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FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during an event at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York City, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS-Bria Webb-File Photo

Aung San Suu Kyi troubles worsen as court files fresh charges

She was previously charged with breaches of the country’s emergency management law, connected with the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and a violation of import and export laws for possession of walkie talkies.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian president: God testing us with coronavirus

“We will not lock down the country now because I believe that if we submit ourselves to God, this also will .. pass,” Mr. Magufuli said live on television, adding that “God is testing us.”
Thousands of Indian farmers on Thursday blocked trains in several states, holding sit-ins on tracks to demonstrate against the government’s planned agricultural laws.

India’s protesting farmers block trains in several states

Thousands of Indian farmers on Thursday blocked trains in several states, holding sit-ins on tracks to demonstrate against the government’s planned agricultural laws.
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.

Group: TikTok exposes children, teenagers to harmful content

The European Consumer Organisation has filed a complaint with the European Union against the video platform, TikTok, on multiple grounds, including failing to protect children.
A nurse show the three-finger salute as she takes part in a protest against the military coup and to demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 8, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Report: Aung San Suu Kyi court hearing postponed until Wednesday

A court hearing for Myanmar’s former state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi scheduled for Monday has been postponed until Wednesday, regional newspaper The Irrawaddy reported.

Suspected terrorists kill pregnant women in Somali capital

The masked fighters gunned down a group of five women in Mogadishu’s Denyiile neighbourhood, who all worked as cleaning staff at the Defence Ministry and were on their way to work, police officer Ali Hassan told dpa.
Local media reports say Bill Michael told employees during an online meeting to stop moaning about possible cuts of wages, pension claims and bonuses.

KPMG chief resigns for insulting staff

The head of the audit company KPMG in Britain resigned on Friday, the firm confirmed to dpa, after he told his staff to stop complaining about cuts in the pandemic.
China’s ministry of public security reported on Wednesday that the number of registered newborns dropped by 15 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year.

China sees drastic decline in number of births

China’s ministry of public security reported on Wednesday that the number of registered newborns dropped by 15 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year.
US President Donald Trump has expressed disappointment in the country’s Supreme Court after the apex court rejected a Republican lawsuit that sought to overturn the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in last month’s presidential election.

Historic second impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins in US Senate

The unprecedented second impeachment trial of former U.S. president, Donald Trump, begins in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

UN: North Korea pushing ahead with nuclear development

North Korea is pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme in spite of international sanctions, according to an internal UN report.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

U.S. records over 4,900 coronavirus deaths in a day

The number of deaths recorded in the U.S. in one day with a confirmed coronavirus infection has reached a new high as the authorities reported 4,942 deaths in one day.
On February 4, Iran’s incarcerated diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi and his three co-conspirators will hear a Belgian court’s verdict for their attempt to bomb the Iranian opposition rally in 2018 in Paris.

Belgian court sentences Iranian diplomat to 20 years for foiled bomb plot

The three other defendants in the case were handed sentences of up to 18 years in prison for the plan to use explosives at an event held by an exiled opposition Iranian group and attended by thousands of people near Paris in 2018.
FILE PHOTO - Empty vials of the second dose of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are pictured at the San Martin hospital, in La Plata, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Agustin Marcarian-File Photo

Palestine to receive 10,000 Russian Sputnik vaccine doses

The Palestinian government had purchased two million doses of the vaccine, which should arrive in the occupied autonomous territory between Feb. 14 and Feb. 20, according to a statement from the minister’s office in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Tokyo Olympic organising committee president, Yoshiro Mori, apologised on Thursday after he was harshly criticised for his sexist remarks.

Tokyo Olympic chief under fire over sexist remarks

Tokyo Olympic organising committee president, Yoshiro Mori, apologised on Thursday after he was harshly criticised for his sexist remarks.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during an event at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York City, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS-Bria Webb-File Photo

Reports: Myanmar’s military plan to charge detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi with treason

Myanmar’s new military leaders are reportedly planning to charge detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi with treason, according to numerous reports in social media on Wednesday.
A former general named Myint Swe, who was previously serving as vice president, has been installed as acting president.

Myanmar’s military seizes power, imposes state of emergency

Myanmar’s military has declared a state of emergency for a year and installed a former general as president, the military-owned Myawaddy television station announced on Monday.
Marcus Rashford is ready to take the next step and become the leader of Manchester United's attack following Romelu Lukaku's departure to Inter Milan.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford fit after knee scare

Manchester United FC Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Marcus Rashford was fit for Wednesday’s Premier League match with Sheffield United.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.

Iran: Donald Trump’s departure has reduced tension in international arena

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.
Late on Friday, the government announced that Transport Minister Joel Matiza had died after falling ill with COVID-19, less than two days after the country lost Foreign minister Sibusiso Moyo to the same disease.

Zimbabwe loses two more ministers to coronavirus

Two ministers serving in the Zimbabwean government died of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within a matter of days, prompting the country to announce on Saturday plans to further tighten lockdown measures.
Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC that “if the clinical trial works out,” the company could significantly increase the nation’s Covid vaccine supply availability within the coming weeks.

Johnson & Johnson plans to have 100 million vaccines for Americans by spring –...

Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC that “if the clinical trial works out,” the company could significantly increase the nation’s Covid vaccine supply availability within the coming weeks. “I do know...
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

French government vows to speed up coronavirus vaccinations

The French government has defended its coronavirus vaccination policy against criticism that it is going far too slowly, with 516 vaccinations reported in the first week.
Human trials began on Thursday for Nanocovax, Vietnam’s first home-grown COVID-19 vaccine, a Director of a National Medical Research Centre said.

Vietnam begins human trial of home-grown coronavirus vaccine

Human trials began on Thursday for Nanocovax, Vietnam’s first home-grown COVID-19 vaccine, a Director of a National Medical Research Centre said.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a directive that they should rise up to the nation’s current security challenges.

President Buhari directs security chiefs to recover areas being occupied by criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the nation’s security chiefs to recover all areas being occupied by insurgents, bandits and kidnappers across the country.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Repealing Treaties Act of 1993 long overdue

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that repealing the Treaties (Making Procedure, etc) Act of 1993 represents a bold and long overdue step in the country’s quest for perfect democracy.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC urges fuel stations to stop hoarding petrol

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to stop panic-buying following what it described as artificial fuel scarcity in the country.

ACF urges union to lift ban on food to South

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has called on the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers to put a halt to the embargo and blockage of foodstuff from the north to the south.
The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

Oyo ZLP collapses structure, joins APC

The Oyo State chapter of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has collapsed its structure in all the 33 local government areas of the state.

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The deserted dormitory is pictured at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe.

Nigeria’s president promises no more school abductions

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that last Friday's abduction of female students from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be the last to happen.
Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

Israeli court limits use of spy agency to track coronavirus cases

Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.
The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for proposals to regulate the social media to check the spread of fake news in the country.

Nasir El-Rufai: Northern governors committed to ending farmers-herders clashes

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said that northern governors are committed to putting an end to the farmers/herders clashes by coming up with a permanent solution that will put the issue to bed.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United players know I’m a bad loser

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he’s the worst loser at the club.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Time for delivery of coronavirus vaccines not known yet

The hope of Nigerians having early access to the use of vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic appears dashed as federal government has claimed it cannot be specific when the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will arrive the country.