Finnish PM warns Russian win would empower aggressors

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin warned an Australian audience Friday that a Russian victory over Ukraine would empower other aggressors and urged democracies against forming “critical dependencies” on authoritarian states such as China.

Marin was speaking in Sydney at the end of the first-ever visit by a Finnish prime minister to Australia and New Zealand. Australia’s pursuit of a free trade deal with the European Union was on the agenda.

She used a speech to urge democracies to ramp up sanctions against Russia.

“Make no mistake, if Russia wins its terrible gamble, it will not be the only one to feel empowered,” Marin told the Lowy Institute international policy think tank.

“Others will also be tempted by the same dark agenda,” she added.

A free trade agreement being finalized between the European Union, which includes Finland, and Australia was an opportunity to develop resilient supply chains, she said.

2023: Why I Am Seeking Re-Election As Lagos Governor – Sanwo-Olu

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The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has given reasons why he wants to be re-elected next year.

He Lagosians to renew his mandate based on his achievements in the last three and a half years.

A team by Lagos State Government flagged off campaigns for the re-election bid of Sanwo-Olu, and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat with the unveiling of the brand media activation strategies amid fanfare.

FG Blames State Govs For Rising Poverty

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The Federal Government has blamed state governors, saying they contributed to the rising rate of poverty in the country.

According to the FG, the governors preferred to focus on the construction of infrastructures such as bridges and airports while neglecting the well-being of their citizens.

This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, on Wednesday, who lamented that the governors ignored 72 per cent of the nation’s poor who reside in rural communities while they focused on cities.

Agba spoke while briefing State House correspondents shortly after a Federal Executive Council meeting at Aso Rock in Abuja.

Plateau PDP Governorship candidate, Mutfwang loses mother – The Sun Nigeria

The Plateau State Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Caleb Mutfwang has loss his mother, Mama Briskilla Manasseh Mutfwang.

She died on Sunday as the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) where she was receiving treatment. The Matriarch survived by six children, bother, sisters, daughter in-laws and many grand children and great grand children.

 

Dr. D. S Mutfwang who made the announcement on behalf of the family said the burial has been fixed for Thursday 24 November, 2023. Sympathisers are to assemble at JUTH permanent Site Mortuary by 7:30am to covey the corpse to COCIN N0. 1 Ampang West, Mangu LGA for funeral service.

Mike Pence Says There Are ‘Have Better Choices’ Than Trump – Rolling Stone – Globel News

Mike Pence Says There Are ‘Have Better Choices’ Than Trump – Rolling Stone – Globel News

Former Vice President Mike Pence refused to commit his support to former President Donald Trump’s bid for reelection during a CNN town hall on Wednesday. Speaking with moderator Jake Tapper a day after the release of his memoir, “So Help Me God,” and Trump’s official snoozefest, Pence said Republicans will “have better choices” in the 2024 presidential race than Trump.

“I think it’s time for new leadership in this country that will bring us together around our highest ideals,” Pence said, adding the highly doubtful sentiment that Americans “want us to get back to the policies of the Trump-Pence administration.”

When pressed on whether or not he would run for president in 2024, Pence told Tapper, “I’ll keep you posted.”

Schumacher set to lose seat as Hulkenberg joins Haas

 

Mick Schumacher looks set to be left without a Formula 1 race seat next season after Haas signed veteran Nico Hulkenberg to replace him.

Schumacher has not done enough in his two seasons with the US-based team to convince them to retain him for 2023.

Hulkenberg, 35, will return to the grid for a full season for the first time since being dropped by Renault in 2019.

Since then he has made a handful of substitute appearances for the Racing Point/Aston Martin team.

Of Japa and failure of leadership

 

Although the recent deportation of 542 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirate’s city of Dubai and the continuous arrest and imprisonment of able-bodied Nigerian youths in the same city are ugly incidents deserving of national concern, they are not surprising. While the Dubai incidents may be justifiable punishments for criminal violation of the laws of the host country, they portray the image of a failed and helpless Nigeria incapable of constructively engaging its youth. They also send a signal to the youths to muster courage to create the kind of country they desire.

Longshot third-party candidates could influence Minnesota elections

Most Minnesotans don’t know their names, but four other candidates for governor will appear on the ballot alongside DFL Gov. Tim Walz and GOP candidate Scott Jensen in next week’s election.

Hugh McTavish wants citizen juries to approve state laws and everyone to wear nametags. Steve Patterson would put tax dollars from legalizing recreational marijuana toward education. James McCaskel aims to address homelessness. And Gabrielle Prosser supports cost-of-living increases tied to inflation.

“We tend to introduce ideas that the two major parties are not talking about and also introduce different mixtures of ideas,” McTavish, of the Independence-Alliance Party, said of the many candidates struggling to break through the two-party system.

Walz, Jensen face off in sole televised debate of 2022 gubernatorial campaign – KSTP

Lack of debates under scrutiny

 

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and his Republican challenger Dr. Scott Jensen debated Tuesday night on television, but residents in the Twin Cities were only able to watch through online streams.

The panel of four journalists asked questions on a bevy of issues, including abortion, the state’s response to riots after George Floyd’s murder and the Feeding Our Future fraud investigation.

Walz and allied groups have used the abortion issue as their main area of attack on Jensen, claiming he will seek to ban abortion in Minnesota if he’s elected governor.

In campaign videos and media interviews, Jensen said he would ban abortion, but he has walked back that rhetoric in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion laws in the hands of state legislatures.

What Is A Bail Bond?

A bail bond is a financial arrangement to secure someone’s release from jail or prison. Bail bonds can be unsecured or secured; they come in two forms: cash and property. Cash bail is often the most expensive. Unsecured bail, on the other hand, is cheaper. Surety bail is a common type of bail bond and can be negotiated down to as low as 10%.

Cash Bail

Typically, a cash bail bond is given as a guarantee for a defendant’s appearance in court. If the defendant fails to show up, he forfeits his money. It makes cash bail bonds a reasonable alternative, but the principle of buying freedom by handing over your own money to a bail agent is flawed. In addition, the bail bonds hours Arkansas might take only half an hour to several hours, depending on how packed the jail in your location is.