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Symbol of Unity: Nakilat installs ‘Tamim Al-Majd’ portrait in solidarity with Qatar

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Nakilat has installed a mural board- (portrait) of the artwork ‘Tamim Al Majd’ on Monday at its Head Office in Shoumoukh Tower, as a symbol of Unity to all Qataris and those residing in the State of Qatar, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADENEWSWIRE from Nakilat, present during the installation of the mural ...

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Lagos Island flood disaster: Note of warning to victim mockers, Islanders and the Government

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say (Ojo n pa iyo inu ori n dun, ta ni ko mo pe bi ojo bada tan, orun lo ma ran lati yo ori na) English meaning (While the rain falls on salt and got it dissolved, shea-butter was making jest of salt as it dissolves, who does not know that once its ...

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Iraq PM hails forces for securing Mosul ‘victory’

MOSUL: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul on Sunday (Jul 9), hailing his forces for securing “victory” over the Islamic State group, their biggest yet against the militants. Abadi’s office said he was visiting “liberated” Mosul to congratulate his “heroic fighters”, but the premier later indicated he would only declare victory once final pockets of resistance were cleared. “Victory ...

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China opens up US$10 trillion bond market in liberalisation step

SHANGHAI: China on Monday (Jul 3) widened access to its US$10 trillion bond market, which analysts said will boost Beijing’s drive to internationalise the yuan and more deeply integrate its markets with the world financial system. The new window for foreign investors was opened via Hong Kong, where “qualified investors” such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds and major financial ...

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Islamic State cornered in Mosul as Iraq prepares victory celebrations

MOSUL, Iraq: Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, in what looked like a hopeless last stand in their former stronghold. In fierce fighting, Iraqi army units forced the insurgents back, cornering them in a shrinking rectangle no more than 300 metres (yards) ...

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Saudi Arabia, allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands

DUBAI/DOHA: Four Arab states which accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism agreed to extend until late on Tuesday a deadline for Doha to comply with a list of demands, as U.S. President Donald Trump voiced concern to both sides about the dispute. Qatar has called the charges baseless and says the demands – including closing Qatar-based al Jazeera TV and ejecting ...

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Struggling British PM faces confidence vote

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faces a vote of confidence on Thursday (Jun 29), three weeks after a disastrous election left her authority in tatters and her Brexit strategy in doubt. Members of the House of Commons will vote on the Conservative leader’s legislative plans — the Queen’s Speech — in a key test of whether she can ...

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Trump travel ban: US lays out visa criteria for applicants from 6 Muslim nations

WASHINGTON: Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close US family relationship or formal ties to a US entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the US State Department on Wednesday. The guidance defined a close familial relationship as being a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling, including ...

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White House aims to speed US drone, wireless technologies

WASHINGTON: The White House is bringing together drone makers, wireless companies and venture capitalists on Thursday to look at ways government can help speed new technologies to the marketplace. President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of General Electric Co , Honeywell International Inc and AT&T Inc AT&T Inc , major drone industry firms and venture capitalists in ...

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Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman — the first of a new generation set for power in a conservative kingdom used to ageing leaders. His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who has been fired, with his rise symbolising the hopes ...

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Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to 7 dead: Report

  TEHRAN: Attackers raided Iran’s parliament and opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometres south of the capital on Wednesday morning (Jun 7), in near simultaneous assaults that killed up to seven people, media reported. Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building. The Islamic ...

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Impeachment – the ‘I’ word – and how it works

WASHINGTON: The past week has seen extraordinary political turmoil in Washington, as President Donald Trump faces grave accusations that he has obstructed justice. With the White House running damage control, and critics smelling blood, some Democrats have mentioned the “I” word – impeachment – as a possibility for the 45th president, although initiating the procedure remains a hypothetical. The Republican ...

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FBI given deadline to turn over Trump-Comey communications

  WASHINGTON: House oversight committee chairman and Republican Jason Chaffetz has set a deadline of May 24 for the FBI to produce all communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey. In a letter to acting FBI driector Andrew McCbe, Chaffetz said “all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and ...

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Macron takes power as French president

PARIS: Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as France’s youngest ever president on Sunday (May 14), saying the country had chosen “hope” and promising to relaunch the flagging European Union. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, took the reins of power from Francois Hollande a week after he won a resounding victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a tumultuous election. After a warm ...

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France’s Macron angers ally with parliament picks

PARIS: Tensions over French president-elect Emmanuel Macron’s bid to redraw France’s political map burst into the open Friday as a key ally was left furious ahead of crucial parliamentary elections next month. Macron angered fellow centrist Francois Bayrou and faced mockery from his opponents after his La Republique En Marche (REM, Republic on the Move) party unveiled more than 400 ...

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Trump’s presidential phone call and evidential truth: Between Buhari and sceptics

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): I would have loved to write a comprehensive article on the above topic of discuss, but even if i wrote 100 pages, they will still not believe, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. This is so, since they did not believe the visit of the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to President Muhammadu Buhari in London where he is currently holidaying; ...

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President Buhari’s death rumour: ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing’

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  Yoruba elders say (Bi a ba le ni ti ti, bi a ko ba ba’ni, iwon ni a n ba’ni se ota mo, ise ni a d’eyin l’eyin  eni na) English meaning (When you pursue a person to destroy him and you can’t catch up with him to achieve your destructive aim, then you desist from ...

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‘The work begins!’ – Trump to be sworn in as US president

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to draw 900,000 people, including protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, will take the ...

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Congratulations to the Gambian President Adama Barrow

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I hereby congratulate Mr. Adama Barrow, as you assume the presidency of the Gambia on 19th of January 2017 to liberate, serve, develop and advance the lives of the Gambians in line with the flying demands of this 21st century, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. I pray to the Almighty Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) English meaning (The most ...

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President Obama bids Americans goodbye on completion of eight years of service the nation

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The outgoing President of the United States of America, Barack Obama specially thanked Americans for the honour bestowed on him to serve the country for eight years, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. President Obama bided the Americans goodbye in his address to the citizenry that was signed and personally sent by him from the White House to TRADE NEWSWIRE ...

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To tackle social and political issues, return to ‘honest politics’: DPM Tharman

SINGAPORE: The political upsets of 2016 across the world and a rising sense of “despondency” about globalisation may seem to have changed the game on how the world works. But these, in fact, were caused by economic and social changes that have been brewing for a long time, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. “The game has been changing in ...

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Ghana swears in Akufo-Addo as president

ACCRA: Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s president on Saturday in a ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders, sealing a rare peaceful transfer of power in a region plagued by political crises. Akufo-Addo, 72, a former opposition leader, defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in elections a month ago. The major cocoa and gold exporter is half-way through a ...

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Photo Review of Obama Presidency in 2016- The White House

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The eighth and final time of President Barack Obama of the United States of America has gone behind the lens with The White House photographers, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. TRADE NEWSWIRE obtained photos of Obama Presidency from Chief White House Photographer, Pete Souza, in Washington D.C on Saturday that showcased the State activities in 2016. .A statement from Souza reads: For ...

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US imposes sanctions on Russia for election hacking

Obama … warning over more action US President Barack Obama on Thursday authorised a number of actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of US officials and cyber operations aimed at the US election in 2016. “Russia’s cyber activities were intended to influence the election, erode faith in US democratic institutions, sow doubt about the integrity of our ...

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2016 Rivers election rerun: Gov. Wike has no moral justification to set up Panel of Inquiry, says Peterside

  .’Gov. Wike’s Panel of Inquiry laughable’ .‘Gov. Wike’s Panel of Inquiry is a kangaroo judicial commission’ .’Gov. Wike urges Rivers people to be lawless by instructing them to shun Police investigative panel’   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Rivers State in the 2015 general elections, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has described as laughable ...

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Government proposes new draft law liberalising the natural gas sector

Egypt’s government on Monday proposed a draft law to the parliament which would open up the country’s natural gas sector to private investors. According to the proposed draft law the private sector would be able to participate in all activities in the natural gas sector including shipping, distribution, sale, and marketing. Moreover the draft law recommends the establishment of a ...

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Full breakdown of 2017 budget

Budget size: N7.298tn (20.4% higher than 2016 estimates) Assumptions, projections Benchmark crude oil price – $42.5 per barrel Oil production estimate – 2.2 million barrels per day Average exchange rate – N305 to the US dollar. Aggregate revenue available to fund the federal budget is N4.94tn Deficit – N2.36tn (about 2.18% of GDP) The deficit will be financed mainly by ...

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U.S. Congress Passes Annual Defense Bill

  The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a compromise version of an annual defense policy bill on Thursday without controversial provisions such as requiring women to register for the draft or allowing contractors to make religion-based hiring decisions. Ninety-two senators backed the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, and seven opposed it. Because it passed the House of Representatives ...

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South Korea parliament impeaches scandal hit president

SEOUL: South Korean lawmakers on Friday (Dec 9) voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal and opening a new period of national uncertainty. The National Assembly ballot immediately transferred Park’s authority to the prime minister, pending a decision by the Constitutional Court on whether to ratify the decision and permanently remove ...

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Russia to produce 574 mln tonnes of oil in 2016

Russia will produce 547 mln tonnes of oil this year versus over 534 mln tonnes produced in 2015, department director of the Energy Ministry Alexander Gladkov told reporters. “We plan 547 mln tonnes this year; the plan for the next year was 548 mln tonnes net of agreements on reduction,” the official said. Russia will increase oil production in 2016 ...

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Russian government announcement regarding privatisation of shares in Rosneft

Glencore notes the announcement released by the Russian government regarding the privatization of shares in Rosneft. Glencore confirms that it is in final-stage negotiations regarding a transaction involving the acquisition, as part of a consortium with the Qatar Investment Authority (the Consortium), of a 19.5% interest in the issued share capital of Rosneft for €10.2 billion (the Shares). Under the ...

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App with list of Emirati words launched

  The Dubai Municipality has launched a new app containing a glossary of Emirati words with an option for searching pronunciation in the local dialect, as well as the provision for adding new local words to it during the updating process. The smart app called ‘Ramsatina’, which is an initiative of the Knowledge Management Department at the municipality, is the ...

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The judicial system, Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption

      (TRADE NEWSWIRE): There are a flying, running walking and crawling problems, just as we also have flying, running walking and crawling solutions, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.   Nigeria judicial system had for long been deliberately and corruptly crippled so as to make JUSTICE i.e RULE OF LAW in the country to stop FLYING- where it actually belongs, to ...

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To Nigerian govt: Is sale of Nigerian assets solution to our economic woes without proper diagnostic analysis?

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A person that is having a headache and started to administer pain relief to get over it, without knowing that the headache was caused by sleeplessness derived from hypertension he is suffering from, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Where as, what is needed is proper diagnostic analysis of the cause and management of the hypertension he is suffering from ...

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Honour your leaders: Naming a dog after the president’s name

  Yoruba elders say (Ibi ti a ba pe ni ori, a ki I fi te ile) meaning (The place of head is up and nothing is above it-a place of honour, you don’t leg-walk with it).   They equally say that (Okun orun, ko ye adie) meaning (It is unbefitting to tie rope on the neck of a hen). ...

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To APC leaders: How to foster peace in Ogun State APC as Aremo Osoba returns- Strategic Political report

  BY: SULAIMAN ADENEKAN B.Sc (Hons) Bus Admin, MBA (Marketing), MNIMN, arpa COMPANY: TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net) POSITION: A STRATEGIST/ PUBLISHER E-MAIL: sulaimanadenekan@yahoo.com PHONE: 08099400135, 08024437214   As a concerned indigene of Ogun State, ensuring the greatness and that the State is not eluded of peace is what is paramount in my mind, as I supported and campaigned for Presidential, Ogun ...

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Happy birthday to a salvaging and transforming Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I congratulate the SALVAGER AND TRANSFORMER of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun CON, FCA on his 58th year birthday, may your happiness not turn sorrow, wishing you long life and prosperity amin, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. I will celebrate you with a song by the late Fuji Maestro, Aare Sikiru Ayinde Barrister Ma gba muhibbah re Rabbi Olorun, ...

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Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu, governors, ministers see off HID

Amid overwhelming glamour on the ground and a bright sky above, the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty, Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu(HID), yesterday made her glorious and final exit. The remains of the late Mrs. Awolowo, who passed on last September 19 at 99, were interred beside her husband Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo’s, inside the 28 years old Awo Mausoleum within ...

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List of ministers and their portfolios

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sworn in ministers to make-up the Federal Executive Council, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Find stated the full list of ministers and their portfolios. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)–Transportation Chris Ngige (Anambra)–Labour and Employment Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)–Solid Minerals Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)–Power, Works and Housing Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano)–Interior Aisha Alhassan (Taraba)–Women Affairs Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)–Science and Technology ...

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Buhari appoints 18 new permanent secretaries, announces deployment of all 36

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the following as Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service: 1. Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba 2. Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse 3. Mr. Taiwo Abidogun 4. Dr. Bukar Hassan 5. Mrs. Wakama Belema Asifieka 6. Mr. Jalal Ahmad Arabi 7. Mr. Sabiu Zakari 8. Mrs. Obiageli Phyllis Nwokedi 9. Mr. Aminu Nabegu 10. Mr. Bamgbose ...

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The Economist’s report on Lagos Governor Ambode is prematurely judgmental, mischievous

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): There is no doubt that there is increased traffic and insecurity in Lagos in recent times as reported by The Economist, but it is receiving due attention from the state government, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. To now make a premature judgement by summarily saying that a governor is incompetent in less than six months in office of four-year tenure ...

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Buhari removes EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, appoints replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the chairman of the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde. Mr. Lamorde, a former police officer, was removed Monday, four years after he took over as chairman of the agency. He worked earlier as the director of operations before he was appointed head by former President Goodluck Jonathan on November 23, ...

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To Steve Ayorinde: Congratulations to my boss

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I congratulate my boss, Mr. Steve Ayorinde on his appointment as the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, may God strengthen you in your new assignment, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Yoruba elders say that (Ori ti o ba ma de ade, inu agogo ide ni oti n wa) english meaning ...

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‘There is no basis for making comparison between Fashola and Ambode’s govts’

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say: (Ojo n ro, koitida, esope ko to tana) english meaning (It just started raining; you are saying the rainfall is not up to that of yesterday, why not wait till the end of the day for a fair and just comparison between yesterday and today’s rainfall). It will be unfair to compare a rainfall ...

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