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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, U.S. senators said on Thursday, after lawmakers from both parties expressed anger that the White House had held up money approved by Congress.

Senators: Donald Trump administration reinstates military aid for Ukraine

President Donald Trump's administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, U.S. senators said on Thursday, after lawmakers from both parties expressed anger that the White House had held up money approved by Congress.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US House panel to vote on parameters for Donald Trump impeachment probe

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to vote to determine the parameters for conducting an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Uche Secondus: APC has foisted hunger, insecurity, hardship on Nigerians

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, says that the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration has not made any meaningful achievement, but only succeeded in foisting hunger, insecurity and economic hardship on Nigerians.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Reps speaker urges state assemblies to save local council system in Nigeria

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged State Houses of Assembly to save the Local Government Area system in Nigeria from imminent collapse through its instrument of lawmaking.
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US 2020: Donald Trump’s brand of white identity politics may be less effective –...

United States President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren get personal with young, black Christians

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.
The US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib had been barred entry to Israel because of her support for a pro-Palestinian boycott movement. Rebecca Cook-Reuters

Israel ignores Donald Trump, approves US congresswoman request to visit Israel

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will be allowed to enter Israel to visit her relatives, interior minister Aryeh Deri announced on Friday, indicating the country has ignored President Donald Trump’s unsolicited suggestion to ban her and colleague, Rep Ilahn Omar.

Barack Obama reacts to Ohio, Texas shootings

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned language that feeds hatred and normalises racism.
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.

Donald Trump denies new racism accusations after Rep Cummings attack

US President Donald Trump has denied being a racist, after remarks he made about a black Democratic Congressman and the US city of Baltimore.
A second woman has accused former US Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, just as the Democrat heavyweight is considering launching a campaign for the 2020 presidency.

Joe Biden to face clash over race in upcoming Democrat debate

Expect bare-knuckle political sparring when 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden battles his Democratic rivals this week, with challengers criticizing him on racial issues and low-polling candidates seeking last-gasp breakouts for their sagging campaigns.
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US Senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia’s FaceApp

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

US House rejects bid to launch Donald Trump impeachment proceedings

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a congressman’s bid to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, tamping down a groundswell of anger after the president made xenophobic comments about Democrats.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook slammed with $5 billion fine over privacy breaches

Facebook Inc has been slammed with a hefty $5billion fine by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.
The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US senator’s bill seeks to push back on Saudis for rights record

The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
[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 hits back, attacks ex-President Jimmy Carter

U.S. President Donald Trump pushed back Saturday against former President Jimmy Carter’s comments questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election, saying: “He’s like the forgotten president.”
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says re-election ‘easier’ if he is impeached

US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday his chances of retaining the White House in 2020 would be strengthened if Democratic lawmakers start impeachment proceedings against him.
Donald Trump holds a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, at the White House, on 20 March 2018. Evan Vucci-AP

US Senate blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The US Senate – in a rare bipartisan move – has voted to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, strongly wanted by President Donald Trump in recent months, for a total value of eight billion dollars.
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Donald Trump to announce second term bid in Florida

US President Donald Trump is set to announce his candidacy for a second four-year term at a rally in Florida.

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) former health minister has been taken into custody over alleged mismanagement of funds for the country's response to an ongoing Ebola epidemic, police said. In a statement on Saturday, the national police said Oly Ilunga Kalenga was detained because they believed he planned to evade legal proceedings by leaving the country.

DR Congo ex-minister accused of $4.3 million embezzlement

Detained former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been accused of embezzling $4.3 million of public funds raised to tackle the Ebola epidemic, his defence counsel said Sunday while insisting on his innocence.

Cleric advises young women to stop transacting business in hotels

The Lead Pastor of Glorious Destiny Family Church, Borokiri, Port Harcourt, Pastor Akeem Idoniboye, has advised young women to stop transacting businesses in hotels in order to escape from a suspected serial killer that targets only young women.
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS-REUTERS

Saudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on Aramco oil plants

Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry a day earlier knocked out more than half of Saudi crude output.

SON shuts down 10 illegal engine oil depots in Kano

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has shut down no fewer than 10 illegal engine oil depots in Kano for engaging in the sale of adulterated products.

Dana Air acquires B737-300 aircraft, eyes more routes

Fast growing domestic carrier Dana Air has received its newly acquired 737-300 aircraft at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), in Ikeja, Lagos.