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Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris stands on stage at the end of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, being held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on August 19, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

Kamala Harris, making history as VP pick, condemns Donald Trump’s leadership ‘failure’

Kamala Harris made history Wednesday when she accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president while joining Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to condemn President Donald Trump’s profound “failure” as a leader.
Joe and Jill Biden are seen in a video feed from Delaware during the virtual Democratic convention. Brian Snyder-EPA

Democrats formally nominate Joe Biden for U.S. presidential election

Democrats on Tuesday night officially nominated former Vice President, Mr Joe Biden, to face incumbent President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Tehran, Brussels reject Donald Trump’s ‘snapback’ plan for Iran sanctions

Iran and the European Union have both rejected United States President Donald Trump’s plan to trigger the “snapback” mechanism in the Iranian nuclear deal to impose sanctions on Iran.
(Reuters) - Shelby Rogers pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she toppled Serena Williams 1-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington on Friday.

Shelby Rogers stuns Serena Williams at Top Seed Open

Shelby Rogers pulled off one of the biggest wins of her career when she toppled Serena Williams 1-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington on Friday.

US health chief sceptical of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine claim

United States health chief on Wednesday expressed scepticism about Russia’s claim of developing the world’s first safe coronavirus vaccine, pointing to the lack of data from its initial trials.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

TikTok announces first wave of creators set to receive payment for their videos

Dr. Fayez (@lifeofadoctor), an emergency medicine doctor, has amassed more than 500,000 followers on the app since starting TikTok in 2019 and is known for “mythbusting common misconceptions within healthcare, or giving his audience a glimpse on his everyday life as a doctor,” according to a new TikTok blog post. Matt Gresia (@mattgresia) is an entrepreneur who uses TikTok to teach business skills to his more than 13 million subscribers.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

US records over five million coronavirus cases

The United States has more coronavirus cases than any other country. There are more than 5 million infections in the U.S., according to a New York Times database. Brazil and India follow as numbers two and three, respectively, in the number of infections. Brazil has more than 3 million cases and India has more than 2 million.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.
Kudakwashe Tagwirei, whose business interests range from gold mining, financial services to fuel, becomes the third ally of President Mnangagwa to be added to the US sanctions list this year.

US slaps sanctions on Zimbabwean tycoon

The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions against a business tycoon with close links to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former leader Robert Mugabe for allegedly abetting corruption.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Western leaders are hypocritical on Biafra

Founder of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, and Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, BIM-MASOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has accused Western leaders, including Britain and the United States of America, of being hypocritical on the issue of Biafran independence.
President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump days away from moving against TikTok

President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan welcomes Mike Pompeo comments on ending terror listing

Sudan's government has welcomed remarks from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week that he would like to delist Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, local media reported.
United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

TikTok sale uncertain as Donald Trump ban looms – reports

Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
Nick Kyrgios breezed through apparel and slow challenge controversies as easily as he dispatched 104th-ranked Frenchman Antoine Hoang on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open.

Nick Kyrgios withdraws from US Open over virus fears

Outspoken Nick Kyrgios pulled out of the US Open Sunday, saying he was giving it a miss for “the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their lives”.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden to make vice presidential pick next week

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.
A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.

Hydroxychloroquine is cure for coronavirus – Nigerian doctor

A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.
Regis Philbin, an award-winning fixture of American talk show culture, has died at the age of 88, media reports said Saturday.

American talk show legend Regis Philbin passes on at 88

Regis Philbin, an award-winning fixture of American talk show culture, has died at the age of 88, media reports said Saturday.

Man arrested for pulling gun when asked to wear mask in Florida

A man was arrested for pointing a gun at a fellow shopper who asked him to wear a mask because of the coronavirus pandemic at a Walmart store in Florida, police in the US state said.

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The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE market indicators resume week with 0.01% growth

The market indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) resumed transactions for the week on Monday with a marginal growth of 0.01 per cent, amid cautious trading.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / The container ship MSC Samantha of the Meriterranean Shipping Company is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA: 20 ships discharging petrol other items at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said that 20 ships at the Lagos ports were discharging petroleum products and food stuff.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Previous administrations spent N8.9 trillion on subsidy in 10 years

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, yesterday, disclosed that N8.9 trillion was spent on fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, mainly by previous administrations, between 2006 and 2015.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF warns against neglect of virus protocols

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned against perceived neglect of the non-pharmaceutical protocols and other measures aimed at tackling the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi governor sacks revenue board

The board of Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has been sacked with immediate effect.