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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, the highest single day rise since the index case was confirmed on Feb. 27, 2020.

NCDC calls for private laboratories’ support on coronavirus testing

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday called on the private-owned laboratories in Nigeria to support the country’s testing capacity for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief seeks audit of APC national secretariat, strengthening bureaucracy

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman, has recommended the immediate audit of the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as a way of strengthening its bureaucracy to contribute to national development.
Czech Republic second division club FK Dukla Praha are delighted to secure the signing of Super Eagles attacker Sunday Faleye.

Czech Republic side FK Dukla Praha sign Sunday Faleye

Faleye signed a three-year contract with the club on Thursday, following the expiration of his contract with Austrian second division side FC Wacker Innsbruck.
Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock campaigning in Atlanta. Both defeated their Republican opponents, assuring that the balance of power in the Senate will shift.

Democrats capture US Senate as Jon Ossoff defeats David Perdue

Democrats captured control of the Senate on Wednesday with a pair of historic victories in Georgia’s runoff elections, assuring slim majorities in both chambers of Congress for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and delivering an emphatic, final rebuke to President Trump in his last days in office.
Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has alleged that he cannot be tamed, as the ageless Milan forward insists he is doing better than Benjamin Button, the fictional character of Hollywood fame.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I always want more

Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has alleged that he cannot be tamed, as the ageless Milan forward insists he is doing better than Benjamin Button, the fictional character of Hollywood fame.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Excitement as Nigerian government reopens land borders

Many business players expressed relief and excitement yesterday as the federal government announced the immediate reopening of four of the land borders, shut about 15 months ago, with a promise to reopen others before December 31.
As investors’ confidence is gradually returning to the Nigerian capital market despite the lull in economic activities, the United Capital Plc, leading fund manager in Nigeria has recorded another landmark with the launching of the nation’s first designated mutual fund for N1.0 billion Sukuk Fund.

United Capital deepens alternative finance with N1 billion maiden Sukuk fund

As investors’ confidence is gradually returning to the Nigerian capital market despite the lull in economic activities, the United Capital Plc, leading fund manager in Nigeria has recorded another landmark with the launching of the nation’s first designated mutual fund for N1.0 billion Sukuk Fund.

NAS: Corruption existential threat to Nigeria

The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje, who stated this in a press statement titled ‘Rekindling Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption: Options for Fresh Strategy’ on the occasion of the International Anti-Corruption Day has therefore listed measures to be taken by the Federal Government if it is serious to tackle corruption in the country.
33. Nigeria’s minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has called on investors in the information and communication technology sector to invest in the country’s digital economy.

GITEX: Minister woos investors for Nigeria’s digital economy sector

Nigeria’s minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has called on investors in the information and communication technology sector to invest in the country’s digital economy.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Governor Umahi an asset to the nation – Northeast group

The defection of Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi is still generating heat in the southeast. Vituperative utterances between Umahi and Anyim after the defection is not going down well in some quarters. Consequently, Governor Umahi has continued to vent his spleen on perceived opponents by sacking their people in his government.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Nigerian government plans to lift five million nationals out of poverty – minister

Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, says that the Federal Government plans to lift five million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years.
Pathfinder International has urged Federal Government to decentralise her policies on implementation of Family Planning (FP) measures, considering the country’s cultural and religious diversity.

Nigerian government urged to decentralise family planning policies

Pathfinder International has urged Federal Government to decentralise her policies on implementation of Family Planning (FP) measures, considering the country’s cultural and religious diversity.
L-R: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Mr. Harry van Dijk, at the handover of the repatriated Ife Terracotta by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Minister of Information and Culture in Abuja on Thursday.

Nigerian government receives repatriated 600-year-old Ife Tarrecotta

The Nigerian Government on Thursday has formally received the 600-year-old Ife Terracotta which was smuggled from the country through Ghana to The Netherlands in 2019 with a forged document.
He Zhenwei, the secretary general of the China Overseas Development Association (CODA), disclosed this in an interview with Sputnik.

China-Russia trade to exceed $100 billion in 2020 in spite of coronavirus – official

The trade between China and Russia will surpass 100 billion dollars by the end of the year, in spite of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a top-ranking Chinese official.
The United States has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Open Skies, an agreement that sought to foster trust by allowing the 34 participating nations to observe one another’s militaries through unarmed flyovers.

United States formally withdraws from Treaty on Open Skies

The United States has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Open Skies, an agreement that sought to foster trust by allowing the 34 participating nations to observe one another’s militaries through unarmed flyovers.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Lagos lawyers urge judiciary to embrace online data storage

Some lawyers in Lagos on Friday urged the judiciary to completely move away from paper documentation and fully embrace online data storage.
The Chinese embassy in Burkina Faso on Monday presented a mechanism for exempting 97 per cent of products of Burkinabe origin from customs duties, in order to “boost trade cooperation” by increasing the volume of exports to its market.

China exempts 97 per cent of Burkinabe products from customs duties

The Chinese embassy in Burkina Faso on Monday presented a mechanism for exempting 97 per cent of products of Burkinabe origin from customs duties, in order to “boost trade cooperation” by increasing the volume of exports to its market, according to official sources.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA vows to sanction erring boatoperators, to enforce rights of way

Against the backdrop of recent boat mishaps that claimed many lives in Lagos , Benue and Niger states, the Management of National Inland Waterways Authority NIWA has warned boat operators across the country to adhere strictly to safety guidelines and Protocols or be prepared to face sanctions as provided by the law.

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Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

NDLEA chair: Over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lamented the rate of drug abuse in the country.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Mo Salah: I want to stay at Liverpool as long as I can

The Egypt international, the Premier League's top scorer this season with 13 goals, has a contract until the summer of 2023 and has said he wants to stay and continue to break records with the Reds.

Telegram says it ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US last...

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An FBI warrant logged Jan. 17 identifies Riley June Williams, shown in an undated driver's license photo, as the Pennsylvania resident accused of unlawfully breaching the U.S. Capitol and directing people to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.

FBI: Capitol rioter hoped to sell Nancy Pelosi laptop to Russia

A young woman identified as having taken part in the storming of the US Capitol reportedly stole a laptop belonging to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi and hoped to sell it to a Russian spy agency, according to an FBI criminal complaint.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

2023: Why we are forming new political movement – Senator Okorocha

Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said himself and other progressive-minded politicians were perfecting the plan as a result of the silent agitations and complaints across the country against the current state of the nation.