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The current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has refuted claims that he was at Abeokuta on October 11, 2018, to endorse Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for 2019 general elections.

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe says despite growing alignments and realignments, all political parties put together cannot defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

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Dr. Junaidu Mohammed says there is nothing wrong with the recent travel ban placed on some high profile Nigerians facing corruption charges by President Muhammadu Buhari. He stressed that only those whose hands are not clean would be disturbed by such a ban. He called on those disenchanted with the ban to approach the court.

Scientists from the University of Toledo were completely surprised to discover a previously unknown structure in the human sperm, since sperm cells are well-studied.

The new study, which was published online June 7 in the journal Nature Communications also found that the new structure could contribute to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects.

However, the positive thing here is that once the researchers understand this structure better, it may assist them develop new therapies for male infertility and learn more about early human embryonic development.

A statement by the Adamawa State Ministry of Health on Monday, has confirmed 19 new cases of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas (LGAs) respectively.

The Information Officer of the ministry, Mohammed Abubakar, said that 16 of the new cases were recorded in Mubi South LGA, while the other three happened in Mubi North.

Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease that has plagued Nigerians since time immemorial. Usually, when one gets infected, anti-malaria pills are prescribed or in more severe cases, patients are treated with an oil-based intramuscular injection. While those methods have proven effective, there are also natural, tamer routes to wellness.

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has thrown his weight behind the refusal by President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the African Free Trade Agreement, (AFCTA).  His position is coming barely a day after former President Olusegun Obasanjo, berated President Buhari over his refusal to sign the Agreement.

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma says Nigeria's current debt profile is not as risky as some economists want Nigerians to believe, as there was still room for the country to borrow more. He explained that the country has one of the lowest debt levels among other African countries.

Nigeria's Economy Safe Under President Buhari – Sen. Udoma

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The Minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udo Udoma has assured Nigerians that the nation's economy was safe under President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that the positive trends recorded in the country’s economic indicators since the launch of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) indicated that the plan was working.

John Terry, Retires From Football

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John Terry, England defender and former Chelsea captain, has announced his retirement from football.  The long-serving Chelsea defender, who captained the Blues to a Champions League win in 2012, made his decision known on yesterday.

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Ten people on a river cruise were killed when their boat collided with a tugboat late on Monday in the Russian city of Volgograd, which is hosting matches in the soccer World Cup, local officials and Russian media said.

Emergencies services received notification at around 22:00 (20:00 GMT+1) on Monday evening that the vessels had collided on the Volga river, about 1 km from the riverbank.

There were a total of 16 people on board the pleasure craft when the collision happened, all of them Russian citizens, Russia’s RIA news agency cited the local administration as saying.

Two members of the 2015 AfroBasket-winning squad Alade Aminu and Olaseni Lawal have returned to D’Tigers ahead of this month’s 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Lagos. Both players, who last featured for D’Tigers at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, were recalled by coach Alex Nwora for the games against Mali, Rwanda and Uganda, which hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos from June 29.

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Earth Tremor Hits Abuja, FEMA Calls For Calm

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Residents of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, particularly those around Maitama, Gwarinpa, Mpape were roused to an unprecedented earth shaking that left many confused on Thursday night and Friday morning.

Many residents while sharing their experiences expressed shock stating that they had never had such unusual forceful shaking of their homes and shops from a natural disaster since they began living in Abuja.

Settlement with the United State Commerce Department that would allow China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker to resume business with U.S. suppliers was made public on Monday, days after the company agreed to pay a $1 billion fine, overhaul its leadership and meet other conditions.

But the ban on buying U.S. parts, compulsory by the department in April, will not be lifted until the company pays the fine and places $400 million more in escrow in a U.S.-approved bank, the agency said.

ZTE (0763.HK) did not immediately react to requests for comment on Monday.

The entire nation and Nigerian entertainment icons have continued to pour in their condolences across all social media platforms to singer Dbanj and his wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow, for the irreparable loss they suffered after their son lost his life. Daniel Oyebanjo III who turned one-year-old last May is said to have drowned at Dbanj's Ikoyi residence Sunday afternoon.

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer Awarded 2018 Nobel in Economics

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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded on to the duo of American economists William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer for designing model that address issues such as the "long-term sustainable growth in the global economy and the welfare of the world's population," the award's committee said in a statement.