A dead man has been elected as a legislature in Nevada’s State Assembly, in the just concluded U.S. mid-term elections.

According to the Huffington Post, Mr Dennis Hof died unexpectedly in mid-October, but his name wasn’t scratched off the ballot under Nevada law.

The pro-Trump candidate still found favour with the voters and patrons of Hof’s Nevada brothel, even from the great beyond just to keep his memory alive.

Elections officials said that Republican Dennis Hof won a seat in Nevada’s State Assembly, with 53 percent of the vote in his Clark County

FOREIGN SCENE’
President Donald Trump said Wednesday the federal government would come “to a halt” if Democrats pursue investigations against his administration, threatening a political landscape that would be “warlike.” In a testy press conference on the day after Democrats claimed control of the House for the first time in eight years, Trump said he would look for areas of bipartisan agreement with Democratic leaders but also threatened the possibility of further impasse.
“If that happens then we’re going to do the same thing and government comes to a halt,” Trump said. “And I would blame them.”

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*. Nigeria’s senate president, Bukola Saraki has paid a visit to to the grieving family of the late Tony Anenih. Saraki was not alone. He was joined on the condolence visit by his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and others. They met with Anenih’s family including his son, Tony Jr. whom Saraki reminded of his father’s ‘great contributions’ to Nigeria. Tony Anenih, a former works minister, died on Sunday, October 28th, 2018.

*. Africa’s richest man has said he will turn his attentions away from Arsenal and buy another football club, if Stan Kroenke makes it clear he will not sell to him.
Aliko Dangote, from Nigeria, is an Arsenal fan worth a reported £8.5 billion and hasnever hidden his desire to one day take over at the north London club..In recent years he has made several statements about launching a future takeover bid, announcing he will make his move once he finishes building one of the world’s largest oil refineries in Lagos, Nigeria.

NEWS FLASH

1. FOREIGN SCENE’
President Donald Trump said Wednesday the federal government would come “to a halt” if Democrats pursue investigations against his administration, threatening a political landscape that would be “warlike.” In a testy press conference on the day after Democrats claimed control of the House for the first time in eight years, Trump said he would look for areas of bipartisan agreement with Democratic leaders but also threatened the possibility of further impasse.
“If that happens then we’re going to do the same thing and government comes to a halt,” Trump said. “And I would blame them.”

2. FOREIGN SCENE:
CNN REPORTER Jim Acosta has had his White House media credentials withdrawn following a fiery row with Trump during a Presidential press conference yesterday. The President’s Press Secretary Sarah Sanders commented: “As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.”  The row broke out after after Mr Acosta asked Trump whether he had “demonised” migrants during the midterms election campaign. Trump responded by labelling Mr Acosta a “rude, terrible person”.

3. AFRICAN ISSUES:
The Seventy-eight children kidnapped from their boarding school in Cameroon two days ago have been freed. The group of 42 girls and 36 boys were abducted by gunmen with their school principal, a teacher and driver early on Monday from the Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda, in the northwest of the central African nation. After an intensive search, the students were released and returned to the school with their driver at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday

4. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
There was an uproar in the Senate on Wednesday after a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker accused the federal government of using Nigerians “collective funds to maintain a political party.” Minority leader of the Senate, Biodun Olujimi, had accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of alleged of using the Social Investment Programme (SIP) funds to secure permanent voter cards ahead of the 2019 elections.
Olujimi said ‘I Stand With Buhari’ is written on the forms given to recipients of the SIP funds.

5. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
Ike Ekweremadu yesterday threatened to release video clips of how his house was invaded by alleged assassins on Tuesday. Ekweremadu said he may be forced to actualise his threat to release the video clip, if the Police fail to withdraw its claim that what happened in his house was a mere case of burglary. The Senate resolved to ask the police to do a thorough investigation of the alleged assassination attempt on Ekweremadu, his wife and son in the early hours of Tuesday. The upper chamber said the conclusion that the incident was a case of burglary appeared to be hasty.

6. TRADITIONAL INSTITUTION:
Following the visit of the Prince of Wales Charles George to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, the Oba of Benin as asked him to support the agitation for the return of ancient Benin artifacts which were taken in 1897. According to the Oba of Benin, he disclosed that the return of these artifacts would enable his kingdom establish Oba Palace Museum, which will assist the promotion of tourism in Benin City, Edo state. He made this demand during a closed door meeting with Prince Charles at the UK high commissioner’s residence in Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday, November 6.

7. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
FG says President Buhari will study the report of the Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage before making his view known to Nigerians. Lai Mohammed made the clarification when he addressed State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting which was presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. The Tripartite Committee on the Review of National Minimum Wage had on Tuesday submitted its report to President Buhari with a recommendation of N30,000 as new National Minimum Wage.

8. POLITICS:
APC, has said it is not aware of the detention and quizzing of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by DSS. The national spokesman of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, who described the report of Oshiomhole’s ordeal with the DSS as a rumour because the APC has not been officially informed about the matter, It was learnt that Oshiomhole was grilled by the DSS operatives for nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country

9. IPOB:
Leader of IPOB Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has called on NLC to join IPOB in its election boycott campaign. Kanu, in another broadcast on Radio Biafra in Israel, on Sunday, said that the Labour Union demand could be met with minimal fuss before presidential elections of next year if the workers remain resolute and determined not to vote. He said:, “Nigerian workers are on a minimum wage of N18,000  per month which is roughly $48 equivalent. “Recently they have been begging the government to increase it to N30, 000  about $85 per month.

10. SPORTS:
Arsene Wenger has revealed to beIN SPORTS that he has not yet received an offer to manage Real Madrid, despite being heavily linked with Los Blancos since the departure of Julen Lopetegui.  Speaking exclusively to beIN SPORTS, Wenger added that he remains unsure on his next club.  “I haven’t made any decision about my future yet, will I go straight into management again or not. So to be honest Real Madrid have not come back to me so I have not turned them down.”

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