Trump calls on Russia and Saudi Arabia to cut oil production

Trump calls on Russia and Saudi Arabia to cut oil production

Data released by the federal Energy Information Administration this week showed gasoline demand in the U.S. plummeting and oil inventories surging. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that Saudi Arabia and Russia appeared to be close to curbing their oil production, a potential lifeline for the U.S. oil sector that has been buffeted by plummeting energy demand from the coronavirus and a flood of crude exports from the two countries. “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I…

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Italy’s future is in German hands

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

If Southern Europe is going to get help recovering from the coronavirus crisis, it will need to convince Germans that their own prosperity is at stake. As coronavirus cuts a swath of economic destruction across Europe, pushing the already-strained budgets of southern countries to the brink, calls are getting louder for the eurozone to intervene by issuing debt backed by all members. The EU “must act before it’s too late,” Italian President Sergio Mattarella, a man not known for drifting into pathos, warned in a televised address to the nation…

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Trump says he has right to act on criminal cases

Trump says he has right to act on criminal cases

US President Donald Trump has tweeted he has “the legal right” to intervene in criminal cases after his attorney general complained White House tweets were making his job “impossible”. In his post, Mr Donald Trump also denied he had ever meddled in any cases. America’s top law officer William Barr on Thursday asked Mr. Donald Trump to stop his tweets, saying he would not be bullied. Mr Barr spoke out after Mr. Donald Trump renewed his attack on the criminal trial of his ex-adviser, Roger Stone. Prosecutors had recommended Stone…

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What Buhari told APC youths in Aso Rock

What Buhari told APC youths in Aso Rock

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has revealed what President Muhammadu Buhari told All Progressive Congress (APC) Youth Leaders, its President Bello Shagari, among others, at a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This was contained in a statement signed Mr Mukhtar Jebba, the Organising Secretary, NYCN Headquarters, on Sunday. Related: What’s Next for Tehran and Trump? He said: “President Buhari re-emphasised his administration’s commitment to youth inclusion in government to ensure good governance. “The President also called on the Nigerian Youth to shun ethnicity and religious discrimination. “Hence,…

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What Next for Tehran and Trump?

What Next for Tehran and Trump?

Tensions are high following the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, but, in reality, neither side wants a war. In the days since the January 3 assassination of Major General Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, on the orders of US President Donald Trump, the world has anxiously waited to see whether, where and how Tehran would fulfill its pledge to wreak vengeance on the Americans. Thus far, Iran’s strategic response has been limited to threats and mocking tweets from senior leaders. On January 5, Tehran announced that it was discarding…

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Joe Biden’s True Grit and Trump’s Strategic Failure

Joe Biden’s True Grit and Trump’s Strategic Failure

American culture favors violent solutions to nagging problems, but Joe Biden thinks summary justice also requires a strategy to avoid blowback. As vice president to Barack Obama, whose proudest claim to honor and presidential stature was the assassination of Osama bin Laden in 2011, Joe Biden understands what it means at least in terms of political marketing to fulfill the requirements of justice. Commenting on the US drone strike on January 3 that killed two iconic Iranian and Iraqi military leaders, Biden made the following announcement via Twitter: “No American…

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Hate Speech Bill may not Pass (Nigeria’s Senate President – Lawan)

Nigeria's Senate President - Lawan

With so many reactions going on lately in Nigeria with regards to the recent Hate Speech Bill which a lot of Nigerians frowned at, Here is what the Nigeria’s Senate President Lawan has to say about the issue below. Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Monday night washed off his hands from the controversial Hate Speech and Internet Falsehoods and Manipulations and other related Matters Bill. Lawan said in Abuja at a Luncheon/Media briefing that, the fate of those bills hangs in the public domain, saying if the…

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