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US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

China wants ‘unpredictable’ Donald Trump to lose election – US intelligence

China has boosted its efforts to influence the US presidential election in November and wants President Donald Trump to lose because it sees him as "unpredictable," a top US intelligence official said Friday.
President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump days away from moving against TikTok

President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump raises possibility of delaying US presidential election in November

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Ex-President Obasanjo pays glowing tribute to late Isa. Funtua

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ha described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa-Funtua as rare breed individual who made quality contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and his administration between 1999-2007.
President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he walks down a hallway during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on July 11, 2020. Patrick Semansky—AP

Donald Trump wears mask in public for first time

President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on Saturday as the US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases, while Disney World reopened in a state hit hard by the pandemic.
In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

Donald Trump ‘bullying’ blamed as key impeachment witness quits army

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who provided damning impeachment evidence against President Donald Trump, retired from the US Army on Wednesday after being subjected to a campaign of “bullying, intimidation and retaliation,” his attorney said.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.

Senator Lanlehin: Abiola Ajimobi was a patriot

Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (Solan) has expressed sadness at the demise of a former Oyo State governor, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday, 25 June, 2020, aged 70.
Barack Obama helped raise $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser where the former president said a “great awakening” among Americans could help defeat Donald Trump in November’s election.

Barack Obama raises $11m for Joe Biden campaign

Barack Obama helped raise $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser where the former president said a “great awakening” among Americans could help defeat Donald Trump in November’s election.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump attacks ex-aide, who calls him not ‘fit’ for office

Donald Trump’s presidency was in turmoil Thursday after top ex-aide John Bolton declared him unfit for office, raising the stakes on a controversial re-election rally meant to boost his flailing campaign — yet facing troubles of its own.
Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

US cities extend curfews, deploy soldiers as street anger mounts

Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Twitter places warning on Trump’s tweet, says it glorifies violence

Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump suggesting that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Trump and his favourite social media megaphone over its content policies.
The photo-sending app that boasts 229 million users – better known for filters that turn your face into puppy or vampire – is a new battlefield for opponents President Donald Trump & former vice president Joe Biden, both of whom are in their 70s.

No masking it: Joe Biden eyes stark contrast with Donald Trump over virus

Joe Biden squared off with Donald Trump on Tuesday over the wearing of masks one day after the White House challenger emerged from coronavirus-imposed lockdown donning one while the president attended two events bare-faced.
The Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, George Thompson Sekibo, on Sunday said the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, followed due process in demolishing the hotels and replacing them with schools.

Senator Sekibo: Governor Wike followed due process in demolishing, replacing Rivers hotels

The Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, George Thompson Sekibo, on Sunday said the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, followed due process in demolishing the hotels and replacing them with schools.
U.S. President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general late Friday. The late-night firing of Steve Linick is the president’s latest dismissal of a government watchdog.

Donald Trump fires state department inspector general

The late-night firing of Steve Linick is the president’s latest dismissal of a government watchdog. Trump has now dismissed three since his February acquittal on impeachment charges by the U.S. Senate and has criticized others.
The US Senate has approved a bill calling on President Donald Trump's administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority.

US Senate approves bill to sanction China over Uighur rights

The US Senate has approved a bill calling on President Donald Trump's administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on the Uighur Muslim minority.
There were signs Monday that the coronavirus pandemic was easing significantly in some parts of Europe but getting worse in India and Russia.

Pandemic eases in parts of Europe but worsens in India

There were signs Monday that the coronavirus pandemic was easing significantly in some parts of Europe but getting worse in India and Russia.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump blames ‘lamestream media’ for coronavirus briefing woes

The remark appeared to confirm reports that he was considering dropping the briefing, out of frustration with questions about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Former CHAN Eagles forward Anthony Okpotu was on target for his Tunisian side US Monastir in their 3-1 win over Tataouine on Monday.

US Monastir’s Anthony Okpotu bags brace vs CS Hammam

Former Lobi forward Anthony Okpotu netted a brace in US Monastir’s 3-1 win over CS Hammam in Tunisian Ligue one clash on Tuesday evening.
Akwa United striker Michael Ohanu has called it quit with the club and joined another Nigeria professional football league side Kwara United.

Michael Ohanu rejoins Kwara United from Akwa United

Akwa United striker Michael Ohanu has called it quit with the club and joined another Nigeria professional football league side Kwara United.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hails Leon Balogun

Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said his side are lucky to have Nigeria international Leon Balogun in the team.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is confident Barcelona will bounce back.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen not world-class – Bayern chief

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has declared that Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is not yet a world-class goalkeeper.
Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos (right) scores the only goal of the game from Éver Banega’s cross. Ina Fassbender-Reuters

Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk reach Europa League semi-finals

Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday.