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Conor McGregor denies sexual assault accusations after Corsica arrest

UFC star Conor McGregor has reportedly been taken into custody in Corsica for alleged indecent exposure and attempted sexual assault – but ‘vigorously’ denies the explosive accusations against him.
Epic Games said on Monday it was seeking to block Apple’s removal of Fortnite from its app store and has asked a judge to prevent any retaliatory action against its other games in the store.

Apple terminates Epic Games’ developer account

Apple said on Friday it had terminated Fortnite creator Epic Games’ account on its App Store amid a legal battle over the iPhone maker’s in-app payment guidelines and accusations they constitute a monopoly.
“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling on Friday said that she would give back an award bestowed upon her by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization after one of its members criticised her views on gender issues.

JK Rowling returns award over ‘transphobic tweets’ criticism

“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling on Friday said that she would give back an award bestowed upon her by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization after one of its members criticised her views on gender issues.
The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after accusations that the system was biased against students from poorer backgrounds, Reuters and BBC News report.

UK ditches exam results generated by biased algorithm after student protests

The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after accusations that the system was biased against students from poorer backgrounds, Reuters and BBC News report. The announcement followed a weekend of demonstrations at which protesters chanted “fuck the algorithm” outside the country’s Department for Education.
Chief Basil Ejidike, Chairman of the APC in Anambra addressing newsmen in Awka on Monday. [NAN]

APC accuses Governor Obiano of ploy to muscle down traditional rulers in Anambra

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra chapter, has pleaded with Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra to reinstate Traditional Ruler Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu community of Dunukofia Council Area of the state.
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has said officials of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki are different from former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo deputy governor accuses Comrade Oshiomhole of N80 million bribe to lawmakers to support...

The Edo state governorship elections slated to take place in September 19 has seen the two major camps on each other’s jugular. It has been a gale of accusations and counter accusations from the Governor Obaseki and former APC chairman Oshiomhole’s camps, with each trying to use every arsenal at their disposal to undo the other.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC, PDP in blame game over Saturday’s violent clash in Benin

The All Progressives Congress (APC‎) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday engaged in accusation and counter accusations over Saturday violent clash at the gate of the Oba of Benin palace which left many people wounded and several motor vehicles damaged.

Ethiopia restores full internet access after three weeks of shutdown

The Ethiopian government has restored access to internet over three weeks after the horn of Africa nation imposed a total shutdown across the country leaving over 16 million users offline.
Carlos Alberto Decotelli was the first black person to be appointed to the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil education minister resigns over plagiarism, CV ‘lies’

Brazil’s education minister resigned Tuesday only five days after he was appointed, amid accusations that he lied over his academic record.
Music artiste Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj has demanded N100m from Miss Seyitan Babatayo who accused him of raping her in a hotel room on December 30, 2018.

Seyitan Babatayo: D’Banj wants me to claim rape accusations were publicity stunt

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused Musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape, says the musician met with her in person and asked her to tell Nigerians that the accusations were a mere publicity stunt.
Burundian police officers escort the opposition leader and presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa as he arrives at a voting station during the presidential, legislative and communal council elections, under the simmering political violence and the growing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ngozi, Burundi May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Clovis Guy Siboniyo

Burundi police detain more than 200 opposition election observers

Burundian police detained more than 200 opposition electoral observers during this week’s election, the spokesman for the main opposition National Freedom Council (CNL) told Reuters on Friday, alleging voting irregularities.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China replies to Donald Trump’s threat to cut off ties, urges cooperation

China and the US are better off cooperating to end the pandemic for the sake of reviving the economy and rebooting industrial production, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday.
Joe Biden

Joe Biden: Sexual assault accusation fabricated

Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, on Friday categorically denied a decades-old accusation of sexual assault levelled at him by a former U.S. Senate staffer.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.

Mike Pompeo: China may have known of coronavirus in November

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.
Former Premier League stars Victor Moses alongside the pair of Ashley Young and Christian Eriksen will likely be on parade in their first Milan derby at a sold-out San Siro on Sunday, February 9.

Serie A: Victor Moses, Christian Eriksen, Ashley Young set to taste first Milan derby

Former Premier League stars Victor Moses alongside the pair of Ashley Young and Christian Eriksen will likely be on parade in their first Milan derby at a sold-out San Siro on Sunday, February 9.
Lennart Johansson said creating the Champions League to replace the European Cup was his proudest achievement at Uefa. Getty Images

Ex-UEFA president Lennart Johansson is dead

Lennart Johansson, who was president of European football body UEFA from 1990 to 2007, has died at the age of 89, the Swedish football federation said on Wednesday.
Mike Oghiadomhe

Mike Oghiadomhe: I didn’t stop Senator Wabara from seeing ex-President Jonathan

Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, a Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has denied preventing former Senate President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adolphus Wabara, from seeing Jonathan.

Groups call for even distruibution of appointments in President Buhari’s second term

Arewa Youth Assembly in conjunction with some civil society groups have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to run an all-inclusive government as he begins his second term in office on May 29.
India Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi

India chief justice accused of sexual harassment

India’s Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been accused of sexual harassment by a former Supreme Court employee.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Propaganda, lies against President Buhari absurd

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described as absurd, the lies, propaganda and accusations against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Chris Brown

Chris Brown sues for defamation over Paris rape allegation

American singer Chris Brown filed a legal complaint for defamation on Thursday after a woman accused him of rape in Paris, his lawyer said.
Carlos Ghosn, who led an alliance of Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi, at a factory several days before his arrest in November. On Tuesday, he told a Tokyo court he was falsely accused. Etienne Laurent

Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn insists he has been wrongly accused

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn insisted that he had been "wrongly accused and unfairly detained" as he appeared publicly in court for the first time since his arrest over financial misconduct claims.

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INEC: Online voter registration doesn’t automatically imply electronic transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its decision to embark on an online registration of voters next month does not guarantee an automatic transmission of election results.

PEAC: Nigeria lost $10.3 billion to armed insurgency in 2020

The activities of banditry, Boko Haram insurgency, farmers-herdsmen conflict, separatist agitation and organised violent groups, among others, cost the federation a whopping sum of $10.3 billion in 2020, the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) has disclosed.
North Korea have pulled out of next month’s qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said Sunday.

Qatar 2022: North Korea pull out of World Cup qualifiers

North Korea have pulled out of next month’s qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Asian Football Confederation said Sunday.
Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare, has congratulated Chelsea despite their 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Final of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Peter Okoye: I’m proud of Chelsea despite losing FA Cup to Leicester City

Nigerian singer Peter Okoye of the defunct music group, Psquare, has congratulated Chelsea despite their 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Final of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Gbenga Omotoso

Official: Lagos government’s investment in education paying off

The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s investment in the education sector has begun to yield positive result.

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (R) taps hands with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their quarter final match of the Men’s Italian Open at Foro Italico on May 15, 2021 in Rome, Italy. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

Novak Djokovic survives Stefanos Tsitsipas scare to advance to Rome semi-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic survived a three-set battle with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas over two days in their rain-delayed quarter-finals to advance to the Italian Open semi-finals on Saturday.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 1

Malam Sanusi appointed leader of Tijjaniyya Islamic movement in Nigeria

The controversy surrounding the appointment of the former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement in Nigeria was put to rest on Sunday at the global headquarters of the movement in Senegal.

Bauchi agency relocates 298 ‘illegal’ traders

Bauchi State Government has ordered the immediate relocation of 298 ‘illegal’ traders from the central market, which has modern lock-up shops, as part of the state security measures.
“The future of relations between Iran and the United States is not simple,” Saeed Khatibzadeh acknowledged at a press conference in Tehran, as President Hassan Rouhani’s government makes signs of apparent overtures to US president-elect Biden.

Iran confirms talks with Saudi Arabia, promises best efforts

Iran confirmed publicly for the first time on Monday that it is in talks with its regional arch rival Saudi Arabia, saying it would do what it could to resolve issues between them.
National Electoral Board of Ethiopia Chairperson Birtukan Mideksa addresses a news conference on the upcoming election in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 8, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Ethiopia postpones June 5 parliamentary elections

Ethiopia has postponed parliamentary elections due on June 5, the country’s electoral body said on Saturday, adding it did not foresee a delay of more than three weeks