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Lukaku secures another win for Man United

… as 'dressing room is bouncing'

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits the Manchester United “dressing room is bouncing” after seeing a Romelu Lukaku brace secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Southampton.

Court declares detention, deportation of Cameroonian refugees illegal

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared illegal the arrest and detention of 12 persons (Mr Sisiku Ayuk Tabe & 11 others) by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno.

Justice Anwuli Chikere awarded N5m as damages to each of them.

The court also declared as unconstitutional the deportations of the 12 detainees and another 35 others from Nigeria to Cameroon on January 26, 2019.

Rolls-Royce pulls out of race to power future Boeing plane

Rolls-Royce no longer wishes to be a candidate to make the engine for a new midsize passenger jet proposed by US planemaker Boeing, the troubled British group said Thursday.

Rolls gave the update alongside news that it had dived into a net loss last year as its Trent engines were hit by costly repairs and a decision by Boeing's European rival Airbus to stop making the A380 jumbo.

Boeing lands huge British Airways order, after Airbus ends A380

British Airways announced a multi-billion dollar order for up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets on Thursday, just two weeks after Airbus said it would no longer make its A380 superjumbo.

BA-parent IAG said its British carrier would purchase 18 777-9 planes made by the US giant, while an option for a further 24 of the aircraft could bring the total cost to $18.6 billion (16.3 billion euros) at list prices, before the usual heavy discounts are factored in.

Kenyan musician, Chris Kantai, is dead

Popular musician Chris Kantai alias Kantai passed away on Wednesday morning after experiencing breathing complications as narrated by a family member on Citizen TV.
The rapper passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Kasarani, where he was taken two days ago aged 42 years.
He was well known in the Kenyan HipHop industry as one of the best Kenyan rappers in time, among other top rappers like Abbas Kubaff, Mashifta, Bamboo and many more.

Boeing unveils unmanned combat jet developed in Australia

Boeing Co on Wednesday unveiled an unmanned, fighter-like jet developed in Australia and designed to fly alongside crewed aircraft in combat for a fraction of the cost.
The U.S. manufacturer hopes to sell the multi-role aircraft, which is 38 feet long (11.6 meters) and has a 2,000 nautical mile (3,704 kilometer) range, to customers around the world, modifying it as requested.

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate's apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior.

The announcement Saturday, delivered in uncharacteristically blunt language for the Vatican, meant that the 88-year-old McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., becomes the highest-ranking churchman and the first cardinal to be punished by dismissal from the clerical state, or laicization.

Cardinal expects 'significant progress' at sex abuse summit

The U.S. archbishop helping to organize next week's summit of the world's bishops at the Vatican on sexual abuse by clergy said Thursday he expects to make "significant progress" in responding to the scandal that's riven the church, and that lay Catholics will help to hold the hierarchy accountable.

At Colombia border, Venezuelans hunger for aid

Yajaira Gonzalez cries as she gathers with hundreds of other Venezuelans across the Colombian border from her homeland.

A 64-year-old with greying hair, she used to back the socialist regime in her native Venezuela -- until her country's economic meltdown forced her to flee.

Now she is begging Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to let through foreign humanitarian aid -- food, medicine and personal hygiene gear -- to her desperate compatriots back home.

Boko Haram kill six in South-East Niger

By AFP

Boko Haram islamists have shot dead six people in a village in south Niger, near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

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