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** US President Donald Trump has come to the defense of First Lady Melania Trump who is being criticized for the jacket she wore to visit immigrants at the Texas border. 

The words on the back of Melania’s jacket read: “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U.”

People felt it was insensitive of her, considering the occasion she was going for. But her husband, Trump, has taken to Twitter to explain the message on her jacket.

Trump said the message refers to the Fake News Media. He said Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!

TRENDING

*. Three goals in the second half – the first a bad mistake from 36-year-old Ivan Caballero, dispatched by Ante Rebic, and then a stunner from Luka Modric 10 minutes from full time before a walk-in by Ivan Rakitic – saw Lionel Messi and Argentina condemned to a bruising defeat – their biggest group stage defeat for 60 years. Meanwhile, Croatia are through to the second round.
Argentina boast just one point from two games. Possible elimination from the group stage of Russia 2018 is now a possibility.

*. Authorities in Seychelles have opened a criminal investigation into the multi-million dollar assets which Senate President Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin, are believed to hold through offshore shell companies in tax havens, Bukola and Toyin Saraki are being targeted by financial intelligence operatives for their “suspicious” use of offshore shell companies as uncovered in the Panama Papers investigation published in 2016
according to new records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

NEWS FLASH

1. FOREIGN SCENE:
Melania Trump made quite a statement yesterday when she rocked a jacket with the words, ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written across the back while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children being held at the border in Texas. The 48-year-old first lady was pictured arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland wearing the $39 khaki design from Zara, before boarding her plane to Texas. She removed the offending jacket, which bore the controversial phrase in white graffiti-style writing across the entire back section, before disembarking the plane upon her arrival. 

2. FOREIGN SCENE:
Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli prime minister, has been charged with fraud and breach of trust over the alleged misuse of state funds at the couple’s official residence. A Jerusalem magistrate’s court indicted her on Thursday alongside a government employee. She was accused of fraudulently obtaining more than 100,000 dollars for hundreds of meals supplied by restaurants, bypassing regulations prohibiting the practice if a cook is employed at the home. She was charged with fraud, breach of trust and aggravated fraudulent receipt of goods. If convicted, she could face up to five years behind bars.

3. RELIGION:
Pope Francis has noted that European countries are exploiting Nigeria and other African nations, calling on Europe to invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including sharing mineral resources more equitably.
Speaking in a wide-ranging interview, the Holy Father said, “We must invest in Africa, but invest in an orderly way and create employment, not go there to exploit it.” he said, “When a country grants independence to an African country it is from the ground up – but the subsoil is not independent. And then people (outside Africa) complain about hungry Africans coming here. There are injustices there!”

4. POLITICS:
Minister of interior, says President Buhari should be re-elected because Nigeria cannot get anybody better than him. He said this on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) world congress with theme: “Why good journalism matters: Quality media for strong society”. Dambazzu, in company of Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance; Lai Mohammed, minister of information and Okey Enelamah, minister of trade and investment, were asked by John Momoh, the moderator, to tell the audience in one sentence why the president should be re-elected.

5. POLITICS:
APC National Convention Committee has urged governors under the party to meet with aspirants from their states to explore the possibility of a consensus. Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, who is the chairman of the committee, stated this at the end of a meeting with the governors Wednesday night. “What we asked is that the governors should meet with the aspirants to see if we can reduce the number of people contesting the elections by consensus. “This is agreed in our party, but no list has been developed yet.

6. MILITARY:
A Nigerian Army captain on deployment in the North-east has committed suicide,
The officer reportedly flipped his rifle towards own stomach and opened fired. The incident occurred at the 7 Division Medical Centre in Maiduguri on June 18, military sources said. He was referred to the facility for medical examination and treatments. He was drafted to the North-east as part of the war against Boko Haram from the Nigerian Army 22 Armoured Brigade in Ilorin. The brigade has notified appropriate authorities of the development, including the Defence Headquarters.

7. COMMUNICATION:
The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) is looking to release a new price for data, says Umar Danbatta, executive vice-chairman of the government parastatal. Danbatta made the disclosure on Thursday during his induction as a Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Engineering (NAE). He was inducted along with 11 others at the investiture of Fola Lasisi, a professor, as the 10th president of the academy. Danbatta said the commission had completed a new framework that would give telecommunication companies the opportunity to participate in spectrum sharing.

8. HEALTH:
May & Baker Nigeria Plc has signed an agreement with the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) for commercial production of anti sickle cell drug, NAPRISAN. The agreement was signed in Abuja by Nnamdi Okafor, managing director of the company, and Olabayo Kunle, acting director-general of NIPRD.
Isaac Adewole, minister of health, also witnessed it.
The federal executive council recently ratified the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between NIPRD and May & Baker Nigeria, leading to the eventual signing of the commercialization agreement.

9. CONTROVERSY:
Young Nigerians who were not nominated by ministers and other top public officials were on Thursday denied the chance to take part in a scholarship interview. This led to chaos at the head office of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in Abuja as scores of youth besieged the place over the controversial scholarship scheme the construction company is offering Nigerian students. rather than make the scholarship available for all eligible Nigerian youth, the available slots were simply shared among selected government ministers and other top public officials.

10. #RUSSIA 2018:
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia entered full swing on Thursday as fans’ attendance at stadia, recorded one million with Denmark vs Australia game in Samara. The official spectators’ attendance of 40, 727 at Samara has set yet another remarkable milestone at this celebration of football. “Today’s game brings to 1 million the number of fans who have already attended World Cup matches.
“To date, more than 2.6 million tickets have been allocated to football fans all around the world, with ticket sales ongoing until 15 July.

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