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Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

President Buhari recommends ‘Made in Nigeria solutions’ to nation’s challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared open the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES25) with a charge to public and private sector leaders to look inward to solve the unique challenges confronting the nation’s socio-economic development.
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.

Doha 2019: Lelisa Desisa wins men’s marathon

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa has won the men's midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the world athletics championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long distance for his country.
Officials of the Nigerian mission and their spouses lead the parade on Saturday.

Nigerian Independence parade in New York City — in pictures

As the celebration of Nigerian 59th Independence anniversary continues both in home and abroad, thousands of Nigerians and well-wishers hit the streets of Manhattan in New York on Saturday to participate in the 2019 Independence Day Parade.
NEW YORK - A man wielding a long metal object rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking sleeping homeless people, killing four and leaving a fifth in critical condition.

Four homeless men attacked, killed in New York City

A man wielding a long metal object rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking sleeping homeless people, killing four and leaving a fifth in critical condition.
Harvey Weinstein appears in court in New York

Sexual assault: Harvey Weinstein’s trial will go ahead in New York – court

A US court on Thursday rejected fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s attempts to have his sexual assault trial, due to start in January, moved out of New York City.
Andy Ruiz Jr has promised to beat Anthony Joshua again while claiming that the Briton is not a good boxer.

Andy Ruiz tells Anthony Joshua to quit if he loses again

Andy Ruiz Jnr has told Anthony Joshua that he should take a break from boxing if he loses to the Mexican again.
DAME EDITH OKOWA

Delta governor’s wife denies receiving N3.5 billion from US

Dame Edith Okowa, wife of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has denied receiving N3.5 billion for her pet project, O’5 Initiative, from the Initiative for Global Development, a U.S based organisation.
Shubham Chaudhuri

World Bank appoints new country director for Nigeria

The World Bank has appointed Mr Shubham Chaudhuri as the new Country Director for Nigeria, succeeding Mr Rachid Benmessaoud who completed his term recently.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

Independence Day: VP Osinbajo entertains guests to “Nigerian swag’’

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at a dinner organised in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, thrilled the guests with visual descriptions of attributes that make Nigerians outstanding.
The Nigerian and U.S flags as raised on Tuesday

Independence Day: US city honours Nigeria with flag raising

For the second time, the U.S. Town of Hempstead on Tuesday honoured Nigeria by hoisting the nation’s flag in commemoration of its 59th Independence anniversary.
Journalists gather around the golden coffin that once held the mummy of Nedjemankh, a priest in the Ptolemaic Period some 2,000 years ago, at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, in Old Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 1, 2019.

Egypt displays looted coffin returned from New York’s Met

Egypt is displaying a gilded ancient coffin returned to the country last week from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art after U.S. investigators determined to be a looted antiquity.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

SDGs: UNGA president urges concerted global action against illicit financial flows

The President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has called for concerted global action against illicit financial flows (IFFs) to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 4

Federal government accuses Omoyele Sowore of transferring over $50,000 ‘illicit funds’

The federal government Monday accused Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters and the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), of transferring $50,000 illicit funds

UNDP, Sahara Group target energy access for 10 million African households

Access to energy received a boost yesterday, as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Sahara Group unveiled the Africa Renewable Energy Forum to boost access to sustainable energy for 10 million households in Africa through alternative energy initiatives and interventions.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised to Queen Elizabeth for asking her to approve the unlawful suspension of the House of Commons, The Times of London reported today.

British premier Boris Johnson begs Queen Elizabeth

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised to Queen Elizabeth for asking her to approve the unlawful suspension of the House of Commons, The Times of London reported today.
DAME EDITH OKOWA

Delta first lady gets N3.5 billion grant to fight sickle cell

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a U.S.-based nonprofit organisation, has announced the donation of 10 million dollars (N3.5 billion) for the management of sickle cell disease (SCD) in Delta.
Simon Lalong

Why I established PLASMEDA – Plateau governor

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau says his administration established the Plateau Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (PLASMEDA) and the State Disability Commission to compliment the initiatives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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: Fighting Tyson Fury, Wembley Stadium would be a dream come true

Anthony Joshua says facing Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium in a “best of Britain” match-up would be his dream fight.

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Protest rocks Yenagoa as flood sweeps away two siblings

Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kogi West elders endorse Governor Bello’s second term bid

Some leaders from the Kogi West Senatorial district have declared supporting Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid will better position the zone for the governorship position in 2023.

Purveyors of hate speech should not expect rest – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.