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Nokia doubles profit, pledges to win at 5G

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia more than doubled its profits in the third quarter as its new chief executive promised on Thursday to do “whatever it takes” to become the 5G market leader.
Vertigo Releasing has acquired SXSW grand jury prize winner Freshman Year (aka Shithouse) for the UK and Ireland, while Protagonist Pictures has boarded international sales on the romantic comedy-drama.

Vertigo acquires SXSW award-winner ‘Freshman Year’

Vertigo Releasing has acquired SXSW grand jury prize winner Freshman Year (aka Shithouse) for the UK and Ireland, while Protagonist Pictures has boarded international sales on the romantic comedy-drama.
The Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, has suspended passport application processing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in its community.

Nigeria High Commission in Canada reopens after six-month closure

The Nigerian High Commission in Canada says it will resume in-person immigration and consular services on Thursday.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Premier League terminate £490 million TV deal in China

The Premier League has terminated its TV rights deal with China, its biggest overseas contract, leaving a huge hole in clubs’ finances.

Canada denies Nigerian carrier Air Peace right to evacuate nationals

The Canadian government has denied Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, the right to evacuate Nigerian citizens stranded in the North American country.
A logo is seen at the entrance to the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London, Britain January 18, 2016. REUTERS-Toby Melville-File Photo

ATP, WTA and ITF extend suspensions due to coronavirus pandemic

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they said on Friday.
Ford Motor Co said on Monday it has decided to temporarily halt vehicle and engine production at its factories in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

Ford to lose $5 billion in second quarter

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday its second-quarter loss will more than double to $5 billion from $2 billion in the first quarter due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but said despite the ongoing crisis it has enough money to last for the remainder of 2020, Reuters reports.
Gene, whose full name is Eugene Merril Deitch, was born in Chicago on August 8, 1924, and died April 16, 2020.

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch passes on

According to Metro News, the 95-year-old Oscar-winning illustrator died ‘unexpectedly’ in his apartment, Petr Himmel, his Czech publisher confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
A Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, photographed in 2017. In a first, one of the zoo's Malayan tigers, Nadia, has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. Six other big cats are also showing symptoms of the illness. GETTY IMAGES

US zoo tiger tests positive to coronavirus

A 4-year-old female Malayan tiger, Nadia, has tested positive to coronavirus, becoming the first of its kind to be declared so, officials from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York said in a statement on Sunday.
For the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians emigrated to Canada than the year before as data published by the Canadian government shows the number of Nigerians issued permanent resident permits has tripled since 2015.

Nigerian immigrants to Canada triples in five years

For the fifth year in a row, more Nigerians emigrated to Canada than the year before as data published by the Canadian government shows the number of Nigerians issued permanent resident permits has tripled since 2015.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address (SOTU) Tuesday night.

Republicans take action after Nancy Pelosi rips up Donald Trump’s speech

The unfolding political intrigues in the United States are getting more exciting as the North American country moves closer to its 2020 presidential election.
Air plane

African freight carriers post fastest growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), decreased by 1.1 per cent in November, last year, compared to the same period in 2018.
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters during a “Team Trudeau 2019” Rally at the Woodward’s Atrium in Vancouver B.C. on October 20, 2019. (Photo by Don MacKinnon - AFP)

Canada vote too close to call as Trudeau hopes to cling on

Canadians vote in a general election Monday with polling predicting a minority government as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party risks losing its majority or even being kicked out of office.
Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and La Liga have submitted a request to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their match in December to be played in Miami.

Atletico Madrid and Villarreal submit request to play La Liga match in Miami

Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and La Liga have submitted a request to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their match in December to be played in Miami.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by Gali TIBBON - AFP)

Israeli negotiators seek to break Benjamin Netanyahu-Benny Gantz deadlock

Negotiators for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Benny Gantz met Tuesday to discuss possibilities for a unity government that both men say they should lead after last week’s deadlocked election.
Antonio Guterres

Climate summit: Big companies pledge emissions slash

No fewer than 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications have pledged to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future, Reuters reports.
Celine Dion

Celine Dion returns to Canada to kick off world tour

After living and crooning for years in Las Vegas, French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion returned home to Quebec to kick off her first world tour in a decade on Wednesday.
Joao Felix

Joao Felix shines as Atletico Madrid blanks MLS All-Stars

Portuguese teen sensation Joao Felix came off the bench to score a superb goal Wednesday as Atletico Madrid blanked the Major League Soccer All-Stars 3-0 at rain-soaked Exploria Stadium.

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa government relaxes curfew

The Adamawa government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the state.

#EndSARS: Lagos Chamber reschedules international trade fair

Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-General of LCCI, said that the fair which was scheduled to hold from Nov.5 to Nov. 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for between Dec. 4 to Dec. 13, 2020 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos; both physically and virtually simultaneously.
The ministry of power works and hosing has asked Nigerians to be rest assured that the third mainland bridge in Lagos poses no danger to users.

Nigerian government announces two-day total closure of Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Government on Thursday announced a two-day total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State for a concrete work on some sections.
29. Prince Clem Ikanade Agba said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes (2,333 trucks) of grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve for distribution to states at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigerian government distributed palliatives through states – minister

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of 70,000 tonnes (2,333 trucks) of grains from the Strategic Grains Reserve for distribution to states at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Niger Tornadoes management reiterates commitment to welfare of players, officials

The Niger Tornadoes FC management on Thursday reiterated its commitment to the welfare of players and coaches to enable the team perform optimally.