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UniAbuja, five others named centres of competence in IT education in Africa

Dr Habib Yakoob, UniAbuja’s Head of information and public relations, in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the other universities are the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania; Moi University, Moi, Kenya; Kabale University, Kabale, Uganda; École Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications, Dakar, Senegal and Université Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
South Korea on Wednesday confirmed another highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) case from a local poultry farm, sparking further concerns over possible nationwide transmission of the disease.

Senegal reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on poultry farm

The outbreak in the Thies region has killed 58,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions.
Senegalese President Macky Sall announcing a softening of state emergency measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 during an address to the nation from the Presidential Palace in Dakar on May 11, 2020. Lionel Mandeix-Senegalese Presidency-AFP

Protests erupt in Senegal capital over coronavirus curfew

Youths protesting a coronavirus curfew clashed with security forces overnight in the Senegalese capital, burning tyres and erecting barricades as police fired tear gas in Dakar's Ngor district, an AFP photographer reported.
Qatari Dakar rally driver Nasser Al-Attiyah is preparing for the race’s second edition in Saudi Arabia with a strict training regimen to build muscle adapted to coronavirus restrictions.

Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah eyes fourth Dakar title in Saudi

Qatari Dakar rally driver Nasser Al-Attiyah is preparing for the race’s second edition in Saudi Arabia with a strict training regimen to build muscle adapted to coronavirus restrictions.
Nigeria’s only representative at the championships, Enku Ekuta, defeated Billet Sandrine of Cape Verde with an ippon to win bronze in the 63kg women on Friday, December 18.

Nigeria wins medal at African Judo championships in Madagascar

Nigeria’s only representative at the championships, Enku Ekuta, defeated Billet Sandrine of Cape Verde with an ippon to win bronze in the 63kg women on Friday, December 18.
Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.

Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop gets post-humous national award

Former Senegalese soccer international, Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday in Arras, northern France, will receive a post-humous national award on Friday, after his body arrived in Dakar, before his burial on Saturday in Rufisque, his hometown.
Some soccer fans in the country have given League Management Company (LMC) a pat on the back for dishing out punishments following the show of Shame involving Premier league side Kano pillars and team Captain Rabiu Ali.

CAFCL: Rabiu Ali drums for support for Kano Pillars

Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Kano Pillars FC, touched down in Dakar, the capital of Senegal ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup on Friday.
Kano Pillars edge gritty MFM 1-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, while Chukwuemeka Obioma inspires Heartland to 5-0 thrashing of Adamawa United Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 20 fixture played at the Okigwe stadium.

Kano Pillars land in Dakar for Jaraaf FC clash

Nigeria’s representatives in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Kano Pillars have arrived Dakar for the first leg of their preliminary round clash with Jaraaf FC of Senegal.
The Management of Air Peace has received another ERJ-145 aircraft after undergoing C-Check abroad.

Air Peace: Coronavirus reason for reduction of flights

The airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, said the COVID-19 pandemic devastated airlines worldwide, Nigerian airlines inclusive and that Air Peace is not immune from this.
Senegalese children resumed classes on Thursday after the government closed schools in March in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the West African nation.

Senegal reopens schools after months-long virus break

Senegalese children resumed classes on Thursday after the government closed schools in March in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the West African nation.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

CAF Cup: Governor Ganduje appoints committee for Kano Pillars FC

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has appointed a 12-member committee ‎to guide Kano Pillars to a successful outing in the forthcoming 2020 to 2021 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup.

Deaths as yellow fever ravages Nigerian communities

With fears of resurgence of COVID-19 still in the air, Nigerians have been confronted with another major health scare with what many state governments had initially described as ‘strange killer disease’ turning out to be yellow fever.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta government links ‘strange deaths’ in communities to yellow fever

The Delta state Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, has said tests conducted to ascertain the cause of strange deaths recorded in Ute-Okpu and Idumesa communities in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state came back positive for yellow fever infection.
Dr Mordi Ononye, the State Commissioner for Health, announced that 78-year-old victim died in the early hours of Wednesday, at the Warri Central Hospital.

Delta government unravels cause of ‘strange’ deaths

Delta State Government, Friday, said it has unravelled the cause of deaths of over 30 youths in Ute-Okpu, Ute-Erumu and Idumesa communities in Ika North East Local Government Area of the State, saying the deaths were caused by yellow fever.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU to support flooded communities in Nigeria

The European Union has said it will provide €80,000 (N35.5 million) in emergency humanitarian funding to assist flood victims in Nigeria.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Waymo today signed a partnership with Daimler to develop autonomous trucks, the companies announced in a press release. A driverless, Waymo-powered version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia will become available to U.S. customers.

Waymo partners with Daimler to develop self-driving delivery trucks

Waymo today signed a partnership with Daimler to develop autonomous trucks, the companies announced in a press release. A driverless, Waymo-powered version of Daimler’s Freightliner Cascadia will become available to U.S. customers within the next few years, with other markets and brands to follow.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.