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The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

CISHAN: Inadequate domestic funding as challenge to Nigeria’s HIV response

Mr. Dennis Otabo, the Coordinator, Civil Society for HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (CISHAN), Rivers chapter, says inadequate domestic funding for the HIV epidemic in Nigeria is a major challenge currently stalling the HIV response progress in the country.

Kenyan football fan kills referee after awarding controversial penalty

A Football Kenya Federation (FKF) referee was killed Friday evening after a fan hit him following a contested decision during a match at Gesabakwa, Kisii County.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Official: 50 killed in Katsina fire outbreaks

Katsina State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs, AbdulKarim Sirika, said on Friday that 50 persons lost their lives in various fire outbreaks in the state this year.

Aviation unions ground Arik Air operations

Three aviation unions on Friday grounded Arik Air over alleged refusal of the management to fulfil an agreement on payments of workers’ terminal benefits.

Jihadists kill 25 soldiers in Mozambique’s restive north

Islamist militants in Mozambique killed two dozen soldiers in an ambush attack, military sources told AFP, a significant show of force against the military’s struggle to quell an insurgency in the north.
Rohingyas board a ship as they are moving to Bhasan Char island in Chattogram,, Bangladesh, December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Bangladesh ships Rohingya refugees to remote island despite protests

More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees sailed on Friday from Bangladesh’s southern port of Chittagong for the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal, a naval official said.

Sports minister urged to open National Stadium pool

He said many swimmers have now resorted to training in rivers which is not safe: “The pool is even the safest place for sport during this era of corona virus. Because of the chlorine used in treating the water, the dosage used is the standard recommended by the World Health Organisation and the FINA, the world swimming governing body.”
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.

Senate summons Minister, SGF, NCDC, NAFDAC chiefs over coronavirus vaccine

The Senate on Thursday summoned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-l9, Boss Mustapha, to brief its Committees on Health and Primary Healthcare on modalities the Federal Government would adopt to procure and administer COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians.
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UNESCO trains social media users on risk, consequences of migration

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says it has trained 25 social media users on using their platforms to highlight the risks, opportunities and consequences of migration.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen shoot police officer in Benue

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Divisional Police headquarters in Otukpo Local Government Area, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Yahaya Pawa, was shot yesterday by gunmen.
The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

HIV/AIDS prevalence drops to 0.4 per cent in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday said HIV/AIDS prevalence in the state significantly dropped from 6.8 per cent recorded in 2001 to 0.4 per cent in 2019.
FILE PHOTO- A mother prays for her son's (bottom L) success in the college entrance examinations at a Buddhist temple in Seoul November 6, 2013. REUTERS-Kim Hong-Ji-File Photo

South Korea coronavirus outbreak adds new stress to gruelling, eight-hour exam

From avoiding family members to skipping extra study at “cram schools”, the coronavirus has forced nearly half a million South Korean test-takers and proctors to rethink their strategies ahead of a hyper-competitive university entrance exam this week.

10 FCT communities, university to benefit from OSSAP-SDGs water project

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and the Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu during the commissioning of the water project on Tuesday in Abaji

All Nigerians have roles to play in nation building – Future Minds initiator

He maintained that part of the initiative by this non-governmental organisation in ensuring that every Nigerians knows their roles in this regard was the donation of hundreds copies of the book, Accountable Nigeria to many Nigerians since it was launched in 2018.

UNAIDS: 1.6 million Nigerians die of AIDS

Dr Erasmus Morah, the Country Representative, Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), says no fewer than 1.6 million Nigerians died of HIV/AIDS since the outbreak of the epidemic in 1985.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Delta: Three killed, four buildings razed in renewed cult clashes

One person has been confirmed dead with at least four buildings razed down in what appears to be renewed cult clash in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
Family members of inmates react outside the prison, following unrest at Mahara Prison, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka November 30, 2020. REUTERS-Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka coronavirus prison riot leaves eight dead, over 50 wounded

At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said on Monday, as authorities tried to quell a protest over rising corornavirus infections in the country’s crowded jails.
Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.

VAR: Football has lost its soul – Tony Cascarino

Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.

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Lagos bye-election: Hoodlums accost INEC officials at Mile 12, demand money

Some hoodlums accosted INEC officials as they prepared to commence voting during Saturday’s by-election at Unit 13, Kosofe council area of Lagos State.
Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has won his polling unit.

Lagos by-election: Babatunde Gbadamosi wins polling unit

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has won his polling unit.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Alex Iwobi needs more confidence to play in the wingback position for Everton.

Alex Iwobi stars as Everton hold Burnley

Alex Iwobi shone as Everton played out a 1-1 draw against Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League game.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement Saturday.

NCPC boss urges youths to embrace dialogue

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christians Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, on Saturday charged Nigerian youths to rise and complement government’s efforts at addressing the challenges facing the country.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season on Saturday to rescue a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw against struggling Burnley.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin rescues point for Everton at Burnley

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season on Saturday to rescue a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw against struggling Burnley.