Donald Trump Intends To Live At The White House Full-Time

Following speculation that he might only be living at the White House part-time after his inauguration, president-elect Donald Trump confirmed in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that this would not be the case.

In the interview, the president-elect explained that he would move to Washington, D.C. in January full-time, and that his wife Melania Trump and son Barron Trump would join him once the 10-year-old finishes the school year.

“I’m going to live in the White House with my family,” he said. “Barron’s going to finish up school because he’s got just a couple of months to go so it’s a little hard to take him out of school.”

He also stated that his wife would travel back and forth between D.C. and New York City as needed, despite previous reports that he would be frequently commuting between the two cities until his family would be able to join him at the White House. (As People points out, the fact that Melania and Barron will remain at Trump Tower likely means that the Secret Service will continue their 24/7 surveillance of the building.) When asked if he was worried about getting lonely or missing them, he responded that he would likely be too busy to get to focus on it.

“I’ll be working,” he said. “It’s a very special place and it represents so much and there’s a lot to do — more than I even thought.”

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How Burkina Faso’s Different Religions Live In Peace

The Pope has invited Burkina Faso’s president to the Vatican later this month to see what can be learnt from the West African nation’s example of religious tolerance. BBC Africa’s Lamine Konkobo is from Burkina Faso and assesses if this can continue in a region under assault from Islamist militant groups.

Religious tolerance has long been wired into the social fabric of my country, with many people drawing their faith from more than a single creed.

The Islam practised by many Burkinabe Muslims – who account for about 60% of the population – would be considered blasphemous by Salafists, as they include many animist practices.

My own father was not born a Muslim. He converted to Islam in the 1970s as a result of his business dealings with El Haj Omar Kanazoe, a rich trader from the Yarse sub-ethnic group known for their affiliation to Islam.

While my father chose to become a Muslim, setting his children up to follow in his footsteps, the rest of his family remained animist and my father could not disown them for that.

In the neighbourhood where he chose to set up his household, he was under the tutorship of his maternal uncle, a patriarch named Yandga who was the custodian of the village’s fetishes.

Anywhere my father looked, even if his new co-religionists urged him to hate, he could not have done so without losing his soul.

Like many others across the country, he had to adapt to the dynamics of society around him by accepting that Islam was not the only way.

As children, we grew up with people with differing religious beliefs – playing together, being told off by each other’s parents, celebrating each other’s festivals, mourning each other’s deaths, with humanity as the overriding connector common to all.

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North Korean Official Banished To Live On Farm

North Korea has exiled its vice foreign minister and his family to a rural farming region outside of Pyongyang following the recent defection of the country’s deputy ambassador to the UK.

According to the South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo on Tuesday, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un ordered Kung Sok-Ung removal from his post after Pyongyang’s UK ambassador defected, along with his family, to the South around two months ago.

“Since Thae Yong-Ho’s defection in late July, there has been an overall inspection throughout the foreign ministry,” the paper quoted a source familiar with North Korean affairs as saying.

“Kung Sok-Ung was held accountable for the embassies in Europe and purged as a result,” the source added.

The report also said that four other diplomats in charge of European affairs were also expelled from the capital.

Last week the paper published a report which said several North Korean embassy officials stationed in China had defected.

According to official figures provided by South Korea, nearly 30,000 people from North Korea have so far managed to defect to the South since the conclusion of the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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Man Arraigned For Stealing & Eating Two Live Turkeys

Chukwu Darlington, 23-year-old man, who allegedly stole two live turkeys in Lagos and ate them, has been released on bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

He was arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a three-count of conspiracy and stealing.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

“The accused allegedly stole the two live turkeys, property of the complainant, Solomon Agwuocha, who lives in the same neighborhood with him,” the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, told the court.

He put the value of the turkeys at N35,000.

According to Okoliko, the offences were committed at Ojoajeje Close, Sari-Iganmu on June 8.

“Darlington and his group killed the two live turkeys and ate them without the consent of the owner. The accused ran away after committing the crime,” he added.

The offences contravened sections 285 (1), 289 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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Lagos Ranked World’s Third Worst City To Live In

Lagos maintained its position at the lowest rungs of the Global Liveability index by ranking the third worst city to live in the world, according to the 2016 ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit released Thursday.

Lagos placed 138th out of the 140 cities ranked in the latest liveability survey, just above war-ravaged Tripoli and Damascus.

“Of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of liveability, where ratings fall below 50 per cent and most aspects of living are severely restricted,” the report stated.

“Continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos.”

Escalations in hostilities in Libya prompted a sharp decline in liveability in Tripoli, according to the report, while Damascus, although seeing a stabilisation in its decline remained rooted to the bottom.

The top five best countries to live in, according to the report, remained unchanged from last year. They are Melbourne, Australia; Vienna, Austria; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Calgary, Canada.

The liveability survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions across five broad categories – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

Of the five categories, Lagos scored highest in culture and environment, followed by infrastructure. It scored lowest in stability.

Three other African cities joined Lagos at the bottom rung of the liveable cities, with Douala, Cameroun; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Algiers, Algeria; ranking 132nd, 133rd, and 134th respectively.

While no African city made it to the top 10 most liveable cities, five were in the 10 least liveable cities.

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Watch Adele Premiere New Song, “When We Were Young,” Live In Studio

Adele is once again pining for her past, and the hurt sounds so good. After sharing a melancholic moment with her younger self on “Hello,” the singer took to live performance for the premiere of her second single, “When We Were Young.” London’s Church Studios was kind enough to host, packing backup singers, multiple percussionists, a grand piano, and Adele into their space.

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Reps To “Live By Example”, Set To Slash Salary

In support of the move to reduce the high cost of governance and to boost the war against corruption, the House of Representatives has declared its readiness to take salary cut and back President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft measures.

Making these disclosures, yesterday, in Lagos, Chairman, Ad-hoc Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Mohammed Sani Zorro, said all members of the House of Representatives irrespective of party affiliations are on the same page with the President on the change agenda and ready to give him the necessary legislative backing to actualize the agenda.

Zorro, who represents Gumel/Gagarawa/Mai Gatari/Sule Tankarkar Federal Constituency of Jigawa State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the need to streamline the funding of the House’s activities in line with best practices across the world and Nigeria’s economic fortunes was the reason the Reps set up the Dr Clement Nwankwo Committee.

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