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Avengers: Endgame beats box office records with $1.2bn debut

Disney’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has smashed the record for the highest opening weekend, raking in $1.2 billion worldwide.
Thomas Dennerby is untroubled by Nigeria women's setback following a 2-1 defeat to Canada in a friendly at Pinatar Arena.

Thomas Dennerby: Super Falcon getting closer and closer

Thomas Dennerby is untroubled by Nigeria women's setback following a 2-1 defeat to Canada in a friendly at Pinatar Arena.
Meng Wanzhou

Canada launches extradition of top Huawei executive to US

Canada has begun the extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to the United States – the latest move in a case that has roiled relations between the North American neighbours and China.

Davido, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, IK Osakioduwa nominated for Nickelodeon Awards

David Adeleke, Adesua Etomi-Wellington and IK Osakioduwa have been nominated alongside global bigwigs in the entertainment industry for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
FILE PHOTO- Former England midfielder David Beckham in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Regis Duvignau-File Photo

David Beckham to be honoured with statue in Los Angeles

Former England football captain David Beckham will receive a statue in his honour in the city of Los Angeles, home of football club LA Galaxy.
General Motors

General Motors sacks 4000 workers

General Motors Co on Monday said it has started the sack of about 4,000 salaried workers in the latest round of a restructuring announced in late November.
Handout picture taken on January 29, 2019 and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on January 30 shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaking at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early parliamentary elections, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco BATISTA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO – Venezuelan Presidency / Francisco BATISTA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Venezuelans demand President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation

Venezuelans on Wednesday took to the streets around Caracas in a fresh round of protests to press President Nicolas Maduro to step down and the army to allow the entry of humanitarian aid from the U.S.
Colonel Jose Luis Silva, Venezuela’s military attache in US

Venezuelan defence attache in US defects

Venezuela’s top military envoy to the United States has defected from the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Rahaf Alqunun, left, says she's fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia [Thai immigration police via AP]

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun due to arrive in Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, was due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad talks during an interview at his office in Cairo on April 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - KHALED DESOUKI

Ahmad Ahmad: Lack of government support hurt South Africa’s AFCON hopes

A lack of “any real support” from South Africa’s government ultimately cost the country the chance to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, according to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting

Donald Trump shortlists son-in-law for chief of staff

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said.
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IATA: African airlines to lose $300 million in 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African carriers are expected to report a $300 million net loss in 2019.
US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 29, 2018, as he travels to attend the G20 summit. - US President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

High tension G20 opens, dominated by Donald Trump quarrels

G20 powers open two days of summit talks on Friday after a stormy build-up dominated by tensions with Russia and US President Donald Trump's combative stance on trade and climate fears.

Oil prices hit 2018 lows over global supply glut

Oil prices slumped to 2018 lows on Friday in thin but volatile trading, dropping over concerns of a global supply overhang amid a bleak economic outlook.

Tesla shares jump on rare quarterly profit

Tesla reported a net profit, positive cash flow and wider-than-expected margins for the latest quarter on Wednesday, delivering on Chief Executive Elon Musk’s promise to turn the electric carmaker profitable as higher production volumes of its new Model 3 began to pay off.

Oil rises towards $90, Asia stocks slip as NAFTA lift fade

Asian stocks fell on Tuesday as the lift from an agreement that saved the North American free trade deal faded, with cautious views on the global economy curbing risk sentiment.
France's team players celebrate with members of staff on the roof of a bus while they parade down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match. - AFP PHOTO - Jacques Demarthon

France, Belgium become first joint leaders in FIFA rankings history

Brazil remain third, ahead of World Cup finalists Croatia, while the only other nation inside the top 10 to make a move over the past month were Denmark, who dropped one place from ninth.

FIFA president Infantino has doubts about La Liga match in Miami

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed concern about La Liga’s proposal to stage a fixture between Girona and Barcelona in the United States.

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Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Abubakar Bwari: Mines and steel ministry spends N20 billion from intervention fund

Alhaji Abubakar Bwari, the immediate past Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, said about N20 billion was spent from the N30 billion mining Intervention Fund given to the ministry.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Amnesty programme beneficiaries will transform economy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme who had been trained in various skills and empowered in their respective trade areas would become the backbone of Nigeria’s economy.

Nigerian Ifeanyi Chukweto awaits jail sentence in Papua New Guinea for fraud

A Nigerian facing trial in far away Papua New Guinea will know on June 21 how long he will spend in prison after pleading guilty on one count of stealing by false pretence, an offence known in Nigeria as 419.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Governor AbdulRazaq decries mass failure of Kwara students in UTME

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has decried the mass failure of students of the state in the just-released 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).

Kogi guber: Yahaya Bello confident of victory

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello is confident of emerging winner of the state’s forthcoming governorship election.