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Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu at 65, by Ibrahim Sheme

On this day, April 25, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, clocked 65 years.

Putin warns West against crossing ‘red line’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned Western powers not to interfere with the country’s internal affairs.

COVID-19: 2 Poland players test positive ahead of England match

Two Poland players have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against England, Polish football association spokesman, Jakub Kwiatkowski, has said.

US President Biden invites Buhari, 39 other leaders to climate summit

The United States President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a Leaders Summit on Climate holding between April 22 and 23. Mr Biden...

COVID-19: Poland reports nearly 30,000 daily infections

Poland reported 29,978 new daily coronavirus, COVID-19, infections on Wednesday, higher than at any time during the pandemic, data from the Health Ministry showed.

U.S. is world’s top arms supplier, Saudi Arabia top importer – Research

More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the U.S., underscoring its role as the world’s top weapons seller, a Swedish-based research institute said on Monday.

EU to impose sanctions on Russians over Navalny’s jailing

European Union, EU, envoys have approved sanctions of travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March for the jailing of Putin’s critic, Alexei Navalny.

6 people arrested in UK over modern slavery crimes – Police

Six people aged between 30 and 55 were arrested on Tuesday for modern slavery offences.

Lewandowski brace steers Bayern Munich into Club World Cup final

European champions Bayern Munich have cruised into the Club World Cup final where they will face Mexican side Tigres UANL.

GDP: IMF ranks Nigeria 1st in Africa, 26th in the world

Nigeria stands as the number one country in Africa in the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2020 World Economic Outlook’s ratings of countries. Using countries’ GDPs,...

Poland plans new $9bn aid package for firms hit by virus

Poland plans to inaugurate a 35-billion-zloty (9.5 billion dollars) aid package for firms which suffered due to the partial lockdown prompted by the most recent wave of the pandemic, an official said.

Turkey qualify for Euro 2020 with draw against Iceland, France also secure spot

Turkey qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a goalless draw in a Group H against Iceland on Thursday, with the result also ensuring France a place in the championships.

Poland arrests 2 Huawei workers over spying allegations

Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a Polish national involved in cyber business on allegations of spying, Polish media reported on...

In Poland, President Buhari dismisses “Jubril from Sudan” cloning tale

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed as wicked the cloning allegation against him, saying ‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my...

Buhari leaves for Poland

President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja on Saturday for Poland to attend the 24th session of the Climate Change Conference known as the Parties (COP24). Femi...

Netanyahu defends controversial deal on Polish Holocaust law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended a controversial deal on a Polish Holocaust law, but hinted he could take further action after...

No plans to change fair play rule, says FIFA

FIFA said it had no plans to change its fair play criteria that allowed Japan to qualify for the last 16 of the World...

Colombia shine with return of talisman Rodriguez

After stumbling in their opening World Cup defeat by Japan, Colombia were back to their salsa-dancing best on Sunday with a 3-0 rout of Poland after talisman James Rodriguez made a stunning return to the starting lineup.

FIFA goes tough, fines Poland, investigates Argentina, Croatia

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Sunday in Moscow said it has sanctioned the Polish Football Association with a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and...

Lewandowski frustrated in Poland World Cup loss

Prolific Poland striker Robert Lewandowski's World Cup campaign opened in frustrating fashion Tuesday as Senegal starved him of possession as they claimed a 2-1...

Senegal beat Poland for first African win at 2018 World Cup

Senegal recorded the first African win at the 2018 World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek...

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