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A charity organization run by the family of United States President, Donald Trump, is at the centre of a lawsuit filed by the State of New York.

 

New York's Attorney General Barbara Underwood said she was suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, over alleged extensive and persistent law breaking.

 

Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in unlawful political co-ordination designed to influence the 2016 election.

 

The official alleged that Trump had illegally instructed the foundation to provide support to his presidential campaign by using its name and funds to promote the campaign.

 

The petition further claims that Trump used charitable assets to pay off legal obligations, to promote his businesses and to purchase personal items.

 

Underwood said the lawsuit seeks to dissolve the foundation, but the foundation has denied the charges, which it said were politically motivated.

 

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President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the commitment of the Federal Government to continue to deepen relationships with allies around the world.

 

President Buhari said the government’s commitment is particularly to countries that share mutually beneficial interest with Nigeria.

 

The President made the pledge when he received the outgoing ambassadors of Ethiopia and Turkey at the State House in Abuja.

 

Buhari said the core policies of the current administration, which focus of securing the country, fighting corruption, and reviving the economy, cannot be effectively done without good relationship with allies.

 

He observed that when a country is in good terms with its neighbours, it would spend less on security and invest more resources on infrastructural development.

 

President Buhari particularly congratulated Ethiopia on the political stability that has been attained in the country, after a recent change of the Prime Minister.

 

And for Turkey; President Buhari applauded the close relationship with Nigeria and thanked the government for academic scholarships granted to young Nigerians in recent times.

 

Details of the President’s interaction with the foreign envoys were contained in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina

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Government offices and those of many corporate organizations will not be open for business today, as Muslims in Nigeria join their counterparts across the world for the celebration of Eid-El-Fitri.

 

The Eid holidays, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, extends to Monday next week, after the thirty days of fasting by Muslims.

 

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, had in a statement released in Abuja announced the public holidays on behalf of the Federal Government.

 

According to the statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, the Minister congratulated the Muslim faithful on their successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

 

He enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the Eid celebration to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the country.

 

Dambazau said it was the desire of government for all Nigerians to be inspired by the virtues learned during the month of Ramadan and to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.

 

The Minister urged all Nigerians to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in taking the nation to greater heights.

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The problem of electricity supply to the Ariaria International Market in Aba, Abia State, may soon become a thing of the past.

 

This is because the National Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued licenses for the generation and distribution of nine point five megawatts of electricity to power the market.

 

The licenses were issued to the Ariaria Market Independent Power Plant Limited and Ariaria Independent Energy Distribution Network Limited.

 

It may interest you to note that the Ariaria Market in Aba is rated as not just Nigeria’s largest indigenous entrepreneurial facility but also the biggest in West Africa.

 

It is thought that inadequate power supply to the facility slows down the production capacity of the enterprises concentrated in the industrial hub, thereby resulting in huge revenue losses.

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the State Government is aware of a plot to disrupt the local government election on Saturday.

 

Governor Wike particularly made reference to Abua-Odual, Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru, Degema,    Emohua, Ikwerre, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, Opobo and Tai local government areas as places where the election might be disrupted by political thugs.

 

The Governor alleged that some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress were behind the plot, and charged the security agencies to live up to their primary responsibility of providing adequate security for the election.

 

Governor Wike also urged the security agencies, especially the Police, to deal decisively with those who may attempt to disturb the peace, order and security of the state before, during and after the election.

 

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