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NEPC: Mushroom production can earn Nigeria more foreign exchange

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) says the country can significantly improve on its foreign exchange through investment in mushroom production.
Activists take part in demonstration against the HS2 hi-speed rail line outside the Department of Transport, as part of protests by the Extinction Rebellion climate change group in central London on September 4, 2020 on the fourth day of their new series of ‘mass rebellions’. – Climate change protesters converged on the British parliament on September 1, kicking off 10 days of demonstrations to be held across the country by activist group Extinction Rebellion. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Climate activists disrupt UK newspaper deliveries

Climate change protesters in Britain blockaded two printing presses Saturday, disrupting the distribution of numerous national newspapers as they step up 10 days of protests demanding action on climate change and other environmental issues.
This aerial view taken on August 8, 2020 shows a large patch of leaked oil and the vessel MV Wakashio off the coast of Mauritius. STRINGER-AFP via Getty Images

Ship leaks more oil off Mauritius as calls for answers grow

A fresh streak of oil spilled on Friday from a bulk carrier stranded on a reef in pristine waters off Mauritius which is already reeling from the ecological disaster, as demands mounted for answers as to why the vessel had come so close to shore.
Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.

South Korea’s unification minister visits estuary to renew commitment to inter-Korean cooperation

Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul is to visit an estuary of the Han River near the border with North Korea on Wednesday in an effort to renew South Korea’s commitment to jointly using the waterway with the communist nation.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria cuts down 2020 budget by N317.5 billion

To reflect the present harsh economic realities occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has adjusted the 2020 budget, slashing the figures by N317.5 billion.
Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.

Chinese city bans consumption of dog, cats, others

Shenzhen, a city in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of pets, such as cats and dogs, CNN has reported.

NOSDRA: Rivers records 219 cases of pipeline vandalism in 2019

Nigeria’s National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, said it recorded 219 cases of pipeline vandalism in Rivers state in 2019 with devastating pollution of the environmental.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

World Peace Day: Bishop Martins advises President Buhari to listen to Nigerians

The Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to cry of the people and embrace dialogue to foster true peace in the country, adding that his silence on matters concerning Christians is increasing fear among the faithful.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Catholic bishops ask Pope to open priesthood to married men

Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly called on Pope Francis Saturday to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as giving women a greater role to play and making damaging the environment a sin.

Bill to prohibit killing, export of donkey passes second reading

A bill to prohibit the killing and exportation of donkeys or its carcasses out of Nigeria on Tuesday passed a second reading at the House of Representatives.
Senator Ita Solomon Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate),

PIGB: Nigerians should be glad President Buhari withheld assent – Senator Enang

Presidential aide, Sen. Ita Enang, has said that rather than expressing displeasure, Nigerians should be glad that President Muhammadu Buhari withheld assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).

Flood: House of Reps urge federal government to declare Auchi ecological disaster area

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, urged the Federal Government to take flooding and gully erosion problem in Auchi, Edo, with utmost seriousness and declare the environment ecological disaster area.

Minister: No part of Nigeria’ll suffer neglect under President Buhari’s government

Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, has restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to accelerate development in all part of the country irrespective of its geographical or political considerations.

Federal, states partnership crucial to national development – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the collaboration of the Federal and state government is crucial to achieving development plans of the country.

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Steven Gerrard says Rangers fans should stay away on Saturday despite the emotional pull of it being the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox tragedy that resulted in 66 fans dying.

Steven Gerrard lined up as Jurgen Klopp replacement at Liverpool

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is being lined up to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss with increasing doubts over the German’s long-term Anfield future.
Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa says he’s optimistic the team is capable of winning the Serie A title this season.

Federico Chiesa: Juventus won’t give up on Serie A title

“It’s true we are missing important players, and others that aren’t at their best, but we are Juve and that must not be an alibi. Full stop. Now we have to focus on Tuesday’s game, because we still believe in the Scudetto,” Chiesa told DAZN.

Ex-VP Namadi Sambo advocates shift in Nigerian educational system

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor condemns ethnic colouration in fight against terrorism

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.

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A girl gets inoculated with an Ebola vaccine in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Delayed Ebola vaccination drive to begin in Guinea

Guinea will launch an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday after a flight delayed by a Saharan dust storm arrived carrying thousands of jabs, as the West African country fights to stamp out a resurgence of the deadly virus.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

US releases declassified Jamal Khashoggi report

The Biden administration has released a long-awaited declassified US intelligence report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
People watch as rescuers inspect the debris from a Nigerian air force plane, which crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway according to aviation minister, in Abuja, Nigeria February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Abraham Achirga

Nigerian military plane crashes on approach to Abuja airport – minister

A Nigerian air force plane crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway due to engine failure on Sunday, Nigeria’s aviation minister said.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Tottenham hierarchy express concerns over Daniel Levy, Jose Mourinho

According to Independent (h/t Express), the Tottenham hierarchy feels that Daniel Levy overly fancies Jose Mourinho. The club are enduring a difficult season and despite no talks of a sack, certain sections of the club want the Portuguese to be relieved of his duties.
Napoli overcame Croatian side Rijeka 2-0 on Thursday in their first match since the death of Diego Maradona, the Italian club's greatest and most popular player.

Napoli bar players, coaches from speaking to the media

Napoli have announced they will not be speaking to the media for the foreseeable future after the 4-2 defeat to Atalanta.