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Republican candidate Donald Trump has selected Ohio senator JD Vance as his running mate in the 2024 US elections. The former president made the announcement on the social media platform, Truth Social, on Monday evening. “After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio,” Trump wrote.

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Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri announced his retirement from international football on Monday after winning 125 caps with the Swiss national team. Midfielder Shaqiri, 32, who now plays with Chicago Fire in the United States, is Switzerland’s second most-capped player after team-mate Granit Xhaka on 130 caps. The former Bayern Munich and Liverpool player made his international debut in March 2010 aged 18. He represented his country at four World Cups and three European Championships.In what turned out to be his last game for the Nati, Shaqiri scored in the penalty shoot-out as England beat Switzerland 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1…

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A Florida judge appointed by Donald Trump has dismissed the criminal case against the former president on charges of mishandling top secret documents, ruling that Special Counsel Jack Smith was unlawfully appointed. The decision is a major victory for Republican presidential candidate Trump, who had been accused of endangering national security after leaving the White House. Federal Judge Aileen Cannon made her ruling after lawyers for the 78-year-old argued for a partial stay of proceedings to allow for an assessment of a Supreme Court ruling that a former president has broad immunity from prosecution. “Former President Trump’s Motion to Dismiss…

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By Kassim Afegbua Dangote, a well known plutocrat was in the news again last week, when he raised an alarm over the unholy activities of the International Oil Companies-IOCs, who according to him, are trying to frustrate the take off of his crude refining company. Since after the fire outbreak at his refinery which was put out, speaking corporeally, Aliko Dangote has remained on fire: visibly troubled, the man is trying to find stability for his refinery so that Nigeria, Africa and the global business environment can enjoy its utility value. Aliko Dangote is not garrulous and would not hug…

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Germany striker Thomas Mueller said Monday he was retiring from international football after a disappointing Euro 2024 in which the host nation were eliminated in the quarter-finals. “After 131 national team games and 45 goals, I am saying goodbye,” Mueller said in a video statement announcing his decision. Mueller, who turns 35 in September, was a key member of the German team that won the 2014 World Cup. The charismatic forward also scored the opening goal in Germany’s unforgettable 7-1 win over the hosts Brazil in the semi final. “When I played my first international match for the German national…

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Nepal’s Khadga Oli was sworn in as Prime Minister, on Monday, after his Communist Party forged a coalition government with the centre-left Nepali Congress, shifting power in the country’s often-volatile parliament. Oli, 72, chief of the second-largest party in the parliament, the Communist Party of Nepal – Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), returns as prime minister for the fourth time. In the Himalayan republic of about 30 million people, overshadowed by giant neighbours India and China, Oli previously trod a fine balance between the rivals, cordial to both but reaching out to Beijing to decrease Nepal’s dependency on New Delhi. “I,…

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US President Joe Biden sought to calm a divided nation Sunday after his rival Donald Trump survived an assassination bid, saying in a rare Oval Office address that it was time to lower the temperature of America’s hostile politics. “It’s time to cool it down. We all have a responsibility to do that,” Biden said in a televised address following the attack in which Republican Trump was injured in the ear and a bystander was killed by gunfire. As the country reeled from images of a bloodied Trump waving his fist after the gunman opened fire at a campaign rally…

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Former US president Donald Trump on Sunday told the New York Post he was “supposed to be dead” after surviving an assassination attempt which he described as a “very surreal experience.” “I’m not supposed to be here, I’m supposed to be dead,” Trump told the New York Post in an interview aboard his plane en route to Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention where he is set to be confirmed as the party’s presidential candidate. It was a “very surreal experience” he said with a white bandage covering his right ear, the paper said. A gunman hit him on Saturday…

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Lautaro Martinez scored an extra-time winner as Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 to win a record 16th Copa America title at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. A poor game which had been marred by security and crowd issues, forcing a 82-minute delay, was decided by a quality finish from Martinez — his fifth goal of the tournament. The win was the third straight major tournament title for Argentine following their 2021 Copa victory and their triumph in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. There were tears before the celebrations though with Argentina captain Lionel Messi going off injured in the 66th…

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By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi A protest is defined as a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. Mayhem is a rowdy and violent disturbance. A riot is a noisy violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd or persons. The inflation that has set in, has brought about the nationwide condemnation of government policies, followed by the slow speed in which counter measures to reduce inflation and cushion the effects of the high cost of living are being implemented. The Nigerian people have lost their patience and a lot are of the opinion that…

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