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Onyeji Nnaji Replies Reno Omokiri's Succinct History of Igbo Slavery

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Discussing historical criticism,  Ama Ata Aidoo, remarked that, in writing about one's own people, the writer should know that certain aspects of the people's history should be put into consideration, else the people would be left vulnerable. The Ghanaian critic and playwright did not mean an expunge of any aspect of the people's history; rather, that those areas be treated with care. For a man I so much treasured his constructive critical works to treat a dehumanizing lifestyle that is completely barbaric with the fancy that makes it look like an honourable lifestyles of a people rather than a show of wickedness against humanity and the victim tribe concerned, simply because he wants to react to a displeasing statement of one person, is something I found with apparent intellectual misgivings. For precision, here is the succinct information about how Itsekiri proudly sold many Igbos to slavery as gloriously documented by Pastor Reno Omokiri,  I It may please you to see the

CDC Chief Says Mask Guidelines Unchanged as Delta Variant Surges

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on May 19, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not revised its masking guidance, even as the infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to sweep the United States, driving up case counts, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said during a Thursday press call. Walensky declined to say if the CDC is considering changing the guidance. The 7-day average of new cases in the United States is up 53%, Walensky said on the call. The Delta variant, which was first found in India, now comprises more than 80% of new cases nationwide and has been detected in more than 90 countries.

Senate GOP Blocks Debate On Incomplete Infrastructure Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after meeting with Senate Republicans, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Joe Biden’s promise of unity appears to be nowhere to be seen on Capitol Hill. The two major parties continue to clash on the bipartisan infrastructure deal as Senate Republicans block a vote to open debate on the nearly $1 trillion measure. On Wednesday, the GOP derailed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) attempt to jam through the incomplete legislation in a 49-to-51 vote, which fell short of the 60 it needed. Democrats are playing Russian roulette with taxpayer dollars. Their latest reckless tax and spending spree is threatening the stability of our economy, while their last one continues to dampen our recovery.  pic.twitter.com/uRFRlZwF4z — Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell)  July 21, 2021 Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said it would be hard to make a final decision in good faith when there

U.S. To Impose Sanctions On Cuban Officials Over Crackdown On Protests -Source

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FILE PHOTO: A Cuban flag hangs over a street in downtown Havana, Cuba, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini  The Biden administration plans to announce U.S. sanctions on Thursday against several Cuban officials over their role in a crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this month, people familiar with the matter said. The sanctions are expected to be imposed on security force officials accused of human rights abuses against activists who took part in the biggest protests of their kind in decades in the Communist-ruled island, the two sources told Reuters. It will mark the first concrete steps by President Joe Biden’s administration to apply pressure on the Cuban government as Washington faces calls from U.S. lawmakers and the Cuban-American community to show greater support for the protesters. The speed with which the administration has crafted new sanctions further signals Biden is highly unlikely to soften the U.S. approach to Cuba anytime soon after his predecessor, Do

Intel Analyst: Trump Won Texas By 12.3% In 2020

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In this Feb. 26, 2014 photo, a voter prepares to cast his ballot at an early voting polling site, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) An intelligence expert is breaking down the issues found during the 2020 election in Texas. During an  interview  on Wednesday, former military intelligence officer Seth Keshel said the data he found suggests at least 675,000 excess votes for Joe Biden in the Lone Star State. If his analysis is accurate, this would mean President Trump should have won Texas by roughly 55 percent instead of 43 percent. Keshel went on to point out irregularities in Biden’s win in Tarrant County specifically, which hadn’t voted Democrat since 1964. “Terrent County, Fort Worth 75,000 heavy is my estimate,” he explained. “This is a county where Trump puts up a Republican vote record in a Republican county not lost since 1964 and it is flipped by a vote gain double to the previous Democrat record in Terrent County.” Keshel is tracking election data from every U.S. state to c

Japan, South Korea, U.S. Work Together To Contain North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

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FILE – In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, walk past honor guard officers during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP, File) The U.S. is teaming up with Japan and South Korea in an effort to sent a unified warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. During a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, the three countries announced they are working closely to monitor the growing threat North Korea posses. North Korea has reportedly shut down diplomatic communication with the U.S. after the Biden administration took over talks in January. According toU.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the U.S. is working with Japan and South Korea in an effort to contain the North Korean threat. “That close coordination sends a very critical message to North Korea in that we are together and shoulder-to-shoulder in our approach to this policy,” she stated. “The United States has ma

"We Never Called For Defunding Police, Pushes Gun Control," Biden Claimed

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President Joe Biden stops to speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, after returning from a trip to Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Joe Biden is shifting blame for the rise in crime across the country while also claiming it’s Republicans that are lying about who’s behind the push to defund America’s police departments. During his Town Hall on CNN Wednesday, Biden actually claimed crime is down, but then said gun violence and murder rates are up. He then focused on his reputation as a gun control senator during his time in congress while stating he’s looking to get rid of everything from 9mm pistols to rifles. They're not hiding their intentions. Joe Biden says he wants to ban handguns — not merely AR-15s like their previous dishonest talking points suggested. Watch Biden stumble through this town hall answer.  pic.twitter.com/DI3CDTN1wL — (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz)  July 22, 2021 “The idea that you need

Report: Pelosi Considering Naming Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 Committee

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., talks to reporters follow a House Republican conference meeting in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on May 12, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)     House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is considering naming Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., to her Jan. 6 select committee, CNN reported. Kinzinger was among 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump following the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. "Speaker Pelosi is considering adding GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger to the select committee on Jan. 6, sources tell me," CNN’s Melanie Zanona  tweeted  late Thursday morning. At an earlier press conference, Pelosi was asked if she would appoint any Republicans to the panel. "We'll see," the speaker answered,  The Hill  reported. "I mean, there are some members that would like to be on it, but we'll see." Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the select committee, told  CNN  that Kinzi

Taraba Waking Up Late: Issued a 30-day Ultimatum to Herders to Vacate their Forests

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The Emirof Muri Empire in Taraba State, Abbas Tafida, has issued a 30-day ultimatum to herders terrorising residents of the state to vacate forests within the state or be forced to do so. The Emir gave the ultimatum on Tuesday after Eid prayers. This follows a range of kidnappings, killings and attacks in the statebby criminals inithe guise of herders. He claims that Fulani herders are responsible for perpetrating crimes in the state and should therefore vacate forests in the state within 30 days or be forced out. The Emir, who spoke in Hausa language, urged the leadership of fulani herdsmen to fish out the bad eggs among them. “Our Fulani herdsmen in the forests, you came into this state and we accepted you, why then will you be coming to towns and villages to kidnap residents, even up to the extent of raping our women? “Because of this unending menace, every Fulani herdsman in this state has been given 30 days ultimatum to vacate the forests. We are tired of having sleepless nights a

Launches Legal Defense 'Freedom Fund'

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' Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Conference on Iran on May 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) By  Charlie Comment | Print |      A     A Rudy Giuliani is seeking financial support from fellow "patriots" as he fights for his "freedom and justice." The former New York City mayor and personal attorney to former President Donald Trump announced the  Rudy Giuliani Freedom Fund  in an email sent Wednesday. Giuliani’s announcement came after New York and Washington, D.C., suspended his law licenses in what the former mayor says is an effort to silence him in his efforts to defend Trump and talk about 2020 presidential election fraud. "Patriot," Giuliani began his message to potential donors. "You may truly be my only hope. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m fighting for my freedom." Giuliani said President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have seized control of the White House

GOP Candidates Swarm To Flip Ill. Governorship Red

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP File) The wealthiest governor in the U.S. has announced his run for reelection in the Land of Lincoln. On Monday, Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he was inspired to run again in part because of his observations of healthcare workers during the pandemic. “Part of why I’m running for reelection is because I watched the heroes across our state step up and do the right thing,” he stated. “We had so much to accomplish and we were able to do that together.” Big news: I’m running for re-election. We’ve been through a lot, and I’ve been so proud to see Illinoisans come together during the toughest of times. I'm excited to fight for the state I love with  @JulianaforLG , and there’s no limit to what we can do going forward.  pic.twitter.com/r5UXILlrb3 — JB Pritzker (@JBPritzker)  July 19, 2021 However, Pritzker’s governorship hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing. In November,