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Trump Surprises Republicans in Gun Meeting

Later in the meeting, Vice President Pence attempted to walk those comments back, explaining the process of how states could take steps to confiscate guns from dangerous individuals that would go through the courts and observe due process. He was interrupted by his boss. “Or Mike, take the firearms first and then go to court,” Trump interjected. “That’s another system.” “Take the guns first, go through due process second,” the ... Read More »

Democratic Governor Confronts Trump: ‘Less Tweeting’ … More Listening

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday urged President Donald Trump to lay off Twitter and instead listen to Americans and back away from one of his suggestions for dealing with mass shootings. Trump has suggested that arming 20 percent of the nation’s teachers could help prevent school shootings like the one that occurred earlier this month in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives. The president also has said ... Read More »

Gun Control: Trump says he’s willing to buck NRA; Congress not so sure

President Donald Trump declared Monday he’s willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren’t so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school. Congress returned to work Monday without following Trump’s lead on any of the major initiatives he has tossed into the debate since the massacre ... Read More »

N1.4bn Fraud: Appeal Court strikes out Nadabo Energy MD’s appeal

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has struck out the appeal filed by a suspect, Abubakar Peters, Managing Director, Nadabo Energy Limited, who was charged with N1, 464, 961, 978. 24 (One Billion, Four Hundred and Sixty-four Million, Nine Hundred and Sixty- one Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy- eight Naira, Twenty-four Kobo) fraud for being incompetent. Peters alongside his company, Nadabo Energy Limited, were arraigned on December 10, 2012 before ... Read More »

Russia ‘Seriously Alarmed’ By U.S. Threat of Military Action Against Assad as Violence Continues in Syria

A leading Russian diplomat has condemned those advocating military intervention against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose war against rebels and jihadis has recently escalated in the last insurgent-held suburbs of Damascus. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Monday that such military action would violate United Nations Security Council Resolution 2401, which was passed Sunday. It calls for a 30-day cessation of hostilities among warring parties in ... Read More »

Blackstone CEO makes historic $25 million donation to high school

Billionaire Steve Schwarzman, the CEO of private equity giant Blackstone (BX), thinks that oftentimes it’s not enough to just donate money to schools. Rather, he thinks donations can be much more meaningful if they target specific efforts. He recently made the largest-ever private donation to a public school, gifting $25 million to Abington High School in Pennsylvania. Schwarzman wants his donation specifically to help equip students with the right skills ... Read More »

Mother of 3 hit by giant tree says, ‘Our lives are forever altered

A mother of three who was hit by a 3,000-pound falling tree in New York City’s Central Park is speaking out for the first time about the incident and why she plans to file a $200 million lawsuit. “Our lives are forever altered by what happened,” Anne Monoky, 39, told ABC News’ Adrienne Bankert of the moment last August when the tree fell on her and her three young sons. ... Read More »

2019 Elections: Fela Durotoye is threading the path of Chris Okotie, Pat Utomi and Dele Momodu – Lekan Fatodu writes

Mixed reactions continue to trail the decison of popular motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye to become Nigeria’s next president come 2019. In this piece by UK based journalist, Lekan Fatodu, he says Fela is threading a familiar path that some recognisable Nigerians like Chris Okotie, Pat Utomi and Dele Momodu have throd for this same purpose with not much result. To start off, I don’t agree with those who have said ... Read More »

#Dapchi update: FG releases names of 110 missing girls

The Federal Government has released the names and other details of the 110 girls who have yet to be accounted for, following the attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State, on 19 Feb. 2018. The list was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who has twice led a Federal Government delegation ... Read More »

California school shooting plot foiled by Security officer, assault rifles found

A security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Southern California high school, allowing officials to thwart the plot just days after a deadly shooting in Florida, authorities said Wednesday. The 17-year-old student at El Camino High School near the city of Whittier was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, and his adult brother was arrested on five weapons charges after two assault rifles, 90 high-capacity ... Read More »

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