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Oil prices rise on OPEC deficit forecast

Oil prices rose on Thursday, recouping some of the previous session’s losses after OPEC forecast a supply deficit next year and the U.S. Federal Reserve said the economic outlook was favorable.
The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

World Bank reduces lending to China

The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

WADA meet with Russia’s sporting fate in their hands

Russia will discover Monday whether they will be banished from sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, for four years when the World Anti-Doping Agency hold a crunch meeting in Lausanne.
A protester holds up his hand, representing the five demands of the anti-government movement, during a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December 8, 2019. REUTERS-Thomas Peter

Hong Kongers mark half year protest anniversary with huge rally

Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city’s pro-Beijing leaders they had a “last chance” to end the political crisis.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 5, 2019, police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in the central district in Hong Kong. – Some of them have lost their jobs, suffered life-changing injuries and even been forced into exile. But six months into Hong Kong’s demonstrations, pro-democracy protesters say they aren’t backing down. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / TO GO WITH HongKong-China-politics-unrest,FOCUS by Su Xinqi and Yan Zhao

Hong Kong protesters vow weekend rally and ‘last chance’ for leader

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city’s pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in violence means public anger is weakening.
The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.

Late Super Eagles star gets burial date

The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.
China has expressed anger over passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that calls for official actions against Beijing over its crackdown on millions of ethnic Muslims.

US House approves bill denouncing China’s crackdown of Uighur Muslims

China has expressed anger over passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that calls for official actions against Beijing over its crackdown on millions of ethnic Muslims.
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea's test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang's action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China criticises US for passing Uighur bill

China has criticised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bill that aims to hold Beijing accountable over alleged violations of human rights against Muslim minorities, including Uighurs.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday a new trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the November 2020 presidential election, with Washington and Beijing stymied in reaching a negotiated end to their two-year trade and tariff conflict.

Donald Trump: US-China trade deal might wait till after 2020 election

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday a new trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the November 2020 presidential election, with Washington and Beijing stymied in reaching a negotiated end to their two-year trade and tariff conflict.
A trade deal between the U.S. and China has stalled because of newly signed U.S. bipartisan legislation supporting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, according to the news website Axios.

China retaliates after US legislation supports Hong Kong pro-democracy movement

A trade deal between the U.S. and China has stalled because of newly signed U.S. bipartisan legislation supporting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, according to the news website Axios.
Facial-recognition technology is spreading in China.

China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.
Pro-democracy protesters hold posters of US President Donald Trump during a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on November 28, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Getty)

Hong Kong protesters say ‘thank you Donald Trump’

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as thousands of protesters flooded into the streets after a rare lull in violence as residents chanted “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”.
Protester holds U.S. flags during a demonstration in Hong Kong, Nov. 28, 2019.

China summons US envoy to ‘strongly protest’ bill on Hong Kong human rights

China summoned the U.S. ambassador in Beijing Thursday to "strongly protest" President Donald Trump's signing of bills on Hong Kong's human rights.
Police in riot gear move through a cloud of smoke as they detain a protester at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Nov. 18, 2019.

Police sweep Hong Kong campus for weapons

Police teams Thursday began clearing a Hong Kong university that was a flashpoint for clashes with anti-government demonstrators, as the government slammed a U.S. move to sign into law bills supporting human rights in the Chinese territory.
Chinese President Xi Jinping | Xinhua

Hong Kong: China threatens retaliation over US law

China on Thursday summoned the US ambassador and threatened retaliation after US President Donald Trump signed legislation supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, just as the world’s top two economies edge towards a trade truce.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari ratifies Beijing Protocol 2010, Montreal Protocol 2014 for aviation

President Muhammadu Buhari has ratified the Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (Hague Convention of 1971) (Beijing Protocol 2010).
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong, China, August 27, 2019. REUTERS-Kai Pfaffenbach-File Photo

Hong Kong leader sticks to her guns after landslide vote

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday pledged not to give in to protester’s demands, even after the city’s pro-democracy camp won a landslide victory in district council elections.
Chairman, China Railway Construction Company (CRCC) and Secretary of Communist Party (China), Mr. Chen Fenjian presenting a souvenir to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during the Governor’s visit to the CRCC Headquarters in Beijing to discuss collaboration on infrastructural development of Lagos State recently.

CRCC: Lagos development will be supported by Chinese community — in pictures

The Chairman of China Railway Construction Company (CRCC), Mr. Chen Fenjian, has assured Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the support of Chinese business community in his effort to sustain the state’s infrastructural development.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA in Kwara arrests 119 drug suspects in six months

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kwara Command, has arrested a total of 119 drug suspects between July and December.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Manchester City players banned from attending Christmas party

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cancelled Christmas for his first-team stars, as they were banned from attending the club’s festive party.
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APC Rally: Edo government insists no rally or gathering must hold

The Edo State Government on Friday insisted that no rally or gathering must hold in line with the government ban on all forms of political rallies, demonstrations, and procession in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House Port Harcourt.

Former President Jonathan: Governor Wike is a courageous politician

He said: “I felicitate with you, your friends and well-wishers as you celebrate your birthday. You are a courageous politician who has remained dedicated to service and impactful leadership to the people of Rivers State and Nigeria at large.”
Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.

Senator Ajoku: Older persons are being raped too

Sen. Eze Ajoku, President, Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Friday said that older persons were also being violated and raped and called for urgent action to curb such nefarious acts.