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Japan beat Scotland to reach first rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Japan’s “Ferraris” hit top gear Sunday as the hosts beat Scotland 28-21 in a barnstorming Rugby World Cup clash to create history by reaching the quarter-finals.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, and British Ambassador to the Holy See Sally Jane Axworthy, with a portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman at an event at the Vatican to celebrate his canonization. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Cardinal Newman becomes first Catholic English saint in centuries

Cardinal John Henry Newman, a renowned 19th-century Anglican convert and leading Victorian intellectual, is set to become the first English Catholic saint of the post-Reformation period on Sunday.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year’s prize went on Friday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

Emmanuel Macron to host Angela Merkel for dinner ahead of Brexit cutoff

French President Emmanuel Macron will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a working dinner on Sunday, just days before an EU summit seen as the last chance for reaching a deal on Britain’s looming exit from the bloc.

French to protest pro-IVF law for single women, lesbians

Thousands of people prepared to descend on Paris on Sunday to protest a government plan to let single women and lesbians become pregnant with fertility treatments, the first major social reform since France legalised gay marriage in 2013.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

British premier sets out defence of new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to convince sceptical EU leaders to back his new Brexit plan.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

British premier prepares to unveil ‘final’ Brexit offer

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will submit “final” proposals for a new Brexit agreement on Wednesday, officials said, warning that if the European Union did not engage with them, Britain would leave the bloc this month with no divorce deal.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced political opposition and personal allegations Monday as he tried to fulfill his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union in just over a month.

Britain’s Boris Johnson to table new Brexit plan ‘very soon’

Britain will table new proposals on a Brexit deal “very soon”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday, while distancing himself from a leaked plan about the Irish border.

Saudi Arabia approves e-visa, visa on arrival for 49 countries — full list

Despite seeming close ties, Nigeria is not on Saudi Arabia’s index of 49 countries whose citizens will be able to get e-visa online as well as visa on arrival.
Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints Aliko Dangote, Akinwumi Adesina, 25 others to fight global malnutrition

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, and 25 other persons as global leaders, who would champion the...
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria drop by one spot to 34th on latest FIFA ranking

In the ranking table on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 482 points in the month under review as against 1,481 it had in August.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

British premier likens himself to The Incredible Hulk

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson likened himself to the comic book character The Incredible Hulk in a newspaper interview while stressing his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31.

Brexit crisis: UK premier denies lying to Queen over suspension of parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied yesterday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting she suspend parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit.
Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma’s novel makes 2019 Booker Prize shortlist

The selection of six books out of a longlist of 13 was announced early this week. It includes Margaret Atwood (Canada), ‘The Testaments,’ Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), ‘Ducks, Newburyport,’ Bernardine Evaristo (UK), ‘Girl, Woman, Other,’ Salman Rushdie (UK/India), ‘Quichotte,’ and Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey) for ‘10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.’
Declan Rice is choosing to ignore speculation suggesting that his performances for West Ham have attracted interest from Manchester rivals City and United.

Declan Rice discusses Manchester United links, desire to be ‘a West Ham legend’

Declan Rice has revealed his happiness at West Ham, with the midfielder admitting the ‘timing isn’t right’ to leave the club.
*Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), “An Orchestra of Minorities” (Little Brown)

Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie, four others fight for $60,325 Booker Prize

For more than 50 years, the Booker Prize has recognised outstanding fiction in the English-speaking world and is considered one of the top literary awards.
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney delivers a speech during the opening of the French Employers’ association (Medef) “Rencontre Des Entrepreneurs” summer meeting at the Longchamp horse racetrack in Paris, on August 28, 2019. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP)

Ireland: Britain has ‘nothing credible’ to replace Brexit backstop

Britain has come up with “nothing credible” to replace the controversial Irish backstop in its deal to leave the EU, Ireland’s foreign minister said Friday.
French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

New Brexit deal: Emmanuel Macron dashes Boris Johnson’s hope

French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain’s Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

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UNILORIN elevates 968 staff in 2019 promotion exams

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Tammy Abraham runs to the Chelsea fans after his early goal. Nigel Keene-ProSports-REX-Shutterstock

Tammy Abraham to earn £50,000 per week in improved contract

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, yesterday disclosed that the federal government plans to conduct oil blocks bid rounds in 2020.

CSO asks President Buhari to sack minister over $62 billion debt statement

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Accountable Leadership For Better Nigeria Initiative, ALBNI, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, of his duties over claims by the latter that debt owed the federal government by the International Oil Companies, IOCs, would be difficult to recover legitimately.
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Nollywood diva Monalisa Chinda harps on actors’ welfare

Veteran Nollywood actress, producer and TV personality, Monalisa Chinda, has called for improved welfare and better working environment for Nigerian actors.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. 6

Senator Saraki’s Ikoyi houses under forfeiture — in pictures

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.