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Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race.

Five things to know about 2020 Democratic race

While US President Donald Trump plots a long one-year re-election campaign — and a bitter fight against impeachment — his Democratic rivals are still months from determining who his 2020 challenger will be.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo advocates building bridges across faith, tribe

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the building of bridges across religions and ethnic nationalities in order to ensure a better society.

African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery

Twelve African-Americans, exploring their ancestry in West Africa, have been given native Nigerian names in commemoration of the four centuries of the first Africans slaves to arrive in Virginia, United States.
Patrick Olusegun Odegbami

Sunday Dare: A new sports sheriff is in town

To start with, we have a new minister. He is a breath of some fresh air after a long period in wilderness when nobody could tell where sport was going with crisis and confusion in most parts in administration.

Nigerians express mixed feelings as President Trump considers ending birthright citizenship in US

Some Nigerians have expressed mixed feelings following President Donald Trump’s announcement of “seriously’’ considering ending birthright citizenship for children born in America.
It's called the Year of Return, where people of African descent are encouraged to go to Ghana to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to what became the United States.

NAACP delegation visits Ghana for ‘Year of Return’

It's called the "Year of Return," where people of African descent are encouraged to go to Ghana to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to what became the United States. This week, a delegation from the U.S. civil rights organization National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is in Ghana visiting the sites of their ancestors.
A second woman has accused former US Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, just as the Democrat heavyweight is considering launching a campaign for the 2020 presidency.

Joe Biden to face clash over race in upcoming Democrat debate

Expect bare-knuckle political sparring when 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden battles his Democratic rivals this week, with challengers criticizing him on racial issues and low-polling candidates seeking last-gasp breakouts for their sagging campaigns.
United States president Donald Trump has criticised Megan Rapinoe for protesting during the national anthem at the Women's World Cup.

US female footballer accepts Congress invitation after snubbing Donald Trump

The captain of the US women’s football squad, Megan Rapinoe, has accepted an invitation from a high-profile Democrat to visit the House of Representatives, just days after bluntly saying she would refuse a similar offer from President Donald Trump.
Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu got a rapturous response following an epic acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Monday.

BET Awards: Burna Boy’s mother shines with moving acceptance speech

Burna Boy’s mother Bose Ogulu got a rapturous response following an epic acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Monday.
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Burna Boy, Teni, Mr Eazi nominated for BET awards

Nigerian music stars Burna Boy, Teni and Mr Eazi have been nominated in different categories for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards.
Lemi Ghariokwu

Lemi Ghariokwu: Most Nigeria’s contemporary music evasive of societal realities

A veteran artist, Lemi Ghariokwu, has condemned the lyrical contents of most Nigerian music which he says are very evasive of the realities in our society.

Ghana urges people of African heritage to ‘come home’

Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.

Psychiatrist wants quick passage of Mental Health Bill

A Psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, on Friday appealed to the National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the Mental Health Bill currently before it.
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, was on Thursday conferred with multiple honours, including honorary citizenship of the State of Georgia in the U.S., the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Ibe Kachikwu bags honorary citizenship, doctorate, other awards in US

Kachikwu was also conferred with honorary doctorate degree by the Trinity International University of Ambassadors, and Keys to the State of South Carolina and City of Stonecrest, State of Georgia.
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Video shows Chicago officer shooting unarmed autistic teen

Newly released surveillance footage shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black teenager in an incident the police department described as an armed confrontation.

Kanye West is now Ye, but unchanged on backing Donald Trump

Kanye West has decided that he now wants to be called Ye. But on political matters, nothing has changed for the pro-Trump rapper."The being formally (sic) known as Kanye West. I am Ye," he wrote on Twitter.
Fans queued en masse Tuesday to pay their respects to legendary US singer and “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, whose body lay in a golden casket dressed in a ruffled red dress and matching heels in Detroit.

Hundreds pay respects as Aretha Franklin lies in state

Fans queued en masse Tuesday to pay their respects to legendary US singer and “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, whose body lay in a golden casket dressed in a ruffled red dress and matching heels in Detroit.
Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

Protests erupt in Chicago after man fatally shot by police

Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

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A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Manchester United finances

Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club’s finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said on Tuesday that all standing committees of the upper chamber will be inaugurated on Wednesday.3

Senate president, deputy congratulate APC, Kogi, Bayelsa governors-elect

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates on their victory in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: APC governors welcome David Lyon, pledge further cooperation with Yahaya Bello

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has welcomed the Bayelsa State governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, into its fold, congratulating him on his victory during last Saturday’s election.