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Australians protest Aboriginal deaths in custody, 30 years after major report

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Australia’s major cities on Saturday to protest the deaths of Indigenous people in custody, ahead of the 30th anniversary of a major report into the issue.
World Number one women’s tennis player, Ashleigh Barty, successfully defended her Miami Open title following the retirement of Canadian opponent, Bianca Andreescu, in the final while Barty was leading 6-3, 4-0.

Ashleigh Barty retains Miami Open tennis title

World Number one women’s tennis player, Ashleigh Barty, successfully defended her Miami Open title following the retirement of Canadian opponent, Bianca Andreescu, in the final while Barty was leading 6-3, 4-0.
Arsenal Women head coach Joe Montemurro will leave his role at the end of the current season.

Arsenal Women head coach to leave role at end of season

Montemurro guided the Gunners to their first Women's Super League title in seven years back in 2019, having won the Continental Cup a year earlier. As a result, he was named the WSL's Manager of the Year.
World number three Simona Halep has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open, organisers of the WTA event announced on Tuesday.

Simona Halep pulls out of Qatar Open

World number three Simona Halep has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open, organisers of the WTA event announced on Tuesday.
There has been movement in the rankings of female tennis professionals especially those who had a strong showing with remarkable performances and great results in the recently concluded first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in Melbourne Park.

ATP Women’s rankings reflect progress from Australian Open

There has been movement in the rankings of female tennis professionals especially those who had a strong showing with remarkable performances and great results in the recently concluded first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, in Melbourne Park, Victoria.
Novak Djokovic became King of Melbourne for a record-extending ninth time and re-established his credentials in the Greatest Of All Time conversation.

Novak Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open title, 18th grand slam

Novak Djokovic became King of Melbourne for a record-extending ninth time and re-established his credentials in the Greatest Of All Time conversation.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has received the coronavirus vaccine as the country prepares to start inoculations this week.

Australia premier vaccinated as rollout begins

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has received the coronavirus vaccine as the country prepares to start inoculations this week.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the outstanding star of the women’s game by beating American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final to win her fourth Grand Slam title.

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady in women’s final

Japan’s Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the outstanding star of the women’s game by beating American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final to win her fourth Grand Slam title.
Novak Djokovic will compete in his ninth Australian Open final on Sunday at Melbourne Park.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic sponsor jumps gun in promo gaffe

Novak Djokovic may be unbeaten in Australian Open finals, but a sponsor seemed to think he’s already won this year’s – before he’s even played it.
The fifth seed ended the world No 2’s chances of securing a 21st Grand Slam title after a four-hour and five-minute epic in Melbourne; Tsitsipas will face Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals

World number two Rafael Nadal crashes out of Aussie Open

The fifth seed ended the world No 2’s chances of securing a 21st Grand Slam title after a four-hour and five-minute epic in Melbourne; Tsitsipas will face Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals
Prosecutors asked an Australian court to set hefty penalties for media firms that pleaded guilty to breaching a 2018 suppression order on reporting of the conviction of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault.

Australia seeks hefty fines from media over breach of gag order in Cardinal Pell...

Prosecutors asked an Australian court to set hefty penalties for media firms that pleaded guilty to breaching a 2018 suppression order on reporting of the conviction of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault.
A person crosses an empty street on the first day of a five-day lockdown implemented in the state of Victoria in response to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Sandra Sanders

Melbourne starts snap virus lockdown, no crowds at Australian Open

Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant.
Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.

Spectators barred from Australian Open as Melbourne enters new lockdown

Australia’s second-most populous city will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Venus Williams refused to give up after suffering an injury against Italian Sara Errani and fought through pain before bowing out of the Australian Open second round on Wednesday.

Venus Williams makes painful exit from Australian Open after rolling ankle

Venus Williams refused to give up after suffering an injury against Italian Sara Errani and fought through pain before bowing out of the Australian Open second round on Wednesday.
Tennis officials at the Australian Open were quick to respond to a collapsing ball girl during play on Day 2.

Excess heat knocks off ball girl at Australian Open

The match between Lloyd Harris and Mikael Torpegaard, taking place on Court 16, was abruptly disrupted when the youngster fell to the ground on a hot day at Melbourne Park.
Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka

Australia Open: Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty in Serena Williams’ path to 24th Slam

Serena Williams continues her long quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam when the coronavirus-delayed 2021 Australian Open begins on Monday, four years since her last major triumph in Melbourne.
3. Thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon on Saturday to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the first such demonstration since the generals seized power.

Coup: Thousands protest in Myanmar, demand Suu Kyi’s release

Thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon on Saturday to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the first such demonstration since the generals seized power.
Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.

Coronavirus: Tennis Australia assures Open tourney will continue as scheduled

Organisers of the Australian Open have assured all concerned and tennis fans across the world that the first Grand Slam of the year will keep to its schedule. This assurance became necessary after a staff at one of the Melbourne hotels used to quarantine players tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by media on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D printed oil pump jack is placed on dollar banknotes in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Oil rises as U.S. crude stockpiles drop, new Chinese coronavirus cases decline

Oil prices climbed on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell unexpectedly last week and China, the world’s second-biggest oil user, recorded its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in more than two weeks.
FILE PHOTO - Dutch police patrol at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, November 6, 2019. REUTERS-Piroschka van de Wouw-File Photo

Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin

Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of a large Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
FILE PHOTO- The moon rises behind the storage tanks of a local oil refinery in Omsk, Russia June 5, 2020. REUTERS-Alexey Malgavko

Oil down $1 as China coronavirus cases trigger clampdowns

Oil prices fell on Friday, retreating further from 11-month highs hit last week, weighed down by worries that new pandemic restrictions in China will curb fuel demand in the world’s biggest oil importer.
Novak Djokovic has described his longtime rival, Andy Murray, as a “warrior” and says he is “inspired” by the former world No.1’s journey back from a career-threatening injury.

Novak Djokovic counters negative reception of his suggestions to Tennis Australia

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has come out in defense of the suggestions he made to Tennis Australia about improving quarantine conditions, which brought him some public condemnation and accusations from some of his own professional tennis colleagues.

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The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported 32 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Borno.

UNFPA provides marginalised communities with SRHR information

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, through its Youth Participatory Platform, YPP, has empowered girls in marginalized communities with sexual reproductive health Information and Services.
The Commissioner for Information in Ebonyi State, Mr. Uchenna Orji, who stated this in Lagos yesterday, said given Governor Dave Umahi’s pedigree, he would be the best candidate for the job.

Ebonyi commissioner: South-east needs consensus candidate to win presidency

The South-east zone have been urged to learn from the past, close ranks and present a formidable consensus candidate that will win the presidency in 2023.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPHCDA: Nigeria inoculates 1.04 million residents with first dose of coronavirus vaccine

One month into the national COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Nigeria, a total of 1,043,737 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with the first dose pf the vaccine, representing 51.9 per cent of the proportion vaccinated.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines ferries 25,000 passengers in 8 weeks

Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

Kano consumer protection agency seizes N1 billion fake drugs

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council (KSCPC), has seized over N1 billion worth of fake drugs and unwholesome foods across the state in the past three months of the year.

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Northern leaders urged to support military to end insecurity

A group under the aegis of Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF), has urged political leaders in the region to support the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in tackling the security challenges by providing policies and programmes that will stop the youths adventure into different forms of criminality.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Zamfara governor warns against attacks on northerners

Zamfara State governor, Mohammes Bello Matawalle, has condemned the frequent attacks on Northerners and their economic interests in the southern parts of the country.
Nobuaki Kurumatani’s resignation is the latest development in years of upheaval at the firm, which only won back its spot on the first section of the Tokyo stock exchange earlier this year after restructuring.

Toshiba chief resigns as buyout offer stirs turmoil

Toshiba’s CEO resigned on Wednesday as a buyout offer from a private equity fund stirs turmoil inside the storied Japanese company, with reports suggesting two other funds are considering bids.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Cross River: Hoodlums attack police station, steal rifle

“As I speak to you now, the Ekori Police station has been placed under lock and key while the policeman whose gun was taken away is being detained at Ugep Divisional Police Station where others who were working at the Ekori station have been asked to report’. Likpi, a resident of the area told newsmen on phone.
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NLC demands reversal of mass sack of Kaduna workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the Kaduna State Government to reverse the mass sack of workers in the state, describing it as an “arbitrary and cruel” decision.