Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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    US embassy ‘not moving’ to Jerusalem before 2020

US embassy ‘not moving’ to Jerusalem before 2020

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has said the American embassy in Israel is unlikely to be moved to Jerusalem before 2020."It’s not going to be anything that happens right away,” US news daily, New York Times, quoted Tillerson as saying during a speech at the state department."Probably no earlier than three years out, and that’s pretty ambitious,” he added.US [...]

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    World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders reacted with concern and anger to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.Israel is the only country celebrating the announcement that its American ally would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.In his reaction, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "These reprehensible measures constitute a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts.Abbas also said the [...]

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    Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel

President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.The US president on Wednesday announced plans to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.The move, having been widely criticised, may have shattered the hope for peace in the Middle East region."I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said during a press conference [...]

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    Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

Police to beef up security in FCT, six states over terror alert

The police have allayed the fears of Nigerians over the alert recently issued by the US and UK on possible attacks in the federal capital territory and six states.In a statement on Monday, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, urged residents of the identified states not to panic as adequate security measures had been put in place.The six states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa [...]

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    UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

UK, US warn: Insurgents planning to bomb Abuja

The UK government has warned its citizens to stay away from crowded places in Nigeria during the Christmas and New Year festivities.It said there are plans by unnamed insurgent groups to bomb the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).In a travel advisory to its citizens, the UK government listed worship places, malls and markets amongst other places that should be avoided."The risk [...]

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    Atiku: For 15 years, Buhari was unable to enter US

Atiku: For 15 years, Buhari was unable to enter US

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was unable to enter the US for 15 years due to "religious considerations".Atiku was quoted as saying this in an interview with Dele Momodu, publisher of The Boss newspaper.Momodu asked him what offence he committed that made him to “run away from US” but Atiku said he has not visited [...]

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    US: If war comes, North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed

US: If war comes, North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, has said North Korea’s ruling regime would be "utterly destroyed" if a war breaks out.Haley said North Korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch only "brings us closer to war".Speaking during a UN security council meeting on Wednesday, she said: "If war comes make no mistake: the North Korean regime will be utterly [...]

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    EXTRA: US policemen fight at crime scene

EXTRA: US policemen fight at crime scene

Two US police team in Detroit have engaged each other in a brawl after an operation to arrest drug dealers and their customers failed.According to Fox News, the embarrassing incident happened at Detroit, the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan.The police have reportedly commenced an internal investigation into the incident, wondering why two different precincts should engage each other in [...]

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    Trump taunts Kim: I’d never call you short and fat

Trump taunts Kim: I’d never call you short and fat

US President Donald Trump has taunted his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, by saying he "would never call him short and fat".Trump said this in response to the description of him as a "lunatic old man" by the North Korea leader."Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, [...]

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    Ikpeazu urges US to stamp made-in-Aba goods

Ikpeazu urges US to stamp made-in-Aba goods

Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, has called on the US government to put a “stamp of recognition” on goods produced in the state.Ikpeazu made the call when Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday.He said the Aba industry currently has over 250,000 manufacturers engaged in the production of various wares which are of international [...]

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    US ‘uneasy’ about approving Nigeria’s 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee

US ‘uneasy’ about approving Nigeria’s 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee

Matthew Page, former US intelligence community expert on Nigeria, says the US government is edgy about approving 82-year-old Sylvanus Nsofor as the Nigerian ambassador to the states.In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Page said Nsofor is at disadvantage because of his age.The senate had on March 23 confirmed the appointment of 45 non-career ambassadors nominated by [...]

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    US embassy trains journalists on investigative, data journalism

US embassy trains journalists on investigative, data journalism

The United States embassy in Nigeria has organised a workshop to train Nigerian journalists in investigative and data journalism.Kathleen Struck, digital managing editor at the Voice of America (VOA) , and Jeffery Young, senior analyst and investigative journalist at VOA, facilitated the two-day workshop which held in Lagos.Twenty-five journalists cross the country attended the training themed 'Basic Tools for Investigative [...]

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    US ‘must declare Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist’

US ‘must declare Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist’

The US embassy in Nigeria has been taken before a federal high court in Abuja for saying it does not view the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.Russel Brooks, the embassy's spokesman, had said IPOB is not a terrorist organisation under US laws.In a suit filed before the court, one Nze Charles Ugwu, through his lawyer, Simon [...]

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    US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States has announced its plan to withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) over “anti-Israel bias”.Heather Nauert, state department spokeswoman, who disclosed this on Thursday, said Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s outgoing director-general, had been informed of the decision.“This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in [...]

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    Minister flown abroad for medical treatment

Minister flown abroad for medical treatment

Anthony Anwukah, minister of state for education, has been flown to the US for medical treatment.Adamu Adamu, minister of education, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.He, however, did not reveal the ailment Anwukah is being treated for.“Please permit me to ask us to say a minute prayer for the minister of state who is away in [...]

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    IPOB: Protesters ask US to respect Nigeria’s sovereignty

IPOB: Protesters ask US to respect Nigeria’s sovereignty

Protesters from various civil society organisations stormed the US embassy in Abuja on Thursday to register their displeasure over the opposition to the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.Russell Brooks, spokesman of the embassy, had said under US laws, IPOB is not a terrorist group.But Richard Augustine, national coordinator of Stand Up for Peace [...]

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