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U.S. President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general late Friday. The late-night firing of Steve Linick is the president’s latest dismissal of a government watchdog.

Donald Trump fires state department inspector general

The late-night firing of Steve Linick is the president’s latest dismissal of a government watchdog. Trump has now dismissed three since his February acquittal on impeachment charges by the U.S. Senate and has criticized others.
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Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus – White House doctor

US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, the White House physician has said.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Brazil president denies testing positive for coronavirus

Some media had reported that Bolsonaro received an initial positive test result for COVID-19, but his official social media account later said tests were negative — and posted a photo of the leader making an offensive arm gesture to reporters earlier this year.
Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to US media on Saturday.

Donald Trump in recording says ‘get rid’ of Ukraine ambassador

Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to US media on Saturday. =
President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment.

Donald Trump adds legal heavyweights Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, arrives on Capitol Hill, October 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ukraine launching task force to investigate alleged surveillance of former US envoy

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine tells VOA that a special task force involving U.S. and Ukrainian officials will be launched Monday to look into reports that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had been subjected to surveillance and threats in Ukraine.
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday. Tony Dejak-AP

US Senate prepares to set Donald Trump trial in motion

Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress will be formally read to the Senate Thursday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with removal from office.
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Senate likely to begin Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next Tuesday

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump angrily objects to impeachment, calls it ‘perversion’

President Donald Trump is angrily objecting to the House of Representatives' articles of impeachment, accusing Democrats of “perversion of justice and abuse of power” in their effort to remove him from office.
A New York judge on Thursday ordered Donald Trump to pay $2 million for using his former charity to further his political and business interests, adding to the president’s legal woes.

Vote set on Donald Trump’s impeachment charges for Friday

Democrats set a vote on impeachment charges against President Donald Trump for Friday morning after a frequently caustic 14-hour debate with Republicans over the US leader’s alleged misconduct in seeking political support from Ukraine.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Matt Bevin. Bryan Woolston-Getty Images-AFP

At Trump impeachment hearings, ‘American Dream’ looms large

As impeachment hearings play out in Washington, high-level officials, many of them immigrants or children of immigrants, who have testified before Congress are being forced to defend their loyalty to the United States.
Fiona Hill said the president had instead listened to the views of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Impeachment inquiry: Donald Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

US President Donald Trump disregarded senior advisers and pushed a false theory that Ukraine had meddled in the 2016 election, an ex-White House aide has told the impeachment inquiry.
FILE - Fiona Hill, senior director for European and Russian Affairs on the National Security Council, is seen during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, April 2, 2019, in Washington.

Former adviser, diplomat to testify in Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

Two additional advisers will testify Thursday as the U.S. House of Representatives holds a marathon week of public hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
In stunning testimony yesterday, United States (U.S.) Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to pursue a “quid pro quo”.

Gordon Sondland: Donald Trump ordered Ukraine quid pro quo through Rudy Giuliani

In stunning testimony yesterday, United States (U.S.) Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to pursue a “quid pro quo”.
Donald Trump attends Game Five of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Patrick Smith-Getty Images-AFP

House to formalise Donald Trump impeachment investigation

Democrats laid out a formal roadmap for President Donald Trump’s impeachment Thursday as they accumulated more evidence to support charges that he improperly pushed Ukraine to boost his own 2020 electoral prospects.
Michael McKinley

US Secretary of State’s ex-aide to testify in Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. Democratic lawmakers pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump are due to hear testimony on Wednesday from a former senior diplomat, who resigned his post last week as a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Donald Trump impeachment probe claims ‘dramatic progress’

The leader of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Tuesday that witnesses had provided substantial support for allegations that Trump illegally tried to force Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.
Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, arrives on Capitol Hill, October 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Donald Trump removed me based on ‘false claims’ – ex-envoy

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that Trump ousted her based on “unfounded and false claims” after she had come under attack by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge

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Former Ekiti governor wants Ibrahim Magu placed on watch list so he won’t flee

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NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

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8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

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NAWOJ: Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females

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