Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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    Trump becomes first president since 1924 to pull out of White House correspondents’ dinner

Trump becomes first president since 1924 to pull out of White House correspondents’ dinner

Following threats by some members of the White House Correspondents’ Association to boycott the group’s 2017 Dinner, President Donald Trump has said that he would not be attending.Trump’s decision came just as the frosty relations between him and the media worsened with some White House Correspondents shut out of a press briefing on Friday.“I will not be attending the White [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Osato, Nigerian who sends drones to space, works for US army, owns a university

CLOSE-UP: Osato, Nigerian who sends drones to space, works for US army, owns a university

Nigerians are connecting bright dots on the map of the world; breaking new grounds, setting new records, and as Osatohanmwen Osemwengie will put it, "researching what doesn't exist yet"!Osemwengie, who hails from Edo state, left the country in the early 80s and has become a force to reckon with in Robotics Engineering. If there was a Nobel for Robotics Engineering [...]

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    Group vows to protect Nigerians from Trump’s travel ban

Group vows to protect Nigerians from Trump’s travel ban

The Nigerian community says it is prepared to legally defend any Nigerian traveller coming to the US if targeted by immigration officials hiding under the aegis of President Donald Trump’s new travel ban on Friday.Already, the Nigerian Lawyers Association (NLA) and the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigeria (OAN), two influential Nigerian community associations in the US, have embarked on [...]

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    Missile test: US congress ready to take action against Iran

Missile test: US congress ready to take action against Iran

US senators are set to initiate a legislation that will impose sanctions on Iran for its recent test of a nuclear-capable ballistic missile.Republican senators who are championing the move insist that by testing the ballistic missiles, Iran was acting to "destabilise" the Middle East, a US senator said Sunday."I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran [...]

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    I’ll roll out new travel ban next week, says Trump

I’ll roll out new travel ban next week, says Trump

President Donald Trump says his administration will be rolling out a new set of immigration order on travels and refugees next week to replace the controversial one blocked by the courts.Trump, who made the announcement during a televised press conference on Thursday, pledged to keep Americans safe in line with his campaign  promise.“Our administration is working day and night to [...]

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    British govt rejects call to prevent Trump from meeting the Queen

British govt rejects call to prevent Trump from meeting the Queen

The British government on Tuesday rejected a petition which argued that receiving President Donald Trump as a guest would embarrass the Queen.The British foreign office recommended that Trump “should be extended the full courtesy of a state visit’’, but lawmakers are to debate the petition on February 20.The petitioners suggested that Trump should be allowed to enter Britain as the [...]

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    US sanctions: Iran responds with missile test to ‘showcase power’

US sanctions: Iran responds with missile test to ‘showcase power’

Iran has carried out missile and radar tests — a day after the United States imposed sanctions on it for conducting a ballistic missile test.On Saturday, Iran’s revolutionary guard said the military exercise was a response to “threats and sanctions” by the US.Iran's revolutionary guard's website said the military exercise in Semnan province was to "showcase the power of Iran's revolution [...]

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    Confab has solution to southern Kaduna crisis, says Jonathan as he meets US lawmakers

Confab has solution to southern Kaduna crisis, says Jonathan as he meets US lawmakers

The implementation of the resolutions of the 2014 national conference will prevent ethnic and religious tensions that lead to crises such as the ongoing southern Kaduna killings, former President Goodluck, has said.According to Ikechukwu Eze, his media aide, the Nigerian leader said this when he addressed the United States congress house sub-committee on Africa.President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to [...]

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    After missile test, US considers sanctioning Iran

After missile test, US considers sanctioning Iran

The United States (US) says it has put Iran "on notice" after it conducted a failed missile test.On Sunday, Iran tested a medium-range missile, which the US considered a "provocative breach" of a United Nations (UN) security council.Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, accused the administration of Barack Obama of failing "to respond adequately to Tehran's malign actions"."As [...]

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    Denied entry into US, Nigerian delivered of quadruplets in UK — but can’t afford £500,000 bill

Denied entry into US, Nigerian delivered of quadruplets in UK — but can’t afford £500,000 bill

A Nigerian woman who wasn't allowed into the United States is indebted to the United Kingdom's national health services for more than £500,000 following her delivery of quadruplets.The woman identified only as Priscilla said she intended to give birth in Chicago after her doctor said Nigerian hospitals do not have the “facilities to cater for the children.”The US denied Priscilla entry [...]

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    Warren Buffett: I bought $12bn worth of stock after Trump won

Warren Buffett: I bought $12bn worth of stock after Trump won

The failure of Warren Buffett’s favoured candidate to capture the White House has not dimmed the billionaire’s appetite for stocks.The billionaire businessman chose Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump during the campaign.However, Buffett revealed that he has bought $12 billion of stock for his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) since the November 8 presidential election.In an interview with talk show [...]

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    Trump: I’ll not allow killing of Christians to continue

Trump: I’ll not allow killing of Christians to continue

US President Donald Trump says he will not allow the killing of Christians in the middle east to continue.Trump tweeted this on Sunday.Last week, he signed an executive order imposing a ban on citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries - Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Somalia.His action has sparked off a protest in the US.Below is Trump's tweet.Christians [...]

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    US judge halts deportations after Trump bans Muslims, refugees

US judge halts deportations after Trump bans Muslims, refugees

Ann Donnelly, a federal judge, has granted a stay order on deportations for people who arrived the United States with valid visas but were detained at a point of entry.This is following President Donald Trump's executive order which halted issuing of visa to seven Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended the US refugee programme for 120 days.Donnelly ordered the [...]

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    Markets react to Trump Inauguration

Markets react to Trump Inauguration

Everyone around the world is watching what was unthinkable this time last year, actually become a reality today.So far, the reaction on the markets has been fairly muted and you would have thought investors are in wait-and see mode, and waiting for clarity on how the new President will be able to implement his campaign promises before deciding on their [...]

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    Trump defies all odds to become America’s  oldest president

Trump defies all odds to become America’s oldest president

Donald Trump is the president of US and leader of the free world!Back in November, the Republic Party presidential candidate trumped Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party to be the president of the world's most powerful  nation.Trump is the first person in US history to be elected president without political experience as a governor, senator or military man in the [...]

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    I’ll fight for you, Trump tells Americans as he takes oath of office

I’ll fight for you, Trump tells Americans as he takes oath of office

Billionaire businessman and television personality, Donald Trump, has been sworn in as the 45th president of the US, vowing to fight for the American people.John Roberts, jnr, chief justice of the US, administered the oath of office on Trump at Capitol Hill, Washington DC.“January 20, 2017 will go into history as a day that the people become the president of [...]

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