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FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden answers a question as he announces members of economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden will wait for recommendation on sharing secrets with Donald Trump

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will wait for a recommendation from his intelligence advisers on whether to share classified information with President Donald Trump after the Republican leaves office, Biden’s top aide said on Sunday.
Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week- universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden inauguration TV show

Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

FBI probing threat to crash airplane into U.S. Capitol to avenge Iranian general’s assassination...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the crashing by unknown persons, of radio frequencies used by U.S. air traffic controllers, to broadcast a threat to fly an airplane into U.S. Capitol in revenge for the assassination of prominent Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
Recording Academy, the organiser of the Grammy awards ceremony, has announced March 14 as the rescheduled date for the 63rd Annual Grammy awards, due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Grammy awards now set for March 14

Recording Academy, the organiser of the Grammy awards ceremony, has announced March 14 as the rescheduled date for the 63rd Annual Grammy awards, due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
Actress Dawn Wells at Universal Studios Hollywood in Calif. in Sept. 2019. Paul Archuleta-Getty Images

American actress Dawn Wells dies of coronavirus

Popular American actress, Dawn Wells, best known for playing Mary Ann on the iconic CBS comedy series Gilligan’s Island has died at 82. The actress died on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles from complications due to Covid-19.
Popular American actor Shemar Moore has contracted coronavirus.

Popular American actor tests positive for coronavirus

The actor who played the lead role in the lead character in CBS’ “S.W.A.T.” series disclosed this on Instagram on Thursday saying that he first thought it was food poisoning till he underwent the test.
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference about the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developments, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 23, 2020. REUTERS

U.S. braces for post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge

U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized and shipped within days of a Dec. 10 meeting of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration tasked with reviewing trial data and recommending whether it warrants approval. A vaccine from Moderna Inc could follow a week later, he said, after the company announced on Monday that it would apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization.
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.

Pfizer is first to apply for U.S. emergency use for coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer Inc said it would apply to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorisation (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigerian government pledges to ensure food security in post-coronavirus era

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday gave assurance to the Nigerian Government to ensure that the country would not experience any food shortage crises in the coming year arising from the fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bauchi group uses football to promote child spacing education

The Tirwum Ward Development Committee (WDC), a grassroot organization in a suburb of Bauchi town, has carried out sensitization meetings with footballers and fans alike on Safe Parenthood and Child Birth Spacing (CBS) on various football pitches located within the community, WDC chairman, Yusuf Adamu said on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Russia may be wishing to see his Democratic rival Joe Biden emerge victorious on Election Day.

Donald Trump: I won this election by a lot

Trump tweeted this just after it was beyond doubt that Joe Biden will be the next president – an occurrence that has now become one of his many attempts to question the whole election process and alleging an attempt to fraudulently force him out of office.
Wall Street’s main stock indexes were hovering near unchanged on Friday as presidential ballots continue to be tallied in key battleground states and investors take heart from a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.

US stocks tread water as post-election rally hits pause

Wall Street’s main stock indexes were hovering near unchanged on Friday as presidential ballots continue to be tallied in key battleground states and investors take heart from a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.
US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

US election: Joe Biden leads in electoral college votes

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday — and then a long night of waiting for results ahead.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on September 27, 2020. Alex Wong-Getty Images-AFP

US election: Joe Biden wins 11 states with 126 electoral votes

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday and a long night of waiting for results ahead.
Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be “easy”, as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.

US election: Donald Trump leads in 13 states with 89 electoral votes

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling it out for the White House, with polls gradually closing across the United States Tuesday and a long night of waiting for results ahead.
Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years.

Eddie Murphy wins first Emmy award for guest actor in a comedy series

Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years. People.com reports that on...
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Premier League terminate £490 million TV deal in China

The Premier League has terminated its TV rights deal with China, its biggest overseas contract, leaving a huge hole in clubs’ finances.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Joe Biden campaign raises $364 million, breaks Barack Obama’s record

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC releases handbook on home management of mild coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), on Tuesday released a handbook on home management of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor tests positive for coronavirus

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, announced on Wednesday morning that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

FRSC: Over 400,000 traffic offenders arrested in 2020

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it arrested 456,655 traffic offenders nationwide for committing 507,279 offences in 2020 as against 629, 692 offenders, and 703,523 offences in 2019.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors laud appointment of new service chiefs

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and chairman of the forum said this in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday, in Jos.

PENGASSAN issues seven-day ultimatum to Agip

Oil workers, under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, yesterday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, to immediately discontinue its anti-labour posture and halt all forms of intimidation against its members.