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Buhari may not discuss re-election bid in UK, US, but may meet support groups

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Indications emerged on Monday after President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with British Prime Minister; Theresa May in London that issues surrounding his recently declared ambition for second term bid may not surface throughout his current trip unless meetings with Diaspora support groups who may wish to approach him for strategic roles and exchange of ideas ahead of 2019 presidential elections. Even ...

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Trump soft paddles on cyber unit with Russia after harsh criticism

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U.S. President Donald Trump has backtracked on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia, tweeting that he did not think it could happen, hours after his proposal was harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted. US President had said on Twitter early on Sunday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed on Friday ...

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Nigeria to get $121m from Trump’s $639m aid to 4 afflicted countries

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More international assistance is on the way from the United States Government as President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639m in aid to feed people facing starvation because of drought and conflict in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Of the funding, $121m would go to Nigeria, according to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian ...

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Resilient Trump secure key climate, trade concessions at stormy G20

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Over the weekend at Hamburg meeting of the G20, the US President, Donald Trump won key concessions on climate and trade from world leaders at the most fractious G20 summit to date, in exchange for preserving the unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. Business Hilights gathered that in a final statement agreed by all 20 economies, ...

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Trump moves to raise tax on gasoline, diesel fuel taxes to fund infrastructure

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President Donald Trump has given a clear indication that his administration will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to fund planned massive infrastructure renewal across the United States. “It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump told Bloomberg News in an interview. According to him, additional money would be directed toward highway construction and repair. That’s ...

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Blame Democrats if govt is shut down due to Mexico wall funds Friday—US Attorney General

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Whereas President Donald trump is hopeful that “Mexico will pay for the border wall; ‘eventually’ and ‘in some form,’” explaining issues on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested Democrats would be to blame if the government is shut down over the wall. US budget is by law supposed to be passed by the lawmakers ...

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FG closing in on a deal with Trump for the purchase of 10 Fighter Jets at $600m

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Indications are beginning to emerge that President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria’s air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram. Sources said the Super Tucano A-29 aircraft, an agile, propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance and surveillance as well as attack capabilities is made by Brazil’s Embraer ...

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IMF says global economic recovery ‘weak, precarious’

The global economic recovery remains “weak and precarious”, the International Monetary Fund has warned. In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF predicts “subpar” growth this year of 3.1%, rising slightly in 2017.

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