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Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61 percent

The Australian National University’s Chinese Investment in Australia Database (CHIIA) recorded just over $780m (A$1bn ; £550m) in investment.
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Fresh Huawei restrictions could disrupt global tech supply chain

Ramped-up U.S. restrictions on Huawei are likely to cut off the Chinese smartphone maker’s access to even off-the-shelf chips and disrupt the global tech supply chain once again, executives and experts cautioned.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
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Huawei to stop smartphone chip production due to US sanctions

Chinese telecom giant Huawei said production of its most advanced smartphone chips would stop in September due to US sanctions, causing a “huge loss”.
Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, empty of faithful and assisted by a handful of attendants.

Easter: Pope Francis calls for global solidarity amid coronavirus crisis

Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has called for global solidarity as a tool to fight the coronavirus crisis.
Pope Francis is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to make a limited exception to the celibacy rule for priests, one of the most controversial issues in the Catholic Church today.

Pope urges priests to visit Coronavirus cases

Pope Francis urged Catholic priests on Tuesday to “have the courage” to go out and help those sickened by the novel coronavirus, hours after Italy was placed on a nationwide lockdown.

Bishop Kukah describes federal government as fundamentalists without bombs

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic fundamentalists without bombs.”

Islamisation: Catholic bishop urges federal government to respect religious freedom

Following allegations of an agenda to islamise Nigeria, the Catholic Bishop of Jalingo Diocese, Dr Charles Hammawa, has called on the federal government to respect the constitutional right and freedom of the people to express their religious beliefs without inhibitions.

Nigerians drinking less of Heineken beer

Nigerians are now drinking less of Heineken Beer with the second largest brewer in the World recording less sales in Nigeria and Congo amid significant rise in sales in other regions.

Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola has launched its first alcoholic drink, a lemon flavoured alcopop, in Japan in a bid to tap new markets and consumers.

Coca-cola set to roll out first alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola is planning to produce an alcoholic drink for the first time in the company’s 125-year history – with an alcopop-style product in Japan.

I don’t think Lionel Messi will be nervous about Croatia – Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic believes anything is possible for Croatia at the World Cup, but does next expect his Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi to be nervous when Argentina face them in Russia.

Nigeria to extend rail line to Niger Republic – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Wednesday that the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail lines would commence commercial activities in August.

Croatia’s Dejan Lovren faces five-tear jail term for alleged perjury

Croatia and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren faces up to five years in jail after being accused of perjury.

4,000 Nigerian refugees return from Niger Republic

No fewer than 4,000 Nigerian refugees returned home from Niger Republic in the past one month, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), has said.

E‎ITI suspends Niger Republic

The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI, has suspended Niger Republic for failure to make meaningful progress against key issues in the 2016 EITI Standards.‎

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Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions.

Official: Lottery commission to introduce general monitoring system

Determined to make lottery a major source of revenue for the country, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission is set to introduce a central monitoring system that would ensure that all earnings due to government on lottery are collected with precision.
Smoke and flames rise above a building during Israeli air strikes, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 17, 2021. REUTERS-Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israel pounds Gaza as fighting enters second week

Israel bombed what it said were underground tunnels used by Hamas and Palestinian militants fired rocket barrages at Israeli cities as fighting spilled into a second week on Monday amid mounting international calls for a ceasefire.

FRSC recommends 30km per hour speed limit in urban areas

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Bauchi on Monday advocated a speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour in urban or built-up areas for all categories of vehicles in the state.
FILE PHOTO - A woman wearing a protective face masks casts her ballot for the general election at a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, November 8, 2020. REUTERS-Shwe Paw Mya Tin

Myanmar’s election reflected people’s will – monitoring group

Myanmar’s election last year reflected the will of the people and the army was unjustified in using alleged flaws as a reason to seize power, an international monitoring group said on Monday in its final report.
Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi got very good ratings following his performance for West Bromwich Albion, in their 2-0 win at Millwall on Sunday.

Semi Ajayi receives racist abuse after West Brom’s loss vs Liverpool

West Brom Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi was the victim of racist abuse on social media after Sunday’s Premier League home defeat by Liverpool.

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VfB Stuttgart are eager to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

Karius has spent this season on loan with Union Berlin, though has spent the campaign largely on the bench. The goalkeeper has played 5 matches for the Berlin team and conceded 4 goals.
Wilfred Ndidi has praised the mentality of his Leicester City teammates in their 2-1 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Wilfred Ndidi hails Leicester City’s mentality in away win vs Manchester United

Wilfred Ndidi has praised the mentality of his Leicester City teammates in their 2-1 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
Liverpool fullback Andrew Robertson says they've struggled to put winning performances together this season.

John Aldridge: Liverpool should never rely on Manchester United

He wrote for the Sunday World: “Plenty of Liverpool fans were moaning as Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picked a second-string team to play Leicester on Tuesday night, but I think they were missing the point.”
The Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has upheld an Abuja High Court’s decision to reverse the deregistration of Youth Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Appeal court upturns Youth Party’s deregistration

The Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has upheld an Abuja High Court’s decision to reverse the deregistration of Youth Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Southern senators laud governors on security steps

The forum disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Secretary-General and Publicity Secretary, Senators Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti), Matthew Uroghide (PDP-Edo) and Chukwuka Utazi (PDP-Enugu).