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US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, December 23, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Donald Trump considers pardoning himself, family members, close associates

US President Donald Trump has told advisers on several occasions since Election Day that he is considering giving himself a preemptive pardon and asked what the legal and political ramifications would be if did so, according to a report by the New York Times published Thursday.

Jigawa governor presents N156.5 billion 2021 budget to assembly

“Based on the aggregated proposed revenue and expenditure estimates, the 2021 Appropriation Bill is seeking the consideration of the Honorable House to appropriate the sum of 156,580 billion for the services of the Jigawa State Government during the period of January 1 to December 31, 2021.
Mexico’s famed masked wrestlers are trying to get their coronavirus-hit sport off the canvas by taking their colourful fights to a small island nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s popular Xochimilco canals.

Mexico’s legendary masked wrestlers seek new ways to keep fighting

Mexico’s famed masked wrestlers are trying to get their coronavirus-hit sport off the canvas by taking their colourful fights to a small island nestled in the heart of Mexico City’s popular Xochimilco canals.
The Feminist Coalition has shut down its funding operations in support of the #EndSARS protests.

#EndSARS: Feminist Coalition urges protesting youths to stay home, safe

The Feminist Coalition has shut down its funding operations in support of the #EndSARS protests.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT indigenes demand for state, more senatorial constituencies

In a memorandum submitted to the Senate Committee on Constitution Review chaired by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central, the indigenes under the aegis of Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA) are seeking for far reaching alteration of provisions of the Constitution for actualisation of their demands.

BBC: Description of AfDB president as ‘flamboyant’ not intentional

The British Broadcasting Corporation says the description of the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, as ‘flamboyant’ was not intentional.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Recruitment: Niger police command to hold screening exercise at officers’ mess August 24

The Niger Police Command on Saturday says its screening of applicants into the Constable Cadre will hold between Aug. 24 and Sept.6 at the Police Officers’ Mess, Minna.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Recruitment: Ekiti police command announces dates for screening

The Ekiti State commissioner of police, Tunde Mobayo, has announced the dates for physical and credential screening of people of the state, particularly indigenes for constable cadre into the Nigeria Police Force.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Recruitment: Kaduna police command begins applicants’ screening August 24

The Kaduna State Police Command, on Friday said physical and credentials screening of successful applications into the Nigeria Police Force, would begin on Aug. 24, 2020 in Kaduna.
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Coronavirus takes heavy toll on budgeted FIFA revenues for 2020

FIFA is now budgeting for this year’s revenues to come in a little more than half of its original projections, as a consequence of coronavirus.

US Supreme Court sets limits on SEC’s power to recover ill-gotten gains

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s practice of forcing defendants to surrender profits obtained through fraud as part of its enforcement of investor-protection laws in federal courts, but stopped short of disallowing such action.
Edith Okowa

Delta governor’s wife tasks couples on marriage

Dame Edith Okowa, wife of Delta State governor and founder of 05 Initiative, has stressed the need for couples to allow God’s blessing to manifest in their marriages by continually renewing the bond of love for each other.
The Rolling Stones have released a new song, Living In a Ghost Town, to tide fans over until they can get back on the road. Evan Agostini-Invision-AP-Shutterstock

Rolling Stones release new song ‘Living in a Ghost Town’

The Rolling Stones on Thursday released their first new original music since 2012, a single aptly named “Living in a Ghost Town.”
China, the coronavirus pandemic’s original epicentre reported 47 new infections, all of them recent arrivals from abroad.

Imported cases of coronavirus spike in China

China, the coronavirus pandemic’s original epicentre reported 47 new infections, all of them recent arrivals from abroad.

Four feared dead as tipper drivers clash with police

Four persons were feared dead on Thursday following a clash between security agents and protesters, mostly tipper drivers, over the death of a man identified as Frederick, aka Original.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey begins deportation of foreign IS fighters

Turkey has begun sending captured foreign Islamic State (IS) members back to their original countries as of Monday, a Turkish official said.

Flavour, Phyno give tips for success in Nigerian music industry

Popular Nigerian artistes at the Zenith Bank aspire music festival on Saturday night emphasised the need for originality among young and aspiring musicians.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google to promote original reporting with algorithm change

Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm.

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FILE PHOTO - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, U.S., January 12, 2021. Andrew Harnik-Pool via REUTERS

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Donald Trump presidency

The United States on Friday sanctioned companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Report: Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his Juventus contract by a year

There have been talks of the Juventus attacker leaving the club in the nearest future, however, the latest report from Momblano via Calciomercato says that the attacker will sign a one-year extension to his current deal soon.
England, Nigeria and Canada are in a three-way tussle for the services of Fikayo Tomori, with the Chelsea centre-half’s impressive displays putting him on Gareth Southgate’s radar.

AC Milan close to signing Fikayo Tomori on loan with buy option

Serie A leaders AC Milan are aiming to secure the loan signing of Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea with a buy option in the next few days, reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano reports.
FILE PHOTO: Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) attends the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing 'Does Section 230's Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., October 28, 2020. Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals

The outgoing Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee asked the chief executives of major U.S. tech firms Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter to answer detailed questions about decisions to restrict or permanently ban accounts of conservative users and other steps to restrict content or platforms.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Coronavirus: Edo governor suspends reopening of schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has suspended the resumption of schools in the state over the increasing cases of COVID-19.