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YouTube announced a new slate of original series today that includes some huge stars at the top of the lineup. Will Smith will star in a six-part reality series about fitness and “returning his body into the best shape of his life,” and a four-part series will go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys as she records a new album.

YouTube announces new originals starring Will Smith and Alicia Keys

YouTube announced a new slate of original series today that includes some huge stars at the top of the lineup. Will Smith will star in a six-part reality series about fitness and “returning his body into the best shape of his life,” and a four-part series will go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys as she records a new album.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has disclosed why he decided to play Nicolas Pepe as a left-winger against Southampton.

Arsenal boss: Nicolas Pepe’s work ethic has been phenomenal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has classified Nicolas Pepe’s work rate as "phenomenal" after he delivered another stand-out performance for his side in the Europa League.
The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) yesterday unveiled its comprehensive guidance for battling ransomware, information security’s preeminent scourge.

Ransomware task force unveils broad manifesto for fighting back

The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) yesterday unveiled its comprehensive guidance for battling ransomware, information security’s preeminent scourge.

JAMB threatens to sanction schools charging above N4,000

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has reiterated the resolve of the board to sanction schools charging above the stipulated N4,000 for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Netflix has announced plans to feature Ikorodu Bois in its Oscar Weekend Film Brand Campaign.

Netflix partners Ikorodu Bois on Oscars film brand campaign

Netflix has announced plans to feature Ikorodu Bois in its Oscar Weekend Film Brand Campaign.
Patients are seen inside ambulances while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India records world’s biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases

India marked a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, reporting 314,835 new daily cases, the highest one-day tally anywhere, as its second wave and similar surges elsewhere raised new fears about the ability of health services to cope.
Damaged buildings are shown after what Syrian authorities said was an Israeli air strike in the western suburbs of Damascus, Syria in this handout released by state news agency SANA on April 27, 2020. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Israel intensifying air war in Syria against Iranian encroachment

Israel has dramatically expanded air strikes on suspected Iranian missile and weapons production centres in Syria to repel what it sees as a stealthy military encroachment by its regional arch-enemy, Western and regional intelligence sources say.
A renowned lawmaker, Senator Chris Anyanwu, has emerged the pioneer President of Nzuko Umunna (NU), a leading think-tank of foremost Igbo technocrats and professionals.

Senator Anyanwu emerges leader of Igbo technocrats

A renowned lawmaker, Senator Chris Anyanwu, has emerged the pioneer President of Nzuko Umunna (NU), a leading think-tank of foremost Igbo technocrats and professionals.
Atalanta have moved above Juventus in the Serie A table thanks to a 87th-minute winner on Sunday.

Atalanta leapfrog Juventus into third with dramatic late strike

Matteo Pessina had a great chance to open the scoring in the 24th minute but he took too many touches, allowing Mathijs De Ligt to recover and deflect his goal-bound shot just wide.
U.S. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said a new production site in Marburg, Germany, expected to become operational by the end of next month, will be able to make as many as 750 million doses per year.

South Africa signs deal for 20 million Pfizer vaccine doses

South Africa has signed an agreement to buy 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech dual-shot COVID-19 vaccine, a senior government official said on Tuesday, boosting plans to ramp up vaccinations from this month

N’Golo Kante out of Chelsea vs Porto with hamstring injury

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that N’Golo Kante will miss the Blues’ next two matches against West Brom and Porto due to a hamstring problem.

DBN disbursement to MSMEs hits N191.7 billion

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) Plc has stated that the total loans disbursed to small businesses had increased by 89 per cent to N191.7 billion in 2020 compared to N101.5 billion in 2019.

DBN disburses N191.7 billion in 2020 to SMEs

Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) Plc, has disbursed N191.7bn to small- and medium-scale enterprises in 2020, representing 89 percent increase on the N101.5bn it disbursed in 2019.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

FEC approves N30.77 billion for power, aviation, transport, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the sum of N30.77 billion for various projects which include power, aviation, transport, roads and electricity.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, unveiled plans for the launch of body-worn cameras for the state’s security personnel outfits in the management of traffic enforcement in the state.

Traffic: Lagos governor unveils body-worn camera for law enforcement officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, unveiled plans for the launch of body-worn cameras for the state’s security personnel outfits in the management of traffic enforcement in the state.
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GitHub launches secret scanning for private repositories into general availability

GitHub has announced that its enterprise-focused secret scanning tool for private repositories is now generally available.
A combined team of security operatives made up of the Army, Air Force, Police and Department of State Services, DSS are combing the bushes in search of 30 students still missing after armed bandits attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State late Thursday evening.

Kaduna abduction: 180 rescued, 30 students still missing – official

A combined team of security operatives made up of the Army, Air Force, Police and Department of State Services, DSS are combing the bushes in search of 30 students still missing after armed bandits attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State late Thursday evening.
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Webcam porn website offers to sponsor Inter Milan for £20million

Inter Milan have been made an official shirt-sponsorship offer of £20m from adult webcam company Stripchat as they approach the end of their 26-year deal with Pirelli.
Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City squad are "on fire" in training as they look to get back to winning ways against Southampton on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City ‘on fire’ in training after derby defeat

Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City squad are "on fire" in training as they look to get back to winning ways against Southampton on Wednesday.
Toni Payne contributed two assists as Sevilla secured a 2-1 comeback victory against Valencia in Saturday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola game at Estadio Antonio Puchades.

Toni Payne grabs two assists in Sevilla victory vs Valencia

Toni Payne contributed two assists as Sevilla secured a 2-1 comeback victory against Valencia in Saturday's Spanish Primera Iberdrola game at Estadio Antonio Puchades.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Schalke loanee Ozan Kabak is a doubt for Liverpool’s home game against Fulham on Sunday.

Liverpool’s centre-back crisis worsens as manager confirms Ozan Kabak injury

The 20-year-old has not made an ideal start to life in the Premier League. His debut came against Leicester City, where his mix up with goalkeeper Alisson allowed Jamie Vardy to tap home to put the Foxes 2-1 ahead late on.
Barcelona great, Rivaldo, has urged Lionel Messi to make the move to Manchester City.

Barcelona great urges Lionel Messi to make Manchester City move

Speaking to Betfair, the Barca hero said: “Pep Guardiola has one of the best squads in Europe and Manchester City are in incredible form right now after 19 consecutive wins, jumping to a 10-point lead in the league and taking a solid step forward in Europe this week.

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The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House to investigate ‘illegal fishing’ worth $70 million in Nigerian waters

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate alleged illegal fishing worth 70million dollars by Chinese and European trawlers in Nigerian waters.
Fulham manager Scott Parker is elated with the show of character from Ademola Lookman after his Panenka flop.

Leon Osman: Ademola Lookman has skills to unlock any defence

Former Everton defender, Leon Osman has described Fulham forward, Ademola Lookman as a player who has the skills and trickery to unlock the door of any team no matter the tightness of their defence.
A council staff member carries a sign during preparations to deliver ballot boxes to polling stations ahead of Scottish parliamentary election held on May 6, at the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, May 4, 2021. REUTERS-Russell Cheyne

Scotland’s electoral bid for independence vote too close to call – poll

The Scottish National Party's bid to win a clear mandate for having another independence referendum was balanced on a knife edge on the eve of Thursday's parliamentary election, with polls showing the expected result was too close to call.
Peloton is issuing a voluntary recall for all of its treadmill products — including both the Peloton Tread and Tread Plus — following a series of accidents that have resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.

Peloton recalls its treadmills following series of accidents

Peloton is issuing a voluntary recall for all of its treadmill products — including both the Peloton Tread and Tread Plus — following a series of accidents that have resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.
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Senate president, House speaker, others attend National Assembly APC caucus meeting

A meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Caucus in the National Assembly is ongoing at the Senate wing of the Assembly.

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Many of his players may lack Champions League knockout experience but the professionalism, effort and game management on display from Chelsea against Porto tonight delighted Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea chief, manager working on 13-man clearout

Chelsea chief, Marina Granovskaia, is ready to work with manager Thomas Tuchel to oversee a clearout of at least 13 players this summer.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA joins English football in announcing social media boycott in bid to ‘eradicate online...

A social media boycott has been announced across English football, with the FA, Premier League, EFL, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, PGMOL, Kick It Out, FSA and UEFA uniting to put a blackout in place between April 30 and May 3.
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, president of Somalia, attends the London Somalia Conference' at Lancaster House, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jack Hill/Pool/File Photo

Somalia’s lower house of parliament votes to cancel presidential term extension

Somalia's lower house of parliament voted unanimously on Saturday to cancel a controversial two-year presidential term extension it approved last month, a move that might help defuse an armed stand-off in the capital Mogadishu.

UNICEF: Children access to immunization in Northeast a right

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said access of children in Nigeria northeast states to immunization and other health services was a fundamental human right.
FILE PHOTO: A man carrying wood walks past the funeral pyres of those who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a mass cremation, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Germany to fly medical supplies to India amidst devastating coronavirus cases

Germany’s Air Force said it is preparing to fly medical and oxygen supplies to India, where medicines and equipment are running short amid a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases.