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FILE PHOTO: Traders from BGC Partners, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre wait for European stock markets to open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

Global stocks waver as coronavirus fears trump recovery hopes

Global stock markets wavered on Monday as soaring COVID-19 cases offset investor hopes of a quick economic recovery, even after data showing that the Chinese economy rebounded faster-than-expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Rudy Giuliani reportedly rejected Kiriakou’s version of events and said he did not work as a pardon broker because he already represented Trump. Jeff Kowalsky-AFP-Getty Images

Rudy Giuliani associate told ex-CIA officer a Donald Trump pardon would ‘cost $2m’ –...

Among recent recipients of pardons or acts of clemency are Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia; the political dirty trickster Roger Stone, who did not turn on Trump during the Russia investigation in which he was convicted of obstructing Congress; Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager convicted in the Russia investigation; and Charles Kushner, father of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner who was convicted of tax fraud and witness retaliation.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Lagos PDP backs Oyo governor as Southwest leader

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Saturday, that it has endorsed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as the leader of the party in the South West.
President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to a more traditional foreign policy after four years of uncertainty and unpredictability under President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden fills out state department team with Obama veterans

President-elect Joe Biden is filling out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to a more traditional foreign policy after four years of uncertainty and unpredictability under President Donald Trump.
The new elected Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader Armin Laschet speaks after being elected at the party's 33rd congress, held online because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany, January 16, 2021. REUTERS

Centrist Laschet picked to lead Merkel’s divided CDU party

Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Armin Laschet as chairman on Saturday, aiming to unify their divided party behind a centrist who they hope can succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when she steps down after federal elections in September.

Plateau university lecturers declare indefinite strike

Pamson said, “We have just held our congress where our members unanimously agreed to proceed on strike immediately. We have already secured the approval of NEC to embark on local strike action at Plateau State University if the state government fails to meet our demands.”
FILE PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence listens during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at FEMA headquarters, January 14, 2021, in Washington. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Mike Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer assistance ahead of U.S. power transfer next...

Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday, sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first contact at that level between the
Pro-democracy activist Lester Shum is taken away by police officers after over 50 Hong Kong activists arrested under security law as crackdown intensifies, in Hong Kong, China January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

U.S. announces new sanctions on six linked to Hong Kong mass arrests

The United States announced sanctions on Friday against six Hong Kong or Chinese officials it blamed for implementing a new security law in Hong Kong, following the mass arrests of pro-democracy activists this month.
China has possibly committed “genocide” in its treatment of Uighurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, a bipartisan commission of the United States Congress has said in a new report.

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said on Thursday that new evidence had emerged in the past year that “crimes against humanity – and possibly genocide – are occurring”.
Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, had been assigned to the Senate Division and joined the department in 2005.

Capitol Police Officer on duty during coup attempt dies by suicide

A US Capitol Police officer on duty during Wednesday's coup attempt by Trump supporters died by suicide on Saturday, his family has announced.
Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump together in November 2016. Drew Angerer-Getty Images

Donald Trump refuses to pay Rudy Giuliani for legal work

The Washington Post said Trump is trying to stiff Giuliani, who has spent the past months traveling the country and spreading wild conspiracy theories about the November election on behalf of the president.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.

Joe Biden tells US Senate to finish Donald Trump’s impeachment process

American President-elect Joe Biden has called on the U.S. Senate to live up to its constitutional responsibilities by impeaching President Donald Trump.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump condemns Capitol Hill attack

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, walks to the Senate Chambers in the Capitol building on Wednesday. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Mitch McConnell: No Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump before Joe Biden’s inauguration

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ruled out a Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump before incoming president Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
Some 232 members of the House voted in favour of the impeachment of President Donald Trump over the assault on the Capitol, including 10 Republicans [House Television via AP Photo]

Donald Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

The US House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a mob of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol last week, marking the first time in US history that a president has been impeached twice.
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference in Washington, Jan. 12, 2021.

US prosecutors expect to charge hundreds of Capitol rioters

U.S. prosecutors say they have identified more than 170 people for potential criminal charges in connection with the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and that they expect that number to run into the hundreds in the coming weeks as a massive nationwide hunt for the pro-Trump rioters continues.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 14, 2018 Wyoming US Representative Liz Cheney speaks following the House Republican leadership vote at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. – Senior Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney announced January 12, 2021 that she planned to vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the ransacking of the US Capitol by his supporters.“I will vote to impeach the President,” Cheney said of her fellow Republican ahead of an expected vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Senior Republican lawmaker says will vote to impeach Donald Trump

Congresswoman Liz Cheney announced Tuesday that she planned to vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the ransacking of the US Capitol by his supporters, the biggest defection yet in his Republican Party.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, walks to the Senate Chambers in the Capitol building on Wednesday. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

Republican leader Mitch McConnell ‘pleased’ about Donald Trump impeachment

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting on Wednesday to formally charge Mr. Trump with inciting violence against the country.

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NAF loses personnel as troops neutralise 30 bandits in Zamfara

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Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January with the spread of the coronavirus and the World Health Organization (WHO) took too long to declare an international emergency, an independent panel reviewing the global handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has said.

COVID review panel critical of China, WHO delay

Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January with the spread of the coronavirus and the World Health Organization (WHO) took too long to declare an international emergency, an independent panel reviewing the global handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has said.