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The White House has confirmed that President Trump had a phone conversation with Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari. During the White House Press Briefing on Tuesday, 14 February, 2107, the director, White House Press Secretary and Communication, Sean Micheal Spicer revealed that President Donald Trump spoke with the Presidents of Tunisia, Peru, Nigeria, Colombia and South Africa.
“The President was pleased to launch the Canada-United States Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders by holding a roundtable discussion here at the White House. Together with Prime Minister Trudeau, his daughter Ivanka, the President discussed the unique challenges that women face in the workplace with an incredible group of successful and respected female business executives from both countries. A full list of the participants is available through the pool.
N-Tyze Entertainment artiste Humblesmith has dropped the video for his latest hit single, ‘Attracta’. Nothing is stopping the Golden Prince of Africa this year. He has released three songs and now a video to one of the songs.
Fans have wondered why Humblesmith seem to be serving it hot lately but it is not unconnected to his forthcoming European tour this February.
The video was shot and directed by ace cinematographer, Clarence Peters.
PORT HARCOURT—DIRECTOR General, Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said it was not the mandate of the agency to set up a maritime university, stressing that the agency veered off its mandate when it went to establish a maritime university in Delta State.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Peterside said the new board of NIMASA had come up with what he termed a medium term strategic plan to achieve the core mandate of the agency. “It is not the mandate of NIMASA to set up maritime universities. We met a NIMASA that had veered off its mandate,” he said. He said that to enhance efficiency in the operations of the agency, the new board had come up with a policy to strengthen the zonal offices, adding that transactions can now be started and completed at those offices. Peterside said already, the board had approved the building of zonal offices in Port Harcourt (Rivers State) and Warri (Delta State), adding that the agency had implemented the Cabotage Act to a substantial extent. He said that the failure of the Aluminium Steel Company to effectively take off and high cost of bank charges were twin issues discouraging many from building vessels in the country. “Aluminium and steel industry and huge finance are reasons why we don’t build vessels in Nigeria. People prefer to build their vessels outside. Our steel and aluminium industry is still at its infantile stage. The financial cost is another problem. So it is a private decision. We have accomplished a lot with the Cabotage Act but we will do more,” he said. “The Cabotage Acts has been enforced in many areas. You have more Nigerians onboard local vessels than we used to have,” he said.
According to UK Parliament, Donald Trump is not fit to speak with them when he visits the UK. Read the report from Independent UK below…
Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of his racist and sexist attitudes, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said in a major snub to the American President.
In a dramatic intervention, John Bercow, the Speaker, said he was “strongly opposed” to Mr Trump speaking in the Commons as he stressed that being invited to address Parliament was “not an automatic right” but “an earned honour”.
“Before the imposition of the migrant ban I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall,” Mr Bercow told MPs.
“After the imposition of the migrant ban by President Trump I am even more strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall.”
Parts of the Commons erupted into rare spontaneous applause in support of Mr Bercow’s statement.
The intervention will cause headaches in Downing Street, where Theresa May has bent over backwards to rekindle the so-called special relationship with the US.
Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner, speaking after Mr Bercow’s statement said: “Further to that point of order: two words: well done.”
The Speaker said: “We value our relationship with the United States. If a state visit takes place, that is way beyond and above the pay grade of the Speaker.
“However, as far as this place is concerned I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons.”
Theresa May invited Mr Trump to make a state visit to the UK on her recent trip to the United States. She said he would fly to Britain before the end of the year.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and others have said that the visit should be cancelled until Mr Trump rescinds his “Muslim ban” on travellers from some countries.
Whether the controversial president would address Parliament has been a particular source of contention. Foreign leaders on state visits sometimes address Westminster Hall, which lies in the House of Commons, or Royal Gallery in the House of Lords.
Mr Trump’s visit is fast emerging as a political minefield. His team are reportedly hoping avoid any meeting with Prince Charles, whose environmental campaigning might put him at odds with the president.
Read the press statement below…
Chief James Onanefe Ibori wishes to inform the general public that he has no Twitter Account at all. In a press statement signed by Chief Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, the former Governor of Delta State explained that reports reached him Sundayafternoon that a Twitter handle in his name (@ChiefIbori), with his picture too, has been trending on the internet.
…APC factional leader, Monarchs visit Ibori Chief James Onanefe Ibori who arrived Nigeria, is to have opened a twitter account with the handle @ChiefIbori at about 8. 00 a.m on Sunday.
At about 3:20p.m, three tweets had been recorded on the handle with he first saying, “Good morning Nigerians. #myfirstTweet.”
Chief James Onanefe Ibori The second tweet which has a video of him acknowledging cheers from the crowd that welcomed him at his Oghara residence, says: “I’m excited to unite with my people. The strength of any politician lies in hands of his followers.” A third tweet reads: “The energy yesterday was electrifying and intimidating. I’m greatful.” Meanwhile, Nigerians equally responded to him in a series of tweets that followed with many congratulating him while others condemned him on the way and manner he ruled Delta State while he held sway as governor of the state. In another development, factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Chief Adolor Okotie-Eboh was among those top politicians in the State who visited Chief James Ibori, Sunday. Though it is not certain if the visit by Chief Adolor is politically inclined or just a solidarity visit, a close friend to the former governor, Chief Ighoyota Amori on Saturday said: “Ibori remains in PDP, and all his followers are in PDP.” Meanwhile, the Ivie of Oghara, Mosogar and Idjere kingdoms visited Ibori at his home making them the first set of monarchs to have visited him in his abode.
President Donald Trump has rebuffed calls for a tougher stance on Russia, playing down political assassinations inside the country and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Trump — now two weeks into his four-year term — showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own Republican Party to distance himself from President Vladimir Putin.
“I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them,” Trump said in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly that will air in full on Sunday. When pressed in relation to Putin’s alleged links to the extrajudicial killing of journalists and dissidents, Trump said, “There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers.” “You think our country is so innocent?” Trump asked rhetorically. Michael McFaul, a former ambassador to Russia and advisor to former president Barack Obama, described Trump’s comments as “disgusting.” “This moral equivalency that Trumps continues to draw between the USA and Russia is disgusting (and inaccurate),” he said on Twitter. Mainstream Republicans have repeatedly called on Trump to distance himself from Putin, with little impact. Throughout the election campaign, Trump refused to criticize the Russian leader, saying better relations with the Kremlin would be in the US national interest.
The new president has advocated working with Russia to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, where Moscow has deployed aircraft, naval assets and troops to support Bashar al-Assad’s regime. In December, US intelligence agencies went public with their view that Russia conducted a hack-and-release campaign aimed at swinging the US election in Trump’s favor. Trump’s repeated criticism of NATO — a common target for Putin — has only fueled suspicions that Trump is ready to side with Moscow over allies in Europe. Across Europe, there are growing concerns that the continent might be wedged between a hostile Russia and a hostile United States. Trump’s stance on Ukraine has also raised eyebrows. After a call with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko on Saturday, the White House said the pair addressed “Ukraine’s long-running conflict with Russia.” Russia annexed the Ukrainian region of Crimea in March 2014 and has supported separatists in the east of the country. Former national security advisor Susan Rice publicly criticized Trump’s framing of the situation. “This distortion of even recent history is deeply troubling,” she tweeted. – ‘We’re watching’ – Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence tried to explain the administration’s approach to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which had flared after Trump and Putin spoke by telephone a week ago. “We’re watching, and (we’re) very troubled by the increased hostilities over the past week in eastern Ukraine,” Pence told ABC’s “This Week” news program. During the Trump-Putin call, the Kremlin said the two men had discussed improving economic relations, a potential signal of Trump’s willingness to lift sanctions on Russia. Asked whether the administration would be willing to ease sanctions while Russia is violating ceasefire agreements, Pence demurred. “I think that’s a question that will be answered in the months ahead. And it just simply all depends,” he said. “If we have opportunities to work together, I think the president is looking for an opportunity to begin that relationship anew. “But make no mistake about it — those decisions will await action. And they’ll be very dependent on how the Russians respond in the days ahead.”