New Genoa Bridge Inaugurated Two Years After Collapse That Killed 43

      Italy inaugurates a sleek new bridge in Genoa on Monday, though relatives of the 43 people killed when the old viaduct collapsed say the pomp and ceremony risk overshadowing the tragedy. Jets trailing the colours of the Italian flag will roar overhead as the national anthem plays, almost two years to the … Continue reading New Genoa Bridge Inaugurated Two Years After Collapse That Killed 43

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PHOTOS: Obaseki Kicks Off Campaign In Edo North

  The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Monday kicked off his re-election campaign in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, Edo North Senatorial District, promising to build on the good foundation his administration has laid in the last three years and eight months, with an economic blueprint that will address the challenges posed by the … Continue reading PHOTOS: Obaseki Kicks Off Campaign In Edo North

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TikTok ‘Out Of Business’ In US If Not Sold By Mid-Sept, Says Trump

      President Donald Trump said Monday that Chinese-owned hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok will be “out of business” in the United States if not sold to a US firm by September 15. “I set a date of around September 15, at which point it’s going to be out of business in the United … Continue reading TikTok ‘Out Of Business’ In US If Not Sold By Mid-Sept, Says Trump

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Ganduje Appoints Prof. Bello As Pro-Chancellor Yusuf Maitama Sule University

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje approves the appointment of Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano (BUK) as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University. A press statement issued by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba says Bello’s appointment, a professor of Mathematics, who earned his doctorate in Mathematics … Continue reading Ganduje Appoints Prof. Bello As Pro-Chancellor Yusuf Maitama Sule University

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‘No Silver Bullet’ For Virus, WHO Warns, As Cases Top 18m

    The World Health Organization said Monday it had completed the groundwork in China to probe the origins of the new coronavirus — as it warned there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged governments and citizens to focus on known basic steps to suppress the pandemic, … Continue reading ‘No Silver Bullet’ For Virus, WHO Warns, As Cases Top 18m

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Vatican Plays Down Fears For Former Pope Benedict’s Health

    The Vatican on Monday said former pope Benedict XVI was not in especially bad health after his biographer told a German newspaper he was “extremely frail”. Pope emeritus Benedict’s health “is no cause for particular concern, especially regarding a 93-year-old person getting over the most acute phase of a painful illness,” the Vatican … Continue reading Vatican Plays Down Fears For Former Pope Benedict’s Health

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Chinese Beer Lovers Leave Face Masks, Worries Behind As Festival Opens

    Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their facemasks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the annual Qingdao beer festival opened over the weekend. China has largely brought the coronavirus outbreak under control through a series of lockdowns and restrictions, and the small number of … Continue reading Chinese Beer Lovers Leave Face Masks, Worries Behind As Festival Opens

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Infantino To ‘Respect’ Any Ethics Committee Decision – FIFA

      FIFA president Gianni Infantino will “respect any decision by the ethics committee”, world football’s governing body said Monday after Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against him last week.  A Swiss special prosecutor has launched proceedings against Infantino, as part of an investigation into suspected collusion with the country’s attorney general, Michael Lauber. … Continue reading Infantino To ‘Respect’ Any Ethics Committee Decision – FIFA

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Wike Asks Heads Of Courts To Tackle Judicial Corruption

  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the heads of various courts in the country to address what he described as corruption in the judiciary. He made the call at an event where he presented cars to judges serving in Rivers on Monday in Port Harcourt, the state capital. “I again call on … Continue reading Wike Asks Heads Of Courts To Tackle Judicial Corruption

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Edo Refinery, Other Projects Will Earn Obaseki Second Term, Says Ikhine

  The Deputy Director-General of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council, Engr. Gideon Ikhine, has expressed confidence that the legacy projects of Governor Godwin Obaseki, including the Edo Modular Refinery, Benin River Port, CCETC-Ossiomo Power Plant, among other infrastructural projects executed to boost the state’s economy and better the livelihoods of … Continue reading Edo Refinery, Other Projects Will Earn Obaseki Second Term, Says Ikhine

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