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Politicians’ Plot: President Trump takes his Campaign only to states he won in 2016

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from @coveringpotus  – President Trump has held all his campaign rallies this year in states he won in 2016 — including Florida and Pennsylvania, and in North Carolina on Wednesday night. He he has shown no interest in toning down rhetoric that has made him unpopular among black, Hispanic and female voters. And just this week, he plunged the nation into another divisive battle over race. The campaign is mounting an all-out effort to play defense: protect the states Trump won in 2016, while also trying to expand the map, campaign officials, Republican advisers and strategists told The Post. The plan includes solidifying and maximizing the support of Trump’s base in a handful of key states while making marginal inroads with some of the constituencies wary of the president, officials said. Read more by clicking the link in our bio. (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP)

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IlhanOmar Reacts To Trump Rally ‘Send Her Back’ Chant.

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DonaldTrump caused controversy at yet another #Trump rally, this time in North Carolina, where he verbally attacked a U.S. Congresswoman and prompted chants of “Send her back!” from the crowd.
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During Trump’s latest rally, he said Congresswoman Ilhan Omar “looks down with contempt on the hardworking Americans saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country.” He continued, “obviously, and importantly, Omar has a history of launching vicious anti-Semitic screeds.”
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That’s when the crowd began chanting “send her back” as Trump proudly looked on. “So that’s Omar,” he added. Trump’s words have seemingly incited his supporters, and many felt like the display was distasteful, even by previous Trump rally standards.
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Omar is a Somali refugee and a naturalized US citizen, who became one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress last November. Not allowing the negativity to affect her spirit, Omar channeled (and quoted) Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem in a tweet responding to the Trump and his rally supporters. “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise,” she tweeted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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While Omar was the target at the Trump rally, on ….…to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

from @m.homazadeh – #Ilhanomar , the 37-year-old mother of 3, born in Somali. Her mother died when she was 2 years old. She spent 4 years in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to the US in 1995.
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Ilhan tried hard to “be a bridge builder and to forge relationships that never existed”. But “Being an immigrant, a refugee, Muslim—all of those things represent an otherness that is not easily confined into the social fabric of this country”, Ilhan says.
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When she began a campain for congress election, the perspective was not positive. “People said I should be proud of myself if I got even 10% of the votes!” But, after a really interesting effort and competition, she was elected in Nov. 2016.
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She is fighting against #Islamophobia and #racism, and there is a tremendous attack on her.

#istandwithilhan #standwithilhan .
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در سومالی بدنیا آمده و مادرش را در 2 سالگی از دست داده. 8 ساله بوده که به اردوگاه مهاجران کنیا کوچ کرده و بالاخره در 12 سالگی، جواز مهاجرت به امریکا را گرفته است.
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ایلهان عمر – که الان 37 ساله و مادر 3 فرزند است – میگوید: “امریکا برای ما خوش منظر و دلفریب بود؛ سرزمینی با پرچینهای سفید و چمنهای پیرایش شده که هرکس هرچه لازم دارد، مهیاست. ولی اولین تجربه ما پس از رسیدن، رانندگی در منهتن نیویورک بود. همه جا زباله و گدایان و بی خانمانهایی که در خیابان میخوابیدند. یادم می آید به پدرم نگریستم و پرسیدم: این شبیه امریکایی نیست که به ما قول دادی. و او گفت: ما هنوز به امریکایمان نرسیده ایم. باید صبور باشی.”
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ایلهان توضیح میدهد که چطور سیاهپوست بودن، مسلمان بودن، و پناهنده بودن، هرکدام “دیگری بودن” را در جامعه امریکا نمایش میدهد. و او چه سختیها پشت سر گذاشته تا “سازنده پلها و گدازنده و شکل دهنده روابطی باشد که از پیش وجود نداشت”.
تلاش سنگین و امید الهام بخش او در مبارزه برای کسب کرسی نمایندگی مجلس، آنهم در شرایطی که “مردم میگفتند حتی اگر بتوانی 10 درصد آراء را بدست آوری، به تو افتخار خواهیم کرد”، واقعا جذاب است.
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این مادر سیاهپوست محجبه در پاییز 2016 توانست نمایندگی کنگره از ایالت مینسوتا را کسب کند و امروز از تاثیرگذارترین چهره های اجتماعی – سیاسی در امریکاست.
فارغ از زیرکی و کاربلدی او در پیشبرد اهداف ضد نژادپرستی و ضد اسلام هراسی، فکر میکنم شخصیت این زن و اعتماد بنفس و تلاش و پیشرفتی که به نمایش میگذارد، جای توجه دارد.
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#ایلهان_عمر #اسلام_هراسی #نژادپرستی #امریکا #کنگره – #regrann

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Sacks Ned Nwoko, Senator Nwaoboshi Reclaims Seat

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Senator Peter Nwaoboshi on Tuesday reclaimed his Delta South Senatorial seat as the Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled in his favour against Ned Nwoko.

Ned Nwoko had approached the apex court challenging the earlier ruling of the court of appeal which declared Nwoboshi as the winner of the election.

READ FULL STORY on SaharaReporters.com or click the LINK in our Bio.

Via: Sahareporters

He will be consoled in more ways than one tonight. 😉😉😉

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Suddenly Cardib gets political again..

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from @iamcardib 

– THIS MIGHT BE YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED!! I would like to ask my favorite democratic candidate about police brutality.What would you like to ask ? what change would you like to see in your community and in the USA 🇺🇸? 2020 is getting very close let’s get familiar with who is running and how they can change the country ! Put your questions down below and your questions may be answered very soon😊😊

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Breaking: US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns.

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Reposted from @coveringpotus

Breaking news: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned. President Trump told reporters Friday morning that Acosta was stepping aside and it was Acosta’s decision. The resignation comes amid intense scrutiny of his role as a U.S. attorney a decade ago in a deal with Jeffrey Epstein that allowed the financier to plead guilty to lesser offenses in a sex-crimes case. As he prepared to leave the White House on Friday, Trump called Acosta a “great labor secretary, not a good one” and a “tremendous talent.” The 2008 plea deal in Florida came under renewed scrutiny in light of Epstein’s indictment Monday on more child sex trafficking charges in New York. Acosta faced pressure to step down from top Democrats, including numerous presidential candidates who criticized the deal as excessively lenient and said Acosta had been irreparably damaged by it. Read more by clicking the link in our bio. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

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Vice President Osinbajo’s firm linked to company fingered in alleged N100bn Alpha Beta scam

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A company in which Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a stake, Simmons Coopers Partners, has been linked to another firm, Ocean Trust Limited, which was fingered in an alleged N100bn scam involving Alpha Beta Consulting Limited and Alpha Beta LP.

Ocean Trust Limited, which was accused of being a conduit for diversion and laundering of funds by Alpha Beta, listed Simmons Coopers as its company secretary, documents exclusively obtained from the Corporate Affairs Commission by Saturday PUNCH showed.

Simmons Coopers was listed as a company in which Prof Yemi Osinbajo (now Vice-President) had a stake in his asset declaration form in 2015, according to the statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

In a petition submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in  July 2018, Dapo Apara, the erstwhile managing director of Alpha Beta, had alleged that Alpha Beta owed the Federal Government N100bn in unpaid taxes spanning over 10 years, adding that the firm usually laundered funds through another firm, Ocean Trust Limited.
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Despite believing justice wasn’t served, Adeleke bows out .

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Supreme court upholds Oyetola’s election

The supreme court has upheld Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor of Osun state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyetola winner of the Osun governorship election after a controversial rerun in September 2018.

Dissatisfied with INEC’s declaration, Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, filed a petition against at the tribunal.

The tribunal declared Adeleke winner of the election in March. Gboyega appealed the verdict of the tribunal.

In May, the appeal court gave judgement in favour of the APC candidate.

The court set aside the entire proceedings of the tribunal. It said the tribunal panel was not well constituted.

At the apex court on Friday, five of the seven judges on the panel were in favour of Oyetola, leaving Adeleke with just two.

More to follow… – #obyorijiblog

Reposted from @punchnewspapers – BREAKING: I wish Oyetola well —Adeleke

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Friday congratulated Governor Gboyega Oyetola on his victory at the Supreme Court.

Adeleke in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated that his ambition to be the Governor of Osun State was never a do-or-die affair.
He said the Supreme Court’s decision, regardless of his disagreement and disappointment with it remained final.” Read more in www.punchng.com – #obyorijiblog

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Alleged N6.3bn Fraud: Court Rules on Admissibility of EFCC’s Evidence against Jang, June 27

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Justice Daniel Longji of a Plateau State High Court, sitting in Jos, has fixed June 27, 2019 to rule on the admissibility of documents sought to be tendered against a former governor of the state, Jonah Jang, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for an alleged N6.3 billion fraud.

Jang is standing trial along with Yusuf Gyang Pam, a cashier of the Office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, for allegedly using their position to defraud the state, and enrich themselves after diverting about N2 billion released to the state by the Central Bank of Nigeria, under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Funds, MSMEDF, just a month to the expiration of Jang’s tenure in 2015.

They were first arraigned on May 16, 2018 and pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.

At the resumed sitting on June 13, 2019, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, while leading another prosecution witness in evidence, Jonah Kabong, a civil servant in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, had applied to tender in evidence, minutes of the State Security Council meeting and that of the State Executive Council between 2014 and 2015 – during Jang’s administration.

However, counsel to Jang, Mike Ozekhome,SAN, vehemently opposed the application, arguing that they were classified documents and so could not be tendered withoutauthorization from the Plateau State government.

He said: “We are strongly objecting to that application because it’s not proper to tender documents that are classified and tagged as‘top secret’ before a law court.

“We believe it’s going to be injurious, particularly to Plateau State.

“Classified documents are not for public consumption.

“Our opposition to this dangerous attempt is not because we are afraid of anything, but such documents by Law are not to be thrown open to the public.”

Read more at www.efccnigeria.org

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Democracy Day: Buhari hosts dinner for visiting leaders

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President Muhammadu Buhari played host to visiting world leaders at a dinner last night in Abuja, ahead of the country’s Democracy Day, which is being marked today.

The event, which was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, had the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, in attendance.

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and some former Heads of State, attended the dinner.

The world leaders sighted at the event were those of Liberia, Rwanda, Gambia, Niger, Congo, Ghana, Chad, Uganda, Senegal, Mauritania and Italy.

The main event to mark June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy Day, will take place today at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said at the dinner that the celebration was “unique”, coming just a day after the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. – #obyorijiblog

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Buhari congratulates Lawan, Gbajabiamila

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, following the emergence of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the President of the Senate and Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Mr Idris Wase also emerged as the Deputy Senate President and Deputy Speaker respectively.

“The President also salutes all the national legislators and their political parties for their display of patriotism and non-partisanship before and during the election.

“He commends the transparent and fair nature of the voting process, adjudging it as a plus for the democracy in the country,” a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Tuesday.

Buhari noted that the new leadership was “new dawn, different from duplicity and perfidy of the immediate past.”

He advised the leadership to work for the interest of Nigeria, using their exalted positions.

Buhari touched on the executive-legislature relationship, saying, “The Executive does not desire a rubber stamp Legislature. While separation of powers is essential, collaboration among all Arms of Government should be the name of the game.

“Opposition need not be virulent.”

The President added, “Stepping into the Next Level, the legislature has a big role to play for the goals of the administration to be achieved…This is for the ultimate good of the nation.” – #obyorijiblog

Via: Punchnews

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Jibrin nominates Gbajabiamila for speaker after five-minute speech

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The lawmaker-elect for Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has nominated Surulere constituency 1 lawmaker-elect, Femi Gbajabiamila, as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives after a three-minute long speech.

Jibrin, who is the director-general of Gbajabiamila’s campaign, nominated the latter after showering encomiums on him in a speech that lasted for five minutes (from 3.10pm to 3.15pm), the longest in recent history.

Jibrin, who had nominated Yakubu Dogara who eventually emerged Speaker in 2015 but later fell out with Dogara, said he was supporting Gbajabiamila to redeem himself.

Read more in www.punchng.com – #obyorijiblog

from @channelstelevision – BREAKING: Gbajabiamila Elected As House Of Reps Speaker.
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Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila has been elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Ninth Assembly.

Mr Gbajabiamila who is a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated his close contender Mohammed Bago with 281 votes. A total of 358 lawmakers voted, 76 voted for Mr Bago, while there was an invalid vote.

For more visit www.channelstv.com – #obyorijiblog

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BREAKING: Lawan emerges Senate President

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Voting shows 17 PDP lawmakers supported Lawan

The result of the Senate Presidency election shows that at least 17 Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers voted for Senate President Ahmed Lawan in disregard of the directive of the PDP leadership that Ali Ndume should be elected as Senate President.

The All Progressives Congress has 62 lawmakers while the opposition PDP has 44 and Young Democratic Party has one.

READ ALSO: Lawan emerges Senate President

Two senatorial seats of Imo State remain vacant.

However, Lawan polled 79 votes while Ndume scored only 28 votes.

Yobe North lawmaker, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has emerged the President of the ninth Senate with 80 votes defeating Ali Ndume of Borno-South senatorial district who polled less than 30 votes

Talk about the whole country being ruled by the north. This is only Ok because the north is the one in all of these positions. If this was just in anyway mistakenly the igbos, then be sure to see a bomb blast somewhere by the end of the day.

This is happening peacefully because it is the northerners winning. Buhari must be very proud of his people and the strings he has been pulling for all this to be achieved.

The hausas are this successful because they have the best unity in the whole country. The igbos wonto pull eachother into the power like the hausas, because they will like to be the one in every position all by themselves. So their relative will have to worship them forever.

The Yorubas are always in need of a leader. They can’t take up the battle all by themselves because they are not so sure if they should be so forward because they are released afraid it will come off ass disrespectful, which is the only thing that matters to them, along side being religious.

The Hausas are the only ones in Nigeria, who can pull off a plan so perfectly and effectively because their loyalty to one another is uncomparable to anyother tribe ik this country. And by hausas, I mean muslim part, because even the Christian part of the hausas land don’t unite this well.  So, while you hate the result of this election, check your tribe and see if they’re capable of doing pulling off this greatness.

Congratulations again to the winner…

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Akeredolu sacks nine perm secs, affected officers kick

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has allegedly ordered nine permanent secretaries in the state civil service to go on compulsory retirement.

It was gathered that some of the affected senior civil servants were not up to the 60 years mandatory retirement age for the civil servants while some of them also had not spent up to 35 years in the state civil service. It was also gathered that some of the affected permanent secretaries had been given the retirement letters since the beginning of the week.

The action of the governor did not go down well with some of the affected people as some of them who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said they would challenge the action in court.

One of them alleged that the governor did not take the action against them in good faith, alleging that he (the governor) showed them the way out of service untimely in order to pave way for his ‘anointed’ candidate to succeed the current Head of Service, Mr Toyin Akinkuotu, who was said to be going on retirement in August 2019.

Read more>>>>punchng.com – #obyorijiblog

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Obasanjo asks Aisha Buhari to tell her husband the President the truth about insecurity

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has supported recent concerns raised by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, on insecurity and other challenges facing the country.

Obasanjo, however, advised her to engage her husband in what he called “pillow talk” on the state of the nation.

The former President, according to a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said this while playing host to the members of the Editorial Board of a Social media platform, Penpushing Media at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Boardroom.

Some groups including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, have however said Obasanjo was right to call on Aisha to tell her husband the truth.

The President’s wife, Aisha, had last week renewed her criticisms of the Federal Government’s programmes.

She had also faulted the social investment programmes of her husband’s administration, saying there was no evidence to show that the funds allocated were judiciously utilised.

Mrs Buhari had said, “I am sure that my husband decided to put somebody from Kano because of the population and political impact it made.” For more visit>>>>punchng.com

Posted by @punchnews

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The Royal Family prepares to welcome President Trump on Monday 3rd June.

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As a tradition that has been on going between the united states and the unites kingdom, following the visit from the former to the later on a trail from the time of President Bush, down to President Obama, and now President Trump.

Despite the bad blood between Meghan and her president, the royal family is not in anyway hoping to cancel such a monumental symbol of relationship between world powers, just because of a supposed bad blood between country men.

The royals made the announcement on instagram through their handle.

from @theroyalfamily – Tomorrow the President of the United States of America, President Donald J Trump and the First Lady, Mrs Melania Trump will pay a State Visit to the UK.
State visits, both outward and incoming, play an integral role in strengthening Britain’s relationships with countries across the world.

The Queen hosted President Trump and Mrs Trump for tea at Windsor Castle last July.
Over the course of her reign, The Queen has met twelve US Presidents. The Queen has hosted two previous US State Visits, President George W Bush in 2003 and President Barack Obama in 2011.

#USStateVisit – #obyorijiblog

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As Kaduna state gets its very first female deputy governor, MALE indigenes declare themselves God forsaken.

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In all sincerity, I hope this woman gets protected by her governor. These men are here typing it and making it very clear that they are unbelievably deserted by Goddue to the choice to be led by a woman.

No one knows what the ones who are not on Instagram and other social media are planning on exhibiting to according to them “satisfy the wrath of God on them”

This is very dangerous. No one should take this likely. These men consider it a big disappointment for a man to be directed by a woman. They are considered only important in the other room and in the kitchen according to the very president of the country.

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