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Trump (President): “I have already won the election”

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Trump early Wednesday declared victory in the presidential race  Democratic nominee Joe Biden even as votes were still being counted and said he would be going to the Supreme Court in an attempt to stop ballot counting.
Trump pledged to take the matter to court to stop the counting of votes, an assertion that immediately drew strong criticism from media observers and seemed sure to further tear at an already badly divided nation.

Trump asserted that he had won states like Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan despite there still being tens of thousands of ballots still outstanding.

No media outlet has called a winner in those states, no election officials have declared a winner and Democratic nominee Joe Biden may still overtake Trump on the strength of mail ballots that are still being counted in states like Michigan and Wisconsin.

“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump said in remarks from the East Room of the White House.

“This is a very big moment. This is a major fraud on our nation. We want the law to be used in a proper manner. So we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list. It’s a very sad moment,” Trump continued.

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Vice President Mike Pence , speaking shortly after Trump, described them as “on the road to victory,” a notable shift from the president’s own remarks.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican ally of Trump’s, said he was “very distressed” by what Trump had said.

“The president is prone as we all know to bluster and fits of pique, being upset about how he’s treated,” Santorum said.

Santorum said it was fine to say he believed he had won, as Biden did earlier, but “the idea of saying, using the word ‘fraud'” when people were counting votes was wrong. Santorum said it was not wrong for precincts in Pennsylvania to stop counting votes for the night to resume doing so later on Wednesday.

Trump is projected to win Ohio, Florida, and Texas, as well as a number of other reliably red states in the south, leaving his campaign cautiously optimistic.

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A number of key battlegrounds where Trump has a lead remain undecided, including Georgia and North Carolina, and the outcome of the election appears to be coming down to the so-called “blue wall” states that Trump turned red in 2016 – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Trump is currently leading the vote counts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, but there are still tens of thousands of votes yet to be counted. Many of those are mail ballots, which are expected to break sharply for Biden.

Trump also took a veiled shot at Fox News during his remarks for calling the state of Arizona for Biden, something other networks have not done. Trump won Arizona’s 11 electoral votes in 2016, and losing the state would represent a significant setback.

At the time of Trump’s remarks, Biden had a lead over Trump in the electoral college. Biden delivered remarks earlier in the evening in which he expressed optimism about his path to victory.

“We feel good about where we are. We really do,” Biden said in brief remarks. “I am here to tell you tonight we believe we are on track to win this election.”

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The former vice president urged voters to be “patient” and wait until the final results are tallied. It may take until later Wednesday or longer to call the race in Michigan and Pennsylvania, for instance, the latter of which has an extension on the receipt of mail ballots sent by Election Day.

“We’re going to have to be patient until the hard work tallying the votes is finished,” Biden said in Delaware.

Biden said he felt good about Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and noted that outlets had called Minnesota in his favor, despite Trump’s hopes to flip it.

Trump has railed against a Supreme Court decision allowing the extension to receive mail ballots in Pennsylvania, claiming baselessly that it would result in cheating and incite violence. Trump has repeatedly said that ballots received after Election Day should not be counted.

“We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!” Trump tweeted shortly after Biden’s remarks. His tweet was later labeled by Twitter as containing misleading content.

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CORONA VIRUS: Corp members must undergo Covid-19 test before orientation-NCDC

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC) has announced that all corp members must be tested for corona virus with the new antigen based test before orientation.

The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu speaking in Abuja Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19   on Tuesday said, “We will test everyone (corps members) and that will enable us to keep our camps safe and also help us understand what is going on in the rest of the country.”

“We know that corps members are normally young mobile population. Again, we are counting on not only the young people going to camps but parents; so we need the parents to support young people to do what they have to do”.

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“We have been working extremely hard over the last two months with NYSC to reopen youth service camps. We have made a lot of progress to ensure that we can do that safely.”

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SSCE: 16 Year old girl gets A’s in all her papers

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SSCE: 16 Year old girl gets A’s in all her papers

A teenage girl who attends TOTAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (TEDA) has gone viral after getting parallel A’s in  her papers in the 2020 SSCE examination.

The name of this lucky and smart girl is Ogwubie chikemzi Praise  born 4th June, 2004.

She was Born into the family of Elder nd Mrs Henry Ogwubie
Born in choba, obio akpor LGA, Rivers State
Schooled in TOTAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY.

A Twitter account known as Ikwerre Youth Movement Television posted about this and this young girl has gone viral

She will surely be getting awards and scholarships

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If you want details about her, you can indicate in the comment section.

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Nigerian Immigration stops #ENDSARS promoter from travelling

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One of the #ENDSARS lead protesters Modupe Odele on Monday was prevented from traveling by the Nigerian Immigration Service.

The officer in charge did not give the exact reason for denying her request, but it is very obvious that her key role in the #ENDSARS protest could be a major reason for their action.

Modupe odele, a twitter influencer, @Mochievous, allegedly mobilized her followers about 219,000 to join the protest. she was on her way to the Maldives to celebrate her birthday before she encountered the immigration officers.

she wrote “For my birthday, I had planned a trip to the Maldives. It was really for a break as the events of the last three weeks have exhausted my mind and body in a way I have never been exhausted in my life.

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“I went to the airport, passed through immigration, and while I was putting my bags through the body and baggage scanner, the immigration officer who had previously cleared me, called me back. He told me he had orders from above to detain me.

“Okay, at this point I’m like excuse me, my flight is in an hour. On what grounds are you detaining me?” He didn’t respond. Instead, he goes to his computer where he typed in my name and something that looked like a ‘wanted poster’ popped up on the portal.

“He blocked my view so I couldn’t see most of it but I saw some of it. And it read something like – ‘This person is under investigation by XYZ Intelligence Agency. If seen, they should be apprehended on sight.’”

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