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Tirso Martinez-Sanchez testifies during the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. Reuters

Witness: El Chapo ran a cocaine train from Mexico to New York

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman ran a cocaine train all the way from Mexico to New York City, a witness testified Monday.
Joaquin El Chapo Guzman- trial begins in New York Monday, but it will be behind closed doors

Mexican drug baron El Chapo’s closed door trial begins tomorrow

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world’s biggest drug cartel and spending 25 years smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine, worth $14 billion, into the United States.
Apple iPad Pro

Apple to unveil iPads with facial recognition

Apple Inc on Tuesday is expected to unveil updates to its Mac computers and iPads that include facial recognition features that have been available in the iPhone lineup at an event in Brooklyn.
Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia (R) and Conor McGregor of Ireland (L) start their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Conor McGregor as brawl mars UFC bout

Khabib Nurmagomedov thwarted Conor McGregor's bid to regain the UFC lightweight crown Saturday with a dominant submission victory in a grudge match marred by a post-fight brawl.
Nigeria Prize for Literature

Board shortlists three books for The Nigeria Prize for Literature

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has approved a final shortlist of three books out of the longlist of 11 released in July 2018.
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Ex-Brazilian soccer chief jailed four years for fraud, money laundering

A former President of Brazil’s Soccer Federation was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to four years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges related to the bribery scandal at FIFA, the sport’s governing body.

Deontay Wilder offers Anthony Joshua $50m for heavyweight mega-fight

Deontay Wilder told Anthony Joshua “the money’s in the bag” as prospects rose Wednesday of a blockbuster world title unification bout between the unbeaten heavyweights.

US reportedly investigates Huawei over Iran sanctions violations

Federal prosecutors in New York have been investigating since at least last year whether Chinese tech company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. violated U.S. sanctions in relation to Iran, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Sierra Leonean artist Janka Nabay passes on in Kambia

Popular Sierra Leonean traditional artist Ahmed Janka Nabay has died in his home in northern Sierra Leonean district of Kambia, according to his band colleague Pa Fullah.

Woman kills her two children with rat posion

A 12-member jury in Guyana has found Awena Rutherford, 25, guilty of killing two of her children through poisoning.

Music industry hails Jay-Z before Grammys

Jay-Z, who once boycotted the Grammys as biased against hip-hop, was hailed Saturday by the music industry’s power brokers ahead of the latest awards where he leads nominations.

Apartment fire kills 12, injures several others in New York

A fire tore through an apartment building in New York’s borough of the Bronx late Thursday, killing at least 12 people including a child and leaving four others critically injured, the mayor said.

FIFA trial: New York jury acquits former Peru soccer boss Manuel Burga

A US jury on Tuesday acquitted a Peruvian former soccer boss at the FIFA corruption trial in New York, just days after convicting two South American co-defendants.

New York bomb suspect charged with ‘terror’

The suspect arrested after a bomb attack in New York on Monday has been charged with terror offences and possession of a weapon.

Terrorism offenders deserve death penalty – Donald Trump

Individuals, convicted of terrorism charges, deserve “the strongest penalty allowed by law,” including death penalty, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

Talk of mega bribes and throat-slashing gestures at FIFA trial

A trial exposing rampant corruption in the business of world football ended a day of testimony Wednesday with a defendant accused of making throat-slashing gestures to intimidate a key witness.

FIFA bribery trial to kick off in New York

The FIFA corruption trial is to get underway with opening statements in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

FIFA corruption trial to begin in New York

The bribery trial of three South American ex-officials is to kick off in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
Tunde Ayeni

EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.