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Demonstrators from the Dawei Technological University along with others march to protest against the military coup, in Dawei, Myanmar April 9, 2021 in this still image obtained from a video. Courtesy of Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi asks court to let her meet lawyers; activists urge New Year...

Myanmar’s detained government leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked a court on Monday to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing via video link to face charges brought by the military junta that could see her jailed for years.
Demonstrators from the Dawei Technological University along with others march to protest against the military coup, in Dawei, Myanmar April 9, 2021 in this still image obtained from a video. Courtesy of Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Myanmar activists call for New Year defiance; Aung San Suu Kyi due for video...

Opponents of Myanmar’s coup called on Monday for people to show defiance of the military with costumes and prayers over the upcoming new year holiday, hoping to maintain the momentum of their campaign in which more than 700 people have been killed.
A man uses a slingshot during the security force crack down on anti-coup protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

At least 14 Myanmar protesters killed in Yangon suburb – local media

Security forces killed at least 14 protesters in a poor, industrial suburb of Myanmar’s main city on Sunday and at least three people in other parts of the country, according to local
A protester sprays a fire extinguisher as demonstrators clash with riot police officers during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 28, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

At least 18 killed in Myanmar on bloodiest day of protests against coup

Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations against a military coup and at least 18 people were killed, the U.N. human rights office said
Pro-democracy protesters are detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman dead – media

Police in Myanmar launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of protests against military rule on Saturday in towns and cities across the country, with media reports of a woman shot dead and dozens of people detained.
A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police crack down on protests after envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup

Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar’s U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a Feb. 1 coup.
Riot police officers get on a police vehicle during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 26, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar envoy appeals to U.N. to stop coup as police break up protests

An envoy for Myanmar’s ousted government called on the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a military coup on Friday, as police cracked down on anti-junta protesters with rubber bullets and stun grenades.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano governor inaugurates 2,000 coronavirus marshals

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has inaugurated 2,000 COVID-19 marshals to sensitise and enforce safety protocols in the state.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Spanish woman who ‘died’ of coronavirus returns 10 days later – report

An 85-year-old woman believed by her family to have died from the coronavirus surprised her relatives by returning to her care home nine days after they were told she had been buried, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Premier League clubs warned over coronavirus protocols

Premier League clubs must set an example in adhering to coronavirus protocols or risk sanctions, the league’s chief executive has warned.
Victor Osimhen is eager to pay back the belief shown in him by Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso since he arrived from Lille on a big money deal in the summer.

Napoli boss to meet Victor Osimhen after Nigerian striker apologises

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattu­so said he will be meeting with Victor Osimhen after the Nige­rian apologised for breaching coronavirus protocols at a par­ty organised in Lagos.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers orders adherence to coronavirus protocols as schools resume Monday

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Chidi Adiele, said the resumption date was in line with the school calendar published in August 2020 by Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Rotherham's Championship game with Middlesbrough became on Wednesday the latest match to be postponed due to coronavirus after the second tier side informed the English Football League that some of their players had tested positive.

Coronavirus forces Rotherham to postpone Championship match

Rotherham's Championship game with Middlesbrough became on Wednesday the latest match to be postponed due to coronavirus after the second tier side informed the English Football League that some of their players had tested positive.
The Rwanda Ministry of Sports has suspended football actions in the country due to the surging number of reported coronavirus cases.

Surging coronavirus cases force Rwanda to suspend Premier League

The Rwanda Ministry of Sports has suspended football actions in the country due to the surging number of reported coronavirus cases.
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Barcelona confirm €122 million salary cuts, announce presidential election schedule

Barcelona have officially announced the club has ratified an agreement over a reduction in salary for players and staff, as well as confirming the schedule for the upcoming presidential election.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to Juventus’ 4-2 loss to AC Milan on Tuesday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation for breaching virus protocols – Italian minister

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation for breaching coronavirus protocols following his positive test earlier this month, according to Italy's sports minister.
Liverpool’s Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (L), Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk (C) and Liverpool’s English midfielder James Milner react after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on July 22, 2020. – Liverpool won the match 5-3. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

Liverpool face Chelsea test as Manchester clubs enter fray

Liverpool faces an early test of their Premier League title defence against Chelsea this weekend as Manchester City and Manchester United launch their quest to be champions.
Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona training on Monday for the first time since trying to leave the club.

Leo Messi returns to training for the first time

Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona training on Monday for the first time since trying to leave the club.

FRSC tasks transport stakeholders on adherence to coronavirus protocols

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom Command has urged transport unions and fleet operators in the state to ensure compliance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control guidelines and protocols at motor parks.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

How Bill, Melinda Gates met, got married

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after a 27-year marriage.
Rebels in northern Chad are ready to observe a ceasefire and to discuss a political settlement after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby. (Photo by Abdoulaye Adoum Mahamat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Chadian rebels, government forces clash in area where slain leader was shot

Government troops and rebels clashed on Thursday in a region of western Chad where president Idriss Deby Itno was killed earlier this month.
The Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba, has joined other Nigerians to celebrate the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, on her 62nd birthday.

Nigerian government reiterates effort to combat climate change

As Nigeria and the World at large continue to find lasting solutions in declining the adverse effects of global warming and climate change, the federal government has reiterated support in combatting climate change in the country.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC to create 956 additional polling units in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to create additional 956 polling units in Sokoto state. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, made the disclosure...
A man wearing a protective face mask casts his vote at a polling station during Madrid's Regional elections, in Madrid, Spain, May 4, 2021. REUTERS-Susana Vera

Lockdown rebel wins Madrid regional election – opinion poll

The conservative leader of Spain's Madrid region, who for months defied the leftist central government by keeping bars and shops open during the COVID-19 pandemic, won a regional election on Tuesday, an opinion poll showed as voting ended.