Biden Reverses Trump’s Ban On Nigeria

United States President, Joe Biden started his first day in office by abolishing some actions of former President Donald Trump. In his first executive orders, Biden reversed Trump’s policies on the coronavirus pandemic, immigration, and climate change. Biden canceled the ban which restricted travel to the U.S. from mostly Muslim nations. The countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Chad, North Korea, Venezuela, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. The ban that Biden ended had blocked entry to most people from Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and North Korea. It also restricted immigrant visas for people from Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Eritrea as well as for certain others from Venezuela and Tanzania. At the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk, Biden rolled out 15 orders and two other action items.… Biden has made mask wearing in all federal buildings and during interstate travel mandatory. “It’s requiring, as I said all along, where I have authority, mandating masks be worn, social distancing be kept on federal property,” the President told reporters. He also signed orders for America to formally rejoin the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Paris climate agreement. Biden is stopping Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s actions that cause family separation. He has halted construction of the wall along the US-Mexico border. Two orders aim to provide immediate financial relief to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Biden signed another three to address racial disparities and inequities within the U.S. government and its operations. He inked a decree directing the federal bureaucracy to conduct reviews and isolate any racial inequities in how government resources are allocated. This dissolves the 1776 Commission, a Trump advisory committee established last September. Another order borders on federal workplace sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans. The administration will roll out a total of 53 executive actions over the next 10 days.

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Trump leaves the White House

The Outgoing US President Donald Trump has left the White House today, January 20, 2021. Trump took off from the lawn of the White House in the company of his wife Melania. The helicopter which conveyed the President took him around the premises of the White House to give him a final view before arriving at Joint Base Andrews. The event took place ahead of the inauguration of incoming President Joe Biden and incoming Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden who defeated Trump at the US presidential election of November 3, 2020, will be sworn-in today at 17:00 GMT. The event will not be attended by Trump who continues to maintain his claim that the election was stolen from him The inauguration will, however, be graced by the outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders.

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Trump will be remembered as worst president in history

American actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has declared Donald Trump the “worst president ever” as he compared the Capitol riots to the Night of Broken Glass. On Sunday, the Terminator star released a scathing video slamming Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, in an attempt to disrupt Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election win. Discussing his childhood in Austria, Schwarzenegger said that he had grown up with the lasting impact of Kristallnacht, which he described as “a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys”. “Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass right here in the United States but the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol. They shattered the ideas we took for granted [and] trampled the very principles on which our country was founded,” he said. Warning that Americans must be “aware of the dire consequences of selfishness and cynicism”, Schwarzenegger then turned his attention to Trump. “He sought a coup by misleading people with lies,” he said. “President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst president ever. The good thing is he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet.” Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on January 8, with the social media platform saying there was a “risk of further incitement of violence” if it let him continue to use their platform. Elsewhere in the video, Schwarzenegger criticised those in the Republican party, of which he is a member, who “enabled [Trump’s] lies and his treachery”, quoting Teddy Roosevelt: “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.” He concluded the video by wishing President elect joe Biden“great success” when he takes office.

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Biden urges Senate to focus on priorities amidst Trump Impeachment

The US President-elect Joe Biden delivered remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner of the US presidential election.  President-elect Joe Biden urged the Senate to address the priorities of his agenda even as it dealt with the second impeachment of Donald Trump. In his first comments on the impeachment, President elect Biden said the US is saddled with the coronavirus pandemic and an ailing economy, and he needs the Senate to approve his cabinet choices swiftly so the new administration can get to work after he takes office January 20. “I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation,” Biden said in a statement.

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Linda Ikeji is getting an honorary doctorate degree from university in the USA (photo)

Guess who is going to be adding the Doctor title to her name? Well, it is none other than Linda Ikeji, Nigeria’s most successful blogger. It is for this as well as her contribution to Africa that Trinity International University of Ambassadors is awarding her an honourary doctorate degree. The expecting mother made this announcement on her official Instagram page even as she took the minds of fans back to the time she was given an Arewa Youths title. Linda just as well confirmed that the award ceremony was scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, and it is to take place in Georgia, the university’s location. The successful blogger who has been in Atlanta preparing for the birth of her son, expressed gratitude to God for how far he has brought her: I told you guys a few months ago to call me Princess Linda after the Arewa Youths title, but after August 8th, you will have to upgrade that to Dr. Linda Ikeji…. I’m getting a honorary doctorate degree from Trinity International University of Georgia for my contribution to media in Africa and as Africa’s Most Successful Blogger. . Really grateful to God for how far He’s brought me! And thank you for your congratulations. Love to you and yours.”

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