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North Korea just tested a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US according to some experts. (Photo Credit: CNN)

North Korea just tested a ballistic missile capable of reaching the US according to some experts. (Photo Credit: CNN)

Senator Lindsey Graham(R) in an interview on Tuesday said the United States military should take out North Korea and not just concentrate on its nuclear program. The interview, hosted by The Today Show, saw the senator say “President Donald Trump is not going to allow the ability of this madman to have a missile to hit America. If there is going to be a war to stop him, it will be over there. If thousands die, they are going to die there, they’re not going to die here.”

He added that Trump did not want a war but he would not allow North Korea to obtain a reliable nuclear-tipped ICBM. “The Chinese can stop this,” he said.

Graham’s statement came just days after North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile which experts believe could have the range to hit most of the United States, with the exception of Florida. Some problems still remain with its reentry vehicle, however, which will require at least a few more tests.

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CNN: The trivia mocking Buhari. (Photo Credit: CNN)

CNN GPS: The trivia mocking Buhari. (Photo Credit: CNN)

In what appears to be a trivia session, GPS, a CNN programme hosted by Fareed Zakaria mocked the long absence of President Muhammadu Buhari. The programme which is one of the channel’s flagship ones posed the trivia to viewers of the show in its ‘GPS challenge.’

The trivia question was: “The head of state from which country has not set foot in his homeland in over two months?” and had these multiple options: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Nigeria.

President Buhari has been out of the country for 84 days for medical treatment in London, and his absence has continued to dominate news headlines locally and around the world. Visits to him in London by various governors and government officials was widely reported. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo also visited Buhari in London and announced that he will return home shortly.

 

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Electric cars like this will be the only vehicles allowed in Britain. (Photo credit: BMW Blog)

Electric cars like this will be the only vehicles allowed in Britain. (Photo credit: BMW Blog)

The British government, yesterday have called for a ban on all petrol and diesel cars from 2040 due to fear that rising emissions pose a significant risk to public health. Ministers defended the ban as they warned that people’s health is continuously being compromised due to poor air quality mostly caused by petrol and diesel cars. The ban will also include hybrid vehicles.

“Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and this government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible. That is why we are providing councils with new funding to accelerate development of local plans, as part of an ambitious £3bn programme to clean up dirty air around our roads,” a government spokesman said. The move will see an increase in manufacturing and sale of electric vehicles; which would be the only ones permitted on British roads.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. (Photo Credit: The Triangle)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. (Photo Credit: The Triangle)

Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), former president of Civil Liberty Organisation (CLO) has tasked former President Olusegun Obasanjo with using his sway as an elder statesman to galvanise politics in Nigeria in order to give way to youthful political leadership in the country.

In a personal letter written to the former president, Agbakoba lamented the issue of poor leadership in the country, citing it as a bane and expressed concern about life expectancy, corruption and poverty. Nigeria ranks poorly on all international human development indicators according to him. Read Full Article

Youths shut down NASS. (Photo credit: Nigerian Monitor)

Youths shut down NASS. (Photo credit: Nigerian Monitor)

Youths in their hundreds, yesterday stormed the national assembly (NASS) demanding for the ‘not too young to run’ bill, which was proposed by lawmakers, be passed into law. The bill, which is has recently been proposed is seeking to reduce the qualification age for those aspiring for public office, including that of the president.

Former Chairman of the Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, addressing the coalition of youth groups before marching to the national assembly said: “We are in a country with the median age of 19 but people who want to save Nigeria’s unity have an average age of over 60.

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Governor Rochas Okorocha. (Photo credit: Buzz Nigeria)

Governor Rochas Okorocha. (Photo credit: Buzz Nigeria)

Freshly back from London where he went to visit his sick boss, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state had this to say about Femi Fani Kayode: “The guy (Fani-Kayode) is a spoilt child, one of those whose parents over pampered they hardly talk like human beings. Apart from somebody who went into government, he is not known for doing business. I wonder if he has ever worked and all of a sudden he had political appointment. He has nothing else to brandish apart from the father’s name. Remove his father’s name; I don’t think he is a human being. Rochas grew from the scratch. By the grace of God and hard work, he is where he is today. But that one apart from coming to politics what else does he have to brandish?”  OUCH!

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General Yakubu Gowon. Photo credit: General Yakubu Gowon

General Yakubu Gowon. Photo credit: General Yakubu Gowon

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has stated that despite the current agitations in the land, Nigeria won’t break up, because the youths will not allow anything or anyone threaten the unity of the country. Speaking at the 50th-anniversary programme of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the retired General said: “I am not scared for the unity of the nation. I have confidence in Nigeria and the youths of this country that they will make sure that they take over and do better than we left for them. I have no fear that these rantings and so on….. I have confidence that the youths of this nation will keep Nigeria going and make it greater. Diversity is our source of unity and strength.”

If only these agitators will listen to a wise man, who actually fought in the war.

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Here’s a list of US Presidents since World War 2, ranked by their approval rating after six months in office. You wouldn’t believe who made it to the bottom of the list. Click on the play button below to view the list.

Source: Press Association

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Nigerians and the National Assembly.

Nigerians and the National Assembly.

Surely, this is one piece of legislation that’ll be welcomed by the Nigerian youth. The house of representatives has proposed a change in the constitution to allow for the age limit for running for the presidential office be lowered to 35 years.

The current minimum age for qualification for the contesting is 40.

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President Buhari meets delegates. PhotoCredit @NGRPresident

President Buhari meets delegates. PhotoCredit @NGRPresident

Again, media handlers of our amiable President on Sunday realeased a photo of him receiving a delegation of APC Governors at the Abuja House, London

According to the Presidency Nigeria twitter handle, the photo was released at 8:56pm (UK) and showed the President seemingly in high spirits surrounded by the said Governors and delegates. They included Chief John Oyegun, party Chairman, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport as well as the Governors of Imo, Kogi, Kaduna and Nasarawa.

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