Twitter has imposed restriction on a tweet by U.S. President Trump in which he alleges attempt by unnamed persons to “steal the election”. “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are...
Facebook on Tuesday classified the QAnon conspiracy theory movement as dangerous and began removing Facebook groups and pages as well as Instagram accounts that hold themselves out as representatives. Gloria Tso reports. Facebook Inc FB.O on Tuesday classified the QAnon conspiracy theory movement as dangerous and began removing Facebook groups and pages...
President Donald Trump has repeated his calls for  “sleepy” Joe Biden, Democratic presidential nominee, to take a drug test before their upcoming debate. This call is a continuation of Trump’s nasty line of attack on his opponent. “I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday...
A major gas explosion tore through a Baltimore neighborhood on Monday, leveling several houses, killing one person, with firefighters battling to rescue at least six people who were trapped initially, including children, authorities said. At least three people were taken to hospital with reports of critical injury, according to fire...
President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases. Negotiations broke down this week between the White House and top...
The United States has announced a 10-million-dollar (N3.8 billion) reward for information on foreign interference in its elections. The Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, announced the offer in a statement on Wednesday. The move is targeting foreign government agents seeking to compromise the country’s federal, state or local election elections through...
A Nigerian, Mr Gabe Okoye, is on the ballot in a forthcoming Democratic Party’s senatorial primary runoff election in the U.S. Okoye, who hails from Enugwu-Aguleri, in Anambra,  is seeking the main opposition party’s ticket for the Nov. 3 general election into the Georgia State Senate to represent District 9. Okoye,...
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday launched a fresh legal bid to stop a New York district attorney from obtaining his tax returns. The move came barely three weeks after the country’s Supreme Court tax ruled that the prosecutor could subpoena his tax returns and other financial records. In a 7-2...
U.S. factory output increased for a second straight month in June as motor vehicle production accelerated amid the reopening of businesses, but the nascent improvement in manufacturing activity was overshadowed by surging new COVID-19 infections. The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday manufacturing production increased 7.2 per cent last month after...
The first federal execution in the United States for more than 17 years is set to go ahead in Indiana on Monday following a ruling by an appeal court. Daniel Lewis Lee and an accomplice were convicted of killing three members of the same family in 1996. Some of the victims'...
Private investment firms that manage the fortunes of wealthy individuals and their kin were approved for millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded relief loans designed to help small businesses weather the coronavirus lockdown, according to a review of recently released government data. The companies - often referred to as “family offices”...
Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday further expanded delivery offerings, launching an app-based grocery service in several Latin American and Canadian cities, with the United States to follow later this month. The company’s latest foray into the delivery space is in partnership with Cornerstore, a Chilean online grocery provider that Uber...
One of President Donald Trump’s top campaign fundraisers – and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr. – tested positive for coronavirus on Friday in South Dakota hours before Trump gave a speech at Mount Rushmore. “After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure,” said Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump Victory...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed President Donald Trump more authority over a federal agency charged with protecting consumers in the financial sector, empowering him to fire its director at will and ruling that the structure it was given by Congress violated the U.S. Constitution. The court, in a...
A federal appeals court on Friday said U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to divert $2.5 billion meant for the Pentagon to build part of his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a pair of 2-1 decisions, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the White House lacked...
The greenback steadied on Friday but was set for its biggest weekly drop in three weeks as caution over growing coronavirus infections cast doubt over the U.S. economic outlook while a bounce in stocks pushed the kiwi dollar higher. Though an easing in European lockdown rules bodes well for sentiment...
The United States has designated an additional four China-owned media organisations on its soil as foreign missions. In a statement on Monday, the Department of State identified them as China Central Television, China News Service, the People’s Daily and the Global Times. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that these...