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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.

Juan Martin del Potro ends Roger Federer’s streak to win Indian Wells title

Juan Martin del Potro saved three match points in a thrilling BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday at Indian Wells in the U.S. before beating world number one Roger Federer.

Lacoste swaps its crocodile for logos of endangered species

French fashion brand Lacoste on Wednesday swapped the crocodile logo on its shirts for the first time in its history for 10 of the most endangered species on the planet.

Chibok girls changed by shame, Stockholm syndrome – experts

Connections formed by years of captivity and shame at marrying militants might explain why some Chibok girls have chosen not to return home from their Boko Haram ordeal, experts say.

FIFA doesn’t care about women’s football – Megan Rapinoe

Fifa has shown it does not care about the women's game by naming a little-known striker on its female player-of-the-year shortlist, World Cup-winner Megan Rapinoe says.

Paris, Los Angeles to host 2024 & 2028 Olympics

Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee.

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Francis Uzoho

Francis Uzoho helps Elche secure first win

Elche of Spain goalkeeper Francis Uzoho on Sunday showed he is in the best form of his life, as he contributed to his side’s first win in their 1-3 victory away to Rayo Majadahonda in a Spanish Segunda fixture.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Olusegun Obasanjo: How Nigeria can access Africa’s $12 trillion

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Report: Central bank approves Access Bank’s acquisition of Diamond Bank

After several months on intensive discussions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the acquisition of Diamond Bank by Access Bank.
Anthony Eneji

Official: Cross River to rake $100 million from cocoa factory

Cross River State Government has said it planned to generate $100million on annual basis into the coffers of the state government from proceeds which will acrue from the state cocoa processing factory set up by the administration of Prof. Ben Ayade in Ikom LGA of the state.
Obafemi Hamzat

Femi Hamzat: We will sustain Lagos State Employment Trust Fund

The Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has said the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration, if elected, will sustain and expand the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund’s initiative put in place by the current administration.