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FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

Swiss court rejects FIFA appeal to obtain Gianni Infantino’s criminal investigation files

Swiss Federal Criminal Court has denied FIFA access to case files associated with the investigation into its President Gianni Infantino and former attorney general Michael Lauber.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil an alert system on Sunday to monitor the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, with different levels informing how and where the lockdown could be eased.

UK to set up coronavirus alert system

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil an alert system on Sunday to monitor the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, with different levels informing how and where the lockdown could be eased.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals, reports said Saturday, despite growing pressure on the government to relax virus lockdown measures.
Professor Neil Ferguson said he had stepped down from his role advising ministers on the coronavirus lockdown after “undermining the clear message” to stay at home.

Top coronavirus scientist resigns, admitting he undermed lockdown rules

Professor Neil Ferguson said he had stepped down from his role advising ministers on the coronavirus lockdown after “undermining the clear message” to stay at home.
Spain’s daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288 on Sunday, the lowest since March 20, as the country eased its lockdown to allow children outside for the first time in six weeks.

Britain records Europe’s highest coronavirus death toll

Britain’s death toll linked to the novel coronavirus has risen to 29,427, the government said on Tuesday, meaning it has overtaken Italy in recording Europe’s highest total.
The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.

ONS: UK now has highest coronavirus death rate in Europe

The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

Bundesliga stars get coronavirus tests results same-day

Several Bundesliga players are being tested daily and receiving same day results after coronavirus cases were discovered in their squad.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II marks 94th birthday with no fanfare

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday on Tuesday, but the traditional gun salute was called off this year because of the coronavirus crisis.
Ultimate Love anchors Dakore Egbuson–Akande and Oluwaseun Olaniyan

Nominations begin on Ultimate Love TV reality show

After a series of speed dating sessions, nominations have begun in the ongoing MultiChoice’s Ultimate Love reality TV show, which launched on February 9.

United States, China escalate trade war

The United States escalated its trade war against China, slapping steep tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Thursday.
Jim Ratcliffe

UK’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe forced out of the shadows

Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain’s richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with US President after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Russia to retaliate US sanctions over nerve agent attack

Russia will decide on retaliatory measures to US sanctions imposed over a nerve agent attack in Britain blamed on Moscow, which it denies, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Donald Trump threatens $505 billion tariff on Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump said in an interview released Friday he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the United States with tariffs if necessary.
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Donald Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States.

US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

US urges pressure if needed to ensure DR Congo vote on December 23

US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Monday to use pressure if necessary to ensure that long-delayed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo take place December 23.

Mike Pence announces toughest US sanctions on North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday Washington would soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea, adding that the regime in Pyongyang would not be allowed to “hijack” the upcoming Olympics.

US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency.

US unveils fresh Venezuela sanctions, targets 10 officials

The United States on Thursday unveiled fresh sanctions against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, targeting 10 officials over alleged corruption and interference in gubernatorial elections last month.

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari approves employment for families of slain NYSC members

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service for one graduate from each of the immediate families of the 10 slain National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in 2011 in Bauchi State.
Juventus have joined the race to sign Leicester City winger Youri Tielemans in the summer transfer window.

Juventus eye move for Liverpool target Youri Tielemans

Juventus have joined the race to sign Leicester City winger Youri Tielemans in the summer transfer window.
Udinese captain Rodrigo de Paul is set to join Atlético Madrid for €35m, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Rodrigo de Paul set to join Atlético Madrid for €35 million

Spanish midfielder Saúl Ñíguez (26) looks set to leave Atlético this summer, with Chelsea among the clubs reportedly interested.
Liverpool have been given the go-ahead to expand Anfield by around 7,000 seats, taking the total capacity at their historic stadium to more than 61,000.

Liverpool given go-ahead for Anfield expansion

Liverpool have been given the go-ahead to expand Anfield by around 7,000 seats, taking the total capacity at their historic stadium to more than 61,000.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Imama Amapakabo: Why Andre Onana should consider Arsenal move

Andre Onana leaving Ajax and joining Arsenal would be “a good move” for the Cameroon international, according to former Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo.

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Trader killed, market burnt as violence rages in Abia market over levy

A section of the Umuahia Timber Market along Ahiaeke Road in Abia State has been set ablaze by angry traders.
Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said other measures undertaken by the agency included the re-launch of the inter-faith dialogue and instilling the culture of integrity in young people.

EFCC: Top government officials involved in illicit financial flows

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused Nigerian leaders and top government officials of aiding the Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) activities in the country.
The Netherlands head coach Frank De Boar securing victory against Ukraine would not come easy for his side, as they get their Euro 2020 Group C campaign underway at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena on Sunday.

Euro 2020: Netherlands coach wary of ‘tough opponent’ Ukraine

The Netherlands head coach Frank De Boar securing victory against Ukraine would not come easy for his side, as they get their Euro 2020 Group C campaign underway at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena on Sunday.
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has suspended sponsorship of conference attendance for Nigerian lecturers over allegations of fraudulent practices by many the beneficiaries.

Rector: TETFund earmarks N78 billion for ASCETA

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has over the years earmarked up to N78billion for academic staff development at the Abia State College of Education Technical, Arochukwu, (ASCETA) in Abia State.

Nigerian government reopens passport application portal

The Federal Government has announced the reopening of the passport application and payment portal effective from June 8, 2021 by 12 midnight, to allow eligible passport applicants apply and make payments for the various categories of passports of their choice.