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Swedish companies slam deportations of skilled workers

The heads of Sweden’s largest companies, including clothing giant H&M and telecoms maker Ericsson, denounced Friday deportations of highly-skilled workers as the nation’s technology sector suffers a shortage of staff.

Italy’s World Cup failure a wake-up call – FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy's failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.

Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer

Small molecules that specifically restrain a selenium-containing enzyme in the human body may be a tool to fight cancer, a study published in a U.S. medical journal said.

WikiLeaks Assange’s warrant of arrest stays – UK court

Justice Emma Arbuthnot ruled today that it was in the public interest to pursue him for failing to surrender to arrest, since the warrant was issued in 2012.

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics medal table

Medals after the second day of competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday (gold, silver, bronze, total)

Top Pakistani rights advocate Asma Jahangir dies

Leading Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir has died, a family member said Sunday, in a stinging blow to the country's embattled rights community. She was 66.

Downhillers on hold as Fourcade launches Olympic charge

Teenage snowboarder Red Gerard won the first Olympic medal for the United States of Friday but Canada's Mark McMorris stole the show with an inspirational bronze medal.

Japan Olympic ice hockey forward Rui Ukita banned for one game

Japanese women's forward Rui Ukita was suspended for one game of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday by the International Ice Hockey Federation due to a kicking incident against Sweden.

Sweden picks 2018 Winter Olympics first gold medal

Charlotte Kalla of Sweden has won the first gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

UNN to unveil laptop assembly line at debut science workshop

The management of the University of Nigeria (UNN) says it will unveil its laptop assembly line at an international science workshop that will be hosted by the university.

UK court keeps WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrest warrant in place

A British court on Tuesday ruled to keep in place an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, thwarting a bid that could have paved the way for him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has spent the last five and a half years.

Ex-Super Eagles midfielder Paul Obiefule quits football, bags degree in Denmark

Former Super Eagles’ midfielder Paul Obiefule has quit football and has now bagged a degree in international sales & marketing from the University of Northern Denmark, Aalborg.

Italy appoint Luigi Di Biagio as interim coach

Italy Under-21 boss Luigi Di Biagio has been installed as interim head coach of his country's national team.

RCCG youths to hold 76-hour musical concert to celebrate Pastor Adeboye at 76

The Youth Wing of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will organise a 76-hour praise to God in 16 countries to celebrate the 76th birthday anniversary of the church’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

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Russian Olympic chiefs confirm curler tested positive for meldonium

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) confirmed Tuesday.

General Babangida hails Prof. Wole Soyinka as architect of disciplined FRSC

Noble laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has been described as the architect of a disciplined, firm and committed Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

Madonna calls adopted son Malawi’s future president

Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, "the future president of Malawi" in a tweet praising the 12-year-old.

Senate to probe N3.4 billion NNPC/Agip security account

The Senate, on Tuesday, mandated its Committee on Public Accounts to investigate the rationale behind a security account allegedly operated by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigerian Agip Oil Company.

Senate condemns demolition of Kaduna APC faction’s secretariat

The Senate has condemned the demolition of the building used by a faction of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State by the state government.

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