The Queen Is Hosting A Palace Reception For Donald & Melania Trump

Six months after their first state visit to the U.K., President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will return there in early December for a meeting of NATO leaders — and for another visit with Queen Elizabeth. The White House confirmed Friday that the Trumps would be in the U.K. from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. There they will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen. President Trump, 73, and the first lady went to the U.K. in June for a days-long state visit full of pomp and circumstance and protests. He and…

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Why President Trump Doesn’t Have To Bow To The Queen — And Melania Doesn’t Have to Curtsy

This article was originally published on May 29, 2019. On Friday, the White House announced the Trumps would return to the U.K. in December, including attending a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth. President Donald Trump and his family are heading to the U.K. next week for his first state visit after multiple delays, again putting a spotlight on the matter of royal protocol what is and is not acceptable when he meets Queen Elizabeth. Last summer, during a working visit to the U.K., Trump made headlines when he shook hands with the 93-year-old monarch instead of bowing. While…

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Unemployment: Obi Seeks More Support For MSMEs

Peter Obi, former Anambra State Governor, urged government at all levels to increase support for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises so as to curb unemployment in the country. NAN reports that Obi spoke at the 7th Anniversary Lecture of News Express, a media outfit in Lagos. The theme of the lecture was: “Getting Nigeria Out of the Wood – A New Thinking”. He said that the problem of Nigeria was not only corruption but lack of innovative leaders capable of implementing ideas and policies that would get the country back…

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Dana Air Airlifts 5.4M Passengers In 11 Years

Dana Air has said that it has airlifted 5.4 million passengers in the last 11 years of its operations The airline, who made this known in a statement issued by its Media and Communications Manager, Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa, said that the airline hopes to double the figure by sustaining its operational efficiency, increasing its fleet size, maintaining its record on-time performance and raising the bar of its excellent service delivery in the coming years. “Having completed a commercial analysis of our loads in the last 11 years and confirmed it…

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WAEC Says Investigating 9,457 As It Releases 2019 Second Series WASSCE (Private) Result

The West African Examinations Council says the results of 9,457 candidates who sat for the Second Series of its West African Senior School Certificate Examination for (private candidates) are to be investigated before they would be released. The council’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun, said this at a news conference to announce the results of candidates who participated in the 2019 WASSCE (Private). According to him, the number of these candidates, representing 9.74 percent are reported to have been involved in one form of examination malpractice or the other.…

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Senate Re-Introduces Bill To Establish South East Development Commission

The Senate on Wednesday re-introduced a Bill seeking to establish the southeast Development Commission (SEDC). The bill, which scaled first reading on the floor, was passed by the Eight Senate but failed to receive presidential assent. Clause 15 (2a) of the bill which identifies source of funding for the commission, stipulates that the equivalent of 10% of the total monthly statutory allocation due to the member states of the commission shall be from the federation account. The bill sponsored by Senator Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra North) also seeks the establishment…

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100,000 Commuters Travel On Lagos Waterways Daily – LASWA

The Lagos State Waterways Authority says between 70,000 and 100,000 commuters use water transport daily in the state. The General Manager of LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Monday. “On a daily basis, we move between 70,000 and 100,000 people on the waterways. “Every month, the figures range between 1.7 million people and two million people,’’ Emmanuel said. The LASWA boss said that the authority was working hard to increase the number of people using waterways. “One of…

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Boeing To Focus On Safety, Innovation, Partnerships At 2019 Dubai Airshow

Boeing has stated that it would showcase its broad portfolio of commercial and defence products, services and technologies at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, which runs from November 17-21 at Dubai World Central. The company’s presence and activities at the show will focus on safety, innovation and industry partnerships in the growing Middle East market. At Boeing’s exhibit, visitors can immerse themselves in a 360-degree theater and learn more about the company’s capabilities throughout the product life cycle. An interactive display will highlight Boeing’s latest family of aircraft and services, as…

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Reps Direct JAMB To Suspend Proposed Use Of NIN For UTME

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, directed the Management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to suspend its demand of National Identity Number (NIN) from prospective candidates. The House resolved that until 80 percent of Nigerians have obtained NIN, the boar should not implement the policy. The resolution followed a motion moved by Mrs Zainab Gimba under matters of public importance at plenary presided by the Speaker, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila. Moving the motion, the lawmaker lamented that the request by JAMB has put an untold hardship on prospective…

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Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’ Displaces ‘Terminator’ To Gross Over N25M In First Weekend

Ramsey Nouah’s ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’ has hit a record of N25.8 million in its debut weekend. In its first week in cinemas, ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’ has displaced ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ to gross over N25 million. Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria revealed the achievements of ‘Living in Bondage: Breaking Free’ in its first weekend across 47 locations (screens). The Nollywood sequel leads cinemas across West Africa to emerge the first Nollywood film to break the record. Ramsey Nouah’s could not have asked for a bigger platform on…

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