Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag "United States"

    Washington becomes first US state to legalise human corpse compositing

Washington becomes first US state to legalise human corpse compositing

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    Huawei: Why Trump’s ‘unreasonable restrictions’ would do the US no good

Huawei: Why Trump’s ‘unreasonable restrictions’ would do the US no good

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    Huawei restricted from using Google’s Android OS

Huawei restricted from using Google’s Android OS

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    Nine Nigerians arrested in US for ‘$3.5m wire fraud’

Nine Nigerians arrested in US for ‘$3.5m wire fraud’

Nine Nigerians have been arrested in the United States for allegedly defrauding individuals and businesses of more than $3.5 million.Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the southern district of New York, and James C. Spero, special agent in charge of the Tampa, Florida, field office of U.S. immigration and customs enforcement’s Homeland security investigations (“HSI”), disclosed this in [...]

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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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    US: We are disappointed by military’s interference in 2019 polls

US: We are disappointed by military’s interference in 2019 polls

The United States has expressed disappointment over the irregularities, including reports of military interference, in the 2019 general election.In a statement on Thursday, the US embassy expressed sadness over the loss of lives during the elections and urged all stakeholders to work towards ensuring fair and credible supplementary elections.The US congratulated Nigerians commitment to the electoral process, saying it would continue [...]

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    ‘You overstepped your brief’ — Keyamo hits US ambassador over comments on elections

‘You overstepped your brief’ — Keyamo hits US ambassador over comments on elections

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, says the United States has displayed its double standard for the world to see.Keyamo said this in reaction to a statement credited to Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria.Symington had warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of the president, saying any politician whose utterances incite [...]

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    The enduring partnership between the United States and Nigeria

The enduring partnership between the United States and Nigeria

BY TIBOR NAGY This is the last day of my first trip to Africa as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.  I spent most of my 32-year career as an American Diplomat on this continent, and I was fortunate to serve twice in Nigeria.  As they say, old friends are the best friends.  I am truly excited to be [...]

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    ‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

‘Dear President, you deserve some accolades’… Twitter reactions to Buhari’s visit to the US

For once, President Muhammadu Buhari is receiving positive reviews on a foreign trip -- from Nigerians. Many Nigerians on twitter are of the opinion that his current outing in the US is far better compared to the previous ones, most especially his last visit to the UK where he was accused of demarketing the country. His number one critic is probably his [...]

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    US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari

US punctures anti-graft war, says massive corruption evident under Buhari

The United States says corruption is being perpetrated as a result of the "failure" of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to implement laws against such practices.In its 2017 Human Rights Report, it said numerous cases of corruption were evident across all levels of government.It added that while the government took steps to investigate alleged human abuses, “impunity remained widespread at all [...]

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    US donates tactical equipment to NDLEA

US donates tactical equipment to NDLEA

The United States has donated seven vehicles and 83 tactical equipment to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).According to a statement from the US consulate, the vehicles and equipment were funded through the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) counter-narcotics and transnational threats program (CTTP).The donations include three Honda Accord vehicles, three Toyota Hilux trucks, a Toyota Hiace Van, a smith [...]

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    Iran displaces Nigeria as India’s third largest supplier of crude

Iran displaces Nigeria as India’s third largest supplier of crude

Iran has displaced Nigeria as India's third largest supplier of crude oil after India, the world's third-largest oil importer, shifted its focus to the Middle East and the United States for supply.In August, India's Hindustan Petroleum Corporation said it would take its first crude oil import from the US, dumping Nigeria's sweet crude for US oil.Rising production output from the US [...]

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    Gbaja: Buhari needs more time, it took Obama seven years to pull US out of recession

Gbaja: Buhari needs more time, it took Obama seven years to pull US out of recession

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, has asked Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari more time.In an interview on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television, the lawmaker said President Barack Obama did not pull the US out of recession until a year to the end of his eight-year tenure.Gbajabiamila said people must understand "where we are coming [...]

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    Falana: US, Switzerland don’t want to return Abacha loot to Nigeria

Falana: US, Switzerland don’t want to return Abacha loot to Nigeria

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the governments of the United States and Switzerland are frustrating the return of the looted funds stashed in their countries by late Sani Abacha, a former military ruler.Falana said this in a piece entitled 'The immoral and illegal frustration of the repatriation of the remaining Abacha loot by the governments of United States and Switzerland'."Apart [...]

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    Women are better than men, says Trump

Women are better than men, says Trump

Donald Trump, president-elect of the US, says women are generally better than men.He made the comment in Cincinnati, Ohio, during a post-election rally tagged 'Thank you tour 2016'."Hate to tell you men, generally speaking, they are better than you are," he said."Now If I had said it the other way round I'd be in big trouble."Trump made negative comments about [...]

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    US oil ignores dollar strength, hits highest level in 7 months

US oil ignores dollar strength, hits highest level in 7 months

The inverse correlation between the US dollar and oil seems to have been ignored in recent days. Although the dollar appreciated by more than 2.7% against a basket of currencies since the beginning of May, U.S. Oil rose by more than 7% in the same period to trade at a premium to Brent and at the highest levels seen since [...]

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