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    Oil looking oversold heading into latest OPEC meeting

Oil looking oversold heading into latest OPEC meeting

There is a feeling of change within the strategy of how OPEC operates. This uncertainty has played a leading role behind the price of oil coming under relentless pressure over the past couple of weeks, in anticipation of the cartel’s meeting in Vienna this week.Concerns that OPEC and its non-member allies will increase production for the first time since late [...]

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    US first lady Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

US first lady Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

Melania Trump, US first lady, has undergone a successful kidney surgery, the White House said in a statement.According to the White House, the surgery took place on Monday.Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, said in the statement that Trump would remain hospitalised through the week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, in Maryland.The statement said the 48-year-old Melania [...]

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    MTN to raise N400bn on NSE after listing

MTN to raise N400bn on NSE after listing

Ralph Mupita, chief financial officer at MTN Nigeria, says the company hopes to raise N400 billion from its debt issuance when it gets listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange later in the year.Speaking in a Bloomberg interview, Mupita said the proceeds will be used to fund local investment and replace existing debt.Getting listed on the stock exchange had been one [...]

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    Naira stable as markets tremble over Trump’s Iran decision

Naira stable as markets tremble over Trump’s Iran decision

In a move that dealt a painful blow to global sentiment, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that the United States will be pulling out of the “defective” Iran nuclear deal.US stocks ended mixed on the news while oil prices fluctuated in each direction, as investors considered the potential negative ramifications of Trump’s decision. The US president adopted a very [...]

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    MTN: Trump’s Iran decision may affect business

MTN: Trump’s Iran decision may affect business

MTN Group, South African telecommunications company, says US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear accord with Iran may make it difficult to repatriate funds from the country.In a statement released on Wednesday, the company said this may cause its share price to plummet.Trump had announced on Tuesday that the US would reintroduce economic sanctions on Iran, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Nigerians display ‘beautiful Nigeria’ pictures following Trump’s compliment

PHOTOS: Nigerians display ‘beautiful Nigeria’ pictures following Trump’s compliment

Nigerians in the diaspora have taken President Donald Trump's compliment on how amazing Nigeria is to the next level.During a press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington, Trump had said he would like to visit Nigeria.“I would like very much to visit Nigeria. It is an amazing country. In certain ways, I hear from the standpoint of the beauty of [...]

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    ‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

For once, President Muhammadu Buhari is receiving positive reviews on a foreign trip -- from Nigerians. Many Nigerians on twitter are of the opinion that his current outing in the US is far better compared to the previous ones, most especially his last visit to the UK where he was accused of demarketing the country. His number one critic is probably his [...]

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    Muslim group warns: If Christians swallow Trump’s bait, Nigeria will become another Iraq

Muslim group warns: If Christians swallow Trump’s bait, Nigeria will become another Iraq

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has criticised US President Donald Trump's comments on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.During a joint press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Trump said the US will not accept the attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria.Reacting to the US president's position, MURIC urged Nigerian Christians to "not allow themselves to be deceived by [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Nigeria corrupt but Buhari cutting down substantially’ — 7 takes from Buhari-Trump address

VIDEO: ‘Nigeria corrupt but Buhari cutting down substantially’ — 7 takes from Buhari-Trump address

President Muhammadu Buhari and his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, held a joint press conference in Washington D.C. today, addressing issues concerning the two countries.The US President frowned at the killing of Christians and Muslims in Nigeria, spoke on trade between the US and Nigeria, and said Nigeria is reputed as the "most beautiful country".Here are seven things we learnt from [...]

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    Buhari’s US speech is rice without stew

Buhari’s US speech is rice without stew

I listened to the speech of President Muhammadu Buhari in the quaking consciousness of an Arsenal Football Club fan. Every football aficionado knows that the club has not been performing “exceptionally” lately.Before Buhari, US President Donald Trump spoke. He gave a debilitating smirk when he talked about the “killing of Christians and burning of churches in Nigeria”. He said: “This [...]

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    To gaffe is human

To gaffe is human

Going by reports, our country comes under fresh global spotlight this Monday as United States President Donald Trump hosts Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington. Well, one watchword to advise for that outing, with all due respect, is that to gaffe is human, but to be decidedly guarded in utterance is crucial wisdom.Presidential comments, no matter how casually meant, have [...]

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    Omokri to Garba Shehu: You lied! Buhari is not the first African leader to visit Trump

Omokri to Garba Shehu: You lied! Buhari is not the first African leader to visit Trump

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has faulted Garba Shehu's claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is the first African leader to visit US President Donald Trump.Buhari is currently at the US to meet with Trump. It is his first visit to the White House — US seat of power — since Trump was elected.Shehu, who is the presidential [...]

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    US, UK, France launch airstrikes on Syria over suspected chemical attack

US, UK, France launch airstrikes on Syria over suspected chemical attack

America, Britain and France have launched a coordinated airstrike on Syria in response to a chemical weapon attack that killed 70 people.Announcing the attack on Friday night at the White House, Donald Trump, US President, said it is the beginning of efforts to stop Bashar Al-Assad"A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes [...]

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    Trump appoints Bolton as new national security adviser

Trump appoints Bolton as new national security adviser

Donald Trump, US President, has appointed John Bolton as his national security adviser after accepting the resignation of HR McMaster.In a tweet on Thursday, Trump said the appointment would take effect on April 9."I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor," the US president tweeted."I am very thankful for the service of General [...]

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    Trump begins campaign for second term

Trump begins campaign for second term

US President Donald Trump has kicked off his 2020 presidential re-election campaign with the appointment of political strategist, Brad Parscale, as manager of his team.Parscale, a digital expert critical to Trump’s 2016 victory was named on Tuesday to lead the Trump’s re-election team.In a statement, the Trump campaign said it planned to use Parscale’s talent to help Republicans in the [...]

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    Trump is ‘worst US president’ in history

Trump is ‘worst US president’ in history

Donald Trump has been ranked as the worst US President in history in a Presidents’ Day poll conducted by political scientists.The poll ranked all 44 persons who have served as US presidentAbraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Teddy Roosevelt respectively took the top four spots in the Boise State University 'Presidential Greatness Survey'.While Trump is the 45th President, [...]

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