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The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.

Walmart pulls firearms, ammunition from US store floors as civil unrest flares

Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.
Khamzat Chimaev who has been dubbed UFC’s most exciting rising star, can hardly wait to battle Nigeria born New Zealand fighter Israel Adesanya.

UFC rising star in a hurry to battle Israel Adesanya

Khamzat Chimaev who has been dubbed UFC’s most exciting rising star, can hardly wait to battle Nigeria born New Zealand fighter Israel Adesanya.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
At least 14 people were killed after Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas, authorities and local media said Friday.

Fourteen killed in wake of Hurricane Laura in US

At least 14 people were killed after Hurricane Laura slammed into the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas, authorities and local media said Friday.
Kamaru Usman walks off as referee Marc Goddard stops his bout against Colby Covington at UFC 245. USA TODAY Sports

UFC president rules out Conor McGregor fighting Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman

President of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White has ruled out the possibility of Conor McGregor taking on fighting for the welterweight champion Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman.
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.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
The nation's top doctor, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, said Americans should brace for levels of tragedy reminiscent of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Coronavirus raises specter of gravest attacks in modern US times

America's surgeon general raised the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in modern times to steel an anxious country Sunday for the impending and immeasurable
A New York judge on Thursday ordered Donald Trump to pay $2 million for using his former charity to further his political and business interests, adding to the president’s legal woes.

Louisiana re-elects Democratic governor in setback for Donald Trump

Louisiana re-elected its Democratic governor Saturday in a fresh blow to US President Donald Trump, who campaigned heavily in the state amid the ongoing impeachment investigation into his conduct as president.
Aerial view of people demonstrating with a Chilean national flag next to a bonfire against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, on November 8, 2019. – Unrest began in Chile last October 18 with protests against a rise in transport tickets and other austerity measures that descended into vandalism, looting, and clashes between demonstrators and police. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

Anger at out-of-touch elite stoking Chile protests

They send their children to the same schools, vacation in the same lakeside resorts, and marry into each others’ families.
A HUGE 600lbs bluefin tuna said to be worth around £2.7million has been caught off the coast of Ireland.

Coastguards catch fish weighing 270kg and worth $120,000

A crew of the Irish Coast Guard has caught an enormous bluefin tuna weighing 270kg and measuring eight and a half feet long.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”

United States, China escalate trade war

The United States escalated its trade war against China, slapping steep tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Thursday.

US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

US urges pressure if needed to ensure DR Congo vote on December 23

US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Monday to use pressure if necessary to ensure that long-delayed presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo take place December 23.

Mike Pence announces toughest US sanctions on North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday Washington would soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea, adding that the regime in Pyongyang would not be allowed to “hijack” the upcoming Olympics.

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be “blackmailed”.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

China, US to drive higher oil demand in 2018

Chinese and U.S. demand for petrochemicals will drive the global demand for oil next year, expert said on Monday at the three-day Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association Forum.

US joins search for missing Argentine military submarine

The United States (U.S.) has joined search for a missing Argentine military submarine which was last spotted on Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf, a few hundred kilometers off the coast of southern Argentina’s...

US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on African nations Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen attack police station, kill cop in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station in the Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and shot dead a mobile police officer.

Eight killed in Gombe land tussle – council chief

The Chairman of Shongom Local Government Area in Gombe State, Yohanna Nahari, has said eight persons were killed in a land tussle in the area.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor: Education the best way to fight insecurity

Speaking at the Grand finale of schools quiz competition organized by a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Ray Nkemdirim Foundation in Umuahia, Ikpeazu said education play a pivotal role in shaping the youths positively for the future.
Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former head of state, says Nigeria doesn’t have any excuse for inadequate power supply.

Hamza Al-Mustapha: Nigeria has no excuse for inadequate power supply

Hamza Al-Mustapha, ex-chief security officer to Sani Abacha, former head of state, says Nigeria doesn’t have any excuse for inadequate power supply.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attend a session during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque-Pool-File Photo

Canada’s premier says he discussed border with Joe Biden, but no deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he has spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden about how to lift pandemic-related border restrictions between the two countries but made clear no breakthrough has been achieved.

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A hotel near the site of the G7 summit in Cornwall in south-western England had been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package, police said.

Police: Hotel near G7 site evacuated over ‘suspicious package’

A hotel near the site of the G7 summit in Cornwall in south-western England had been evacuated following reports of a suspicious package, police said.
Turkish Super Lig champions Besiktas are interested in signing Nigeria defender Chidozie Awaziem on loan from FC Porto.

Besiktas ‘interested’ in Super Eagles star Chidozie Awaziem

According to Ortacizgi, the Turkish giants are ready to pay €600,000 for an initial loan deal for the defender before paying €4.4 million for a permanent contract.
Debbie Hewitt has been nominated as the new chair of the FA, with effect from January 2022, the governing body has announced.

English FA nominates first female chairperson

Hewitt, who agreed to take the role in principle, is set to become the first woman to lead the organisation in its 157-year history after receiving a unanimous nomination from the FA board.

NAHCO signs United Airlines, Qatar airways contracts, renews others

Nigeria’s foremost leading ground handling service provider, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, (NAHCO) has clinched the handling contract for United Airlines for the next three years.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Imo governor asks politicians to stop blame game over insecurity

Amid the worsening insecurity in the country, Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, has called on politicians to stop the blame game.