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#BrusselsAttack: Donald Trump fires hard at President Obama, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton

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Republican Presidential front-runner, Donald Trump in a series of tweets has come out to bash President Obama for remaining in Cuba, while there may be a security threat to the US.

He went on to call Democratic Presidential candidate, and former First Lady, Hillary Clinton “incompetent”, saying she wants borders to be “weak and open.”

The business mogul also called his opponent Ted Cruz a liar and threatened to reveal something concerning his wife.

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Former President of El Salvador, Elias Antonio Saca sentenced to two years in prison

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Elias Antonio Saca, the former President of El Salvador has been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted for bribery. 

The former President of the Central American country was serving a 10-year prison sentence for corruption before being handed two more years after being found guilty of offering $10,000 to a court employee to obtain information about a case against him. 

Reuters reported that the businessman who governed El Salvador from 2004 to 2009, pleaded guilty in both cases as he sought to reduce his prison term. Following his conviction, a judge will decide whether Saca will serve an extra two years or if the additional time will be considered as part of his existing ten-year sentence.

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Nigerians More Likely To Vote Trump —Report

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The United States might seem divided over President Donald Trump’s
policies, but overseas, the American president is loved.

According to the data from the Pew Research Centre, Nigerians’
confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs was
at 59 percent in 2018, higher than some points during the Obama
administration.

Also, Nigerians are in top five of those actively following Trump on
Twitter, a social media platform constantly used by the president,
Monti Datta, associate professor of political science from the
University of Richmond, claimed.

“Some of Trump’s foreign policies in Nigeria might explain his
relative popularity. In February 2017, President Trump approved the
sale of jet fighters to the Nigerian government, reversing a policy
from the Obama administration.

“This aided the Nigerian government in its campaign against Boko
Haram,” Datta said.

The professor also listed South Korea and Israel as countries where
Trump’s policies seem to be enjoying the most public support.

“And data from Gallup’s Korean headquarters illustrate that
favorability toward Trump among South Koreans has more than doubled,
from a paltry 9 percent in 2017 to a high of 32 percent in 2018,” he
said about South Korea.

“As in the case of Nigeria and South Korea, Trump’s popularity in
Israel seems to be a reversal of his predecessor.

“Frosty personal relations plagued Obama and Netanyahu, beginning with
Obama’s first major foreign policy address to the Arab world in Cairo
in 2009. This culminated in Netanyahu’s visit to Congress in 2015 when
he urged Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement.”

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UK government begins investigation into the death of a Nigerian, Oscar Okwurime at a detention centre next to Heathrow airport

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The British government has launched an investigation into the death of a Nigerian Oscar Okwurime at a detention centre next to Heathrow airport.  

Okwurime died at Harmondsworth on Thursday, September 12 and the cause of death is not yet known. The Guardian quoted the Home Office as saying that the police, the coroner and the prisons and probation ombudsman were investigating.  

Harmondsworth, together with its neighbour Colnbrook, is the biggest detention centre in Europe.  Friends on Okwurime’s wing said he had received a ticket for a charter flight to Nigeria due to take off next Tuesday. “He was terrified when he received the ticket and was so stressed about it,” said one detainee.

Others said tensions were running high at the centre and there was enormous distress about Okwurime’s death and apprehension about the impending charter flight. Detainees said they were particularly fearful about the possibility of being restrained on the flight. The Guardian has revealed that hundreds of people have been forcibly removed from the UK in restraints in 2018-19.    

Detainees staged a protest about the death at 10am on Friday and passed photos of the demonstration to the Guardian. On a bedsheet used as a banner, detainees wrote “RIP Oscar Okwurime”.  “Oscar was a really nice guy,” said one detainee. Another, who also has a ticket for Tuesday’s charter flight, said: “Everyone is scared about being restrained by the guards.”  

A third detainee, 24, who also has a ticket for Tuesday’s flight, said the Home Office had attempted to remove him on a flight last Friday. “Since that happened to me I’ve been having nightmares and panic attacks, particularly when I hear keys jangling,” he said.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “any death in detention is a tragic event and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of Mr Okwurime. The welfare of all those in our care is of the utmost importance. All deaths in immigration detention are subject to investigation by the police, the coroner and the independent prisons and probation ombudsman.”

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