Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Donald Trump"

    Hubris and national pride

Hubris and national pride

By established reputation that he has done deliberately little to repudiate, President Donald Trump is renown for carrying himself with the ultimate supercilious swagger. In his own eyes, he is the centre of God’s universe around which all other existences must gravitate or otherwise fall off into ignoble oblivion. Actually, as it seems, they pass or fail the test of [...]

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    True change begins from the top, not the bottom

True change begins from the top, not the bottom

Do I unbiasedly want PMB to pass on the baton of leadership? Yes, but my stance has nothing to do with him being lifeless as carelessly opined by President Donald Trump; I am just of the opinion that staying in power beyond 2019 is going to destroy the petite credibility he has left. Like Jose Mourinho (the current manager of [...]

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    PDP: Buhari cheapened his office during woeful US outing

PDP: Buhari cheapened his office during woeful US outing

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the reported comment  of US President Donald Trump describing President Muhammadu Buhari as lifeless has exposed Nigeria to ridicule.According to Financial Times, the US leader made the remark after receiving the Nigerian leader in April.Trump had reportedly said he does not want to meet anyone as "lifeless' as Buhari again.In a statement on Monday, [...]

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    Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

US President Donald Trump says American citizens will become “very poor” if he is removed from office.He wondered why anyone would think of impeaching a president “who has done a great job”, adding the effect will also be felt on the US stock market.Trump was speaking during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.“I don't know how you can impeach [...]

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    ALERT: Turkish lira crisis may put the naira at risk

ALERT: Turkish lira crisis may put the naira at risk

The naira may be affected by the ongoing financial turmoil which has seen the Turkish lira lose 40% of its value.The lira has been in turmoil over worries about the country's high debt levels, rising inflation, President Tayyip Erdogan’s refusal to consent to an increase in interest rates and tension between the European country and the US.Erdogan has described his [...]

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    Isha Sesay leaves CNN after 13 years, says ‘western media too Trump-focused’

Isha Sesay leaves CNN after 13 years, says ‘western media too Trump-focused’

After 13 years as an anchor and correspondent for CNN, Isha Sesay has announced that she is leaving the media organisation.The British-born Sierra Leonean announced her departure from CNN via Twitter, giving her reasons for doing so in an interview with What We See magazine.https://twitter.com/IamIshaSesay/status/1024631359208226816‘WESTERN MEDIA TOO TRUMP-FOCUSED’Citing the western media’s "obsession with Trump," the journalist said she would rather [...]

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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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