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Acting DHS chief denies White House pressured her over immigration program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke on Friday denied reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pressured her to end protections for tens of thousands of immigrants, and said she plans to remain in the Trump administration. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke …

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2018 budget cannot grow Nigeria’s economy – Rewane, others – Punch Newspapers

Stanley Opara The 2018 budget recently presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly lacks the capacity to grow the economy, the Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, and other stakeholders in the academia and industry have said. They said although the country was in …

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Deficit worries complicate path for Republican tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unease among Republicans about a massive increase in the federal deficit could complicate passage of two tax-cut bills working their way through the U.S. Congress, endangering President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority. (L-R) Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Treasury Secretary …

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Lawyers for former Trump aide Flynn call allegations outrageous, false

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorneys representing Mike Flynn, a former aide to President Donald Trump, said on Friday a Wall Street Journal report about their client that included allegations “ranging from kidnapping to bribery” was “outrageous” and “false.” FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn walks along the West …

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Republican establishment bails on Alabama candidate after sex allegations

(Reuters) – The Republican Senate campaign wing on Friday cut fundraising ties with Roy Moore, the party’s U.S. Senate nominee in Alabama, the latest sign that the Republican establishment was abandoning his campaign a day after sexual misconduct allegations upended a seemingly one-sided race. FILE PHOTO: Alabama Republican candidate for …

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Magu never said whistleblower has been paid – EFCC – Punch Newspapers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has clarified remarks credited to its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, concerning the Ikoyi whistleblower on Thursday. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Friday that Magu never said the whistleblower had been paid his compensation as being insinuated …

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