Clark Fires Back At Obasanjo Over Comments On Jonathan
Chief Edwin Clark, has berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo over perceived disparaging comments against Ijaw nation, particularly former Presdent Goodluck Jonathan, in “Against the Run of Play,” a new book by former presidential spokesman, Olusegun Adeniyi
Chief Clark also accused the book’s author of giving room to the former president to insult the Ijaw in perceived measure by Adeniyi to mend his strained relations with Obasanjo over “Some very unpalatable remarks about you (Obasanjo)” in the author’s earlier work, “Power, Politics and Death.
Clark said that Obasanjo had no justification to cast aspersions at others when he has several scandalous issues around him.
Saraki Denies Rift With Presidency
Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, said, yesterday, that what Nigerians called friction was normal in every democracy and denied any rift with the Presidency.
According to him, the Senate cleared 185 of 196 nominees presented to it by the Presidency to amply the relationship between both arms of government.
Speaking to Senate Press Corps as part of activities to mark the World Press Freedom Day, Saraki noted the cordial relationship explained why senators would continue to pass motion after motion to draw attention to critical national issues
Trump On Middle-East Peace
Washington – President Donald Trump confidently predicted that a Middle East peace agreement was within grasp on Wednesday, as he hosted Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the White House.
“We will get it done,” Trump said, flaunting his deal-making prowess during a first meeting with the veteran Palestinian leader that marked the start of an ambitious – some say quixotic – presidential effort.
Brushing aside the complexities of a decades-old conflict that has bedevilled successive US leaders, Trump told Abbas that together with the Israelis they could bag “the toughest deal to make.”
Seoul – North Korean state media have issued a stinging denunciation of the country’s chief ally and diplomatic backer China, saying Beijing should be grateful for its protection.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried a bylined commentary warning of “grave consequences” if China tests its patience further. Beijing and Pyongyang have a relationship forged in the blood of the Korean War, and the Asian giant remains its wayward neighbour’s main provider of aid and trade.
But ties have begun to fray in recent years, with China increasingly exasperated by the North’s nuclear antics, fearful of a regional crisis.
Electricity And Famine In
Focus At WEF Africa Day 2
The second day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 will further explore how the continent can position itself to adapt to a fast-changing global environment and overcome the plethora of challenges it currently faces.
The 27th World Economic Forum on Africa, themed “Achieving inclusive growth”, is currently taking place in Durban at the city’s International Convention Centre and is attended by over 1 000 participants from all over the world.
Brand South Africa, founded in 2002 to market the country, is hosting an early-morning thought leadership breakfast where Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba along with former Ghana president Dramani Mahama, KwaZulu-Natal premier Willies Mchunu and Bhengu Baloyi from the Development Bank of Southern Africa will discuss the role business can play in realising inclusive growth.