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Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.

Tony Cascarino: Olivier Giroud one of the Premier League’s best imports

Olivier Giroud has to be considered “one of the best foreign imports” that the Premier League has ever seen says Tony Cascarino, with Chelsea urged to continue finding a role for the Frenchman.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus cases surge as threat from antimicrobial resistance grows – WHO chief

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Six gaming centres within the Oyo State capital, Ibadan were shut on Friday by the State Gaming Board for violating the rule of allowing underage betting, especially students in uniforms during the school period.

Oyo shuts six gaming centres for underage betting

Six gaming centres within the Oyo State capital, Ibadan were shut on Friday by the State Gaming Board for violating the rule of allowing underage betting, especially students in uniforms during the school period.
A poll challenger looks at absentee ballots to be counted on Election Day being processed by poll workers, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, on November 2 [Rebecca Cook-Reuters]

Donald Trump targets vote certification in late bid to block Joe Biden

Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting towards obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count.
The Australian state of South Australia has reported 14 new coronavirus cases, a dramatic increase from the previous day, prompting other states to tighten internal borders amid concerns of a new virus hot spot.

Australia back on coronavirus alert as cases jump in southern state

Western Australia, which borders South Australia, ordered new arrivals from the state to undertake mandatory tests and self-quarantine for 14 days; the island state of Tasmania ordered immediate self-quarantine for people who had arrived from South Australia in the past week and the Northern Territory ordered people arriving from the state to enter supervised quarantine.
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Kwara APC decries attacks on security agencies at Ile Arugbo

Kwara chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has condemned alleged attack on security agencies by suspected supporters in the convoy of former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Saturday in Ilorin.
This was disclosed by the Abia State Government and was contained in a release signed by Barrister Chris Ezem, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, and made available to newsmen in Umuahia.

Suspected hoodlums burn down section of Abia council secretariat

Unknown hoodlums in the early hours of Thursday, burnt down parts of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area Headquarters in Abia State.

Kendrick Lamar wins big at MTV Video Music Awards

Kendrick Lamar was the biggest winner of Sunday night at the 2017 MTV VMAs, where he took six of the eight categories he was nominated in.

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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.