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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC arraigns Senator Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani.
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash in Los Angeles

Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy...
Passengers wearing protective face masks sit after landing from China at the Charles De Gaulle Airport on January 26, 2020 in Roissy-en-France. – China expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000, as the United States and France prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak’s epicentre. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP)

Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade

Paris, home to two of the three French people taken ill in China’s coronavirus outbreak, cancelled a Lunar New Year parade on Sunday as a “precaution”, the capital’s mayor Anne Hidalgo said.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

SERAP to sue Cross River governor, PDP over detention of journalist Agba Jalingo

A non-profit organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue Cross River government and the state governor, Ben Ayade, over the continuous detention of a Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
According to a Korean Central News Agency dispatch, the name of Kim Kyong Hui was included in a list of top North Korean officials who watched a performance marking Lunar New Year’s Day with Kim Jong Un at a Pyongyang theater on Saturday.

Kim Jong Un’s aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fate

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt made her first public appearance in about six years, state media reported Sunday, quelling years of rumors that she was purged or executed by her nephew after helping him inherit power from his father.
Forensic team works at an exhumation site in the village of Yancolo as they search for human remains of the El Mozote massacre in the town of Cacaopera, El Salvador [Jose Cabezas-Reuters]

El Salvador general admits army carried out El Mozote massacre

A retired Salvadoran general on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the armed forces were responsible for a notorious 1981 massacre of nearly 1,000 people during the country's civil war.
Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri: Juventus job could be my last

The former Chelsea boss is in his 30th year as a coach and has arguably reached the highest point of his career by taking charge of the Italian champions.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus

A SARS-like virus has claimed 26 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Katsina couple on trial for culpable homicide

A 58-year-old man, Badamosi Mohammed, and his 22-year-old wife, Maimuna, are currently facing charges of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide over the death of one Salihu Mohammed.

Bandits attack protesting traders in Enugu

Bandits on Thursday attacked some members of Ogbete Main Market Traders Association in Enugu State, who were protesting the alleged refusal of the former Caretaker Committee Chairman, John Eze, to vacate office.
The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN.

Malabu scandal: Court remands ex-AGF Adoke, others in EFCC custody

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the remand of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and two of his co-defendants in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over their alleged involvement in the Malabu Oil scam.

Butcher docked over alleged threat to kill woman who underpriced meat

The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned an 18-year-old butcher, Sanda-ciddi Sinole, who allegedly threatened to stab a woman with a dagger for underpricing meat.

Former lover in court for allegedly stealing jewellery, property worth M343,000

A 35-year-old applicant, Micheal Igba, who allegedly stole wristwatches, jewelry and cosmetics belonging to his former girlfriend, on Thursday appeared in a Life Camp Magistrate Court, in Abuja.
International Press Institute (IPI)

IPI supports call for investigation into hacking of Jeff Bezos’s phone

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today supported the call by two U.N. special rapporteurs for an investigation into the hacking of The Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos by the Saudi government.
Alisson Becker is set to make his return from a calf injury against Manchester United this weekend as the Reds look to continue their winning form.

Jurgen Klopp explains how Alisson Becker has exceeded Liverpool hopes

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised goalkeeper Alisson Becker for “making difficult things look easy”.
China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

Concern grows about deadly virus in rural China as Wuhan sealed

The public security bureau in the rural town of Dazhu in China's northeast Sichuan province is bustling ahead of the Lunar New Year with families from larger cities on the east coast getting passports, travel passes and other documents updated while they are back in their hometown.
Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho vows to work harder

The former Manchester City striker has had to play second fiddle, perhaps unsurprisingly, to Jamie Vardy, who has shone since Brendan Rodgers replaced Claude Puel last season.
Manchester United have rediscovered a spark and the return of Paul Pogba can see them take the “next step” as the Frenchman has the ability to “unlock the door”, says Ryan Giggs.

Paul Pogba’s agent hints at potential Manchester United exit

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted the Manchester United star could leave Old Trafford if he is unhappy at the end of the season.

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Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong condemns killings in Plateau

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has condemned the recent attack and killing of innocent people in Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of the state.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

Bayelsa guber: Tribunal dismisses Green Party petition against David Lyon

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by Eneyi Zidougha of Green Party (GP), challenging the victory of David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in the governorship poll.
Liverpool’s controversial application to trademark the name ‘Liverpool’ has been unsuccessful.

Club owner wants Liverpool fined over plans to field weakened side in FA Cup...

Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt has called on the FA to fine Liverpool for their decision to field a weakened team in their Emirates FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town.

Lassa fever: Four suspected cases recorded in Adamawa

Adamawa State government on Monday confirmed four suspected cases of Lassa Fever in the state.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor seeks approval for N15 billion loan to fund free education

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked for the approval of the State House of Assembly to borrow N15billion from Guaranty Trust Bank in the name of the 44 local governments of the state to run his government’s free education policy.