Bandits Release 15 Kidnapped Victims In Katsina

  Some victims of abduction were released on Sunday by bandits operating in Jibia local government area of Katsina State. The victims – 15, were mostly women and children and were in captivity for 44 days before the state government intervened by negotiating with their abductors. One of the victims was rescued alongside her baby … Continue reading Bandits Release 15 Kidnapped Victims In Katsina

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Global Maritime Security Conference Holds In Abuja

  The Global Maritime Security Conference (GMSC) is holding in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The event is a high-level Maritime Security Conference hosted by Nigeria with the aim to facilitate a clearer understanding of the challenges of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea region. The conference is developed to tailor solutions as well as … Continue reading Global Maritime Security Conference Holds In Abuja

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Djokovic Tops ATP Rankings As Murray Climbs Over 200 Places

  Former world number one Andy Murray climbed over 200 places in the new ATP rankings released on Monday while Novak Djokovic extended his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top.  Scotsman Murray, who is on the comeback trail after career-saving hip surgery, reached the quarter-finals of the China Open where he lost to eventual … Continue reading Djokovic Tops ATP Rankings As Murray Climbs Over 200 Places

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Hong Kong: China Slams EU For ‘Criminal’ Support Of Protesters

  China’s embassy in Paris on Monday slammed the European Union for what it termed its “criminal” support for Hong Kong protesters and criticism of the police clampdown. Accusing the EU of having “publicly glorified the abuses of rioters”, the embassy said the EU’s call for de-escalation and restraint was “criminal and very dangerous” and … Continue reading Hong Kong: China Slams EU For ‘Criminal’ Support Of Protesters

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Hong Kong May Shut Down Internet Over Violent Protests

  Hong Kong’s government may curb access to the internet in a bid to contain months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests, a cabinet member told AFP on Monday, after an emergency-law ban on demonstrators wearing face masks failed to quell the unrest. The warning came as the international financial hub remained partly paralysed from three … Continue reading Hong Kong May Shut Down Internet Over Violent Protests

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Trump Okays Turkish Operation In Northern Syria

  Donald Trump on Sunday gave his blessing to a Turkish operation targeting Kurdish militants in northern Syria, saying the United States will stand aside as Ankara launches its “long-planned” operation. The move marks a major shift in US policy, and effectively abandons an American ally in the battle against the so-called Islamic State group … Continue reading Trump Okays Turkish Operation In Northern Syria

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Bauchi Election Petition Tribunal Set To Deliver Judgement

The Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will today deliver judgement in a petition filed by the immediate past governor Mohammed Abubakar and the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the declaration of Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the 2019 governorship election held on April 9th and 23rd by … Continue reading Bauchi Election Petition Tribunal Set To Deliver Judgement

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De Gea Apologises After Manchester United’s Latest Flop

  David de Gea apologised to Manchester United supporters after his troubled side slumped to a dismal 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side sit just two points above the relegation zone and have not won away since March after Matty Longstaff’s second-half winner for Newcastle. United goalkeeper De Gea admitted this … Continue reading De Gea Apologises After Manchester United’s Latest Flop

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Veteran Broadcaster Kunle Olasope Dies At 82

The Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State-born broadcaster, died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Sunday at the age of 82. Olasope is the first male face and voice on Television in Africa, precisely on October 31, 1959, when WNTV was established by the western regional government of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. A prominent community leader,  socialite and … Continue reading Veteran Broadcaster Kunle Olasope Dies At 82

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England Appoint Chris Silverwood As Head Cricket Coach

  England have appointed Chris Silverwood as their new head coach to replace Trevor Bayliss, who stepped down last month at the end of his contract. While former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten and Surrey’s director of cricket Alec Stewart emerged as contenders to succeed the Australian, Silverwood was described as the “outstanding … Continue reading England Appoint Chris Silverwood As Head Cricket Coach

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