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Barely 24 Hours As President Of South Africa, Ramaphosa Appoints Cabinet Members

Barely 24 Hours As President Of South Africa, Ramaphosa Appoints Cabinet Members

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While Nigerians waited for over 6 Months for President Buhari's Ministerial list. It only took less than 24 hours after Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as President of the Republic of South Africa to release his cabinet list. He has made major cabinet and Government appointments to kick start his agenda for the smooth running of his administration. The President, realizing the enormous task ahead, has hit the ground running. That is how serious minded leaders operate.The urgency is now and how to fix the nation. President: Cyril Ramaposa Deputy President: Lindiwe Sisulu Minister in the Presidency: Women in the Presidency: Thoko Didiza Planning‚ Monitoring and Development: Finance: Mcebisi Jonas Public Enterprises: Pravin Gordan Communications: Ayanda Dlodlo Police: Beki Cele Hig
Buhari Congratulates South Africa’s New President, Ramaphosa

Buhari Congratulates South Africa’s New President, Ramaphosa

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Ramaphosa was elected by South Africa’s parliament on Thursday and sworn in shortly after, day after scandal-hit Jacob Zuma was forced to resign. Following his inauguration, President Buhari is keen to work with him. “Congratulations also to the African National Congress (ANC), and the Government and people of South Africa, on the peaceful transfer of power that resulted in the election of President Ramaphosa,” President Buhari tweeted in reaction to the development. While congratulating Ramaphosa, President Buhari said he “looks forward to working with the new President of South Africa to enhance cooperation of the Governments of Africa’s two leading economies”. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, President Buhari wished Z
Killing of 17 Students President Trump React

Killing of 17 Students President Trump React

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At least 17 students were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday by a 19-year-old during a sporadic shooting at a South Florida high school The shooting was carried out by a former student identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons, authorities said. Trump on his official twitter page offered his condolences to students and parents affected by the shooting. He assured Americans of safety of students in schools as Law enforcement agents had begun investigations. Trump wrote “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school. “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. N
Jacob Zuma Resignation Speech From Office As President

Jacob Zuma Resignation Speech From Office As President

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This followed increasing pressure by the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC). Zuma in his resignation speech said division and violence in the ruling party influenced his resignation. His speech read: “Members of the Media, present here, Fellow South Africans, I address you after weeks of speculation about my future as President of the Republic of South Africa. In particular, I make reference to the much publicized and awaited decision of the African National Congress issued on 13 February 2018. It is now public knowledge that the National Executive Committee of the ANC resolved to recall me as the President of the Republic. I have also learned that, before I respond to the initial decision, a new decision has been made by the ANC, whose effect is tha
My Boys Were Fantastic- Jurgen Klopp Praises Liverpool Thrashing Of FC Porto

My Boys Were Fantastic- Jurgen Klopp Praises Liverpool Thrashing Of FC Porto

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Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager praised his side after a first leg demolition of Porto in Wednesday’s Champions League tie. The Reds thrashed Sergio Conceicao’s men, who are unbeaten in the Primeira Liga this season. Porto have only conceded 10 goals in 21 league matches this season but Liverpool netted 5 unreplied goals with Sadio Mane grabbing a hat-trick. “It was very professional, very mature and in the right moments very aggressive,” Klopp told BT Sport. “Good defending, good counter-attacking, keeping the ball, moving them around. It was not easy tonight, it was hard work and in the end the boys enjoyed the work and that’s the most important thing. “They [the goals] were all fantastic. The first one, when Dejan [Lovren] won the ball and Sadio can
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma Resigns

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma Resigns

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South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma's governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC's new leader. Mr Zuma faces numerous allegations of corruption.
Soyinka’s Suggestion On Herdsmen Not Different From Such numerous Views- Adesina

Soyinka’s Suggestion On Herdsmen Not Different From Such numerous Views- Adesina

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The Presidency has reacted to the statement credited to Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, berating President Muhammadu Buhari over the issues of insecurity in the country. Soyinka had on Tuesday said the Buhari’s government was encouraging the activities of killer herdsmen through its body language. The playwright had urged Nigerians to defend themselves in the heat of the prevailing security challenges posed by herdsmen. But reacting to Soyinka’s claim, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said security agencies were rising up to the challenges. Featuring on Channels television, Adesina said the federal government would review the suggestion from the Nobel laureate. Adesina maintained that Nigeria’s security apparatus was not in a

We Cannot Stop Neymar- Real Madrid Carvajal Laments

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Real Madrid defender, Dani Carvajal says his club has no “magic formula” to stop Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar ahead of their Champions League Round-16 clash on Wednesday. Carvajal hoped the Brazilian international would have an off day when both clubs meet at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The Spaniard, who is suspended for the opening clash, said his team simply needed to hope Neymar was below his best. “To play against Neymar, there is no magic formula,” Carvajal said, via AS. “You just hope he doesn’t have his day. I hope he doesn’t have his day on Wednesday. “There is no favourite in a battle like that. The knockout stages are very even, they are decided on little details. “We will try to not commit any errors and to get it right in the area,
President Trump Approves Fresh $89m Development Assistance To Nigeria

President Trump Approves Fresh $89m Development Assistance To Nigeria

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This he said was in continuation of US’ support for development goals outlined in a Development Objectives Assistance Agreement signed between both countries. A statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday by the US embassy stated that USAID collaborated with the Nigerian Ministry of Budget and National Planning, the Nigerian Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Power, and Education, and state-level government counterparts among others to structure the bilateral assistance agreement, which runs through 2020. The statement reads in part: “Nearly half of the new funding ($44 million) will support HIV/AIDS control through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). “The remainder will help northeast Nigeria increase agricultural productivity and economic
IPOB Blames Trump For Recent Arrest, Persecution Of Members

IPOB Blames Trump For Recent Arrest, Persecution Of Members

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The claim was part of Saturday’s statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, where the group lamented open persecution of its religious group, Shalon Synagogue Church of Israel. According to IPOB, its problems began shortly after Trump pronounced Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The statement reads, “We, the family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, worldwide, condemn the ongoing religious persecution, harassment and arrest of IPOB members, especially those of the Shalom Synagogue Church of Israel in Aba, Abia State, last week “Since President Trump announced US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the wave of arbitrary arrests and persecution of Biafrans that practise Judaism in Aba and Port Harcourt have dramatically increa
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