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Donald Trump’s Election Victory Sparks Protests In US Cities

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protests against the election of Donald Trump. Many shouted the slogan “Not my president”. Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman. Mr Trump will become the 45th US president after securing a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. …

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President Buhari Congratulates President Elect, Donald Trump

Femi Adesina, Abuja: On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the United States presidential election. President Buhari also congratulates American citizens on the outcome of the election, which was keenly observed by all …

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World Markets Feel Assured by Trump’s Victory Speech

Following his declaration as the winner of the US Presidential election, the President elect, Donald Trump, made a speech that reassured global markets. This speech may also douse concerns about his domestic policies at home and foreign policies around the world. 1. I have just received a call from Secretary …

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US Election 2016: Kenyan Clan Curses Obama’s Half-Brother For Backing Trump

Things are no less divisive in the President Barack Obama precincts in the United States as they are across the Atlantic as Election Day looms. President Obama’s relatives and others in his ancestral village are angry that the president’s half-brother, Malik Obama, has come out in support of Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, over Democrat Hillary …

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Oyo State Cuts Political Appointees’ Salaries By 50%

The Oyo State Government has announced 50 per cent reduction in the salaries of political office holders, their compensation, approval limits and government’s spending with immediate effect. Alhaji Olalekan Alli, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), disclosed this at a news conference held in Ibadan on Monday. Alli said …

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Buhari Visits Oba Ewuare, Opens Benin Hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday joined Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state to inaugurate the Benin City remodelled Central Hospital. The new 200-bed 5-Star Central Hospital in Benin City has been under construction since Oshiomhole became governor of Edo state. President Buhari cut the tape to commission the hospital in …

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King Mohammed VI Of Morocco Seeks Relevance In African Union

After 32 years of quitting in protest of the acceptance of Western Sahara as member of African Union (AU), Morocco is seeking to rejoin the bloc and be more relevant. Moroccan King Mohammed VI offered a conditional olive branch to African leaders in a speech in Senegal declaring his country wanted …

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Buhari Donates Lagos Presidential Lodge To Lagos State Government

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday said he planned to turn the Lagos Presidential Lodge to Heritage Centre for Leadership. Mr Steve Ayorinde, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said in a statement that Gov. Ambode planned that the lodge would be designed and equipped for landmark research …

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House Of Reps Threaten Arrest Warrant On Customs Boss, Ali

The House of Representatives has again threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), over refusal to explain why his agency allegedly paid N250 million to Fortis Insurance Brokers Limited. The latest threat came after the …

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