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The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.

EU and UK regulators still recommend AstraZeneca shot despite possible link to blood clots

European and British regulators said on Wednesday they had found possible links between AstraZeneca’s vaccine and very rare cases of blood clots, but reaffirmed its importance in protecting people against COVID-19.
Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, the company announced today.

Google completes purchase of Fitbit

Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, the company announced today. The news follows the EU’s announcement late last year that it had approved the deal, after Google made a series of commitments about its planned operation of Fitbit and use of the its health data.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Report: 1 in 8 deaths linked to pollution in Europe

In the EU, 13 per cent of deaths are linked to pollution, said a new report published on Tuesday by the European Environment Agency (EEA), which stressed the current pandemic put environmental health factors in the spotlight.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UN: Coronavirus disrupting education of 849.4m worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the education of an eye-popping 849.4 million people worldwide, the monitoring arm of the United Nations’ Cultural and Education Agency (UNESCO) said yesterday.
Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

Truecaller harmonises operations to suit Nigeria’s data protection regulation – NITDA boss

Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier to face lawmakers after Brexit defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May returns to the House of Commons on Wednesday after a series of stunning defeats by MPs that threaten her government and could change the course of Brexit.

After rollercoaster week, Theresa May faces Brexit showdown

After a rollercoaster week of Brexit rows within her government and with Brussels, British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday seek to avoid another setback in a long-awaited showdown with parliament.

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.

Kelechi Iheanacho targets FA Cup glory with Leicester City

Kelechi Iheanacho is hoping to fulfil a long-term ambition by lifting the FA Cup on Saturday (today) against Chelsea.

Court sets aside conviction of companies ‘linked’ to Patience Jonathan

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal yesterday set aside the conviction of four companies allegedly connected with the former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday hosted Chad’s military ruler, Mahamat Deby, in Abuja. At the event, the Nigerian leader did not condemn the coup that brought Mr Deby to power but said Nigeria will assist Chad to stabilize and return to constitutional order.

President Buhari hosts Chadian interim leader, assures him of support

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Republic of Chad of Nigeria’s readiness to help that country stabilise and return to democratic rule within 18 months as promised by its Transitional Military Council President, Lt General Mahamat Deby last month.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC mobilises to shutdown Kaduna Monday

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has started mobilising its affiliate unions and civil society organisations to join the strike in Kaduna State, scheduled to commence midnight Sunday, May 16.
Greenfield University

Greenfield: Parents panic as abductors of Kaduna students cut contact

Parents of the remaining 16 abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna State, have been thrown into further confusion, following the decision of the kidnappers to cut further communications with them.

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A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.

House member urges Nigerian government to decentralise police

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Legor Idagbor, has reiterated the need for the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police for effective war against insecurity.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Chelsea boss set to be rewarded with new three-year contract

The German arrived at the Stamford Bridge club midway through the season, replacing the sacked Frank Lampard.
A woman uses her phone while experiencing a blackout due to an outage at a power plant, in Taipei, Taiwan, May 13, 2021. REUTER-Ann Wang

Taiwan power resumes after outage, TSMC hit by brief dip

Tech powerhouse Taiwan resumed power early in the evening on Thursday following several hours of phased blackouts islandwide, a problem that briefly impacted major semiconductor firm TSMC.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ex-Ekiti PDP chairman asks Ayo Fayose to stop cursing aspirants opposed to his ‘anointed...

Former chairman of Ekiti Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, has cautioned ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose to desist forthwith from raining curses on aspirants opposing his preferred governorship candidate for the 2022 poll, Chief Bisi Kolawole.
Former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has signed a two-year contract extension at Vissel Kobe.

Andres Iniesta signs two-year contract extension at Vissel Kobe

Iniesta called time on his illustrious 20-year career at Barca to take up a new challenge in Japan back in 2018.