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President Buhari’s UN Speech Shows Highest Level of Hypocrisy --- PDP Diaspora Initiative

PDP Diaspora Initiative has called President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech in New York the highest level of hypocrisy. The US-based organization also called on the president to walk the talk too by returning to Nigeria immediately to do his job.

Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York, President Buhari urged world leaders to emulate the values of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, by prioritizing dignity in their quest to ensure just, peaceful and inclusive governance to all.

PDP Diaspora Initiative Endorses Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for President

PDP Diaspora Initiative (PDP-DI) congratulates former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for his victory at the October 6-7, 2018 presidential primaries of the People’s Democratic Party in Port Harcourt, and for emerging as the party’s flag-bearer to bring the change the Nigerian people are looking forward to in 2019. 

Quebec's election result was bad for Trudeau, good for his rivals

François Legault hadn't even delivered his victory speech after Monday's Quebec election when he received a congratulatory phone call from Ottawa. It was federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on the line — and he wanted to be the first.

​Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec party doesn't have formal ties to Scheer's party. Conservatives still might have the most to gain from Legault's triumph.

Shooting death at city business marks Toronto's 82nd homicide: police

Toronto police say they're investigating the city's 82nd homicide of the year after a man was shot dead.

They say the shooting took place on Tuesday evening inside an unspecified business in the northwest part of the city.

They say they found a man with injuries to his upper body who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has been identified as 44-year-old Dwayne McMillan.

Toronto has seen a spike in shootings over the year, prompting candidates in the ongoing municipal election to make community safety a top election issue.

PDP Diaspora Initiative Salutes Mother Party for Display of Transparency and Inclusion ahead of Primaries

As party members and delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) prepare to converge in Port Harcourt this weekend for the October 6-7 primaries to select the party’s flag-bearer, PDP has announced a new transparency and inclusion measure for a free, fair and credible election.

PDP announced this week that each of the presidential aspirants is allowed to nominate two people into the accreditation committee and another two into the electoral committee to ensure that none of the aspirants is left in the dark as to what the party is doing concerning the convention.

Melania Trump opens Africa tour in Ghana with baby weighing

US First Lady Melania Trump has kicked off her first big solo international trip with a wave, a smile and a baby in her arms, aiming to promote child welfare during a five-day tour of Africa.

She arrived in the West African nation of Ghana on Tuesday after an overnight flight from Washington and quickly made her way to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.

The first lady saw how babies are weighed - they're placed in sacks that are then hung from a hook attached to a scale.

Charlottesville: 4 members of white supremacist RAM group charged

Four men linked to a white supremacist group were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the far-right rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, authorities said.

Benjamin Drake Daley, 25, Michael Paul Miselis, 29, Thomas Walter Gillen, 34, and Cole Evan White, 24, were arrested in California and were to be transported to Charlottesville after making initial appearances in federal courts in California on Tuesday, US Attorney Thomas Cullen said at a news conference.

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday for a new round of talks on denuclearisation, the US State Department said.

Pompeo, who is trying to arrange a new summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump, will also head to US allies Japan and South Korea, as well as North Korea's chief ally China, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

It will be Pompeo's fourth visit to North Korea amid American hopes of reaching an agreement to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Iraq: Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president

Iraq's lawmakers have elected veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as the country's new president, the state television reports.

Salih is a former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan and a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government.

Widely seen as a moderate, Salih was chosen on Tuesday after a dispute between the two main Kurdish parties delayed the vote, eventually forcing them to choose among 20 nominees.

Salih routed his main rival Fuad Hussein with 219 votes to 22.

Trump engaged in fraud, dubious tax schemes in 1990s: NYT

US President Donald Trump engaged in "dubious tax schemes", including cases of fraud in which he and his siblings helped their parents dodge taxes in 1990s, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing more than 200 tax returns it has obtained.

During his presidential campaign, Trump promoted himself as a self-made real estate mogul who started out with only a "very small" loan from his businessman father, Fred Trump.

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