Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tag "Donald Trump"

    Ivanka Trump: A trip to Africa will inspire my dad

Ivanka Trump: A trip to Africa will inspire my dad

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump, president of the United States, says a trip to Africa would inspire her dad because she has been “deeply inspired.”Ivanka, who works as Trump’s senior adviser, said this on the last day of her four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast.In an interview with Associated Press, she said the White House should be judged [...]

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    Iran designates US forces as ‘terrorist organisation’

Iran designates US forces as ‘terrorist organisation’

The Iran’s supreme national security council says it has designated the United States central command (CENTCOM), and all its military forces as “terrorist organization.”The designation, which was announced on Monday, according to Reuters, is coming in reaction to White House’s decision to blacklist its elite Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist group.President Donald Trump had earlier announced [...]

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    Tongues wagging as Atiku congratulates Trump over Mueller report

Tongues wagging as Atiku congratulates Trump over Mueller report

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated US President Donald Trump over his vindication on allegations that campaign colluded with Russia to influence the US election in 2016.Trump had been accused of conspiring with Russian officials to influence the election, especially against Hillary Clinton, his then rival.But the report of Robert Mueller, US special counsel, said investigation did not find sufficient [...]

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    Mueller report: Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia

Mueller report: Trump campaign did not conspire with Russia

A brief summary of a report by Robert Mueller, US special counsel, says President Donald Trump’s campaign did not "conspire or coordinate" with Russia in an attempt to influence the 2016 election.Robert Barr, US attorney general, said this in a four-page letter of a long-awaited report by Mueller, which he sent to congress leaders on Sunday.Barr said Mueller’s Russia investigation [...]

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    Jim Kim joins Bayo Ogunlesi’s GIP as vice chairman — after resignation from World Bank

Jim Kim joins Bayo Ogunlesi’s GIP as vice chairman — after resignation from World Bank

Jim Yong Kim, outgoing president of the World Bank, will join Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a New York-based private investment fund, as a partner and vice chairman, Reuters reports.GIP, which is led by Nigeria's Bayo Ogunlesi as managing partner, manages over $48 billion in assets for various investors across the world.The new appointment was announced just a day after Kim [...]

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    Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

The US embassy in Nigeria has announced a closure of its Lagos and Abuja offices due to the ongoing government shutdown in its country.The closure will affect thousands seeking to apply for, or renew their visas, as their appointments would have to be rescheduled.In a post on its official Facebook page, the embassy said the both offices would re-open once [...]

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    ‘Bush had special interest in Nigeria’ — Obasanjo writes Trump

‘Bush had special interest in Nigeria’ — Obasanjo writes Trump

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a condolence letter to the United States President Donald Trump over the death of George Bush, former president of the US.Bush, the 41st president of the US, died on Friday at the age of 94.In the letter made available by Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo's media aide, the former Nigerian president said the demise of late [...]

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    Trump hints at starting international TV to counter CNN

Trump hints at starting international TV to counter CNN

US President Donald Trump may be planning to set up an international television network to counter what he called an "unfair and false" representation of the country by CNN.In a tweet on Monday, Trump said CNN had good ratings internationally because it had little competition, but that was not the case in the US.Statistically, CNN International is the most widely [...]

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    It’s black Friday for oil as Brent crude hits all-year low of $58

It’s black Friday for oil as Brent crude hits all-year low of $58

It is a big bad black Friday for crude oil as prices continue to crash across the world.On Friday, Brent crude fell below the $60 per barrel benchmark to hit $58.92 for the first time in 2018, following fears of oversupply across the global oil market.Oil prices climbed as high as $85 a barrel only in October 2018, shedding more than [...]

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    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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