Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Donald Trump"

    Oil prices hit one-year low as WTI loses $2 in 30 minutes

Oil prices hit one-year low as WTI loses $2 in 30 minutes

Oil prices hit its lowest point since December 2017 on Tuesday, following anticipated oversupply in the global crude oil market.  [...]

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    Aliko: By 2020, Dangote Group revenue will hit $30bn

Aliko: By 2020, Dangote Group revenue will hit $30bn

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate's revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 -- a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.Speaking at the first ever Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the multibillionaire said five men built America and those five do not include President Donald Trump.He added that Africa could do [...]

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    Why we used Trump’s ‘stone video’ to justify killing of Shi’ites

Why we used Trump’s ‘stone video’ to justify killing of Shi’ites

The Nigerian army has again justified its killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi'ites, describing a stone as a weapon.While speaking with New York Times on Friday, John Agim, acting director of defence information, said the army used the video of US President Donald Trump as a response to Amnesty International's [...]

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    Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

The Nigerian army has again commented on the killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).The army on Friday referenced a directive given by US President Donald Trump to his country's military. He said they should consider stones thrown at them by asylum-seeking migrants as rifles.IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, had clashed with soldiers in some parts [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: PDP hires Trump’s lobbyist for $90k per month

EXCLUSIVE: PDP hires Trump’s lobbyist for $90k per month

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hired the firm of Brian Ballard, a top US lobbyist, ahead of the 2019 elections.The influential lobbyist has President Donald Trump as one of his clients. Politico Magazine, a top publication in the US, says Ballard is closer to the US president than perhaps any other lobbyist in town."He’s parlayed that relationship into a [...]

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    ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

ICC president says Buhari is one of the most respected African statesmen

Chile Eboe-Osuji, president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) says President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most highly respected African statesmen of our time.Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York earlier in the week, Eboe-Osuji expressed reverence for president Buhari, quoting him three times in his speech to the UN.The speech, which was his first [...]

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    ‘Please, save us from Boko Haram’ — female group begs Trump

‘Please, save us from Boko Haram’ — female group begs Trump

Africa Arise for Change Network, a civil society group, has asked President Donald Trump of the United States to save Nigerian women and girls from Boko Haram attacks.In a letter addressed to the president through the US ambassador in Nigeria, Gbemisola Osadua, executive director of the group, said threats to women in Africa require urgent need for America to reassert [...]

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    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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