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Benin monarch announces birth of daughter

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, and his wife, Queen Owamagbe, on Monday, announced the birth of their princess one month after.
Supporters will be permitted to attend events in stadiums in England when the national lockdown ends on December 2, says Boris Johnson.

Fans to return to English stadiums from next month

Fans will be able to return to football grounds from December 2 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to confirm new coronavirus measures on Monday.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft expanding in Ireland with 200 new engineer recruits

United States computer and software maker Microsoft is hiring 200 engineers in Ireland and will build a new “engineering hub” to bolster its operations in the country, where it employs 2,500 people.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze: We’ve not chosen Nnia Nwodo’s successor

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it has not yet chosen any candidate to succeed Chief Nnia Nwodo as president-general in the forthcoming election.

Lagos governor appoints new polytechnic rector

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the appointment of a chief lecturer at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Nurudeen Olaleye, as the institution’s 11th rector.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan thanks governors, others on his birthday

The guests, which included his former aides as well as serving and former Governors from both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), prayed for him and thanked him for the good things he has continued to do to promote peace and the image of the country since leaving office.
Charli D’Amelio is the first TikTok creator to hit 100 million followers. She’s the first by some distance, too — only two other creators have cracked 50 million.

Charli D’Amelio hits 100 million TikTok followers

Charli D’Amelio is the first TikTok creator to hit 100 million followers. She’s the first by some distance, too — only two other creators have cracked 50 million. On TikTok, that makes her more than twice as big as Will Smith, three times as big as The Rock, four times as big as Selena Gomez, and five times as big as Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.
A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.

Nigerian doctor in coronavirus vaccine breakthrough

A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.
Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Friday said to her husband, former president Goodluck Jonathan, on his 63rd birthday, that if given the opportunity, she would marry him again and again, because he has been a good man.

I’ll marry you again and again – Patience tells Jonathan

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Friday said to her husband, former president Goodluck Jonathan, on his 63rd birthday, that if given the opportunity, she would marry him again and again, because he has been a good man.
US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
It has been a day of drama at the Lagos State Judicial Panel On Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters.

#EndSARS: Lagos panel watch protest video footage captured by LCC camera

Proceedings at the Lagos State EndSARS panel continued Saturday with the panel Chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd) directing that the CCTV footage of the protest at the Lekki Toll Gate captured by Lekki Concession Company CCTV camera be played for parties to watch.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Governors, ex-ministers, others visit ex-President Jonathan on 63rd birthday

Nigerians from different walks of life visited former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the clarification in a statement made available to the press at the weekend.

Lagos government to clampdown on illegal tank farm operators from next week – official

The Lagos State Government on Friday announced that it would commence Physical Planning enforcement on all Tank Farms illegally operating in the state next week.
Wayne Rooney has made it clear that he wants to take over as Derby County manager on a permanent basis following Philipp Cocu's sacking, with the England icon having been installed as caretaker boss.

Wayne Rooney says English football should follow US example with heading ban

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says children should be banned from heading the ball, following the example of the United States, to reduce the chances of getting dementia later in life.
Japan has said it will approve the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat coronavirus patients on Thursday.

WHO: Remdesivir not okay to treat coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a stunning announcement on Friday said Gilead’s drug remdesivir is no longer recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been impressed with the way Thomas Partey has settled into life at Arsenal both on and off the pitch and claims the midfielder successfully ‘locked down’ Paul Pogba, Fred and Scott McTominay in the side’s win over Manchester United.

Thomas Partey ruled out of Arsenal’s trip to Leeds United with thigh injury

Partey picked up the injury during the Gunners’ last match before the international break – a 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa on November 8 – and he has not recovered in time to travel to Elland Road on Sunday.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

APC NWC admits Governor Umahi, deputy, others

The governor of Ebonyi state and Chairman of the South East governor’s Forum, David Umahi has been officially been admitted as member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) alongside his deputy, Barr. Kelechi Igwe, and some members of the state executive council.
China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday.

New Zealand confirms to purchase five million coronavirus vaccines

The New Zealand government has confirmed an in-principle agreement to purchase up to five million COVID-19 vaccines from Janssen Pharmaceuticals after clinical trials and regulatory approval.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.