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Trump sacks US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson after meeting with Buhari


United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday sacked U.S. Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson.

The President made this announcement in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @realdonaldtrump


He also immediately announced Director of CIA, Mike Pompeo as the successor.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!

“Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!” Trump tweeted.

The US president also announced the appointment of Gina Haspel as the head the Central Intelligence Agency — the first woman tapped for the post.


Tillerson in his maiden tour of Africa visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya since last Wednesday.

He was also received on a visit to Nigeria on Monday.


Tillerson was received at the presidential villa in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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