• Donald Trump uses Twitter to attack China

    Donald Trump uses Twitter to attack China

    Twitter is for presidents who get things done.

     

    That appears to be the attitude of Donald Trump, as he employs what used to be called a microblogging site to attend to macroeconomics and international relations.

    On Sunday afternoon, the president-elect mounted his favorite platform to rail against China.

    In two tweets, he said: “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the US […]

  • China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

    China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

    China protested to Washington Saturday after US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy and spoke with the president of Taiwan.

    It was not immediately clear whether Trump’s telephone call with Tsai Ing-wen marked a deliberate pivot away from Washington’s official “One China” stance, but it fuelled fears he is improvising on international affairs.

    China regards self-ruling Taiwan as part of its own territory awaiting reunification under Beijing’s rule, and any US move that would imply support for independence would […]

  • Obama moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm

    Obama moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm

    US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company’s purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by rejecting the inclusion of Aixtron’s US business in the deal.

    The US Treasury Department said a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) chaired by Obama found the risks posed by the deal, which could place sensitive technology with potential military applications in Chinese hands, were too great.

    “CFIUS and the president assess that the transaction poses […]

  • Obama urges Donald Trump to adopt new cybersecurity recommendations

    Obama urges Donald Trump to adopt new cybersecurity recommendations

    Donald Trump should elect a cybersecurity ambassador to help keep the US secure, a new report says.

    The 100-page document highlights areas where the US falls short and calls on the private sector to help hasten the improvement of digital services.

    President Barack Obama set up the commission in preparation for the new administration.

    He said its recommendations should be followed within the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency.

    “Now it is time for the next administration to take up this charge and ensure […]

  • African-American community was so great to me in the election, says Donald Trump

    African-American community was so great to me in the election, says Donald Trump

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the contributions of the African-Americans to his election, saying they gave him the highest votes they had ever given a Republican nominee in recent times.

    Trump, at a “Thank you tour” of Ohio, said the African-Americans had nothing to lose in his presidency, a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

    “Remember when I was making speeches, I said what a hell do you (African-Americans) have to lose?

    “The African-American community was so great to me […]

  • Michelle Obama Will Never Run for Office, says President Obama

    Michelle Obama Will Never Run for Office, says President Obama

    For anyone who might like to see Michelle Obama run for president as a Democrat, it’s time to rein in that early enthusiasm. Or so says her husband, President Barack Obama.

    “Michelle will never run for office,” the president said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine done the day after Donald Trump’s surprise win, and amid some social media swirl urging the first lady to consider throwing her hat in the ring.

    “She is as talented a person as I know. […]

  • Prof Sagay- UK, and others to return Nigeria’s Stolen Funds

    Prof Sagay- UK, and others to return Nigeria’s Stolen Funds

    The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), said some countries of the countries where corrupt Nigerians have hidden monies stolen from Nigeria have promised to return such money.

    Sagay listed the countries to include Switzerland, United States of America and United Kingdom.

    He disclosed these in Lagos during an interactive session with newsmen and members of Civil Society Organisations.

    He said his committee had in the last one year engaged in series of activities, including interfacing with […]

  • Boko Haram Plans To attack Abuja, US embassy Warns

    Boko Haram Plans To attack Abuja, US embassy Warns

    According to reports, the United States, US, Embassy in Nigeria has warned of an imminent Boko haram attack in Abuja.

    The US embassy in an emergency message urged its citizen’s resident or doing business in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to be security cautious.

    The mission said information available at its disposal points in the direction of Boko Haram as the possible attackers.

    According to the embassy, the attackers’ likely targets would be hotels frequently visited by Westerners.

    It, however, disclosed that there is […]

  • Thanksgiving sales surge online as US shoppers stay home for holiday

    Thanksgiving sales surge online as US shoppers stay home for holiday

    Online spending by U.S. bargain hunters climbed to above $1 billion by Thanksgiving evening, according to Adobe Digital Index, surging almost 14 percent from a year ago and reflecting a broader trend away from brick-and-mortar shopping.

    At the start of the first holiday shopping season since the election of Donald Trump as president on November 8, U.S. consumers loosened their purse strings and spent $1.15 billion online between midnight and 5 pm ET on Thursday, according to Adobe.

    Traditionally the day after […]

  • Iran warns US of dire consequences of further sanctions, threatens to retaliate

    Iran warns US of dire consequences of further sanctions, threatens to retaliate

    Extending U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years would breach Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday, warning that Tehran would retaliate if the sanctions are approved.

    The U.S. House of Representatives re-authorized last week the Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, for 10 years.

    The law was first adopted in 1996 to punish investments in Iran’s energy industry and deter the country’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

    The measure will expire at the end of 2016 if it is not […]

  • Both US, Russia request Czech extradites arrested Russian hacker

    Both US, Russia request Czech extradites arrested Russian hacker

    The United States and Russia have both requested the extradition of a Russian arrested in Prague and indicted in the U.S. for hacking computers of social media companies, the Czech justice ministry said on Wednesday.

    The ministry will review the requests for the extradition of Yevgeniy Nikulin, who a U.S. federal grand jury said had hacked into the U.S.-based social media companies LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring. The requests will then be referred to a Prague court, a spokeswoman said.

    If the court […]