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Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.

Serena Williams’ US Open treatment divides tennis world

Serena Williams’ behaviour in Saturday’s US Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief”.
Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena Williams ‘umpire thief’ meltdown

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final “a thief”.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal at the double in US Open win over Vasek Pospisil

World number one and defending champion Rafael Nadal raced into the third round of the US Open on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court

The United States vowed to fight Iran before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), calling Tehran's move to question the legality of recently reimposed sanctions an attempt to interfere with its national security.

Customs chief orders commands to release seized goods-laden trucks to owners

Mr Aminu Dahiru, the Nigeria Customs Service Zone `A’ Coordinator, on Monday directed commands in the zone to release cargo-laden trucks seized from transporters.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Police order beef-up of security in Ekiti

The police in Ekiti on Sunday directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to beef up security in their areas of jurisdiction.
Omarosa Manigault Newman

White House considers legal action against former aide over release of secret recording

The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering using legal instruments to penalise Omarosa Manigault-Newman, Trump’s former aide, to stop her releasing a recording she made in the White House Situation Room to the general public.

Presidency speaks on alleged plot to implicate Senator Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Presidency has reacted to allegations by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, that the Federal Government was planning to implicate them over the recent invasion of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services, DSS.

NLC: NCC, MTN greatest threat to national security

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday declared the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and telecommunication giant, MTN, as the greatest threat to Nigeria’s national security.

Acting President Osinbajo condemns takeover of National Assembly

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has described the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex earlier today as a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all accepted notions of law and order.

INEC discovers 19 illegal polling units in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has discovered 19 illegal polling units in Akwa Ibom.
Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Hon. Dr. Abdul-Lateef Abdul-Hakeem

Lagos government rules out hijab in schools until Supreme Court decides

The Lagos State Government Tuesday said it would not allow the use of Hijab in all its public schools until the Supreme Court “determines an appeal seeking to upturn the decision of a Court of Appeal.”

NBC fines DAAR Communications for violating broadcasting code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined DAAR Communications (owner of AIT/Raypower) N500,000 for persistent violation of the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

DPR to establish training centres for filling stations’ personnel

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will establish training centres in all the zones across the country for training of all filling stations’ personnel.
Kiki Dance

Three arrested over Drake’s ‘in my feelings’ dance challenge

The Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi has ordered the arrest of three “famous” social media users for taking part in a viral dance challenge based on Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake’s hit song “In my feelings”.

508 beggars arrested in Kano

No fewer than 508 beggars were arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board between January and June for allegedly violating the law banning street begging.

Senator Omo-Agege blasts Bukola Saraki, House of Reps over fresh suspension moves

The Delta Central Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, has reacted to a resolution of the House of Representatives to suspend him for 180 days.

President Buhari seeks inclusion of Nigerians in productivity cycle

The minister of power, works and housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that one of the things President Muhammadu Buhari sought to change by approving the Executive Order 5 was the inclusion of Nigerians in the productivity cycle and to enable them get preferential opportunities for jobs that would be created in the country.

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NMA: President Buhari should issue order for unfettered access into Kogi

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has sent a “Save Our Soul” message to President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the people of Kogi state from pending major health crisis that may be possibly caused by undetected COVID-19 pandemic.
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Gombe Assembly passes local government joint project bill

The Gombe State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a joint project development agency and other matters related thereto.
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Donald Trump sends national guard to Minneapolis to stop protesters

US President Donald Trump has sent in National Guard to Minneapolis to help restore peace and tranquility in the city.
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Arsenal sure of signing Nigeria forward from Club Brugge

Arsenal are favourites to sign Club Brugge forward, Emmanuel Dennis, but they are not alone.