Sports

Infantino abandons plans for a biennial World Cup.

By Sports Correspondent FIFA president Gianni Infantino attempted to distance himself on Thursday from a highly contentious plan to hold the World Cup every two years, claiming that the plan had never been proposed by world football’s governing body. “Let me be clear: FIFA has not proposed a biennial World Cup,” Infantino said on the

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Sports

From next season, the Premier League will have five substitutes.

The Sports Correspondent Premier League clubs agreed to a rule change on Thursday that will allow them to make five substitutions starting in the 2022/23 season. Due to fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic, teams in the English top flight were allowed to make five changes for the final stages of the 2019/20 season.

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Local News

In a trafficking investigation, the SPD seizes guns and drugs.

By Charles Opara After following a suspected Seattle narcotics trafficker to Kent on Tuesday, SPD seized a large quantity of drugs, cash, and two firearms. After months of investigation, SPD investigators arrested and searched the 55-year-old suspect on Tuesday in the 200 block of W Meeker ST Kent, WA. They discovered 890 grams of methamphetamine,

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Editorial

Amnesty International investigates how Nigerian security forces killed 150 Biafra protesters

By Charles Opara Amnesty International (AI) has released a new report detailing how extrajudicial executions and torture by Nigerian security forces, particularly the Nigerian Army, resulted in the deaths of at least 150 Biafra protesters across Nigeria’s south-east. The report, titled “Bullets Were Raining Everywhere”: Deadly Repression of Biafra Activists, was released on Thursday and

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World News

The pilot of an Algerian fighter jet was killed in a crash.

By The Advocate News According to the Algerian defense ministry, an Algerian pilot died when his Russian-made fighter jet crashed during a training flight in the country’s west. The MiG-29 crashed “due to a technical fault, immediately after taking off from Bousfer airbase” in the province of Oran, the company said late Monday. The pilot

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