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Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Coronavirus wipes out whole family, father, mother, son

Coronavirus has wiped out a whole family in the United States, killing father, mother and their son.
FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award was not counted.

FIFA reveals why Egypt’s Mo Salah votes didn’t count in The Best awards

FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award was not counted.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Britain calls for European naval mission to stop Iran ‘piracy’

Britain called for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy” in the strategic waterway, Reuters reports.
Nigerian boxer, Aliu Bamidele Lasisi (13-0, 8 KO) has set his sights on winning more titles after claiming the vacant WBC International Super-Flyweight crown at the Emirate Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Bamidele Lasisi wants more titles after becoming WBC Int’l champion

Nigerian boxer, Aliu Bamidele Lasisi (13-0, 8 KO) has set his sights on winning more titles after claiming the vacant WBC International Super-Flyweight crown at the Emirate Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Dubai-based Nigerian Aliu Bamidele Lasisi is desperate to win a world ranking title and spark jubilant scenes among his local supporters at Emirates Golf Club tonight.

Nigerian-born Bamidele Lasisi wins world boxing title for Dubai

Nigerian-born boxer Aliu Bamidele Lasisi who has adopted United Arab Emirates and Dubai as his adopted home, has put the Arab nation on the boxing map.
A demonstrator holds a Nicaraguan flag during the march in cars and motorcycles from Managua to Ticuantepe, 15km south of Managua, demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and the end of the state repression, on July 15, 2018. More than 280 people have been killed since the start of a popular uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in April 18. / AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS

Protests: Nicaragua authorities sack 40 doctors, nurses

Authorities in Nicaragua on Monday sacked 40 more doctors for tending to those injured in recent protests, local media reported.
Thousands marched in support of Nicaragua's Catholic Church and its bishops [Jorge Cabrera-Reuters]

Thousands join peaceful protests in Nicaraguan capital

Thousands of Nicaraguans participated in rival marches in the capital Managua without incident amid a period of relative calm in the country's deadly political unrest.

Fresh protests in Nicaragua leaves 8 dead

At least eight persons including a baby were killed Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to a rights group.

Five more killed in Nicaragua unrest

At least five people died Wednesday in Nicaragua at pro- and anti-government rallies in the latest spasm of violent unrest that has left dozens dead since last month, police and the opposition said.

One killed, three injured in fresh Nicaragua violence

The deceased, one Jorge Gaston, died in hospital after being shot Friday, police spokeswoman Vilma Gonzalez said, attributing the killing to “criminal acts committed by vandalism groups.”

Nicaragua’s President Ortega to allow inquiry into protest deaths

Nicaragua says it will allow an independent enquiry into the killings of dozens of anti-government demonstrators as two more people were killed in fresh clashes on Saturday.

Nicaraguan protesters back on streets in push for justice

Riot police blocked young Nicaraguan demonstrators who were back on the streets Wednesday to demand justice over the deaths of 43 people in anti-government unrest.

At least 10 killed as unrest intensifies in Nicaragua

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens injured as protests in Nicaragua are expected to continue into their fifth consecutive day on Sunday.

Deadly tropical storm Nate kills 22 in Central America

Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America with torrential rains that forced thousands from their homes, uprooted trees, knocked out bridges and turned roads into rivers, officials said Thursday.

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Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will take him through until 2025 at Parc des Princes, the club has confirmed.

Neymar: I am happy and proud to remain at PSG

Neymar has signed a contract extension with Paris St-Germain, keeping Brazil forward at the French giants until 30 June 2025.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, has assured Nigerians abroad that Diaspora voting may be realised soon.

Minister: Diaspora voting to start soon

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, has assured Nigerians abroad that Diaspora voting may be realised soon.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: We can’t succumb to secessionist agenda

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has declared that his state will not be cowed into secessionist agenda.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor: I believe in united Nigeria, not secession

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday declared his belief in a united Nigeria and condemned calls for secession by some groups in the country.

2023: Rotation of power key to Nigeria’s unity, peace – Shehu Sani

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, said the federal government should not use force but justice, equity and fairness to achieve unity and peace.

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Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Parents demand rehabilitation of 27 freed Kaduna college students

Parents of the 27 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, who were freed on Wednesday after 56 days in kidnappers’ den,...
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate in close session with security chiefs, others over insecurity

Senate on Thursday at plenary went into closed session with some heads of security agencies in the country.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly to repeal NIPOST Act

Barring any last-minute change, the National Assembly (NASS) has concluded plans to repeal the establishing law of the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) and re-enact the law to grant the agency the status of a commission.

2023: Kebbi youth coalition wants zoning jettison, demands credible candidates

A group of Kebbi Youths under the aegis of Coalition for Better Kebbi State, has urged the elders in the state to drop the ideal of zoning political position, rather, they should allow credible candidates with merits to lead the state in 2023.

DPR pledges commitment to oil sector investments

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said it will continue to guarantee investments, enable participation and authorise activities in the Nigeria oil and gas industry.