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Ex-minister Okonjo-Iweala Applauds Antonio Guterres At TICAD7 In Japan

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Ex Minister Okonjo Iweala Applauds Antonio Guterres At Ticad7 In Japan

Ex-minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has in a series of tweets applauded the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, on his presentation at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held in Japan this week

The conference,being the largest in Japan has in attendance presidents and business leaders from Africa and will run from Wednesday August 28 – Saturday August 30.

The minister in a tweet on Wednesday, thanked Mr Guterres for the ‘simplicity’ and ‘clarity’ of his vision and recognition of accomplishments in Africa despite challenges.

The statement reads: “Thumbs up �� UNSG antonioguterres for the simplicity and clarity of your vision and your positive recognition of Africa’s accomplishments in the midst of challenges ticad7 at Yokohama”.

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Ex Minister Okonjo Iweala Applauds Antonio Guterres At Ticad7 In Japan

In a related development, the ex-minister appreciated Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo.

“Was wonderful to hear Prime Minister AbeShinzo situate gavi’s immunization work in the context of Universal Health Coverage @ticad7 in Yokohama. Thank you for the support to Africa’s children,” she said.

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Ex Minister Okonjo Iweala Applauds Antonio Guterres At Ticad7 In Japan

President Muhammadu Buhari with four state governors is also in attendance

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  1. Saxon Matney

    November 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Wow, how can someone not let me move across a lane now with that smiling at them! 🧡

  2. Saxon Matney

    November 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Ha, Yeah, its a fact.. more smiles out there signaling 👍

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Trump Cancels Automatic Citizenship For People Born Abroad

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Trump Cancels Automatic Citizenship For People Born Abroad

President of the United States (US), Donald Trump has yesterday cancelled automatic citizenship status for children of U.S citizens who were given birth to abroad.

To this effect, US citizen parents who are residing outside the country would have to apply for citizenship of the United States for their children after birth.

The new policy, was announced in a statement on US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

According to a statement by the USCIS, the new immigration policy will take effect from October 29, 2019.

The USCIS said such parents have the option of completing the naturalization process for their children abroad before they turn 8 years.

According to them, any child whose naturalization processes was not initiated before age 8, may not be considered.

The USCIS also disclosed the policy does not exempt children of US military and US government employees stationed outside the country.

The statement reads…
“Effective October 29, 2019, children residing abroad with their U.S. citizen parents who are U.S. government employees or members of the U.S. armed forces stationed abroad are not considered to be residing in the United States for acquisition of citizenship.

“Similarly, leave taken in the United States while stationed abroad is not considered residing in the United States even if the person is staying in property he or she owns.

“Therefore, U.S. citizen parents who are residing outside the United States with children who are not U.S. citizens should apply for U.S. citizenship on behalf of their children under INA 322 8, and must complete the process before the child’s 18th birthday.

“The child of a member of the U.S. armed forces accompanying his or her parent abroad on official orders may be eligible to complete all aspects of the naturalization proceedings abroad. This includes interviews, filings, oaths, ceremonies, or other proceedings relating to naturalization.

“Applications filed on or after October 29, 2019 are subject to this policy. The policy in place before October 29, 2019 applies to applications filed before that date. Children who have already been recognized through the issuance of a Certificate of Citizenship as having acquired U.S. citizenship under INA 320 are not affected by this policy change”.

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World most rated footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo said he wants to have dinner with Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi. He disclosed in video captured with Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi sat next to each other at the #UCLDraw, and the Juventus great revealed he wants to spend private time with the Argentine.

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FG Buys Calibration Aircraft Worth ₦3.1 Billion

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Fg Buys Calibration Aircraft Worth ₦3.1 Billion

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday took delivery of a $8.5m (N3.1 Billion) calibration aircraft that will serve in the calibration of navigational aids across Nigerian airports.

According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who tweeted the development via his official Twitter handle, the aircraft would help make Nigeria’s airspace safer.

He said :
“Just received new calibration aircraft for the country. (The) make is King Air 350i. Cost is $8.5m.

“The agony of contracting it to South Africa at about $500,000 (₦181.5 million) every six months is over. Our airspace is safer. Thanks Mr. President, we started and finished during your regime.”

The minister also added that :
“The purpose of this aircraft is to calibrate our equipment and aids in the country for the purpose of flight operations. We used to have one in Nigeria but for the last two decades, we never had one.”

Sirika said what informed the government to procure the aircraft was that when it was reconstructing the Abuja airport runway, there was the need recalibrate all the landing aids at the time, which was actually the requirement.

“This is to ensure they are working in perfect order,”

He, however, noted that at that time Nigeria did not have the capability as a country.

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