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A former Head of Department at Drexel University in the US, Nigerian-born Chikaodinaka D. Nwankpa, has been accused of misappropriating $190,000 meant for research purposes.

Nigerian professor arrested for spending N66.6 grant on strippers

A former Drexel University professor faces criminal charges after allegedly stealing $185,000 in research grant money and using it at adult entertainment venues and on purchases for iTunes, meals and other expenses.
Anti-war demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the U.S. and in London on Saturday to protest Washington’s killing of the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq and urge restraint by western governments.

Anti-war protests in US cities, London over killing of Iranian general

Anti-war demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the U.S. and in London on Saturday to protest Washington’s killing of the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq and urge restraint by western governments.
Bill Cosby has blasted the case that landed him in prison, insisting it was a sham orchestrated by prosecutors.

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Daphne Dorman, 44, a transgender comedian and activist has died.

Transgender comedian Daphne Dorman commits suicide at 44

According to Independent UK, Dorman died by apparent suicide. She posted a message on her Facebook page, wherein she said goodbye to her loved ones on Friday. She also shared a photo collage announcing her death alongside the message.
Amazon

Amazon acquires cloud startup INLT to help US merchants import goods

Amazon has bought technology startup INLT for an undisclosed amount, the company told Reuters on Tuesday, in a transaction that will help merchants on its online marketplace more easily import goods into the United States.
Veteran striker Carli Lloyd bagged the 115th goal of her international career as the all-conquering United States beat Portugal 4-0 in the latest leg of their World Cup victory tour on Thursday.

Carli Lloyd on target as US thrash Portugal

Veteran striker Carli Lloyd bagged the 115th goal of her international career as the all-conquering United States beat Portugal 4-0 in the latest leg of their World Cup victory tour on Thursday.

Nigerian doctor appointed surgeon-in-chief at US hospital

The National Children’s Hospital in the US has appointed a Nigerian, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, as its Surgeon-in-Chief.
Anthony Joshua (left) aims to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr last June in the rematch in Saudi Arabia in December. Andrew Couldridge-Action Images via Reuters

I’m ready to fight Joshua in Saudi Arabia – Ruiz

Defending Champion, Andy Ruiz Jr. has agreed to take the fight with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on December 7, but with a new financial package, according to Mike Coppinger.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has appointed a former Special Adviser on Due Process and former Head of the Bureau of Public Procurement of Oyo State, Mrs. Aderonke Adedayo, as Executive Assistant (Intervention).

Oyo governor appoints former BPP chief as executive assistant on intervention

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has appointed a former Special Adviser on Due Process and former Head of the Bureau of Public Procurement of Oyo State, Mrs. Aderonke Adedayo, as Executive Assistant (Intervention).
Jill Ellis

Jill Ellis says goodbye to US Women’s World Cup team

Two-time Women’s World Cup champion coach Jill Ellis will say farewell to the United States national team on October 6 after a match against South Korea, US Soccer announced Thursday.
Former U.S. national team midfielder Mix Diskerud sees plenty of potential in Christian Pulisic, the recent Chelsea signing who is the USA’s undisputed star name at the Gold Cup this summer.

Mix Diskerud: Everybody can see Christian Pulisic is fantastic

Former U.S. national team midfielder Mix Diskerud sees plenty of potential in Christian Pulisic, the recent Chelsea signing who is the USA’s undisputed star name at the Gold Cup this summer.

Bill Cosby appeals sex attack conviction

Bill Cosby’s lawyers has formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defence contends should have been excluded.
A large fire broke out early Friday at an oil refinery in Philadelphia, rattling the area with at least one booming explosion and lighting up the dark sky with huge balls of gas and flame.

Huge fire breaks out at Philadelphia oil refinery

A huge blaze erupted at a Philadelphia oil refinery early Friday, sending a fireball into the sky and forcing residents to stay off nearby roads, local media and officials said.
Two first-half goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave LA Galaxy a 2-0 win over Philadelphia Union in the MLS on Saturday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice in LA Galaxy win

Two first-half goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave LA Galaxy a 2-0 win over Philadelphia Union in the MLS on Saturday.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

Donald Trump slammed for ‘silence’ on white supremacist threat

Democrats led by an Arab-American lawmaker attacked President Donald Trump’s “silence” on the rise of white supremacy Sunday as reaction to the New Zealand mosque massacre spilled into a heated US debate over religious and racial bigotry.
Davido performing at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live at the O2 Arena in London.

Davido, 21 Savage, others to perform at Roots Picnic in Philadelphia

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido, is to perform at the 11th Roots Picnic headlining the 20th Anniversary celebration of The Root’s classic album, `Things Fall Apart’ on June 1 in Philadelphia.
Ola Aina

Ola Aina faces late fitness test ahead Torino vs Frosinone Serie A clash

Nigeria defender Ola Aina will face a late fitness ahead of Torino’s Serie A clash against Frosinone on Sunday at the Stadio Benito Stripe.

Court fixes date for judgement in federal government’s $110 million suit against Agip Oil

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos will on 30th April, 2019 deliver judgement in a $110 million suit instituted by the Federal Government against Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC: PDP’s style of politicking a threat to democracy

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as “worrisome, indecorous and contemptuous” actions and remarks by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, saying they are a threat to Nigeria’s nascent democracy.
Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger donates $101,000 for free education in Sierra Leone

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has donated the sum of $101,000 to support free quality education in Sierra Leone.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court: Bauchi governor supporters storm Abuja

With the Supreme Court set to give verdict this afternoon (Monday) on the Election Appeal Petition on Bauchi State, supporters of the incumbent Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have “invaded” the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in large numbers in solidarity with their Number One citizen.

FIIRO workers shut out management staff over DG’s PhD

The protest action at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, over the controversial doctorate certificate of the acting Director-General, Chima Igwe, continued on Monday, with the workers shutting out all management staff of the institute.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard: Victor Moses will return to Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.