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Hillary Essien is a reporter with Peoples Gazette focusing on special reports and critical national news. She is a lawyer with 2 years of writing and reporting. Prior to working with The Gazette, Hillary served as an administrative assistant at a non-profit organisation focused on food security for children of low income households. She is on Twitter @Hillary_essien
May 19, 2022

UK endorses Kamina Johnson-Smith for next Commonwealth Secretary-General

Her interest in the position has drawn backlash from the members of the Caribbean Community who prefers the standing “principle of rotation between regions.”

Kamina Johnson-Smith
May 19, 2022

Partygate: Met Police concludes investigation, issues 126 fines

The Metropolitan Police says its investigation into parties held at Downing Street and Whitehall which violated COVID-19 guidelines has been concluded, issuing 126 fines.

Boris Johnson, Carrie Johnson and Chancellor Rishi
May 18, 2022

Russia evicts French, Spanish, Italian diplomats

The move from Moscow has drawn the condemnation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi who described the expulsion as a “hostile act”.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin
May 18, 2022

U.S. Soccer agrees equal pay for male, female teams

The new agreement comes three months after a group of top women’s team players settled a gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer Federation.

U.S. Soccer
May 18, 2022

War Crime: Russian soldier pleads guilty to killing civilian in Ukraine

Ukraine’s prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova said her office was preparing war crimes cases against 41 Russian soldiers for various offences.

Vadim Shyshimarin
May 18, 2022

Buhari regime failed to rescue Abuja-Kaduna train victims 50 days after abduction: Amnesty

Armed bandits had on March 28 attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train, killing eight people and kidnapping 65 others.

Amnesty International
May 17, 2022

Deborah’s killers can’t be charged with public disturbance, NBA warns police, Tambuwal

The NBA asked the Sokoto State Government to immediately “file charges that truly reflect the gravity of the situation.”

Olumide Akpata, Alkali Baba, Deborah Samuel and Aminu Tambuwal
May 16, 2022

After crash, LUNA opt for Terra 2.0 to revive token

Last week, stablecoin terraUSD (UST) lost its edge over the U.S. dollar and fell as low as $0.67, losing almost 99 per cent of its value.

May 16, 2022

Turkey’s Erdogan rejects Finland, Sweden’s NATO applications

Turkey is asking both countries to stop supporting Kurdish groups on their territory, and to lift the ban on sales of some arms to Turkey.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Credit: BBC)