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Wimbledon : Andy Murray remains World Number 1 as Novak Djokovic retires due to injury

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Former World Number 1, Novak Djokovic retired from his game against Czech Tomas Berdych on Wednesday with an elbow injury during his quarter-final against .

The second seed had lost the opening set and was down a break in the second 7-6(2) 2-0 before he walked to the net and shook his opponent’s hand.

Djokovic said his right elbow had been bothering him for over a year and a half and that he had been feeling pain from the beginning of the tournament.

“The intensity and the level of pain were not decreasing. It was only increasing as the days went by,” he said. “Unfortunately, today was the worst day.

“It’s unfortunate that I had to finish Wimbledon, a grand slam, this way,” he added. “I mean, if someone feels bad about it, it’s me. But, you know, I tried.”

He also said the postponement of his last-16 match against Adrian Mannarino might have played a role.

The match was pushed a day to Tuesday because of the marathon five-setter in which Gilles Muller beat Rafael Nadal on Monday.

“Probably the fact that I played yesterday (Wednesday), kind of days adding up, as I’ve said before, it wasn’t helping at all,” he said.

The retirement is a another blow for the former world number one, who has surrendered his Australian and French Open titles this year and slipped to fourth in the world.

The result means the 31-year-old Berdych has reached the semi-finals for the second year running.

The Czech has also broken a streak of 12 losses against his tormentor-in-chief Djokovic, whom he had previously only beaten twice in 27 matches.

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the residents of the State.

Recall that the Governor had declared curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state following an outbreak of violence in those areas.

However, following the return of relative calm and hardship being suffered by residents of the affected areas, the Governor adjusted the curfew.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: IGP Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

This was announced in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, on Saturday.

“In its place, a 13-hour curfew from 6 pm to 7 am daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.”

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Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland

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Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland

Femi Fani–Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the threat of violence on Igbo indigenes in Yorubaland.

In a video circulating on social media, Grandson Adeyinka, a UK-based Nigerian, called on Igbo indigenes to leave south-west states.

Also Read: Nobel Laureate, Soyinka Denies Video Claim On Igbo, Yoruba

In the video, Adeyinka issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Igbo, warning that those who refuse to leave will be dealt with.

Reacting to the video, the former Minister distanced the Yoruba people from the statement, urging the Igbo people in Lagos to stand firm and stand their ground.

He wrote:

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El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna

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El Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna Metropolis

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Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has declared a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced this is a statement on Saturday.

Although the reason for the restriction was not stated, it follows the looting of warehouses – where COVID-19 palliatives were reportedly stored by the government – by residents.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting Casualties ‘Have Questions To Answer’ — Tinubu

Residents were said to have trooped to Gwari Avenue where they discovered a warehouse and immediately forced it open and carted away food items.

Reacting to the development, the government directed security agencies involved to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating the curfew, and those responsible for the breakdown of law and order as well as looting and destroying properties.

The affected communities include Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South LGA, and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi, and Ungwan Romi of Chikun LGA.

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