Arsenal and Chelsea ready for Europa League battle

Chelsea face Arsenal in the Europa League final in the unfamiliar setting of Azerbaijan on Wednesday in what is likely to be Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s last match for the club before a rumoured move to Real Madrid. The buildup to the all-English clash has been marred by the controversy …

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Police confirm dead 8-month-old is child of missing man

An 8-month-old child found dead outside a funeral home in Southern California was identified Tuesday as the daughter of a missing man sheriffs are calling an “at-risk” individual. The infant was found Monday morning next to a dumpster behind a mortuary in Bellflower, California, according to the Los Angeles County …

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Obasanjo, GEJ absent at Buhari’s second term inauguration

The duo of ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were absent at the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term on Wednesday. Also noticeably absent was ex-military president Ibrahim Babangida, among others. The only past head of government present at the Buhari-Osinbajo inauguration was ex-Military Head of State Gen. …

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Prof. Zulum sworn in as Borno Gov

Prof. Babagana Zulum was on Wednesday sworn in as the governor of Borno State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Zulum took the oath of office alongside his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur. The oath of office was administered by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Kashim Zanna, in a ceremony attended …

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Okowa, deputy take oath of office in Delta

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, took their oath of allegiance to serve the state for another four-year term on Wednesday in Asaba. Okowa and Otuaro won their ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Their oath was administered by the Chief …

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It is no more business as usual, says new Gombe Gov

Hon. Justice Heman Akila, CON, on Wednesday, swore in Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya and Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau PhD, as Governor and Deputy Governor of Gombe State at 11:02 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. respectively. They were flanked by members of their immediate families. Governor Inuwa in his inauguration speech thanked those …

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Malami steps down as Nigeria’s justice minister

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said funds recovered by his ministry stood at N270 billion from N19.5 billion in 2015. Mr Malami said this during a valedictory session to mark the end of his tenure as the ministry’s helmsman in Abuja on Tuesday. …

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Abuja airport witnesses low activities as Buhari, Osinbajo inaugurated

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday witnessed low activities as a result of the inauguration of the new administration at both federal and state governments’ level. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the airport witnessed a decreased movement of passengers and aircraft at both domestic and international …

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[BREAKING] PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu sworn in as Lagos Governor

The winner of the governorship election of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been sworn in as the new governor of the state. At exactly 11.35am, Sanwo-Olu completed his oath and was declared the 15th governor of Lagos. His deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, who took his oath earlier, was declared the deputy …

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ABC News to host 3rd Democratic primary debate in September

This year’s third Democratic primary debate will be hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision and is scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13, the Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday. The debate can be seen on ABC in prime time, live on Univision with a Spanish translation and on ABC …

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Make Nigeria glorious again, CAN president tells Buhari

The National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to make Nigeria a glorious nation that its citizens would want to live in his second term. Ayokunle, who said this during a meeting with the Christian Press Association of Nigeria in …

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Oil drops as trade war concerns outweigh supply disruptions

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Wednesday on concerns the Sino-U.S. trade war could trigger a global economic downturn, but relatively tight supply amid OPEC output cuts and political tensions in the Middle East offered some support. Front-month Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at …

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China ready to hit back at U.S. with rare earths: newspapers

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is ready to use rare earths to strike back in a trade war with the United States, Chinese newspapers warned on Wednesday in strongly worded commentaries on a move that would escalate tensions between the world’s two largest economies. President Xi Jinping’s visit to a rare …

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