Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made history as they both become the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet and shake hands on June 12 2018. This is a move towards an end to a tense decades-old nuclear stand-off.
The two men strode toward each other and shared the momentous handshake beneath the white-washed walls of an upscale hotel in neutral Singapore, before sitting down for a half-day of meetings with major ramifications for the world.
The extraordinary summit which held in Singapore was unthinkable only months ago. However, secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on the eve of the summit that the United States is willing to offer the regime “unique” security guarantees.
“We will take actions to provide them sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearization is not something that ends badly for them,” Pompeo said.
“Just the opposite. That it leads to a brighter and better future for the North Korean people.”
Kim and Trump will first meet one-on-one in a closed session, before a larger meeting with key advisers, US officials said.
But the summit itself is unlikely to be the end game, more likely it is the start of a longer process of negotiation.
Pompeo said he was “very optimistic we will have a successful outcome with the two leaders.”
“There are only two people that can make decisions of this magnitude. Those two people will sit in a room tomorrow.”
However, Washington’s top diplomat also warned the United States would not be “duped” and that nothing less than complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization was acceptable.
A thanksgiving has been held by some Christian leaders on Monday at the presidential villa for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. This is in connection to a near mishap involving the VP.
Last week, a chopper conveying Osibanjo to Aso Rock the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, where he attended the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants, was forced to land few seconds after take-off.
Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, commented about the incident on Twitter.
“VP Osinbajo attended the graduation ceremony of Nigeria Customs Senior Course in Gwagwalada today (Thursday),” he wrote.
“On his way back, it was decided, for technical reasons, not to fly the chopper that had brought him to the venue. He drove back to...
It is joy and happiness at the home of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha after he welcomed his newborn grandchild from US.
Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his wife couldn't hide their happiness after receiving their latest grandson, Little Master Chizurum Anthony Anwuka at Government house in Owerri.
The governor and wife Ugo Nneoma were overwhelmingly excited at the sight of the newborn and his parents. The governor who carried the baby led praises as he thanked God for the gift.
The new baby who was born in the United States is the fifth grandchild of the Imo State governor and the second child of the Anwukahs.
Nigerians workers will have reason to rest as the Federal Government has announced a 2-day public holiday.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, 15 and Monday, 18 as public holidays to mark the 2018 Id-el Fitr.
Minister of Interior, Lieutenant Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.
Dambazau in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary Dr M. B. Umar said government desired that all Nigerians be inspired by the virtues gained during the Holy Month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.
The minister encouraged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of...