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Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Court remands Nigerian senator in prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Sen. Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison following Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s refusal to appear for his trial.
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Court remands Senator Ndume in Kuje prison over Abdulrasheed Maina

A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
The Comac C919, China’s first large passenger jet, is made by the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, another firm reportedly on the list of firms to be hit with US trade restrictions [Greg Baker-Pool via Reuters]

Report: US to target 89 Chinese firms with military ties

The Trump administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of goods and technology made in the United States, according to a draft copy of the list seen by Reuters.
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MainOne MDXI data centre gets certification

MDXi, West Africa’s leading commercial data centre provider has received Tier III Certification on the Design Documents of its new Appolonia Data Centre from Uptime Institute, The Global Data Centre Certifying Authority.
Former member representing Igalamela/Odolu State Constituency and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee in Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Sani Makama, on Friday, filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, for nominating Barrister Abdul Wahab Mohammed for the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

SAN: Former Kogi assemblyman sues LPPC over nominee

Former member representing Igalamela/Odolu State Constituency and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee in Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Friday Sani Makama, on Friday, filed a lawsuit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, for nominating Barrister Abdul Wahab Mohammed for the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Oyo CSDA warns public over online recruitment scammers

The Board Chairman, Mr Babatunde Eesuola in a statement issued in Ibadan said the Oyo State Government established Community and Social Development Agency through the State Act of Parliament in 2008 with the responsibility of implementing the World Bank Assisted Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in the interest of the people.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Court revokes Abdulrasheed Maina’s bail, orders his arrest

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the revocation of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s bail.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Court shifts APC’s certificate forgery suit against Governor Obaseki to November 18

Proceedings in the certificate forgery case against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been shifted to November 18, by the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO: Vaccine alone won’t end coronavirus pandemic

The Director General of World Health Organization, WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said yesterday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic.
US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic.

Moderna: Trials show new coronavirus vaccine 94.5% effective

US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic.
Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be “easy”, as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.

Judge rejects Donald Trump’s restrictions on immigration programme

The federal judge in New York ruled that President Donald Trump’s acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was not lawfully serving in his role when he issued the new rules for the DACA program in July.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 180 points or 0.61 percent to 29,217.51 in the opening minutes of trading on Wall Street.

Dow falls 180 points as virus worries eclipse vaccine rally

Wall Street’s main stock indexes were mixed at the open of trading on Thursday as surging COVID-19 infections in the United States and Europe eclipse promising vaccine news that sparked a rally earlier in the week.

Namibia suspends new applications for mineral rights

Namibia will not consider or process new applications for mineral rights for a period of nine months to review the requirements and procedures, an official said on Friday.
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU executive takes legal action against Hungary for new asylum laws

The European Commission on Friday took legal action against Hungary for new asylum rules the country implemented following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
An Abuja High Court yesterday finally declined to join the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Amaju Pinnick: I’m not desperate for CAF presidency

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick says he is not desperate to occupy the office of Confederation of African Footbal (CAF) president.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have agreed to take in an additional 1,500 migrants from the Greek islands after a fire left thousands homeless, German government and coalition sources said.

Germany plans to take in around 1,500 migrants from Greek islands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have agreed to take in an additional 1,500 migrants from the Greek islands after a fire left thousands homeless, German government and coalition sources said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Recruitment: Kaduna police command begins applicants’ screening August 24

The Kaduna State Police Command, on Friday said physical and credentials screening of successful applications into the Nigeria Police Force, would begin on Aug. 24, 2020 in Kaduna.

9mobile launches e-SIM to improve flexible connectivity

Nigeria’s telecoms company, 9mobile, has announced the launch of embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) on its network. eSIM is a software-based digital chip that comes along with a device directly embedded by the manufacturer. eSIM replaces the traditional physical plastic SIM card for compatible devices and brings a whole new spectrum of benefits and possibilities.

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As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe partners N-SRIC to combat snakebite

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that the State Government is ready to partner with the Nigeria Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (N-SRIC) to combat the menace of snakebite in the State.
Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed a new head of Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said as a prominent rights group reported a “massacre” of scores of civilians in the conflict.

Ethiopian rights body says nearly 600 killed in Tigray massacre

At least 600 people were killed in Maikadra in Southwestern Tigray State on the night of 9 November and hundreds more were wounded, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said in a new report on Tuesday.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Northern students give Nigerian government, striking lecturers one-week ultimatum to resolve dispute

The coalition of 19 Northern states presidents of the Students’ Union Government (SUG) has issued a one-week ultimatum to both the Nigerian government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their problem with ASUU or else the students would turn the streets to their classes.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

#EndSARS: Senate seeks 1% VAT to compensate riot-ravaged states

There was an uproar on the floor of the Senate yesterday as senators debated a motion seeking to compensate states wracked by the violence associated with the recent #ENDSARS protests.
US President-elect Joe Biden has introduced veteran diplomats and policymakers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying- “America is back, ready to lead the world.”

Joe Biden unveils cabinet, says America is back

US President-elect Joe Biden has introduced veteran diplomats and policymakers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying: “America is back, ready to lead the world.”