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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Suspected bandits behead court staff in Kogi

It was a tale of horror and anguish in Bagana, Omala Local Government Area of kogi state as a court staff was beheaded on his farm in the early hours of Monday, November 30, 2020.

NASU laments delay in conclusion of negotiations with Nigerian government

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Universities has expressed worry over the delay in the conclusion of renegotiations between the federal government and unions in tertiary institutions.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai: Why some people, groups are scared of restructuring

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said some people are scared that restructuring would affect their political viability.

Bauchi community records 47 snake bites in 7 months

Mr Adamu Suleiman, Secretary, Duguri Ward Development Committee (WDC), in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State says the community witnessed about 42 snake bites from May to November 2020.
Claudia Faviola Gonzales, a three-year-old girl, eats a tortilla with salt at her home, in La Palmilla, Guatemala October 7, 2020. REUTERS-Josue Decavele

Storms, coronavirus, drought spread hunger to millions in Central America

The back-to-back hurricanes destroyed a small patch of corn that helped Tomasa Mendoza feed her five children in a tiny hamlet nestled in the impoverished mountains of eastern Guatemala.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: How police officers shot my son dead in my presence – woman

The National Human Rights Commission panel investigating allegations of human rights violations against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) heard on Tuesday in Abuja how policemen in Rivers killed a young man in the presence of his mother.
Former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, is dead.

Former NCAA chief Muhtar Usman passes on

Former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, is dead.

Three killed as cultists battle over supremacy in Delta

Residents of Sapele in Sapele local government area of Delta State have raised alarm over the incessant deaths in the community due to cult-related cases, after a 26-year-old, Aghogho Destiny was gun down last night, at the Mission Road area of the town, the third in two days.
Pfizer and BioNTech are submitting an emergency authorisation request in the US which could allow its coronavirus vaccine to be used to treat high-risk populations in the country by mid-December.

EU regulator to decide on Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine approval

Europe’s medicines regulator said Tuesday it would decide by December 29 whether to grant emergency approval to a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Germany’s BioNTech and its US partner Pfizer, ahead of a rival treatment from Moderna.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry- WANA (West Asia News Agency)-Handout via REUTERS

Iranian MPs seek hardening of nuclear stance after scientist killed

A bill requiring Iran’s government to step up uranium enrichment closer to the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and ignore other restraints on its nuclear programme agreed with major powers, cleared its first hurdle in parliament on Tuesday.

‘Electronic voting, best option for credible polls’

According to him, “The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu deserves to be commended for stepping aside and handing over to an acting chairman in anticipation of his confirmation by the Senate. Professor Yakubu has indeed by that singular act proved to be a man of honour who has total respect for the laws of the land. It is difficult to see a government appointee act in such honourable manner – stepping down on his own volition from an office he has been reappointed, to await legislative endorsement as required by law. We have seen cases where appointees whose appointment by law requires Senate confirmation will stubbornly remain in office even when such approval was yet to be granted by the Red Chamber. For instance, you will recall how the embattled immediate past Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, obstinately remained in office for over four years despite several rejections of his appointment by the Senate.
Nepal’s army is responsible for managing the bodies of coronavirus victims across the nation [Navesh Chitrakar-Reuters]

Nepal’s female soldiers break taboos to tackle coronavirus crisis

Four female soldiers in protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the Pashupati crematorium in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and hand it over to crematory workers – a scene unimaginable in the conservative country in recent years.
France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match on Wednesday when Juventus host Dinamo Kiev in Turin, European football's governing body UEFA confirmed.

France’s Stephanie Frappart to become first woman to referee men’s Champions League game

France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match on Wednesday when Juventus host Dinamo Kiev in Turin, European football's governing body UEFA confirmed.

Investors told to harness agricultural potentials of Urhobo land

Prominent Urhobo leaders have called on investors to harness the huge agricultural potentials in Urhobo land to create employment and reduce the level of poverty among the people of the ethnic nationality.

Manchester City’s Ederson calls for concussion subs

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson called for the introduction of concussion substitutes to football following the clash of heads between Raul Jimenez and David Luiz that left the former with a fractured skull.

Coronavirus funds: SERAP, HRC win round one of suit against CBN governor

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday approved a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Heda Resource Centre against Godwin Emefiele.
Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has said that Uruguayan star, Edinson Cavani, has proved him wrong.

FA English looks into Edinson Cavani’s racially insensitive social media post

The Football Association is looking into a social media post from Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, which contained a Spanish term which can be interpreted as offensive.
A picture of Diego Molina holding the body and giving a thumbs up went around the world.

Funeral worker who posed with Maradona’s body hands himself in to police

A funeral parlour worker who caused outrage by posing next to football legend Diego Maradona’s body handed himself into cops — after rumours spread that he had been murdered.

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Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS closes tax waiver window December 31 – chairman

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said on Wednesday that the window of opportunity for “waivers of penalties and interest on outstanding taxes arising from desk examinations, audit exercises, investigations or all other forms of tax assessment” will close on December 31, 2020.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government makes U-turn, says vehicle owners to pay for autogas conversion

Justice Derefaka, technical adviser on gas business and policy implementation to minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this on Wednesday when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels TV.
Arsenal are hoping to ‘nick’ Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title clash with Kubrat Pulev from North London rivals Tottenham, Eddie Hearn has admitted.

1,000 fans to watch Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev bout at Wembley

1,000 fans will watch Anthony Joshua defend his three world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Wembley Arena next weekend.
If there’s one thing that is noticeable about Mikel Arteta’s tenure at Arsenal thus far, it is his single-mindedness and strength of character.

Arsenal boss backs temporary subs for head injuries

Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal's David Luiz was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull.

Abductors of Catholic priest demand N100 million ransom

The Kidnappers of a reverend father, Mathew Dajo, of the Parish Catholic Church, Yangoji, have demanded for N100 million ransom before the victim will be set free, a member of the church (name withheld) confided in our reporter.