Friday, May 13, 2016

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs arrive Nigeria

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken has returned to Abuja, along with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell to attend the Regional Security Summit and discuss efforts to support Nigeria and the other Lake Chad Basin countries in the fight against Boko Haram. They will also meet with Nigerian leadership, innovators and entrepreneurs, and civil society on anti-corruption and economic issues.

Proposed ban on Muslims entering the US was just a suggestion- Donald Trump

"We have a serious problem, and it's a temporary ban -- it hasn't been called for yet, nobody's done it, this is just a suggestion until we find out what's going on," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told Fox News Radio's Brian Kilmeade.

Trump first introduced the proposed ban back in December and he explicitly and authoritatively said in both a speech and in a press statement: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Tambuwal orders closure of dilapidated govt hospital

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has ordered the closure of the state owned Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital located at Unguwan Rogo area of Sokoto town.

This followed an unscheduled visit by the Governor to assess the state of facilities which many in the state described as appalling.