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FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden cries during an event at Major Joseph R. Beau Biden III National Guard-Reserve Center at New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Delaware, U.S. January 19, 2021. REUTERS-Tom Brenner

EU hails Joe Biden’s ‘new dawn’ but wants tough tech rules

The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a “new dawn” for Europe and the United States, while insisting U.S. technology companies should be regulated to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

APC national leadership to meet Kwara governor, ministers over party crisis

The Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, will today in Abuja meet the two factions in the leadership crisis rocking the party in Kwara State.

UNN starts post UTME screening under coronavirus safety rules

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has successfully started the conduct of Post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening for prospective candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session.

Oyo PDP alleges opposition behind fake production of Amotekun uniforms

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo state chapter, yesterday, said that its suspicion of opposition parties in the state having a connection with the imbroglio surrounding the production of fake Amotekun corps uniforms for sponsored hoodlums to cause mayhem in the state with the aim of blackmailing the Makinde led administration was already justified by capturing some of the producers of the fake uniforms.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN: Rebels thwarted in attack near Central African capital

Rebel forces in the Central African Republic on Wednesday mounted their closest attack to the capital Bangui before being repelled with the death of a peacekeeper, the country's UN mission said.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO urges countries to shun vaccine nationalism

The World Health Organisation (WHO), says it is in countries self-interest to shun vaccine nationalism and work toward equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, noting that people must come first over short-term profits.
Dr Haroun Hamzat, half brother to the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, is dead. The cause of death was yet to be ascertained at press time.

Lagos deputy governor loses brother

Dr Haroun Hamzat, half brother to the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, is dead. The cause of death was yet to be ascertained at press time.
Ayogu Eze

2023: Igbo presidency achievable, if…. – Senator Ayogu Eze

Former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Enugu State, Sen. Ayogu Eze, at the weekend said that a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction was possible in 2023, if people of the region would unite and be committed to the project.
Ayogu Eze

Senator Ayogu Eze: Two more Southeast governors to join APC soon

The All Progressives Congress, APC, guber candidate during the 2019 election in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, on Saturday, hinted that two more governors from the Southeast are on their way to the party.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

2021: Nigerians must renew hope – Bauchi governor

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has joined citizens and all other residents of the State to mark the beginning of the year 2021, describing the outgone year as full of it daunting health, economic, security and social challenges.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law.

PDP: President Buhari’s New Year Day broadcast ’empty’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday, described the 2021 New Year address by President Muhammadu Buhari as empty, saying Nigerians must come together to salvage their country.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was happy to see Leo Messi have minutes in their friendly win against Nastic.

Victor Font: Life after Lionel Messi does not need to begin now for Barcelona

Barcelona's new era without Lionel Messi does not need to begin immediately but a clear plan must be laid out for life after the Argentine great, says presidential candidate Victor Font.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Brexit “a new beginning in our country’s history and a new relationship with the EU as their biggest ally”.

Brexit to take full effect as UK leaves EU single market

Brexit becomes a reality on Thursday as Britain leaves Europe’s customs union and single market, ending nearly half a century of often turbulent ties with its closest neighbours.

Kwara: Christians ready to skip crossover night for safety

A Cross-section of Christians in Ilorin, Kwara, on Thursday expressed readiness to skip crossover night on the eve of New Year for safety purpose.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Coronavirus: January will be tough – PTF

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that January 2021 would be tough in terms of managing the Covid-19 pandemic due to continued safety violations during the Yuletide.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

Cyril Ramaphosa calls for peace and dialogue as CAR holds elections

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged political actors in the Central African Republic (CAR) to "desist from fomenting or escalating tension" and to "commit to dialogue as a means to achieve sustainable peace and stability" as the country goes to the polls on Sunday.
Investigators work near the site of an explosion on 2nd Avenue that occurred the day before in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. December 26, 2020. REUTERS-Harrison McClary

U.S. agents search Nashville blast site, seeking clues behind Christmas explosion

Police and federal agents were scouring the charred site of a Christmas Day explosion in Nashville on Saturday, trying to determine how and why a motor home blew up and injured three people in the heart of America’s country music capital.
FILE PHOTO - Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Szilard Koszticsak-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

Europe prepares to launch coronavirus vaccinations

Hungary stole a march on its fellow EU nations as it began vaccinating its people against COVID-19 on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries including France, Germany and Spain as the pandemic surges across the continent.

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The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, has warned criminals operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out.

Police parade 10 for ‘kidnapping, robbery’ in Calabar

The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, has warned criminals operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Abia panel orders police to release slain man’s corpse for burial

The Chairman of the Abia State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, retired Justice Sunday Imo, has ordered the police to immediately release of the corpse of late Mr Chinaka Ahamefula to his family for burial.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina directs schools to resume January 25

The statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Musa Abdu Dankama, said that the school management should ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols adding that ‘the security meeting must be held regularly and assessment of the school security situation be made promptly.’
Alex Otti

Alex Otti urges Abians to register en masse for APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, has called on Abians to come out en masse and get registered as card-carrying members of the party.
A former commissioner in the administration of ex-Anambra State Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Sir Azuka Okwuosa, has declared his interest to run in the November 6 governorship election as an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.

Anambra election: I’m political son of Dim Ojukwu – APC aspirant

A former commissioner in the administration of ex-Anambra State Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Sir Azuka Okwuosa, has declared his interest to run in the November 6 governorship election as an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.