Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

We’ve been particularly inspired by our youths, Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the young people of the Commonwealth, leading the youth forum and participating in other activities, have inspired the heads of government.The prime minister said this while speaking at the first meeting of Commonwealth heads of government at Queen Elizabeth's home in Windsor, United Kingdom."Good morning everyone and welcome to Windsor castle. I think in [...]

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    Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen officially declares CHOGM 2018 open — hints Prince Charles will succeed her

Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Commonwealth, has officially declared the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) open.The Queen said in her remarks that she wishes her son, Prince Charles, the prince of Wales, will succeed her as the head of the Commonwealth and continue the work her father handed over to her."My family and I have been [...]

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    Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda Adichie, distinguished Nigerian writer and literary icon, says malaria is to blame for her poor grasp of mathematics, highlighting how the mosquito-borne infectious disease keeps children out of school across the world.Speaking at the Malaria Summit in London, holding on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Adichie shared her experience with malaria, and how it [...]

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    Madam Prime Minister, Nigerians want me in the race

Madam Prime Minister, Nigerians want me in the race

“We campaigned on three major issues – to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption. We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy.”Please take a moment to chew on these words uttered by our president, Muhammadu Buhari, to the Prime Minister of the United [...]

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    PDP accuses Buhari of of brandishing unsubstantiated achievements

PDP accuses Buhari of of brandishing unsubstantiated achievements

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of brandishing unsubstantiated achievements instead of seeking investment opportunities in the Uk.In a statement on Tuesday, Kola Ologbodiyan, national publicity secretary of PDP, said Buhari painted a false picture of Nigeria in a bid to hide the true state of affairs from British Prime Minister Theresa May.“We are shocked that [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari meets Theresa May

VIDEO: Buhari meets Theresa May

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Theresa May of UK at 10 Downing Street, London.The Nigerian leader left Abuja for London exactly one week ago.Below is a video of their meeting:VIDEO: Prime Minister @theresa_may welcoming President @MBuhari to 10 Downing Street. #PMBinUK pic.twitter.com/lWv97URs72 — Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 16, 2018 [...]

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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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    VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

VIDEO: Buhari departs for UK

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja for the United Kingdom on Monday afternoon.While in UK, the president will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and discuss about Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May.Buhari's media team released video of his departure on social media HAPPENING NOW: President @MBuhari departs Abuja for his official visit to Britain, where he will hold discussions on Nigeria-British, relations with [...]

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    ‘We’ll retaliate’ —  Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

‘We’ll retaliate’ — Russia threatens Britain over expulsion of diplomats

Russian government, through its foreign ministry, has accused the British government of using one-sided and non-transparent methods to investigate the attempted murder of Sergei Skipal, a former Russian spy and has threatened to retaliate.Britain had earlier expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the UK."Naturally, our countermeasures won’t keep you waiting,” Russia announced in a statement.“Instead of completing its own investigation, using existing international [...]

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    UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’

Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, has appointed Tracey Crouch as the country's minister for loneliness.Crouch is the current junior minister for sport and civil society.The appointment is one of the recommendations made by a commission set up in honour of Jo Cox, a Labour MP.Cox, who campaigned about loneliness, was murdered by a right-wing extremist in 2016.The government said it [...]

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    UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

UK, EU ‘achieve breakthrough’ in Brexit divorce negotiations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he believed that a breakthrough had been achieved in terms of the Brexit deal with the UK.“I believe we made the breakthrough we needed,” Juncker said after meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.He added that May told him that the new text had the backing of the UK government.The European Commission [...]

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    235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

At least 235 people have been reportedly killed in an attack that took place at The al-Rawda mosque in Egypt.The mosque, which is situated in Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.BBC reports that no group has claimed responsibility of the attack but there have been attacks on churches and security operatives by a group affiliated with Islamic State [...]

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    Theresa May admits shedding a little tear over UK poll result

Theresa May admits shedding a little tear over UK poll result

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she cried a "little tear" when an exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election.May told BBC radio she felt "devastated" when the results came in, revealing she had lost her parliamentary majority, in spite her call on Britons to give her a strong mandate [...]

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    May’s fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

May’s fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

British Prime Minister Theresa May risks losing her position to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn following her Conservative Party’s poor performance in the just concluded election.Corbyn has vowed to finish what he started by getting rid of Theresa May within a matter of days.He plans to use the Queen’s Speech as his first opportunity to topple the floundering PM.In an interview [...]

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    Theresa May fails to win majority, exit polls predict

Theresa May fails to win majority, exit polls predict

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party will fail to win a parliamentary majority in Britain’s election, according to an exit poll on Thursday, a result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks.The exit poll predicted May’s party would not win a majority of the 650 seats in parliament to take office alone, meaning she would [...]

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    WTI crude gripped by oversupply fears

WTI crude gripped by oversupply fears

WTI crude was exposed to sharp losses on Wednesday, with prices tumbling towards $50 after an unexpected weekly climb in US gasoline supplies compounded with existing oversupply fears.Although some losses were clawed back during early trading on Thursday as investors attempted to look beyond the oversupply dilemma and focus on the slight drop in US crude inventories, the bias remains [...]

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