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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a meeting of the National Security Council at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari chairs National Security Council meeting after Lekki shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently chairing a meeting of the National Security Council at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah defender Gbadamosi Jimoh Olamilekan has completed his transfer to Rivers United ahead of the 2020-2021 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season.

Gbadamosi Olamilekan joins Rivers United from FC Ifeanyi Ubah

FC Ifeanyi Ubah defender Gbadamosi Jimoh Olamilekan has completed his transfer to Rivers United ahead of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL season.
Goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar has joined Plateau United from Wikki Tourists ahead of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season.

Adamu Abubakar joins Plateau United from Wikki Tourists

Goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar has joined Plateau United from Wikki Tourists ahead of the 2020-2021 Nigeria professional football league season.
The proposed takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium collapsed after the group declined to take up the Premier League’s offer of independent arbitration to decide who would own the club, the league’s chief executive said.

Newcastle takeover collapsed as Saudi consortium declined arbitration offer

The proposed takeover of Newcastle United by a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium collapsed after the group declined to take up the Premier League’s offer of independent arbitration to decide who would own the club, the league’s chief executive Richard Masters said.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries N1.121 billion spent by NDDC IMC on public communication

The Senate has raised the alarm over the N1.121 billion spent by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, on Public Communication.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
On Friday evening, chief executive Carrie Lam, a pro-Beijing appointee, announced that September elections for the city's legislature would need to be delayed.

Hong Kong postpones elections over virus as China crackdown deepens

Hong Kong's democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas.

UK Export Finance set to back Total’s $20 bln Mozambique LNG project

Britain’s export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) is set to back a $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Senator Akpabio urged not to renege in fight against NDDC buccaneers

Campaigners in Niger-Delta have urged Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, not to back down in his role as a blockade against money-making predators determined to clean out the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Riot police fire tear gas at the junction between Hennessy Road and Percival Street. Sam Tsang

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

Police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday against a controversial security law proposed by China, in the most intense clashes for months.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 17, 2016 a passenger aircraft takes off alongside Terminal 5 during sunrise at London Heathrow Airport in west London. – British tour operators put themselves outside the law by not reimbursing their customers for stays already paid for and cancelled because of the coronavirus, the consumer defence association Which! said on April 22, 2020. “We asked the ten largest British tour operators and the ten largest airlines to explain their refund policies. None of these companies were meeting their legal obligations on time,” said Which! (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Heathrow sees expansion delay of at least two years

London’s Heathrow airport on Friday said the building of a third runway at Europe’s busiest hub would be delayed by at least two years for legal reasons and the coronavirus outbreak.
LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi on May 17, 2019.

Singapore court rejects challenge to gay sex ban

A fresh bid to overturn a Singapore law banning gay sex failed Monday as a court dismissed several challenges, a setback for efforts to promote greater LGBT rights in Asia.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer to donate to Australia bushfires appeal

Roger Federer said he would donate to the Australia bushfires appeal on Monday after coming under criticism from climate campaigners including Greta Thunberg over his sponsorship deal with Credit Suisse.
Will Smith still feels “emotional” about homelessness years after playing a destitute man in one of his most acclaimed film roles, the Hollywood star has told charity campaigners braving a fierce New York winter night to sleep rough.

Will Smith campaigns against homelessness in New York

Will Smith still feels “emotional” about homelessness years after playing a destitute man in one of his most acclaimed film roles, the Hollywood star has told charity campaigners braving a fierce New York winter night to sleep rough.
Rivers United finally registered their first win of the 2019-20 NPFL season after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Rangers International in front of their fans at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Matchday 4.

Rivers United edge Rangers to secure first league win

Rivers United finally registered their first win of the 2019/20 NPFL season after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Rangers International in front of their fans at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Matchday 4.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

Sani Adamu: President Buhari ministers a bunch of “fantastically corrupt” Nigerians

Adamu put forward that the Buhari administration has nothing good in stock for Nigerians, having, in his words, brought in “fantastically corrupt” politicians as ministers whose character and track records are a reflection of the president’s person, having promised to bring in people that are best known to him and represents his ideals.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a policy speech at the start of the extraordinary Diet session in Tokyo on January 28, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU - AFP)

Japanese premier Shinzo Abe ready to meet North Korea’s Kim ‘unconditionally’: media

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “unconditionally” in a bid to restore diplomatic ties between the two historic foes, a daily said Thursday.
A sunset view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge off Lantau island in Hong Kong, China October 21, 2018, before its opening ceremony on October 23, 2018. Picture taken October 21, 2018. REUTERS-Bobby Yip

Hong Kong to build $79 billion artificial island

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world’s largest artificial islands with an eye-watering $79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday.

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Spotify surges past 300 million users after successful Russia launch

Spotify now has 320 million monthly active users and 144 million paid subscribers, an increase of 29 and 27 percent respectively year-over-year, the company announced in its latest earnings release. User growth was driven by marketing campaigns in India, as well as the service’s launch in Russia and 12 surrounding markets. The company called Russia its “most successful new market launch to date.”
French forensics officers arrive at the site of a knife attack in Nice. Valéry Hache-AFP-Getty

Knifeman kills three in suspected terror attack at French church

A man wielding a knife at a church in the French city of Nice killed three people, slitting the throat of at least one, and injured several others before being apprehended by police, officials said Thursday.
Vertigo Releasing has acquired SXSW grand jury prize winner Freshman Year (aka Shithouse) for the UK and Ireland, while Protagonist Pictures has boarded international sales on the romantic comedy-drama.

Vertigo acquires SXSW award-winner ‘Freshman Year’

Vertigo Releasing has acquired SXSW grand jury prize winner Freshman Year (aka Shithouse) for the UK and Ireland, while Protagonist Pictures has boarded international sales on the romantic comedy-drama.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Eid-el-Maulud: FCT minister wants Muslims to adhere to principle of peace

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged all Muslims to adhere to the cardinal principle of peace upon which the religion of Islam is built.
Miguel Angel Moratinos

UN official expresses ‘deep concern’ over Prophet cartoon row

The head of a United Nations anti-extremism body has expressed “deep concern” over growing tensions over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, urging “mutual respect” between people of different faiths and political views.