Thursday, April 27, 2017

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    Trump’s approval rating at 100 days, worst in decades

Trump’s approval rating at 100 days, worst in decades

US President Donald Trump is the worst polled President in the US history after 100 days in office.According to a new CNN/ORC poll, Trump has the lowest approval rating of any newly-elected president at this stage.44% of the pollsters say they approve of Trump’s handling of the presidency while 54% disapprove.About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of his decisions on [...]

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    North Korea vows to never stop nuclear, missile tests

North Korea vows to never stop nuclear, missile tests

North Korea has said it will never stop its nuclear and missile tests as long as the US continues its "acts of aggression".Sok Chol Won, director of North Korea’s Institute of Human Rights at the Academy of Social Sciences, made this known to CNN on Wednesday.Although he failed to confirm when the country’s sixth nuclear test would take place but [...]

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    Jonathan: Obama wanted me removed at all cost

Jonathan: Obama wanted me removed at all cost

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Barack Obama, former US president, was desperate to have him removed.Jonathan, who was president from 2010 to 2015, said Obama and his officials made it clear to him that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria.The former president did not have the warmest of relationships with the Obama administration.In the heat of the Boko [...]

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    Nigerian pleads guilty to $500k wire fraud in the US

Nigerian pleads guilty to $500k wire fraud in the US

A United States federal court has convicted Wiseman Oputa, a Nigerian, for stealing at least $500,000 through wire fraud and internet scams.The US attorney’s office of the southern district of Texas announced that the court convicted Oputa on a one-count charge of wire fraud.The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to opening a number of bank accounts in the area surrounding Houston, using [...]

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    Crack in Boko Haram has boosted war against insurgency, says MNJTF commander

Crack in Boko Haram has boosted war against insurgency, says MNJTF commander

Lamidi Adeosun, commander of the  lake Chad Basin multi-national task force (MNJTF) says the factionalisation of the Boko Haram sect helped the military army in its fight against insurgency. Musab Al-Barwani, a Boko Haram commander, broke away from Abubakar Shekau's faction of the sect last year.Speaking during a telephonic briefing with journalists from some media houses, including TheCable, on Thursday, Adeosun [...]

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    North Korea warns US, South Korea of ‘super-mighty strike’

North Korea warns US, South Korea of ‘super-mighty strike’

North Korean state media has warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" in South Korea, and the US mainland.The warning comes after secretary of state Rex Tillerson said the US was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.US President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader [...]

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    China worried by North Korea’s threats of missile tests, nuclear war

China worried by North Korea’s threats of missile tests, nuclear war

China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it was seriously concerned by recent comments made by North Korean officials warning of further missile tests and the possibility of nuclear war.Addressing a press briefing, ministry spokesperson Lu Kang added that China was resolutely opposed to any words or actions that could further raise tensions.NAN reports that China on Tuesday called on [...]

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    IMF: Oil, agriculture, big govt spending will drive Nigeria’s growth to 0.8% in 2017

IMF: Oil, agriculture, big govt spending will drive Nigeria’s growth to 0.8% in 2017

The International  Monetary Fund (IMF) says rise in oil prices, continued growth in agriculture, and big government spending will drive Nigeria's economic growth to 0.8 percent in 2017.Maurice Obstfeld, IMF chief economist, who unveiled the fund's World  Economic Outlook in Washington on Wednesday, said global growth will continue with the help of advanced economies and  emerging, low income countries."We project [...]

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    US warns North Korea, may launch preemptive strike

US warns North Korea, may launch preemptive strike

US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned North Korea not to test the resolve of his country “or the strength of our military forces,” following a failed North Korean missile test.Speaking in Seoul, capital of South Korea, Pence linked recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan with the situation in Korea, saying they showed the “strength and resolve of our [...]

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    Afghan military: US MOAB strike killed 36 ISIS militants

Afghan military: US MOAB strike killed 36 ISIS militants

The super bomb President Donald Trump dropped Thursday on tunnels in eastern Afghanistan killed 36 ISIS militants, according to the Afghan ministry of defence.The blast, from the weapon dubbed the “mother of all bombs,” destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, but no civilians were hurt, said a Defense Ministry spokesman.Trump said Thursday that the bombing was [...]

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    US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on ISIS targets in Afghanistan

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on ISIS targets in Afghanistan

The United States military has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, CNN reports.Four US military officials were quoted as saying the bomb was dropped at 7pm, Afghanistan time, on Thursday.The explosive, a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, is nicknamed the "mother of all bombs".According to the report, the target of the strike was ISIS tunnels and extremists in the [...]

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    Mandela Washington fellow ‘empowers’ 60 VVF survivors

Mandela Washington fellow ‘empowers’ 60 VVF survivors

Chidinma Mbanasor, a 2016 Mandela Washington fellow, on Monday concluded a series of vocational rehabilitation and economic empowerment program for 60 Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.The training session which spanned over a period of seven days was targeted at the socio-economic reintegration of women who have undergone fistula repair surgeries, especially those whose husbands abandoned them as [...]

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    US claims Russia tried to cover up Syria chemical attack

US claims Russia tried to cover up Syria chemical attack

The administration of US President Donald Trump has accused Russia of trying to shield Syria’s government from blame for a deadly gas attack.Trump, who has faced criticism for lacking a broader strategy to deal with the Syria crisis, insisted he has no plans to “go into” the war-torn country.Senior White House officials, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, said Assad’s [...]

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    Trump says ‘North Korea looking for trouble’, urges China to help

Trump says ‘North Korea looking for trouble’, urges China to help

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea, saying the country is looking for "trouble".Trump, on his Twitter handle, threatened to solve the North Korean problem alone should China fail to intervene."North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them," Trump tweeted.The US president [...]

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    Geopolitical risks — additional factor to consider week ahead

Geopolitical risks — additional factor to consider week ahead

A US missile strike in Syria, a weaker than expected jobs report, and Fed planning to shrink its balance sheet, all did little to move markets significantly last week.US stocks fluctuated between gains and losses throughout the week, Treasuries traded in a similar pattern, gold erased gains after jumping to a 5-month high, and the VIX was capped at 13.43.Such [...]

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    US arrests Nigerian doctor for ‘sexually assaulting’ patients

US arrests Nigerian doctor for ‘sexually assaulting’ patients

Okechukwu Ozumba, a Nigerian doctor based in the US, was arrested by the police in Texas for allegedly assaulting two female patients. The police said Ozumba committed the act at OSSM Orthopedics in the 8000 block of state highway 121 in McKinney, Texas.McKinney police arrested him on March 31, and booked him at the Collin County jail, where his bail was [...]

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Exchange Rates

April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.50400.51338.25
LAGOS388497420
KANO387495417
PH390500420
ABUJA388497420
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