Amanda Bullock / January 24,2023

IOC rejects calls to ban Russia from Paris Games

IOC rejects calls to ban Russia from Paris Games

Russia’s path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine.

The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favours officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally Belarus at the 2024 Olympics despite a plea from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to exclude them entirely.

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A day later, Russia and Belarus were invited to compete at the Asian Games, a key Olympic qualifier.

Amanda Bullock / January 14,2023

Supreme Court orders new electoral wards, units in three Warri LGAs


The Supreme Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to carry out fresh delineation of electoral wards and units in the three Local Governments in Warri, Delta State.

The affected Local Governments are Warri South West, Warri South and Warri North Local Government Areas.

A five-member panel of the apex court, led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, in a unanimous judgment, ordered that the delineation be carried out before the conduct of future elections in the affected areas.

Amanda Bullock / January 13,2023

LG agrees, Delhi mayoral election to be held on January 24 | Live


Delhi HC grants provisional bail for deported BJP MLA and rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar

The Delhi Substantial Court granted provisional bail to deport BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar convicted in a insignificant rape case. He sought provisional bail for his daughter’s wedding ceremony. (Arnie)


Rajasthan CM hosts ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Jaipur

Congress ‘Chintan Shivir’ is currently being held in Jaipur beneath the management of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. (Arnie)

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    SC seeks Center’s reaction to petition to criminalize marital rape

    The Supreme Court gave the middle until February 15 to answer to a collection of petitions calling for the criminalization of marital rape the matter will be listened to in March. SC decided to acquire matters into its individual palms alternatively than acquiring a distinctive higher court take the contact.

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Amanda Bullock / January 13,2023

Unrelenting Turkish-Greek tensions

Unrelenting Turkish-Greek tensions

Unrelenting Turkish-Greek tensions

Centuries change, epochs succeed one another … It seemed that antagonistic contradictions between peoples and states should be a thing of the past, that a historical decision should lead to the formation of civilized relations between former adversaries and enemies. However, not only does time have no power over collective memory, but sometimes we observe a return to the past.

Amanda Bullock / January 09,2023

Reining in unsustainable entitlement spending remains as politically difficult as ever

Behind the refusal of the House Republican Party’s so-called freedom caucus to vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California., is the caucus’s skepticism that he will actually “rein in government spending.” I’ve never quite understood why all Republicans do not belong to the Freedom Caucus. If the Republican Party supports low taxes, light regulations and strong national security, why is a Freedom Caucus even necessary?

Here’s the problem. In 1900, government at all three levels — local, state and federal — taxed Americans at about 9% of their earnings. Now, it is over 32%. As former President Ronald Reagan said: “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”

Amanda Bullock / November 29,2022

My re-election will increase the greatness of Lagos- Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured citizens that his re-election in 2023 will increase the greatness of the state.

The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, gave this promise on Wednesday during a press conference held to announce the official inauguration of the 2023 re-election campaign of the governor, at Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu said, “We have come to the incontrovertible conclusion that the fitting theme of the 2023 re-election campaign for Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat shall be, ‘A Greater Lagos Rising!’ It is a thematic continuum of what we promised in 2019.

“We promised our people A Greater Lagos. What do we see around us? Abundant evidence of a new city rising from the womb of time. We do not make a false claim of having reached the zenith of our journey.

Amanda Bullock / November 10,2022

Italy’s PM Meloni sues Gomorrah writer in libel drama over refugee rescue | Italy


Italy’s new far-right prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, is suing one of the world’s best-known journalists, the anti-mafia and human rights campaigner Roberto Saviano, for criminal defamation, over remarks he made regarding her policy towards migrants drowning in the Mediterranean sea.

This is the second time in just under four years that senior government ministers have targeted Saviano, 43, with criminal proceedings, despite a duty to protect him after the Neapolitan Camorra issued a death threat following publication of his book Gomorrah in 2006.

Saviano was charged with criminal libel by the then interior minister Matteo Salvini in 2019 – and is now summoned to court in Rome on Tuesday to answer Meloni’s charges.

Amanda Bullock / November 08,2022

Now the Midwives are starting to vote on strikes!

Now the Midwives are starting to vote on strikes!
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  • Now the Midwives are starting to vote on strikes!

    Midwives across Britain are set to vote today on whether to follow nurses on strikes this winter.

    The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) today sent ballots to 31,000 members in England and Wales, asking them to support industrial action over the government’s ‘offensive’ offer of a four percent or £1,400 pay rise.

Amanda Bullock / November 02,2022

Rival Malaysia parties need to form alliances to win election, poll shows

By A. Ananthalakshmi

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's opposing political blocs will need to form an alliance to stand a chance of governing after this month's general election, with none likely to win a simple majority, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

There are 21 million Malaysians eligible to vote on Nov. 19, with opposition leaders Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim, and former premier Muhyiddin Yassin competing to unseat a government led by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri's Barisan Nasional.

The Merdeka Center's Oct 19-28 survey of 1,209 people showed 24% of voters preferred Barisan, while 26% favoured Anwar's main opposition bloc Pakatan Harapan. Nearly a third – or 31% - were undecided or had no preference.

About 13% supported Muhyiddin's opposition bloc, while 2% favoured former premier Mahathir's newly-formed alliance.

Amanda Bullock / October 24,2022

2023: Bafarawa chairs Sokoto PDP guber campaign council as Suleiman emerges DG

By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto

Former Governor Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa is to chair Sokoto state People’s Democratic Party Governorship campaign council inaugurated on Sunday.

Similarly, Yusuf Suleiman will serve as Director General ,Campaign Management Committee of the council which also has Alhaji Sa’idu Umar, the governorship candidate as deputy chairman accordingly.

Inaugurating the council at the International Conference Centre , Sokoto , Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal urged all party leaders and members to brace up and work in unity as team from the grassroots to the state level towards delivering the party’s candidates across all levels.

Tambuwal also charged them to work with those that were capable of mobilising support for the party without compromising the journey.

” You should all ensure that those who are capable of reaching out and influencing support for the party and candidates are given the responsibility.


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