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[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump cuts aid to central America over migrants

The Trump administration has announced plans to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US deficit hits $1 trillion, debt $22 trillion

President Donald Trump’s promises that surging economic growth in the United States would pay for massive tax cuts are falling flat.
Huawei

US budget chief requests two-year delay on parts of Huawei ban

The White House’s acting budget chief is pressing for parts of the US’s Huawei ban to be delayed an additional two years, The Wall Street Journal reports.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has vowed that planned changes to club competitions, including the Champions League, will not harm European football.

UEFA chief blasts President Macron ‘interference’ into Champions League reforms

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hit out at Emmanuel Macron after the French president’s criticism of proposed changes to the Champions League.
FIFA HQ

Ethiopia to host 70th FIFA Congress

The decision about the venue was part of the highlights of the 69th FIFA Congress in Paris, which witnessed the re-election, by popular acclamation, of Gianni Infantino as the President of FIFA until 2023.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump adamant on Mexican tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump is adamant about imposing new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States.U.S. President Donald Trump is adamant about imposing new tariffs on imports from Mexico to pressure it to clamp down on rising numbers of migrants entering the United States.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour: Don’t lose faith, imbibe spirit of Ramadan

Organised Labour made up of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has asked Nigerians not to lose faith in the Nigerian nation in spite of the mirage of challenges in the polity, but do everything possible to safe guide the country.
The management committee of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has elected Almustapha Asuku and 23 others to lead the affairs of the NYCN for the next two years.

NYCN gets new executives at extra-ordinary congress

The management committee of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has elected Almustapha Asuku and 23 others to lead the affairs of the NYCN for the next two years.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump doubles down on Mexico tariff threat, markets rattled

President Donald Trump escalated his abrupt tariff threats against Mexico on Friday, triggering alarm about the likely economic fallout, spooking global markets and raising the prospect of US trade wars on multiple fronts.
Ahmad Lawan

Senate presidency: Senator Abdullahi assures of Ahmed Lawan’s victory

Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, Chairman, Ahmad Lawan Campaign Organisation, has assured that Senator Ahmad Lawan will emerge the President of the Senate in the 9th National Assembly.
Ahmed Yusuf Fresh

Niger FA chief vows to improve youths football

Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation Technical and Development Committee, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has been re-elected as the Chairman of Niger State FA.
President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford - The Washington Post - Getty Images

Court stops Donald Trump’s border wall

A US federal judge has temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s signature wall project, by issuing a temporary injunction against using Defence Department funds to pay for the border wall with Mexico.
President Donald Trump pulled the trigger Friday on a steep increase in tariffs on Chinese products and Beijing immediately vowed to hit back, turning up the heat before a second day of trade negotiations.

Senator: Donald Trump to bypass Congress to sell arms to Saudi, UAE

President Donald Trump’s administration is bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, citing a threat from Iran, despite lawmakers’ concerns about their possible use against civilians in Yemen, a senator said on Friday.
Nancy Pelosi

Doctored video of ‘slurring’ Nancy Pelosi goes viral

A manipulated video purporting to show a slurring Nancy Pelosi was gaining traction on social media with millions of shares Friday, as the Democratic congressional leader traded insults with President Donald Trump over mental health.
FIFA HQ

World Cup: FIFA drops plan to expand Qatar 2022 to 48 teams

FIFA shelved a proposed expansion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the world football body’s president Gianni Infantino.

National Youth Council disbands ‘all’ executives

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has disbanded the National Executive Committee of the Council.
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. – Trump is returning to Washington following a weekend visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm - AFP)

Russia probe puts Donald Trump jr in trouble

The 41-year-old son of U. S President Donald Trump has been ordered to testify before a Senate Intelligence panel on the Russia probe.
US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign political influence.

Donald Trump sues Deutsche Bank to block US Congress prying into his accounts

US President Donald Trump, along with his family and businesses, on Monday sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to stop them from complying with Congressional subpoenas issued as part of a probe into foreign political influence.

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