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The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Ralph Uwazuruike: Western leaders are hypocritical on Biafra

Founder of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, and Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, BIM-MASOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has accused Western leaders, including Britain and the United States of America, of being hypocritical on the issue of Biafran independence.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame has challenged Arsenal to aim for “bigger things” after beating Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Rwandan president wants Arsenal to aim for ‘bigger things’ after winning record FA Cup

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has challenged Arsenal to aim for “bigger things” after beating Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty in action during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova. REUTERS-Ibraheem Al Omari

World number one Ashleigh Barty to skip US Open over coronavirus concerns

World number one Ash Barty will skip the U.S. Open and the tournament preceding it in New York due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

US: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday the Russian Navy would be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the defence ministry said were in their final phase of testing.

Vladimir Putin: Russian Navy to get hypersonic nuclear strike weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday the Russian Navy would be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the defence ministry said were in their final phase of testing.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Spain’s second coronavirus virus wave swells, fueling concern across Europe

Spain is scrambling to stay ahead of new outbreaks of the coronavirus that prompted the U.K. to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from the country, dealing a new blow to its tourism-dependent economy.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi mourns former presidential aide

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has paid tributes to a former Special Adviser on Education and Ethics to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Samuel Kolawole Babalola, who died on July 20 at 89 years.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

India coronavirus deaths pass 30,000 as US tops four million cases

India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus overtook France’s on Friday with 30,601 fatalities and nearly 50,000 new cases overnight, official data showed.
A witness' photo of the bus crash near the Columbia Icefield in Alberta's Jasper National Park, in which three people were killed and several more injured. (Facebook-Randy Cusack)

Three dead, many injured in Canadian glacier accident

A glacier-viewing bus overturned on Saturday at a popular tourist spot in the Canadian Rockies, killing three people and seriously injuring several others, news reports said.

South West education commissioners say ready for WAEC examination

Commissioners of Education in the South West states have indicated their readiness to sit students in the zone for the West African Examination Council examination.
Tunisia's prime minister designate Elyes Fakhfakh speaks at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia February 26, 2020. REUTERS-Zoubeir Souissi-File Photo

Tunisia seeks late debt payments as crisis hits economy, state budget

Tunisia has asked four countries to delay debt repayments, it said on Monday as it announced more pessimistic economic and budget forecasts for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris Saint-Germain crushed Le Havre 9-0 in a friendly as France allowed supporters back into football stadiums for the first time since lockdown.

‘Victory for French football’ as fans watch 9-0 PSG rout

Paris Saint-Germain routed second division Le Havre in a friendly on Sunday remarkable not for the 9-0 score, but because it drew the biggest crowd for a match in one of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ football nations since early March.

Insurgents kill eight soldiers in Chad

At least eight soldiers in western Chad were killed and many others wounded when their vehicle struck a landmine laid by suspected jihadists, security sources and a local official said Thursday.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Almost half of Africa’s coronavirus cases have fully recovered

Almost half of Africa’s COVID-19 cases have recovered from the disease, according to the Africa Centre for Disease Control (ACDC).
Philippine authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of four soldiers by police in the nation’s southern city of Jolo in Sulu province. (Philippine Army-AFP)

Four soldiers shot by police in Philippines

Philippine authorities are investigating the deaths of four soldiers shot by police in the country’s restive south, with the defence minister vowing Thursday to “get to the bottom” of the incident.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: China, Sinosure to finance $2.6 billion AKK gas pipeline

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Monday, disclosed that financing for the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline would be provided by China and Sinosure.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.
The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Official: Kaduna evacuates 35,000 Almajiri children, receives more than 1,000

The Kaduna State Government has evacuated 35,000 Almajiri children to 17 states and some neighbouring countries.

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FILE PHOTO- Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Barcelona – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – March 1, 2020 Barcelona coach Quique Setien before the match REUTERS-Sergio Perez-File Photo

Barca’s final shot in the dark to save troubled season and Quique Setien

Few expect an easy passage into the quarter-finals and if they get there, even fewer expect them to survive against Bayern Munich, the tournament’s most convincing team so far, who will surely finish the job against Chelsea in their last-16 tie.
Confirming this development in Awka, the State Commissioner for Public Utilities and Water Resources, Emeka Ezenwanne, said the affected workers were sacked in line with the Anambra State Water Law 2015, which repealed the law establishing the agency.

Anxiety as no fewer than 800 workers lose their jobs in Anambra

The Anambra State government has confirmed the sack of no fewer than 800 employees of the state moribund Water Board Corporation.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government to encourage more private/public partnership to boost domestic gas – minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.
Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles skipper announces birth of baby

Al-Nassr winger and Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has announced the birth of a baby boy to his family.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Released ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters were forcefully recruited

The military has shed more light on its controversial Operation Safe Corridor programme which has once again recently come under fire from the Nigerian public.