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YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have agreed to take in an additional 1,500 migrants from the Greek islands after a fire left thousands homeless, German government and coalition sources said.

Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have agreed to take in an additional 1,500 migrants from the Greek islands after a fire left thousands homeless, German government and coalition sources said.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos directs JSS3 students to resume Monday

The Lagos State Government has directed Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students who are registered for National Examination Council (NECO) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to resume on Monday.

Imo monarch seeks lockdown extension

The Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers told the Federal Government on Sunday to extend the current lockdown as the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria nears the 10,000 mark.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Britain moves to drop Huawei as 5G vendor over coronavirus

The UK is moving to drop Huawei as a vendor for the country’s 5G cellphone network in a major blow to Communist China over poor coronavirus transparency.
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Bauchi government suspends Ningi council caretaker chairman

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi has suspended the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ningi Local Government Area, Nura Dan Maishari’a for failure to deliver as expected.

Katsina government adopts co-teaching policy to address glut of personnel in schools

The Katsina State Government has adopted the Co-Teaching Policy as part measures aimed at addressing redundancy and the increasing glut of teaching personnel in schools in the state
AC Milan's midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura (C) celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan Vs AC Milan on October 15, 2017 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan. - AFP PHOTO - MARCO BERTORELLO

US hedge fund Elliott announces takeover of AC Milan

US hedge fund Elliott announced it has taken over Italian giants AC Milan after the club's Chinese owners failed to repay debt, saying the deal opened "a new chapter" for the football institution.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Terrorists operating around Shyadawe/Nagasino villages in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have suffered a heavy casualty blow following an ambush staged against them by troops of 192 and 202 Battalions of Operation Fire Ball (OPFB).
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to pray for peace, unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability in the country.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military air strikes knock out more terrorists’ hideouts in Borno

Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has knocked out more hideouts of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, killing scores in Borno, Defence Headquarters says.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopian military has taken ‘full control’ of Tigray capital – government

Ethiopian federal forces have taken "full control" of the Tigray region's capital Mekelle, the prime minister and the military's chief of staff said on Saturday evening.
Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.

CAFCC: Rivers United fall to 2-1 defeat vs Futuro Kings

Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.