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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.

United States, China escalate trade war

The United States escalated its trade war against China, slapping steep tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Thursday.

US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

US to reduce $18bn trade deficit with Thailand

The US has resolved to reduce its trade deficit with Thailand, President Donald Trump said as signs of warmer ties between Washington and Bangkok improve.

US slashes number of refugees it is ready to resettle

The United States will reduce the number of refugees it is prepared to welcome for resettlement to only 45,000 over the next year — just over half the figure for 2016, officials said Wednesday.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops overrun terrorists’ enclaves, kill scores in Borno, Yobe

The troops of Operation Tura Takaibango, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole, have overran more Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ enclaves, killing scores in Borno and Yobe.
2. A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alex Iwobi’s performance as the Toffees beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park this weekend.

Everton boss declares Alex Iwobi fit for Leicester City clash

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Alex Iwobi is fit and available for Wednesday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City at Goodison Park.
Yoruba Council of Elders has faulted the meeting which the governors in the South-West zone had with Miyetti Allah Breeders Association of Nigeria in Akure, Ondo state, two days ago.

YCE faults Southwest governors’ meeting with Miyetti Allah

Yoruba Council of Elders has faulted the meeting which the governors in the South-West zone had with Miyetti Allah Breeders Association of Nigeria in Akure, Ondo state, two days ago.
The group in a statement by its spokesman, Abdulazeez Sulaiman, also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ” reassert himself by taking direct control of the fight to secure the nation and to finally reclaim the nation’s forests, highways and sea that have been lost to insurgents, other armed criminals. ”

CNG urges new service chiefs to disband all armed groups, militias

Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has called on the newly appointed service chiefs to immediately disband all armed groups and militias in the country.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP urges new service chiefs to revitalize weakened security architecture

The CUPP, which said this via a statement issued by its National Secretary, High Chief Peter Ameh, while reacting to the appointment of the new military helmsmen in Abuja, said although, the sack of Service Chiefs was long overdue but still a welcome development..