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A Palestinian man retrieves belongings inside a damaged apartment in a building in the aftermath of Israeli air strikes, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 15, 2021. REUTERS-Mohammed Salem

Air strikes, rockets drag Israel-Gaza conflict into sixth day

Israel pummelled Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rocket barrages at Israel on Saturday, with no sign yet of an imminent end to the worst escalation in years after six days of conflict and amid a rising death toll.

Israel pounds Gaza to curb Palestinian militants but rockets still fly

Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and air strikes on Friday, killing 13 people including three children, local health officials said, as it targeted Palestinian militant tunnels to try to stop persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns.
Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.

Italian Open: Serena Williams crashes out on her 1000th career game

Serena Williams, playing the 1000th WTA match of her career, lost on her return after nearly three months away to Nadia Podoroska in the second round of the WTA Italian Open on Wednesday.
The brother of Palestinian man Ahmed Al-Shenbari, who was killed amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, reacts as mourners carry his body during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Hamas and Israel exchange fire as Jerusalem unrest ignites Gaza

Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages into Israel from Gaza for a second day on Tuesday and Israeli warplanes struck the enclave in a deepening conflict in which at least 26 people in Gaza and two in Israel have been killed.
Woman ride bikes on a street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 10, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China demographic crisis looms as population growth slips to lowest ever

China’s population grew at its slowest since the 1950s as births declined, sowing doubt over Beijing’s ability to power its economy as it succumbs to the same ageing trends afflicting developed nations like Japan.
The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus.

AC Milan plots to keep Brahim Diaz after putting Juventus in danger

The interest of Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan in trying to keep Brahim Diaz, their loanee from La Liga club Real Madrid was heightened when the 21-year-old turned up a brilliant display in Sunday’s unwinding of Serie A former champions Juventus. Pioli intends to open a negotiation with Real Madrid, about keeping Spanish forward, who has plugged comfortably into the Milan team.
Andrea Pirlo said to forget this elimination will take a few days but then we will have to look forward and try to move up the [Serie A] rankings. Matteo Ciambelli-DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Andre Pirlo: I won’t resign as Juventus manager

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has insisted that he won’t throw in the towel despite the team losing 3-0 to AC Milan on Sunday
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Washington – The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.

Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Donald Trump

Former President Donald of the United States is in global news again. And it is also for a negative reason! His ban by Facebook which happened on 7 January 2021, a day after his ‘storm troopers’ invaded the US Capitol in Washington, was, today, 5 May, upheld by the social medium’s oversight board.
Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City tonight according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Kylian Mbappe starts on the bench vs Manchester City after late fitness test

Kylian Mbappe will start on the bench for Paris Saint-Germain ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City on Tuesday.
Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City tonight according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.

PSG sweat on Mbappe fitness for Man City Champions League clash

“I think we need to assess Kylian. Today he is going to start training individually and then we’ll see if he can be with the team at the end,” Pochettino told reporters at a press conference on Monday just before his side’s last training session prior to the game.
Joe Aribo featured prominently as Rangers secured a 4-1 victory over Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Championship group game.

Joe Aribo shines as Rangers secure victory over rivals Celtic

Joe Aribo featured prominently as Rangers secured a 4-1 victory over Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Championship group game.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

May Day: Ondo governor reiterates commitment to workers’ welfare

Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of workers in the state.
Erik ten Hag was asked about the Super League plans on Wednesday and he did not mince his words.

Erik Ten Hag signs extended contract as Ajax manager

Erik Ten Hag has signed a new deal as manager of Ajax, in what looks like a fresh blow to Tottenham in their search for a new boss.

DPR commits to cost reduction, support for industry trainers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Wednesday said it will continue to embark on its current cost-cutting measures in the oil and gas industry to cushion the impact of the uncertainty in the international crude oil market.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says Eden Hazard will be up for tonight's Champions League clash with Chelsea.

Chelsea ‘earned’ £20 million from Eden Hazard last season

Chelsea are believed to have earned £20m last season as part of the deal which saw Eden Hazard move to Real Madrid despite the Belgian star’s struggles in Spain.
A police officer orders a vendor to leave after stocking fresh produce from a vegetable market in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP

Zimbabwe street vendors reel under virus curbs

For years, Zimbabwean single mother Spiwe Tembo would sell buns on the streets of central Harare, earning enough to feed her three children. But her fortunes have dived.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez: Clubs cannot leave Super League due to ‘binding contract’

On Tuesday night, the controversial proposals for a new Super League lay in tatters as the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ – Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham – all backed out of the competition having only announced their involvement on Sunday night.
Bernd Leno looks round in despair after pushing Richarlison’s cross through his legs for Everton’s goal. Photograph: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Bernd Leno howler helps Everton beat Arsenal at Emirates

A Bernd Leno blunder gifted Everton all three points as they boosted their chances of making the top four with a first away win over Arsenal since 1996.

Lawyers seek end to violent agitations in Niger Delta

The Nembe-Se Lawyers Forum, a group of Niger Delta legal practitioners, have called for an end to violent agitations in Nigeria, saying that it has negatively affected national unity.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Sales Rabo’s demise a big blow to tourism sector

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) over the death of its President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo.
In England there is talk of Man City central defender Aymeric Laporte being on Real Madrid's radar.

Manchester City star celebrates collapse of Super League

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte says he’s delighted with the collapse of the European Super League.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Juventus considering Gennaro Gattuso as Andrea Pirlo’s replacement

Juventus are studying the future and are reportedly considering Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as a possible alternative to replace Andrea Pirlo.

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Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has hailed the season form of Bernd Leno.

Bernd Leno: I don’t want to leave Arsenal

Bernd Leno has insisted that he does not want to leave Arsenal while outlining his ambition to help the club reach the Champions League again.
Wife of the Bayelsa State governor, Dr. Mrs. Gloria Diri, has restated government’s commitment to revitalise primary healthcare facilities in local government areas across the state.

Bayelsa, UNICEF flag-off campaign on maternal, newborn mortality

Wife of the Bayelsa State governor, Dr. Mrs. Gloris Diri, has restated government’s commitment to revitalise primary healthcare facilities in local government areas across the state.
Around 42,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have fled their homes because of Israel’s air attacks on the coastal territory.

UN: Hostilities forced 42,000 Palestinians in Gaza to leave their homes

Around 42,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have fled their homes because of Israel’s air attacks on the coastal territory.

Ekiti PDP: We’ll return to power in 2022

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has called on the Senator representing the Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Abiodun Olujimi to demonstrate a sincere concern for reconciliation within the party by putting an end to litigation.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor inaugurates NYSC governing board

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday inaugurated the state governing board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).