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Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.

Willie Walsh quits as British Airways chief

Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.

Oil edges up amid tightening supply, economic slowdown weighs

Oil prices inched up on Wednesday amid supply cuts by producer group, OPEC, and U.S. sanctions on oil exporters, Iran and Venezuela, but pressured by expectations that an economic slowdown could soon dent fuel consumption.
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European shares fall to lowest levels in nearly two years

European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday as a new batch of third-quarter earnings failed to offset growing concerns on Brexit, Italy’s budget, Saudi isolation, trade wars, Chinese growth and U.S. interest rates.

Tokyo stocks lead Asia higher in thin holiday trade

Japanese stocks led the way in Asia on Friday, climbing higher following a rally on Wall Street but the majority of Asian markets were closed for the Easter holiday.

London stock market falters as HSBC disappoints

London's stock market fell on Tuesday, underperforming stable eurozone indices, as traders pushed down share prices in banking giant HSBC and other major companies following earnings updates.

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China’s Long March 5B rocket lifting off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on April 29. Matjaz Tancic-EPA, via Shutterstock

Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-tonne object would come down.
Relatives react as healthcare workers pull a stretcher carrying the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mortuary in Ahmedabad, India, May 8, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India’s daily coronavirus deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

India's COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 4,000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday as calls for a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus mounted.

Islamic council urges Muslims to Look for Shawwal moon Tuesday

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

Senegal in talks with Super Eagles for friendly next month

Media reports have suggested that Senegal are in talks with Nigeria for a friendly next month in Austria following the postponement of 2022 World Cup qualifiers across Africa.

Ekiti PDP guber aspirant calls for restructuring of security architecture

One of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants in Ekiti ahead the 2022 governorship election, Mr Wale Aribisala, has advocated the restructuring of the security architecture of the nation to ensure a peaceful society.

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Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Euro 2020 squad lists to be increased to 26 players

UEFA has confirmed that teams competing in this year's delayed Euro 2020 tournament will be allowed to select a 26-man squad instead of the usual 23.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

2023: Niger governor makes case for Southern presidency

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has made case for a southern Presidency in 2023, saying that there is going to be rotation of positions in 2023.
The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

D’banj named Nigeria’s motorsport team captain

Nigerian artiste, Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, was on Friday unveiled as Captain of the Racing Nigeria Motorsport Team.
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Amnesty International apologizes to Russia’s Alexei Navalny, restores ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Amnesty International on Friday apologized to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for stripping him of its “prisoner of conscience” status and said it would restore the designation.
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was ecstatic after reaching the Champions League final on Tuesday.

Pep Guardiola lauds ‘incredible attitude’ of Manchester City players

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was ecstatic after reaching the Champions League final on Tuesday.