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A Simpsons-themed mural in Milan painted as a tribute following the death of George Floyd. The TV show will end white actors voicing characters of colour. Miguel Medina-AFP-Getty Images

‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigerian government appalled over attack on embassy in Indonesia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, while reacting to the attack on the mission which was carried out by Nigerians, said the development was “absolutely deplorable and disgraceful.”

Judge denies US women footballers immediate appeal of pay claim

US women footballers will have to wait on their appeal against the dismissal of their equal pay lawsuit after a Tuesday ruling by federal judge Gary Klausner.
Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, is among the A-list musicians across the world to perform at the ‘Global Goal- Unite For Our Future – The Concert’ fixed for Saturday.

Yemi Alade, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, others set for concert to tackle coronavirus

Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, is among the A-list musicians across the world to perform at the ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future – The Concert’ fixed for Saturday.
UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday slammed Iran for reportedly executing two juvenile offenders in four days and urged Tehran to call an immediate halt to such killings.

UN rights body to probe US over racism against African-Americans

The U.N.’s top human rights body agreed unanimously Friday to commission a U.N. report on systemic racism and discrimination against black people while stopping short of ordering a more intensive investigation singling out the United States after the death of George Floyd sparked worldwide demonstrations.
People attend Ash Wednesday mass inside the Church of the Assumption in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria February 26, 2020. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri-File Photo

Lagos residents express mixed feelings over suspended opening of churches, mosques

Some Lagos residents on Friday expressed mixed reactions over the suspension of the opening of churches, mosques and events places by the Lagos State Government to curb the rising number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Boris Johnson inaugurates commission to tackle racism in Britain

Boris Johnson has announced a cross-government commission to examine racial inequality in the UK following weeks of Black Lives Matter protests.
‘From tomorrow, we will be able to turn the page on the crisis that we have lived through,’ Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address. Christophe Petit Tesson-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock

President Macron rejects tearing down statues in France

President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Sunday that France would not seek to erase elements of its history or take down statues of controversial public figures, despite growing global scrutiny of former colonial powers in the wake of worldwide protests.

Nigerian government ignoring our complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China – groups

A group of concerned Nigerians, Council of Nigerian Citizens in China, CNCC, has said the Federal Government is not serious about complaints of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Evacuation: Nigeria to prioritise nationals in China

The Federal Government has said it would give priority to evacuees in China when evacuation flights eventually resume.

Presidency: No discrimination against any state

The Presidency says no state will suffer any such discrimination in dealing with security and all other matters on account of their political differences with the government at the centre.
The People Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra chapter, has announced a donation of N120 million COVID-19 lockdown palliative to the people of the state.

PDP rolls out N120 million palliative, coronavirus test centre

The People Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra chapter, has announced a donation of N120 million COVID-19 lockdown palliative to the people of the state.
Pnina Tamano-Shata has been chosen by incoming deputy prime minister Benny Gantz, who is forming a unity government with PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel gets first Ethiopia-born minister

Israel is set to get its first Ethiopia-born minister, with the nomination of a female MP brought there in a secret operation in the 1980s.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

May Day: Minister urges workers to imbibe common will to conquer coronavirus

As the world commemorates the May Day celebration, dedicated to workers, amidst the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr) Chris Ngige, has called on Nigerian Workers to develop and imbibe a common will to fight and conquer the invisible enemy.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps call for cut in cost of governance

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said yesterday that COVID-19 has offered the country the best opportunity to reduce cost of governance and diversify her economy.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised Nigerians to exercise restraint in accepting and disseminating information on alleged maltreatment of Nigerians and by extension Africans living in China.

Nigeria: We don’t have enough isolation centres for returnees

The Federal Government said yesterday it does not have enough isolation centres to keep the high number of Nigerians in diaspora who have indicated willingness to return home. It also reiterated its warning to state governments not to relax their control measures, declaring this was not the time to play games.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Stigmatisation affecting our efforts – NCDC

Due to fear of stigma, potential contacts of COVID-19 cases have refused to report themselves for test, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria to shut down unaccredited hospitals treating coronavirus

The Federal Government has warned that it would henceforth take steps to close any hospital that goes into treatment of Covid-19 patient without proper accreditation.

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Inter Milan unlikely to count on Victor Moses for next season

Victor Moses could be on his way back to Chelsea after the expiration of his loan deal with Italian Serie A side Inter Milan.
Manchester United are still searching for a centre forward (number nine) despite having recently extended Odion Ighalo’s loan deal.

Odion Ighalo: I brought what Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford lack to Manchester United

Former Nigerian International Odion Ighalo says he is a different kind of striker to Manchester United teammates Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
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Kelechi Iheanacho admits Leicester City’s form has dropped off

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Court remands man for ‘defiling’ 3-year-old daughter

An Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 41-year-old man, Effiom Etowa, who allegedly defiled his three-year old daughter, be remanded in the custody of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
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Real Madrid boss reacts to Lionel Messi’s Barcelona exit talks

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