Macron straight-up turned Trump’s skin white with intense G7 handshake

French President Emmanuel Macron going in for the kill. BY NICOLE GALLUCCI7 HOURS AGO The 2018 G7 summit is a nice opportunity for world leaders to gather and chat about important issues facing the planet. But more importantly, it’s another chance for French President Emmanuel Macron to prove he can own Donald Trump in their relentless handshake battle.On Friday night, the two men met to discuss tariffs and such, but they made sure to exchange a number of competitive handshakes before they parted ways.Photos of the big moment show that Macron, who…

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Merkel Stares Down Donald Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared a picture on her official Instagram account that shows her staring down President Donald Trump during the G-7 Summit in Canada this weekend. True to form, online commenters have since turned the photo into a humorous caption contest. Merkel—or an aide that runs her account—shared the picture on Saturday, as Trump was preparing to depart early from the meeting in Montréal, Quebec ahead of a high-stakes Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The photo depicts Trump sitting behind a table with his arms…

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Roma fans select Nigeria’s shirt as best home Nike kit of the World Cup

Roma fans have overwhelmingly voted Nigeria’s kit as the best Nike home shirt on display at this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The striking design – an incredible commercial success for the country and manufacturer, with a reported three million pre-orders placed – ran away with the fan poll, securing over a third of the vote. Nike’s designs for France and Brazil came second and third respectively. In total the company, who also supply Roma’s kits, have 10 home jerseys on display in Russia this summer. 1 Nigeria 2.3K Votes 2…

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Apply caution in taking protective measures China tells EU

By Olamilekan Fawas China’s Ministry of Commerce said it hopes the European Union will carefully assess its overall interests and be cautious in taking restrictive measures. The EU on Thursday said it had decided to launch an anti-dumping probe into hot-rolled steel imports from China. The EU has, however, launched repeated anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probes into iron and steel products from China. According to Wang Hejun, head of the ministry’s trade remedy and investigation bureau, the investigations are overprotecting its steel industry and not beneficial to the long-term development and…

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GDP: Economist blames NASS for slowdown posted in Q1

An economist, Prof. Sheriffdeen Tella, on Wednesday blamed the National Assembly for the negative quarter-on-quarter growth posted by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2018. Tella, a Professor of Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun, said that NASS members were causal factor for the stunted growth in the GDP. He said delayed budget consideration and approval contributed to the drop in the GDP during the period under review. “It is also hoped that NASS members will realise, through the figures, that they were the causal factor of…

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Tribunal orders FCMB to pay N988.5m decade old debt

The Investments and Securities Tribunal, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB) to pay the sum of N988.5million to a stock broking firm after a decade long dispute. Valueline Securities and Investments Ltd, who brought the bank before the tribunal, said the debt was from shares purchase fund allegedly misappropriated in 2008 by the defunct FinBank Plc with which FCMB merged in 2012. The claimant joined SEC and CBN as respondents in the suit. The matter had been handled by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Central…

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Google launches Impact Challenge in Nigeria, commits $2m

Google on Wednesday launched the Google Impact Challenge (GIC) Nigeria 2018 aimed at empowering the citizens to drive community impact. The Google Country Marketing Manager, Affiong Osuchukwu, said at the unveiling in Lagos that Google would commit two million dollars into the project in form of grants to non-profits using technology to reach their goals. TBI Africa reports that a non-profit is dedicated to furthering a social cause or advocating a viewpoint. “This is the first time we are running a GIC in Africa. Many African non-profits are doing great…

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Cycling Lagos: DStv to transmit event to 11.9m subscribers

The Media Officer of the Cycling Lagos, Bamidele Adeleye, on Wednesday said the partnership with Pay TV, MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv would relay the competition to its over 11.9 million subscribers. Adeleye said in Lagos that the television right agreement with the South Africa-based Pay TV was to ensure that the competition enjoyed wide coverage. “The television right partnerships for hosting of the maiden international cycling event, tagged CyclingLagos on Aug. 25, 2018, will have a transmission to about 11.9 million subscribers. “Multichoice will provide the Sub-Saharan Africa…

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