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The first round of voting will take place on 27 February 2022, with a second round in March, the minister of territorial administration, Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, told reporters.

Mali post-coup government says elections set for February 2022

Presidential and legislative elections in Mali will take place next February, the country's post-coup government announced Thursday, saying it was honouring the timetable it promised to the international community.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

Speaker: ECOWAS Parliament supports Mali’s transition to democratic rule

Speaker of the parliament Sidie Mohamed Tunis pledged the support of the sub-regional congress when he led a parliamentary mission to Mali as part of activities of the sub-regional lawmakers to support the West African country.
France’s most powerful labor unions called for a strike and protest on Thursday to denounce the job losses during the pandemic and demand wage increases as well.

French workers strike over lost jobs, wages

France’s most powerful labor unions called for a strike and protest on Thursday to denounce the job losses during the pandemic and demand wage increases as well.

Taliban bomb maker, family killed by own bomb

A Taliban bomb maker, his wife and two children were killed as his device exploded prematurely in his home in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province on Monday, Provincial Police spokesman, Abdul-Karim Yurash said on Wednesday.

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First reported by the New York Times, Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45 percent of the fuel supplies for the eastern US, said in a statement late Friday that it took “certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations and affected some of our IT systems.”

US: Cyberattack prompts shutdown of major fuel pipeline

One of the largest pipelines in the US has been taken offline by its operator following a cyberattack. First reported by the New York Times, Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45 percent of the fuel supplies for the eastern US, said in a statement late Friday that it took “certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations and affected some of our IT systems.”
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT: Police reassure residents of safety

The Police Command in FCT has reassured residents of Abuja of adequate protection of lives and property.

Benue: Five APC ward chairmen defect to PDP with supporters

Five Ward Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue state, yesterday defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with thousand of their supports.

Zamfara: PDP disowns factional leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara has pledged to take appropriate action against members of the “True PDP” who recently set up a parallel office in the state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ogun: Traditional council disowns ‘monarch’ caught in romance scandal

The Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs has disowned the “Olu of Orile Kemta”, Ogun State, Adetokunbo Tejuoso, who was arrested recently by police for an alleged romance scam, saying the man is neither an oba nor a chief in the council.

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The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, Ozlem Tureci, says people may need to get vaccinated with a third shot of its Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.

Coronavirus: Third shot needed to boost immunity – BioNTech co-founder

The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech, Ozlem Tureci, says people may need to get vaccinated with a third shot of its Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari presides over security meeting

President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
No fewer than ten women lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash when a truck lost its brake and rammed into women trading at the roadside of Nkwommiri market in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday.

Truck crushes 10 market women in Imo

No fewer than ten women lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash when a truck lost its brake and rammed into women trading at the roadside of Nkwommiri market in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday.
Israeli police keep guard during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Turkey accuses Israel of ‘terror’ over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

Turkey criticised Israel and accused it of unleashing “terror” on Palestinians after Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday.
People wait to cremate victims who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

India's coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states.