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Tigrayan forces fighting Ethiopian government troops are standing firm on the southern front and engaging soldiers round the town of Adigrat to the north, said Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, via text message.
As fighting continues in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations is calling for the opening of routes to four refugee camps sheltering Eritreans, who are almost fully reliant on humanitarian aid.
African governments must put sustainable security measures if the continent must attract investment, protect the existing investments, and create sustainable decent jobs, foremost labour leader, Issa Aremu, has said.
The UN wants humanitarian corridors set up after two weeks of conflict between Ethiopia’s military and forces backing the leadership in the Tigray region.
Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Okorie Raymond (38) who tried to smuggle 12.05kg of cocaine through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Forces from Ethiopia’s rebel Tigray region fired rockets on Friday into the city of Bahir Dar in the neighbouring Amhara region but caused no casualties or damage, the Amhara government said, as federal forces moved towards the Tigray capital.
Nineteen female referees from Africa have been selected to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, during a reserved period in the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.
On Thursday, Nigeria recorded two coronavirus deaths, the first time in six days that the country recorded fatalities from the disease.
The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, on Thursday, says the union is losing its members to private universities due to the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.
Ethiopia's government on Thursday said rebels have committed "serious crimes" after conflict broke out this month in the northern Tigray region, as US President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy adviser called for greater protection of civilians.
The rulers of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region refused on Wednesday to surrender to federal troops and instead claimed they were winning a war that has exacerbated ethnic fractures in the vast nation and further destabilised the Horn of Africa.
United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Chief, Mark Lowcock, has allocated a total of $15million emergency funding to address rising food insecurity in Northeast Nigeria.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has confirmed the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has ordered the Cecafa U20 tournament to be played behind closed doors.
The United Nations (UN) said Tuesday it is releasing $100 million in aid for seven countries that include Nigeria and Ethiopia to help them avoid famine because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent has reached 1,986,864.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club do not have much room to manoeuvre in the January transfer window and may have to offload players before they can add to the first-team squad.
The Republic of Qatar has released $1billion to provide scientific equipment and build an ultra-mordern hospital for officers and men of the Armed Forces including the transformation of Nigerian Police training schools and colleges.
The International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has alerted Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, and 190 other countries of threat from organised criminal groups during the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, including fake vaccines and the theft of supplies.
Deputy President of Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has declared that the National Assembly has no power to replace the current constitution with new one.
According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are considering making a loan move for Tomori, however the Magpies expect to face competition from other clubs domestically and from overseas.
Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, on Monday, said his administration will commence biometric registration for all motorcyclists operating in the State soon with a view to tackling insecurity in the State.
U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized and shipped within days of a Dec. 10 meeting of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration tasked with reviewing trial data and recommending whether it warrants approval. A vaccine from Moderna Inc could follow a week later, he said, after the company announced on Monday that it would apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization.
Following the recent introduction of the revised service reflective electricity tariff, the Federal Government in conjunction with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday, engaged the stakeholders on the right way to fully implement the tariff.
Taiwo Awoniyi was outstanding for Union Berlin but could not crown his impressive performance with a goal, as they were held to a 3-3 home draw against Eintracht Frankfurt in Saturday’s Bundesliga fixture.