Sunday, October 22, 2017

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    Tweeting helped me become US president, says Trump

Tweeting helped me become US president, says Trump

Donald Trump says he won't be US President without his regular use of social media, particularly Twitter.In an interview airing on Sunday on 'Fox Business Network', Trump said with his use of Twitter, he could bypass “unfair media coverage” and speak directly.“Tweeting is like a typewriter — when I put it out, you put it immediately on your show,” he [...]

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    50 Cent says Trump offered him $500k to campaign for him

50 Cent says Trump offered him $500k to campaign for him

50 Cent, rapper and TV producer, said he was offered half-a-million dollars by Donald Trump, American president, to make an appearance at one of his rallies during the 2016 presidential campaign. [...]

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    Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola, says Africa has tremendous potential

Trump praises Nigeria’s tackling of Ebola, says Africa has tremendous potential

US President Donald Trump has lauded Nigeria for its handling of the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.Trump on Wednesday also said there's "tremendous business potential" in Africa, revealing that his wealthy friends were investing in the continent.He said this while hosting President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari dines with Trump

PHOTOS: Buhari dines with Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari was among the African leaders at a luncheon hosted by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.Buhari, who was accompanied by Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, posed for some photographs with the American leader.Here are some of the pictures, which Trump also shared on Twitter:[...]

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    We’ll have no choice but to destroy North Korea, says Trump

We’ll have no choice but to destroy North Korea, says Trump

President Donald Trump says if forced to defend itself and its allies against nuclear weapons test, America will have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea.North Korea has continued to fire ballistic missiles despite warnings from the UN.One of its recent successful tests was on a hydrogen bomb which is said to be 10 times deadlier than the atomic [...]

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    Hurricane Irma hits Trump’s estate

Hurricane Irma hits Trump’s estate

An estate belonging to US President Donald Trump in the Caribbean has been hit by Hurricane Irma.According to the Washington Post, the status of the 11-bedroom estate located on Plum Bay is not known.French officials who control the part of the island where Trump's property is located say the area suffered widespread destruction.According to the president's financial disclosure, the property which [...]

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    CC: When will Trump see the light?

CC: When will Trump see the light?

From the apocalyptic Hurricane Harvey in Texas to lately the hellish wildfire in Los Angeles, these are surely agonizing moments for the United States. In a rather dazingly rapid succession, the two natural disasters, the worst in half a century, have forced America's second and fourth largest cities to their knees, exacting heavy human toll and incalculable material loss.In Texas, [...]

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    Despite Trump’s threat, North Korea now ‘armed’ with bomb 10 times deadlier than atomic weapon

Despite Trump’s threat, North Korea now ‘armed’ with bomb 10 times deadlier than atomic weapon

North Korea may now be armed with a deadlier nuclear weapon than the atomic bomb.According to the BBC, the reclusive state says it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb which can be fitted on a long-range missile.Hydrogen bombs use fusion - the merging of atoms - to unleash huge amounts of energy, whereas atomic bombs use nuclear fission, or the splitting [...]

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    Greenback took a double hit

Greenback took a double hit

The US dollar remained on the defensive early Thursday, after yesterday’s declines led by increased uncertainty over another US rate hike in 2017 and President Donald Trump’s fiscal agenda after abolishing the Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum.The fall out between President Trump and corporate America was the latest blow to his weakening administration.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see [...]

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    UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN implores US, North Korea to dial down war rhetoric

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the US and North Korea “to dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy” in addressing the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.Guterres, while speaking with the UN correspondents in New York, stressed that the solution to the crisis must be political.The UN chief reiterated that his good offices – the prestige and weight [...]

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    Trump sacks Nigerian adviser in surprise dissolution of business councils

Trump sacks Nigerian adviser in surprise dissolution of business councils

Adebayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian businessman based in the US, is among the advisers of US President Donald Trump affected by the dissolution of two business councils.Ogunlesi, who has a majority stake in London Gatwick airport, was appointed by Trump last December to serve as a member of his strategy and policy forum.In a tweet in on Wednesday, the US president said he did [...]

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    Trump says US nuclear arsenal more powerful than before

Trump says US nuclear arsenal more powerful than before

US President Donald Trump says the country's nuclear arsenal is now more powerful than before.North Korea had threatened to strike the US territory of Guam in the Pacific and Andersen air force base.Kim Jong Un, leader of the North Asian country, has made repeated threats against the US. Un has also been defiant to international law as he strives to [...]

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    Terrorism: Trump’s approval and end of the black days

Terrorism: Trump’s approval and end of the black days

BY ANTHONY KOLAWOLEThe conjured and demonic opinions of sceptics on the unabated degeneration of Nigeria under a Buhari Presidency is the least of my nightmares. I am the more comfortable with myself because only falsehood struggles to be concealed, but truth breaks the most secure of jails to quench the thirst of man with its effervescent aura.But every day [...]

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    Group writes Trump over sale of attack planes to Nigeria

Group writes Trump over sale of attack planes to Nigeria

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has written a letter to President Donald Trump, commending him over the sale of fighter jets to Nigeria.In the letter signed by Isaac Ikpa, the group's executive secretary, CESJET said this would strengthen the relations between US and Nigeria in view of eradicating terrorism in the West African sub-region.He added that the sale was [...]

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    US economy adds 209,000 jobs in one month

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in one month

Those hoping that the US dollar would be thrown a lifeline may be in luck, following the news that the United States added another 209,000 jobs to its economy in July.This is an overall positive employment report and highlights the underlying strength of the US labor market. Figures exceeded expectations, with earlier projections sitting at 183,000 and wage growth, with [...]

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    Donald Trump approves new sanctions against Russia

Donald Trump approves new sanctions against Russia

US President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia into law, a White House official said on Wednesday.The US congress voted last week by overwhelming margins for sanctions to punish the Russian government over interference in the US 2016 presidential election, annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and other perceived violations of international norms.Trump, who has made clear he [...]

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