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Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Group dismisses Nigerian Army chief’s coup alarm as diversionary

A Coalition of elders under the auspices of Nigeria Elders for Peace and Good Governance (CONEPAGG), has accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, of raising false alarm about “imaginary” coup to divert the attention of Nigerians from the failings of the Service Chiefs.

Group Insists ceding 2023 Presidency to South-east zone non-negotiable

A pressure group that covers the interest of the South-east geopolitical zone rose up yesterday from an emergency meeting in Awka, Anambra State insisting that time was long overdue in the interest of equity and justice for power to rotate to their zone in 2023.

Ohanaeze presidency neither for Joseph nor Pharoah – Don

Pioneer secretary of South East Peoples Assembly and associate professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja, Dr. Promise Onyewuchim Okoro, has said there is no provision for consensus candidate in the constitution of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Africa will fight coronavirus misinformation – WHO official

Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa says Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) will fight COVID-19 misinformation in the continent.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC: How april agreement saved oil market

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has again revealed the huge role played by its members and OPEC+ in saving the international oil market from total collapse since March when prices began a downward spiral.
FILE PHOTO- Frozen fish is seen at the seafood section of a supermarket following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China November 26, 2020. Picture taken November 26, 2020. REUTERS-Florence Lo

China orders inspections to prevent coronavirus spread via cold chain

China is carrying out sweeping inspections on food importers, supermarkets, e-commerce platforms and restaurants to prevent the spread of coronavirus through imported cold chain products, the country’s market regulator said on Wednesday.
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Abductors of Catholic priest demand N100 million ransom

The Kidnappers of a reverend father, Mathew Dajo, of the Parish Catholic Church, Yangoji, have demanded for N100 million ransom before the victim will be set free, a member of the church (name withheld) confided in our reporter.

NASU laments delay in conclusion of negotiations with Nigerian government

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Universities has expressed worry over the delay in the conclusion of renegotiations between the federal government and unions in tertiary institutions.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Abuja panel to hear case on extrajudicial killing

The panel, led by retired Justice Suleiman Galadima, had earlier, on November 16, heard the petition of Igwetu’s sister, which was filed against Peters, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the FCT Police Commissioner.
Izebhijie, who spoke to newsmen in Benin on Wednesday described scavenging business as lucrative, saying that youths could make up to N40,000 a month from sourcing of plastic waste for recycling companies.

Nigerian youths advised to take to ‘lucrative’ scavenging business

A polythene and polyester manufacturer in Edo, Marshal Izebhijie, says one veritable avenue for wealth creation among youths in the country, is for them to invest in scavenging.
Pro-democracy activists Ivan Lam and Joshua Wong walk to a prison van to head to court, after pleading guilty to charges of organising and inciting an unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during last year's anti-government protests, in Hong Kong, China December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 13-1/2 months for anti-government protest

Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year.

Thai premier found ‘not guilty’ in conflict of interest case

Thailand’s constitutional court ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha was “not guilty” of a conflict of interest for staying in an army residence after retiring
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN releases banks’ excess CRR to spur economic recovery

As part of efforts to support economic recovery and propel the quest to return to the growth path, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the release of banks’ excess cash reserve requirement (CRR), which is above the regulatory minimum.
Samsung will reportedly discontinue its Galaxy Note phone line in 2021, according to Reuters, as the company contends with falling demand for pricey smartphones caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Samsung to ‘discontinue’ Galaxy Note line in 2021

Samsung will reportedly discontinue its Galaxy Note phone line in 2021, according to Reuters, as the company contends with falling demand for pricey smartphones caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said this during a webinar attended by select African journalists on Thursday.

WHO advocates right of women, girls to stop new HIV infections

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, says the rights of women and girls, and gender equality, must be the focus to stop new HIV infections.

World AIDS Day: New HIV infections, death not reducing in Africa – WHO

With 1 million people infected and 440,000 lives lost to AIDS in the African region in 2019, the World Health Organization, WHO, has raised the alarm that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths were not reducing fast enough to meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending AIDS epidemics by 2030. In the region.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

CISLAC: Presidency’s comment on Borno massacre ‘insensitive’

A Civil Society Organisation, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Monday, blasted the Senior Special Assistant, Media, and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, over comments made on the killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno on Saturday, in an interview with the BBC on Monday.

Court dissolve 27-year marriage

A customary court sitting in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital has dissolved a twenty-seven-year-old marriage based on the husband’s demand.

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

Group dismisses Nigerian Army chief’s coup alarm as diversionary

A Coalition of elders under the auspices of Nigeria Elders for Peace and Good Governance (CONEPAGG), has accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, of raising false alarm about “imaginary” coup to divert the attention of Nigerians from the failings of the Service Chiefs.