Posts by category: Politics

Jeremy Hunt Decides Against Contesting Tory Leadership Following Tight Election Win

Jeremy Hunt has opted out of the Conservative Party leadership race after narrowly winning in the Godalming and Ash constituency. This decision follows a significant party defeat in the 2024 general election. Hunt's decision paves the way for other contenders including Suella Braverman, James Cleverley, Kemi Badenoch, and Priti Patel.

Kieran Botha | Jul, 7 2024 Read More

Labour Groups Anticipate President Tinubu's Response on Proposed Minimum Wage

Organised labour in Nigeria eagerly awaits President Bola Tinubu’s input on the tripartite Committee's report regarding a new minimum wage before it is presented to the National Assembly. The Kogi State Government’s dedication to improving worker welfare and the positive industrial relations in the state are highlighted by various supportive actions and policies.

Kieran Botha | Jun, 25 2024 Read More

Macron's Bold Step: French President Calls for Snap Election Amidst EU Poll Defeat

Facing a major setback in the EU elections, President Emmanuel Macron has announced the dissolution of the French parliament and called for fresh legislative elections. The decision comes after Marine Le Pen's National Rally made significant gains, creating a pivotal moment in French politics. The first round is scheduled for June 30, followed by the second round on July 7.

Kieran Botha | Jun, 11 2024 Read More

Trump's Guilty Verdict Divides Devoted Supporters and Raises Questions for Re-Election Bid

The guilty verdict in Donald Trump's hush-money case has sparked mixed reactions among his supporters. Some claim it's a grave injustice, while others reconsider their support. The verdict has also led to allegations of corruption and calls for violent action by hard-line supporters, igniting debates about its impact on Trump's re-election chances.

Kieran Botha | May, 31 2024 Read More

May 29: Tinubu's Courageous Decisions Highlight First Year as President – Speaker Abbas

Speaker Hon. Abbas Tajudeen praises President Tinubu's bold leadership in his first year, highlighting key decisions like fuel subsidy removal to boost Nigeria's economy. He commends Tinubu's efforts to provide economic relief and foster developmental initiatives while maintaining a collaborative relationship with the National Assembly.

Kieran Botha | May, 29 2024 Read More

Rishi Sunak's Shelved Smoking Ban Plan Disappoints Amidst Election Countdown

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is disappointed as his plan to gradually phase out smoking in England has been shelved due to the upcoming general election. The Tobacco and Vapes bill, aimed at creating a 'smoke-free generation,' among others, won't be passed before parliament dissolves. Sunak has defended his bold initiatives and challenged Labour leader Starmer for TV debates to provide clear future plans to the public.

Kieran Botha | May, 24 2024 Read More

Kano Lawmakers Urge Kingmakers to Select New Emir After Repeal of 2019 Emirate Law

Following the repeal of the 2019 emirate law, the Kano State House of Assembly has requested traditional kingmakers to select a new Emir. Abdullahi Ganduje had previously deposed Lamido Sanusi under the 2019 law, crowning Aminu Ado Bayero as the Emir. The new legislation renders Bayero's position null, prompting the search for a new leader.

Kieran Botha | May, 23 2024 Read More

Sylvanus Osoro Clarifies Rigathi Gachagua's Absence Amid Growing Speculation

National Assembly Majority Whip Sylvanus Osoro has dismissed rumors of a rift in the presidency following Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua's recent absence from public events. Osoro clarified that Gachagua was simply taking a break from his busy schedule and urged Kenyans to disregard the rumors. His statement comes after Gachagua missed several key events, sparking concern among supporters.

Kieran Botha | May, 19 2024 Read More

AAP MP Swati Maliwal Urges BJP to Avoid Politicizing Assault Incident at Arvind Kejriwal's Residence

Swati Maliwal, an AAP MP, has voiced her concerns about an assault at Arvind Kejriwal's residence, allegedly by his aide Bibhav Kumar. Three days post-incident, she provided her statement to the Delhi Police. Maliwal urged the BJP not to politicize the issue, emphasizing the importance of addressing the country's pressing matters.

Kieran Botha | May, 16 2024 Read More

JDS Candidate Prajwal Revanna Faces Allegations in Karnataka Sexual Abuse Case

Prajwal Revanna, a candidate for Hassan Lok Sabha from JDS, has been summoned by his party's disciplinary committee amid sexual abuse allegations. A complaint by a woman involved in his campaign prompted the action. The party pledges a thorough investigation, while police inquiries continue.

Kieran Botha | Apr, 29 2024 Read More

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Faces Backlash Over Decision to Euthanize Family Dog

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has come under fire for her decision to shoot her family’s aggressive dog, Cricket. The 14-month-old was euthanized after attacking livestock. This tough choice is discussed in her new book, sparking debate among both critics and supporters over animal behavior and owner responsibilities.

Kieran Botha | Apr, 27 2024 Read More