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Nadal to miss Wimbledon warm-up at Queen’s

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen’s Club as the world number one takes a break following his latest French Open triumph. Nadal crushed Dominic Thiem to clinch his 11th French Open title on Sunday, but th

Kofi Annan dedicated life to global peace, others – Obasanjo

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has described the late former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan as an African and global statesman, who dedicated his life to democracy, stability, security, equity, and world pe
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Kofi Annan dedicated life to global peace, others – Obasanjo

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has described the late former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan as an African and global statesman, who dedicated his life to democracy, stability, security, equity, and world peace. In his condolence message on Saturday, Obasanjo remarked that these attributes culminated in not only his appointment as […]

Armed robbers flee with luxury watches after Paris heist

Two armed men fled with several luxury watches after bursting into a branch of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Paris’s chic eighth arrondissement on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of robberies in the French capital. The pair, who wer
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Armed robbers flee with luxury watches after Paris heist

Two armed men fled with several luxury watches after bursting into a branch of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Paris’s chic eighth arrondissement on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of robberies in the French capital. The pair, who were armed with handguns, made their escape by car. The value of the stolen […]

Polls: We are an independent nation, Tanzania tells US

Tanzania is an “independent” country and will not be “intimidated”, the ruling party said on Saturday after the US expressed concern about the conduct of 70 recent bye-elections. The US on Wednesday cited “election violence and i
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Polls: We are an independent nation, Tanzania tells US

Tanzania is an “independent” country and will not be “intimidated”, the ruling party said on Saturday after the US expressed concern about the conduct of 70 recent bye-elections. The US on Wednesday cited “election violence and irregularities” aimed at the opposition after local elections were held on Sunday to replace officials who had either resigned […]

Army conducts shooting exercise in Zaria, asks residents to keep-off

The Depot Nigerian Army says it will conduct an outdoor range classification exercise for 77 Regular Recruits Intake from Monday, August 20 to Saturday, September 1. A statement by Lt. Adekunle Akinyele, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigeri
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Army conducts shooting exercise in Zaria, asks residents to keep-off

The Depot Nigerian Army says it will conduct an outdoor range classification exercise for 77 Regular Recruits Intake from Monday, August 20 to Saturday, September 1. A statement by Lt. Adekunle Akinyele, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria disclosed this on […]

Mbappe scores in first match for PSG side after World Cup

Kylian Mbappe marked his first appearance for Paris Saint-Germain since winning the World Cup by coming off the bench to score a late brace that gave the French champions a 3-1 victory at Guingamp on Saturday. Nolan Roux had given the home side the lead in th
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Mbappe scores in first match for PSG side after World Cup

Kylian Mbappe marked his first appearance for Paris Saint-Germain since winning the World Cup by coming off the bench to score a late brace that gave the French champions a 3-1 victory at Guingamp on Saturday. Nolan Roux had given the home side the lead in the Brittany sunshine, and only a combination of Gianluigi […]

Woman refuses to be rescued from flooded house without her 25 dogs

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise. The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare grou
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Woman refuses to be rescued from flooded house without her 25 dogs

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise. The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived for a last-gasp rescue, said Sally Varma of […]

Teenage athlete bans parents from foreign trips

Teenage shooter, Manu Bhaker, said she’s told her parents not to accompany her to tournaments abroad as she struggles to adapt to life as one of India’s best-known sportswomen. The 16-year-old has brought home World Cup and Commonwealth Games gol
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Teenage athlete bans parents from foreign trips

Teenage shooter, Manu Bhaker, said she’s told her parents not to accompany her to tournaments abroad as she struggles to adapt to life as one of India’s best-known sportswomen. The 16-year-old has brought home World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medals this year in a sudden rise to fame, and is one of the favourites […]

NAFDAC urges Gombe to establish drug abuse control committee

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has appealed to Gombe State Government to establish drug abuse control committee comprising of NAFDAC and other relevant agencies to fight substandard drugs. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof
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NAFDAC urges Gombe to establish drug abuse control committee

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has appealed to Gombe State Government to establish drug abuse control committee comprising of NAFDAC and other relevant agencies to fight substandard drugs. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, made the appeal in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Adeyeye said that such committee […]

Flood: Three feared killed, hundreds displaced in Yola

No fewer than three people have been killed and hundreds of people displaced following a monsoon rainfall in Adamawa. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a heavy rainfall was recorded in some areas of the state last Thursday night. NAN gathered that the a
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Flood: Three feared killed, hundreds displaced in Yola

No fewer than three people have been killed and hundreds of people displaced following a monsoon rainfall in Adamawa. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a heavy rainfall was recorded in some areas of the state last Thursday night. NAN gathered that the affected areas included Yolde-Pate, Jambutu and Loko in Yola South, Yola […]

UN remembers victims of Baghdad, Abuja UN building bombings

Victims of the UN building bombings in Baghdad, Abuja and others cities around the world have been remembered by the United Nations to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day. Remembering 22 colleagues killed by the “horrific terrorist attack” on the
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UN remembers victims of Baghdad, Abuja UN building bombings

Victims of the UN building bombings in Baghdad, Abuja and others cities around the world have been remembered by the United Nations to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day. Remembering 22 colleagues killed by the “horrific terrorist attack” on the UN headquarters in Baghdad 15 years ago, Secretary-General António Guterres called on all staff to […]

Mexico seizes record 50 tons of meth

Mexican marines seized a record 50 tons of crystal meth from a drug lab in the state of Sinaloa, authorities said Friday. The military said it detected the lab in the town of Alcoyonqui, near the state capital Culiacan, and raided it on Thursday. READ ALSO: 
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Mexico seizes record 50 tons of meth

Mexican marines seized a record 50 tons of crystal meth from a drug lab in the state of Sinaloa, authorities said Friday. The military said it detected the lab in the town of Alcoyonqui, near the state capital Culiacan, and raided it on Thursday. READ ALSO: Guard arraigned on stealing N10m valuables “A clandestine narco-lab and […]

Madonna to open football academy in Malawi

Madonna has plans to open a football academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica’s youth academy. Madonna follows 12-year-old David’s progress in Portug
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Madonna to open football academy in Malawi

Madonna has plans to open a football academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica’s youth academy. Madonna follows 12-year-old David’s progress in Portugal closely, living in Lisbon and often posting photos and videos from the sidelines […]

We’ll humiliate Saraki out of office, says Omo-Agege

John  Alechenu and Leke Baiyewu A prominent member of the Parliamentary Support Group, a body of the All Progressives Congress members in the National Assembly loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said the APC Caucus is insisting
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We’ll humiliate Saraki out of office, says Omo-Agege

John  Alechenu and Leke Baiyewu A prominent member of the Parliamentary Support Group, a body of the All Progressives Congress members in the National Assembly loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said the APC Caucus is insisting on the reconvening of the National Assembly. READ ALSO: Oil mogul, Abiodun, joins Ogun governorship race […]

Abuja building collapse, very unfortunate -Osinbajo

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday described the collapse of a four-storey building in Jabi/Utako area of Abuja, as very unfortunate. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laol
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Abuja building collapse, very unfortunate -Osinbajo

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday described the collapse of a four-storey building in Jabi/Utako area of Abuja, as very unfortunate. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acting President spoke when he visited the scene of the collapse. READ ALSO: Two […]

Jealous lover shoots pregnant girlfriend over Facebook friend request

A jealous man shot his girlfriend over a friend’s request she received via Facebook, according to police in Florida. Nineteen-year-old Charles Tenpenny was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend, who is 2
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Jealous lover shoots pregnant girlfriend over Facebook friend request

A jealous man shot his girlfriend over a friend’s request she received via Facebook, according to police in Florida. Nineteen-year-old Charles Tenpenny was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend, who is 20 weeks pregnant. At first, Tenpenny told police someone broke into their home and that the suspect, who […]

Secondus appoints Chidoka as special adviser

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has appointed a former Minister of Aviation and former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Osita Chidoka, as his special adviser on Strategy and External Engagements. A stat
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Secondus appoints Chidoka as special adviser

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has appointed a former Minister of Aviation and former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Osita Chidoka, as his special adviser on Strategy and External Engagements. A statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja, […]

Police arrest women demanding whereabouts of IPOB leader

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Hundreds of women suspected to be members of proscribed Independent People of Biafra on Friday protested in Owerri, the Imo State capital, demanding the whereabouts of the missing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu. They equally demanded a ref
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Police arrest women demanding whereabouts of IPOB leader

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Hundreds of women suspected to be members of proscribed Independent People of Biafra on Friday protested in Owerri, the Imo State capital, demanding the whereabouts of the missing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu. They equally demanded a referendum for an Independent state of Biafra by the Federal Government. The woman adorned in black […]

Navy recovers N50m diesel from suspected oil thieves

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have recovered 200,000 litres of adulterated diesel said to be worth about N50m. It was learnt that the fuel was intercepted from eight suspected oil thieves arrested along Taraba Je
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Navy recovers N50m diesel from suspected oil thieves

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have recovered 200,000 litres of adulterated diesel said to be worth about N50m. It was learnt that the fuel was intercepted from eight suspected oil thieves arrested along Taraba Jetty waterways. They were accused of sourcing the petroleum product from unapproved refining sites. […]

Obiano ‘police’ learn martial arts to tackle revenue defaulters

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Government has trained members of the ‘Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra Brigade’, also known as Obiano police, in the martial arts, especially taekwondo, to tackle revenue defaulters and related offenders in the stat
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Obiano ‘police’ learn martial arts to tackle revenue defaulters

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Government has trained members of the ‘Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra Brigade’, also known as Obiano police, in the martial arts, especially taekwondo, to tackle revenue defaulters and related offenders in the state. Obiano who stated this on Friday during the graduation of eight officers of the  OCHA brigade, […]

Phyno drops new music video, Nyem Ego

Nigerian singer and producer, Chibuzor Azubuike, popularly known as Phyno, has released the much anticipated video of the song, Nyem Ego, alongside Lagos based rapper, Tope Onimowo, aka Phenom. The Fada-fada and Connect crooner on Friday took to his Instagra
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Phyno drops new music video, Nyem Ego

Nigerian singer and producer, Chibuzor Azubuike, popularly known as Phyno, has released the much anticipated video of the song, Nyem Ego, alongside Lagos based rapper, Tope Onimowo, aka Phenom. The Fada-fada and Connect crooner on Friday took to his Instagram handle @phynofino to inform his fans and followers, “Nyem Ego VIDEO is out now fam!!! Phenom […]

Police shoot knife-wielding Israeli Arab man

Police in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday shot a knife-wielding Israeli Arab man who tried to stab an officer near the Damascus Gate, a spokesman told AFP. He was unable to say if the alleged assailant, described in a police statement as a “terroris
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Police shoot knife-wielding Israeli Arab man

Police in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday shot a knife-wielding Israeli Arab man who tried to stab an officer near the Damascus Gate, a spokesman told AFP. He was unable to say if the alleged assailant, described in a police statement as a “terrorist”, was alive or dead but said that no police […]

Police van hits officer chasing criminal on foot

A policeman narrowly escaped death as the van being driven by his colleague hit him when he got down to chase a fleeing suspect on foot. Following the incident in Manchester on Thursday, the officer needed hospital treatment after suffering leg injuries. In
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Police van hits officer chasing criminal on foot

A policeman narrowly escaped death as the van being driven by his colleague hit him when he got down to chase a fleeing suspect on foot. Following the incident in Manchester on Thursday, the officer needed hospital treatment after suffering leg injuries. In a video footage, a police van can be seen pulling up at […]

Ex CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America’s most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Repu
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Ex CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America’s most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents — including Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus — […]

Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was left out of the first post-World Cup Argentina squad announced on Friday ahead of four upcoming friendlies. The move was widely expected following media reports earlier in the week claiming the five-time Ballon d’Or winne
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Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was left out of the first post-World Cup Argentina squad announced on Friday ahead of four upcoming friendlies. The move was widely expected following media reports earlier in the week claiming the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had asked to be excused from the country’s four remaining friendlies in 2018. Also absent […]

Naira gains 40k against dollar at parallel market

The Naira gained 40k against the dollar at the end of Friday trading, exchanging at N359.6 stronger than N360 traded on Thursday. The Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N469 and N413 respectively. At the Bureau De Change window, the Naira exchanged at N36
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Naira gains 40k against dollar at parallel market

The Naira gained 40k against the dollar at the end of Friday trading, exchanging at N359.6 stronger than N360 traded on Thursday. The Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N469 and N413 respectively. At the Bureau De Change window, the Naira exchanged at N360 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro […]

Niger Govt. releases N77m for completion of Dangana collapsed bridge

Niger state government has released N77 million to Soject Nigeria Limited, for immediate completion of collapsed Dangana bridge in Lapai Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Zakari Abubakar, disclosed this to newsmen when th
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Niger Govt. releases N77m for completion of Dangana collapsed bridge

Niger state government has released N77 million to Soject Nigeria Limited, for immediate completion of collapsed Dangana bridge in Lapai Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Zakari Abubakar, disclosed this to newsmen when the state Deputy governor, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso inspected the bridge on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria […]

Kidney patient develops urine smell, frosty skin as he avoids dialysis

A man was left with a frost-like coating on his face, arms and stomach because of his end-stage kidney failure after he refused to attend dialysis for five months. The unnamed 39-year-old, believed to be from just outside Lisbon in Portugal, was also left wit
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Kidney patient develops urine smell, frosty skin as he avoids dialysis

A man was left with a frost-like coating on his face, arms and stomach because of his end-stage kidney failure after he refused to attend dialysis for five months. The unnamed 39-year-old, believed to be from just outside Lisbon in Portugal, was also left with breath that smelt like urine, doctors say. Both of his […]

Phyno drops new music video ‘Nyem Ego’

Nigerian singer and producer, Chibuzor Azubuike, popularly known as Phyno has released the much-anticipated video of the song `Nyem Ego’ alongside Lagos based rapper, Tope Onimowo aka Phenom. The `Fada-fada’ and `Connect’ crooner on Friday took to his i
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Phyno drops new music video ‘Nyem Ego’

Nigerian singer and producer, Chibuzor Azubuike, popularly known as Phyno has released the much-anticipated video of the song `Nyem Ego’ alongside Lagos based rapper, Tope Onimowo aka Phenom. The `Fada-fada’ and `Connect’ crooner on Friday took to his instagram handle @phynofino to inform his fans and followers, “Nyem ego VIDEO is out now fam!!! Phenom […]

PHOTOS: Osinbajo visits site of collapsed building in Abuja

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has visited the site of a four-storey building that collapsed in Abuja on Friday afternoon. At least 18 people are trapped beneath the rubble of the four-storey building which collapsed around 1.30pm in the Jabi area of Abuja o
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PHOTOS: Osinbajo visits site of collapsed building in Abuja

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has visited the site of a four-storey building that collapsed in Abuja on Friday afternoon. At least 18 people are trapped beneath the rubble of the four-storey building which collapsed around 1.30pm in the Jabi area of Abuja on Friday. Our correspondent who was at the scene reported that the building, […]

$1m gold disappears from police station’s armoury

Gold worth about $1 million has disappeared from the armoury of a Zimbabwean police station. The theft, which happened at Plumtree Police Station in Matabeleland South is arguably the biggest theft at a police station in the country, reports Zimbabwe’s
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$1m gold disappears from police station’s armoury

Gold worth about $1 million has disappeared from the armoury of a Zimbabwean police station. The theft, which happened at Plumtree Police Station in Matabeleland South is arguably the biggest theft at a police station in the country, reports Zimbabwe’s Chronicle. The gold weighing 28,5kg has been kept at the station since September 2015 as […]

Australian teenager Arzani completes Celtic loan move

A trying week for Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers brightened a little with highly-regarded Australian teenager Daniel Arzani completing a two-year loan deal from Manchester City. The Iran-born 19-year-old attacking midfielder was the youngest ever member of a
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Australian teenager Arzani completes Celtic loan move

A trying week for Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers brightened a little with highly-regarded Australian teenager Daniel Arzani completing a two-year loan deal from Manchester City. The Iran-born 19-year-old attacking midfielder was the youngest ever member of an Australia squad for a World Cup finals and played in all three of their group matches in Russia. […]

Untold story of Nigerians who donated kidneys to loved ones

DAYO OJERINDE writes on the experiences of Nigerians who donated kidneys to their siblings, children or other relatives For many Nigerians, donating a kidney to a loved one is far from being an easy decision. Perhaps it is the case in many other places. Ther
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Untold story of Nigerians who donated kidneys to loved ones

DAYO OJERINDE writes on the experiences of Nigerians who donated kidneys to their siblings, children or other relatives For many Nigerians, donating a kidney to a loved one is far from being an easy decision. Perhaps it is the case in many other places. There is the initial hesitation that arises from a deep-rooted fear […]

UN demands release of three aid workers abducted by Boko Haram

The United Nations  on Friday demanded the immediate release of three aid workers abducted while providing humanitarian support at Rann, Kalabalge Local Government Area of Borno. Mr Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, made the cal duri
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UN demands release of three aid workers abducted by Boko Haram

The United Nations  on Friday demanded the immediate release of three aid workers abducted while providing humanitarian support at Rann, Kalabalge Local Government Area of Borno. Mr Edward Kallon, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, made the cal during a courtesy call on Gov. Kashim Shettima in Maiduguri. The News Agency of Nigeria  recalls that […]

Halep through but Stephens exits in Cincinnati

Top seed Simona Halep returned to sew up victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday after their second round match at the Cincinnati Open had been suspended the previous day due to rain. Also, reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was knocked out in the th
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Halep through but Stephens exits in Cincinnati

Top seed Simona Halep returned to sew up victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday after their second round match at the Cincinnati Open had been suspended the previous day due to rain. Also, reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was knocked out in the third round by Elise Mertens. Stephens, seeded third, fell to the […]

Police arrest suspected killers of petrol station manager

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi No fewer than 15 suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command for various criminal offences at various locations and times in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal A
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Police arrest suspected killers of petrol station manager

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi No fewer than 15 suspects have been arrested by operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command for various criminal offences at various locations and times in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubabakar, disclosed in a statement in Bauchi on Thursday that two suspected killers of a […]

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