Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said it is deploying about 500 personnel to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, ahead of this weekend’s Afcon 2019 between Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has confirmed registration of five new political parties for the country.
The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA has banned all irrelevant government agencies from operating at the seaports. NPA’s Managing Director, Hadiza Usman, who issued the order, said it was in line with the executive order by the Federal Government.
South Korea is suspending the deployment of a controversial missile defence system while the government examines its environmental impact.
The bill to establish the South East Development Commission, sponsored by Senators Stella Oduah and Samuel Anyanwu, has passed second reading in the Senate.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open following a straight-set defeat by Dominic Thiem. The Serbian second seed was second best throughout to powerful-hitting Thiem, losing 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Paris.
This is the Austrian’s sixth seed’s first victory over Djokovic and he will now play Rafael Nadal in the last four.
Nadal reached the semi-finals after fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew from their match with an abdominal injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0.
Fourth seed Nadal is aiming to win a record 10th title at Roland Garros having become just the fifth man to reach 10 semi-finals at a single Grand Slam in the Open era.
The Senate has confirmed the nomination of 82-year-old retired judge, Sylvanus Nsofor as an ambassador, after he was initially rejected in March.