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US Open: Serena Williams routs Maria Sharapova, ‘rusty’ Roger Federer wins

Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer rallied past Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal.
Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte.

US Open: Roger Federer beats Sumit Nagal to reach second round

Roger Federer gave India’s Sumit Nagal a harsh introduction to Grand Slam tennis at the U. S. Open in New York on Monday.

22 tax officers compulsorily retired over corruption

All India Radio, on Monday, reported that the Indian government’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has compulsorily retired 22 tax officers over corruption and other charges.

Messi completes India move

Cameroon forward Raphael Eric Messi Bouli has completed a move to the Indian Super League, penning a one-year deal with Kerala Blasters FC.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Forum debunks rumour of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s expulsion from ABU

The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has debunked rumour that the leader of the group, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was expelled from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
Former finance minister of India and senior BJP leader Shri Arun Jaitley has died. He was aged 66.

India’s ex-finance minister passes on

He died on Saturday, more than a week after he was was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi over complaints of palpitations and restlessness, Indian Express reported. He was placed under observation at the hospital’s Cardio-Neuro Centre.
Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte.

Indian Sumit Nagal faces Roger Federer obstacle at US Open

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal got a dream qualification for the US Open and in the first round on Monday, he is scheduled to meet the legendary Roger Federer.
An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.

India says soldier killed in Kashmir border clash

An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.

Federal government urged to increase tariff to discourage paint importation

The Federal Government has been urged to discourage activities that could lead to the importation of paints in the country by increasing tariff on anything that has to do with paint importation.
An Indian police officer fires tear smoke shell on Kashmiri protesters on December 17 [Mukhtar Khan-AP]

Two killed in Kashmir as Donald Trump offers to mediate

A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.
NIMASA

NIMASA: Why NSDP sea-time training is delayed

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has said that the delay in sending cadets of its National Seafarers Development Programme, NSDP, to sea time training was not related to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the foreign training institutions or payment to them.
Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem, departed the country on Monday for the 2019 Mr World Pageant in the Philippines, with an appeal for votes by his countrymen.

Mr Nigeria: I can’t fail my country, I’ll fight on

Nelson Enwerem, the current Mr Nigeria, representing the country at the ongoing Mr World in the Philippines, says he will not disappoint his nation with support from citizens.
Donald Trump

Kashmir dispute: Donald Trump tries to play peacemaker with India, Pakistan

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke separately on Monday with the leaders of India and Pakistan in a bid to calm tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors over a territorial dispute.Trump
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari attends retreat for ministers-designate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja presided over a two-day presidential retreat, with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some state governors and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha in attendance.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari asks ministers chart new course for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday challenged Ministers-designate to reflect and assess the country’s position in 2015 and now so as to chart a course for the country for the foreseeable future.

IMN: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky didn’t seek asylum in India

Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has debunked claims by the Federal Government that its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, had wanted to seek asylum in India before his repatriation.

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky: I live in a large house, well furnished — video

In a trending video, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky glamorized his detention experience since December 2015.
Officials in India-controlled Kashmir began restoring telephone service Saturday to the Himalayan region.

India begins restoring communications to Kashmir

The Indian-controlled section of disputed Kashmir has been under lockdown since early August, when New Delhi deployed tens of thousands of additional troops to the region as it cut off landlines, mobile phones and the internet and stripped the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.

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Police inspector killed during shootout with herdsmen in Delta

The remains of a police inspector, simply identified as Muhammad, was Thursday recovered after he was declared missing following a gun battle with armed herdsmen at a bush in Uvwiamughe community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

US, Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

Tipper driver flees after killing two in Anambra

A tipper driver on Thursday killed two persons at Mbanakwa Okpuno, Nnewichi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Tribunal upholds Akwa Ibom governor’s victory

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Thursday upheld the March 9 election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party.
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Bayelsa guber: APC’ll shock PDP – lawmaker

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would receive the greatest shocker of its life by losing the November 16 governorship election says All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Representatives member, representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli.