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FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden cries during an event at Major Joseph R. Beau Biden III National Guard-Reserve Center at New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Delaware, U.S. January 19, 2021. REUTERS-Tom Brenner

EU hails Joe Biden’s ‘new dawn’ but wants tough tech rules

The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a “new dawn” for Europe and the United States, while insisting U.S. technology companies should be regulated to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online.
FILE PHOTO - European Council President Charles Michel delivers a speech during a session at European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium December 16, 2020. John Thys-Pool via REUTERS

EU chief calls on Joe Biden to form new transatlantic pact

The European Union called on incoming U.S. President Joe Biden to form a “new founding pact” with Europe working on issues such as peace, security, prosperity, freedom and human rights.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia Navalnaya walk out of a plane after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Polina Ivanova

Joe Biden’s team calls for release of Russian activist Alexei Navalny

The team of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday called for the release of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny after he was detained upon arrival at a Moscow airport, as the Trump administration remained quiet on the subject.
Police have ordered the evacuation of several office buildings for the US Congress as supporters of President Donald Trump broke down security barrricades on the steps of the Capitol.

EU condemns Donald Trump’s supporters, says ‘this isn’t America’

EU officials expressed shock at the “assault on US democracy” witnessed by the storming of the US Congress on Wednesday by thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.
FILE PHOTO - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium March 9, 2020. REUTERS-Francois Lenoir-File Photo

Turkey’s Erdogan, EU’s Michel discussed EU summit in call

President Tayyip Erdogan told European Council President Charles Michel in a call that Turkey wants to build its future with the EU, calling for Ankara and the bloc to move on from a “vicious cycle” in ties, the Turkish presidency said late on Tuesday.
Italian cyclist, Riccardo Ricco has been handed a lifetime ban by the Italian anti-doping agency, NADO.

Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco receives lifetime ban

Italian cyclist, Riccardo Ricco has been handed a lifetime ban by the Italian anti-doping agency, NADO.
High-profile Brazilian striker Hulk has confirmed his exit from Shanghai SIPG as four years at the Chinese Super League club ended in acrimony and a bust-up with the coach.

Hulk ends four-year stay at Shanghai under cloud after coach row

High-profile Brazilian striker Hulk has confirmed his exit from Shanghai SIPG as four years at the Chinese Super League club ended in acrimony and a bust-up with the coach.
Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel gestures as he speaks during a press conference after the EU leaders struck a deal on the bloc's top jobs

Cat-and-mouse game with Turkey must stop – EU chief

A game of “cat-and-mouse” between the European Union and Turkey needs to come to an end, European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday, in reference to a dispute over natural gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent reason.

Paris police beat Black man, sparking fresh outrage in France

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent reason.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Kenya calls for revised commercial relations with EU

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on Tuesday urged the European Union (EU) to reorganize its trade relations with Africa to focus more on the private sector-led economic relationships and trade, an official source said in Nairobi, Kenya.
Former Super Eagles attacking midfielder and LaLiga Ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju, has described Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze as “exciting” following the Yellow Submarine’s 1-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Estadio de Balaidos on Saturday.

Villarreal boss hails Super Eagles star, teammates after win vs Valladolid

Villarreal manager Unai Emery has praised Samuel Chukwueze and his teammates following the side’s 2-0 win against Real Valladolid in their LaLiga clash at the Estadio La Ceramica on Monday night.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Obafemi Martins ends two-year goal drought

Obafemi Martins scored his first goal since March 2018 as Wuhan Zall held Henan Jianye to a 1-1 draw in the Chinese Super League play-offs on Friday.
Manchester City have reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Portuguese defender Ruben Dias.

Manchester City agree £62 million fee for Portuguese defender

The 23-year-old will move to the Etihad Stadium in a deal worth £62million (€68m), while Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi heads the other way in a separate deal, with City receiving £13.6m (€16m).
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
The streaming giant (well, everything giant) announced today that it has ordered a spinoff series based on its current dark superhero satire The Boys.

Amazon fast-tracking spinoff of ‘The Boys’ focused on a superhero college

The series is said to focus on the early days of Supes attempting to navigate the issues that accompany college (the parties, sexual adventures, and moral dilemmas) but turned up to 11, which is what “The Boys” does so well. Deadline’s report describes the show as “part college show, part ‘Hunger Games’” and that is pretty much all I need to know to get me excited by the prospect.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Emmanuel Amuneke: Samuel Chukwueze, Ramon Azeez, Kelechi Nwakali will excel in Laliga Santander

Former Nigeria international and Misr El Makkasa of Egypt African Academies Director, Emmanuel Amuneke, believes that the trio of Samuel Chukwueze, Ramon Azeez and Kelechi Nwakali have all it takes too deliver in the 2020/2021 Spanish top league, Laliga Santander.
Former Arsenal player and Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali made his La Liga debut for Huesca against Samuel Chukwueze’s Villarreal on Sunday.

Kelechi Nwakali confident of more opportunities as season progresses

Super Eagles hopeful Kelechi Nwakali says he’s happy to help his club Huesca by playing the role the coach asked of him.
Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.

Andros Townsend: Real Madrid treatment of Gareth Bale is baffling

Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid blocked my return to Premier League

Gareth Bale has accused Real Madrid of making it “very difficult” to leave the Spanish club as the Wales forward looks to end his Bernabeu exile.

Inter Miami confirm signing of Blaise Matuidi on free transfer

Inter Miami have confirmed the signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi following the Frenchman's departure from Juventus.
Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos (right) scores the only goal of the game from Éver Banega’s cross. Ina Fassbender-Reuters

Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk reach Europa League semi-finals

Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday.

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Women’s Day: Nigerian government urged to look deeper into Leah Sharibu’s case

Sen. Bassey Ewa Henshaw (Cross River South 2003-2011) on Friday called for more equitable distribution of positions, responsibilities and opportunities irrespective of gender and social status to bring out the best in the citizens.
The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.

Peter Obaseki retires as FCMB chief operating officer

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.
Arsenal have this evening revealed a late update on the fitness of Emile Smith Rowe, ahead of their showdown with Burnley.

Arsenal provide update on Smith Rowe ahead of Burnley clash

The Gunners will of course head into the Turf Moor clash with their tails up, on the back of a morale boosting pair of wins over the last couple of weeks.

Report: Many Delta residents not aware of ongoing council poll

Some residents of Asaba and its and environs on Saturday said they that they were not aware of the local government poll taking place across Delta State, according to a report by newsmen.
FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS

White House chief medical advisor: US at risk of another coronavirus spike in coming...

White House chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, warned Friday that the US may soon be hit with a spike in COVID-19 cases — even though the country has administered more vaccine shots than any other nation.

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FILE PHOTO - Farmers shout slogans as they take part in a three-hour chakka jam or road blockade, as part of protests against farm laws on a highway on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, February 6, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Indian farmers block highway outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protest

Indian farmers began gathering on Saturday to block a six-lane expressway outside New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against deregulation of agriculture markets, to add pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government
Pep Guardiola believes City winning 20 games in succession could be the greatest achievement under his tenure – given the circumstances that surround it.

Pep Guardiola: This could be our greatest achievement

Pep Guardiola believes City winning 20 games in succession could be the greatest achievement under his tenure – given the circumstances that surround it.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor seeks government-citizens parley on security

Osun State governor Adegboyega Oyetola has urged the citizens to rally support for the government to protect the state against any form of security challenge.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.

Nigerian senate bans paedophiles, rapists from working with children

The Senate on Tuesday, also passed the Older Persons (Rights and Privileges) Bill 2020 aimed at addressing the social and economic challenges triggered by aging and the need for government to formulate policies that would incorporate the elderly and cater for their well-being.
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EFCC disowns recruitment group on WhatsApp

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to the activities of a group on WhatsApp, dedicated to EFCC Recruitment 2020/2021.