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The man convicted of fatally shooting six Muslim men at a mosque in Canadian province of Quebec in 2017 will be able to apply for parole in 25 years, an appeals court has ruled, saying Alexandre Bissonette’s previous sentence was unconstitutional.

Court reduces sentence for Quebec City mosque attacker

The man convicted of fatally shooting six Muslim men at a mosque in the Canadian province of Quebec in 2017 will be able to apply for parole in 25 years, an appeals court has ruled, saying Alexandre Bissonette’s previous sentence was unconstitutional.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a NATO summit last year [Adrian Dennis-AFP]

UK, Canada agree to post-Brexit rollover trade deal

Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a rollover trade deal, the countries announced on Saturday, promising to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement after the UK’s post-Brexit transition period ends.
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported early Saturday that the U.S. is on the brink of having 12 million COVID-19 cases, with 11,915,042 infections recorded.

US approaching 12 million coronavirus infections

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported early Saturday that the U.S. is on the brink of having 12 million COVID-19 cases, with 11,915,042 infections recorded.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Canadians to stay home, avoid contact with others and follow public health rules to help slow the spread of COVID-19, after health officials warned of a possible explosive surge in virus cases.

Canadian premier urges residents to stay home as coronavirus cases spike

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Canadians to stay home, avoid contact with others and follow public health rules to help slow the spread of COVID-19, after health officials warned of a possible explosive surge in virus cases.
The Federal Government says DJ Switch (real name, Obianuju Udeh) is “a fraud and a front for divisive and destructive forces’’ that will be exposed in the fullness of time.

#EndSARS: DJ Switch a front for divisive forces – minister

The Federal Government says DJ Switch (real name, Obianuju Udeh) is “a fraud and a front for divisive and destructive forces’’ that will be exposed in the fullness of time.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
Tennis - ATP 500 - Erste Bank Open - Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria - October 27, 2020 Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in action during his first round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov. REUTERS-Lisi Niesner

Grigor Dimitrov upsets Stefanos Tsitsipas in Vienna

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria recovered from a one-set deficit to knock off third-seeded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 to reach the quarter finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, Austria.
An employee of Daimler demonstrates steering by the Drive Pilot Level 3 autonomous driving system in a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine on the company's test center near Immendingen, Germany October 14, 2020. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Mercedes targets evolution rather than revolution in self-driving car push

The Germans, pioneers in developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), are taking a step-by-step approach to releasing new technology, waiting for their own engineers, rather than the general public, to validate their system. Both approaches – one conservative and one radical in nature – are designed to push highly automated driving on to public roads, a step that could massively reduce accidents, since computers have faster accident-avoidance reflexes than humans.
The acting Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ryan Ward, in a statement, said that the investment will help Nigeria continue its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada contributes US$3 million to Nigeria’s UN COVID-19 basket

The Canadian Government says it has contributed US$ 3 million to the United Nations COVID-19 Basket Fund for Nigeria’s response.
Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other Nigerians have congratulated Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, after retaining his title with a second round knockout of Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi.

Sports minister, NIDCOM chief, others hail Israel Adesanya after successful UFC title defence

Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other Nigerians have congratulated Nigerian-born UFC middleweight champion, Isreal Adesanya, after retaining his title with a second round knockout of Paulo Costa in Abu Dhabi.
Canadian rapper, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, has opened up on the shooting incident involving him and fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion.

Tory Lanez: I didn’t shoot Megan Thee Stallion

Canadian rapper, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, has opened up on the shooting incident involving him and fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Ayo Akinola scored his first goal of the 2020 MLS regular season as Toronto FC played to a 2-2 draw with DC United at Audi Park.

Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United

The 20-year-old American-Canadian of Nigerian descent had missed the first three games of the season's return with a hamstring injury all of which ended in victories over Canadian rivals Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open with a stunning 6-2 7-5 defeat by Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Rafa Nadal stunned by Diego Schwartzman in Italian Open quarter-finals

Defending champion Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open with a stunning 6-2 7-5 defeat by Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia and a tournament official tend to a linesperson who was struck with a ball by Djokovic against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain (not pictured) on day seven of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Novak Djokovic fate a warning for players to keep emotions in check

Tennis players throwing rackets and hitting balls away in anger and frustration during matches are regular scenes on the circuit, but those could be a thing of the past after Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the U.S. Open on Sunday.
Second seed Dominic Thiem staved off a spirited fightback from Marin Cilic to beat the former champion 6-2 6-2 3-6 6-3 on Saturday and reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

Dominic Thiem sees off Marin Cilic to reach U.S. Open fourth round

Second seed Dominic Thiem staved off a spirited fightback from Marin Cilic to beat the former champion 6-2 6-2 3-6 6-3 on Saturday and reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
Novak Djokovic didn’t have the luxury of easing back into tournament play at the Western & Southern Open Monday night in his first match back since the end of the ATP Tour suspension.

Novak Djokovic eyes US Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic and women’s fourth seed Naomi Osaka will be chasing quarter-finals berths on day seven of the US Open on Sunday.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has slammed his club’s grueling schedule.

Pep Guardiola rues Manchester City’s ‘wasteful’ finishing

Pep Guardiola admits that “the finishing was wasteful” in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Fulham, with there still room for improvement from a side looking to recapture the Premier League title.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor urges President Buhari to adopt other strategies to end killings

THE Governor of Nasarawa Stata, Abdullahi Sule, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to consider adoption of other options that would bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency in the North, general insecurity in other parts of the country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that Owu nation is working for the development of Nigeria as a country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Owu working for national development

He added that though Owu indigenes at home and the diaspora gather every year to enhance unity among them, but one of its objective is to ensure a better country, where individuals could thrive. Obasanjo spoke on Saturday at the 29th Owu National Convention at the Kuta Palace Ground, Kuta in Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State.
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Zamfara by-election: INEC breaks odds, holds orderly election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Zamfara State office conducted the Bakura by-election for the office of state assembly members in spite of tension in the state.

Experts want government attention, promotion of service exports to boost economy

As oil prices continue to fluctuate in the international market, experts in the services industry want government’s attention and promotion of services export to boost economy.