Category: Politics

Putin and Kim Jong Un’s wartime pact sees the two autocrats one step closer to creating a world ‘safe for...

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un after a signing ceremony following their bilateral talks at Kumsusan state residence in Pyongyang, on June 19, 2024. KRISTINA KORMILITSYNA/Getty Images Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un signed a partnership agreement on Wednesday. The two allied countries — and global pariahs — have several overlapping interests. The agreement officializes several informal aspects of Russia…

Rivers Crisis: APC demands state of emergency says government, police helpless

The All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency following the political crisis in the state. The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Tony Okocha, made the call on Wednesday during a media briefing in Port Harcourt. According to Okocha, the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara and the police are now helpless in the lingering…

America’s poverty line is letting millions slip through the cracks — here’s how we could fix it

Many argue the poverty line is an outdated measurement. But it may not go away anytime soon. Getty Images; Alyssa Powell/BI Many Americans are struggling, but make too much money to qualify for social assistance. That’s because the US poverty line is outdated, leaving behind workers who could benefit from help. Experts suggest modernizing poverty measures to reflect real costs and provide better access to…

Eid-El-Kabir: Nigerians need tolerance, perseverance – AA chairman, Omo-Aje

The National Chairman of Action Alliance, AA, Dr. Adekunle Rufai Omo-Aje has said that Nigerians must build and maintain a compassionate and peaceful relationship with fellow citizens for a better Nigeria. The Chairman made the assertion in a statement in Kaduna on Sunday as part of his goodwill message to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir. According to him, the Eid-El-Kabir celebration called for a reflection “on what…

Elon Musk may have more to lose under a second Trump term than he stands to gain

Elon Musk has been flexing his power as a political influencer in recent years, but the billionaire and his businesses have much to gain — or lose — depending on who the next president is. Getty Images Elon Musk has been flexing his power as a political influencer in recent years. Whoever wins the White House could drastically impact the billionaire’s businesses. A political strategist…

Russia adopts Chinese yuan-to-ruble as benchmark exchange rate after US sanctions force a further move away from the dollar

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Sergey Bobylev/Pool/AFP/ Getty Images Moscow adopted the yuan-to-ruble exchange rate as benchmark after the US expanded sanctions against it. The US sanctions forced the Moscow Exchange to end dollar and euro trading, causing market confusion. Russia’s central bank reports yuan is now the main currency, accounting for 54% of trades. Moscow is adopting the Chinese yuan-to-ruble…

Elon Musk says Donald Trump calls him up out of the blue

Elon Musk and Donald Trump Lisa O’Connor/AFP/Getty Images and AP Photo/Chris Carlson Elon Musk says former President Donald Trump sometimes calls him up out of the blue. The Tesla CEO made the comments during Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. The apparent Musk-Trump phone calls are in line with a burgeoning chumminess between the two men. Elon Musk may be influencing Donald Trump’s stance on…

Trump says Taylor Swift shouldn’t endorse Biden because he ‘doesn’t know how to get off a stage’

Former President Donald Trump questioned how Taylor Swift could support President Joe Biden. Kara Durrette/Getty Images; David Becker/Getty Images Donald Trump questioned why Taylor Swift would support President Joe Biden. The former president made his comments during what was billed as a policy discussion with House Republicans. Swift endorsed Biden in 2020. She hasn’t made an endorsement in the 2024 race. Former President Donald Trump…

June 12: ‘Tinubu has done excellently well, kept campaign promises’ – Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has insisted that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has kept his campaign promises to Nigerians. Obi stated this during a Democratic Day chat on Arise TV. In those days of electioneering, Tinubu had promised to build a Nigeria, especially for the youth, where sufficient jobs with decent wages create a better life….

Putin could struggle to end the war in Ukraine because it’s making some poor Russians richer

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Contributor via Getty Images Russia’s war against Ukraine has improved conditions for some poor Russians. War-related activities drive economic resilience, with 3.6% GDP growth last year. High interest rates and military focus pose risks to Russia’s economic stability. Russia’s war against Ukraine has made some poor Russians better off, complicating any calculus over how to end it. Russia’s sanctions-hit economy has…

APC accepts resignation of Vice Chairman

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said it has accepted the resignation of its former Vice Chairman, Chief Francis Inegbeneki from the party. DAILY POST reports that the immediate past State Vice Chairman of the party had on Friday, June 7, 2024, tendered his resignation letter to the Ward 9, chairman of the party at Opoji in Esan Central Local Government…

The 4 different ways Republicans are reacting to the Hunter Biden verdict

Hunter Biden arriving to court in Wilmington, Delaware earlier this month. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Hunter Biden has been convicted on three felony gun charges. Republicans seem divided on what to make of it. Some of them are celebrating it, while others say it’s a ruse. Some even seem to be defending him. Hunter Biden was convicted on Tuesday of three federal charges related to him…

Trump got special treatment from NYC probation, and defense lawyers are crying foul

Former President Donald Trump Scott Olson/Getty Images Trump was allowed to do his NYC pre-sentencing interview virtually and with his lawyer present. New York lawyers say this is preferential treatment for a billionaire ex-president. Low-income defendants are required to do their interviews in person and without a lawyer, they say. Donald Trump was allowed to do his pre-sentencing interview on Monday via video and with…

Macron has taken a radical gamble that could backfire

France’s President Emmanuel Macron on June 8, 2024. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images President Emmanuel Macron called snap parliamentary elections in France. It came after a big win for rival Marine Le Pen’s National Rally in the European Parliament vote. This could dissolve Macron’s coalition, risking cohabitation with an opposition prime minister. French President Emmanuel Macron shocked the world on Sunday by calling a snap election in…

Far-right, nationalist parties gain strong support in European Parliament election

Supporters of Romania’s nationalist-sovereignist party wave flags on a building covered with a banner showing medieval historical figures at the party’s headquarters after the exit polls of the European Parliament Elections in Bucharest, Romania. DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images Voters across the European Union are voting in a new European Parliament in elections this week. Early results reveal a surge in support for far-right parties….

7 Democrats who could replace Biden if he drops his 2024 reelection bid

President Joe Biden speaking at the White House earlier this month. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden’s reelection bid has the strong backing of most elected Democrats. Biden is committed to the race, but there’s public speculation on whether he’ll stay in the contest. In the unlikely event that Biden left the race, an array of Democrats would be in the mix to lead the…

Putin has 2 daughters he barely ever talks about, and is rumored to have at least 2 more

Russian President Vladimir and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva. Sergey Ponomarev/AP Russian President Vladimir Putin has at least two daughters he rarely talks about. He has two daughters with his ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva: Maria and Katerina, both in their 30s. He may have one daughter with his rumored ex-girlfriend Alina Kabaeva and another with a mistress. Russian President Vladimir Putin is famously secretive about his…

Trump’s hush-money judge alerted lawyers about a Facebook comment claiming Trump would be convicted 24 hours before it happened. The...

A person claiming to be a “professional” troll posted on an official court Facebook page claiming that their cousin, a juror in Donald Trump’s hush money trial, predicted his conviction before it occurred. SAUL LOEB via Getty Images A self-described “professional” troll posted that their cousin, a juror in Trump’s hush money trial, predicted his conviction. The Facebook post became the subject of a letter from…

Bauchi to hold council polls August 10

The Bauchi State Independent Electoral Commission, BASIEC, has concluded plans to conduct fresh local council elections on August 10, 2024. DAILY POST reports that this follows the dissolution of the previously elected councils a year ago by the State Governor, Bala Mohammed. Addressing journalists at a press briefing on Friday, BASIEC Chairman, Ahmed Makama announced that the commission has issued a 60-day notice for the…

It’s been 3 days since Modi won, and we’re already seeing what it’s costing him

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses his supporters after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won in the country’s general election, in New Delhi on June 4, 2024. MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images Narendra Modi is still in power, but now his allies can start making demands of him. These difference-makers want Cabinet positions and special funding, The Guardian and Reuters reported. It’s a stark change from…

Steve Bannon has to actually go to prison by July 1, Trump-appointed judge says

Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Donald Trump, and attorney Matthew Evan Corcoran, depart the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on June 6, 2024 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images Steve Bannon must start serving his four-month prison sentence by July 1, a judge ruled. Bannon was convicted in 2022 of contempt of Congress for defying a January 6 Committee subpoena. Bannon plans to appeal…

NYPD preparing to revoke Trump’s license to carry 3 pistols: report

Pool/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump is a convicted felon after the recent verdict in the hush-money trial. That makes possession of a firearm a federal crime. Trump’s New York license to carry a concealed weapon was already suspended last year, CNN reported. Former President Donald Trump’s New York license to carry a weapon is likely about to be revoked by the New York Police…

Trump and Biden’s chief of staff are squaring off next week to sway top business execs

Former President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff Jeff Zients are set to address an influential group of CEOs. Sarah Yenesel-Pool/Getty Images; Patrick Semansky/AP Donald Trump is set to address a influential meeting of the nation’s top CEOs. The former president is making a major play for Wall Street. President Joe Biden is sending his White House chief of staff Jeff Zients to…

Modi is on a mission to assert India’s global power. His election setback won’t deter him.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes victory signs at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi on June 4, 2024. MONEY SHARMA via Getty Images India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a narrower-than-expected reelection victory.  But the setback likely won’t deter his global ambitions.  Modi wants to make India into one of the world’s major powers.  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged from Tuesday’s…

Yes, Narendra Modi won again. So what’s all the fuss about?

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the release of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) manifesto ahead of country’s upcoming general elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi on April 14, 2024. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images Narendra Modi continues to be prime minister, but how he won was a major blow to the leader. His ruling party expected to smash the polls but couldn’t…

Modi claims a historic 3rd term but he’ll have to rely on allies

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he arrives at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi, India, June 4, 2024. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a third term as the country’s leader. His party is now scrambling to find allies to form a government. It’s the result of a six-week election that saw a bitter feud emerge between the…

One year in office: APC scores Fubara zero

The chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chief Tony Okocha, has debunked news making the round on social media, alluding that he made a U-turn and congratulated Governor Siminalayi Fubara for his one year in office. Okocha, who briefed journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, said it is impossible for him to congratulate a government he described…

This congressman’s kid embodies how everyone probably feels about politics right now

Guy Rose, 6, is going viral for his antics in Congress behind his father, Rep. John Rose of Tennessee. House Television via AP Rep. John Rose of Tennessee made a passionate speech defending Donald Trump on Monday. But all eyes were on Guy, his 6-year-old son, who stole the show with his backstage mischief. Guy just graduated kindergarten, and Rose said he was asked to…

Sequoia partner Doug Leone once again supports Trump after previously renouncing him

Doug Leone (left) endorsed Donald Trump (right) on Monday, despite his previous rebuke of the former president after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Getty Images Doug Leone wrote on X that he will support Donald Trump for president in this year’s election. Leone previously rebuked Trump, saying he’d incited the riot at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Leone’s endorsement adds him to…

Stormy Daniels breaks her media silence and says Melania should leave Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels (left), former President Donald Trump (center), and his wife Melania Trump (right). Jacek Boczarski/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Alon Skuy via Getty Images; Justin Lane/Pool via Getty Images Stormy Daniels says Melania should leave former president Donald Trump. Trump was found guilty of all 34 felony counts related to a hush-money payment to Daniels. Daniels said Trump should go to prison or become a…