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Italy has agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants in the southern port of Lampedusa, the SOS Mediterranee charity which runs the vessel said Saturday.

Italy allows rescue ship to disembark migrants in Lampedusa

Italy has agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants in the southern port of Lampedusa, the SOS Mediterranee charity which runs the vessel said Saturday.
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Google: Court says Germany has to notify EU of copyright

Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.
Cristiano Ronaldo was at the peak of his powers once again last night on the international stage.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four times as Portugal rout Lithuania 5-1

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 93 goals when he scored four times on Tuesday.

Ex-AGF: Federal government traced $2.4 billion looted funds to Sani Abacha

The Nigerian government traced $2.4 billion looted from its coffers to the late Military Head of State Gen. Sani Abacha, a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has revealed.
Bernardo Silva

Euro 2020: Portugal rekindle hopes against Serbia

Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristian Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva in a pulsating 4-2 victory in Belgrade on Saturday.
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.
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NSE lifts suspension on Royal Exchange

Authorities at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday lifted suspension placed on trading on the shares of Royal Exchange Plc after the insurance-based holding group submitted its audited report and accounts.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

African Games: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Doreen Amata lead Nigeria’s charge for gold medals

Reigning Nigeria Shot Put record holder, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, and multiple All Africa Games medallist, Doreen Amata, will lead Nigeria’s charge for gold medals as the track and field event of the 12th edition of the Games enters day two in Rabat, Morocco.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Jean-Claude Juncker cuts short holiday for emergency gallbladder surgery

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has cut short his holiday to have urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder.
Three people who suffered “medical complications which require specialised care” and an escort were brought ashore late on Thursday, Proactiva Open Arms, which is waiting for permission from Rome to dock in Lampedusa, said on Twitter.

More migrants evacuated from Spanish rescue ship ‘Open Arms’

Three people who suffered “medical complications which require specialised care” and an escort were brought ashore late on Thursday, Proactiva Open Arms, which is waiting for permission from Rome to dock in Lampedusa, said on Twitter.
Sheyi Ojo

Sheyi Ojo: Rangers are the best team in Scotland

Rangers winger Sheyi Ojo has laid down a marker in the battle for the Scottish Premiership title this season, claiming Steven Gerrard's side are the best team in the country despite Celtic's recent dominance.
Joe Aribo

Two Nigerian on target as Rangers beat Niederkorn in Europa

Two Nigerian of Joe Aribo and Sheyi Ojo on target as Rangers beat FC Progres Niederkorn 2-0 in the Europa League second qualifying round at Ibrox Stadium.
Boris Johnson was making his first Commons appearance as PM. Reuters

Boris Johnson: Britain will not nominate new EU commissioner

Britain will not nominate a candidate for the new European Commission despite being required to do as an EU member state, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
EU interior ministers are due on Thursday to take a new stab at efforts to reform the bloc’s migration policy, with the issue mired in disagreement over who should take responsibility for new arrivals to the bloc.

EU interior ministers seek solution on Mediterranean migrant rescue

Ahead of the meeting, German Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer said he would seek a “temporary arrangement” to distribute migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea.
John Glen

Minister: Britain must do everything to keep finance competitive after Brexit

Britain’s Government is committed to doing whatever it can to keep its financial sector globally competitive after Brexit, Financial Services Minister, John Glen, said on Tuesday.

ECOWAS to have own currency by 2020 – member state

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is in the “fast lane’’ of integration and planned to have its own currency in 2020, a member state has disclosed.
Srdjan Vasiljevic

AFCON: Angola unveil final 23-man squad

Angola coach Srdan Vasiljevic has unveiled his 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
Lyon defender Jeremy Morel made the selection to represent Barea for their first Afcon appearance after impressing in their final two qualification fixtures against Sudan and Senegal.

AFCON: Lyon centre-back Jeremy Morel tops Madagascar’s 23-man squad

Lyon defender Jeremy Morel made the selection to represent Barea for their first Afcon appearance after impressing in their final two qualification fixtures against Sudan and Senegal.

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Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

Ogun governor inaugurates eight primary health care centres

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun in Monday inaugurated eight newly renovated primary health care centres in the state.

IPOB: Security agents besiege Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia home

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that security agents have been keeping watch at the country home of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, despite consistent denial by the authorities.
The execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote has said.

$17 billion NLNG Train 7 Project ‘ll create 40,000 jobs

The execution of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7 project will create over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, has said.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday attended the Extra Ordinary ECOWAS Summit on Counter Terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 4

Closure of borders not solution to smuggling – ECOWAS Parliament

The ECOWAS Parliament on Monday appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its closed borders as it hampers on the implementation of free trade movement within the ECOWAS region.
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

74th UNGA: Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande takes over as president

Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.