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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

UK to deport homeless foreigners from January 2021

As part of Brexit measures, homeless persons who are not citizens of the United Kingdom might face deportation when the new immigration rules come into force in January 2021, The Guardian reported on Thursday.
Speaking with newsmen, the managing director of the company, Gabriel Ogbechie, said, “How could I be attacked in Asaba while I am in my house in Lagos? I have called my outlets in Asaba and indeed Delta, none of them were attacked.

#EndSARS: Rainoil chief not attacked in Asaba – management

The management said contrary to insinuations, the CEO was not in Delta State as at the said time and he did not suffer any attack whatsoever.
Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal ready to consider offers for Shkodran Mustafi – report

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is ready to offload defender Shkodran Mustafi this summer, according to reports from Football London.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump faces fresh sexual assault allegation

A former model has accused US President Donald Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in 1997 — the latest allegation made against the Republican incumbent just weeks before he seeks reelection.
Chelsea have completed the club-record signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth a £70 million ($91m) including add-ons.

Chelsea break transfer record to sign Kai Havertz

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee which reportedly eclipses their club transfer record.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has offered to provide free accommodation to National Health Service (NHS) doctors and other medical staff tackling the coronavirus crisis in London.

Wilfried Zaha determined to leave Crystal Palace this summer

Last summer, the Eagles rejected two bids from Everton for their star man, while London rivals Arsenal opted to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille instead of Zaha, who was valued at £80million.
Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.

Canada finance minister resigns

Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha and Hamza Koudeih, his associate, is a landmark achievement.

EFCC rearrests social media celebrity Mompha

Popular social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, has been rearrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Guardian reports.
The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after accusations that the system was biased against students from poorer backgrounds, Reuters and BBC News report.

UK ditches exam results generated by biased algorithm after student protests

The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after accusations that the system was biased against students from poorer backgrounds, Reuters and BBC News report. The announcement followed a weekend of demonstrations at which protesters chanted “fuck the algorithm” outside the country’s Department for Education.
Google has published an open letter about a newly proposed government regulation that would compel it to pay media outlets for news content.

Google lobbies Australian users against plans to make it pay for news

Google has published an open letter about a newly proposed government regulation that would compel it to pay media outlets for news content. Australians visiting their local Google homepage are presented with an ominous pop-up which warns that “the way Aussies use Google is at risk” and “their search experience will be hurt by new regulation.” It’s a bold lobbying move that puts Google’s arguments against the change in front of millions of Australians.
(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 slams Australia law forcing tech giants to pay for news

US technology giant Google went on the offensive Monday against an Australian plan forcing digital giants to pay for news content, telling users their personal data would be "at risk".
Chelsea are closing on a £40million transfer swoop for Brighton and Hove Albion skipper Lewis Dunk as Frank Lampard looks to shore up his defence.

Chelsea close in on £40 million transfer move for Brighton skipper

Chelsea are closing on a £40million transfer swoop for Brighton and Hove Albion skipper Lewis Dunk as Frank Lampard looks to shore up his defence.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Saturday said his side lost 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais to exit the UEFA Champions League because they lacked the perfection needed in Europe’s top competition.

Barcelona monitoring Pep Guardiola’s situation at Manchester City

Barca's board will meet on Monday when they're expected to sack coach Quique Setien after Friday's disastrous Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich.
Nigerien and French troops have carried out a military operation that has killed 120 ‘terrorists’ in south-west Niger, the country’s defence ministry said. Ludovic Marin-AFP via Getty Images

Nigerien forces kill four Libyan arm suppliers en route Nigeria

About four terrorist arm suppliers on their way to Nigeria have been killed by officials of Niger Republic army.

Jesse Lingard put up for sale by Manchester United

Manchester United have put Jesse Lingard up for sale, according to The Guardian.

Pyrates urge governors to build juvenile centres

The National Association of Seadogs, Pyrates Confraternity, has urged State Governors to renovate and build juvenile centres on Government, Public-Private Partnership so as to provide safe shelters for victims of sexual gender-based violence and domestic violence, especially children and teens.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Queens Park Rangers forward Eberechi Eze in the summer.

West Ham renew interest in QPR’s Eberechi Eze

QPR are holding out for as much as £20m for Eze, who is also attracting interest from Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion. Although West Ham are unlikely to be able to spend heavily, they have indicated they are prepared to make funds available to sign the 22-year-old.
Nathan Ake

Manchester City ‘close’ to signing Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake

Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal for Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Aké.

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The founder, Investment Banking and Trust Company (IBTC), Mr. Atedo Peterside, has identified macroeconomic stability, especially low inflation rate regime as a major panacea to attracting all types of investors into the Nigeria’s capital market.

#EndSARS: Atedo Peterside urges youths to start mobilising to take Nigeria back in 2023

He was reacting to the #EndSARS protests against police brutality of the last two weeks and the gory event at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos as well as the widespread violence, arson and destruction of lives and properties in the country.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Reports of Edo 2020 indefinite postponement fake – minister

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has refuted reports that the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 has been postponed indefinitely, saying the ministry has not taken a final decision on a date for the biennial event.
The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.

Death toll in Ghana church collapse rises to 21

The death toll in the collapse of a three-story church building in eastern Ghana rose to 21, rescue officials said on Friday, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari consults with former leaders via video conferencing

Those physically present at the Council Chambers with the president include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno.
John Ogu

#EndSARS: Super Eagles midfielder calls on players to boycott games

Nigeria John Ogu has called for a boycott of their upcoming games to protest against police brutality amid continuing violence in the commercial capital, Lagos.