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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.
FILE PHOTO: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, head trainer for IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah of New York, speaks during a news conference at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada July 21, 2011. Judah will defend his title against WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan at the arena on Saturday. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/File Photo

Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker passes on at 55

Former Olympic boxing gold medallist and four-weight world champion Pernell Whitaker has died after a traffic accident in Virginia, police confirmed on Monday.

US slaps anti-subsidy duties on fabricated structural steel from China, Mexico

The U.S. has introduced preliminary anti-subsidy duties on fabricated structural steel from China and Mexico.
Egypt boss Javier Aguirre has revealed he has decided on the team that will feature in the AFCON opener following the Pharaohs’ victory over Guinea.

Afcon: Javier Aguirre worried about Egypt’s decline in tempo

Egypt boss Javier Aguirre is concerned about the decline in performances of his side in second-halves of their two Africa Cup of Nations games to date.
The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday, June 24, 2019, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Julia Le Duc)

Pope Francis joins global outrage at drowning of Mexican migrant father, daughter

Pope Francis has joined the global outrage at the drowning of a migrant father and his baby daughter while crossing a river straddling the Mexico-U.S. border.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s challenges are huge investment opportunities

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in New York said the huge development challenges facing Nigeria and the rest of Africa were “excellent opportunities for groundbreaking investments and innovation”.
Mexico forward Uriel Antuna celebrates after scoring a goal against Martinique in the Gold Cup. Getty Images

Gold Cup: Mexico avoid shock against Martinique and advance

It wasn’t easy, but Mexico narrowly defeated Martinique 3-2 at Bank America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to win Group A and advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

Mo Salah, Egypt set for AFCON bow in stifling heat

All eyes will be on Mohamed Salah on Friday as the Egypt star looks to help the Africa Cup of Nations hosts launch their bid for a record-extending eighth title in style against Zimbabwe in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams for the first time.
Egypt boss Javier Aguirre has revealed he has decided on the team that will feature in the AFCON opener following the Pharaohs’ victory over Guinea.

AFCON: We are title favourites – Egypt coach

Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt are confident of defeating Zimbabwe Friday in the opening match of a tournament expanded to 24 teams and staged in mid-year for the first time.
Anthony Joshua posed for an inspirational photo with former president Barack Obama last Friday.

Anthony Joshua meets Barack Obama

Anthony Joshua posed for an inspirational photo with former president Barack Obama last Friday.
President Trump began his re-election rally by hammering his rivals and heralding his perceived successes. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Donald Trump launches 2020 bid with vow to ‘keep America great’

President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday much the same way he rode to power in 2016 -- with a raucous, nationalist rally stirring fear of illegal immigration and vowing to fight for blue collar workers.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has enjoyed soaring approval ratings in his first few months in power, got a rare taste of public animosity on Saturday when he was booed at the inauguration of a baseball stadium in Mexico City.

Mexican president seeks Mark Zuckerberg’s help to promote universal internet access

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet access in Mexico.
Javier Aguirre

Javier Aguirre: I will leave if I fail to achieve Egypt’s objective

Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre has made it known that he will resign if he fails to achieve his target at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua’s loss to Andy Ruiz was a relief

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has disclosed that former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Andy Ruiz Jnr ‘was like a relief’ to his client after taken off the pressure.
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona opens up on Dorados exit

Diego Maradona has bid an emotional farewell to Dorados after he called time on his spell at the Mexican second division club to focus on his health.
Maradona applauds fans after the match. Reuters

Diego Maradona leaves Dorados to focus on health

Diego Maradona has stepped down as head coach of Mexican second division side Dorados due to health reasons.

Tyson Fury: Anthony Joshua is finished

Anthony Joshua is finished as a boxer after losing his world heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz Jr, fellow-Briton Tyson Fury says.
Anthony Joshua is wasting no time when it comes to getting back into the swing of a full training regime, after his recent activation of the rematch clause to meet Andy Ruiz Jr in the ring once again.

Anthony Joshua returns to the ring after triggering Andy Ruiz Jr rematch clause

Anthony Joshua is wasting no time when it comes to getting back into the swing of a full training regime, after his recent activation of the rematch clause to meet Andy Ruiz Jr in the ring once again.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.