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Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the WTA Toronto final.

Serena Williams to return to Auckland for Aussie Open warm-up

Serena Williams announced Tuesday she will warm-up for January’s Australian Open at the Auckland Classic, a tournament that has mixed memories for the American superstar.
Facebook and Twitter have both cracked down significantly on fake accounts since 2016 [Jon Nazca-Reuters]

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of Hong Kong’s discord campaign

Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.
Alexis Sanchez has been sidelined for the past month with a hamstring tear. REUTERS

Gary Neville: Alexis Sanchez is a disaster for Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez has “been a disaster” for Manchester United, admits Gary Neville, with the Red Devils legend looking for the Chile international to be moved on before transfer windows close across Europe.
Donald Trump

US 2020: Donald Trump’s brand of white identity politics may be less effective –...

United States President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election.
W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria

US partners Akwa Ibom government to fight HIV/AIDs, other diseases

The United States of America has sought the support of the Akwa Ibom State Government to fight HIV/AIDs and other diseases in the next one year.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

US court granted Obinwanne Okeke permission to see dentist

At the opening hearing of his fraud trial earlier this month, Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian entrepreneur held in America over an $11 million fraud, asked to see a public health dental hygienist.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

Court-appointed attorney to defend Obinwanne Obi in $11 million fraud trial

Rahul Sharma, an American criminal defence lawyer has been appointed as the lead counsel to Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian ‘businessman’ who was recently arrested for alleged $11 million fraud.

US: Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, others not fiscally transparent

The classification, contained in a report released Thursday by the U.S Department Of State, means Nigeria’s budgeting process, including its contracting and licensing processes in the extractive industry, did not meet the standards required of the American government.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

FBI arrests many Nigerian fraudsters in US

‘Those individuals are often members of transnational criminal organizations, which originated in Nigeria but have spread throughout the world. Fraudsters can rob people of their life’s savings in a matter of minutes’ the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said.

UN invites peace corps for confab in US

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has been invited by the United Nations to attend its 68th annual Civil Society Conference in United States of America.

Federal government to stop UK court’s $9 billion award against Nigeria

The Federal Government said on Friday that it was taking steps to stop the enforcement of a judgment of the United Kingdom, Business & Property Courts (the Commercial Court) which awarded a cumulative sum of $9bn award against Nigeria and in favour of a foreign firm, Process & Industrial Developments Limited.
The US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib had been barred entry to Israel because of her support for a pro-Palestinian boycott movement. Rebecca Cook-Reuters

Israel ignores Donald Trump, approves US congresswoman request to visit Israel

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will be allowed to enter Israel to visit her relatives, interior minister Aryeh Deri announced on Friday, indicating the country has ignored President Donald Trump’s unsolicited suggestion to ban her and colleague, Rep Ilahn Omar.

NYSC: Why we can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage to corps members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet because it is yet to get such directive from the federal government.
The US State Department, in announcing the ban Wednesday, said it has credible information that Salah Abdalla Mohamed Mohamed Salih, also known as Salah Gosh, was involved in torture during his tenure as head of NISS.

US imposes travel ban on Sudan’s former security chief

The United States has imposed a visa ban on the former director general of Sudan's national intelligence and security services for his alleged involvement in gross human rights violations.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the new U.S. Consul-General in Lagos Ms. Claire Pierangelo made the pledge yesterday when the latter visited the governor at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

Lagos government, US consulate to strengthen ties

The Lagos State Government and United States (U.S.) Consulate, Lagos, have pledged to collaborate on areas of mutual interest.
Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.

IMN: Nigerian, American agents frustrating Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s treatment in India

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) of Shiites in the country has accused the federal government of frustrating the medical treatment of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader, in India.
Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy pulled stunning performance on global comedy show ‘The Daily Show’.

Burna Boy performs on Trevor Noah’s show

Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy pulled stunning performance on global comedy show ‘The Daily Show’.

Venus Williams stuns title-holder Kiki Bertens in Cincinnati Masters, as Serena Williams withdraws

Former world number one Venus Williams, playing what she called “smart” tennis, beat defending champion Kiki Bertens 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.

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NSE indices record 0.21 percent loss

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips.
The team’s General Manager, Musa Adamu revealed that the team had to wait for the NBBF President, Musa Kida to return from Senegal where he went to cheer the D’Tigress to their fourth African title.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.