transactions

No fewer than 23 Nigerian banks received inflows amounting to N28.7 billion executed in 460,000 transactions through the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) Ponzi scheme within six months, the 2016 annual report of the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) has revealed.
The amount, which was moved between June and December 2016, is 61 per cent higher than the budget of the Federal Ministry of Education and almost six times over the budget of the Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in the 2017 budget, the report erroneously stated Read more

Banks lost N2.19bn to fraudsters in 2016 – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday said that Deposit Money Banks in the country lost a total of N2.19bn to fraudsters in the 2016 fiscal period.

The figure was contained in the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum Annual Report, which was unveiled by the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, during the NEFF stakeholders’ workshop on cybercrime. Read more

Nigeria eyes improvement in W’Bank’s ease of doing business index

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Tuesday said the Federal Government was committed to ensuring that the country was ranked among the first 100 nations on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index within the next three years.

Ahead of that, she said the government would first ensure that Nigeria moved up 20 places in the ranking index in the first year. Read more

Osinbajo Inaugurates Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday inaugurated the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, which will spearhead the industrial agenda that will boost the contribution of manufacturing to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 250 per cent over a five-year period. The ambitious agenda will make Nigeria a manufacturing hub for West Africa and diversify the economy from its over-dependence on oil. Read more

Osinbajo signs Acts to ease MSMEs’ access to credit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday signed into law two Acts of Parliament that had earlier been passed by the National Assembly.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acts signed into law will ultimately facilitate access to more affordable credit for Nigerians. Read more

Nigeria eyes improvement in W’Bank’s ease of doing business index

The Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Tuesday said the Federal Government was committed to ensuring that the country was ranked among the first 100 nations on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index within the next three years.

Ahead of that, she said the government would first ensure that Nigeria moved up 20 places in the ranking index in the first year. Read more

CBN Pumps $482.6m into Forex Market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday sustained its intervention in the inter-bank segment of the foreign exchange (forex) market by injecting a total of $482.6 million into the market.

This, the bank said underlined its determination to protect the value of the naira.
A breakdown of the intervention indicated that the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) was allocated the sum of $285,779,350, while $100 million was offered in the Wholesale SMIS auction window. Read more

Kachikwu: Nigeria’s Oil Industry Can’t Afford Further Lethargy

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, in this interview with select journalists, including Chineme Okafor, at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, responded to questions on recent developments in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Excerpts:

Could you clarify the $400m cash call debt payment you said government made to the IOCs?

At the time that we did the joint venture review that we came up with, we had two components to it. Read more

Nigeria Suspends Port Harcourt Refinery Concession On Transparency Grounds

The Nigerian Senate approved on a motion to suspend a concession agreement for the Port Harcourt refinery with a subsidiary of Eni on Tuesday because the deal allegedly lacked transparency.

The agreement would have allowed the Italian company’s local unit to repair and operate the 150,000-barrel-per-day facility. Eni had begun negotiations to form a partnership with the Nigerian oil firm Oando for the project, which would have allowed Lagos to reduce its dependency on imported refined oil. Read more

Oil Prices Fall on Oversupply Worries Despite OPEC Deal

Oil prices fell more than one per cent on Tuesday amid signs of a resurgence in Libya’s output and on concerns that extended production cuts by the world’s top exporters may not be enough to drain a global glut that has depressed prices for almost three years.
Global benchmark, Brent crude fell 87 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $51.42 a barrel, while US light crude was 59 cents, or 1.2 per cent, lower at $49.21. Read more

Senate passes NFF Establishment Bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Nigeria Football Federation bill seeking to legalise the country’s football governing body.

This followed the adoption of the report on the NFF Establishment Bill 2017 by the Senate Committee on Sports and Youths Development. Read more

Iheanacho Back in Eagles Camp, Osimhen to Miss Togo Clash

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to Super Eagles training camp in Paris on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow’s international friendly with the Hawks of Togo in the French capital.

Although details of his impending move from Manchester City still remain hazy, the Etihad team is believed to be discussing terms with West Ham United with emphasis on a buy-back clause in the contract. The Hammers officially tabled 20million pounds bid for the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup winner. Read more

Human Rights Commission to Partner Akwa United FC

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed its willingness to partner Akwa United Football Club in sensitising players of the club on their rights as professional footballers.

The Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of the Commission, Mr. Tony Iji, made this known when he led top staff of the commission on a courtesy visit to the management of Akwa United FC in Uyo. Read more

Ex-Arsenal Striker, Approached By Nigeria, Scores Maiden Goal For England

Former Arsenal youth-teamer Fejiro Okenabirhie netted his maiden goal for England C as they were beaten on penalties by Jersey in a friendly on Tuesday.

Okenabirhie came off the bench in the 60th minute and it turned out to be an inspired substitution, with the Dagenham & Redbridge frontman scoring thirty seconds after his introduction. The Channel Islanders equalized with almost the last kick of the match, so the winner had to the determined via a penalty shoot-out, which the Three Lions lost. Read more


Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo have reported that Jean Michael Seri is the subject of interest of Barcelona. The recently dethroned La Liga champions are set to launch the offensive for the Nice midfielder in the summer transfer window.

Seri has been a key figure for Nice ever since he switched allegiances from Pacos de Ferreira in 2015. His second campaign at the Allianz Riviera saw him become the cornerstone of his side’s unprecedented success as the club clinched Champions League qualification by finishing a claiming a shock 3rd place finish in Ligue 1. Read more

Manchester United in Talks with Ivan Perisic

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have approached Inter Milan over the signing of the Croatian winger Ivan Perisic.

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has already handed his list of transfer targets to Ed Woodward and wants to bring in some big signings this window. The Portuguese manager was at times frustrated with United’s ability to finish chances in the final third. He may look to the Croatian winger for another option in the United attack. Read more

Iniesta still wants to retire at Barcelona

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta still dreams of retiring at the LaLiga giants, but admits he may have to move.

Iniesta, 33, is out of contract in mid-2018 and his future is undecided, having made just 13 LaLiga starts this season.

But the midfield maestro said his wish was still to retire at Barca, a club he joined as a 12-year-old. Read more

Bale not ‘fully fit’ for Champions League final

Bale said Isco, who has scored five goals and notched three assists in his last eight games, is in a strong position to start ahead of him

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale said on Tuesday he regretted rushing back from ankle surgery earlier in the season and admitted he was not fully fit for the Champions League final against Juventus in his home city of Cardiff. Read more

US comedian Kathy Griffin apologises for ‘beheaded Trump’ photo

A US comedian has apologised for a photo shoot in which she appeared holding a fake bloodied head that resembled US President Donald Trump.

In a video message posted on Twitter, Kathy Griffin “begged” for forgiveness and said she had “crossed a line”.

She said she was asking celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to remove the photo from the internet. Read more

Canada 150: How a giant duck became a symbol of government excess

A giant rubber duck is coming to Canada, but not everyone thinks the idea is so spec-quackular.

The 15-metre high ducky was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and has travelled the world, from Brazil to Taiwan.

The duck will float in Toronto’s waterfront as part of a festival celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. Read more

China Factory Activity Holds Steady in May

A gauge of manufacturing activity in China held steady in May as the property market remained buoyant, signaling stronger-than-expected economic momentum in the second quarter.

China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index was 51.2 in May, unchanged from April, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, which releases the data with the National Bureau of Statistics. Read more

North Korean missiles should not trigger further proliferation

There are no good policy options for dealing with North Korea, but there are plenty of truly bad ones, argues Mark Fitzpatrick. Close coordination among key stakeholders offers the most promising means of halting Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile pursuit, despite the temptation to engage in tit-for-tat responses Read more

Jeremy Corbyn can’t rewrite his reprehensible IRA history

Instead, we have witnessed an uncertain Theresa May make a mess of her campaign, while Jeremy Corbyn has proven to be a cannier politician than expected.

There is so much mud to throw at him that he should have drowned in it long ago. Why has a supposedly “peaceful” man associated himself with so many extremists? Were his engagements in Iran and Gaza compatible with his apparent quest for world peace? It’s remarkable that a friend of Hamas, who took money to appear on the propagandistic TV channels of the Iranian regime and sympathises with every anti-Western cause, should not have been politically destroyed. Read more

Ghanaian woman, walking into Canada from U.S., dies of hypothermia – police

A body found near the Manitoba border was that of a Ghanaian woman who died of possible hypothermia trying to walk into Canada, U.S. police said on Tuesday.

The Kittson County Sheriff’s office said they discovered the woman’s body on Friday near Noyes, Minnesota which is directly across from the Canadian border town of Emerson where asylum seekers had been crossing in recent months.

The county sheriff, in concert with U.S. border patrol, had been searching for a missing woman following a call the previous day, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. A preliminary autopsy indicated hypothermia as cause of death. Read more



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