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Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, saying his second term is not for relaxation.

Ondo governor sworn-in for second term, pledges to work harder

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa were on Wednesday sworn-in as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state, saying his second term is not for relaxation. The inauguration ceremony...
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

CLO: Oro Think Tank’s marginalisation allegation against Akwa Ibom governor unjustified

The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.

VSF: Osun government is responsible, responsive

Victims Support Fund, the Nigeria Foundation that provides interventions to support victims of terrorism and insurgency as well as support to agencies involved in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria, has lauded the Governor Gboyega Oyetola-led government in Osun State, describing it as a responsible and responsive government deserving of strategic interventions and partnerships.
A flooded area of Buzi, central Mozambique, on March 20, 2019, after the passage of cyclone Idai. Adrien BARBIER AFP-File

Mozambique to be hit by another tropical storm

A tropical storm likely to intensify into a cyclone is approaching Mozambique, South Africa’s Weather Services (SAWS) said on Wednesday, battering an area hit by cyclone Eloise less than a month back.
A soldier of the FARDC (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) takes cover during exchanges of fire with members of the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in Opira. Alain Wandimoyi-AFP

Eleven dead as rebels attack military sites in DRC city

Eleven people were killed after separatist insurgents attacked two military camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo's main mining centre of Lubumbashi Sunday, the city's mayor said.

2023: Enugu youths mobilise for active participation

Youths in Enugu State have said that they would not watch the political activities of 2023 from the sidelines as they commenced sensitisation for awareness creation with a view to mobilising full participation in the process.
Unidentified staffers assist a visitor with directions at Mpilo Central Hospital on January 28, 2021 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. (Photo by KB Mpofu-Getty Images)

Zimbabwe pledges to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign next week

Zimbabwe will begin its Covid-19 vaccination campaign next week, the health ministry said on Friday, potentially positioning it as the first southern African country to start inoculating citizens.

Third case of Ebola in a week discovered in DRC

The case was found in Butembo, a city of over one million people and the epicentre of a major outbreak of the disease that was declared over last June after nearly two years.
The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

Delta coronavirus mobile courts commence sitting

The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro, has announced that mobile courts for non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols would commence sitting across the state on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

2020: Anambra records 245 road traffic crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Command in Anambra said on Wednesday that 83 persons died in the 245 road traffic crashes recorded in the state in 2020.
The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

Delta chief judge constitutes coronavirus mobile courts

The Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro, has constituted mobile courts in the three senatorial districts of the state to enforce the COVID-19 protocols in order to contain the spread of the virus .
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

2023: Group begs Yahaya Bello to join presidential race

As the preparations for Nigeria’s presidency in 2023 intensifies, a diaspora group known as Governor Yahaya Bello Solidarity Movement, has joined the voices calling on Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to join the race.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

Central Africa government forces retake key town from rebels

Forces loyal to the Central African Republic government have retaken a key town from rebels, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday, as the UN said peacekeepers would maintain a "robust" posture.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government to give N20, 000 grant to 125,000 rural women each

At least, 125,000 rural women will benefit from the grant for rural women project and symbolic disbursement aimed at supporting each beneficiary with a sum of N20, 000, the federal government has disclosed.
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Delta community leaders, stakeholders worry over ‘herdsmen incursion’

Community leaders and other stakeholders across the three senatorial districts of Delta State have raised the alarm over the influx of herdsmen into the state, saying it was a huge threat to the security of the state.
Rain falls before the landfall of cyclone Eloise in Beira, Mozambique January 22, 2021, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Video obtained by REUTERS

Tropical cyclone Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique, loses strength

Tropical cyclone Eloise made landfall in Mozambique early on Saturday, hitting the coastal city of Beira with huge gusts of wind and heavy rains, but was losing strength as it progressed, a South African weather official said.
“Residents will have to stay at their premises to avoid cross-infection until they get their test results,” health minister Sophia Chan told reporters on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in lockdown

The city’s first coronavirus lockdown as authorities battle an outbreak in one of its poorest and most densely packed districts. About 10,000 residents must stay home until all of them have been tested for the new coronavirus and results largely determined.
People line up to get their nucleic acid test following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China January 22, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Long queues as China’s capital launches mass virus tests

Long queues formed in some districts in Beijing, where mass testing was launched following several consecutive days of new cases. City officials said there were some “leaks” in epidemic control in some rural areas, with inadequate adherance to rules on wearing masks, social distancing and temperature checks.
Five people were shot dead in central Mexico City, the local security secretariat said Saturday, a rare attack in the capital and likely linked to organized crime, according to local media.

Five shot dead in rare Mexico City attack

Five people were shot dead in central Mexico City, the local security secretariat said Saturday, a rare attack in the capital and likely linked to organized crime, according to local media.

Kaduna CPFN chair: Bishop Kukah spoke minds of majority of Nigerians

Chairman, Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN), Kaduna State chapter, Pastor Shola Olatunbosun has said that the Christmas outburst on the state of the nation by the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Kukah, was in order because he spoke the minds of majority of Nigerians.
Rescuers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Mamuju in Western Sulawesi on Friday after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake [Firdaus- AFP]

Quake aftershock rocks Indonesia as search continues

An aftershock hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, on Saturday, as rescue workers searched for people trapped under rubble after an earthquake killed about 45 people, injured hundreds and sent thousands fleeing in terror.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna enrols 400,000 residents for contributory health scheme

Over 400,000 residents of Kaduna have been enrolled into the state’s Contributory Health Scheme, Aliyu Saidu, the Director-General of Kaduna State Contributory Health Management Agency said.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Marcos Alonso craves for new Chelsea deal

The Spanish left-back’s camp had been working on a move away from the Blues after he was frozen out by ex-Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits abduct schoolgirls in Zamfara

Armed bandits have invaded a girls’ school in Zamfara, abducting at least three hundred students.

US partners NCS on service delivery in Nigerian prisons

The United States has partnered with the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) to enhance efficiency and service delivery of prisons in the nation.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Northern governors condemn Zamfara schoolgirls abduction

The Northern States Governors Forum on Friday condemned another attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted, saying enough is enough.
Governor Samuel Ortom has denied reports that he requested a return of confiscated weapons.

Benue governor: We’re not against any tribe but killer herdsmen

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says people of the state are fighting against terrorists and killer herdsmen, not against the Fulani ethnic group as some Nigerians believe.