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Mass Shooting · Port Harcourt

Dozens Killed in Nigerian Church Stampede

40% Center coverage: 49 sources
Many of the victims came to an annual charity program organized by the church. Such events are common in Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. The event was suspended while authorities investigated how the stampede occurred. The stampede involved many people who were seeking assistance, police said.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

Russia shows off Zircon hypersonic cruise missile in test-launch at sea

Coverage: 43 sources
Russia's Defense Ministry said the Russian navy successfully launched a new hypersonic missile from the Barents Sea. The ministry said the recently developed Zircon cruise missile had struck its target about 1,000 kilometers away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of Zir Con, which is set to enter service later this year.See the Story
Europe · Saint-Denis

Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win Champions League final

42% Left coverage: 24 sources
Real Madrid becomes European champion for a record-extending 14th time. Brazil winger Vinícius Júnior scores the only goal of the game in the 59th minute. Liverpool goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saves two late shots from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Crowd issues outside the Stade de France marred the final.See the Story
Africa

Breaking: Tambuwal steps down presidential ambition for Atiku

Aminu Tambuwal, a two-term governor of Sokoto State, has withdrawn from the party's presidential election. He endorsed Atiku Abubakar, as his preferred choice. The withdrawal came after three aspirants withdrew from the race. Peter Obi, Hayatudeen Mohammed and Nwachukwu Anakwenze also withdrew.See the Story

BREAKING: Amb Giwa wins APC's Plateau North senatorial ticket

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has lost his bid to represent the northern senatorial district of the state in the senate. Ayade, also a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had contested against Adams Cecelia and Martin Orim. He polled 52 votes to crash out against Adams who scored 140 while Orim scored 61 votes.See the Story
Muhammadu Buhari

Respect peoples’ choices at the polls Buhari admonishes African leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari says African political leaders must respect the right of citizens to make their choices at elections. The president warned that peoples' right to vote and determine who leads them should not be treated lightly. He acknowledged that the path to democracy in African countries had not been smooth, recalling that he went to the Supreme Court thrice to contest the electoral process.See the Story
Africa · Nigeria

EFCC officials storm venue of PDP National Convention

Employees of the Economy and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) stormed the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention in Abuja. The officers who were in red jackets with the EFCC crested at the back were seen in their numbers walking around and inside the venue.See the Story

Tambuwal withdraws from PDP primary

Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal Saturday night withdrew from the People's Democratic Party's presidential primary. His withdrawal came just 30 minutes after he had mounted the podium to appeal for votes from delegates. He said his decision arose from his belief that the PDP needed to be united to rescue Nigeria.See the Story
Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari: I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody

Nigeria's new President, Muhammadu Buhari, has been sworn in. He says he will work for the betterment of the country. He also pledged to fight against terrorism and climate change. Buharri: "We are not going to give up on the fight against corruption"See the Story

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