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    Trump planned to stop $1.5bn aid to Nigeria, says Bolton, ex-US NSA

Trump planned to stop $1.5bn aid to Nigeria, says Bolton, ex-US NSA

John Bolton, a former United States national security adviser, has alleged that President Donald Trump once argued that the $1.5 billion annual aid given to Nigeria should be stopped. Bolton, in a book titled "In the Room Where It Happened", alleged that the president also said funding for military operations in Afghanistan and Syria should be cut but wanted funds released for [...]

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    Joe Biden wins Democratic nomination, to run against Trump

Joe Biden wins Democratic nomination, to run against Trump

Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has formally won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, after securing more than 1,990 delegates. He confirmed the development in a post on his Twitter handle in the early hours of Saturday. "Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. I'm going to spend every day fighting to earn your vote so that, [...]

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    EXTRA: I enjoy watching Trump contest powers with governors, says SGF

EXTRA: I enjoy watching Trump contest powers with governors, says SGF

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he takes delight in watching US President Donald Trump contesting powers with governors in the country. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York had been at war of words with Trump over policies put in place to contain COVID-19 in the US.  At a briefing on Thursday, Mustapha who chairs the presidential [...]

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    The unravelling of America: You’ve gotta watch to cry

The unravelling of America: You’ve gotta watch to cry

I first watched the movie in the lockdown. At the beginning, it was funny when the pair was fiddling with their entrée in the restaurant and wondering why they had both avoided each other until now.  A few minutes after they left the restaurant, trouble started. The movie, entitled “Queen & Slim,” is the love story of two black Americans drawn [...]

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    Finally, Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

Finally, Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

United States President Donald Trump says the country is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). As its feud with the global body over the coronavirus pandemic worsened, Trump alleged on Friday that China is controlling the WHO despite having far lesser monetary contribution to the organisation. "China has total control over the World Health Organisation despite only paying $40 million [...]

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    Twitter hides Trump’s tweet ‘glorifying violence’ as face-off continues

Twitter hides Trump’s tweet ‘glorifying violence’ as face-off continues

Twitter has flagged a tweet from United States President Donald Trump which it said violated its rules about "glorifying violence". It hid the tweet from public view, saying it "may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible". It also said in addition to the tweet's connection to violence, it fears it "could inspire similar actions". https://twitter.com/TwitterComms/status/1266267447838949378?s=20 Trump was commenting on [...]

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    Trump threatens to shut down social media

Trump threatens to shut down social media

US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down social media after Twitter put a fact-check label on some of his tweets.  There has been criticism against social media platforms regarding the lack of restraint on leaders who use the means to make unsubstantiated claims. Trump had tweeted that mail-in ballots were fraudulent on Tuesday. This was fact checked by Twitter -- [...]

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    COVID-19: Over 95,000 deaths in US but Trump asks worship centres to reopen

COVID-19: Over 95,000 deaths in US but Trump asks worship centres to reopen

United States President Donald Trump has asked governors to allow worship centres re-open because they are of "very essential" services. At the White House briefing on Friday, Trump said the churches are what holds America together. The US had imposed a lockdown that prevented churches and most businesses from operating as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus. But Trump said [...]

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    Trump finally wears face mask — but not in public

Trump finally wears face mask — but not in public

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    EXTRA: I tested positively negative for COVID-19, says Trump

EXTRA: I tested positively negative for COVID-19, says Trump

United States President Donald Trump says he tested "very positively" for COVID-19. Addressing reporters on Thursday, Trump said this meant he tested negative for the disease. "I tested very positively in another sense," UK Guardian quoted him as saying. "So, this morning, I tested positively towards negative. I tested perfectly this morning, meaning I tested negative." The US remains the worst hit country with [...]

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    Trump asks WHO to reform in 30 days or face permanent funding cut

Trump asks WHO to reform in 30 days or face permanent funding cut

US President Donald Trump has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reform within 30 days or face a permanent funding cut from his country. Trump has since ordered a temporary funding cut to WHO, blaming it for the global spread of COVID-19. The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had said China blocked WHO from sounding the alarm on the disease in [...]

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    COVID-19 will go away without a vaccine, says Trump

COVID-19 will go away without a vaccine, says Trump

US President Donald Trump says the coronavirus will go away without a vaccine. Trump stated this during a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House on Friday. In April 2020, Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health infectious disease expert, had told Fox News that he didn't think the US would return to full normalcy until a vaccine is developed for COVID-19. During the [...]

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    Trump’s personal aide tests positive for COVID-19

Trump’s personal aide tests positive for COVID-19

A member of the US army who caters to personal needs of President Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Thursday, Hogan Gidley, deputy White House press secretary, said upon the confirmation that the valet was positive, Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence had to take the test again but that they tested negative for the disease. Valet are [...]

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    Trump: FDA has approved use of remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

Trump: FDA has approved use of remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

US President Donald Trump says emergency use of remdesivir has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hospitalised patients who tested positive for coronavirus. He made the announcement on Friday during a meeting with Daniel O'Day, chief executive officer of Gilead Sciences. On Wednesday, Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company in the US, announced “positive data” in the clinical trial [...]

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    Nigeria will do anything for ventilators, says Trump

Nigeria will do anything for ventilators, says Trump

US President Donald Trump says Nigeria desperately needs ventilators to boost its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. At the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had announced that President Muhammadu Buhari spoke with Trump on the peculiarities of how the COVID-19 pandemic was being addressed in Nigeria. “The conversation centred on Nigeria’s response to the [...]

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    Piers Morgan says Trump unfollowed him on Twitter after coronavirus criticism

Piers Morgan says Trump unfollowed him on Twitter after coronavirus criticism

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