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Claudia Faviola Gonzales, a three-year-old girl, eats a tortilla with salt at her home, in La Palmilla, Guatemala October 7, 2020. REUTERS-Josue Decavele

Storms, coronavirus, drought spread hunger to millions in Central America

The back-to-back hurricanes destroyed a small patch of corn that helped Tomasa Mendoza feed her five children in a tiny hamlet nestled in the impoverished mountains of eastern Guatemala.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Northern Elders Forum slam President Buhari over Abuja-Kaduna highway

In a statement released on Monday signed by its Director, Publicity and Advocacy Dr Kakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum lamented the five-year completion time-frame as a sign that the administration does not care about the security and livelihood of the people of the North.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 348,000 Libyan children need humanitarian aid

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people, need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to the impact of the prolonged armed conflict, political and economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
A spokesman to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Segun Showunmi, has lent his voice to public opinions on how the various grievances experessed by Nigerian youths in the wake of last month’s EndSARS nationwide protests can best be addressed.

#EndSARS: Atiku Abubakar’s aide calls on youths to participate in politics

A spokesman to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Segun Showunmi, has lent his voice to public opinions on how the various grievances experessed by Nigerian youths in the wake of last month’s EndSARS nationwide protests can best be addressed.
Turkey’s central bank increased its benchmark interest rate to 15 percent. The lira gained against the dollar.

Turkish central bank raises interest rates to 15 percent

Monetary policymakers hiked borrowing costs from 10.25 percent, the central bank said in a statement on Thursday. All funding to banks will be carried out at the benchmark rate, the central bank said, ending a policy of setting policy via a so-called interest rate corridor.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

Ogun government alerts residents on possible cholera outbreak

Ogun State government has called on all residents to be at alert for possible diseases of public health concern which are common during the dry season.
The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance, published every two years, gives each country’s government a score according to criteria including anti-corruption measures, protection of civil liberties and caring for the environment.

Nigeria declines in Mo Ibrahim governance index

The 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has ranked Nigeria 34 out of 54 countries.
The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance, published every two years, gives each country’s government a score according to criteria including anti-corruption measures, protection of civil liberties and caring for the environment.

Report: African countries failing to progress in good governance

Governance progress slowed across Africa for the first time in a decade, even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, with commitment to democracy and civil rights faltering, a major report said Monday.
The world would move from COVID-19 pandemic this year to hunger pandemic in 2021, David Beasly, Head of the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

WFP: The world moves from coronavirus to hunger pandemic In 2021

The world would move from COVID-19 pandemic this year to hunger pandemic in 2021, David Beasly, Head of the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Nigerian government’ll prioritise completion of road, bridge projects – minister

The Federal Government will focus on the completion of ongoing road and bridge projects in the country rather than beginning new ones, in the implementation of the 2021 budget, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Turkey condemns Joe Biden’s criticism of Recep Erdogan

Turkey on Sunday condemned remarks made by US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden criticising President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and calling for support for the Turkish leader’s opponents.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps panel investigates seized assets by anti-graft agencies

A House of Representatives panel has commenced investigation into the recovered assets by various anti-graft agencies in Nigeria.
Federal Medical Centre Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State has confirmed another three new patients of the coronavirus pandemic.

One dies, as federal medical centre confirms three new cases in Ogun

Federal Medical Centre Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State has confirmed another three new patients of the coronavirus pandemic.
Customers queue to draw money from an ATM outside a branch of South Africa's Standard Bank in Cape Town, March 15, 2016. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings-File Photo

South Africa’s Standard Bank withdraws guidance over coronavirus

Standard Bank on Tuesday withdrew its financial guidance citing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus which has forced South Africa into a 21-day lockdown expected to take a toll on an already sputtering economy.

Flights delayed as intense cold grips north India

Many flights and trains were delayed on Thursday morning as intense cold wave gripped most parts of north India including Delhi.
Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky: My Indian hospital condition worse than prison

Shiite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has alleged that the condition at the Medanta Hospital in India, where he was taken on Tuesday is worse than that of Nigeria and the prison.
Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari: My next four years will be significant

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that given opportunity for another four years will be quite significant for the country.

AU advocates new policies, review of existing legislations for older persons

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (AU-ECOSOCC) has advocated for development of policies and review of existing legislations to ensure older persons receive equal treatment and protection.

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Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.

Rivers United will beat Futuro Kings without Theophilus Afelokhai, Destiny Ashadi – coach

Rivers United boss Stanley Eguma, says his team will ready for their clash with Futuro kings in the second leg of the CAF Confederation preliminary round.
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala got on the score sheet in Barcelona Ladies’ 9-0 thrashing of Santa Teresa, in the Spanish Women’s Primera Division on Saturday.

Asisat Oshoala on target as Barca Ladies thrash Santa Teresa 9-0

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala got on the score sheet in Barcelona Ladies’ 9-0 thrashing of Santa Teresa, in the Spanish Women’s Primera Division on Saturday.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Minister: No quick fixes to combat security challenges in Nigeria

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, (retd) said that there are no quick fixes to combat the present security challenges bedeviling the country.
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Anthony Joshua: I’ll take pay cut to fight Tyson Fury in UK

Anthony Joshua has declared that he is willing to take a pay cut to make a potential fight with Tyson Fury happen in the UK, rather than an overseas location.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan urges Nigerians to support government, security operatives’ efforts on security

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians to support the government’s fight against insecurity in order to collectively tackle the menace.