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The United States on Monday demanded that Russia immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.

US ex-marine will not appeal Russian espionage verdict

“(Paul) Whelan will not appeal. He does not believe in Russian justice,” his lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov told news agency Interfax.
The Head Master of Eton College, Simon Henderson, says he is “appalled” by the racism experienced by Dillibe Onyeama, the first Nigerian and first black student to graduate from the school.

British school begs ex-Nigerian student over racism

The Head Master of Eton College, Simon Henderson, says he is “appalled” by the racism experienced by Dillibe Onyeama, the first Nigerian and first black student to graduate from the school.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

AMCON ‘demolishes’ British governor-generals’ Lagos residence – lawyer

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has been told how Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) allegedly sold a building which served as residence of two former British Colonial Governor-Generals in Nigeria, John Macpherson and Arthur Richards in Lagos to a company which later demolish it.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

Nigeria rejects UK report on genocide against Christians

In the report, the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom or Belief, a group made up of British parliamentarians, said Christians are being targeted because of their faith in Nigeria.
The British government on Friday unveiled a 1-billion-pound (1.24-billion-United States dollar) fund for pupils in England “to directly tackle the impact of lost teaching time” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Britain announces £1 billion catch-up package for pupils

The British government on Friday unveiled a 1-billion-pound (1.24-billion-United States dollar) fund for pupils in England “to directly tackle the impact of lost teaching time” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
French Junior Minister for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin arrives at a General Affairs Councilc meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 25, 2020. Kenzo Tribouillard-Pool via REUTERS

Why UK can’t afford ‘no-deal’ Brexit – French minister

A senior French official said on Friday that she would not rule out the European Union’s (EU) trade talks with departed ex-member Britain ending without a deal though it was in the British interest to reach one.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

UK to merge international development, foreign office

Disclosing this in a statement, Johnson said that work will begin immediately on the merger. The new department – the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – will be established in early September and will be led by the Foreign Secretary.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has continued to stand firm on his belief that his side have not yet wrapped up the Premier League title, despite going 19 points clear at the top of the table.

Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool fans to avoid gathering at stadium

Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, has urged supporters to stay home and not gather at stadiums as the Premier League leaders prepare to resume their quest for a first English top flight title in 30 years.
The United States on Monday demanded that Russia immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.

US demands Russia release national sentenced to 16 years for espionage

The United States on Monday demanded that Russia immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan, after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.

Travel resumes across Europe amid hopes of economic recovery

France, Germany and Switzerland on Monday allowed travel to resume three months after unprecedented restrictions were imposed in a bid to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to cancel any holidays at home and abroad, while president Frank-Walter Steinmeier told people to “stay at home”.

Angela Merkel not interested in Donald Trump’s in-person G7 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a German government spokesman said Saturday.
Israel Pasipanodya Mushore, 60, poses for a portrait besides his show piece herd of 70 cattle , in Nyabira, near Harare, on March 13, 2020. – He was allocated the farmhouse and a plot on Rasper farm in Nyabira during Zimbabwe’s land reform programme. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

Two decades on, Zimbabwe takes stock of Robert Mugabe land reform legacy

Eighty-year-old Isobel Simons calmly narrated how she and her late husband lost their 728-hectare Zimbabwe farm two decades ago to Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reforms.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Premier League welcomes decision to resume sporting activities on June 1

The United Kingdom government has permitted the return of competitive sport behind closed doors from Monday, with Premier League chief executive Richard Masters welcoming the decision.
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Donald Trump to strip Hong Kong of special privileges, bar Chinese students from US...

President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong’s special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing’s bid to exert control in the financial hub.

Two British scientific advisers warn it’s too soon to lift lockdown

Two scientific advisers to the British government have warned that COVID-19 is still spreading too fast in the country to lift the lockdown, with one describing it as a political decision.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League top scorers before coronavirus

The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, British media reported on Thursday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” to the Italian people over the coronavirus crisis.

China to adopt Hong Kong national security law

The law would bypass Hong Kong’s internal legislature to punish acts related to endangering national security and subverting state power in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Ijaws are more Biafra than Niger Delta – activist

A Biafra activist, Mr Keribo Minakobiribo Wisdom, Wednesday said that Ijaws are more Biafra than Niger Delta.

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CAN president urges Nigerian government to overhaul security apparatus

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government to immediately overhaul the security apparatus of the country.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo guber: APC leaders endorse Governor Akeredolu’s re-eelction

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State Sunday resolved to bury their hatchets and they endorsed the second term ambition of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.

Godfrey Oboabona bags assist in Dinamo Batumi’s decimation of FC Chikhura

Godfrey Oboabona put in a good shift in Dinamo Batumi’s 4-0 triumph over FC Chikhura by accounting for an assist.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Diezani Alison-Madueke: ‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society.
Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.

Atlético Madrid confirm two positive coronavirus tests

Atlético Madrid have confirmed that two member of their group have tested positive for coronavirus.