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Brahim Issaoui, 21, remains hospitalized after being shot several times by police after the knife rampage at Nice’s Notre-Dame basilica on Thursday.

French church attacker tests positive for coronavirus

The Tunisian assailant who killed three people at a church in France has tested positive for COVID-19, which could further delay his questioning, a source close to the inquiry said Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO- French President Emmanuel Macron stands outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 28, 2020. REUTERS-Charles Platiau

French president says he ‘understands’ Muslims shock over Prophet Muhammad cartoons

French President Emmanuel Macron said he can understand why Muslims were shocked by caricatures depicting the prophet Muhammad.
Security forces were deployed after a priest was shot Saturday in Lyon, France.

Suspect in attack on Greek Orthodox priest in Lyon arrested

French authorities said that a person suspected of firing a hunting gun and seriously wounding a Greek Orthodox priest outside a church in the city of Lyon, France, Saturday, is in police custody.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
A third person has been arrested in connection with the Nice terror attack, according to Reuters.

Third arrest made over Nice terror attack

The two previously arrested were 21-year-old suspect Brahim Aouissaoui, and a 47-year-old man who was detained on suspicion of having been in contact with Aouissaoui.
Nigerian international Peter Olayinka was in action for Czech Republic side Slavia Prague in their 3-1 home defeat to Italian giants Inter Milan in UEFA champions league clash on Wednesday.

Slavia Prague boss hails Peter Olayinka after superb display vs Bayer Leverkusen

Slavia Prague manager Jindrich Trpisovsky has heaped plaudits on Peter Olayinka after the forward scored the winning goal in the side’s 1-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night.
Nice head coach Patrick Vieira has paid tribute to the victims of a suspected terrorist attack in the French city that left three dead inside a Catholic church on Thursday.

Patrick Vieira pays tribute to victims of Nice attack

Nice head coach Patrick Vieira has paid tribute to the victims of a suspected terrorist attack in the French city that left three dead inside a Catholic church on Thursday.
A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in what French officials described as a terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident.

World leaders condemn fatal stabbings in France

“Our hearts are with the people of France. America stands with our oldest Ally in this fight,” Trump tweeted. “These Radical Islamic terrorist attacks must stop immediately. No country, France or otherwise can long put up with it!”
A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in what French officials described as a terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident.

France: Three dead as woman beheaded, gunman killed in second incident

A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in what French officials described as a terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident.
Roberto Mancini has expressed his sadness at seeing Mario Balotelli go from being Italian football's golden boy to the odd man out.

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli should be playing for Italy

Italy boss Mancini gave Balotelli his Serie A debut for Inter when the striker was just 17 years old, in December 2007, and a first Azzurri cap came before his 20th birthday.
French forensics officers arrive at the site of a knife attack in Nice. Valéry Hache-AFP-Getty

Knifeman kills three in suspected terror attack at French church

A man wielding a knife at a church in the French city of Nice killed three people, slitting the throat of at least one, and injured several others before being apprehended by police, officials said Thursday.
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Gernot Rohr backs Samuel Kalu to rediscover best form at Bordeaux

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has backed Samuel Kalu to rediscover his best form for club and country.
Barcelona have confirmed the departure of Senegal's Moussa Wague to Greek outfit PAOK on loan for the entire 2020-21 season.

PAOK sign Barcelona’s Moussa Wague on loan

After spending the second half of last season on loan in Ligue 1 with Nice, Wague's switch to Greece on Monday is his second temporary move away from Catalonia.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna to hold maiden international marathon race

Kaduna State Government has unveiled plans to organise the maiden edition of its international marathon race in November this year.
Neymar was among five players sent off as a huge brawl marred Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 defeat by Marseille.

Neymar blames racism for PSG loss to Marseille

Neymar insisted he had been the victim of racism as he was one of five players sent off in a mass brawl at the end of Marseille’s 1-0 win over Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
Neymar has declared himself to be “super happy” after testing negative for Covid-19 and returning to training at Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar back in PSG squad for Marseille game after virus battle

Brazilian star Neymar is back in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for Sunday’s Ligue 1 match against arch-rivals Marseille after serving a Covid-19 quarantine, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leonardo: Paris Saint-Germain thought about buying Leo Messi

Messi dropped a bombshell when he handed in a transfer request but the Barca captain and six-time Ballon d’Or champion will remain at Camp Nou for the 2020-21 season.
Henry Onyekuru’s Monaco have revealed that two people from the club are suspected of contracting COVID-19.

AS Monaco reveal ‘suspected’ virus cases

The Ligue 1 club did not confirm who the pair were, only that neither’s condition was a cause for worry and that health protocols were being followed.
Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro says that Chelsea target Kai Havertz wants to take the next step in his career.

Kai Havertz closes in on £72 million Chelsea move

Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz has been allowed special dispensation to leave the Germany national team camp to complete a £72 million ($95m) move to Chelsea.
West Ham, Crystal Palace enter race along with Rangers & Everton for Nigerian striker Josh Maja.

Josh Maja opens new season goal account for Bordeaux

Super Eagles striker Josh Maja has opened his goal account for the 2020-2021 French Ligue one season against Angers SCO on Sunday.
Cycling - La Course by Tour de France - Nice, France - August 29, 2020. General view during the race. Pool via REUTERS-Stuart Franklin

Tour de France’s virus exclusion rules toughened on race day one

French health authorities have introduced stricter regulations for exclusions from the Tour de France in the event of coronavirus cases, hours before the race is due to start.

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President Buhari, world leaders mourn Idriss Deby

Leading the mourners from the African continent, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said that Deby’s death will create a big vacuum in the war against Boko Haram as the late Chadian president was at the forefront among those who gave the terrorist group serious bashing in recent times.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

U.S. attorney general: Civil rights probe into Floyd’s death ‘ongoing’ despite verdict

The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

Libyan, Egyptian premiers discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with visiting Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly on Tuesday to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Soldiers killing: Police arrest council vice chairman, others in Benue

The Benue State Government has confirmed the arrest of four suspects, including Vice Chairman of a Local Government Area, a District Head and a Councillor in connection with the recent murder of eleven persons including eight soldiers in Konshisha LGA of the State.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: We’ll ensure there is no increase in petrol price

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured that the pump price of petroleum products would not be increased in the new future.

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Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of Adobe who helped develop the PDF, has died at age 81, the company said in a statement.

Adobe co-founder Charles Geschke passes on at 81

“This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said in an email to Adobe employees.
The Governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat added that the present supply of fish and other seafood products in the State was insufficient to meet the fish and seafood demands of Lagosians hence the need to have a private sector driven aquaculture centre.

Lagos deputy governor: Tribalism makes it difficult to tackle insecurity

Obafemi Hamzat, deputy governor of Lagos state, says tribalism has contributed to the state of insecurity in the nation.
Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.

No going back on strike – Uber, Bolt drivers

Over 20,000 e-cab drivers spread across Lagos State on Sunday, said there is no going back on its proposed strike on Monday, over poor condition of service meted by their coordinating body Uber and Bolt Nigeria.
Dr Joan Osa Oviawe, Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says the state has spent over N6 billion on infrastructure provision for its public primary schools in the last three years.

SUBEB: Edo spends N6bn on infrastructure in public primary schools

Dr Joan Osa Oviawe, Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says the state has spent over N6 billion on infrastructure provision for its public primary schools in the last three years.

PDP wins all seats in Rivers council election

In line with expectation and trends in other parts of the country, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers has been declared the winner of all the chairpersons and councillorship seats contested for in the State local government election held on Saturday.