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Union members and Internal Revenue Service workers rally outside an IRS Service Center to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Covington, Kentucky [John Minchillo-AP Photo] [Daylife]

US shutdown: Donald Trump to sign off on back pay for federal workers

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to sign legislation providing 800,000 federal employees with back pay when the partial government shutdown ends, even though a conclusion to the impasse remains no where in sight.

Election: Lagos Speaker Obasa warns against violence

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Mudashiru Obasa, has called on Nigerians, particularly youths, to stay away from violence and acts and utterances that can cause breach of peace, particularly as the 2019 General Elections draw near.

Lagos task force to clampdown on traders on rail lines

The Lagos State Task Force Agency, on Sunday warned traders and other persons doing businesses on rail lines in the state to leave or be ready for arrest and prosecution.
President Trump confers with Vice President Mike Pence in the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday [Carlos Barria-Reuters]

Talks to resume after Donald Trump says shutdown could last ‘years’

White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations on Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for "months or even years."
Brett Kavanaugh denies allegations of assaulting a girl in high school. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

US Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight

The United States Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday in the closest of such vote in more than a century, amid controversy over sexual abuse allegations against him.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2018 Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A college professor went public for the first time on September 16, 2018 to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls by opposition Democrats to postpone the nomination vote. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

US senators get FBI report on Kavanaugh

The White House on Thursday rejected Democratic criticism of its handling of an FBI probe into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
FILE PHOTO- John McCain listens as he is introduced at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, October 2008. REUTERS-Brian Snyder

Senator McCain said he didn’t want President Trump at own funeral – US media

The American media has alleged that the late American statesman, John McCain, has said that he didn’t want President Donald Trump at his funeral.
Demonstrators in opposition to the immigration policies of the Trump administration rally at the Hart Senate office building. Jonathan Ernst|Reuters

Protesters across US to march against immigration policy

Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country’s frontline immigration enforcement agency.

Outrage in US over sack of House of Reps chaplain

U.S. Democrats are angry over House Speaker Paul Ryan’s sacking of Rev. Fr. Patrick Conroy as the Chaplain of the House of Representatives.

Donald Trump: America a nation sustained by prayer

U.S. President Donald Trump has paid tributes to Americans who had always prayed for the country, declaring that America is a nation that is sustained by prayer.

Donald Trump wants teachers armed to prevent school shootings

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the idea of arming teachers to prevent school shootings will be considered in a debate over US gun ownership laws reignited by last week’s shooting at a Florida high school.

Kendrick Lamar wins big at MTV Video Music Awards

Kendrick Lamar was the biggest winner of Sunday night at the 2017 MTV VMAs, where he took six of the eight categories he was nominated in.

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Accident claims passenger on motorcycle in Ekiti

A woman, who was a passenger of a commercial motorcyclist yesterday lost her life in a road accident in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Carlo Ancelotti says Everton's special Merseyside derby victory against Liverpool was a gift to their fans.

Carlo Ancelotti: I thought European Super League was a ‘joke’

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he thought the European Super League was “a joke” when he first heard about the breakaway proposal.
The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mrs. Tejumola Abisoye, has lauded the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for exhibiting unusual bravery in the face of daunting economic challenges to invest in massive infrastructural development, even as the national economy is still recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LSETF boss lauds Lagos governor on infrastructural development, economy

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mrs. Tejumola Abisoye, has lauded the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for exhibiting unusual bravery in the face of daunting economic challenges to invest in massive infrastructural development, even as the national economy is still recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Petrol retailers earmark 100 filling stations for autogas rollout

The Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN) has listed at least 100 filling stations throughout the country that would be used in the federal government’s auto gas pilot scheme rollout.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos investment in agriculture will hit $10 billion by 2025

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the state’s investments in the agriculture sector would run to $10 billion in the next five years.

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A man stands behind a barricade during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Local uprisings emerge to challenge Myanmar’s army

Sleeping by their makeshift barricades, knots of young men at Tahan in the western Myanmar town of Kale had not expected an attack in the pre-dawn darkness.
“A Ukrainian diplomat, a consul of Ukraine’s Consulate General in Saint Petersburg, Alexander Sosonyuk, has been detained by Russia’s FSB,” the security service said in a statement.

Russian security service detains Ukraine diplomat

Russia’s FSB security service said on Saturday it had detained a Ukrainian diplomat, accusing him of receiving sensitive information from a Russian national.
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Early voter apathy in Rivers council poll

The Local Government Election in Rivers was marked by general voter apathy during the early hours of polling even as most residents in parts of Port Harcourt remained indoors.

FIRS gives NLNG N20 billion tax waiver

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has granted the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company N20 billion tax waiver for the construction of Bodo Bonny Bridge in Rivers State.
Two persons detained by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) have excreted a total of 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation.

Two arrested drug traffickers excrete 191 pellets of cocaine, heroin

Two persons detained by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) have excreted a total of 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation.