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NEMA: 15,000 Nigerian women, children taking refuge in Niger Republic

Over 15,000 refugees from Sokoto and Zamfara States, mainly women and children, are currently taking refuge in some communities of Niger Republic, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. – Trump is returning to Washington following a weekend visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm - AFP)

Donald Trump rejects Nancy Pelosi’s ‘cover-up’ claims as possibility of impeachment looms

Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American politics and President Donald Trump’s most potent Democratic nemesis. The pair have sparred repeatedly, but the gloves really came off Wednesday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as president

South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation's president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigeria pledges to support Gambia on TSA

The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) says it will fully support the visiting Gambian team on its quest to learn operations of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
Kay Ivey

Alabama governor signs abortion bill into law

Alabama’s governor signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark US Supreme Court decision establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.
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African Union unveils calendar for All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)

The African Union Commission, AUC, has formally unveiled the 2019 All Africa Music Awards, tagged; 6TH AFRIMA, calendar of events at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Flying Eagles will face stern tests against two Red Bull teams – Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Leipzig – before they fly out to the U20 World Cup in Poland.

Flying Eagles coach names final squad for FIFA U-20 World Cup

Head Coach for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, Paul Aigbogun, has named his final 21-man squad for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland.

Gunmen kill Sokoto community monarch

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday stormed Balle community in Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State and shot dead its tradition ruler, Aliyu Ibrahim, a source has said.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

Poland: NFF confirm Flying Eagles, Saudi friendly in Vienna

Nigeria and Saudi Arabia U20 squads are at each other’s jugular in Vienna, Austria, on Sunday evening as both teams continue to perfect their preparations for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland.
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Four feared killed as farmers, herders clash in Ogun

About four persons have been reportedly killed as suspected herdsmen and farmers clashed in Iwoye area of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Josef Sural

Josef Sural shirt number retired by Aytemiz Alanyaspor after death in bus crash

Turkish club Aytemiz Alanyaspor have retired the number 90 shirt in honour of Czech Republic striker Josef Sural, who died in a bus crash on Sunday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

APC disputes Atiku Abubakar’s claim on being Nigerian by birth

Father than subside, the controversy over whether former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential poll is a Nigerian by birth, is still raging.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles to leave for Germany

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Flying Eagles will today depart for Germany for the final part of their preparations for the FIFA U-20 World Cup slated for Poland from May 23 to June 15.
Maria Butina drafted a proposal entitled Description of Diplomacy Project in March 2015 to develop ties with the Republicans with the aim of influencing US foreign policy. AP

US judge sentences Russian agent Maria Butina 18 months in prison

Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in United States prison on Friday after the Siberia native, her voice breaking with emotion, begged a judge for mercy and expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence US conservative activists and Republicans.
Northern Ireland police said that two men have been arrested over the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, on Thursday.

Police arrest teenagers over killing of journalist Lyra McKee

Northern Ireland police said that two men have been arrested over the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in the city of Londonderry, also known as Derry, on Thursday.

Nigerian Navy arrests seven suspected smugglers with 470 bags of contraband rice

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, has arrested seven suspects and seized about 470 bags of contraband rice in two different arrests.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2019 A recent but undated handout picture released by Lyra McKee’s family via the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) on April 19, 2019 shows journalist and author Lyra McKee posing for a photograph. – The killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry on April 18, 2019 marked the latest upsurge of violence in Northern Ireland — where fears grow that a fragile and hard-won peace is increasingly at risk. (Photo by HO / POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND (PSNI) / AFP) /

Funeral for young journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland

A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Declan Rice is choosing to ignore speculation suggesting that his performances for West Ham have attracted interest from Manchester rivals City and United.

Scott Minto: West Ham’s Declan Rice wanted by Real Madrid

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice is wanted by Real Madrid, according to former Hammers midfielder Scott Minto.

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Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres today before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.

Caster Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2,000 metres in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs on June 11, the organisers said on Friday.
Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu was at a special reception organised by Kings’s Court Chapel for the Ogun State Govenor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday. 1

Babajide Sanwo-Olu: My administration will be hardworking

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would work assiduously to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised Ajax's Andre Onana for his impressive displays between the sticks this season.

Manuel Neuer: Ajax’s Andre Onana deserved to be in Champions League final

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised Ajax's Andre Onana for his impressive displays between the sticks this season.

Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP congratulates Zamfara governor-elect, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday congratulated the Zamfara State governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, and all federal and state legislators-elect on their victory in the 2019 general elections.