Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello pledges resignation over online chat
26 July 2019 | 11:45 am
After holding out for nearly two weeks in face of mass protests, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosello said he would resign from his post. The protests had been sparked by leaked online chat messages.
1 Jun 2021
Governor Makinde urge public servants to use public funds for citizens' benefits
2 Jun 2021
Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has called for the scrapping of senate to cut cost of governance.
18 Jun 2021
Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been received with mammoth crowd in Akure, after the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
27 Jun 2021
Niger state governor has promised to ensure the safe return of Kidnapped students by the bandits.
4 Aug 2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, a state investigation has found. US President Joe Biden and other fellow Democrats are calling for him to step down.
9 Aug 2021
Salima Mazari, a female district governor in male-dominated Afghanistan, is on a mission: recruiting men to fight the Taliban. Life has changed little in many areas the insurgents have captured, but in Charkint, the ruggedly remote district of mountains and valleys that Mazari governs, about an hour south of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province, the stakes are higher.
20 Aug 2021
The governor of Nigeria's Katsina State has told locals to arm themselves against would-be attackers, saying security wasn't only the government's responsibility. Aminu Masari has blamed residents for giving in too easily to attackers amid ongoing kidnappings and raids by armed gangs.
30 Aug 2021
Olympic athlete and transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner meets with California voters two weeks before the election against incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom. "I love a good fight", says the Republican candidate who promises to "lower taxes, less regulations, build a pro-business environment".
11 Sep 2021
"Even the morning after, we’re still uncovering the true depth of the loss," New York Governor Kathy Hochul says during a news conference a day after remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed New York City.
15 Sep 2021
California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has successfully fended off an attempt to topple him in a recall election. Republicans had tried to unseat him over his policies on immigration, COVID-19 and crime.
26 Sep 2021
Dr. Habiba Sarabi is one of four women who took part in the negotiations with the Taliban in Doha at the end of 2020. She is also the first woman to have ruled an Afghan province, that of Bamiyan. Sarabi, who was in Doha when the Taliban took power, spoke to us from the Turkish city of Izmir, where she now lives. She called the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan "a big mistake", branding the US pullout "irresponsible".
11 mins ago
Protests against planned reforms to raise the retirement age are expected to cause huge disruption to local and regional transport. Unions mobilized massive street protests amid similar strikes earlier this month.
12 mins ago
With looming threats from China and North Korea, Japan has approved a military buildup that's one of its largest defense shakeups since World War II. East Asian countries are responding to the challenges of the changing status quo in the region.
12 mins ago
Mykola Tyshchenko, a Ukrainian MP, was expelled from Ukraine's ruling party over a trip to Thailand earlier this month. The trip came to light through an encounter that was organised with the MP by the Ukrainian embassy in Thailand. Traces of this event were later deleted online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
1 hour ago
A visit to South Korea and Japan by the head of NATO this week highlights the alliance's strategic priority to push back against China and North Korea, while addressing the global impact of Russia's war in Ukraine.
1 hour ago
Russia has started selling its growing reserves of the Chinese currency to fill a budget deficit caused by falling oil and gas revenues and the costs of war. For how long will the yuan shore up Putin's ailing economy?