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Nadal wins French Open to claim record-equalling 20th Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal has defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in the French Open final to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
The Spanish superstar and world number two beat his Serbian opponent 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday, securing his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros.

He is now tied with Federer, of Switzerland, as the player with the most men’s singles major titles.

#EndSARS protests: Nigeria abolishes loathed federal special police unit

Nigeria has dissolved the special police force at the centre of protests against police brutality.
The government said a special presidential directive had ordered the immediate dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars).

Protests against the squad were sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police.

The demonstrations have intensified despite a crackdown and have spread outside the country.
What does the directive say?

All the officers in the Sars squad - widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder - are to be redeployed, the presidency said, and a new arrangement to replace the squad is being worked on.

Meanwhile, Nigeria's chief of police said an a team of investigators - including civil society organisations and human rights bodies - would be set up to investigate alleged abuses by Sars.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier said he was determined to end police brutality, introduce reforms and bring "erring personnel... to justice".