*Club raid: Lagos CP recalls Anti-Cultism Unit boss (Punch) * Atiku not our candidate, says Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Nation)

Club raid: Lagos CP recalls Anti-Cultism Unit boss (Punch) The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the withdrawal of the Officer in Charge of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command, Akineyem Etuk, from his…

Trump threatens ‘national emergency’ over wall (BBC)

US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress. It came after he met senior Democrats, who refused his requests for funding. The stand-off has seen…

India rejects Trump’s ‘sermons’ on Afghanistan (Nation)

India’s ruling and opposition parties condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments this week mocking New Delhi’s role in Afghanistan, where the South Asian country has invested billions of dollars in economic projects and military training. The U.S. and India have…

Trump shrugs off Romney’s attack (BBC)

Donald Trump has shrugged off a stinging personal attack on his presidency from senior fellow Republican Mitt Romney. Mr Romney, who stood and lost for the Republicans against Barack Obama in 2012, suggested in an article that Mr Trump was…

Huawei and ZTE could be blocked from US networks this month (Inquirer)

Huawei and ZTE could find themselves banned from the US after reports claimed that Donald Trump plans to hit them with an executive order. The two companies have faced much scrutiny over their links to the Chinese government, with speculation…

Election 2019 in Nigeria and the meaningless campaign slogans – Magnus Onyibe

Sloganeering and symbolism are very effective and critical tools used by marketing experts to attract and retain the attention of their targeted audience. They are conceived with a view to ingraining messages into the memories of targeted audience through its…

Girl in Trump call still believes in Santa (BBC)

The seven-year-old girl whose phone call with President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve went viral has said she still believes in Santa Claus. Mr Trump threw doubt on the existence of Santa when he asked Collman Lloyd if she still…

Shutdown deadline looms as Trump, Democrats fight over wall money (Guardian)

The prospect of an embarrassing Christmastime shutdown of the US government loomed Friday as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remained far apart on a stopgap funding bill held up by discord over money for a border wall. An air…

US defence secretary Jim Mattis quits over decision to pull troops from Syria (Metro)

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has resigned after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria and two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world. Mr Mattis, perhaps the most respected…

Isis ‘still a threat’ despite Donald Trump claiming victory in Syria (Metro)

Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State has been defeated has been rejected by the UK and his own political allies. Yesterday the US leader suddenly declared victory over the extremist group and vowed to pull all 2,000 US troops out…

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