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China bans BBC World News in row over Xinjiang reporting

China’s broadcasting regulator has banned BBC World News, accusing it of flouting guidelines over a hard-hitting report on Beijing’s treatment of the country’s Uighur minority.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s mother Elisabeth has died at the age of 81, according to German media.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s mother passes on at 81

The former Borussia Dortmund coach is believed to have last visited his mum on her 80th birthday, but Covid-19 restrictions stopped him from returning for the funeral which took place this week.
The Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Saturday began cleanup at Jabi Lake fishing area in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).

Abuja: NGO begins cleanup at Jabi Lake

The Society for Planet and Prosperity (SPP), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Saturday began cleanup at Jabi Lake fishing area in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).

Tinapa: ECOWAS Court orders Cross River government to pay $6.5 million debt

The ECOWAS Court of Justice on Friday ordered the Cross River Government to repay the sum of US$6,455,846 to the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi government denies report of funds transfer to governor’s company

Ebonyi State Government has described allegations of nepotism and fraud against Governor Dave Umahi as false and calculated attempt to malign his character by his enemies.
Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were racially abused on social media after Manchester United's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

Manchester United defender suffers racist abuse

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe was subjected to racist abuse on social media after playing in Sheffield United’s shock 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
France’s cautious approach to its virus vaccine rollout appears to have backfired, leaving just a few hundred people vaccinated after the first week and rekindling anger over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic

Official: How coronavirus vaccines will be administered to Nigerians

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to be received by Nigeria will be administered to Nigerians at no cost (free of charges) and in four phases, an official has said.
Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono was arrested on Friday on charges of communicating false information, his third arrest inside six months, his lawyer said.

Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin’ono to spend weekend in jail after tweet

Zimbabwe police have re-arrested award-winning journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin'ono, as well as one of his defenders, for allegedly posting false information on social media, prosecutors and lawyers said.
An American model and the 2015 winner of the Miss New York United States pageant, Nicole Kulovany, has credited Prophet TB Joshua’s influence for helping to boost her confidence in God.

Ex-Miss New York: How TB Joshua’s video influenced me

In a post on her official Facebook page, Kulovany shared a video of Joshua’s documentary, emphasising a scene where the Nigerian cleric confronted a group of armed robbers who came to his church.
FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden points to Democratic Senate candidates from Georgia Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, as he campaigns on their behalf ahead of their January 5 run-off elections, during a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Georgia voters cast runoff ballots with U.S. Senate at stake, Donald Trump fuming

Voters cast ballots on Tuesday in a pair of U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the chamber - and with it the ability to block or advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda - after a contentious campaign that broke spending and early-turnout records.
After a year marked by ongoing legal battles, Johnny Depp, has said that he is hopeful for better times in the coming year.

Johnny Depp wishes for “better times” in 2021 after losing libel case

After a year marked by ongoing legal battles, Johnny Depp, has said that he is hopeful for better times in the coming year.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

TikTok to hide graphic videos behind warning screens

TikTok has unveiled a newly updated set of community guidelines and tools, which include new warning screens on graphic videos, a new text-to-voice accessibility feature, and updated health resources. The update brings new vaccine information which will be added to TikTok’s coronavirus resource hub as well as resources to be shown if people search for certain terms, like those related to self-harm.
Nollywood actors Laura Fidel and Kunle Remi emerged winners of the Best Kiss category at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards which held over the weekend in Ekiti State for their steaming performance in a short film titled Pole Girl.

Laura Fidel, Kunle Remi win best kiss at BON awards

Nollywood actors Laura Fidel and Kunle Remi emerged winners of the Best Kiss category at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards which held over the weekend in Ekiti State for their steaming performance in a short film titled Pole Girl.
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were beaten by the superior side as the Gunners lost 3-1 at Liverpool on Monday evening.

Mikel Arteta savours Jose Mourinho in Spurs documentary

Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta said he is a huge admirer of Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Jose Mourinho’s management style and was able to learn from the Portuguese by watching Spurs’ all-access documentary series.
At the recently concluded U.S. Consulate General Lagos Documentary Film Festival, Konwiser Brothers’ documentary ‘Make It Work’ received laudation from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educators and innovators for its message of passion and determination.

Konwiser Brothers ignite passion for STEM in ‘Make It Work’

At the recently concluded U.S. Consulate General Lagos Documentary Film Festival, Konwiser Brothers’ documentary ‘Make It Work’ received laudation from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educators and innovators for its message of passion and determination.
A cheerful Iker Casillas was released from the hospital on Monday, five days after having a heart attack.

Iker Casillas rules out move into management

Former Spain international Iker Casillas has launched a new documentary named 'Colgar las Alas', and ruled out a move into coaching.
Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish insists he needs to star at a major tournament before he is worthy of comparisons to England legend Paul Gascoigne.

Jack Grealish plays down Gascoigne comparison

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish insists he needs to star at a major tournament before he is worthy of comparisons to England legend Paul Gascoigne.
UK legislator Baroness Helena Kennedy demands world leaders shun G20 meeting in Riyadh over jailed women activists.

UK report calls out Saudi Arabia over women’s rights abuses

A report released by a member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords has called on the world’s leading economies to shun the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year unless jailed women’s rights activists are released.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands.

CAF president facing FIFA ban after ‘breaching code of ethics’

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands.
BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.

BBC documentary arm Storyville moves under BBC Film remit

BBC documentary strand Storyville is moving under the remit of BBC Film, as part of a broader restructuring of the BBC’s filmmaking output.
UK outfit, Bebuzee has revealed its plans to release first of its new free-to-watch streaming video service for the African countries in December.

UK streaming platform Bebuzee eyes Nollywood

UK outfit, Bebuzee has revealed its plans to release first of its new free-to-watch streaming video service for the African countries in December.
Minister of Canadian heritage Steven Guilbeault commented: “With this measure, we are responding to the needs of Canadian audiovisual producers who are severely affected by the pandemic. We will save jobs and continue to encourage creativity in this industry. Our government is proud to support the Canadian film and television industry, which plays an important role in the social, cultural and economic development of our country.”

Canada offers $37 million fund for virus-hit film productions

The government of Canada has launched a fund to make up to $37m (c$50m) available to compensate Canadian productions for COVID-19-related filming delays.

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Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab.

Yohan Blake: I’d rather miss Olympics than take coronavirus vaccine

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN to revive oil palm sector, stop importation – official

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emiefele, has reiterated the apex bank’s commitment to reviving the oil palm sector with a view to stopping importation of the commodity.

Fire razes over 15 shops in Edo market

Goods worth millions of naira were last Saturday night destroyed by fire, which razed a section of the Ikpoba Hill market in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
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.

Nigeria’s central bank plans to strengthen Naira, economy through $15 billion Dangote refinery

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has concluded plans to strengthen the Naira, and by extension the nation’s economy through the $15 billion Dangote Refinery.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City boss: Kun Aguero needs time to return to best form

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero needs time to rediscover his best form after a lengthy spell out and the Argentine will have to fight for his spot in the squad, manager Pep Guardiola said.

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Absence of defendants stalls Stella Oduah’s fraud trial

The trial of former minister of aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, was Monday morning stalled at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
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Police rescue abducted monarch in Calabar

The Cross River State Police Command has rescued an 81-year-old Monarch who was whisked away from his house at Ambo by Idang in the Calabar South Local government area late Monday night.
AS Monaco defender, Benoît Badiashile, has said he has no regrets turning down Manchester United.

Monaco defender: I have no regrets turning down Manchester United

“I really enjoy being at the top of the table. To continue with my training club is the right solution to take and with the season we are doing, it is the best decision I have made.”
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Minister salutes NADDC boss over first electric car assembled in Nigeria

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum, has commended the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, over the recently unveiled first electric car assembled in Nigeria.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor: Kagara abducted victims went through tremendous torture

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said the rescued kidnapped victims of the Government Science College, Kagara went through tremendous torture in the hands of their abductors.