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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.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.

Donald Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, and warned the United States may yet walk away from “one of the worst” agreements in history.

United States lifts sanctions on Sudan banks, ports, railways

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on dozens of Sudanese entities, including banks, ports, oil and industrial corporations, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen attack police station, kill cop in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in the Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and shot dead a mobile police officer.

Eight killed in Gombe land tussle – council chief

The Chairman of Shongom Local Government Area in Gombe State, Yohanna Nahari, has said eight persons were killed in a land tussle in the area.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor: Education the best way to fight insecurity

Speaking at the Grand finale of schools quiz competition organized by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Ray Nkemdirim Foundation in Umuahia, Ikpeazu said education play a pivotal role in shaping the youths positively for the future.
Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former head of state, says Nigeria doesn’t have any excuse for inadequate power supply.

Hamza Al-Mustapha: Nigeria has no excuse for inadequate power supply

Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former head of state, says Nigeria doesn’t have any excuse for inadequate power supply.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a session during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque-Pool-File Photo

Canada’s premier says he discussed border with Joe Biden, but no deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved.

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari hints at reviving cattle grazing routes

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, contrary to the demand by the Southern Governors for the ban on open grazing, has hinted at reviving cattle grazing routes and grazing areas, previously set across the country in the 1960s.

UN: Thousands fled after Burkina Faso massacre

More than 3 300 people, most of them children, fled their homes in Burkina Faso's volatile north following the country's worst massacre in years, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Kyoto Sanga striker Peter Utaka scored a delightful double today to celebrate his 200th J-League game in grand style.

Peter Utaka nets brace in 200th J-League game

Kyoto Sanga striker Peter Utaka scored a delightful double today to celebrate his 200th J-League game in grand style.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa

WHO: African countries will miss key vaccine deadline unless they receive more than 200...

Nearly 90% of African countries will miss a target of vaccinating a tenth of their population by September unless they urgently receive more than 200 million jabs, the WHO warned Thursday.
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.

Super Falcons camp bubbles with 17 players in

Super Falcons head coach Randy Waldrum is upbeat ahead of the start of the Four-Nation invitational tournament tagged Summer Series, following the arrival Tuesday of no fewer than 16 players at team’s Marriot Marquis in Houston, Texas.