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Sports

Man Utd Crashed Out Of FA Cup Due To Fatigue – Solskjaer

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his decision to field a weakened team as Manchester United crashed out of the FA Cup with a 3-1 quarter-final defeat at Leicester on Sunday. Solskjaer made five changes from the United side that beat AC Milan in the Europa League last-16 second leg on Thursday. Paul Pogba was … Continue reading Man Utd Crashed Out Of FA Cup Due To Fatigue – Solskjaer Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

US Trial Finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine 79 Percent Effective, No Blood Clot Risk

  AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is 80 percent effective at preventing the disease in the elderly and does not increase the risk of blood clots, the biotech firm said Monday, following its US phase III efficiency trials. It was 79 percent effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in the overall population and 100 percent effective at preventing … Continue reading US Trial Finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine 79 Percent Effective, No Blood Clot Risk Read Full Story

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Congo Opposition Candidate Dies Of COVID-19

  Republic of Congo opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died of Covid-19 as he was being transferred to France for treatment, his campaign director said Monday, the day after presidential elections in which he was the main challenger. Kolelas was seen as the main rival to veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso, who was expected to win Sunday’s … Continue reading Congo Opposition Candidate Dies Of COVID-19 Read Full Story

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World news

Thousands Evacuated In Australia As ‘Scary’ Flooding Escalates

  Torrential downpours lashed Australia’s east Monday, forcing thousands to flee the worst flooding in decades and pushing communities already battling drought, bushfires, and the coronavirus pandemic to “breaking point”. Around 18,000 residents were told to evacuate their homes, as days of relentless rainfall caused rivers in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, to … Continue reading Thousands Evacuated In Australia As ‘Scary’ Flooding Escalates Read Full Story

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Fayemi Condemns ‘Disturbing’ Election Violence In Ekiti

  Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has condemned the violence that marred Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly. At least two persons were killed as a result of the electoral violence, the police confirmed. A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, said the “voters, election officials … Continue reading Fayemi Condemns ‘Disturbing’ Election Violence In Ekiti Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

Tambuwal Takes First Jab Of AstraZeneca Vaccine In Sokoto

  Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal has called on residents in the state to make themselves available for the vaccination of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to protect themselves against COVID-19. He made the call shortly after taking the first shot of the vaccine at the Sokoto state government house, joining a growing list of State Governors … Continue reading Tambuwal Takes First Jab Of AstraZeneca Vaccine In Sokoto Read Full Story

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Nigeria Will Be Buried If Ortom Is Assassinated – Wike

  Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reacted to the attack on his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel them. Mr. Ortom said he ran for “more than one and a … Continue reading Nigeria Will Be Buried If Ortom Is Assassinated – Wike Read Full Story

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Entertainment

‘Daddy Did It On His Own’: Burna Boy Speaks On Grammy Win

  Grammy award-winning artist Burna Boy on Saturday tweeted that his kids will “confidently beat their chest and say ‘Daddy did it on his OWN, we can do it on our own.'” The Port-Harcourt-born star apparently was alluding to his win at the Grammys last Sunday where he picked up the award for Best Global … Continue reading ‘Daddy Did It On His Own’: Burna Boy Speaks On Grammy Win Read Full Story

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Business

Okonjo-Iweala’s ‘Open Borders’ Ideas Not Good For Nigeria – Agbakoba

  Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba on Saturday said Nigeria should pay little attention to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s “liberal and open borders”. While expressing admiration for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Mr Agbakoba, a former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, said Nigeria must, instead, adopt a trade policy that protects its … Continue reading Okonjo-Iweala’s ‘Open Borders’ Ideas Not Good For Nigeria – Agbakoba Read Full Story

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PDP Condemns ‘Reckless’ Attack On Governor Ortom

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday condemned the attack on Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, describing it as “reckless” and an “assassination attempt”. Governor Ortom was attacked earlier on Saturday by suspected herdsmen while visiting a farm in Makurdi. But his security detail was able to repel them. Mr Ortom said he … Continue reading PDP Condemns ‘Reckless’ Attack On Governor Ortom Read Full Story

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Ekiti Election: Two Killed As INEC Suspends Voting Indefinitely

  At least two persons were killed on Saturday as violence disrupted a State Assembly bye-election in Ekiti State. A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, said the “voters, election officials and security personnel” were attacked prompting the commission to suspend voting. The election was held to fill the vacancy for the Ekiti … Continue reading Ekiti Election: Two Killed As INEC Suspends Voting Indefinitely Read Full Story

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‘They Are In The Forest’: Ortom Asks Buhari To Fish Out Criminals Terrorising Benue

   Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to fish out the criminals terrorising the state. Mr Ortom spoke to reporters after surviving an attack allegedly carried out by armed herdsmen in Makurdi. He was visiting a farm when the attackers struck but his security detail … Continue reading ‘They Are In The Forest’: Ortom Asks Buhari To Fish Out Criminals Terrorising Benue Read Full Story

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Sports

Overseas Fans Banned From Tokyo Olympics

  Overseas fans will be banned from this summer’s virus-delayed Tokyo Olympics, organisers said Saturday, calling the decision disappointing but “unavoidable” as they try to hold the Games safely during the pandemic. The unprecedented ban will make the Tokyo Games the first ever without overseas spectators, with organisers scaling back their ambitions for the pandemic event. Once billed as … Continue reading Overseas Fans Banned From Tokyo Olympics Read Full Story

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World news

US-China Talks Resume After Fiery Opening Exchange

  US and Chinese diplomats met for a second day Friday in Anchorage to discuss relations after a clash in opening statements that laid out the two superpowers’ competing views of the world and spelled a difficult period ahead. The two sides lashed out at each other over human rights and geopolitical ambitions before television … Continue reading US-China Talks Resume After Fiery Opening Exchange Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

COVID-19: British PM Receives First Dose Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine, assuring the public the jab was safe. “I literally did not feel a thing. It was very good, very quick,” he told reporters at a London hospital close to his Downing Street residence. “Everybody, when you do get your … Continue reading COVID-19: British PM Receives First Dose Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Read Full Story

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World news

US President Joe Biden Stumbles As He Boards Air Force One

  US President Joe Biden on Friday lost his footing and tripped multiple times while walking up the steps to Air Force One. The American leader, 78, had proceeded swiftly about halfway up the airstairs to the presidential jet when he stumbled. Holding on to the railing with his right hand, he attempted a quick recovery but … Continue reading US President Joe Biden Stumbles As He Boards Air Force One Read Full Story

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Twitter Seeks Users’ Opinions On How To Treat World Leaders

  Twitter on Friday began a survey of global users about platform rules for world leaders while consulting human rights and academic specialists on its next policy steps. The announcement comes after Twitter joined other social networks banning then-president Donald Trump for his comments seen as inciting the violent attack on the US Capitol in … Continue reading Twitter Seeks Users’ Opinions On How To Treat World Leaders Read Full Story

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Congo President, Sassou Nguesso, Seeks To Extend 36 Years Stay In Office

  The Republic of Congo votes in presidential elections on Sunday with incumbent Denis Sassou Nguesso aiming to extend his decades-long hold on power in the Central African state. Sassou Nguesso has accumulated 36 years in office — he was most recently re-elected in 2016, after which the opposition was effectively sidelined and his two … Continue reading Congo President, Sassou Nguesso, Seeks To Extend 36 Years Stay In Office Read Full Story

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Sports

Man Utd Sign Shirt Sponsorship Deal With TeamViewer

  Manchester United have agreed a five-year deal with technology company TeamViewer to become their principal shirt sponsor from next season in a reported £47 million-a-year deal, it was announced on Friday. The German-based firm will replace American car manufacturers Chevrolet, who have been the Premier League side’s main shirt sponsor since 2014. No figures … Continue reading Man Utd Sign Shirt Sponsorship Deal With TeamViewer Read Full Story

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Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices

  For nearly two months Maiduguri has been off the national grid after Boko Haram bombed some power stations and transmission lines outside the city. When repairs commenced, the insurgents laid land mines, which injured officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria. While repairs have progressed under heavy military escort, residents and business owners now … Continue reading Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices Read Full Story

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Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices

  For nearly two months Maiduguri has been off the national grid after Boko Haram bombed some power stations and transmission lines outside the city. When repairs commenced, the insurgents laid land mines, which injured officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria. While repairs have progressed under heavy military escort, residents and business owners now … Continue reading Boko Haram Cut Off Power Into Maiduguri, Now Residents Are Battling A Hike In Petrol Prices Read Full Story

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Suluhu Set Become First Female Tanzanian President After Magufuli’s Death

  Samia Suluhu Hassan is a soft-spoken, Muslim woman thrust from the obscure role of vice president to become Tanzania’s first female leader after John Magufuli’s sudden death. Under the constitution, Hassan, the country’s 61-year-old vice president, will serve the remainder of Magufuli’s second five-year term, which does not expire until 2025. A former office clerk and development … Continue reading Suluhu Set Become First Female Tanzanian President After Magufuli’s Death Read Full Story

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World news

Spain Set To Legalise Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide

  Spain’s parliament will give final approval to a law legalising euthanasia Thursday, becoming one of the few nations to allow terminally-ill or gravely-injured patients to end their own suffering. The legislation, which will take effect in June, follows growing public pressure generated by several high-profile cases, including that of Ramon Sampedro whose plight was … Continue reading Spain Set To Legalise Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide Read Full Story