Tag Archives: Thursday

Tennis Legend, Federer Knocked Out Of Cincinnati By World Number 70 Andrey Rublev

Seven-time champion and third seed Roger Federer was knocked out of the Cincinnati Masters by world number 70 Andrey Rublev in the third round on Thursday. Rublev won 6-3, 6-4 and will face fellow Russian Daniil Medvedev, the ninth seed, for a place in the semi-finals. Federer, 38, will now head into the US Open…

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UK Prime Minister Unveils Plans To Fast-Track Visa Route For Immigrants With Science Talents

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled plans on Thursday for a new fast-track visa route for “the brightest and best”, in a bid to attract the world’s top scientists to Britain after Brexit. The “shake-up” of immigration rules is aimed at encouraging elite researchers and specialists in science, engineering and technology to immigrate, the premier’s Downing…

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Declare State Of Emergency In South West – Prof Soyinka On Insecurity

The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday expressed concerns over the spate of insecurity in the South-Western part of the country. The literary icon and renowned playwright said there was the need for urgent action to be taken by stakeholders to address the issue. He stated this while speaking with journalists at the Fagunwa…

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Pastor Adeboye Calls For Prayer Following Abduction Of Five RCCG Pastors

Five pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have been abducted along Ijebu-Ode axis on Thursday, while on their way to the church’s Ministers’ Conference. General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, RCCG’s made the announcement at the Redeemed Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday. He specified that such an occurrence is happening for…

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Mayor Of Mogadishu Dies Of Injuries After Attack At Al-Shabaab

The mayor of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a militant bombing attack on his office last month, the government said on Thursday. Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman died while doctors were treating his wounds at a hospital in Doha, a spokesman for the Somali president’s office said. Six people were killed and…

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EFFC Arraigns Naval Officer and Four Others For Illegal Oil Deal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned a naval officer, Lieutenant Commander Bola Labinjo, and four others for allegedly dealing in petroleum products without lawful authority. Labinjo and her co-defendants were arraigned on two counts before Justice Chuka Obiozor at the Federal High Court in Lagos. The other defendants are Jonathan Abaka, alias…

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