Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    John McCain, US senator and war hero, dies at 81

John McCain, US senator and war hero, dies at 81

John McCain, a Republican senator and two-time contender for the office of the president of the United States, is dead.McCain, aged 81, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona, the New York Times reports, quoting a statement from the deceased’s office."Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on Auguts 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How White House rodent ‘disrupted’ Obama’s press conference

FLASHBACK: How White House rodent ‘disrupted’ Obama’s press conference

On Tuesday, Nigerians were shocked to hear that rodents invaded President Muhammadu Buhari's office while he was in the UK.Garba Shehu, Buhari's spokesman, was quoted to have said: “Following the three months period of disuse, rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units.”A “national embarrassment”, some say -- but wait. On May 21, [...]

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    Omokri: Obama was disappointed with Jonathan over Diezani’s non-removal, anti-gay law

Omokri: Obama was disappointed with Jonathan over Diezani’s non-removal, anti-gay law

Reno Omokri says the administration of Barack Obama felt let down by Goodluck Jonathan because of his position on three key issues.He said that Matthew Page, a former intelligence analyst on Nigeria in the US state department, told him that the Obama administration had issues with the abuse of human rights in the north-east, Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum [...]

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    Trump takes oath of office 6pm Nigerian time on Friday

Trump takes oath of office 6pm Nigerian time on Friday

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States at 12 noon in Washington, and 6pm Nigerian time on Friday.The joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies disclosed this.The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11:30am, with a musical prelude beforehand, according to a copy of the inauguration programme.Afterwards, Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence are slated to [...]

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    Trump meets Obama, says he respects him alot

Trump meets Obama, says he respects him alot

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    Obama, Clinton in Jerusalem for Shimon Peres’ burial

Obama, Clinton in Jerusalem for Shimon Peres’ burial

World leaders gathered in Jerusalem on Friday as former Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, was laid to rest.The funeral, which held at Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery in Jerusalem, had in attendance President Barrack Obama; President Bill Clinton; President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Francois Hollande.Also at the funeral were former British Prime Ministers David [...]

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    Obama to Buhari: You’re facing difficulties but we believe in you

Obama to Buhari: You’re facing difficulties but we believe in you

President Barack Obama of the United States says his government has confidence in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.According to Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, the US leader said this during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 71st edition of the UN General Assembly.Obama reportedly described Buhari as a man of “integrity [...]

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    Sniper kills 5 policemen, injures 7 during protest in US

Sniper kills 5 policemen, injures 7 during protest in US

Snipers have killed five police officers and injured six others in an ambush that occurred during a protest staged by black men in the US city of Dallas.The protests were sparked by the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.According to the BBC, gunfire broke out around 1:45 GMT on Friday as demonstrators marched through the [...]

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    Presidential election is not reality TV, says Obama

Presidential election is not reality TV, says Obama

President Barack Obama of the US says presidential election is "not reality TV".Speaking in an interview in Washington, Obama said he was worried about the Republican Party.He said the public should want a Republican nominee "to be somebody who could do the job if they win" — implying he does not think Trump, the presumptive nominee, could.Obama said he views Trump's rise [...]

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    Obama earned lowest income of his presidency in 2015

Obama earned lowest income of his presidency in 2015

Tax returns which the White House released on Friday showed that President Barack Obama’s income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency.He and Michelle, his wife paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, and the first family paid an effective tax rate of 18.7 percent.The record also showed that the Obamas donated $64,000 to charity, the largest [...]

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    Obama makes historic visit to US mosque

Obama makes historic visit to US mosque

Though President Barack Obama has visited several mosques during his trips outside the United States (US), the American number-one citizen visited a US mosque for the first time since he assumed power, on Wednesday.He met Muslim community leaders at a roundtable and delivered remarks to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.According to the White House, the visit was aimed at countering [...]

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    ‘I belong to nobody’: Buhari tops BBC best quotes

‘I belong to nobody’: Buhari tops BBC best quotes

BBC has compiled its best quotes out of Africa for the year 2015 and President Muhammadu Buhari is at the top of the list.The first quote on the list is from Buhari’s inauguration speech, where he said he belongs to everybody and he belongs to nobody.BBC BEST 10 QUOTES OUT OF AFRICA IN 2015President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria"I belong to everybody and [...]

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    Obama appoints another Nigerian adviser

Obama appoints another Nigerian adviser

Few days after President Barack Obama named Adewale Adeyemo as deputy national security adviser (NSA) for international economics, the number-one US citizen has appointed Bukola Oriola, a Nigerian-American journalist, as a member of the US advisory council on human trafficking,The White House office of the press secretary announced Oriola’s appointment and that of 10 others, saying Obama was honoured to [...]

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    Meet Adeyemo, son of Nigerian immigrant whom Obama appointed security adviser

Meet Adeyemo, son of Nigerian immigrant whom Obama appointed security adviser

President Barrack Obama of the United States on Tuesday appointed Nigeria-born Adewale Adeyemo as the deputy national security adviser (NSA) for international economics.In a statement annoucing Adeyemo’s appointment, Obama said the African-American helped the US combat global economic recession which started in 2008.“I am grateful that Caroline's (Atkinson, former deputy NSA) work will be carried on by Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, who [...]

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    TWITTER STATS: Buhari had 12,000 followers in 6 hours, Jonathan got 2,600 in 24 hours

TWITTER STATS: Buhari had 12,000 followers in 6 hours, Jonathan got 2,600 in 24 hours

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has only been able to amass 2,636 followers since he joined Twitter over 24 hours ago.Jonathan, who joined twitter on Wednesday morning, has tweeted five times and followed six accounts, four of which belong to the presidents of Ghana, America, Kenya and Cote d'Ivoire.The other two accounts are those of Jimmy Carter’s library and GEJ foundation.https://twitter.com/GEJ_Official/status/671968788552818688Jonathan’s [...]

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    Netanyahu arrives Washington for talks with Obama

Netanyahu arrives Washington for talks with Obama

Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has arrived Washington for a planned meeting with Barrack Obama.This is the first meeting between the two leaders after US signed a nuclear deal with Iran in July.Netanyahu strongly opposed the deal, describing it as a 'historic mistake', saying Israel would not be bound by the agreement.He warned of negative repercussions in a region already [...]

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