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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Coronavirus: Nigerians advised to suspend Christmas, New Year travels

Amid fears of a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus.
The Obong of Calabar, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Abasi-Otu V, on Monday hailed Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River for his proactive health intervention programmes in the state.

Calabar monarch hails Governor Ayade’s health programmes

Abasi-Otu said this when the state social mobilisation team led by the Director-General of Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Janet Ekpenyong, paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Calabar.
Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a stupid headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski. Reuters

Mikel Arteta calls Nicolas Pepe’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’

Nicolas Pepe appeared to headbutt Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball challenge and Arsenal’s club record signing was given a red card in the 51st minute after Anthony Taylor consulted with the video assistant referee.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor appoints ultra-modern specialist hospitals governing board

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the appointment of Chairman and members of the Kano State Ultra-Modern Specialist Hospitals Governing Board calling on the appointed members to put the state first.
A pedestrian walks past a sign advising mask-wearing during the coronavirus outbreak, in San Francisco, California, Nov. 21, 2020.

Top US coronavirus experts endorse prospective vaccines

“These vaccines are highly effective,” Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientific adviser for Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine, told ABC’s “This Week” show. "I feel very comfortable taking the vaccine.”
The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

INEC: Suit against Mahmoud Yakubu’s nomination reckless ― ZLP

The national working committee of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) at the weekend disclosed its move to be joined in the suit, challenging the nomination of erstwhile national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a fresh term of five years.
A federal lamwmaker representing Malam Madori-Kaugama constituency in Jigawa, Alhaji Makki Abubakar Yanlleman, has supported no fewer than 695 members of his constituency with valuable items as empowerment to the people of the areas.

Jigawa lawmaker doles out cars, tricycles, cash as empowerment to 695 constituent members

A federal lamwmaker representing Malam Madori/Kaugama constituency in Jigawa, Alhaji Makki Abubakar Yanlleman, has supported no fewer than 695 members of his constituency with valuable items as empowerment to the people of the areas.

Peace Corps cautions against growing youth unemployment rate

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has raised concerns over the growing rate of youth unemployment in the country, warning that it is a time bomb capable of devastating the future of the nation if not immediately tackled.
2. Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North-Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala, has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.

Federal lawmaker disburses free loan to 1,000 constituents

Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.
US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Governor Diri: States should manage ecological fund not Abuja

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has advocated the management of the funds for ecological challenges in the country by states and not the Federal Government in Abuja.
Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.

Dementia: PFA calls for restrictions on heading in training

The Professional Footballers’ Association has called for restrictions in heading while training as concerns are raised over former players being diagnosed with dementia.
An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.

Anger grows from clubs after coronavirus outbreak in Uruguay squad

An outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Uruguay squad is causing increasing alarm as captain Diego Godin became the 16th member to test positive for the virus on Friday after returning to his club.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Tottenham are contenders to win the Premier League this season thanks to the really good work of Jose Mourinho.

Pep Guardiola: Tottenham are title contenders under Jose Mourinho

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Tottenham are contenders to win the Premier League this season thanks to the "really good" work of Jose Mourinho.
Wayne Rooney has made it clear that he wants to take over as Derby County manager on a permanent basis following Philipp Cocu's sacking, with the England icon having been installed as caretaker boss.

Wayne Rooney says English football should follow US example with heading ban

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says children should be banned from heading the ball, following the example of the United States, to reduce the chances of getting dementia later in life.
Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.

PAN faults Nigerian government’s plan to reduce import duty on vehicles

Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on the pitch before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Michael Dalder

Frank Lampard joins Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola on calls to allow five subs in...

Frank Lampard, head coach of Premier League club Chelsea has added his voice to the growing calls for the Premier League to allow for five substitutes in football matches once again.

PDP berates President Buhari for placing political adventures over national issues

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday berated President Muhammadu Buhari for placing political adventures over national issues.

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PDP inaugurates Ebonyi caretaker committee

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PDP names South-East zonal caretaker committee chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday appointed Chief Ali Odefa as Chairman of its reconstituted South East Zonal Caretaker Committee.

Senator Adeyemi advocates N50 billion bailout fund for airline operators

Sen. Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi), has called on the Federal Government to provide a bailout fund of N50 billion for airlines operators in the country.
Alan Pardew has joined CSKA Sofia as technical director, the Bulgarian side announced on Monday.

Alan Pardew joins Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia as technical director

A statement on the club’s website said Pardew will “help with his vast experience and contacts in the overall development of the club and attracting players to the representative team. The 59-year-old Briton has already signed his personal contract and started working immediately”.