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President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office said he had appointed Oksana Markarova to focus on establishing “an effective dialogue” with the new administration, and to work with the U.S. Congress to strengthen bipartisan support for Ukraine.

Ukraine names ex-finance minister as ambassador to U.S., to upgrade ties post-Trump

Ukraine named a former finance minister as ambassador to the United States on Thursday, a sign of its push to upgrade ties with Washington under President Joe Biden after it was sucked into an awkward role in Donald Trump’s first impeachment.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump ‘parts with lawyers’ before impeachment trial

Former US President Donald Trump has parted ways with lawyers representing him in his impeachment trial in the Senate, US media report.
Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican., speaks during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Threats to the Homeland, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2020. Tom Williams-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Donald Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican senator

The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Capitol siege could draw its first challenge on Tuesday, with a Republican senator arguing that trying a former president would violate the U.S. Constitution.

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia governor congratulates five ABSU graduates over presidential awards

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has congratulated five 2021 NYSC Presidential Awardees who are graduates of Abia State University, Uturu, for making the University and the State proud.
Israeli police keep guard during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Saudi and UAE condemn Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday condemned Israel’s plans to evict Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers, following a night of violence in Jerusalem.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Police dismiss explosives in Oshodi market fire

Hours after Lagos Emergency Management Agency said its investigation showed some for of explosive or accelerant was used in the fire which gutted Oshodi Market, police has ruled out any explosive being involved in the incident.

DELSU matriculates 9,461 new intakes for 2020/2021 session

Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, on Saturday, matriculated 9,461 students who were offered provisional admission to various departments of the institution.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi governor appoints cleaner as senior aide

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has announced the appointment of Peter Aliyu, a cleaner, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sanitation.

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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army: Operatives in Imo foil attack on police, kill 11

The Nigerian Army says a team of security operatives has foiled another attack on Police Area Command in Orlu, Imo, by suspected terrorists of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
A nurse takes care of one of the newborn nonuplets, lying in an incubator, at the private clinic of Ain Borja in Casablanca, Morocco May 5, 2021. REUTERS-Youssef Boudlal

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday - two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb - joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets.
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Oyo council poll: Security agencies enjoin stakeholders to shun violence

As local government election draws near in Oyo State, all security agencies have mapped out strategies to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order during the exercise.
Manchester United are set to reject any proposals for Donny van de Beek to leave Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having the Dutch midfielder firmly in his plans according to The Sun.

Donny van de Beek set for Old Trafford stay as club rejects loan offer

Manchester United are set to reject any proposals for Donny van de Beek to leave Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having the Dutch midfielder firmly in his plans according to The Sun.
Bill and Melinda Gates in Paris, France, on 21 April 2017. Frederic Stevens-Getty Images

Divorce: Bill and Melinda Gates kids to inherit $10 million – report

After Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce documents revealed the couple never had a prenup, many are wondering how the couple, with a combined net worth of $130 billion, will split their assets.