AMERICANS VOTE BARACK OBAMA THE BEST PRESIDENT OF THEIR LIFETIME

** A lot of people consider Barack Obama to be the greatest President the U.S. has ever had and a new poll just gave that confirmation.

The new poll saw Americans vote Barack Obama as the best president of their lifetime.

44% of Americans said Obama was either the best or the second-best president in their lifetime, with 33% saying the same for Bill Clinton. 32% said Ronald Regan was the best or second-best president in their lifetime.

The current president, Donald Trump did not fare quite so well, with only 19% voting for him.

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“. U.S. lawmakers called out President Donald Trump yesterday over his uncritical comments towards Russia during a landmark summit with Vladimir Putin, calling it “shameful”, “dangerous” and “verging on treason.” Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham described Trump’s Helsinki summit and joint press conference with Putin as a “missed opportunity” to hold Russia accountable for meddling in the 2016 election

*. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte at his office in The Hague, during his visit to the Netherlands.
A video shared on the Twitter handle of Bashir Ahmad, the President’s Personal Assistant, showed the Dutch PM waiting for the arrival of President Buhari.
President Buhari is in The Hague to deliver a Keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the ICC Rome Statute.

NEWS FLASH

1. FOREIGN SCENE:
Barack Obama visited his father’s ancestral village in Kenya’s south-western Siaya county on Monday and danced to some traditional music with his grandmother in his first visit to the country since leaving office. Obama is in Kenya to launch a youth centre set up by his half sister Auma Obama. Kenyan television showed the former U.S. president pulling his grandmother, Sarah Obama, clad in traditional garb, onto the dance floor and getting down to some music. Mr Obama will head to South Africa on Tuesday to give a key speech for Nelson Mandela’s centenary

2. FOREIGN ISSUES:
Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Monday that his country has filed a complaint against the U.S. Government at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its new anti-Iran sanctions. Iran’s complaint is aimed “to hold U.S. accountable for its unlawful re-imposition of unilateral sanctions,’’ Mohammad Javad Zarif said on this Twitter account. “Iran is committed to the rule of law in the face of U.S. contempt for diplomacy and legal obligations. It’s imperative to counter its habit of violating international law,’’ he wrote

3. PRESIDENCY:
President Buhari has ordered the immediate repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia. A statement released by Garba Shehu, says the President ordered the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but got stranded after the competition. According to Shehu, the President’s directive is in line with the policy of the current administration to ensure the welfare of all Nigerians in every part of the world.

4. JUDICIARY:
A former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, may regain his freedom as a Federal High Court Judge, Ijeoma Ojukwu, on Monday formally endorsed the bail application granted him on July 2. However, the federal government may disobey the bail order by the court as it has done on previous occasions when Mr Dasuki had been granted bail. Mr Dasuki has been detained by the State Security Service (SSS) since December 29, 2015, when he was rearrested by security operatives.

5. STATE GOVERNMENT:
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has given an indication that he is leaving Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on Monday at the inauguration of his new Special Adviser on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Jerome Torshimbe, Mr Ortom said he has been given a “red card” by the APC. Mr Ortom’s statements were confirmed by his special adviser on media, Tahav Agerzua. “As for party, I have been given red card and I’m outside the pitch. So, if I have been given red card and I’m standing outside, I’m a free man,”

6. #ELECTION 2019:
Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, says PDP cannot zone his constitutional rights, stating that he has the right to aspire, win or lose the party’s presidential ticket. Duke, who was governor from 1999 to 2007 says he had always wanted to be president since 2005, with the plan to solve Nigeria’s productivity problem. He said about two thirds of the total population of the country — about 132 million people — are unproductive. Duke said the lack of productivity is responsible for the insurgency, insecurity and unemployment in Nigeria.

7. POLITICS:
Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to bury his head in shame over the outcome of the governorship election in Ekiti. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Kolapo Olusola, Fayose’s preferred candidate in the election. Olusola ran on the platform of PDP.
Reacting to the election in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon, the governor alleged that the federal government used security agencies to rig the poll. He expressed optimism that his party would retrieve its “stolen mandate”.

8. NIGERIAN POLICE:
Follwoing the recent twin ambushes and killings of Nigeria police officers in Abuja and Edo states, IGP Ibrahim Idris has set-up a team of Specialized Crack Investigation Detectives, Police Scene of Crime Experts and Technical Intelligence Unit of the Force to investigate the ambush attack and killing of seven policemen while on duty on 2nd July, 2018 by Armed robbers/Bandits at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. The IGP also ordered Commissioners of Police and their Supervising Assistant Inspectors General of Police to beef-up security in their Area of Responsibilities (AOR).

9. #RUSSIA 2018:
Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, who was one of the best Nigerian stars at the just concluded 2018 World Cup in Russia has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament Award by FIFA. According to the football governing body, a  total of 169 goals were scored at the 2018 World Cup but only18 from that pool were shortlisted for the top award. Musa’s second goal against Iceland in the group stage made it alongside
17 others including Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain and Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria.

10. #RUSSIA 2018:
Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, who was one of the best Nigerian stars at the just concluded 2018 World Cup in Russia has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament Award by FIFA. According to the football governing body, a  total of 169 goals were scored at the 2018 World Cup but only18 from that pool were shortlisted for the top award. Musa’s second goal against Iceland in the group stage made it alongside
17 others including Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain and Lionel Messi’s goal against Nigeria.

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