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Electoral College Confirms Joe Biden As Winner Of The 2020 US Presidential Election

Joe Biden has been confirmed as the next US president  as the Electoral College formalized his victory over Donald Trump, all but closing the door on the incumbent’s efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 election. California, the most populous state in the US, delivered its 55 electoral votes to Biden on Monday afternoon, officially…

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Update: Nigerian Senate Approves Mahmood Yakubu Reappointment As INEC Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday agreed to reappoint Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years. According to Guardian Newspaper, Yakubu was first appointed as chairman in October 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, after which he was reappointed when his first tenure lapsed in October this year. His confirmation…

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Nigerian Media Will Soon Start Projecting Election Results, According To INEC

Following the launch of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s results portal, Akwa Ibom’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini has said that Nigerian media will soon start projecting election results just like its counterparts in the United States. Igini, who made this known during a Channels TV’s Politics Today programme appearance on Wednesday, also disclosed that it will continue improving…

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US Election 2020: Biden Calls Trump’s Failure To Concede Defeat An ‘Embarrassment’

US President-elect Joe Biden has said that the incumbent President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede victory in last week’s White House election is “an embarrassment”. Biden made his thoughts known after he asked by a reporter on Tuesday what he thought of President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat. “I just think it’s an embarrassment, quite frankly,”…

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INEC Reappointment: Yakubu Handovers To Acting Chairman Following Tenure Expiration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be getting a new acting chairman who will oversee the affairs of the agency pending its Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s confirmation of his reappointment by the Senate. According to Guardian, the ceremony will be taking place Monday at the conference hall of the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Although…

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Twitter To Remove Donald Trump’s Special Protections In January 2021

Twitter has announced that incumbent American President Donald Trump will be subjected to the same rules as any other user when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January. 20. Twitter places “public interest” notices on some rule-breaking tweets from “world leaders” that would otherwise be removed. Such tweets from political candidates and elected or government officials are…

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BREAKING: Joe Biden Emerges Winner Of The 2020 US Presidential Race

Joe Biden has been projected winner of the 2020 United States presidential election, defeating President Donald Trump by promising to restore civility and stability to American politics and vowing more aggressively to combat the surging COVID-19 pandemic. According to New York Times, Biden on January 20 2021 will become the 46th president and the oldest man ever…

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US Election 2020: Trump Claims Fraud As Biden Edges Ahead In Presidential Race

Democrat candidate of the US presidential election, Joe Biden inched closer to a majority in the knife-edge race early Thursday, with leads in Michigan and Wisconsin but President Donald Trump claimed he was being cheated and went to court to try and stop vote counting. Tallying of votes continued through a second night in the remaining battleground…

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Nigeria’s Nnamdi Chukwuocha Wins Re-Election Into US State Assembly

The just-concluded 2020 US General elections have seen Nigerians in diaspora excel in their various offices and joining that growing list is member of the Delaware State House of Representatives, Nnamdi Chukwuocha, who just won his re-election, under the Democratic Party. Other triumphant Nigerian-Americans include Oye Owolewa and Esther Ajayi who have so far recorded success in…

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Nigeria’s Oye Owolewa & Esther Agbaje Elected As Members Of US House Of Representatives

Apart from United States presidential election held on Tuesday, governorship elections also took place in 11 states and two territories alongside congressional elections for all 435 seats of the US House of Representatives, and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. The polls which has since been closed has however produced two Nigerian-American winners out…

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