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“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians, who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, at a regular press briefing.

China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision this month to lift restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Lagos schools to maintain shift system as resumption nears

As primary and secondary schools in Lagos State resume for the second term of the 2020/21 academic year, government-owned schools are to still maintain the shift-system introduced last year when they reopened for the first term of the year.
Super Falcons and Atletico Madrid Femenino striker, Rasheedat Ajibade, is in a celebratory mood after winning her first professional trophy with the top Spanish club.

Rasheedat Ajibade celebrates first trophy with Atletico Madrid

Super Falcons and Atletico Madrid Femenino striker, Rasheedat Ajibade, is in a celebratory mood after winning her first professional trophy with the top Spanish club.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Minister: No provisions for coronavirus vaccine in 2021 budget

Nigeria’s health authorities have said the country was yet to make any purchases for coronavirus vaccines, despite a frightening surge in the deadly virus and attendant fatalities.
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.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa deputy governor hails PDP bye-election campaign council

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has expressed appreciation to the leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa West Senatorial Campaign Council for their selfless efforts, which led to the victory of Senator Seriake Dickson at the poll.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

2023: Governor Bello’s presidential ambition gains momentum

The 2023 presidential ambition of the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has gained momentum, as youths under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress National Youths Leadership, have urged to run.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: No harm must befall Bishop Kukah

The Christian Association of Nigeria has cautioned those threatening the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Dr Matthew Kukah, to stop their “unlawful” actions and also asked the security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the cleric.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

Golden Eaglets qualify for WAFU U17 Cup semi finals

Nigeria reached the semi finals of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament ongoing in Lome, Togo on Tuesday evening after Group B pacesetters Cote d’Ivoire hammered the Black Starlets of Ghana 3-1 at the city’s Stade Municipal.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base [Alex Brandon-The Associated Press]

Expert predicts Republican Party breakup over Donald Trump

An American political scientist, Prof. Lara Brown, has predicted a breakup of the Republican Party on account of outgoing President Donald Trump’s actions.
FILE - A family member of one of the victims killed at St. Sebastian's church, one of the churches attacked in the April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday bombings, reacts at a cemetery on the first year anniversary of the blasts, in Katuwapitiya village.

US charges 3 Sri Lankan nationals for role in 2019 Easter attacks

Three Sri Lankan nationals are facing charges in the U.S. for supporting an Islamic State cell responsible for the 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 268 people, including five U.S. citizens.

UBEC commits over N10 billion annually to teacher professional development – scribe

Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has appealed to stakeholders to join hands with the federal government in ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning at the basic level of education in Nigeria is strengthened for the graduates of the system to be globally competitive.

South East governors, IPOB to have good rapport over security

Ven Sopuluchukwu Umeojiaku in Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State has urged the South East Governors to stop wasting further time in setting up what he called a strong and formidable regional security outfit like their counterparts in other geopolitical zones.
A woman carrying her baby sits with others after they were released by bandits in Katsina State on January 8, 2021.

37 Kidnap victims regain freedom in Katsina

The other victims were mostly women and children abducted from Unguwar Malamai community in Yantumaki District and Babban Duhu village in Danmusa and Safana Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

NSCDC operatives: Senate approved backlog of our salary increment in 2019, but not paid...

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who joined the Service with Higher National Diploma but now have their dichotomy with Degree holders rectified, have expressed concern over the failure to pay them their full salary for 26 months despite approval by the Senate in 2019.
Tirana Football Club has announced the dismissal of Nigerian coach Emmanuel Egbo.

Ndubuisi Egbo: NFF could’ve replaced Gernot Rohr if he were Nigerian

The first African coach to take a team to the European Champions League, Ndubuisi Egbo, has expressed concern over the poor treatment of black coaches abroad.
Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.

Ike Shorunmu backs Golden Eaglets to bounce back vs Ghana

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has backed Nigeria to bounce back from the 1 – 0 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at the ongoing U17 WAFU B championship in Togo.
Nigeria’s border security officials under Operation SWIFT RESPONSE (OSR) have commenced a joint patrol team with their counterparts from the Republics of Benin and Niger.

Nigeria’s security officials begin joint border patrol with Benin and Niger

Nigeria’s border security officials under Operation SWIFT RESPONSE (OSR) have commenced a joint patrol team with their counterparts from the Republics of Benin and Niger.

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After he lost his reelection bid in November, Donald Trump immediately told allies he planned to run for president again in 2024, preparing to announce as soon as Inauguration Day.

Donald Trump suspends deportation of Venezuelans for 18 months

The outgoing President Donald Trump has signed an executive order suspending the deportation of Venezuelans from US territory for a period of 18 months, citing the ongoing crisis in their own country.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Burna Boy’s ‘Destiny’ makes Joe Biden’s inauguration playlist

‘Destiny’, song of popular Nigerian musician and self-acclaimed Africa giant, Burna Boy, has made the 46-track play list to be played at the inauguration of United States President-elect, Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday, January, 2020.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 15 more coronavirus-related deaths

Nigeria on Tuesday logged another relatively high daily death tally from COVID-19 with 15 people dying from the disease. This took the death toll in the last three days to 44.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Presidency: Ondo governor’s quit order on herdsmen unconstitutional

The Presidency on Tuesday reacted to the controversial order issued by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to herdsmen to leave Ondo forest reserves in seven days, describing it as unconstitutional.