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Michael Horowitz issued the report Monday with findings that amounted to a rejection of President Donald Trump's repeated claim that the FBI probe was a political witch hunt to undo his presidency.

Justice department inspector general set for Senate testimony on Russia probe

The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general is due to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report that found no evidence of political bias in the FBI's launching of its investigation into Russian election interference.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Congress members speaks at a news conference to discuss the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Impeachment: Democrats introduce two formal charges against Donald Trump

US House Democratic leaders on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, one on abuse of power and the other on obstruction of Congress.
U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a mounting impeachment inquiry, said Monday that written answers are not good enough from the whistleblower who first disclosed that he had pressed Ukraine to pursue investigations of one of his chief 2020 Democratic political rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Donald Trump: What happened to me should never happen to another president

President Donald Trump has said that his ongoing impeachment hearing should never be experienced by any other president after him.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 12: US President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York on November 12, 2019 in New York City. Trump, speaking to business leaders and others in the financial community, spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and the prolonged trade talks with China. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump’s Ukrainian path to impeachment attempt

It started with a shadowy diplomatic campaign as Donald Trump bypassed official channels on Ukraine, and the unusual foreign policy bid has now triggered public hearings on impeachment — the ultimate indignity for a US president.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved a resolution on Thursday to set the rules for public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump.

US House approves ground rules for Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved a resolution on Thursday to set the rules for public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump.
John Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, is the lead prosecutor in the criminal investigation.

US Justice Department opens criminal investigation into Russia probe

The Justice Department's probe into its investigation of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has shifted from an administrative review into a criminal investigation.
US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has fired back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state appeared to call her the favourite of the Russians in the 2020 elections race.

US Democratic hopeful criticises Clinton over Russia remarks

US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has fired back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state appeared to call her "the favourite of the Russians" in the 2020 elections race.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US top envoy defends Ukraine probe push as impeachment roils

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration's approach to Ukraine that is at the center of an impeachment inquiry. He rejected allegations it was at best inappropriate or at worst an illegal abuse of power for which Congress should remove President Donald Trump from office.
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.
[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 tells Vladimir Putin not to ‘meddle in the election’

Much of Donald Trump’s time in office has been overshadowed by allegations Moscow helped get him elected, but when it came to confronting Vladimir Putin on the issue, the US president did it in a joke.
A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will go ahead on Saturday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, the Kremlin said Thursday. Getty Images

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin to meet at G20 summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Friday for the first time since special counsel Robert Mueller released his report detailing Russia’s “sweeping and systematic” campaign to disrupt the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.
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.
[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 accuses New York Times of treason over Russian grid report

US President Donald Trump has accused The New York Times of “a virtual act of treason,” after it reported the country is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump under pressure for saying he’d take foreign intel on rivals

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended himself from criticism after saying he would take campaign help from foreign powers on his political rivals.
Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi: Facebook’s refusal to remove video shows it enabled Russian election meddling

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Facebook’s refusal to remove a heavily edited video that attempted to make her look incoherent had convinced her the company knowingly enabled Russian election interference.
President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford - The Washington Post - Getty Images

Cleric: Donald Trump is ‘God’s choice for US

Amid the debates about impeaching the current US president over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, Pastor Robert Henderson, head of a ministry, has claimed that he interceded for Donald Trump before the courts of heaven.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election was released today by attorney general William Barr.

Russian interference: Charging Donald Trump with a crime was not an option – Robert...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday that charging Donald Trump with a crime of obstruction was not an option because of Justice Department policy not to indict a sitting president.
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)

Donald Trump rejects Nancy Pelosi’s ‘cover-up’ claims as possibility of impeachment looms

Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American politics and President Donald Trump’s most potent Democratic nemesis. The pair have sparred repeatedly, but the gloves really came off Wednesday.

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Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has unveiled plans to spend about N34 billion over the next 10 years to develop Sunti Community in Niger State, hosting of one of its sugar plants – Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE).

Flour Mills earmarks N34 billion in Niger

Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has unveiled plans to spend about N34 billion over the next 10 years to develop Sunti Community in Niger State, hosting of one of its sugar plants – Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE).
World Bank Group President David Malpass

World Bank: Development partners pool $53 billion to fight poverty in Africa

A coalition of global development partners has announced $82 billion commitment for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, to maintain momentum in the fight against extreme poverty.

Central bank targets forex earnings from artificial intelligence, software development

Briefing the media Saturday in Ogere, Ogun State, after the Bankers’ Committee Retreat, the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said the initiatives are in consonance with theme of the event, ‘Delivering increasing Growth through Digital Finance for the Nigerian Economy.’

Afreximbank president speaks at 4th South East economic summit

President of Afreximbank, Professor Benedict Oramah, will deliver the keynote address on the theme: “Financing South East economic development and improving the Ease of Doing Business in the South East”, on Friday at the 4th South East Economic Summit (SEES) holding in Enugu.
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Lagos: Blue rail line to commence operation next year

Lagos State government on Sunday gave an assurance that by December 2020, the Blue Rail Line project will come on stream and will be fully operational in the next two years from Mile 2 to Marina in its aggressive drive to address the transportation problem in the state.