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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Media will be barred from US Republican convention – reports

Media will be barred from the Republican National Convention in North Carolina later this month, US news outlets reported, when President Donald Trump will formally receive his party’s nomination.
Kamaru Usman has successfully retained his welterweight championship by defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, but it's safe to say fans are far from happy with regards to his performance.

UFC: Kamaru Usman beats Jorge Masvidal, retains welterweight belt

Kamaru Usman put on a ‘Fight Island’ masterclass Sunday to retain his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight world title by grinding down a brave Jorge Masvidal in Abu Dhabi.
Virgin Atlantic has announced its intention to resume flights from Lagos to London Heathrow from August 24, 2020 saying the international flight will be operated on its new A350-1000 aircraft and will provide connections to a range of US destinations.

Virgin Atlantic resumes Lagos-London flights August 24

Virgin Atlantic has announced its intention to resume flights from Lagos to London Heathrow from August 24, 2020 saying the international flight will be operated on its new A350-1000 aircraft and will provide connections to a range of US destinations.
Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil’s Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts card.

UFC mixed martial arts card brings sport back to Las Vegas

Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil’s Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts card.
Moviegoers wear masks while watching a movie from a truck bed at Mission Tiki drive-in theater in Montclair, Calif., Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Professor: Coronavirus a likely ‘lifelong relationship’

The global COVID-19 number of infections is steadily climbing toward 6 million.
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has no desire to slow down – after revealing he plans to continue boxing until the age of 40.

Tyson Fury: Anthony Joshua has been avoiding me for five years

Boxing fans are eager to see the duo do battle in the ‘Battle of Britain’ since Fury’s victory against Deontay Wilder earlier this year in Las Vegas, United States of America.
Tyson Fury during a press conference after the fight. REUTERS-Steve Marcus

Tyson Fury ‘mentally happy’ to be in ring, eyes Wladimir Klitschko-like reign

Tyson Fury said he is no longer boxing for fame, money or titles but that stepping into the ring keeps him “mentally happy” as he targets a long reign as the world heavyweight champion.
American actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and his Nigerian girlfriend Natalie Adepoju were found dead in their Las Vegas home.

American actor Gregory Boyce, Nigerian girlfriend found dead in Las Vegas home

American actor Gregory Tyree Boyce and his Nigerian girlfriend Natalie Adepoju were found dead in their Las Vegas home.
The United Kingdom (UK) has the highest coronavirus death rate in Europe, new data has revealed.

US records 1,568 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

The United States recorded 1,568 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 78,746, according to the latest real-time tally reported by Johns Hopkins University at 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday).
FILE - This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump in leaked virtual call with ex-staff

Former President Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “chaotic” in a conference call with former members of his administration.
Roy Horn, one half of the magician duo Siegfried and Roy, has died from coronavirus complications.

US magician Roy Horn dies of coronavirus

Siegfried Fischbacher issued a statement reading: “Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend. From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S in the Phase 1-2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19.

Pfizer, BioNTech dose U.S first participants of trial coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that the first participants have been dosed in the U.S in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the BNT162 vaccine program to prevent COVID-19. The trial is part of a global development program, and the dosing of the first cohort in Germany was completed last week.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

33 million Americans rendered jobless by coronavirus pandemic

3.2 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus crisis sidelined 33 million workers in less than two months, the feds said Thursday.
Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has disclosed that there is no chance of a rematch between the world heavyweight champion and American Deontay Wilder going ahead without a crowd.

Tyson Fury won’t fight Deontay Wilder without crowd – promoter

Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has disclosed that there is no chance of a rematch between the world heavyweight champion and American Deontay Wilder going ahead without a crowd.
A deadly giant insect known as the “murder hornet” has been spotted for the first time in the United States, prompting fears it could decimate the honeybee population and creating a buzz on social media.

Asian giant hornets spotted for first time in US

A deadly giant insect known as the “murder hornet” has been spotted for the first time in the United States, prompting fears it could decimate the honeybee population and creating a buzz on social media.

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Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.

SERAP condemns attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “strongly condemned reported violent attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja, Osogbo and other parts of the country. The government of President Muhammadu Buhari must end the use of excessive force against protesters, and allow people to peacefully exercise their human rights.”

Ex-Speaker Dogara dragged to court over defection, may lose seat

The United Global Resolve for Peace Organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has dragged the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, seeking that his seat be declared vacant, following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Protesting college workers, security clash in Benin

Protesting Staff and Pensioners of the College of Education, now Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadolor, clashed with security officers at Edo Government House in Benin, during a peaceful protest.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor redeploys director of protocol over kolanut

The Director of Protocol (DoP) in Edo, Osayande Aisagbon, has been redeployed to the Ministry of Culture and Diaspora Affairs following alleged embarrassment suffered by Gov. Godwin Obaseki during a visit to the Palace of Oba of Benin.
Deputy Governor of Kebbi Alh. Samaila Yombe Dabai

Kebbi deputy governor urges youth to curtail spread of coronavirus

The Deputy Governor of Kebbi, Alhaji Sama’ila Yombe-Dabai, has called on the youths to take proactive measures in curtailing the spread of Coronavirus in the state.