Court nullifies suspension of pro-Buhari senator, Omo-Agege


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A court has nullified the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege from the Senate. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court gave the ruling on Thursday afternoon. Mr Dimgba said the Senate’s decision regarding the suspension, as well as the pattern adopted by the National Assembly, was constitutionally defective. Mr Omo-Agege, representing […]

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Jittery world leaders rethink Iran nuclear deal after US pullout


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World reaction to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is pulling the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal highlights a split across America and between some of its allies, while hardliners in the Iranian parliament today burned a U.S. flag and a copy of the agreement, shouting, “Down with America.” Flag-burning is not […]

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Pope marks historic mafia denunciation by St. John Paul II


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Pope Francis is marking the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s historic denunciation of the Mafia with calls for today’s young to resist the pull of organized crime. Francis issued a telegram to Sicily’s bishops Wednesday recalling John Paul’s “prophetic invective” against the mob during a May 9, 1993 trip to Agrigento, Sicily. His […]

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Israeli official: Trump made the right choice on Iran


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(CNN)Israelis are celebrating. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, makes America, Israel and the world much safer. Michael Oren The deal threatened the security and the very future of Israel. It legitimized Iranian aggression throughout the Middle East and funded massacres and […]

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Mormon Church cuts ties with Boy Scouts


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) will end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, a joint statement says. The decision marks the end of a 105-year-old tradition that stated any boy in a Mormon congregation automatically became a Boy Scouts member. The Mormon Church said it severed ties with the […]

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Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base


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CANBERRA, Australia — Australia and New Zealand warned China on Tuesday against building any military base in the South Pacific, following media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu. Fairfax Media reported that China had approached the former French colony about building a permanent military presence in the South Pacific. China […]

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Brazil’s Lula still has power to influence politics


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Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil. But the political spectacle is likely to continue as the country heads towards presidential elections in October. “We are going to return to the time where just a few people have a lot of money, and a […]

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Colombian FARC leader arrested on drug trafficking charge


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One of the top leaders of Colombia’s former rebel group, the Farc, has been arrested in Bogota following a request from the United States. Jesus Santrich, a former peace negotiator and a future congressman, is accused of drug trafficking by a court in New York. READ ALSO:https://quicktellnews.com.ng/greater-wages-boost-investment-subsidy-company-tax-cut-study/ Another senior Farc member, Ivan Marquez, said it […]

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Trump tax cuts forecast to send US deficit to $1 trillion in 2020


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The US deficit will balloon to more than $1 trillion (£710 billion) in 2020, fuelled by tax cuts and increased spending, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Republicans claimed their economic policies would pay for themselves by stimulating growth. Instead the non-partisan CBO said the cumulative debt would be the same size as the […]

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Rohingya crisis: ICC prosecutor seeks power to investigate crimes against humanity


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Fatou Bensouda wants the international criminal court to claim jurisdiction over the plight of Myanmar minority The prosecutor of the international criminal court has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a possible crime against humanity. A ruling affirming jurisdiction could pave the way […]

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