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Comedian, TV show anchor Ellen DeGeneres will get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes next year recognizing her 25-year career on U.S. television, organizers said on Monday.

Ellen DeGeneres ends 19 years of TV hosting

Popular American comedian, Ellen DeGeneres, says she will end her talk show after almost two decades.
Ejike Mbaka

Father Mbaka admits taking contractors to President Buhari — video

Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Fr. Ejike Mbaka has admitted that he led three men to President Muhammadu Buhari for contracts during his first term.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kill two officers in south Nigeria in latest attack on police, security

Gunmen have killed two police officers in Nigeria's southern Akwa Ibom state, a spokesperson said, in the latest attack targeting security operatives in the region.
FILE PHOTO: A worker adjusts British and China (R) national flags on display for a signing ceremony at the seventh UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue "Roundtable on Public-Private Partnerships" at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing September 21, 2015. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool

UK parliament declares genocide in China’s Xinjiang; Beijing condemns move

Britain’s parliament called on Wednesday for the government to take action to end what lawmakers described as genocide in China’s Xinjiang region, stepping up pressure on ministers to go further in their criticism of Beijing.
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman who fled war in Tigray region carries a jerrycan of water as she walks at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray; women blame soldiers

The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded.
On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.

UFC president confirms trilogy bout between Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.
Demonstrators from the Dawei Technological University along with others march to protest against the military coup, in Dawei, Myanmar April 9, 2021 in this still image obtained from a video. Courtesy of Dawei Watch/via REUTERS

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi asks court to let her meet lawyers; activists urge New Year...

Myanmar’s detained government leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked a court on Monday to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing via video link to face charges brought by the military junta that could see her jailed for years.
Customers queue outside AbouThai shop, founded by pro-democracy activist Mike Lam, who is facing charges under the city's contentious national security law, in Hong Kong, China April 9, 2021. REUTERS-Jessie Pang

Hong Kong shop founded by pro-democracy activist raided over content labelling

Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they had seized nearly 9,000 Thai cleaning products suspected to have wrong labelling from a shop founded by a pro-democracy activist facing charges under the city’s contentious national security law.

ICPC cautions hospitals, finance directors against budget-padding

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, has condemned the padding of budget by government officials, warning that the Commission won’t tolerate breach of government financial rules and regulations.

My wife is a serial adulterer – man tells court

An artist, Adebowale Ajibade, on Thursday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve his 21-year-old union to his estranged wife, Motunrayo, on alleged serial adultery.
Protesters release red balloons during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 24, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Thousands hold street protests in Myanmar after paralysing strike

Myanmar pro-democracy activists plan to resume street demonstrations on Thursday, a day after a nationwide silent strike saw businesses shut and people stay at home in protest against military rule in the Southeast Asian country.
Protesters take cover behind barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar March 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar activists honk car horns in new protests; neighbours plan diplomacy drive

Motorists honked car horns in Myanmar biggest city on Monday and planted posters in an empty field in fresh protests against last month’s military coup that ended a decade of tentative democratic reform.
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday it was recalling its ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, for urgent talks after Biden said in an ABC interview he thought President Putin was a killer who would “pay a price” for alleged U.S. election meddling - an accusation that Moscow denies.

TASS: Russian envoy to U.S. back in Moscow after Joe Biden calls Vladimir Putin...

Russia’s ambassador to the United States arrived in Moscow on Sunday for discussions on how to address sliding U.S.-Russia relations after U.S. President Joe Biden said he thought Vladimir Putin was a killer, the...
FILE PHOTO- Protesters run away from live rounds in Naypyitaw, Myanmar March 20, 2021, in this still image from a social media video obtained by Reuters.

Myanmar protesters voice defiance as junta reminds of ‘external threats’

Demonstrators in Myanmar maintained their unflinching opposition to military rule on Sunday despite a rising death toll at the hands of security forces as the junta appeared equally determined to resist growing outside pressure to compromise
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) during Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, DC U.S., February 22, 2021. Demetrius Freeman-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

U.S. dispatches senator to Ethiopia over humanitarian crisis, gives additional aid

U.S. President Joe Biden is sending Senator Chris Coons to Ethiopia to meet with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and convey Biden’s “grave concerns” over the humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region, where thousands have died following fighting.
Former Blackwater head Erik Prince

UN: Libya arms embargo ‘totally ineffective’

The arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011 is "totally ineffective," say UN experts in a stark report released on Tuesday which underscores "extensive, blatant" violations by actors including its own member states.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Agric loan: Governor Wike accuses CBN governor of denying Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday accused the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of denying Rivers state access to its agricultural loans.
FILE PHOTO - A police officer stands guard next to fences placed outside the National Palace ahead of expected violence in a Women's Day protest, in Mexico City, Mexico March 5, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Jasso-File Photo

Mexico’s ruling political party ratifies candidate accused of rape

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s MORENA party ratified late on Friday a gubernatorial candidate accused of rape, in a case that has fueled fiery protests and been a source of friction within the ruling party.
FILE PHOTO- Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab looks on as he walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 24, 2021. REUTERS-John Sibley

G7 expresses ‘grave concerns’ over electoral changes in Hong Kong

Foreign ministers in the G7 group of nations including the United States have expressed grave concerns at what they said was China’s decision to fundamentally erode democratic elements of the electoral system in Hong Kong
FILE PHOTO - An anti-coup demonstrator sprays a fire extinguisher as he runs away from a barricade during a protests in Yangon, Myanmar, March 9, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

More protests held in Myanmar as South Korea suspends defence exchanges

Myanmar activists held more rallies against the junta on Friday as South Korea said it would suspend defence exchanges and reconsider development aid to the Southeast Asian nation because of the military’s harsh crackdown on the protests.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Friday discharged and acquitted one Niyi Oyelami charged with defiling a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Witness: Lagos indigenes alerted EFCC on scholarship fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said that Lagos indigenes alerted it about the alleged N127 million fraud at the Lagos State Scholarship Board.
The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph N Ari, said the Fund is battling criminality and other security challenges in the country using skills acquisition.

ITF denies wrongful appointments, marginalization of Muslims

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has decried what it described as orchestrated efforts to malign, impugn and whip up negative sentiments against the agency and its functionaries through outright lies and calculated misinformation.

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

APC: PDP governors’ meeting ‘mere jamboree’

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Monday’s meeting of governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP as a jamboree and a complete waste of time, accusing the state executives of engaging in name calling and abuses.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

PDP governors asks President Buhari to summon Police Council meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has unanimously has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately summon the meeting of the Nigerian Police Council...
Activities in Kaduna State have been paralysed as the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over irregular sacking of civil servants began on Monday.

Kaduna strike: Nigerian governors appeal to NLC to exercise restraint

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to exercise calm and restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State government.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Harry Kane tells Tottenham he wants to leave this summer

The 27-year-old has grown frustrated over the club's inability to compete at the highest level, having seen his side fall out of contention to secure Champions League football for next season.
Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has revealed his struggles with an auto-immune disease, while claiming that when I eventually die, I want to go where I lived, on a football pitch..

Juventus considering Gennaro Gattuso as Andrea Pirlo’s replacement

Juventus are studying the future and are reportedly considering Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso as a possible alternative to replace Andrea Pirlo.

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The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Thailand reports new daily record of nearly 10,000 coronavirus infections

Thailand hit a new daily record with the discovery of nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday.
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha: Nationwide curfew not re-introduced

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee, (PSC) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, has clarified misrepresentation in the briefing of the PSC on Monday.
Popular Israeli actress and model, Gal Gadot, has alleged that Hollywood filmmaker, Joss Whedon, threatened her career on the set of “Justice League.”

Gal Gadot: My ugly Hollywood experience with Joss Whedon

Popular Israeli actress and model, Gal Gadot, has alleged that Hollywood filmmaker, Joss Whedon, threatened her career on the set of “Justice League.”
After launching its Android app a week ago, social audio platform Clubhouse said Sunday it will roll out to more countries in the coming week.

Clubhouse expanding new Android app to more countries

After launching its Android app a week ago, social audio platform Clubhouse said Sunday it will roll out to more countries in the coming week. The Android app will be available in Brazil, Japan, and Russia on Tuesday, India and Nigeria by Friday, and the “rest of the world” throughout the week.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

OPC: Kidnappers making millions of naira in Ogun communities

A frontline Yoruba militia group, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), yesterday indicated that close to N200 million might have been made within two months by armed Fulani herdsmen, who have occupied many Ogun State communities, kidnapping for ransom.