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US crisis: Nancy Pelosi takes next steps to remove Trump despite Mike Pence’s warning

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US House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has taken further step in her rapid move to impeach President Donald Trump.

In a sign that the Democrats are moving quickly to impeach the embattled President, the Speaker on Tuesday, announced the names of the lawmakers who will serve as impeachment managers, according to CNN.

The lawmakers are tasked with presenting a case to the Senate during an impeachment trial.

Rep. Raskin, will head the team and the others are Colorado lawmaker, Diana DeGette, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Eric Swalwell of California, Joaquin Castro of Texas, Ted Lieu of California, Stacey Plaskett of the US Virgin Islands, Joe Neguse of Colorado and Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania..

This is coming after US Vice President, Mike Pence, had in letter warned Pelosi against the move to impeach President Donald Trump, saying, ” I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution.”

The Vice President warned that the move will do more harm than good to American people but Pelosi has insisted that Democrats lawmakers must “take action.”

Pelosi, on Monday said that as a “next step,” House Democrats “will move forward with bringing impeachment legislation to the Floor.”

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Some Boko Haram militants are white men, Asians and Christians – Governor Zulum

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Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, has said there are white men, Asians and Christians in the ranks of the deadly Boko Haram sect.

He stated this at the 17th Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture in Lagos while noting that the security challenge in Borno poses a danger to every part of the country and everybody must come together to fight it.

According to him, “I’m from Borno state, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians.

“Throughout northern Nigeria, particularly Borno state, a committee is working on how to reform the Almajiri system of education. We want to streamline the non-formal and formal education sectors to avail those children basic literacy and numeracy skills so they can stand on their own. And we are not in support of street begging.

“We must stop seeing this insurgency as a problem of the north. The distance between Borno state and Lagos state is about 1,700km, but mind you if Borno state is not peaceful, other parts of the nation will never be peaceful. We have to unite and fight these insurgents. We have seen what happened in Libya, Iraq and other countries. Peace building and social cohesion are very important in strengthening the resilience of our communities.

“Unless we get rid of nepotism, tribalism and exploitation of religion, we will not get it right in this country. The constitution is very clear on the need for peaceful coexistence among all of us, which is why the principle of federal character is enshrined in the constitution, but it has been abused.”

There have been calls for the creation of state police to help with internal security, but the governor said he does not support the idea, arguing that it will further polarise an already fragile system and weaken national unity.

”For the sake of national unity, I will not advise the creation of state police. It’s not yet time for us to have it, but as time goes on, the idea of having state police is very good. I’m entitled to my opinion,” he said

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Gunmen disguised in police uniform kidnap IMSU lecturer

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Emma Ogueri, a lecturer at Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

According to various sources, he was abducted at a pharmacy shop, opposite All Seasons Hotel in Owerri on Saturday.

He was said to be hanging out with friends and had gone to the pharmacy to buy medicine when he was whisked away after receiving severe beating from his captors.

The victim is a native of Eziama autonomous community, in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.

Further reports said his abductors were dressed in police uniform

Meanwhile, the kidnappers had placed their ransom in the tone of millions.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the police spokesperson in the state, said that the kidnap incident had been reported, and the police had swung into action.

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