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The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Nothing new about ISIS, Al-Qaeda infiltration

The Defence Headquarters has said that the reported activities of the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups in West Africa is not new.

Nestlé Nigeria names new managing director

Mr Wassim Elhusseini has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of Nestlé Nigeria Plc.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NIDCOM: 30 stranded Nigerians in Lebanon rescued, among 150 awaiting evacuation

Thirty Nigerians, who were trafficked and left stranded in Lebanon have been rescued, and are among a total of 150 victims awaiting evacuation to Nigeria.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.

United States expands metals sanctions on Iran

The United States has expanded the scope of its metals sanctions on Iran with the addition of 22 specific materials “connected to its nuclear, military or ballistic missile programmes.”

AIB begins investigation as two aircraft collide at Lagos airport

The Accident Investigation Bureau says it will investigate a collision involving Middle East Airline and a Turkish plane at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

Newcastle United takeover off as Saudi-led consortium pulls out

A consortium led by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF) has pulled out of their bid to buy Newcastle United.
Staff inspecting preparations around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, on July 26. Saudi Ministry of Media-AFP-Getty Images

Muslims begin downsized hajj pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.
TEHRAN - Iran reported 216 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, calling on its citizens to observe health protocols more closely to ease the burden on exhausted medical staff.

Iran says medics exhausted in battle against coronavirus

Iran reported 216 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Sunday, calling on its citizens to observe health protocols more closely to ease the burden on exhausted medical staff.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps raises alarm over 80, 000 stranded Nigerians abroad

The Chairman, House of Representatives’ Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe K, on Thursday said about eighty thousand Nigerians are currently held as sex slaves and in forced labour across the world, in countries like Lebanon, Mali and across the Middle East.
Hasher Taheb of Cumming, Georgia also made plans for attacks on the Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and a Washington-area synagogue, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

Man bags 15 years over plan to bomb White House

A 23-year-old American man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for planning an attack on the White House with an anti-tank missile and other explosives, US authorities said Thursday.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) talks with France’s President Emmanuel Macron prior the start of the EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, on July 18, 2020. Francisco Seco - POOL - AFP

Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions on states interfering in Libya

France, Italy and Germany are “ready to consider” sanctions on foreign powers violating an arms embargo in Libya, a joint statement by their leaders said Saturday.

Group: International community must support Nigeria to defeat new threats

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) United Kingdom chapter says Nigeria needs the support of the world to overcome a new wave of terrorism in the country.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates Airlines to cut 9,000 jobs

Emirates Airlines has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, according to a report on Saturday.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation

Sudan’s highest governing body Friday ratified a law criminalising female genital mutilation, a widespread ritual in the African country, the justice ministry announced.

Germany spends over $1 billion to cover costs linked to US troops

The German government has paid more than $1 billion over the past decade to cover costs related to the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany, according to the finance ministry in Berlin.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.

Israel responds to Gaza rockets with strikes on Hamas targets

Israeli jets targeted Hamas positions early on Saturday after rockets were fired at southern Israel earlier from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli armed forces said.
Britain’s death toll in the coronavirus outbreak rose to 28,446 on Sunday, after the government reported 315 more fatalities in hospitals, care homes and the wider community.

Coronavirus death toll hits 494,337

The United States is the worst-hit country with 125,039 deaths from 2,467,837 cases. At least 670,809 people have been declared recovered.

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Mechanic docked over ‘motorcycle theft’

A 28 year-old mechanic, Amos Raphael, on Friday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for allegedly stealing a motorcycle worth N170,000.
A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.

Plane carrying four passengers crashes in DR Congo

A plane carrying four passengers crashed late on Thursday in dense forest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki’s ‘convoy attack’ sponsored by his deputy – Comrade Oshiomhole’s aide

Victor Oshioke, an aide to the suspended All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who hails from Apana, has debunked the allegations that the attack on Obaseki’s convoy by thugs was sponsored by Oshiomhole.
The eurozone economy on Friday shrank by 12.1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, the EU’s statistical office confirmed.

Eurozone economy contraction confirmed at 12.1% in Q2

The eurozone economy on Friday shrank by 12.1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, the EU’s statistical office confirmed.
European Commission President Ursula Leyen, on Wednesday, warned major trading partners that a carbon tax on imports if its planned transition to carbon neutrality puts its products at a disadvantage in the global market.

EU Commission chief supports sanctions on Belarus

European Commission President, Ursula Leyen, on Friday, said that she supported sanctions on Belarusian officials who violated democratic values or abused human rights.