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Muguruza, Halep power past opponents to reach quarter-finals

Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep on Monday both zoomed into the last eight of the Australian Open after overpowering their opponents in the fourth round. Muguruza’s participation at the Australian Open had been in doubt due to illness. But Monday’s demolition of Kiki Bertens to reach the quarter-finals proved she is not only nearing full […]
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Why we back reconstruction of North East – UNDP

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has said its support for the reconstruction of the North-East, despite continuous attacks by insurgents, is as a result of the need for residents of the affected areas to have a life of their own. UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Charge of Operations Carine Yengayenge made […]
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New Emirates: Court fixes Feb.27, for continuation of Kano Elders’ suit

A High Court in Kano on Monday fixed Feb. 27, for continuation of hearing in an application filed by some Kano Elders, seeking for an order stopping the new law creating four First Class Emirates in Kano. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suit, filed by Alhaji Bashir Usman-Tofa and 19 others, is […]
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Lebanese protesters try to block roads to stop parliament session

Anti-government protesters tried to block roads leading to the Lebanese parliament on Monday in a bid to prevent lawmakers from reaching a session to discuss and endorse the draft budget for 2020. Lebanese army and anti-riot police prevented protesters from approaching any road leading to downtown Beirut, where the parliament building is located. Recently, Lebanese […]
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NSCDC reveals identity of officer who killed AA senatorial candidate in Imo

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has revealed the name of the jubilant officer who killed the Action Alliance (AA) senatorial candidate, Ndubuisi Emenike, with his celebratory shot at the victory party of APC candidate in Okigwe North federal constituency in Imo State, Princes Mariam […]
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Latest Plateau Killing: Governor Lalong blows hot

Bere Gyang, Jos Plateau State Governor Mr Simon Bako Lalong has expressed fury over Sunday’s attack by yet to be identified gunmen on innocent people in Kwatas village, Bokkos LGA of Plateau State, leading to the death of 14 people, with many injured and others displaced. Lalong in a statement signed by his Director of […]
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Billie Eilish wins big at the Grammys

(BBC) Pop star Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old also won album of the year for her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, which was recorded in her childhood home in LA. She replaces […]
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US mourns Kobe Bryant, basketball great killed in shocking helicopter crash

(BBC) US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California, sparking an outpouring of grief from fans around the world. Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among the nine killed when the aircraft came down in Calabasas. There were no survivors from Sunday’s crash which happened in foggy weather. […]
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Lagos Biobank begins operations

Doris Obinna, Lagos The Lagos State Level 3 Biosafety Laboratory, also known as the Lagos Biobank, built by the state government with support from the Canadian government to ensure effective management of infectious diseases, has fully commenced operation and has started receiving samples. Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this during […]
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Coronavirus may not be containable, experts warn of global spread

Helen Branswell, Statnews Some infectious disease experts are warning that it may no longer be feasible to contain the new coronavirus circulating in China. Failure to stop it there could see the virus spread in a sustained way around the world and even perhaps join the ranks of respiratory viruses that regularly infect people. “The […]
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JUST IN: Tambuwal replaces Dickson as chairman of PDP Govs Forum

Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has replaced Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State as Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum.Details later…

Court sentences Maryam Sanda to death for husband’s murder

An FCT High Court on Monday sentenced Maryam Sanda, the woman who  stabbed her husband to death, Bilyaminu, son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello, to death by hanging. Delivering judgment, Justice Yusuf Halilu, convicted Sanda based on the `doctrine of last seen’, saying that the doctrine places a burden of proof on the accused who was the last person to be seen with the deceased. Halilu held that from evidence before him, it was irredeemably clear that the accused fatally stabbed the…

Aussie Open: Nadal beats Kyrgios to reach q’finals

Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal battled past rival Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling four-set match to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals. Nadal, 33, had not dropped a set this tournament before 23rd seed Kyrgios provided his biggest test so far. Kyrgios, who wore a Kobe Bryant basketball shirt in the warm-up, battled hard but Nadal came through 6-3 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4), reports the BBC. Nadal will face Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem in the last eight. Nadal and Kyrgios have not always seen eye to eye with the…

Aussie Open: Counter-punching Halep beats Mertens to reach quarters

Simona Halep had to be at her counter-punching best to see off a determined second-set comeback from Elise Mertens on Monday as the Romanian world number three advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-4 6-4 victory. Halep, a beaten finalist at Melbourne Park two years ago, will next meet either Estonia’s 28th-seed Anett Kontaveit or Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the last eight. Mertens, who beat Halep in the Doha final last year, blasted bags of winners but also made 38 unforced errors as Halep chased down…

JUST IN: EFCC arraigns Shehu Sani for ‘bribery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Shehu Sani, former senator, at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of bribery.Sani, who has been in the custody of the EFCC since December when he was arrested, pleaded “not guilty” to a two-count charge of bribery.According to the charges, the former senator allegedly collected $15,000 from one Sani Dauda under false pretence on November 20, 2019, promising to give Ibrahim Muhammad, the chief justice of Nigeria, in other to influence some pending cases in court.He also allegedly collected $10,000…

‘Giant in sports’: World reacts to death of NBA star, Kobe Bryant

A five-time NBA champion, a double Olympic gold medallist, a speaker of multiple languages, an Oscar winner – and one of a handful of athletes known internationally simply by their first names.Kobe Bryant, one of basketball’s all-time greats whose sporting appeal transcended the United States, was among nine people killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles, home to the only team he ever player for: The Los Angeles Lakers, reports al-Jazeera.The news of the 41-year-old’s death sent shockwaves through the sports world and beyond, with tributes pouring in…

Aussie Open: Djokovic, others mourn Kobe Bryant

Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic led the tennis world in mourning “mentor” Kobe Bryant on Monday after Melbourne Park awoke to the news that the National Basketball Association (NBA) great had died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others.Djokovic had spoken fondly of his relationship with the former Los Angeles Laker in an interview at the weekend and the 16-times Grand Slam champion signed off his Tweet of condolence with the words: “RIP my friend”.“You and your daughter will live forever in our hearts. There are not…

Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Rules Over ‘The Gentlemen’

STX’s “The Gentlemen” proved no match for Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” which again left box office competitors in the dust after collecting $34 million in its sophomore outing.Those ticket sales, pushing the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led sequel past the $100 million mark, were easily enough to claim the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive weekend. The movie continues to impress and has generated $130 million in the U.S. to date, reports Variety.com. Though “The Gentlemen” had a respectable opening weekend, it’s likely that “Bad Boys for Life”…

JUST IN: Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 14 in attack on Plateau village

From Musa Pam, Jos Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday evening reportedly killed 14 people in Kwatas village in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.Former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Titus Ayuba Alams broke the news of the attack to New Telegraph on Monday morning.“My village, Kwatas was attacked on Sunday evening between 6pm to 7pm by suspected Fulani herdsmen and14 persons were killed in the village market square,” he said.Kwatas is a community neighboring the Plateau State University, Bokkos.The attacked is coming barely a…

Kobe Bryant’s chopper was like ‘a limousine,’ had strong safety record, says former pilot

The helicopter that crashed in California Sunday, killing Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, had a strong safety record and was like “a limousine,” the NBA legend’s former pilot said.Kurt Deetz — who flew Bryant, 41, between 2014 and 2016 — told The Los Angeles Times it’s more likely the crash was caused by bad weather than engine or mechanical issues, reports The New York Post.“The likelihood of a catastrophic twin engine failure on that aircraft — it just doesn’t happen,” said Deetz, who logged more than 1,000 hours with the Sikorsky S-76B.Deetz, a…

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