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Daniil Medvedev shattered Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam dream with a straight-sets victory in the US Open final on Sunday, denying the world number one a record-breaking 21st major men’s singles title. Russia’s second-ranked Medvedev dominated Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to prevent the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1969 and keep Djokovic level with Roger Federer […]

The Federal Government has relaxed a restriction on foreign travellers without evidence of payment for their COVID-19 PCR test. In a memo by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority obtained by our correspondent on Sunday, foreign airlines were asked to board passengers without evidence of payment for Day seven COVID-19 PCR test or generate paid QR […]

Jaypaul and Jackie B have been evicted form the big brother season 6 Tv reality show. The evicted housemates now joins the 13 already evicted contestants of the show. Kicking off with a recap of the week’s activities and a brief chit-chat with the housemates, show host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced Jaypaul as the 14th housemate […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked Nigerians to ignore reports that domiciliary account operators have been directed to convert their holdings into naira. In a statement on Saturday, CBN’s Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, said the purported directive was not from the bank. According to him, the nation’s financial regulator is aware […]

Afghan universities will be segregated by gender, and a new dress code will be introduced, the Taliban has said. Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani indicated women would be allowed to study, but not alongside men. He also announced a review of the subjects students would be taught. Women and girls were banned from schools […]

Somalia’s long-delayed elections will proceed “as planned”, Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble told visiting UN diplomats on Sunday, even as a damaging feud between him and the country’s president sparked fresh fears for the troubled Horn of Africa Nation. The very public spat between Roble and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known as Farmajo, comes […]

The police in Lagos have identified and arrested an officer who fired the shot that killed an 18-year-old female during a raid in the Ijeshatedo area of Lagos State. This was disclosed in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. According to the statement, the stray bullet […]

Bandits trying to escape the ongoing military operation in Zamfara and Katsina states met their waterloo in the hands of soldiers at Maganda village near Allawa in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. The bandits, who were said to be escaping through the notorious Allawa Forest in their hundreds, ran into the military camp […]

The Presidency on Sunday cleared the air on the varying interpretations drawn from the concluding remarks of President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Imo State last Thursday. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, explained this in a statement titled Presidency ‘What President Buhari said (didn’t say) in Imo State. […]

María Mendiola, who sang the disco anthem Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, has died at the age of 69. The singer, who was one half of the Spanish duo Baccara, died in Madrid surrounded by her family. Mendiola formed Baccara with another singer, Mayte Mateos, in 1977. The duo  who were spotted and  signed  to […]


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