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FILE PHOTO - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington March 31, 2016. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts-File Photo

Recep Erdogan’s summit with Joe Biden clouded by bitter disputes

No stranger to rocky relations with Washington, President Tayyip Erdogan holds his first meeting with President Joe Biden next week overshadowed by bitter disputes and by the new U.S. president’s cool tone towards Turkey.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Twitter ban: There’ll be no human rights if Nigeria is on fire – minister

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, will decide whether or not to prosecute the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry Worldwide, Pastor William Kumuyi; as well as other violators of the Twitter ban by the Federal Government.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

Myanmar junta leader says Aung San Suu Kyi will soon appear

Myanmar’s junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was healthy at home and would appear in court in a few days, in his first interview since overthrowing her in a Feb. 1 coup.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss opens door to Joe Willock’s return

Mikel Arteta is ready to give Joe Willock another opportunity to impress at Arsenal next season.

Doctors strike: Minister accuses NMA of leadership failure

Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by its minister Sen. Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

Doctors strike: Minister clears air on residency training

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by Minister Senator Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and squarely face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the junior doctors in the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)
FILE PHOTO - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gestures at the Munich Airport before his departure to Rome, June 22, 2020. Former Pope Benedict traveled to his native Germany last week to visit his ailing older brother. Sven Hoppe-Pool via REUTERS

Ex-pope Benedict chides ‘fanatical’ Catholics who reject his resignation

Former pope Benedict has chided conservative Roman Catholics who have not accepted his decision to resign as “fanatical”, telling them that there is only one pope and it is
Founder of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Professor Gregory Ibe, has said that the Igbo nation should be supported to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023, stressing that the Igbo needs the presidency more than any other ethnic group.

Gregory Ibe: We didn’t take oath to make Victor Ikpeazu governor

The founder of Gregory University Uturu (GUU), Prof Gregory Ibe, has debunked an online report that he said some elders in Abia took an oath to support Dr Okezie Ikpeazu as governor in 2019.
Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

Veteran talk show host Larry King passes on at 87

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," the statement said. "For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster."
FILE PHOTO - British criminal barrister David Perry, appointed as the government prosecutor in the forgery case against feng shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, leaves a court in Hong Kong May 14, 2012. REUTERS-Bobby Yip

British lawyer declines Hong Kong case after being subjected to ‘disgraceful’ comment

A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government to lead a case against tabloid media magnate Jimmy Lai and several other democracy activists has pulled out after coming under pressure in Britain, the city’s Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.

Australian Open: Two players test positive amid quarantine row

Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.
John le Carré (David Cornwell) in 2017. He “will be remembered as perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain,” the novelist Ian McEwan said. Tom Jamieson for The New York Times

British spy thriller author John Le Carre passes on at 89

John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”, has died aged 89, his agent and family said Sunday.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed in his post-match press conference that Thomas Partey’s injury was in the ‘same area’, the ace made a clearly premature return from a thigh injury in the defeat to rivals Spurs.

Arsenal boss confirms Thomas Partey suffered another injury in defeat vs Tottenham

Mikel Arteta has confirmed in his post-match press conference that Thomas Partey’s injury was in the ‘same area’, the ace made a clearly premature return from a thigh injury in the defeat to rivals Spurs.
Hollywood actor, Eddie Hassell, known for his role in playing Phil Nance in ‘Surface’, a science fiction series by NBC is dead at age 30.

‘Surface’ actor Eddie Hassell killed in Texas shooting

Hollywood actor, Eddie Hassell, known for his role in playing Phil Nance in ‘Surface’, a science fiction series by NBC is dead at age 30.

Tillerson keeps distance from Trump’s race row stance

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended American values on Sunday after a UN panel criticized the official response to racist violence but conspicuously declined to speak for President Donald Trump.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 15 ‘cultists’ in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said it arrested 15 suspected cultists in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season.
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.

Osimhen aims to return to Napoli in top shape, keeps fit with local footballers

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

Manchester City to confirm Jack Grealish transfer after Euro 2020

Jack Grealish's stock in the footballing world has been on the rise for quite some time now.
BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

BBNaija: Kaisha and Lucy get physical at reunion

BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

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1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said the consequences of a destabilised Chad to the sub-region cannot be imagined. He said it would compound the insecurity in Nigeria and other neighboring countries.

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit in Accra today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
Controversial Nigerian cross-dresser, James Brown, has stated that he will be giving his life to Jesus Christ.

James Brown: When I was sick, I went to heaven

Controversial Nigerian cross-dresser, James Brown, has stated that he will be giving his life to Jesus Christ.
Gravediggers wearing protective suits carry a coffin as spotlights illuminate the graves during a night burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Sao Paulo, Brazil April 28, 2021. Picture taken April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Brazil set to pass half a million coronavirus deaths

Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 is expected to pass 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world's second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government's refusal to back social distancing measures.
Bayern Munich have responded after UEFA rejected a request for Germany to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 clash with Hungary due to political reasons.

Euro 2020: Bayern respond to UEFA rainbow rejection

Bayern Munich have responded after UEFA rejected a request for Germany to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 clash with Hungary due to political reasons.
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney believes VAR is not fit for purpose.

Wayne Rooney relishing Derby County vs Manchester United friendly

Wayne Rooney has described the prospect of facing Manchester United with current side Derby County in pre-season as ‘mouthwatering’.