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President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan advocates election grading system in Commonwealth nations

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Commonwealth member-nations to adopt a grading system for elections towards improving the quality of elections, promoting democracy and strengthening institutions.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna to hold maiden international marathon race

Kaduna State Government has unveiled plans to organise the maiden edition of its international marathon race in November this year.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.
Abdu Maikaba

Plateau United coach seeks financial support to achieve Champions League Semi final target

Plateau United coach Abdu Maikaba has stated that they need the required support to meet the target of semi-finals of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US estimates £1.4 billion bill to remove Huawei, ZTE gear

US rural telecommunications companies that rely on federal subsidies would have to spend at least $1.837 billion ($1.4bn) to remove and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE, the country’s telecoms regulator has estimated.

Emirates resumes flight into Lagos on Monday, Abuja on Tuesday

Emirates has announced that it will resume passenger services to Lagos on 7 September and Abuja on 9 September in Nigeria.
A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS-Rogan Ward-File Photo

Ethiopian Airlines in rescue talks with South African Airways – official

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible involvement in the rescue of flagship carrier South African Airways (SAA), the head of the airline told Reuters on Friday.
FIFA

FIFA warns Iran over government interference

FIFA has issued another warning to the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) over interference in its affairs, amid concern regarding the involvement of the country’s judicial authorities in a dispute between the governing body and a former coach.
Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.

UI, LASU, UNILAG make top THE world university rankings 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has failed to select a caretaker chief due to an impasse among members who must still agree by November on a replacement for outgoing Director-General Roberto Azevedo, the Geneva-based body said on Friday.

Roberto Azevêdo resigns as WTO chief

The director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo, has left his post, after seven years in charge. His departure had been announced in advance and comes a year before the end of his second tenure.
Botswana plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years as the country looks to wean itself off imports while also eyeing power exports, the minerals and energy minister said on Monday.

Botswana plans to add 600 MW of coal-fired and solar power by 2026

Botswana plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years as the country looks to wean itself off imports while also eyeing power exports, the minerals and energy minister said on Monday
COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).

Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a wheelchair basketball player and also enjoys swimming and kayaking.
The regional branch of West Africa’s BCEAO central bank has reopened in Mali for the first time since a military coup last week, Hamadoun Ba, the president of Mali’s banking lobby, told Reuters on Monday.

West Africa’s BCEAO central bank reopens in Mali for first time since coup

The regional branch of West Africa’s BCEAO central bank has reopened in Mali for the first time since a military coup last week, Hamadoun Ba, the president of Mali’s banking lobby, told Reuters on Monday.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr said striker Victor Osimhen learnt a lot from Odion Ighalo before his retirement after the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sierra Leone in November

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will resume their 2021 African cup of Nations qualifiers campaign in November 2020 according to Confederation of African Football.

Iran cries victory after UN rejects US bid to extend arms embargo

Iran on Saturday hailed a UN Security Council vote rejecting a US bid to extend an arms embargo on the Islamic republic, saying its foe has “never been so isolated”.
BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24-7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29, with the live eviction shows and weekly highlights aired on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family.

#BBNaija becomes most-watched entertainment live stream on Showmax

Showmax, an internet television service, on Friday said the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show had become the most popular entertainment live stream on that platform

Inter Miami confirm signing of Blaise Matuidi on free transfer

Inter Miami have confirmed the signing of midfielder Blaise Matuidi following the Frenchman's departure from Juventus.

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Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: Atiku Abubakar congratulates Governor Obaseki

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory in the governorship election held in the state on Saturday.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo election:Governor Obaseki expecting Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s phone call – aide

Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has said that candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is set to concede defeat and congratulate the governor on his triumph in Saturday’s gubernatorial poll, any moment from now.
The Emir of Zazzau, in Kaduna State, Alh Shehu Idris has died in his palace at the age of 84.

President Buhari mourns deceased Emir of Zazzau

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Rainstorm: Kwara governor sympathises with affected families

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has commiserated with families whose dwellings and properties were affected by Saturday night’s rainstorm in different parts of the state.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Edo election: Governor Okowa congratulates Godwin Obaseki on his re-election

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated his Edo counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their re-election.