Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "United States"

    ‘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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    PMB: I must see detailed budget before signing

PMB: I must see detailed budget before signing

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will "critically review the 2016 appropriation bill  passed by the national assembly before assenting to it." According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari made the statement while speaking in Washington DC on Thursday at a meeting with John Kerry, United States secretary of State.The president said that in view of the controversial alteration [...]

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    Islam hates US ‘tremendously’, says Trump

Islam hates US ‘tremendously’, says Trump

Donald Trump, US Republican front-runner, says there is a tremendous hatred in Islam, and he has called on the media to get to the root of the hatred.Speaking one-on-one with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Trump said the United States could not afford to let people with such hatred come into the country.“I think Islam hates us. There’s a tremendous hatred there; [...]

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    ’12 to 30′ US soldiers to help fight Boko Haram

’12 to 30′ US soldiers to help fight Boko Haram

The United States (US) has offered to send a special operations mission to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram, the US Africa Command (USAFRICOM) said on Friday.In a statement by USAFRICOM, the US government expressed its readiness to work alongside the Nigerian army."At the request of the Nigerian government, the SOCAFRICA (Special Operations Command Africa) component of USAFRICOM conducted a preliminary [...]

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    Thomas-Greenfield: Nigeria must do more to train its police

Thomas-Greenfield: Nigeria must do more to train its police

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, has reassured Africa of continued support from the United States despite the upcoming change in administration.Speaking at a press conference, Greenfield addressed issues affecting Africa and the role of the United States in assisting Africa.“Training is important, the Nigerian government needs to do more in working with the police,” [...]

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    Cosby loses bid to stop sex crime trial

Cosby loses bid to stop sex crime trial

Steven O'Neill, a judge in the United States, has told Bill Cosby, popular television Comedian, that his trial on sexual assault charges will continue.The judge explained that a prosecutor's promise not to charge Cosby did not have the force of law.On December 30, Cosby, 78 year-old, was charged in Philadelphia with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.His lawyers had tried [...]

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    Operation ‘Donald Duck’

Operation ‘Donald Duck’

Try as one may, it is hard to look beyond Donald Trump’s thorough distastefulness. Apart from being a most insecure public figure, he is a deeply sad and despicable character. His neurotic arrogance is evidence of a burly complex. His desperate ply for attention shows his throbbing need for the approval of others in order to endorse his self-esteem. The [...]

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    Oil prices crash to lowest $38

Oil prices crash to lowest $38

Crude oil prices continued at a six and a half year low on Tuesday, as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) basket price fell to $38.18 per barrel, one of its lowest since 2009.The basket price, which is calculated as an average of 12 crude oil variants sold by OPEC members fell from $38.37 per barrel on Friday to [...]

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    Mali knock out Germany on penalties

Mali knock out Germany on penalties

Mali continued their fairytale runs at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after they booked their place in semi-finals with a 4-3 win on penalties over Germany following a 1-1 draw in regulation time.Julian Brandt put Germany ahead in the 38th minute, but Souleymane Coulibaly’s header levelled things up, leaving the sides level for an hour. It then went into penalty [...]

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September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
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