Showing posts from May, 2020

Trump tweets Antifa will be labeled a terrorist organization but experts believe that's unconstitutional

President Donald Trump  tweeted Sunday that the United States will designate Antifa  as a terrorist organization, even though the US government has no existing legal authority to label a wholly domestic group in the manner it currently designates foreign terrorist organizations. Current and former government officials say it would be unconstitutional for the US government to proscribe First Amendment-protected activity inside the US based on simple ideology. US law allows terrorist designations for foreign groups since belonging to those groups doesn't enjoy the same protections. Antifa, short for anti-fascists,  describes a broad group of people whose political beliefs lean toward the left -- often the far left -- but do not conform with the Democratic Party platform. Antifa positions can be hard to define, but many members support oppressed populations and protest the amassing of wealth by corporations and elites. Some employ radical or militant tactics to get out thei

Umar writes Buhari, says ‘skewed appointments will ruin Nigeria’

A former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (retd.), on Sunday, warned the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over alleged lopsided appointments in the country. According to Umar, the appointments so far made by the President into federal positions will bring the country into “ruins”. The former military governor stated this in his open letter to President Buhari, which was made public on Sunday. The letter was titled, ‘Mr President; Please belong to all of us’, and dated May 31, 2020. Part of the letter read, “At this time and in the light of all that has happened since you took office, any conversation with you Mr. President cannot gloss over the chaos that has overtaken appointments into government offices in your administration. READ ALSO:   Gunmen kill 30 in Burkina Faso attack “All those who wish you and the country well must mince no words in warning you that Nigeria has become dangerously polarized and risk sliding into crisis

Borrowing for consumption, worst form of corruption –Peter Obi

The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, speaks with OLUSOLA FABIYI and MUDIAGA AFFE on the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 elections and other issues How  would you assess the way the Federal Government has handled the COVID-19 pandemic? The COVID-19 situation has brought to the fore the cumulative effects of bad leadership over the years in the area of poor health infrastructure, inequality and so many other ills in the country. We have poor health infrastructure that was not created overnight. It also showed where we are in terms of development and that we are performing below expectations. Who is to blame for this? I have said that it is (to be blamed on) the cumulative effects of leadership failures over the years. All of us that have been leaders over the years should share in that blame. You cannot pick who exactly to blame, but if you look at the measu

'I Don't Think There's Systemic Racism' Among Law Enforcement, National Security Adviser O'Brien Tells CNN

U nited States National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said on Sunday that he doesn’t think systemic racism is an issue in U.S. law enforcement agencies. After days where massive  protests organized in cities  across the country against the  murder of George Floyd , O’Brien told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he doesn’t “think there’s systemic racism” amongst the police. Instead, he argued that there are some “bad cops” who may be racist or poorly trained. He argued while there are “some bad apples” among police officers, the majority of police officers are “great Americans.” No, I don’t think there’s systemic racism,” White House National Security adviser Robert O’Brien says about US law enforcement agencies. “There’s a few bad apples that are giving law enforcement a terrible name” #CNNSOTU 1:23 247.1K views 2:50 PM · May 31, 2020 “I think 99.9% of our law enforcement officers are great Americans, and many of them are