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Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby is confident that his team will be difficult to score against at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

Thomas Dennerby: Super Falcons will be tough to beat in France

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby is confident that his team will be difficult to score against at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France which kicks off next Thursday where they will face hosts, France, South Korea and Norway in Group A.
On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.

Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup

On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Ambassador Alaina Teplitz

Sri Lanka attacks: We had no prior knowledge – US envoy

The US ambassador to Sri Lanka has denied the United States had prior knowledge of the Easter militant attacks that it passed to the Colombo government, CNN television reported on Wednesday.
The disputed Scarborough Shoal - also known to the Chinese as Huangyan Dao or Democracy Reef - is located 230km from the Philippines' northwestern coast [Erik De Castro-Reuters]

Philippines to take legal action over China for clams harvest

The Philippines is considering legal action against China for allegedly harvesting giant clams in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria denied loans over farmer-herder clashes

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, says the federal government was denied loans by some foreign organisations because of the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some parts of the country.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Tewolde GebreMariam: Pilot of Ethiopian Airlines plane reported flight control problems

The pilot of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 had “flight control problems” shortly before the fatal crash, the company’s chief executive has told CNN.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 16, 2017 former US Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives to unveil US postal service issued Oscar de la Renta Forever stamp during a ceremony in New York. – Hillary Clinton has for the first time ruled out running for president in 2020. “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” Clinton said March 4, 2019, in an interview with News 12, a local TV channel in New York. Clinton was the frontrunner in 2016 but ended up losing to Donald Trump. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Hillary Clinton rules out another presidential run

“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” Clinton said Monday in an interview with News 12, a local TV channel in New York.
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Monster tornado kills 23 in Alabama, leaves swath of destruction

A monster tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing “catastrophic” damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 27, 2018, US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC. – US national security advisor John Bolton said Friday, December 28, 2018 he would visit Turkey and Israel to coordinate on Syria, after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all US forces. Bolton said he would head in January to both Turkey which has enthusiastically backed Trump’s sudden move — as well as Israel, a close US ally where the pullout has caused concern. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

White House security chief defends Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit

US national security advisor John Bolton denied Sunday that last week’s nuclear summit with North Korea was a failure, despite President Donald Trump coming home empty-handed.
The number of deaths in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir had dropped to 99 in 2012 but has since been climbing [Danish Ismail-Reuters]

India bombs Kashmir militants in retaliatory strike

India said Tuesday its warplanes launched a strike on a militant camp that killed a “very large” number of fighters preparing an attack, in a move that worsens tensions with arch-rival Pakistan over disputed Kashmir.

INEC: The election postponement challenge

Ordinarily, the postponement by a week of Nigeria’s 2019 general election should not have generated as much outrage as it has done, but the protest that the postponement has attracted is positive proof of the fact that the Nigerian electorate do not trust the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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Asa to headline 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival

Nigerian-French musician, Asa Elemide, will headline the 2019 MTN Bush Fire Festival, according to organisers.
Democrats have criticised Heather Nauert for her lack of diplomatic experience [Mandel Ngan-AFP]

Heather Nauert ends bid to be next US ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to the State Department.
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President Buhari: Nobody would unseat me

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday vowed that nobody will unseat him after Saturday’s presidential election in the country.
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Key issues Nigerians set to consider in elections

In Nigeria, it is often said that no figure is verifiable unless it is the price of a barrel of crude oil.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there is no public officer that has not been accused of corruption.

Atiku Abubakar: No public officer who hasn’t been accused of corruption

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says there is no public officer that has not been accused of corruption.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Donald Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown

President Donald Trump is ready to sign a border security funding deal, despite failing to get anywhere close to the money he sought for a US-Mexico border wall, US media reported Wednesday.
Bola Tinubu

Election: Asiwaju Tinubu welcomes foreign observers

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has welcomed all foreign observers ahead of the up coming general election in Nigeria.

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Mongolia declares war on syphilis

The Ministry of Health in Mongolia has declared war against syphilis, a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) which has become a growing public health concern in the East Asian country.

Justice Garba replaces Zainab Bulkachuwa on presidential election petition tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal is now headed by Justice M. L Garba, who is the Presiding Justice of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.
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Senator Orji’s son emerges Abia speaker

Hon. Chinedum Orji representing the people of Umuahia Central State Constituency has been elected Abia State House of Assembly Speaker

Federal government declares Wednesday public holiday

In line with the enactment into law of June 12 annually as Democracy Day in Nigeria, the Federal Government has declared Wednesday, June 12, 2019, as Public Holiday to commemorate the maiden National Democracy Day.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Flooding: FCDA committed to demolishing houses on waterways

In order to bring lasting solution to the perpetual flooding that has continued to claim lives and property of the inhabitants of Lokogoma District of Abuja, the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) said it’s committed to demolishing structures on waterway.