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People queue in front of a designated COVID-19 vaccination center at Dubai’s financial center district, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 24, 2021. – The emirate of Dubai has said it was slowing down its rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine due to a temporary delay in global deliveries. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, began mass inoculations in December after the approval of vaccines by Chinese firm Sinopharm and US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
Jurgen Klopp said Monday that he has been blown away by the standards Liverpool have set at the start of their Premier League title defence after coming from behind to beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield.

Jens Lehmann: Jurgen Klopp is wanted in Bundesliga

Arsenal hero Jens Lehmann can see Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp returning to the Bundesliga.
FILE PHOTO - 3D printed coronavirus model and Google logo are placed near an Apple Macbook Pro in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Developer complains to EU over Apple, Google app rules after coronavirus game rejected

A German app developer has filed a complaint with European Union antitrust authorities against Google and Apple which he said last year rejected a game aimed at encouraging compliance with government COVID-19 rules.
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Borno introduces three new tax regimes to boost revenue

The Chairman of Borno State Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS), Mohammed Alkali, while announcing the adoption of the new taxes yesterday in Maiduguri, disclosed that technologies have been deployed in ‘revenue and tax collection’ to block leakages in the formal and informal sectors of the economy.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has congratulated award-winning ace comedian, Godwin Komone, popularly known as “Gordons” as he clocked 50 on January 15, 2021.

Delta governor congratulates ace comedian Gordons at 50

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has congratulated award-winning ace comedian, Godwin Komone, popularly known as “Gordons” as he clocked 50 on January 15, 2021.
Covid-19 has yet again claimed the life of another well-known businessman and socialite, Shaka Momoh, who succumbed to complications from the virus on Thursday at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

Planet One boss Shaka Momoh dies of coronavirus

Covid-19 has yet again claimed the life of another well-known businessman and socialite, Shaka Momoh, who succumbed to complications from the virus on Thursday at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government to review coronavirus safety protocols, school resumption date

The Federal Government has announced its decision to review the COVID-19 safety protocols as well as the January 18 resumption date for schools in the light of Nigeria’s grim epidemiological situation with regards to the pandemic.
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Arsenal take out £120 million loan to help with coronavirus impact

Arsenal have taken out a short-term £120m loan to help deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bishop Kukah: There’s urgent need to save Nigeria

Kukah stated this in a sermon during wake of His Grace, Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau, a former Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese of the Catholic Church, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral, in Kaduna.
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MTN unveils hackathon champion

Joshua Agboola, a 12-year-old JSS 2 student of Bellina College, Akoka, Lagos, has emerged winner of the MTN mPulse Hackathon with the theme, ‘Beyond Covid.’
Footballers must be role models and stop flouting coronavirus rules, Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow warned on Monday.

Aston Villa chief: Footballers must be role models over Covid rules

Footballers must be role models and stop flouting coronavirus rules, Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow warned on Monday.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Buhari has assured that his administration will look into the 12-point recommendations by graduates of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria.

Nigerian president promises to secure youths’ future

President Muhammadu Buhari used his New Year speech on Friday to once again make promises to Nigerian youths to bequeath to them a nation in which their future is secured.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge during downsized New Year's Eve celebrations due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, January 1, 2021. REUTERS-Loren Elliott

Fireworks explode over empty streets as 2020 slinks away into history

The Sydney Opera House fireworks soared into the sky, but the harbour below was empty as a ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year that will not be missed.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss does not want Premier League circuit break

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta does not believe a temporary suspension of Premier League action is needed to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun government creates trust fund for sports development

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, stated this when officials of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), led by the President, Mr. Amaju Pinnik, paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, saying that sports, over time has moved from an entertainment past time to a Money spinning venture.
Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98, France's Fine Arts Academy announced on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter.

Pierre Cardin, father of fashion branding, dies at 98

French couturier Pierre Cardin, who made his name by selling designer clothes to the masses and his fortune by being the first to exploit the name as a brand for selling everything from cars to perfume, is dead.

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Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.

Arsenal agree deal with Real Madrid for Martin Ødegaard

Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two ‘kidnappers’ arrested in Ondo

Two young men suspected to be kidnappers have been arrested in Supare Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State while trying to abduct a child in his family house.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Mob sets robbery suspect ablaze in Benue

The Police in Benue on Sunday said a robbery suspect was set ablaze by an angry mob while attempting to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi.
Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”

OPC: We’ll deal with killer herdsmen

Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

The coming second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display on Sunday.