Helicopter conveying Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo crash lands in Kogi State

Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has escaped death as his helicopter crash landed in Kogi State, his spokesperson, Laolu Akande says. Mr Akande, in a tweet on Saturday, said, “VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew (are) safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day… Read More Helicopter conveying Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo crash lands in Kogi State

U.S. Democrat Senator Cory Booker announces intention to contest in 2020 presidential election

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who gained national prominence in the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, announced on Friday that he would seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, injecting more youthful energy into the expanding Democratic field. 49-year-old Booker became the latest Democrat and the fourth U.S. senator to announce… Read More U.S. Democrat Senator Cory Booker announces intention to contest in 2020 presidential election

U.S. announces possible withdrawal from arms control treaty in six months

The United States announced on Friday it will withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the landmark 1987 arms control pact. The United States would reconsider its withdrawal if Russia, which denies violating the treaty, came into compliance with the agreement, which bans… Read More U.S. announces possible withdrawal from arms control treaty in six months

International Criminal Court frees former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo from detention

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was freed from detention by the International Criminal Court on Friday, under the condition that he will stay in the country that accepts to take him in and that he will return to the court when asked to do so. Reading a unanimous decision by a five-strong appeals panel,… Read More International Criminal Court frees former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo from detention