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Court fixes date for continuation of Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

The Federal High Court Abuja has fixed Jan. 27 for continuation of the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Police officers line up during a protest against what the activists see as excessive police force against protesters during previous demonstrations, near China's Liaison Office, Hong Kong, China July 28, 2019. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong’s rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong’s classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.
“The investigation’s findings currently show that it cannot be ruled out that the perpetrator also wanted to deliberately seek out victims in churches,” Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told a news conference.

Austria tightens security at churches, citing Vienna attack inquiry

Austria is stepping up security at churches in case of copycat attacks after an Islamist gunman killed four people in a rampage earlier this month in which he may have intended to target houses of worship, the interior minister said on Thursday.
A 27-year-old Nigerian born Briton Professional roller-skater, Tinuke Oyediran, has achieved a commendable feat in the United Kingdom after breaking two records at the 2020 Guinness World Records Day.

Nigerian descent breaks two new world records in skating

A 27-year-old Nigerian born Briton Professional roller-skater, Tinuke Oyediran, has achieved a commendable feat in the United Kingdom after breaking two records at the 2020 Guinness World Records Day.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 1, 2017 Gen. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court on in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump in a tweet announced on November 25, 2020, he has pardoned his former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over his Russian contacts. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to FBI over Russia

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he had pardoned Michael Flynn, the former security advisor whose lies about his Russian contacts spurred the troubling investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Nothing new in CNN’s second Lekki incident report

The Federal Government says the CNN is making a desperate attempt to save itself from the errors in its second report on the alleged Lekki Toll Gate shooting.
Donald Trump and retired General Michael Flynn during the 2016 election campaign

Donald Trump pardons aide who lied to FBI over Russia

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he had pardoned Michael Flynn, the former security advisor whose lies about his Russian contacts spurred the troubling investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze is happy with us – Villarreal coach

Following the speculations linking Samuel Chukwueze with a transfer in the summer, Villarreal FC coach Unai Emery has disclosed that the forward will continue his development at the club.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

#EndSARS: Ex-Police commissioner sues Edo panel for reopening murder case

A retired police commissioner Caroline Afegbua has sued the panel investigating police brutality in Edo state after it dismissed her objection to a petition filed by the family of late Ibrahim Momodu, alleged to have been by police last year.

Gunmen storm Yola community, kidnap police officer’s wife, son

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers reportedly stormed Yolde Pate community in Yola South local government area of Adamawa State, and whisked away the wife and son of a police officer (names withheld) just as a local vigilante member barely escaped.
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.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal: Restructuring can only work with National Assembly

The current effort at the restructuring of the country can only succeed if it is routed through the National Assembly, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has affirmed.

Lagos government auctions 44 vehicles for driving against traffic

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences has auctioned 44 vehicles for driving against traffic (one-way) in various parts of the state.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigeria petitions CNN over #EndSARS report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident.
Folarin Balogun is delighted to make his Arsenal debut in the Gunners Europa League win over Dundalk on Thursday night.

Arsenal keen to keep Folarin Balogun amid Southampton, Brighton interest

Arsenal are making a new attempt to open contract talks with teenage star Folarin Balogun.
The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

INEC: Suit against Mahmoud Yakubu’s nomination reckless ― ZLP

The national working committee of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) at the weekend disclosed its move to be joined in the suit, challenging the nomination of erstwhile national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a fresh term of five years.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#EndSARS: Akwa Ibom government lifts curfew

The Akwa Ibom State government has lifted the curfew imposed on the state in the wake violent protests, saying the discontinuation directive is to take immediate effect.

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Afenifere calls for implementation of 2014 Confab report

Rising from its monthly meeting held at the country home of its national leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the Group opposed the proposed rail line and an N30bn highway to connect the Niger Republic with Nigeria.
The House of Representatives Tuesday rebuffed a raise in prices of StarTimes satellite TV bouquet.

StarTimes GO partners tech brands on Black Friday sales

StarTimes GO, an e-shopping channel on pay-TV platform StarTimes, has partnered top retail and tech brands on Black Friday Sales on November 27.
ROME, ITALY - AUGUST 25: Health workers wait for passengers arriving from high-risk countries to carry out rapid antigenic tests for Covid-19 at a testing station set up inside Leonardo Da Vinci airport, on August 25, 2020 in Fiumicino, Rome, Italy. The region has introduced mandatory COVID-19 tests for anyone arriving from Croatia, Greece, Spain and Malta to avoid a spike of new cases. | Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

Rome airport to allow passengers from the US to skip quarantine

Rome’s Fiumicino airport plans to welcome passengers from the US without requiring them to quarantine, as long as they test negative for the novel coronavirus multiple times. Fiumicino says it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the “COVID-tested flights,” creating what it calls “safe air corridors” between Italy and the US.
Romania’s old-growth forests are vast ancient woodlands that straddle the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. They have survived unchanged since the end of the ice age. But now these extraordinary forests are disappearing at an alarming rate and once gone, they can never be fully restored.

‘Timber Mafia’ threatens the future of Romania’s ancient forests

Romania’s old-growth forests are vast ancient woodlands that straddle the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. They have survived unchanged since the end of the ice age. But now these extraordinary forests are disappearing at an alarming rate and once gone, they can never be fully restored.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

No PIB, no further investments in oil and gas – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, has warned that without the passage into law of the Petroleum Industry Bill, 2020, there would not be further foreign investments in the oil and gas industry.