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President Muhammadu Buhari was in Bauchi, capital of Bauchi state, to commiserate with the government and people of the state over a storm that wrecked havoc across the state on Saturday. President Buhari is in Bauchi to sympathise with the government and people of the state over the recent tragic incidents that occurred in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, for his travails after the election.

The president gave the apology in Abuja on Tuesday after conferring the title, Grand Commander Of the Federal Republic on Abiola.

“We cannot rewind the past but we can at least assuage our feelings, recognise that a wrong has been committed and resolve to stand firm now and ease the future for the sanctity of free elections,” he said.

Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has declared that more names will be announced later for national honours for their role in the struggle for democracy.

The SGF made the announcement Tuesday, in his opening remarks at the investiture of national honours on late MKO Abiola, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

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 Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is inching closer to the conclusion of agreements in favour of its trade strategies which will allow for stability in the crude oil markets. OPED is meeting in Vienna together with non-OPEC oil producers to discuss output policy while easing the opposition of Iran and Saudi Arabia in this regard.

The highest socio-cultural organization in the South-East, Ohaneze Ndigbo has hailed the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the case between Innoson Group of Companies and Guaranty Trust Bank, NAN reports. The group in a statement issued on Monday by Chief Emeka Attamah, Media Adviser to its President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo said that by the judgment, the apex court refused to be used in an ethnic warfare to thwart Innoson of a judicial victory at the Court of Appeal.

Bitcoin Headed For Big Breakout, Tom Lee Stands Firmly On Prediction

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Managing partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors still isn't ruling out his end-of-year Bitcoin price prediction of $25,000.

Earlier in the year, Lee declared that Bitcoin would reach $20,000 by the middle of the year before ending 2018 on a high note by setting a new record high. With the first half of the prediction looking unattainable, the Fundstrat analyst is refusing to back down.

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.

In an effort to mitigate the abuse of children and aid those who have been abused In a bid to tackle abuse of children and aid those who have been abused get help, the Jose Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has developed a mobile application for children.

The Country Representative of the Foundation, Mrs Eunice Pius made this known at workshop titled “Elimination of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Nigeria” organised by the foundation in Abuja.

Mrs Pius disclosed that the application, “CSE App” enables children who are sexually exploited report and get assistance.

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Forza Horizon 4 — the imaginatively named sequel to 2016’s Forza Horizon 3 — has officially been announced for both the Xbox One and PC onstage at Microsoft’s E3 presentation. In keeping with the tick-tock cadence of the mainstream, ultra-realistic Forza Motorsport titles and the more laid-back Forza Horizon series, Forza Horizon 4 is an arcade racer.

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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.

Former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira, world and European champion with Les Bleus, has taken the reins at top flight Nice, the French club said Monday. Vieira, 41, arrives after a stint at MLS outfit New York City FC. He has signed a three-year contract and replaces Lucien Favre who is moving to Borussia Dortmund.

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.

Nigerian Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the 2018 PEN Pinter prize. She will receive the award at a public ceremony at the British Library in October, where she will deliver an address.

She was hailed by Harold Pinter’s widow, the biographer Antonia Fraser, as a writer who embodies “those qualities of courage and outspokenness which Harold much admired”.

Adichie was chosen by this year’s judges: president of English PEN Philippe Sands; Antonia Fraser, historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter; writer and critic Alex Clark; poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams; and Maureen Freely, chair of judges and trustees for English PEN.

Beyonce and Jay-Z kicked off their highly anticipated “On The Run II” tour on June 6 in Cardiff, Wales, and even before it started, we knew it was going to be a spectacle. Obviously, it features two of the planet’s biggest performers together on stage, so of course the show is going to have top-tier production value.

More so, love seems to be an overarching theme for the Carters' joint tour, considering the romantic moments from their marriage and rather sweet family footage that have appeared onscreen during their shows, accompanied by messages like, "This is real love" and "Love is universal."

Mozambique's government has been shaken by beheadings and other deadly attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in a northeastern region touted internationally for its offshore reserves of natural gas. Since last month, men with machetes have spread terror in several villages in Cabo Delgado province on the border with Tanzania, beheading 10 people in one attack, hacking others to death and burning vehicles and homes.

A U.S. military F15 fighter jet crashed in waters off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, where the bulk of U.S. forces in Japan are based, during a routine training mission on Monday, U.S. Forces Japan said in a statement. The pilot, the only person in the aircraft, ejected successfully and was recovered by search and rescue crews, the statement said. A board of officers would investigate the incident, it said.

New Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, have denied permission for a rescue ship conveying about 629 migrants to dock, thereby leaving them stranded.

The migrants, who are mostly children, were picked up in six different rescue operations off Libya's coast, BBC reports.

The leader of the right-wing League party, had promised during Italy's recent general election to take tougher measures concerning migration.

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