California to release up to 8,000 prisoners to curb spread of coronavirus

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Friday’s announcement comes as the state’s prisons battle a dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases

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Court adjourns suit challenging Funke Akindele, others’ conviction

2 min read Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday adjourned until July 21, to hear a suit challenging the legality of the conviction of Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdu-rasheed Bello, and 236 others. A Lagos-based Lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, had approached the court seeking a declaration that the law upon which Akindele and others were convicted was inconsistent with the 1999 constitution….

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Ondo chief judge declines to set up impeachment panel

< 1 min read The impeachment process against Ondo State deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, has suffered a major set back as the chief judge of the state, Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, faulted the process. Akeredolu in a letter dated July 9, 2020, declared that the request earlier made by the state Assembly to her for the constitution of a 7-man probe panel didn’t meet the constitutional…

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Immigration stops 58 London-bound Nigerian doctors at Lagos airport

2 min read The Nigeria Immigration Service has stopped 58 doctors from travelling to the United Kingdom. The doctors were stopped at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday. According to the Comptroller General, Muhammad Babandede, 56 of the 58 doctors billed to be airlifted to the UK on a special flight for a “training programme” in London were refused departure as…

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The Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after issuing apology to ‘everyone’

3 min read One of South Korea’s most prominent elected officials and longtime mayor of the capital, Seoul, was found dead on Friday after his daughter reported him missing amid a criminal investigation and media reports of alleged sexual harassment. Officers using drones and sniffer dogs found Mayor Park Won-soon’s body at Mt Bugak, in northern Seoul, shortly after midnight following a search…

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Africa must adopt ‘aggressive approach’ against COVID-19

2 min read As cases increase by 24 percent in a week, top health official urges countries to increase testing and mask use African countries need to urgently ramp up their efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, a regional disease control body has said, as the number of confirmed cases in the continent exceeded half a million. The call on Thursday by John…

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Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A top scorers 2019-20

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Keep tabs of the top scorers in Europe’s major leagues as the delayed season is played out over the summer

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Trump’s taxes may be released to Manhattan grand jury, supreme court rules

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Court also rules in a separate decision that the president does not have to turn over his financial records to Congress

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Global report: Bolivia’s president and Venezuela’s Socialist party leader test positive for Covid-19

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Announcements come after Brazil’s president tested positive; South Africa records highest one-day case increase; Australia to limit incoming travellers

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Chaos in Ondo Assembly over deputy governor’s impeachment

6 min read Dissenting lawmakers raise suspension alarm A few months to the governorship election in Ondo State, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is polarised against itself due to ongoing schemes to impeach the deputy governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi. There have been mixed reactions trailing the in-house fighting among the 26 members of the 9th Assembly, with 23 APC, two Peoples Democratic Party…

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