Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    ‘It’s fake news’ — Emefiele responds to claims on Nigeria’s rice imports

‘It’s fake news’ — Emefiele responds to claims on Nigeria’s rice imports

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says it is fake news that Nigeria's rice import has increased by 400,000 tonnes.In a report last week, the CBN governor said he read that a United States agency said Nigeria's rice imports had increased by 400,000 tonnes in 2018.The governor dismissed the report as "false and fake news".A week [...]

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    ‘Grant Atiku visa so he can account for his crimes’ — diaspora network writes US

‘Grant Atiku visa so he can account for his crimes’ — diaspora network writes US

The Nigeria Diaspora Network is currently calling for signatures for a petition asking the US to grant Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), entrance to the country so he can face the law.Abubakar, who was indicted in a report for money laundering, had said he was yet to visit US because he was denied visa.Ahead of the [...]

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    ‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

It is less likely for President Muhammadu Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 election, according to some respondents in a survey by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). USIP said the report is based on its interactions with Nigerians from different sectors.This highlight report, which analysed the chances of violence marring the elections, is contrary to two recent predictions by The [...]

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    US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

The United States has called for a thorough investigation into the recent clashes between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and security forces.In a statement on Thursday, the US embassy in Nigeria urged the federal government to hold everyone responsible for the violence to account.The IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been clashing with policemen and soldiers [...]

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    Nigeria’s foreign reserves fall by $2.2bn in Oct — biggest monthly drop since 2015

Nigeria’s foreign reserves fall by $2.2bn in Oct — biggest monthly drop since 2015

Defending the naira has become more expensive as Nigeria's foreign reserves declined by $2.2 billion in October 2018 alone -- the largest monthly drop since 2015.Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has shown that the reserves shed $2,243,157,059 in October, moving from $44,305,099,104 on the last working day of September to $42,061,942,045 as at October 30, 2018.The country's foreign [...]

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    US secret service intercepts ‘explosive packages’ sent to Obama, Clinton

US secret service intercepts ‘explosive packages’ sent to Obama, Clinton

The secret service of the United States on Wednesday intercepted packages suspected to contain explosives devices sent to ex-President Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, Democratic Party presidential candidate in 2016.The devices were discovered by technicians who screen mails sent to the former US officials.The US secret service, in a statement, said a package addressed to Clinton was recovered late on [...]

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    Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says US envoy

Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption, says US envoy

William Stuart Symington, the United States ambassador to Nigeria, says injustice and disregard for rule of law is worse than the stealing of public funds.Symington said this on Monday at the convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, where he delivered a lecture on “Citizen Leadership and the Link between Economic Diversity and Democratic Good Governance”.The ambassador described disregard [...]

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    APC cries out: Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s visa ban

APC cries out: Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s visa ban

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is lobbying US authorities to withdraw the entry ban reportedly placed on Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In 2017, Abubakar said the US declined to grant him a visa after he applied it.It is said that the US has refused the former vice-president entry into its country [...]

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    Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US supreme court justice

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US supreme court justice

Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a justice of the US supreme court.Kavanaugh was confirmed justice on Saturday, putting an end to the battle between Republicans and Democrats over his nomination.President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July to replace Anthony Kennedy who retired from active service, after 30 years as associate justice of the apex court."My judicial philosophy is [...]

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    Osun rerun: EU, US, UK ‘witnessed’ intimidation of voters, interference

Osun rerun: EU, US, UK ‘witnessed’ intimidation of voters, interference

The missions of the US, UK and EU have given their take on the conduct of the Osun governorship rerun election.Observers from the missions who were on the ground to monitor the electoral process said they witnessed "incidents of interference and intimidation of voters".John Bray, US consul general, told journalists in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, that the missions were [...]

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    VIDEO: How D’Tigress defeated Greece in historic World Cup game

VIDEO: How D’Tigress defeated Greece in historic World Cup game

Nigeria’s D’Tigress have defeated Greece in the ongoing 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain.D’Tigress won 57-56 to progress to the quarter-final.The Nigerian team is the first from Africa to win three straight World Cup games.Watch the highlights below.The team will face the US on Friday. [...]

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    US intelligence firm says Buhari could lose in 2019

US intelligence firm says Buhari could lose in 2019

Teneo Intelligence, a New York-based analysis firm, says the Osun state governorship election has shown that President Muhammadu Buhari could lose in 2019.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured the highest votes in the governorship poll which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared inconclusive.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the PDP, polled 254,699, while his closest challenger, Isiaka Oyetola of the All [...]

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    McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". — The New York TimesEarly this morning as I combed the net in search of knowledge, I stumbled on the lovely words above in the latest edition of The New York Times. It was [...]

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    Light-weight boxer, attended 20 schools… five interesting things about McCain

Light-weight boxer, attended 20 schools… five interesting things about McCain

In the world of legends, there are stories etched in the sand of time. Some have their stories woven with tragedy, some in heroic exploits while others spun in juicy fairy tales. For John McCain, a Republican US senator and war hero, he has been through these spectra of life.The man of many battles lost the last fight to death [...]

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    Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

US President Donald Trump says American citizens will become “very poor” if he is removed from office.He wondered why anyone would think of impeaching a president “who has done a great job”, adding the effect will also be felt on the US stock market.Trump was speaking during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.“I don't know how you can impeach [...]

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    US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

The US says there is a "culture of impunity" in Nigeria, making people get away with serious crimes.David Young, acting US ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Sunday during a fellowship with church leaders in Jos, Plateau state.According to PUNCH, Young, who is the deputy chief of mission and charge de affaires, US embassy in Nigeria, said the "culture of [...]

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