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Why Trump Fired FBI Director James Comey

Just hours after the FBI sent a letter Tuesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee clarifying his testimony in relation to the Hillary Clinton email scandal, FBI Director James Comey was fired. “Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement. “President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both ... Read More »

#France: ‘Bibi’ and ‘Manu’ Macron – the unorthodox new power couple

As incoming president Emmanuel Macron stood in front of his cheering supporters at the Louvre on Sunday night to savour his election victory, his wife Brigitte took his hand and kissed it, tears welling in her eyes. The love that his parents once tried to banish had conquered all. As their atypical family joined them on stage, one of Brigitte’s seven grandchildren, Emma, ran to them only to hide, hugging ... Read More »

The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About SIMI

By Jane Efagwu Yes, she is a singer and a songwriter with quite a few hits to her name but do you really know Simi like you think you do? We have compiled ten things you might not know about the petite singer. Check them out below: · She grew up in Ojuelegba. Any time, Ojuelegba is mentioned in relation to any artist, the first person that comes to mind ... Read More »

Pendulum: Do Our Youths Really know What They Want – @DeleMomodu

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, I’m very sorry if I’m starting my weekly epistle with what may seem a rhetorical question today. Columnists are ordinarily expected to throw up certain questions from time to time and proffer answers. Let me confess right away that I may not be able to do so in this piece. My pessimism comes from the fact that my generation of youths complained against these same ... Read More »

The GOP’s Obamacare repeal effort has gone from tragedy to farce

If history repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce, the Republican effort to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law has definitely hit the latter stage. At this point, it seems the best House Republicans can hope for regarding their ill-fated American Health Care Act is glomming together a Frankenstein’s monster of a bill that wins the bare minimum of votes necessary to pass it ... Read More »

The 12 Warren Buffett Quotes That Every Investor Must Know

When Warren Buffett speaks, the investing world listens. And with good reason: The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) has earned a reputation as an iconic investor and uber-successful businessman whose quips are prized for their wit and simple wisdom. He has steered his company from a textile manufacturing firm over 50 years ago into a multinational conglomerate that owns companies including Geico, Dairy Queen and BNSF Railway, ... Read More »

Must Read: What I Learned Hanging Out With Nigerian Email Scammers

On a recent trip to the West African country, two fraudsters schooled me in the tricks of their trade. I just returned from a reporting trip to Nigeria, where I was traveling around the country talking to terrorism experts, nomadic cattle herders, and government officials about how global warming affects conflict in the country. I lucked out with an amazing fixer. As a newswire reporter focused on the terrorist group ... Read More »

Pendulum: Richard Quest and Nigeria’s Search for Good Image – @DeleMomodu

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, anyone familiar with CNN International would readily know the name and face of an unusually dramatic presenter, Richard Quest, widely known and acclaimed for his popular programme “Quest Means Business”. This journalist with a tinge of eccentricity has been in Nigeria all this week. If he is still in town and able to read this, let me say a big Nigerian welcome to him, before ... Read More »

The First 100 Days: Why Donald Trump Thought Presidency Would Be Easier

President Trump surprised everyone by announcing that he’d take a break from pretending he had a [fill in the blank] plan to pretend he had a [fill in the blank] plan, instead. That has been the 32-word history of Trump’s first 100 days. This week, those blanks are “health-care reform” and “tax reform.” Last week, they were “tax reform” and “health-care reform.” And the one before that, they were, you ... Read More »

Friday Sermon: What Are We Fighting For?

Christianity and Islam share much common ground. Both trace their roots to Abraham. Both believe in prophecy, God’s messengers (apostles), revelation, scripture, the resurrection of dead, and the centrality of religious community; what the church is to Christianity the “Ummah” is to Islam. The questions then arise: Why then do we fight over a God that is common to us? Why kill ourselves? Why are we intolerant of each other? ... Read More »

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