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Couple jailed for life for killing 15-day-old daughter

A young Georgia couple accused of murdering their infant daughter was found guilty on all counts Tuesday, just about an hour after the jury began deliberations.

Nigerian sports academy to train 50 athletes in USA

Abiola said that the Multicultural Youth-in-Action in partnership with Craig Sports Academy would be hosting a training camp and an international competition in the greater Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Oxford, Alabama USA areas.

Jimmy Carter: Donald Trump is worried over China’s growing economic strength

Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals.
Kiwi-Nigerian fighter Israel Adesanya was his trademark self in his post-fight speech after claiming the UFC's interim middleweight title in Atlanta today.

Nigeria’s Isreal Adesanya wins interim UFC middleweight championship

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya has won the Interim UFC Middleweight Championship by unanimous decision over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night.
Omarian Banks

Man shoots teenager for knocking on his door

A Georgia man has been arrested after he fatally shot a 19-year-old man who accidentally knocked on the wrong apartment door.
Eamon Dunphy

Republic of Ireland charged by UEFA over tennis-ball protests

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has been charged by UEFA after fans threw tennis balls onto the pitch during a Euro 2020 qualifier.
James McClean urged any player who is not committed to the Republic of Ireland to sod off and play for someone else after Declan Rice elected to represent England.

Ireland’s James McClean slams Declan Rice’s England decision

James McClean urged any player who is not committed to the Republic of Ireland to "sod off and play for someone else" after Declan Rice elected to represent England.
Xherdan Shaqiri had an impressive World Cup with Switzerland. Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA-Getty Images

Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri ruled out of Switzerland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers with injury

Liverpool and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark due to injury.Liverpool and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark due to injury.
Alabama Tornado

Monster tornado kills 23 in Alabama, leaves swath of destruction

A monster tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing “catastrophic” damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.
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Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn’t freed right away, his lawyer said.
General Motors

General Motors sacks 4000 workers

General Motors Co on Monday said it has started the sack of about 4,000 salaried workers in the latest round of a restructuring announced in late November.
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Officials arrest rapper 21 Savage saying he is in US illegally

Rapper 21 Savage, who has long said he is from the US state of Georgia, was detained on Sunday by US immigration officers who say he is actually British and overstayed his visa.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Corruption: Rickey Tarfa’s employee declined lie detector test – EFCC

A staff of the chambers of Rickey Tarfa & Co. declined taking a polygraph (lie detector) test in an investigation into an allegation of offering gratification to a judge, a detective claimed on Thursday.
Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania on Friday, where the governor has declared a state of emergency for the storm. Matt Rourke-Associated Press

US winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

A powerful winter storm has already hammered parts of the western US with heavy snow and will continue tracking east, bringing more snow, ice and wind into the midwest, Ohio River Valley and northeast this holiday weekend.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic earns quarter-final spot in Qatar

World men’s tennis number one and two-time champion Novak Djokovic earned his 12th straight win Wednesday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, beating Marton Fucsovics 4-6 6-4 6-1 in Doha.
Alain Giresse

Tunisia appoint Alain Giresse as new head coach

Former France international Alain Giresse was named Tunisia coach by the country’s football Federation on Thursday after signing an 18-month deal.
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Linda Ikeji reveals identity of son’s father

Popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, has finally released photos of her three-month-old son and confirmed that a socialite, Sholaye Jeremi, is his father.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

All you need to know about the Euro 2020 qualifying draw

A unique European Championships in 2020 that will be hosted in 12 cities across the continent will begin to take shape when the qualifying draw takes place in Dublin on Sunday at 1100GMT.

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Babatunde Fowler: FIRS to impose VAT on online transactions

The Federal Inland Revenue Service ((FIRS) plans to extend Value Added Tax (VAT) to online transactions soon, according to the chairman of the agency, Babatunde Fowler.
Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Zainab Aliyu: How I survived 124 days in Saudi prison

Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, says she learnt “pure Arabic” and memorised half of the Qur’an during her 124-day stay in prison.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already planning his assault on next season, claiming his collection of superstars will have to push the 100-point barrier again to keep Liverpool’s clutches off their Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola: Liverpool will be hungrier, stronger next season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is already planning his assault on next season, claiming his collection of superstars will have to push the 100-point barrier again to keep Liverpool’s clutches off their Premier League title.
Guardiola's intensity and energy have been integral in Man City establishing a true dynasty of the modern era. GLYN KIRK-AFP-Getty Images

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City treble feat harder than Champions League

Pep Guardiola feels Manchester City's clean sweep of domestic trophies is harder than winning the Champions League but predicted the feat will be achieved again.
Ajax star Hakim Ziyech

European clubs on red alert as Ajax confirm Hakim Ziyech can leave

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has confirmed that Hakim Ziyech will be allowed to leave the club this summer.