Monday, June 17, 2019

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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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    To gaffe is human

To gaffe is human

Going by reports, our country comes under fresh global spotlight this Monday as United States President Donald Trump hosts Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington. Well, one watchword to advise for that outing, with all due respect, is that to gaffe is human, but to be decidedly guarded in utterance is crucial wisdom.Presidential comments, no matter how casually meant, have [...]

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    Omokri to Garba Shehu: You lied! Buhari is not the first African leader to visit Trump

Omokri to Garba Shehu: You lied! Buhari is not the first African leader to visit Trump

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has faulted Garba Shehu's claim that President Muhammadu Buhari is the first African leader to visit US President Donald Trump.Buhari is currently at the US to meet with Trump. It is his first visit to the White House — US seat of power — since Trump was elected.Shehu, who is the presidential [...]

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    US, UK, France launch airstrikes on Syria over suspected chemical attack

US, UK, France launch airstrikes on Syria over suspected chemical attack

America, Britain and France have launched a coordinated airstrike on Syria in response to a chemical weapon attack that killed 70 people.Announcing the attack on Friday night at the White House, Donald Trump, US President, said it is the beginning of efforts to stop Bashar Al-Assad"A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes [...]

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    Trump appoints Bolton as new national security adviser

Trump appoints Bolton as new national security adviser

Donald Trump, US President, has appointed John Bolton as his national security adviser after accepting the resignation of HR McMaster.In a tweet on Thursday, Trump said the appointment would take effect on April 9."I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor," the US president tweeted."I am very thankful for the service of General [...]

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    Trump begins campaign for second term

Trump begins campaign for second term

US President Donald Trump has kicked off his 2020 presidential re-election campaign with the appointment of political strategist, Brad Parscale, as manager of his team.Parscale, a digital expert critical to Trump’s 2016 victory was named on Tuesday to lead the Trump’s re-election team.In a statement, the Trump campaign said it planned to use Parscale’s talent to help Republicans in the [...]

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    Trump is ‘worst US president’ in history

Trump is ‘worst US president’ in history

Donald Trump has been ranked as the worst US President in history in a Presidents’ Day poll conducted by political scientists.The poll ranked all 44 persons who have served as US presidentAbraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Teddy Roosevelt respectively took the top four spots in the Boise State University 'Presidential Greatness Survey'.While Trump is the 45th President, [...]

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    Trump: Sometimes, I tweet from bed

Trump: Sometimes, I tweet from bed

US President Donald Trump says sometimes, he posts on Twitter while in bed, defending his use of the social networking tool as necessary amid “a lot of fake news” about him.The New York Times had previously revealed that Trump tweets from bed. This is the first time the president would admit the allegation.“Well, perhaps sometimes in bed, perhaps sometimes at breakfast [...]

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    EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

The world stood still as Donald Trump's "highly anticipated" fake news awards held Wednesday.The US President took to his playground -- Twitter -- to announce that the winners' list can be found on the website of his political party.Yes, the Republican party's main website!Trump, who has reportedly made over two thousand 'fake' claims since assuming office, said the awards is [...]

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    Benefiting from Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

Benefiting from Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

There are two sides to Trump’s shit hole: The buccal and the anal. And, folks, you do not get it whole, If your sense of smell is banal.  – Ikeogu Oke, “Trump’s Shit Hole” “Whether we like to face up to it or not Africa has been the most insulted continent in the world. Africans’ very claim to humanity has been questioned at various times, [...]

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    I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump

I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump

US President Donald Trump says he wants immigrants from around the world.Following a visit last week by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the US president allegedly told senators in a private meeting that the US should accept more people from Norway instead of “shithole countries” in Latin America and Africa.His remark had elicited global outrage and condemnation, with African Union [...]

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    The season of recanting

The season of recanting

“I wish I could travel to the US right now”“Why? Why not wait till summer time?”“No, I feel like going there physically to tell President Donald Trump exactly how I feel about the statements he has been making about the black world.”“You don’t need to go to the US to do that. Follow him on twitter and tell him what [...]

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    Racism, sexism and global development

Racism, sexism and global development

In the past one week, two incidence once again raised the dust on the agelong concept referred to as racism and brought its danger to the fore. One of these is the alleged comment attributed to President Donald Trump,which he had denied. The second, which is closer home happened in South Africa through a misguided advert ran by H&M  where [...]

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    Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, says the administration of Donald Trump has a high regard for Nigerians.Tope Elias-Fatile, foreign ministry’s spokesperson, quoted the US ambassador as making the statement when he was represented by David Young, the embassy’s charge d’affairs, in an audience with Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.The minister on Monday summoned the US ambassador to clarify [...]

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    FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

The federal government has summoned Stuart Symington, United States ambassador to Nigeria, over Donald Trump's usage of a demeaning term to describe African nations.The US president is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti and African nations.The comment was reportedly made in the Oval Office.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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