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Nigeria welcomes Kim, Trump historic meeting

The Federal Government has applauded the outcome of the Tuesday’s summit between the U. S. President, Donald Trump, and Chairman Kim Jong Un of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday in a statement by its Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, commended the two leaders for the determination t embrace peace.
It described the “Kim and Trump Summit,” held in Singapore as a historic achievement.
The ministry stated that the meeting which resulted to the signing of a statement by the two leaders emphasised the establishment of new relationship between them.
According to the statement, the meeting also enhanced the building of an enduring peace and stability, the denuclearisation efforts in the Korean Peninsula, as well as recovery and repatriation of Prisoners of War/Missing in Action.
”The success of the historic Summit is a demonstration of commitment by the relevant parties towards de-escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula.
”It is a consolidation of the earlier achievement made during the Inter-Korean Summit of April 27 resulting in the Panmunjom Declaration between the leaders of the Koreas.
”Nigeria commends the bold step taken by the DPRK to dismantle the nuclear launch site as an indication of the determination to this peace process,” it stated
It remarked that Nigeria was optimistic that the two nations would uphold the commitments made during this landmark summit.
Nigeria, he said, appreciated the efforts by all parties involved in the process of the successful summit, especially the DPRK, U. S., People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Japan and Singapore.
He recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had reiterated the need for a démarche between the parties involved towards the peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
”The outcome of this summit has further strengthened Nigeria’s position over the years on the need for continuous dialogue towards the attainment of pacific resolution of conflicts and crises.
”Assuredly, Nigeria will continue to advocate and promote peaceful resolution of conflict and crises around world,” the ministry said.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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