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Determined to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, local manufacturer Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company has engaged a cardiologist to help in the mass production of N95 face masks for the protection of vulnerable Nigerians against the deadly virus.

More US states mandate wearing masks in public as coronavirus cases continue to rise

A growing number of United States states have mandated mask-wearing in public places as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country, where so far over 120,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus.
California will give cash payments to immigrants living in the country irregularly, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, using a mix of taxpayer money and charitable contributions to give 150,000 adults $500 each during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: California to pay $500 each to 150,000 undocumented immigrants

California will give cash payments to immigrants living in the country irregularly, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, using a mix of taxpayer money and charitable contributions to give 150,000 adults $500 each during the coronavirus outbreak.
Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune on Friday, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours as the teenage prodigy continues her stunning rise.

Billie Eilish drops James Bond track

Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune on Friday, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours as the teenage prodigy continues her stunning rise.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Senator Omo-Agege denies ‘court conviction’ in USA

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has dismissed allegations of his conviction by a court in the United States of America, calling those peddling the claims as “mischief-makers”.

California leaves millions without power to prevent wildfires

Rolling blackouts set to affect millions of Californians began Wednesday as a utility company started switching off power to an unprecedented number of households in the face of hot, windy weather that raises the risk of wildfires.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

‘Treason,’ ‘civil war,’ Donald Trump ramps up rhetoric on Twitter

Conspiracy theories, calls to arrest Democrats for treason, ominous warnings about civil war: President Donald Trump, facing the threat of impeachment, is ramping up his bellicose rhetoric on Twitter to a new level.
Hand-written notes are displayed on a light post across the street from the Chabad of Poway Synagogue after a shooting on April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. – A gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California, killing one person and injuring three others including the rabbi as worshippers marked the final day of Passover, officials said Saturday, April 27, 2019. The shooting in the town of Poway came exactly six months after a white supremacist shot dead 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue — the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER / AFP)

US shooting renews debate on hate crimes and political response

The latest at a US synagogue heightened the sense of alarm Sunday of a rise in anti-Semitism, despite President Donald Trump avowal to overcome the “evil” of hatred.
Lloyd's of London

Lloyd’s of London suffers 1 billion pound loss due to natural catastrophes

The Lloyd’s of London insurance market recorded a loss of one billion pounds ($1.32 billion) in 2018 due to major natural catastrophes such as hurricanes and wildfires, it said on Wednesday.
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris emerges as frontrunner to oust Donald Trump as rivals circle

Early 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced herself to American voters Monday by drawing a sharp contrast with Donald Trump, offering a robust defence of her progressive positions a day after formally declaring her White House bid.
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury vows to dash homeless £8 millon

British boxer Tyson Fury has vowed to give his whopping £8 million purse to the homeless after fighting Deontay Wilder.
Donald Trump tours a neighbourhood destroyed by the wildfires in Paradise, California [Evan Vucci-AP]

North California fire: Death toll at 76, more than 1,000 missing

The death toll from wildfires in Northern California has risen to 76, with thousands left homeless from the deadliest blaze to hit the US state in a century.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
California wildfires

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 25 as blazes continue

The death toll from destructive wildfires hitting California rose to 25 as rescue workers recovered 14 more bodies of people killed by the late-season infernos.

Ovie Omo-Agege: I was never convicted in US

The senator said this in reaction to an allegation by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, a Delta All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, who said a Californian court convicted him.
Former rap mogul Marion Suge Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to manslaughter in connection with the death of a man during a hit-and-run incident after a confrontation on the set of the movie biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Former rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in prison for manslaughter

Former US rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge over a hit-and-run incident in 2015.
Ocean Cleanup's System 001 is towed out of the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California on September 08, 2018. The prototype technology, developed by Boyan Slat, is about 2,000 feet of floating booms that will be towed out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of plastics and trash about the size of France, in hopes of helping remove the pollutants. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

UN-backed ocean cleanup to remove 1.8 trillion plastic debris

A UN-backed ocean cleanup vessel aiming at cleaning up 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean has left San Francisco on its first voyage.
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California introduces tougher restrictions on firearms

Lawmakers in California have sent three bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that call for stricter restrictions on firearms in a state that has one of the toughest gun laws in the country.

YouTube extends music streaming service to Europe

YouTube extended its music streaming service to Europe Monday a month after it launched in North America and parts of Asia.

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Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

31 die as floods ravage communities

Thirty-one persons have reportedly died in floods across the country as torrential rains continue to pour.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is not surprised by the performance of Wilfred Ndidi in their premier league opener against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Wilfred Ndidi faces three months out with injury

Wilfred Ndidi could miss ‘six to 12 weeks’ of action after picking up an abductor injury, according to Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.
A South Korean ministry official who has been missing since Monday was shot dead by North Korea, the Defence Ministry in Seoul said on Thursday.

South Korea confirms missing official killed by North Korea – report

A South Korean ministry official who has been missing since Monday was shot dead by North Korea, the Defence Ministry in Seoul said on Thursday.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous oil firms

The Group General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has advised indigenous companies operating in the oil and gas sector to upscale their capacity for global competitiveness.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called for an urgent review of the revenue formula of the country.

Senator Tinubu commiserates with Ayodele Fayose over sister’s death

A former Lagos State governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, over the death of his elder sister, Mrs Moji Ladeji.