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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tillerson sacked after visit to Africa, Pompeo takes over

Barely 48 hours after reportedly rushing back home from his official visit to Africa including Nigeria and Kenya, the United States Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson has been sacked by President Donald Trump with immediate effect, reports ITRealms.
Mr. Tillerson is invariably the first official appointee of Mr. Trump to be replaced with immediate effect and only one to be sack formally amidst avalanche of resignation of government officials since Trump became the President.
Mr. Tillerson has since been replaced with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Investigation Agency (CIA).
As at the time of going to the press by ITRealms, there was no precise reason given for Mr. Tillerson’s prompt removal, but fears abound that it may not be distanced from Russia alleged hacking of the United States elections in 2016, and disagreement over the Iran’s nuclear deal with the United States.
ITRealms reports that while thanking Tillerson for his service via his Twitter handle, Trump expressed confidence in the new state secretary, declaring he (Pompeo) would do “a fantastic job.”
ITRealms recalls that Tillerson was a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, and was appointed barely over a year ago.
Meanwhile, Mr. Pompeo has been replaced at the CIA by a nominee, Gina Haspel, who becomes the first female director of the agency.

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