Thursday, June 29, 2017

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    Supreme court revives Trump’s travel ban

Supreme court revives Trump’s travel ban

The US supreme court Monday allowed President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews it later this year.On March 6, Trump's executive order had halted the issuance of visas to people coming from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 daysIt also halted the issuance of new refugee admissions for 120 days.But [...]

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    US embassy offers N2.9m to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS

US embassy offers N2.9m to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS

The US diplomatic mission in Nigeria on Friday announced a N2.9 million micro-grant to 50 women caregivers to support vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.Women in five local communities in Apapa local government area of Lagos were the beneficiaries.At an event held in Lagos and attended by senior local government officials, health, and community leaders, Will Steuer, acting US consul general , said, [...]

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    Trump: I prefer having rich people in charge of the economy

Trump: I prefer having rich people in charge of the economy

President Donald Trump says he prefers to put rich people in charge of the economy because they would not be after the nation's wealth.Addressing supporters at a rally in Iowa, Trump defended his cabinet, which is thought to be the wealthiest in the country’s history.While stating that he likes the rich and poor alike, Trump noted that there were certain [...]

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    EXTRA: US state ‘grants’ honourary citizenship to  Apostle Suleman

EXTRA: US state ‘grants’ honourary citizenship to Apostle Suleman

Johnson Suleman, general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, was on Thursday, conferred with a honourary citizenship of the US state of South Carolina, his media adviser has said.According to a statement, the conferment took place at the Faithful Centre Bible Church, Inglewood, California, where Suleman held the region’s edition of his ministry’s life-changing crusade with the theme: ‘Help From [...]

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    US to support Nigeria with $469m to combat HIV

US to support Nigeria with $469m to combat HIV

⁠⁠The United States on Friday signed a $469 million dollars (about N147.5 billion) country operation plan (COP) to support HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes in Nigeria.The COP was signed by Deborah Birx, the US global AIDS coordinator, and Sani Aliyu, director-general, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).According to Stuart Syminton, US ambassador to Nigeria, "Nigerian is working with the embassy and others [...]

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    US, UK ‘revoke’ visas of senior military officers over human rights issues

US, UK ‘revoke’ visas of senior military officers over human rights issues

The US embassy and British high commission in Nigeria have reportedly withdrawn and denied entry visa to some serving and retired Nigerian army officers.According to THISDAY, this was disclosed in a report of an army panel set up to investigate alleged human rights abuse levelled against the military by Amnesty International (AI).While presenting the findings at a press conference in Abuja, [...]

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    10 Biafra agitators sue Buratai in US 

10 Biafra agitators sue Buratai in US 

Ten Biafra agitators have filed a suit against Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and 13 others for their alleged complicity in the 2016 torture and extra-judicial killings of some Biafra protesters.Brought under the torture victims protection act and alien tort claims act complaint, the plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars as damages for their “grievous losses and suffering”.The suit, [...]

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    Appeals court blocks Trump’s travel ban

Appeals court blocks Trump’s travel ban

A US appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travellers from six Muslim-majority countries.The US ninth circuit court of appeals in Seattle was the second appeals court to uphold an earlier court’s move to put the executive order on hold while challenges against its constitutionality move forward.The Trump administration had [...]

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    US senators oppose Trump’s bid to sell fighter jets to Nigeria

US senators oppose Trump’s bid to sell fighter jets to Nigeria

Cory Booker and Rand Paul, US senators, have opposed the sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria, saying the country must investigate cases of alleged human rights abuses before sealing the deal with the US.In a letter dated June 8 and addressed to Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, the senators expressed concern that Nigeria's acquisition of these aircraft would "spur unrest [...]

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    Terrorism changing the world from global village to giant prison

Terrorism changing the world from global village to giant prison

On the solemn morning of June 4, I woke to discomfiting reports of a terror attack on London Bridge. A three-man gang weaponised a van and ploughed through pedestrians, killing seven of them and injuring at least 48 others.A few days ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 persons among whom were children at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. And [...]

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    Nigeria protests US secret service violation of Washington embassy

Nigeria protests US secret service violation of Washington embassy

The Nigerian embassy in Washington has protested to the US government over the violation of its premises by the secret service agents following a fracas between two local workers.Hakeem Balogun, the acting ambassador/charge d’affaires, told NAN that a "protest note" had been transmitted to the US department of state.Balogun condemned the violation of the diplomatic protocol over altercation by two [...]

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    The Tale of OPEC and US shale

The Tale of OPEC and US shale

The growing optimism over big oil-producing countries extending output cuts to mitigate oversupply woes propelled WTI Crude to a fresh monthly high at $51.76 on Wednesday.Although OPEC and Non-OPEC members have, on repeated occasions, exploited oil’s sensitivity to generate speculative boosts in prices, this may come at a heavy cost if oil markets fail to rebalance. While WTI Crude is likely [...]

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    Nigerian woman faces 10 years in US prison over sham marriage

Nigerian woman faces 10 years in US prison over sham marriage

Euphemia Chinyeaka Okeke, a Nigerian woman, faces a 10-year jail term in the US after admitting that she married a Houston man to unlawfully obtain citizenship.According to NAN, Abe Martinez, a US attorney, said Okeke admitted to marrying a Houston resident and US. citizen while in Nigeria.It was learnt that Okeke applied for an immigrant visa and alien registration based [...]

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    Will global political party upheavals resonate in Nigeria?

Will global political party upheavals resonate in Nigeria?

BY ALEXANDER IFEANYINCHUKWUThere is a growing swirl of political hurricane sweeping through the Americas and Europe in a manner that is urgently eroding and reducing political party leadership establishments to redundancy and irrelevance. First was the United States of America, USA, where in its presidential elections November last year, Donald Trump, an unorthodox and outsider to Americas mainstream political actors [...]

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    Trump says probe of Russia link is ‘greatest witch hunt’ in US history

Trump says probe of Russia link is ‘greatest witch hunt’ in US history

President Donald Trump on Thursday described the appointment of a special counsel to probe his links with Russia as "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history.This is coming hours after he said he looked forward to a thorough investigation regarding the issue.The US justice department had named Robert Mueller, former FBI director, as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian [...]

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    Trump: I have absolute right to share intelligence with Russia

Trump: I have absolute right to share intelligence with Russia

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had an “absolute right” to share intelligence information with Russia."As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining … to terrorism and airline flight safety," he wrote on Twitter."Plus I want Russia to greatly step up their [...]

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