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Buhari leaves for UK checkup as doctors threaten fresh strike


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will on Friday proceed to London for “a scheduled medical  follow-up.” His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari off to London Friday for medical follow-up.’ The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari …

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I’m Awaiting N/Assembly Resolution On Restructuring – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari says the National Assembly, whose responsibility it is to ensure that the constitution responds to the call for a restructured Nigeria, has concluded regional consultations. He said this yesterday while receiving the National Executive of the Ijaw National Congress led by Prof. Benjamin Okaba. “As soon as …

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Rudy Giuliani suspended from practising law after giving false statements on Trump election loss

Rudy Giuliani

An appeals court has suspended Rudy Giuliani from practi sing law in New York after he made false statements while trying to get Donald Trump’s loss in the US presidential race overturned. An attorney disciplinary committee asked the court to suspend Mr Giuliani’s license saying he had made false statements to …

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Kim Jong Un vows to be ready for confrontation with US


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be fully prepared for confrontation with the Biden administration, state media reported on Friday, days after the US and other powers urged the North to abandon its nuclear programme and return to talks. Mr Kim issued the order on Thursday …

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Presidential, local elections start in Iran at 07:00


According to official statistics, 59,310,307 Iranians can cast votes in the presidential election with over 1.3 million of them being first-voters. Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide as well as in 133 countries across the world. Except for Tehran, voting would be electronic in 24 provincial capitals, where no paper ballots …

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Chinese crewed spaceship docks with new space station


Chinese astronauts, from left, Tang Hongbo, Liu Boming, and Nie Haisheng wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, Thursday, June 17, 2021. China plans on Thursday to launch three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship who will be the …

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U.S. bishops to discuss whether Biden, Catholic politicians should get Communion if they support abortion rights


Whether in Washington, D.C., Delaware, or overseas, one thing is consistent for President Biden—he always makes sure to attend a Catholic mass. But the president’s faith is under a new spotlight this week, as the nation’s more than 200 Catholic bishops gather virtually. Among the topics to be discussed: Whether …

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Hong Kong police raid Apple Daily pro-democracy newspaper as China’s crackdown continues


Hong Kong — Hong Kong police arrested the chief editor and four executives of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Thursday, raiding its newsroom for a second time in the latest blow to the outspoken tabloid. The paper and its jailed owner Jimmy Lai have long been a thorn in Beijing’s side with unapologetic …

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