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Gary Ray Bowles, who was 57, was executed by lethal injection at 10-58 pm (0258 GMT).

Florida executes killer who targeted gay men

A confessed murderer linked to a months-long killing spree in 1994 that targeted older gay men was executed Thursday in the US state of Florida.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Re-election: Donald Trump to retain Mike Pence as running mate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday, that he would keep Vice President, Mike Pence, as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

FBI arrests many Nigerian fraudsters in US

‘Those individuals are often members of transnational criminal organizations, which originated in Nigeria but have spread throughout the world. Fraudsters can rob people of their life’s savings in a matter of minutes’ the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said.
The FBI has launched two investigations into the death of disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York.

FBI launches investigations into Jeffrey Epstein’s death in prison

The FBI has launched two investigations into the death of disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York.
US President Donald Trump has called for very meaningful background checks for gun buyers and said he can sway the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) towards more stringent controls.

Donald Trump says he wants ‘very meaningful background checks’ for guns

US President Donald Trump has called for "very meaningful background checks" for gun buyers and said he can sway the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) towards more stringent controls.
An Ohio man who allegedly told Capitol Police he was proud of a Facebook post suggesting Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested at his Toledo residence Thursday.

Ohio man arrested on gun charges over Facebook post

An Ohio man who allegedly told Capitol Police he was proud of a Facebook post suggesting Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested at his Toledo residence Thursday.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA seeks collaborations with American university

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Fuwape on Tuesday paid a working visit to George Mason University, Virginia, United States of America (USA).
An oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

UK could play leading role in coalition to protect Gulf shipping

The UK is considering playing a leading role in any maritime protection force that is ultimately agreed upon, according to two Whitehall sources.

Britain, US and allies to hold talks over Iran tanker attacks

Britain, the United States and other nations will meet at a US base to discuss plans to protect ships in the Gulf from Iranian attacks, Sky News reports.
US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

US Labor Secretary resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein plea deal scrutiny

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., (L) punches Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their welterweight unification boxing bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO - JOHN GURZINKSI

Freddie Roach eager for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather rematch

Trainer Freddie Roach said Wednesday he hopes Manny Pacquiao can set up a rematch with Floyd Mayweather after the Filipino legend takes care of business against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas this month.
All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said.

Plane crash kills 10 in Texas

All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said.
[FILES] US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks in the Rose Garden of the White House after listening to US President Donald Trump speak during an event in Washington, DC, June 14, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US poised to tighten sanctions on Iran over terror financing

The United States is set to increase pressure on Iran for failing to head off funds to terrorists, threatening new sanctions if Tehran fails to comply, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
President Trump began his re-election rally by hammering his rivals and heralding his perceived successes. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Donald Trump rakes in record $25 million campaign fund in 24 hours

US Republican National Committee said the Donald Trump campaign received nearly $25 million in contributions in less than a day, in the wake of his declaration Tuesday for a second term in Orlando, Florida.
President Trump began his re-election rally by hammering his rivals and heralding his perceived successes. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Donald Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’

President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 -- with a raucous, nationalist rally stirring fear of illegal immigration and vowing to fight for blue collar workers.
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Donald Trump to announce second term bid in Florida

US President Donald Trump is set to announce his candidacy for a second four-year term at a rally in Florida.
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New poll shows Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden, four other Democrats

A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam.

Amazon will serve any government agency with facial recognition technology, so long as it’s...

The head of Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of controversial sales.

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Ohanaeze youth denies receiving Senator Ekweremadu at airport

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide denied welcoming former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, at the Enugu airport.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Flood submerges Yola metropolis

The Adamawa State capital, Yola, was completely submerged as cars were seen floating and thousands of houses and properties destroyed and submerged by the flood which was caused by a heavy down pour which lasted for six hours.

Bode George: Asking ministers to go through Abba Kyari will slow down governance

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday added his voice to the criticisms that has trailed the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari directing his ministers to channel all their meeting requests to him through his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with Senator Chris Ekpeyong over the demise of his wife Dr. Grace Ekpeyong.

Akwa Ibom governor consoles senator on wife’s death

Governor Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with Senator Chris Ekpeyong over the demise of his wife Dr. Grace Ekpeyong.

Police launch manhunt for man who raped landlady to death

Residents of Olorunda area in Ado-Ekiti have continued to mourn the gruesome murder of a Landlady by a tenant, as Police launch manhunt for the suspect.