Olympic games must be held next year – Japan Official

Speaking at a news conference, Hashimoto said the Games should be held for the benefit of the athletes, regardless of the challenges posed by the novel Coronavirus pandemic.The Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee took the unprecedented decision in March to postpone the Games, originally scheduled to begin in July, until 2021 because of[...]

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TikTok warns parents over suicide video

TikTok is warning parents and users over a suicide video that has been embedded in a clip.The video showing an American man taking his own life came from a Facebook livestream and has been uploaded to various social media platforms, sometimes edited into other, unrelated videos.“We’re aware that clips of a suicide that was livestreamed[...]

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South Africa’s economy shrinks by half in Q2

South Africa’s economy shrank by more than half in the second quarter as business activity in the country ground to a halt as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the national statistics agency said.“South Africa’s economy contracted by 51 percent in Q2 2020” compared with the same period of 2019, Statistics South Africa said in[...]

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Billionaire daughter, Temi Otedola, makes acting debut

Temi Otedola, daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, says she’s excited about her acting debut in an emotional movie, ‘Citation’.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the star- studded movie, which happened to be a teaser of Otedola’s first feature movie, was directed by Kunle Afolayan.Temi played a role in a character as Moremi[...]

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Boko Haram kills ‘sleeping four’, burns three alive in Borno

Boko Haram jihadists killed 10 civilians in attacks on three villages in Borno, local security officials said Monday.Babakura Kolo, the leader of a government-backed anti-jihadist militia, told AFP the insurgents had carried out the assaults on Sunday.Kolo said they raided the village of Kurmari, 40 kilometres (25 miles) from regional capital Maiduguri, late Sunday, killing[...]

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Tennis: French Open to allow 11,500 fans daily

The French Open will allow a maximum of 11,500 spectators per day to adhere to strict health protocols and curb the spread of COVID-19 when the Grand Slam begins later this month.The French Tennis Federation (FFT) disclosed this on Monday.The French Open, traditionally held in May and June, was postponed earlier this year due to[...]

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Zamfara: Flood destroys over 100 houses in Gumi LGA

The Emir of Gumi, in Zamfara, Justice Lawal Hassan, has said that over 100 houses have been destroyed by flood on Sunday in Gumi Local Government Area of the state.The Emir made the disclosure on Monday in Gumi, when he led state government officials to assess the level of damages caused by the flood.Hassan said[...]

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U.S. not fully developed — Trump

President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States was not a fully developed country.Trump stated this at a news conference outside the White House that coincided with the U.S. Labour Day celebration.According to him, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) treats China as a developing nation, and the U.S. “as a nation that is fully[...]

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Buhari urges ECOWAS leaders to resist temptation of tenure elongation

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to ECOWAS leaders not to elongate their tenure in office beyond constitutional limits.Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja said Buhari made the appeal while presenting Nigeria’s General Statement at the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State[...]

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Anambra Ministry of Education approves gradual reopening of schools

The Ministry of Basic Education in Anambra has approved gradual reopening of schools in the state, in line with the ministry’s approved timetable for the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session.The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Nwabueze Nwankwo, announced this on Monday in a statement in Awka.Nwankwo stated that though the third term would[...]

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