US election 2020: What is the electoral college? By BBC

Getty Images The US presidential election takes place 3 November. But it's possible the candidate with the most votes from the public won't be the winner. This is because the president is not chosen directly by the voters, but what's known as the electoral college. So who are Americans voting for? When Americans go to …

AMERICA’S TRIBES GO TO THE POLLS AMIDST UNCERTAINTY By K. Sakyi-Addo

Millions of American tribesmen and women are voting today to elect a president and lawmakers. Two white tribal elders are contesting to rule the Covid-ravaged wheat-exporting former British colony for the next four years. They are the incumbent Donald J. Trump of the ruling Republican Party and Joseph R. Biden of the opposition Democratic Party, …

BBC Letter from Africa: Why journalists in Nigeria feel under attack by Mannir Dan Ali

Former cabinet minister Femi Fani-Kayode launched into a tirade against a journalist on live television In Nigeria questions are still being asked about why some public officials consider journalists to be their errand boys. This follows the outrage that greeted a tongue-lashing one reporter received from a former government minister and member of the opposition …

Donald Trump Confronts a New Label: Loser

For the first time in a life that has been free of consequences for his failures, Trump has been held to account on the world’s largest stage. For a half a century, time and again, Trump was able to fail and yet persuade the world that he hadn’t. He shirked personal bankruptcy by shunting to others …

Illegality of criminal libel in Nigeria, by Femi Falana

Defamation is a Criminal Offence in Nigeria”. The publication of words that can cause hatred, contempt, ridicule or damage to the reputation or profession of a person(s) to the hearing of such person(s) or a third party without justification is a criminal offence aside being a tort. See sections 373, 374, 375 & 376 of …