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People queue in front of a designated COVID-19 vaccination center at Dubai’s financial center district, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 24, 2021. – The emirate of Dubai has said it was slowing down its rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine due to a temporary delay in global deliveries. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, began mass inoculations in December after the approval of vaccines by Chinese firm Sinopharm and US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
Locals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tuncay Dersinlioglu

Death toll reaches 27, more than 800 injured in quake-hit Turkey

Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and the debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 27 people.

Five arrested in Bangladesh after three children beaten to death

Five men have been arrested after three children were beaten to death at a juvenile detention centre in Bangladesh, police said Sunday, the latest case to shed light on the treatment of minors in such institutions.

Yemeni al-Qaeda execute dentist for ‘spying’

Al-Qaeda militants in war-torn Yemen executed a dentist accused of spying for the government and guiding US drone strikes targeting the Islamist extremists, a local official said on Sunday.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.

Delivery man risks 18 years for spitting on pizza

A Turkish prosecutor called for a sentence of up to 18 years for a delivery man who spat on a customer’s pizza before handing it over, local media reported Thursday.
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South Africa set to start e-visa system to attract more tourists

South Africa will start the piloting process for an online e-visa system later this month in a fresh bid to attract more tourists, according to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

10 migrants dead, 30 hurt in Turkey bus crash

Ten illegal immigrants died Wednesday and 30 were injured when the driver of a packed minibus refused an order to stop and crashed into a shop in northwest Turkey, local officials and media said.
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South African lawmakers oppose VFS monopoly on visas

South African lawmakers on Tuesday castigated the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for its decision to grant VFS Global a further two years’ extension of their agreement to administer the issuing of visas.
FILE PHOTO- U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Pennsylvania, U.S., July 10, 2017. REUTERS-Charles Mostoller-File Photo

Turkey seeks over 200 arrests over Fethullah Gulen ties

Turkish police on Tuesday launched operations across the country to detain over 200 people, including soldiers, suspected of ties to the group blamed for the 2016 coup attempt, local media reported.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would stage a new military operation against US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria [File-Ismet Bicen-AP]

Turkey increases military deployment to Syrian border

Turkey is sending reinforcements to its border with Syria, Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported on Sunday, adding that some 100 vehicles, including mounted pick-up trucks and weaponry had made their way to the area.
Syrian-Turkish journalist Husnu Mahalli with his lawyer Muhterem Aktas. Twitter- @avmuhteremaktas

Turkish court jails journalist for criticising Recep Erdogan, others

A Turkish journalist was handed a suspended sentence of two years and five months in prison on Thursday for insulting Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, a court ruling seen by Reuters showed.
Former UK soldier Joe Robinson, who fought Islamic State, jailed in Turkey

Turkey sentences alleged British YPG fighter for ‘terrorism’

A Turkish court has sentenced a former British soldier to seven-and-a-half years in jail for alleged links to a Kurdish armed group, which is proscribed by the government.
A general view of Istanbul's third airport, which is under construction [Getty]

Police arrest protesters at at new Istanbul airport site

Turkish police on Saturday arrested at least 20 people, including an AFP photographer, as they broke up a protest against work-related deaths and poor conditions at the construction site of Istanbul’s third airport, touted to be the world’s largest airport when completed.
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Researchers challenge fish oil supplements’ heart benefit

A new systematic review by Cochrane, an independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, combines the results of seventy-nine randomized trials involving 112,059 people.

First aid flight in weeks lands in rebel-held Yemen capital

A UN plane carrying desperately needed vaccines landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday after a three-week Saudi-led aid blockade that had sparked warnings thousands could die.

Saudi Arabia to reopen Yemen’s airports, seaports

A Saudi-led alliance will start reopening airports and seaports in Yemen to allow humanitarian and commercial shipments, Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations said on Monday.

Yemen hostage crisis claimed by IS ends with 35 dead

Yemeni forces ended a hostage crisis Monday with 29 police and six civilians dead, a day after the attack claimed by the Islamic State group began with suicide bombings, official sources said.

Buhari hails Bangladesh for rescuing Burma refugees

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Bangladesh over her assistance to persons displaced by the ongoing sectarian and ethnic crisis in Burma Rohingya.

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The communiqué, which was signed by NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo and Secretary, Suleiman Musa, further called for support from youths and other stakeholders in the region for Buhari and Akpabio.

Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all past Presidents of the country in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
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APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.

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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.

UNIBEN warns admission seekers against racketeers

The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has warned admission seekers into the institution against activities of racketeers.

Mysterious fire razes RCCG school in Damaturu

The Shalom Nursery and Primary School owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Damaturu, Yobe State, has been razed by a mysterious fire.

Rector: Contractors demanding payments for abandoned projects in Maritime Academy

Contractors handling abandoned projects at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) have written to the management of the school, demanding payments for work not completed, the school management revealed over the weekend during a press briefing held in Lagos.
Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain means we have set a new record for the longest winning run by an English side in Europe’s elite club competition.

Manchester City eye title in UCL final curtain raiser

Manchester City and Chelsea will play off for the biggest prize in European club football later this month, but there is plenty on the line for both clubs when they meet in a prelude to the Champions League final on Saturday.
The West Africa Media Lawyers Association (WAMELA) has threatened to drag the federal government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court if they refuse to reverse the suspension of Channels Television.

Femi Falana: NBC’s N5 million fine imposed on Channels TV illegal

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says the fine imposed on Channels Television by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is illegal.