Women's March of 2020 shows opposition to Barrett nomination, promotes anti-Trump voting
NEW YORK — Thousands of women across the U.S. marched in protest against the White House, rousted into action Saturday by President Donald Trump’s choice of a conservative candidate to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Marches also were held in Washington, D.C., and dozens of satellite sites across the nation. The typically massive marches, launched after Trump’s 2017 inauguration, saw the ranks limited this time by the COVID-19 pandemic.Manhattan’s march was the second such anti-Trump event this year, following a similar march in January. Since then marchers have been...
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Amy Coney Barrett will not be like Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Everything happening in the US, not to mention in Washington, DC, is deeply enmeshed in the presidential election less than three weeks away. This has been an election fought for almost four years, since a huge segment of the country was dismayed (even outraged) by the results of the 2016 election.If any event is calculated to arouse controversy, emotion and even hostility, it is the last-minute nomination by President Donald Trump of a Supreme Court justice to take the position formerly occupied by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a distinguished and long-serving justice, a social icon for the eq...
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Senate confirms Chukwu as INEC REC
The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Chukwuemeka Chukwu as Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) representing Abia State in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The confirmation of the nominee followed consideration of a report of the screening exercise conducted by the Senate Committee on INEC.Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC – Kano South) in his presentation recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for seeking Chukwu’s confirmation was made pursuant to the provision of section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeri...
Kyrgyzstan: Japarov's nomination as PM pauses crisis
Japarov supporters demonstrating in front of the Government House on October 14. (Photo: Danil Usmanov)Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have after days of turmoil voted to appoint Sadyr Japarov, who was serving a prison sentence on kidnapping charges until only last week, as the country’s prime minister.The embattled President Sooronbai Jeenbekov is expected to accept the nomination.This development marks the success of a strategy of terror waged by Japarov’s backers, who have held days of rowdy rallies in the capital, Bishkek, and allegedly threatened dissenting members of parliament.Even as parliamen...
PDP, Senators oppose Onochie’s nomination as INEC Commissioner
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the minority caucus in the Senate have opposed the nomination of a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC).Onochie, a Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, was among the four nominees presented to the Senate for confirmation on Tuesday by the president.The Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe (PDP Abia State), said the president had contravened the constitution that he swore to defend by nominating Onochie.He said, “Item F, paragraph 14 of the Third S...
Commentary: Why Amy Coney Barrett should push to suspend her nomination
For Amy Coney Barrett of the University of Notre Dame, where she and I are both professors, her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court represents the crowning achievement of her legal career.Widely regarded as a conservative in the mold of her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett has been praised as a brilliant scholar, a beloved teacher and a devoted mother. While Democrats are alarmed by the direction Barrett might take the court, there appears to be little they can do to stop it. Given the Republican majority in the Senate, Barrett’s confirmation as the next justice seems all but ...
Five more Presidential Aspirants commend EC for ensuring transparency
Jean MensaFive Presidential Aspirants who filed their nomination to contest for the December Elections have commended the Electoral Commission (EC) for putting in place the process to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections.They said the Commission had been open and receptive to their concerns despite the fact that they had come up against challenges in the filling of their nomination forms.Madam Akua Donkor, Aspirant for Ghana Freedom Party after presenting her forms thanked the Commission for making the process a smooth one and urged them to remain steadfast and stay focused in t...
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I don’t want to be president of flawed election
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday said he wants to win the December Presidential polls on merit and not through an election that did not reflect the will of Ghanaians.“I am not interested in any crooked results and I do not want to be a President elected by deceit,” he said when he formally filed his nomination at the Electoral Commission (EC) Headquarters, Accra to contest the December 7, 2020 Presidential elections as the candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).The President, 76, was acclaimed the NPP’s flagbearer to seek another four-year mandate after he emerged the o...
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AfriSafe Award: Dufil, Airtel, OVH Energy, others get nomination
Organisers of the annual AfriSafe Awards say they have released the list of all nominees for this year’s award slated for November 8, 2020.Top on the list of shortlisted organisations are OVH Energy; Ikeja Electric Plc; Tiffany Amber; Slum to School; 7up Bottling Company; Airtel Nigeria, and De United Foods Industries Limited (Dufil). Others are Golden Swan, Equatorial Guinea; The Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu, Kenya; Vedanta International, South Africa; and Anthil Productions.In an official statement, Sunny Olukoya, chairman of AfriSAFE Board of Governors, said nominees were chosen for being proac...
Letter to the Editor: Vote for BOE candidate, John Titus
Dear Editor:I am deeply encouraged by the nomination of BOE candidate, John Titus. I have known John professionally and personally over the last 18 years and do not believe there is a better candidate for the role.John is dedicated to serving the public as not only an elementary school but a youth volleyball coach and advisor as well. The most recent example I can provide would be with COVID. With a halt to all face to face learning, John was tasked with remote learning for his classroom and he pivoted with ease. Instead of just providing a syllabus to his students, he conducted full lesson pl...