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Governors of the Northeastern States arriving at the State House, Abuja for a meeting President Muhammadu Buhari.

Northeast governors demand new security strategies from service chiefs

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fourth meeting of the Northeast Governors’ Forum in Bauchi, the Chairman of the Forum and Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, said: “In our previous meetings, we have been able to identify most of the daunting challenges facing us, individually and collectively, and the possible courses of action which we would pursue through shared responsibility and commonality of purpose, in order to arrive at the desired outcomes.”
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook blocks news content in Australia

Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, causing much alarm over public access to key information.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Five killed as soldiers, drivers clash in Kwara

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has called for calm and restraint against activities that can trigger new tension in Ilesha-Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
Two French soldiers with the anti-jihadist Barkhane force in Mali were killed Saturday when their armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, the French presidency said.

Two French soldiers killed after vehicle hits bomb in Mali

Two French soldiers died when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others were killed in similar fashion.

SERAP asks President Buhari to stop Governors from borrowing N17 trillion from pension funds

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently instruct the Director-General and Board of the National Pension Commission [NPC] to use their statutory powers to stop the 36 state governors from borrowing and/or withdrawing N17 trillion from the pension funds purportedly for ‘infrastructural development.’”
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has stated that he hasn’t been able to sleep since the Lekki shooting incident that occurred on October 20, the day soldiers opened fire on youths protesting against police brutality.

Grammy Awards: Burna Boy first Nigerian with consecutive nominations

Nigerian artist, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has emerged the first Nigerian artist to be nominated for the Grammy awards in two consecutive years.
The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions, and criminalising so-called “honour killings”.

UAE announces relaxing of Islamic laws for personal freedoms

The United Arab Emirates announced on Saturday a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions, and criminalising so-called “honour killings”.
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Gunmen abduct 16 market women leaders, others in Ondo

No fewer than 16 women market leaders and other passengers have been abducted along Akure/Owo highway in Ondo state by gunmen.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos records virus infections in another school

Professor Abayomi in a press statement said that a staff of the school tested positive for COVID-19 at the Lagos State Biobank on November 2 after initially receiving first aid for an illness at the school clinic.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

IBEDC implements revised service reflective tariff

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
Aliko Dangote

Dangote Refinery reaches 80 per cent completion

The Dangote Group has informed overall work at its 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) integrated refinery and petrochemical project had reached 80 percent completion.
Chile’s Interior Minister Victor Perez resigned Tuesday after the Chamber of Deputies approved a constitutional charge against him for police repression of the country’s social justice protests.

Chile’s interior minister resigns over protests charge

Chile’s Interior Minister Victor Perez resigned Tuesday after the Chamber of Deputies approved a constitutional charge against him for police repression of the country’s social justice protests.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus deaths increase in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa says there are over 43,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent.
“A lot of progress was made today,” Stephanie Williams, the UN’s acting envoy to the troubled North African nation, said at the end of the first day of talks.

UN hails ‘progress’ as military rivals meet in Libya

Rival Libyan military officers began talks Monday on home soil for the first time following a ceasefire agreement last month, discussing the implementation of the deal.

Nigerian government explains delay in payment of October salaries

The Federal Government on Monday attributed the delay in payment of salaries in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the fact that the 2020 Budget was passed into law before the conclusion of negotiation on the new minimum wage and its consequential adjustment.

Kwara lecturer chides Arabic scholars for marrying their best students

A lecturer at the Kwara State University Abdulrazak Katibi has blamed Arabic scholars for marrying the best among their students, thereby causing a dearth of female authors of Arabic literature.
Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has accused opposition elements of sponsoring thugs to undermine his leadership and public good.

Governor Fintiri: Opposition sponsoring thugs against us

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has accused opposition elements of sponsoring thugs to undermine his leadership and public good.

#EndSARS: Gombe inaugurates 11-member commission of inquiry

The Gombe State government has inaugurated an 11-member commission of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations and other related extrajudicial acts by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.
”I call on President Muhammadu Buhari to take all necessary steps needed to reconnect with the Nigerian Youths and understand the pulse of the Nigerian people. #EndSARS

#EndSARS protest to continue in Enugu soon – CSOs

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations based in Enugu State, on Thursday, said #EndSARS/#EndPoliceBrutality protest would continue in the state.

NERC: Coronavirus affected DisCos’ collection efficiency, remittance in Q1 2020

The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 pandemic affected collection efficiency and remittance by the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the first quarter of 2020.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

Most of the looted palliatives in warehouses across the nation were awaiting distribution to over 2 million vulnerable households, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID (CACOVID) has explained.
Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.

#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

Two minors and four other suspects were paraded on Monday by police in Ekiti State in connection with arson attacks on three police stations in the State.

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Joachim Low has been backed to reverse his fortunes as Germany coach by Jurgen Klopp, with the Liverpool manager professing his belief that the veteran manager can take the nation far at Euro 2020.

Joachim Löw to leave Germany post after 15 years

The 61-year-old has been involved with the national team since 2004, first as an assistant for two years and then taking over as coach after the 2006 World Cup.
Tear gas and fire extinguisher gas float around demonstrators during a protest against the military coup in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Sporadic protests in Myanmar after hundreds escape overnight security siege

Myanmar security forces quickly snuffed out sporadic anti-junta protests on Tuesday after hundreds of young activists who had been trapped overnight in a district of its biggest city Yangon were able to get out.
Tom Dele-Bashiru has revealed he is doing everything possible to ensure he returns for Watford after a long injury layoff.

Tom Dele-Bashiru ‘working really hard’ to return from injury

Tom Dele-Bashiru has revealed he is doing everything possible to ensure he returns for Watford after a long injury layoff.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Britain’s royals silent as ‘Megxit’ crisis rages after bombshell interview

Britain’s monarchy kept its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry sparked a crisis by alleging that a family member made a racist remark about the colour of their son’s skin and that she was alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
A crude production flow station operated by Conoil Production at Ango field in Koluama, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, has been shut down.

Conoil’s flow station shut down as host community members besiege facility

A crude production flow station operated by Conoil Production at Ango field in Koluama, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, has been shut down.

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The comments by French Health Minister Olivier Véran came the day after Rome invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia.

France may block vaccine shipments – health minister

The comments by French Health Minister Olivier Véran came the day after Rome invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the bloc and the drug giant.
The Police in Ogun State on Friday arrested and detained the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, for alleged assault.

Ogun deputy speaker impeached for ‘gross misconduct’

Nineteen members of the Ogun State House of Assembly, on Thursday, impeached the Deputy Speaker, Dare Kadiri, for alleged gross misconduct.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Manchester City boss vows to ground players if they face quarantine after international duty

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will join Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp in preventing his players from travelling for internationals if they would be required to quarantine on their return.

Northern elders condemn rising spate of insecurity across Nigeria

For the umpteenth time, concerned Northern elders have described as “appalling” the deteriorating security situation in the country, saying the situation must be addressed urgently, to sustain the nation’s sovereignty.
Emmanuel Dennis has insisted he can do more on loan at Bundesliga side FC Cologne from Belgian champions Club Brugge.

Markus Gisdol: Emmanuel Dennis will come good at Cologne

The Nigeria international has failed to register a goal in five league appearances and was substituted at half-time during last weekend’s 5-1 away defeat to champions Bayern Munich.