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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Borno killing: Nigerian government urges residents to not lose hope in military

Following Saturday’s killing of some farmers by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno, the Federal Government has urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the capability and commitment of the military to routing the terrorists.
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

South Africa becomes new head of UN Security Council

In December, there will be a ministerial-level debate on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Security Sector Governance and Reform,” said Matjila, adding that the country would organise high-level open videoconference debate on cooperation between the UN and AU peace and security architectures.

FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria stock market resumes December with N55 billion gain

The Nigeria stock market on Tuesday sustained bullish sentiment to open the month of December with N55 billion growth due to buying interests in Tier 1 banks.

PDP, APC bicker over court judgment in Bayelsa

Ahead the December 5, Bayelsa West Senatorial bye-election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) are bickering over the Court judgment which disqualified the APC candidate, Peremobowei Ebebi, from contesting the election.

Lagos Assembly confirms commission nominees, passes lottery authority bill into law

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for the state’s Local Government Service Commission.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 23

IDPWDs: Nigerian government pledges continuous support for persons with disabilities

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, speaking at a press conference in Abuja to mark the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, IDPWDs, assured that the government was committed to improving the standards of the vulnerable and also protect the rights of persons with disabilities.

NCAA cautions pilots, others over adverse weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued advisory circular to caution pilots, airline operators and others on severe harmattan haze/fog phenomenon prevalent in Nigerian airports.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Labour to resume suspended strike in Niger on Tuesday

Organized Labour in Niger state has on Tuesday announced the resumption of their suspended strike over the slash of salaries by the state government.
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine, target December rollout

In their pursuit of a European launch, potentially this year, the partners are neck-and-neck with rival Moderna, which said on Monday it would ask the EU regulator to recommend conditional approval for its shot.
People wait in line as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributes food outside a church in Los Angeles, California, US [Mike Blake-Reuters]

US braces for continued surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalisations

As newly reported cases of the coronavirus continued to spike across much of the United States, breaking records for hospitalisations, some local leaders are moving to enact more stringent restrictions.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

PTF: NYSC stream resumes camping on December 3

The second stream of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) would take off from Thursday, December 3, 2020, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus has announced.
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: Nigerian government cautions against travelling during Yuletide

Ahead of this year’s Yuletide, the Federal Government has cautioned Nigerians against “non-essential” trips, expressing concerns that such trips could least to further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has looked to further rile rival Anthony Joshua by claiming his fellow Brit would make the easiest opponent of all boxers who have called him out.

Tyson Fury: Anthony Joshua would be my easiest opponent

World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has looked to further rile rival Anthony Joshua by claiming his fellow Brit would make the easiest opponent of all boxers who have called him out.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Post-UTME: UNIBEN promises to comply with coronavirus protocols

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) says it is ready to comply with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols on Coronavirus (COVID-19), ahead of its Post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post–UTME) scheduled for Dec. 2.
Helen Gluckman poses with a picture of her father Jan, who died of COVID-19 in a Swedish nursing home in April, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Stockholm, Sweden November 27, 2020. REUTERS-Anna Ringstrom

Sweden’s nursing home coronavirus failures haunt relatives left behind

In April, a nurse at a Stockholm home for the elderly told Helen Gluckman that her 83-year-old father would likely not live for long. He had been stricken by COVID-19 and the home recommended putting him on end-of-life care, she said.

World AIDS Day: AHF-Nigeria urges everyone to keep fighting “The Other Pandemic”

While COVID-19 has devastated communities worldwide and remained in the spotlight since last year, the world must keep fighting to protect gains made against HIV/AIDS—a pandemic that has been raging for over 30 years and remains a global public health crisis.
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Malawi farmers protest cannabis license fees

Malawi’s new Cannabis Regulatory Authority this week said the country is ready to become the latest in Africa to produce the plant for medicinal and industrial use.

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Donald Trump threatens military spending veto in social media bias battle

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Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola on project inspection with contractors.

Nigerians government warns residents not to destroy projects sited in communities

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH) has warned Nigerians against destroying the projects sited in their communities by the Federal Government.
The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

EU, Germany donate solar hybrid system to NCDC

The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the German government has donated a solar hybrid system to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Daily Times reports.
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker added to Liverpool’s long injury list as Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his Champions League debut for Ajax’s visit to Anfield on Tuesday night.

Alisson Becker adds to Liverpool injury woes

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker added to Liverpool’s long injury list as Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his Champions League debut for Ajax’s visit to Anfield on Tuesday night.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named Forbes’ African of the Year

Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named by business magazine Forbes as the African of the Year, becoming the first woman to clinch the award.