RTs = endorsements? Trump’s retweets of outlandish memes a signal to his base

NEW YORK — Over the past 2½ months, President Trump has retweeted to the more than 30 million followers of his personal Twitter account these pieces of highbrow social media content: ●An animated GIF of him executing some WWE-style ground-and-pound on a CNN avatar. ●A cartoon meme of a “Trump train” …

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Amosun warns ‘Oro festival’ as new poly starts in Ogun

By Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta Governor Ibikunle Amosun, has warned traditionalists over Oro festival in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State as he laid the foundation of the new polytechnic in Ipokia. •Amosun: Ogun governor Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony at the site of the main campus in Ijaye-Okeeyinbo, …

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190 magistrates, registrars sacked over irregular appts in Ondo …

By Dayo Johnson Akure—FOR alleged irregular appointments, no fewer than 190 Magistrates and Senior Registrars in the employment of the Ondo State judiciary have either been sacked or suspended from service. Vanguard reliably gathered over the weekend that 70 magistrates and Senior Registrars have received their letters of suspension or …

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‘Blood flowed in the streets’: Refugees from one Rohingya hamlet recount days of horror

Saiful Rahman, 30, left, walks toward the mainland with his family after crossing the Naf River from Burma. (Ismail Ferdous for The Washington Post) The soldiers arrived in the village in western Burma just after 8 a.m., the villagers said, ready to fight a war. They fired shots in the air, …

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Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin fight to draw; both call for rematch

9:44 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LAS VEGAS — Everyone expected Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez to deliver an action-packed classic, and they did just that in a ferocious battle. What it lacked, however, was any consistency from the judges, who ruled the fight a …

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Emmys: Diversity Reigns Over Trump as ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘SNL’ Dominate

Against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s assaults on the media, women, and people of color, two feminist dramas and America’s most powerful platform for political satire platform dominated at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” took the award for best limited series and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s …

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Newark ‘Real Talk’ Forum At Weequahic Returns For New School Year

NEWARK, NJ — One of Newark’s most relevant and straight-talking public forums is returning for the 2017-18 school year at Weequahic High School with some heavy-hitting political guests. “Real Talk Thursdays,” a student and community forum initiated by Weequahic High School’s Black History Month Committee, aims to provide “free, weekly …

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When UN Envoy Nikki Haley Talks, Does President Trump Listen?

A crucial test of her influence on him will come this week during Mr. Trump’s maiden visit to the United Nations, the organization he has repeatedly pilloried and whose very reason for being — international cooperation — he has dismissed with his promise of “only America first.” Ms. Haley predicted …

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Osun APC can’t survive 2018 ‘electoral hurricane’ –PDP

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief  Sarafa Isola, has said that the  ruling All Progressives Congress in the state cannot survive the ‘electoral hurricane’ coming in 2018. The second term mandate of the incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola of …

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With little to lose, Democrats cautiously share the driver’s seat with Trump

Democratic lawmakers shut out of governance for much of this year now find themselves at the center of high-stakes negotiations with President Trump that could achieve a prize they have sought for nearly a decade: permanent legal status for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants. For a small but vocal …

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