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United States VP-Elect, Kamala Harris Set To Resign Senate Seat

United States VP-Elect, Kamala Harris Set To Resign Senate Seat—–The United states Incoming Vice President, Kamala Harris will resign from the Senate on Monday, according to a Harris aide.

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United States VP-Elect, Kamala Harris Set To Resign Senate Seat—–The United states Incoming Vice President, Kamala Harris will resign from the Senate on Monday, according to a Harris aide.

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the Californian Democrat’s resignation comes two days before she becomes the nation’s first female vice president, and the first person of colour to hold that office.

Kamala Harris has notified Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom that she will resign Monday, her aide said.

Newsom announced in December that he would appoint Secretary of State Alex Padilla to her Senate seat, and Padilla intends to run for a full Senate term in 2022.

United States VP-Elect, Kamala Harris Set To Resign Senate Seat

Padilla said on a Friday press call that it is `very likely’ he will be sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, Inauguration Day.

Padilla will be the Golden State’s first Latino senator.

But Harris’ exit also means that no Black women will be serving in the chamber.

In her new role as vice president, Harris will serve as president of the Senate and cast tie-breaking votes.

After Democrats won a pair of runoffs in Georgia earlier this month, the Senate will be evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. Harris’ tie-breaking vote gives Democrats the majority in the chamber.

Harris has already been utilising her relationships on Capitol Hill as President-elect Joe Biden’s administration looks to quickly fill top Cabinet posts.

Harris’ aide said she has made calls regarding Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin’s nomination to be the next secretary of defence.

Austin needs a waiver to lead the department because he has not been out of the military for the required seven years, and some Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee oppose granting the waiver.

Elected to the Senate in 2016, Harris is leaving the chamber with two years left in her first term.

In her short time in the chamber, the former prosecutor and California attorney general grabbed headlines for pointed questioning at Judiciary Committee hearings.

She was a loyal Democrat in the Senate but also worked across the aisle on issues such as overhauling the bail system, supporting historically Black colleges and universities and making lynching a federal crime.

On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, the first woman of colour to serve on the high court, will reportedly administer the oath of office to Harris.

ABC News reported that Harris will be sworn in on two Bibles, the first from a family friend that Harris used when she was previously sworn into office, and the second from the late Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice. (dpa/NAN)

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PHOTOS: Bola Tinubu Distribute Bags Of Rice To Kano Residents Ahead Of 2023

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PHOTOS: Bola Tinubu Distribute Bags Of Rice To Kano Residents Ahead Of 2023

PHOTOS: Bola Tinubu Distribute Bags Of Rice To Kano Residents Ahead Of 2023—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the national leader of the All progressive congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has began the distribution of food items to residents of Kano using his self named non-governmental organization.

This reliable platform gathered that the All Progressives Congress’s national leader was in the news in March for donating to Katsina (President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown) market fire victims.

People were handed ‘Jagaban’ bags of rice, as seen in a video that surfaced on social media.

PHOTOS: Bola Tinubu Distribute Bags Of Rice To Kano Residents Ahead Of 2023

An Instagram username @mansurah_isah of Today’s Life Foundation uploaded pictures of the event with a caption appreciating Mr Tinubu’s foundation for the food items.

The donation followed Mr Tinubu’s donation of foodstuffs and other items to orphanages in Lagos and Ogun.

The donations were part of activities marking the celebration of Mr Tinubu’s 69th birthday.

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FFK: Nigeria Needs Strong & Decisive Leadership Like Yahaya Bello As President In 2023

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Nigeria Needs Strong & Decisive Leadership Like Yahaya Bello As President In 2023 - Fani Kayode

FFK: Nigeria Needs Strong & Decisive Leadership Like Yahaya Bello As President In 2023A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the idea that Gov. Yahaya Bello should not run for the Presidency & that the NC zone.

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that he made this known via his tweeter handle saying Nigeria needs strong & decisive leadership, a generational change & a bridge-builder

Bello who is a member of the APC has since signified interest to run for Presidency in 2023.

Nigeria Needs Strong & Decisive Leadership Like Yahaya Bello As President In 2023 - Fani Kayode

He tweeted:

The idea that Gov. Yahaya Bello should not run for the Presidency & that the NC zone, which has never produced a democratically-elected President,ought to settle for another position is absurd. Nigeria needs strong & decisive leadership, a generational change & a bridge-builder.

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President Vladimir Putin Signs Law To Remain In Office Till 84th Birthday

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President Vladimir Putin Signs Law To Remain In Office Till 84th Birthday

President Vladimir Putin Signs Law To Remain In Office Till 84th BirthdayThe Genius Media Nigeria reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law that could keep him in office in the Kremlin until 2036, when he will be almost 84 years old.

This reliable platform gathered that the legislation allows him to run for two more six-year terms once his current stint ends in May 2024. It follows changes to the constitution last year.

President Vladimir Putin Signs Law To Remain In Office Till 84th Birthday

Those changes were backed in a public vote last summer.

Putin was born 7 October 1952. He is at present 68 years old.

 

He is currently serving his second consecutive term as president and his fourth in total.

The reform, which critics cast as a constitutional coup, was packaged with an array of other amendments that were expected to garner popular support, such as one bolstering pension protections.

The law signed by Putin limits any future president to two terms in office, but resets his term count.

It prevents anyone who has held foreign citizenship from running for the Kremlin.

The legislation was passed in the lower and upper houses of parliament last month.

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