Posts Tagged ‘US Government’

Human Rights Violations: Nigerian Ruler assures US envoy His conscience is clear

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 26, 2019
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has told the newly-posted United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Mary Leonard, that though it is not an easy task to work for the unity of Nigeria, he is doing his best. The General added that his conscience was clear with regard to upholding human rights in the country, saying, […]

Putin says Russia is leading the world in hypersonic weapons

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 24, 2019
President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has got a strong edge in designing new weapons and that it has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons. Speaking at a meeting with top military brass, Putin said that for the first time in history Russia is now leading the world in […]

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION LIST: US decision confirmed true position of Christians in Nigeria ~ CAN

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 23, 2019
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed satisfaction with the United States government’s decision to place Nigeria on its list of nations where religious intolerance holds sway. CAN made its position on the development known in a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to its president, Pastor Adebayo […]

Special Watch List: El-Zakzaky detained for crime, not religious persecution ~ Lai

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 22, 2019
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the detention of leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, was “purely a criminal matter, which is being handled by a court of competent jurisdiction.” The Minister said while the government accepted constructive criticism from any quarter, it “rejects any attempt to sow the seed […]

US Places Nigeria on Violations of Religious Freedom Watch List

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 21, 2019
The United Sates government has added Nigeria to a ‘Special Watch List (SWL)’ of countries that have engaged in religion violations. The list was announced by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, while releasing the 2018 report of the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).Thr report recommended Nigeria’s designation as a Country of Particular Concern […]

A grave day in history: Trump faces impeachment

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 18, 2019
The House of Representatives is set to impeach an elected President accused of violating the nation’s trust and his oath to preserve, protect and defend bedrock constitutional values. Donald Trump will be only the third president in 240 years to be impeached — the ultimate trauma for the system of checks and balances, which will […]