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EDITORIAL: FG’s sluggish response to Benue flood is a heavy blow on ‘change’ mantra

An estimated 110,000 people were reportedly left homeless by the flood that sacked some communities in Benue State penultimate week, AljazirahNigeria recalls. Apart from rendering thousands homeless, the disaster also washed away villages, farmlands and food storage facilities among others.

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US appeals court uphold block on Trump travel ban

US appeals court on Monday left in place a block on President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations — the latest in a string of judicial blows for the controversial measure. The US Court of

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London Attack: Trump set to visit London

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he saw no reason to cancel Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain after the U.S. president criticized Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response to the London Bridge killings. Trump has lambasted Khan on Twitter,

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Donald Trump blasts London’s Mayor again

US President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan Monday, in the second such condemnation in the 48 hours since a terror attack in the British capital. Trump accused Khan of offering a “pathetic excuse” for comments

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North Korea ‘will test missiles weekly’, senior official says

North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice

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North Korea looking for trouble – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, warned North Korea, saying the country is looking for “trouble”. Trump, on his Twitter handle, threatened to solve the North Korean problem alone should China fail to intervene. “North Korea is looking for trouble.

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US director of national intelligence at time of presidential campaign denies Trump Tower was wire-tapped

The director of national intelligence at the time of the US election has denied there was any wire-tapping of Donald Trump or his campaign. James Clapper also told NBC that he knew of no court order to allow monitoring of

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Trump says Obama wiretapped him during campaign; gives no evidence

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation. “How low has President Obama gone to

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Under fire, Trump’s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s

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Wall Street to open flat as investors await Trump’s speech

U.S. stocks dipped Tuesday morning, pulled lower by financial and consumer discretionary names, and as investors focused on President Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress. Trump’s promises of tax reform, infrastructure spending and simpler regulations have

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