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Donald Trump: I Got Impeached For Making A Perfect Phone Call

impeachment trial against President Donald Trump began in the US Senate on Thursday, starting with a reading of the charges.       John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was then be sworn in to preside over the trial that will determine whether Trump should be removed from office.       “All persons are commanded to keep silent, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States, articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States,” the sergeant at arms announced.       “I JUST GOT IMPEACHED FOR MAKING A PERFECT PHONE CALL!” [Read]

President Buhari To Depart Nigeria For London Today Friday January 17th

    A statement released by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, said the summit would be hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.       According to the organisers, the event is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organisations “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom.       ”Apart from highlighting new perspectives on UK-Africa Partnership for Prosperity, issues of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure; Trade and Investment; Future African Growth Sectors and Clean Energy and Climate, [Read]

Trump finally signs ‘phase one’ of trade deal with China after 18 months of trade war

                                US president Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the first phase of a trade deal with China, skyrocketing US stock markets in the process.       Trump, who made placing tariffs on China for manipulating their currency, stealing intellectual property and cheating the US on Trade finally got his wish of a new trade deal with China after almost two years long trade war that has hurt U.S. farmers and created a drag on global economic growth.                                    [Read]

Crude oil price falls as tension between US and Iran doused

As the tension in the middle east goes down, the price of crude oil at the international market has begun to reduce from the spike it gained last week. As the week ended yesterday, the price of the oil closed at $59 dropping from $65 that it was on Tuesday when the tension between the United States of America and Iran was high. However, it’s still some $2 above the 2020 budget benchmark, which was pegged at $57. See graphic images below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Shocking! Iran Admits It ‘Mistakenly’ Shot Down Ukrainian Plane killing All 176 On Board

• Government statement blames ‘human error’ for the incident that left 176 people killed, including many Iranian citizens. Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board. The statement on Saturday morning blames “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target”. Press TV also quoted Iran’s General Staff of the Armed Forces as saying that the plane had flown close to a “sensitive military site”. “In such a condition, because of human error and in a unintentional way, the flight was hit,” the military said. It apologised and said it would upgrade its systems [Read]

Pastor allegedly visits hell, battled and killed satan [PHOTOS]

Pastor MBORO claimed on his Facebook page that he went to hell and killed satan. On a post that was later deleted when people started asking questions, the pastor claims God sent him to hell to get rid of world’s number one enemy. SEE ALSO: ‘Leave my husband alone’ – Drama as Nigerian married woman battles side – chic in Ikeja mall [SEE VIDEO] He wrote; “when I got to hell there was a queue of millions of people waiting to be braai’d by Satan. I even saw some prominent South African politicians. I was so shocked because they lived like angels here on earth. I thought they went to [Read]

180 Feared Dead As Ukrainian Plane crashes in Iran [PHOTOS]

A Ukrainian plane has crashed in Iran, killing All the 180 passengers and crew on board. Aljazeera quotes Iranian media, Red Crescent as saying the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near Parand, a suburb southwest of capital Tehran shortly after take-off. The crash occurred few hours after Iran attacked military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general by the U.S. The flight was reportedly travelling to Boryspil International Airport in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced. We will give more reports in upcoming bulletins,” Reza Jafarzadeh, [Read]

We’ll Slam New sanctions on Iran but U.S “ready to embrace peace”, Trump reacts to Iran’s missiles retaliation

President Trump backed away from all-out conflict with Iran on Wednesday, brushing off a missile attack against U.S. troops in Iraq while declining to escalate a confrontation that appeared to be on the brink of spiraling out of control. There were no American or Iraqi troops injured in the attacks on the Al Asad and Erbil bases. Iran said it launched the strikes late Tuesday in retaliation for the airstrike that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani last week. SEE ALSO:  SOLEIMANI: Iran launches missiles at US military bases in Iraq [PHOTOS] The U.S. had “multiple hours” of warning prior to the attacks, which was plenty of time for troops [Read]

Drama As Church Members Beat Pastor For Buying Range Rover With Church Money [WATCH VIDEO]

A church congregation tired of sowing seeds and not being able to harvest anything have unleashed their wrath on their pastor who came to the church in a new range rover. The Ghanian pastor is said to have continuously asked his church congregation to give out tithe to receive more blessings. The church gave all they could but as days went by, their blessings showed no signs of knocking on their doors. The young pastor was nabbed while entering a government building compound with his wife seated at the passenger’s seat. Fruriated, the youth of his church pounced on the preacher and his wife and gave them a thorough beating. [Read]

Qasem Soleimani: Stampede kills 50 mourners at burial in Iran

  Fifty people have been killed and more than 200 injured in a stampede as Iranians gathered for the burial of a leading commander killed in a US drone strike. The deaths in Qasem Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman led to the ceremony being delayed. The burial is the last in a series of funeral events that have brought millions on to the streets in Iran. Soleimani’s killing has raised fears of a conflict between the US and Iran. The head of the Quds force was tasked with defending and projecting Iranian interests abroad, and was hailed as a hero by many in his home country. Immediately after his death, Iran [Read]

[BREAKING] SOLEIMANI: Iran launches missiles at US military bases in Iraq [PHOTOS]

By NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL,  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops over America’s killing of a top Iranian general. State TV described it early Wednesday as Tehran’s revenge operation over the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. U.S. forces could not be immediately reached for comment. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the White House is aware of the reports. SEE ALSO: Qasem Soleimani: Stampede kills 50 mourners at burial in Iran “The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team,” [Read]

Chioma B Or Cadijat? – Rapper Cardi B Asks Nigerians To Pick Her Native Name

It’s so obvious that American Rapper, Cardi B have fallen in love with Nigeria after her recent visit to the country sometime in December for a concert. The beautiful mother of one who has revealed plans to file for Nigerian citizenship with her family, is now asking for help to choose a suitable Nigerian name. The Bodak Yellow rapper has continuously shown love to Nigeria, and has also engaged with Nigerians via her social media pages. For the love she has shown in the country, her fans have taken it upon themselves to give Cardi B and her family Nigerian names. The rapper has been given all sort of names, [Read]

Anthony Joshua risks losing heavyweight titles, set to face Tyson Fury, Wilder

Anthony Joshua is willing to be stripped of his heavyweight world titles if it helps set up a fight against Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury. The Brit regained his WBA, IBF and WBO belts after outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last month. By strapping the gold-plated leather back around his waist and shoulders, AJ once again became the man in demand in the blue-ribbon division. He has mandatory challengers due from the IBF and WBO, with Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk respectively waiting for their shot at Joshua. Both governing bodies have ordered Joshua to take on their mandatory fighter by the summer, threatening that the Englishman will [Read]

SOLEIMANI: US Federal Depository Library website hacked by suspected Iranian hackers

Hackers suspected to be Iranians have hacked into American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) website late Saturday, seizing the site. Visitors to the website were greeted with a ominous black hacked web page from ‘the Islamic Republic of Iran’. It also contained a picture of Donald Trump punched by an unknown man with blood coming from his mouth. Below it are the words, “Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers’ and ‘this is only a small part of Iran’s cyber ability.” On the site the hackers added ‘we are always ready’ and ‘to be continued’. There is also the hash tag of ‘#hardrevenge’. SEE ALSO: Iran Vs US: Missiles fired towards [Read]

Iran vs US: Missiles fired towards US embassy in Iraq

Two mortar rounds hit the Iraqi capital’s Green Zone Saturday and two rockets slammed into a base housing US troops, security sources said, a day after a deadly American strike. The precision drone strike outside the Baghdad airport on Friday killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, top Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a clutch of other Iranian and Iraqi figures. In Baghdad, mortar rounds on Saturday evening hit the Green Zone, the high-security enclave where the US embassy is based, security sources said. SEE ALSO: We Killed Soleimani To Avert War, Not Start One – Trump The Iraqi military said that one projectile hit inside the zone, while another landed [Read]