Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag "Emmanuel Macron"

    Macron: It’s true startups in Nigeria have less favourable conditions than those in US

Macron: It’s true startups in Nigeria have less favourable conditions than those in US

Most often much more is learnt from an event when it is reported because so much is stolen from being recorded in memory by the glitz of events and the size of the content.So much was said and done when the Tony Elumelu Foundation hosted the President Emmanuel Macron of France in a no-holds-barred interactive session with 2,000 entrepreneurs in [...]

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    ‘Please visit Badagry so our roads can be fixed’ — Lagosians react to Macron’s visit to Afrika Shrine

‘Please visit Badagry so our roads can be fixed’ — Lagosians react to Macron’s visit to Afrika Shrine

Lagosians have taken to social media to air their views on the rehabilitation of roads leading to the New Afrika Shrine, 24 hours before Emmanuel Macron, French president, visited the legacy building.Macron visited the Shrine on Tuesday to inaugurate the 2020 African Cultural Season.Reacting to the impromptu road upgrade, Lagosians urged Macron to visit other locations so the state government will [...]

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    Tony Elumelu Foundation to host Macron in session with 2000 entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu Foundation to host Macron in session with 2000 entrepreneurs

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, will on Wednesday, engage with 2,000 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) alumni in an open forum, that will guarantee a free and frank exchange of ideas and opinions.According to a statement released on Tuesday, the session will be hosted by Tony Elumelu, TEF Founder and Heirs Holdings and UBA chairman."This gives African entrepreneurs the platform [...]

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    Malian ‘spiderman’ offered French citizenship after rescuing child

Malian ‘spiderman’ offered French citizenship after rescuing child

Emmanuel Macron, French President, has made a citizenship offer to Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented immigrant from Mali.Gassama saved a four-year-old child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony of a Paris apartment.The rescue took place on Saturday in northern Paris. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find that the child had already been rescued.The video of the incident has gone viral on social [...]

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    Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says Nigerians should be more concerned with whether the youth are ready to lead, rather than a mere generational shift at the nation's helm of affairs.According to him, what the nation needs is courage and vision as “age has nothing to do with good leadership”.A lot of Nigerians have been clamouring for a [...]

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    190,000 sign petition against plan to introduce first lady status in France

190,000 sign petition against plan to introduce first lady status in France

A total of 190,000 people have signed a petition opposing the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron to create an official first lady status for his wife, Brigitte Macron.The online petition was published on the change.org platform and created by Thierry Paul Valette, the founder of the “national equality” movement.The organisation says it aims to combat corruption and discrimination.The petition specifies [...]

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    Future of oil under threat as France plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

Future of oil under threat as France plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

France is set to ban the sale of any car that runs on petrol or diesel by 2040, which brings more uncertainty to the future of oil and oil prices.Nicolas Hulot, France ecology minister, announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal.According to BBC, Hulot said France planned to [...]

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    Berlusconi calls Macron’s 64-year-old wife ‘a beautiful mum’

Berlusconi calls Macron’s 64-year-old wife ‘a beautiful mum’

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has joked about the nearly 25-year age gap between French President Emmanuel Macron and his older wife, calling her the leader’s "beautiful mum".“We have a 39-year-old guy with, however, good work experiences, and, above all, with a beautiful mum who has taken him by the arm ever since he was a boy,” Berlusconi [...]

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    Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

Marcon, youngest French president, sworn in

Emmanuel Macron became the youngest president in French history on Sunday when he officially took office following a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris.Macron, a 39-year-old social-liberal who beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen with support from the political right and left, laid out the goals of his presidency in a speech that signalled his readiness to [...]

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    Hello Nigerian youth, here’s why you’ll never be Macron — but Trudeau is possible

Hello Nigerian youth, here’s why you’ll never be Macron — but Trudeau is possible

Just like yesterday, Barack Obama made history as the first black president of the world's most powerful nation. Obama gave a resounding speech -- one of the best speeches of the 21st century -- saying: "Yes we can".Nigeria and other African countries  went into wild jubilation, that one of "our own" had become the president of the United States at [...]

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    Euro reverse gains as France celebrates Macron victory

Euro reverse gains as France celebrates Macron victory

French say “no” to populism and “yes” to a united Europe following a similar trend in Austria and The Netherlands over the past six months. Macron's decisive victory on Sunday is a clear sign of a resistance to populism after Trump’s election and the Brexit vote.The Euro hit a seven-month high, to trade above 1.10 against the dollar as [...]

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    Emmanuel Macron emerges France’s youngest president

Emmanuel Macron emerges France’s youngest president

Pro-European candidate Emmanuel Macron, 39, has won the French presidential election by a large margin, winning between 65 and 66 per cent of the vote, according to French media projections.Macron easily beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen after a bitter contest pitting his pro-EU liberal platform against her calls for France to close its borders and pull out [...]

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    The riot in Paris after presidential election

The riot in Paris after presidential election

Riot erupted Sunday night in Paris after the result of first round of the French presidential elections were announced.At least three people were detained and two injured in election night protests, near Stalingrad metro station, Paris.Far-right leader Marine Le Pen advanced to the May 7 runoff election with Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche.Macron polled 23.9% while [...]

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    French election relief rekindles risk sentiment

French election relief rekindles risk sentiment

Financial markets received a solid boost during early trading on Monday, after centrist, Emmanuel Macron, secured a position in the second round of the French presidential elections.With Macron’s market-friendly, first round victory dissolving some risks associated around a potential anti-establishment shocker, the euro lurched to fresh five-month highs above 1.0930.Although this risk-on sentiment could support the Euro in the short [...]

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