Nigeria suspends anti-graft chief, attorney general’s office says

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has suspended its anti-corruption chief pending the conclusion of investigations, the attorney general’s office said on Friday, without elaborating. Ibrahim Magu has been appearing before a presidential panel reviewing activities of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the agency said on Monday. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension…

Africa’s week in pictures: 3-9 July 2020

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond: Image copyright AFP Image caption Young dancers stretch during rehearsals in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday…. Image copyright AFP Image caption Olamide Olawale is one 12 pupils at the Leap of Dance Academy, started by David Ajala, which provides lessons for free. Image…

England v West Indies

Jermaine Blackwood “falls for the oldest trick in the book” as he attacks a slower and wider delivery from Dom Bess and picks out James Anderson at mid off on day three of the first Test at the Ageas Rose Bowl.FOLLOW: England v West Indies – clips, radio & text WATCH MORE: Stokes catches Hope…

Coronavirus: UK decision on EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme due

Image copyright Getty Images The UK government will confirm later whether it will join the EU vaccine scheme, Number 10 says, amid reports it will opt out.A spokesman said the scheme “would have to work for the UK” and decisions were taken “in the national interest”.It comes after the Telegraph reported ministers rejected the chance…

Three charged after care home ‘mistreatment’ probe

Image copyright Google Image caption Springvale care home in Lennoxtown was the subject of an investigation Three people have been charged following an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of residents at a Scottish care home. The probe centred on Springvale Care Home in Lennoxtown, but it is understood it was not directly related to the…

Noelle Maritz: Arsenal Women sign Wolfsburg’s Switzerland defender

Noelle Maritz helped Wolfsburg win the Women’s Champions League in 2014Arsenal Women have signed Switzerland international defender Noelle Maritz from German club Wolfsburg on an undisclosed-length contract.The 24-year-old had been with the German champions since 2013, helping them to five consecutive league titles.She has earned 74 senior caps and joins fellow Swiss stars Lia Walti…

Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe testing of 78 mobile floodgates was hailed as a successFor the first time a system of 78 mobile floodgates has been tested in Venice, after years beset by delays and corruption.The 1.5km (one-mile) Mose system of yellow dams was a “powerful project that has taken years…