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One in 33 people will need aid to meet basic needs like food, water and sanitation in 2021, the UN reported.

UN: Coronavirus will increase humanitarian needs in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance to new highs, according to the United Nations, dramatically increasing the ranks of extreme poverty in just one year.

Court dissolve 27-year marriage

A customary court sitting in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital has dissolved a twenty-seven-year-old marriage based on the husband’s demand.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

Borno killings: AFAN expresses sadness, says disaster looms in food system

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Monday, expressed sadness over the gruesome killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State on Saturday while on their farms by Boko Haram insurgents.
Strong consumer demand is helping Chinese manufacturers recover to nearly pre-pandemic levels [Aly Song-Reuters]

China recovery boosts Asian factories, but trouble seen ahead

Asian factories continued to recover steadily in November thanks to a boom in economic powerhouse China, private surveys showed on Tuesday, offering hope the region was shaking off the drag from the COVID-19 crisis.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

SWAN apologizes to sports minister over ‘misleading story’

“In as much as I have developed alternative approaches to such situations, Sir, please feel free to let me know of your thoughts and concerns over this matter. It’s important to me
People wait in line as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributes food outside a church in Los Angeles, California, US [Mike Blake-Reuters]

US braces for continued surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalisations

As newly reported cases of the coronavirus continued to spike across much of the United States, breaking records for hospitalisations, some local leaders are moving to enact more stringent restrictions.
Mr Kayode Pitan, Chairman, Bank of Industry (BoI) spoke at the inauguration of the transport sector track of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund in Lagos.

Nigerian activates MSME Survival Fund transport track in Lagos

The Federal Government on Monday emphasised its commitment to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of ordinary citizens through its various intervention initiatives.
Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, killed a pregnant woman at Rigachikun, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis.

Delta: Three killed, four buildings razed in renewed cult clashes

One person has been confirmed dead with at least four buildings razed down in what appears to be renewed cult clash in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
A road in west London will be renamed Guru Nanak Road after the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

UK road to be named after founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak

The local Ealing Council authority announced the decision to rename part of Havelock Road in Southall, an area of London known as the United Kingdom’s celebrated “Little Punjab”, ahead of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on Monday.
Vials with a sticker reading, COVID-19 - Coronavirus vaccine - Injection only and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Moderna to seek US, EU authorization for coronavirus vaccine on Monday

Moderna Inc will apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns, the company said.
Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President LCCI said this at the Chamber’s second quarterly briefing on the state of the economy on Tuesday in Lagos.

Lagos Chamber: Collaboration with NAFDAC‘ll boost performance

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has reiterated that the task of strengthening the activities of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Council (NAFDAC), remains a collective responsibility of key stakeholders for improved performance.
At least 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an insane attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday.

Nigerian governors condemn killing of Borno rice farmers

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has condemned the killing of over 40 rice farmers in Garin Kwashebe, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor approves three new appointments

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of Dr Yusif Musa as the Provost RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies (CARS), and Saminu Bello as Registrar of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education (SRCOE).
Ethiopian athlete Amedework Walelegn, centre, gestures as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 2020 Airtel Delhi half marathon in New Delhi on November 29, 2020 [Sajjad HUSSAIN-AFP]

Elite runners brave Delhi half-marathon dubbed ‘suicidal’

Some of the world’s leading long-distance runners have participated in a half-marathon in New Delhi as India’s capital grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases and air pollution that has recently been among the world’s worst.
In this photo illustration, the social media application logo, TikTok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on an American flag background on August 3, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. – President Donald Trump said Monday that Chinese-owned hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok will be “out of business” in the United States if not sold to a US firm by September 15, 2020.”I set a date of around September 15, at which point it’s going to be out of business in the United States,” he told reporters. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

ByteDance gets another extension from US government for TikTok sale

The Trump administration has once again extended the deadline for ByteDance to sell video sharing platform TikTok’s business in the US, Reuters reported. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given China-based ByteDance until December 4th to either sell or spin out its US business, according to a court filing. CFIUS reportedly granted the extension “to allow time to review a revised submission” that it recently received.
A manhunt is under way after a group of sword and gun-wielding attackers killed four people in a remote part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, including one who was beheaded and one burned to death.

Police hunt suspects after four killed on Indonesian island

A manhunt is under way after a group of sword and gun-wielding attackers killed four people in a remote part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, including one who was beheaded and one burned to death.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.
Kobe’s midfielder Andres Iniesta is marked by Guangzhou’s forward Ai Kesen (L) and midfielder Zhang Xiuwei (R) during the AFC Champions League group G football match between Japan’s Vissel Kobe and China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on November 28, 2020 at the al-Janoub Stadium in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

Guangzhou break jinx to put campaign back on track

Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande snapped a seven-game winless streak in the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Japan’s Vissel Kobe on Saturday.

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United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Boko Haram: UN Security Council condemns Borno farmers’ killing

The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist killing of 43 farmers in Borno State on Saturday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a Planned Parenthood Action Fund candidate forum in June 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Logan Cyrus-AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden introduces top economic advisers Tuesday, as pandemic threat worsens

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to take power amid a slowing economic recovery hampered by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.

European Council approves debt relief efforts for African countries

The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Group hails minister for rejecting N81m to cut Abuja stadium grass

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been lauded for the disciplined and prudent management of the affairs of the ministry, particularly his rejection of the humongous bill of N81 million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps, we hear about abductions and forced removals, so this is very important for us to have that access to go and see what has happened over there.”

U.N. seeks access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray where food running out

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps,