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    Why Igbo must produce next President of Nigeria, by Udenwa

    Why Igbo must produce next President of Nigeria, by Udenwa

    I am not contesting for any position. I’m only a participant to the extent that justice is done, and to see that we elect a good President for this country. The post Why Igbo must produce next President of Nigeria, by Udenwa appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Primaries: Don’t stampede political parties, APC chieftain warns INEC

    Primaries: Don’t stampede political parties, APC chieftain warns INEC

    A Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has warned Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against stampeding political parties in the conduct of primaries. The post Primaries: Don’t stampede political parties, APC chieftain warns INEC appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    2023: Count me out of pretenders, says Amosun

    2023: Count me out of pretenders, says Amosun

    The declaration of the former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for the presidency has not only changed the political calculation of who will fly the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress.... The post 2023: Count me out of pretenders, says Amosun appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Saraki tasks Gombe delegates on choice of candidates

    Saraki tasks Gombe delegates on choice of candidates

    Former President of the Senate and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Bukola Saraki, has charged delegates to next week’s party primaries to shun sentiment and look out for agility... The post Saraki tasks Gombe delegates on choice of candidates appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Obasanjo declares ‘mad passion’ for better Nigeria as Utomi shows how to revive economy

    Obasanjo declares ‘mad passion’ for better Nigeria as Utomi shows how to revive economy

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, declared he has a “mad passion” to see a better Nigeria. He stated this when he played host to a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party ... The post Obasanjo declares ‘mad passion’ for better Nigeria as Utomi shows how to revive economy appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Bauchi APC boss assures Tinubu of 100% delegates’ votes

    Bauchi APC boss assures Tinubu of 100% delegates’ votes

    Bauchi State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bappa Misau, has promised presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, that all the delegates from Bauchi will vote for him at the primary poll. The post Bauchi APC boss assures Tinubu of 100% delegates’ votes appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Confusion in Kano APC as Garo faces exit door, Kura joins NNPP

    Confusion in Kano APC as Garo faces exit door, Kura joins NNPP

    The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State may soon face the worst shock, as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s anointed deputy governorship aspirant, Murtala Garo, prepares to leave the party. The post Confusion in Kano APC as Garo faces exit door, Kura joins NNPP appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    ‘Benin River Port will enhance diversification’

    ‘Benin River Port will enhance diversification’

    Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the development of Benin River Port will guarantee diversification of the nation’s economy from oil to non-oil activities such as agriculture and agro-allied businesses,.... The post ‘Benin River Port will enhance diversification’ appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Usani dumps APC,  joins PRP

    Usani dumps APC, joins PRP

    Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani, has confirmed dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). The post Usani dumps APC, joins PRP appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Ex-Rivers APC  chairman flays N’Assembly members

    Ex-Rivers APC chairman flays N’Assembly members

    Former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ntufam Edim Inok, has berated National Assembly members, accusing them of using their oversight functions to enrich themselves. The post Ex-Rivers APC chairman flays N’Assembly members appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. View the full article

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    Oklahoma passes strictest abortion ban; services to stop

    Oklahoma passes strictest abortion ban; services to stop

    The bill is the latest example of the GOP’s national push to restrict access to what has been a constitutional right for nearly a half-century. Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill prohibiting all abortions with few exceptions, and providers said they would stop performing the procedure as soon as the governor signs it in the latest example of the GOP’s national push to restrict access to what has been a constitutional right for nearly a half century. In this April 12, 2022, file pho

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    Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

    Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

    The bill aimed at easing the baby formula shortage now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at easing the baby formula shortage for families participating in a government assistance program that accounts for about half of all formula purchased in the United States. Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare super

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    Advocates worry Haitian and Black migrants could still face discrimination after Title 42 ends

    Advocates worry Haitian and Black migrants could still face discrimination after Title 42 ends

    Though many applaud the May 23 lifting of Title 42, there is concern that the U.S. immigration system will continue to prioritize asylum seekers from European nations. Barring a Louisiana court decision, Title 42, the controversial health law used to enforce immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, will be lifted on May 23. Since being enforced by the Trump administration at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the law has been used to bar migrants seeking asylum from entering the United S

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    Michigan school assignment compares President Obama to monkeys

    Michigan school assignment compares President Obama to monkeys

    The Roeper School released a statement to Fox 2 on Tuesday saying it was reviewing the circumstances of the incident. A school for gifted students in Birmingham, Michigan, has come under fire after a teacher handed out an assignment that featured pictures of primates alongside a photo of former President Barack Obama. The educator at the Roeper School — which describes itself on its website as “the oldest preschool through grade 12 school for the gifted in the nation” — handed out the assignme

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    Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map

    Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map

    Republicans on Wednesday improved their chances of flipping the only Kansas congressional seat held by a Democrat. TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday improved their chances of flipping the only Kansas congressional seat held by a Democrat, when the state’s highest court upheld the new congressional map they drew. The map slices territory out of the Kansas City-area district Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids has carried by a 2-to-1 margin and replaces it with three counties that for

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    House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shooting

    House passes domestic terrorism bill after Buffalo shooting

    The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress faces to address gun violence and white supremacist attacks. The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. Cariol Horne, and Drea DNur attend a vigil across the street from Tops Friendly Market at Jefferson Avenue and Riley Street on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Buffalo, NY. (Photo: Ke

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    What ‘The Real Housewives’ can teach the Jan. 6 committee ahead of its June hearings

    What ‘The Real Housewives’ can teach the Jan. 6 committee ahead of its June hearings

    OPINION: The popular TV franchise provides a model for the committee investigating the insurrection to cut through the noise and apply pressure to the Department of Justice to act. Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio. A word of advice to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection as it gears up for public hearings set to begin on June 9: bring the drama with a side of screensho

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    Future member of ‘The Squad’? Progressive Summer Lee likely winner in Pa. House primary 

    Future member of ‘The Squad’? Progressive Summer Lee likely winner in Pa. House primary 

    As a Black progressive, Lee has been a standout candidate who could fit well with left-wing Democrats on Capitol Hill. Tuesday night, Pennsylvania State Rep. Summer Lee narrowly led in her primary race to fill an open seat in her state’s 12th Congressional District. The seat is one that was safe for Democrats, but as a progressive woman of color, Lee has been a standout candidate who voters seem to agree will fit in well on Capitol Hill as part of The Squad.  While supporters of Lee have alrea

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    Printing errors mar mailed ballots in Oregon, Pennsylvania

    Printing errors mar mailed ballots in Oregon, Pennsylvania

    Local elected officials must redo thousands, a laborious process that may delay results in some closely contested races. Printing mistakes will force local election officials in Pennsylvania and Oregon to redo thousands of mailed ballots, a laborious process that could delay results for some closely contested races in Tuesday’s primaries. In Pennsylvania, where GOP primaries for governor and U.S. Senate are drawing national attention, officials in Republican-leaning Lancaster County said the c

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    Pentagon official tells House subcommittee that agency is investigating UFO sightings

    Pentagon official tells House subcommittee that agency is investigating UFO sightings

    Ronald Moultrie, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, told a House subcommittee chaired by Rep. André Carson that the Pentagon is encouraging pilots and other military personnel to report anything unusual they see. WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects. And no, there is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life. Testifying before a House Intelligence subcommittee, Pentagon officials did not disclose

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    Meet the first NAACP all-women of color C-suite 

    Meet the first NAACP all-women of color C-suite 

    “I love the position we’re in, but I cannot wait for the day that it’s not unusual,” said Janette McCarthy Wallace, general counsel in the NAACP Legal Department, in an exclusive interview with theGrio. The first all-women of color National Association for the Advancement of Colored People C-suite team is working to leave a legacy built on values around equity, inclusivity and justice. The seven dynamos met with theGrio in an exclusive interview to share their stories and how they hope somed

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    US Senate candidates Beasley and Booker make history with primary election wins

    US Senate candidates Beasley and Booker make history with primary election wins

    Cheri Beasley of North Carolina and Charles Booker of Kentucky became the first African American nominees for their respective states. U.S. Senate candidates Cheri Beasley and Charles Booker came out victorious on Tuesday in their Democratic primary contests in North Carolina and Kentucky. The two historic candidates will go on to the general election in November. U.S. Senate candidates Charles Booker (Kentucky) and Cheri Beasley (North Carolina). (Photo: Charles Booker for U.S. Senate, Cheri

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    In Buffalo, Biden condemns racism, mourns new victims

    In Buffalo, Biden condemns racism, mourns new victims

    “In America, evil will not win, I promise you,” said President Joe Biden in remarks made in Buffalo, New York on Tuesday. President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned the poison of white supremacy and said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who murdered 10 black Americans in Buffalo. President Joe Biden speaks to families of victims of Saturday’s shooting, law enforcement and first responders, and community leaders at the Delavan Grider Com

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    Inside Karine Jean-Pierre’s historic first day as White House press secretary: ‘Representation matters’

    Inside Karine Jean-Pierre’s historic first day as White House press secretary: ‘Representation matters’

    TheGrio was in the briefing room to ask Jean-Pierre about the significance of her being the first Black American, gay woman, and immigrant to serve as press secretary. “Representation matters,” said Karine Jean-Pierre on a historic day at the White House during Monday’s press briefing, which marked her first official day on the job as press secretary.  As she noted at the podium, Jean-Pierre became the first Black American, gay woman and immigrant to serve as spokesperson for the president of

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    Anthony Clark, first Black chair of Philadelphia’s city commissioners, dead at 62

    Anthony Clark, first Black chair of Philadelphia’s city commissioners, dead at 62

    The committee was established in 1711 and Clark became the first African American chairman ever elected in 2007 Anthony Clark, the first Black chair of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, died Saturday at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer.  “Anthony was kind, courteous, and above all a true gentleman,” said current Chairwoman Lisa Deeley in a statement.“He loved his family, he loved to travel, and he loved to share his stories and pictures with us. His family and loved ones are in my p

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