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For Joe Biden, becoming president of the United States was the realization of a decades-long quest, with two previous failed bids. His goal now is, as he has put it, restoring “the soul of America” after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

President Joe Biden urges Americans to unite

Biden, sworn in along with Vice President Kamala Harris, in his inaugural address, spoke glowingly about the US democracy, tested to the limit by the acrimony over the outcome of the November 3, 2020, presidential election, saying finally, democracy prevailed.
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 begins distribution of free meters in Ibadan

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has commenced the distribution of 104,000 free meters allotted to the state under the Federal Government National Mass Metering Scheme.
Chad Wolf said his exit was prompted in part by court findings that he was illegally serving in his job. Reuters

US homeland security chief quits ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

US Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced his resignation unexpectedly Monday as worries rose over more violence during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police desert duty posts after three officers killed in Ebonyi

Apparently troubled by the recent attacks meted out on policemen on duty at various divisions in the State, Policemen seem to have deserted their duty posts and their popular checkpoints in Ebonyi State.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Amotekun chief accuses Oyo governor’s aides for indulging hoodlums

The leadership of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun in Oyo State has complained that some aides of the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde often interfere in its activities at checking hooliganism in the state.
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on Friday urged manufacturers and farmers in the country to prepare themselves for opportunities in export markets following the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

South Africa urges manufacturers, farmers to expand exports through AfCFTA

South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on Friday urged manufacturers and farmers in the country to prepare themselves for opportunities in export markets following the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare have pleaded not guilty to a two-count amended charge levelled against them.

Omoyele Sowore, others arrested during ‘crossover protest’

A former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested in the company of other activists participating in a protest against the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday, January 1, 2021.

Iran: Climbers die in blizzards and avalanche

The Alborz mountain range that towers over the capital city is popular with climbers and skiers but the past few days have seen treacherous weather.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Senator Okorocha, Governor Uzodinma bicker over demolition

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and the incumbent, Governor Hope Uzodinma are on one another’s throat over a demolition spree going on in the State.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday pledged to deepen gas production and utilization in Nigeria to enhance economy growth of the nation

Coronavirus: President Buhari cancels Christmas get-together at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled the annual Christmas get-together at the Presidential Villa in line with coronavirus-enforced restrictions.
A pigeon walks past people who wait in a line to undergo coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at a coronavirus testing site which is temporarily set up in front of a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, December 21, 2020.REUTERS-Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea shuts ski resorts, winter tourism to curb coronavirus spread

South Korea on Tuesday moved to shut down all ski resorts and winter tourist spots in a bid to stop the novel coronavirus spreading as a third wave of the pandemic proves much tougher to contain in the densely populated region around the capital city.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCTA issues new coronavirus directives

The Federal Capital Territory’s authority has raised concerns over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city as Nigeria braces for a possible second wave of the deadly disease.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

PSG wait on Neymar return ahead of Lille showdown

Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to have Neymar back in time for their top-of-the-table clash at Lille on Sunday, as the Brazil superstar looks to have recovered quicker than expected from what looked like a bad ankle injury.

NFF celebrates Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie at 27

The Nigeria Football Federation has sent birthday wishes to former Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie who turns 27, Thursday.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra takes measures to rid capital city of street beggars

The Commissioner For Women and Children Affairs in Anambra, Mrs Ndidi Mezue, says the ministry has initiated steps to rid Awka, the capital city, and other major towns, of street beggars.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; President, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Sir Dipo Ajayi; and ARCON Kwara Rep, Kayode Makanjuola, during ARCON's visit to the governor at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti… recently

ARCON encourages Ekiti to use architects database to track revenue

The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has recommended that the Ekiti State government use the Architects Project Registration Number (APRN) to enable them track revenues from property transactions.
The Secretary of State for Health of the United Kingdom, Matt Hancock, on Monday, confirmed that London is to be placed under Tier-3 restrictions from Wednesday.

Matches to be played without fans again as London goes under tier-3 restrictions

The Secretary of State for Health of the United Kingdom, Matt Hancock, on Monday, confirmed that London is to be placed under Tier-3 restrictions from Wednesday. This effectively brings to an end the brief return of football fans to stadiums in London.
The proposed resolution was introduced on Wednesday by Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat, and Senator Jim Risch, a Republican.

U.S. senators seek possible sanctions over Ethiopia conflict abuses

Two U.S. senators have called on their government to consider imposing sanctions on any political or military officials found to be responsible for human rights violations during a month of conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor, PDP leaders fighting over sharing formula for positions – APC

Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Edo State, Col. David Imuse (Rtd) said Governor Godwin Obaseki-led government is unexplainably slow because of hidden conflict.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French Bakery and Pastry Federation members next to the traditional epiphany cake, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France January 13, 2021. Francois Mori-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

France to tighten legislation on incest – president

France will tighten its laws on incest, President Emmanuel Macron said in a series of tweets on Saturday, after publication of a book accusing a top French political commentator of abusing his stepson sparked outrage across the country.
Rivers United midfielder Kehinde Adedipe says he’s confident the team will get the better of Rangers in the first game of th NPFL season.

Rivers United defeat Bloemfontein Celtics in CAF Confederation qualifier

The Pride of Rivers had registered a 2-0 win when they played the first leg in South Africa in December and despite the uncertainties that postponed and rescheduled the second leg, Stanley Eguma’s men delivered yet another flawless performance.
Alhaji Basheer Mohammed, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), made this known at the presentation of the materials to the IDPs on Saturday in Shira LGA of Bauchi State.

Nigerian government distributes relief materials to IDPs in Bauchi

Alhaji Basheer Mohammed, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), made this known at the presentation of the materials to the IDPs on Saturday in Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Miyetti Allah calls for Sunday Igboho’s arrest

The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.