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FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden cries during an event at Major Joseph R. Beau Biden III National Guard-Reserve Center at New Castle County Airport in New Castle, Delaware, U.S. January 19, 2021. REUTERS-Tom Brenner

EU hails Joe Biden’s ‘new dawn’ but wants tough tech rules

The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a “new dawn” for Europe and the United States, while insisting U.S. technology companies should be regulated to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online.
After he lost his reelection bid in November, Donald Trump immediately told allies he planned to run for president again in 2024, preparing to announce as soon as Inauguration Day.

Donald Trump suspends deportation of Venezuelans for 18 months

The outgoing President Donald Trump has signed an executive order suspending the deportation of Venezuelans from US territory for a period of 18 months, citing the ongoing crisis in their own country.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan: Senate won’t fight President Buhari to please anybody

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said yesterday that the National Assembly has no reason whatsoever to fight President Muhammadu Buhari in order to please anybody in the country.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: Nigerian military doing its best to tackle insecurity

The efforts of the military to address the rising level of insecurity in the country was acknowledged on Tuesday as the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, said the Nigerian military was currently doing its best to tackle the security menace.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court orders service of N250m suit against Ex-President Obasanjo’s ex-aide

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered service of a N250 million damages suit against Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo to relocate appeal, federal high court from Ikpoba hills to GRA

Edo State government has set in motion plans to relocate both the Federal Court and the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal from their present locations from Ikpoba Hills to Aiguobasimwin Street in the Government Reservation Area (GRA).
U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has formally resigned her Senate seat in preparation for her inauguration on Wednesday alongside President-elect Joe Biden.

US VP-elect Kamala Harris resigns her Senate seat

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has formally resigned her Senate seat in preparation for her inauguration on Wednesday alongside President-elect Joe Biden.
FILE PHOTO - Former pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung appears outside West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2020. REUTERS-Lam Yik

Former Hong Kong lawmaker rejects HSBC’s explanation for frozen accounts

Former Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui has renewed his criticism of HSBC for freezing his local bank accounts even after the global bank’s chief executive, Noel Quinn, wrote to him to explain the circumstances of the change.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Lagos PDP backs Oyo governor as Southwest leader

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Saturday, that it has endorsed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as the leader of the party in the South West.
Parler, which claims it had more than 12 million users before being shut out by large service providers, styles itself as a 'free-speech' space and has been favoured by supporters of US President Donald Trump [Gabby Jones-Bloomberg]

Parler chief says social app may not return

Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by prominent service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari greets Senate president at 62

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on his 62nd birthday, cherishing the maturity and purposeful leadership that the lawmaker has brought to the upper chamber.
Image - Interim boss Wayne Rooney and the players met with club CEO Stephen Pearce to discuss the issue on Wednesday

Derby County unable to pay first team in full amid takeover doubts

Derby County's chief executive has told the first-team squad that the club is unable to currently afford to pay them their outstanding wages from December, but is working to address the problem.
A witness yesterday gave an account of how Osun State House of Assembly Speaker Timothy Owoeye was duped of N38 million by fraudsters.

Osun assemblyman declare confidence in Speaker Owoeye

Twenty-two members of Osun House of Assembly on Wednesday declared that they have confidence in the leadership of Mr Timothy Owoeye as the Speaker of the Seventh Assembly in the state.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits the Scottish champions' decision to go to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp was a mistake after 13 players were forced into self-isolation.

Celtic’s Dubai trip was a ‘mistake’ – chief

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits the Scottish champions' decision to go to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp was a "mistake" after 13 players were forced into self-isolation.
FILE PHOTO - Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins poses for the media in London February 12, 2013. REUTERS-Luke MacGregor

Bank of England candidate feels heat from bitcoin’s red-hot rally

A candidate for the Bank of England’s supervisory arm for banks defended on Wednesday his senior role on a bitcoin trading platform, saying it took safeguards against money-laundering very seriously.

PDP faction: We’ll not participate in Kano council election

The Kawankwasiyya faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano state has insisted that it will not participate in the oncoming Local Government elections in the state even as the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission, KANSIEC has announced that the party is going to participate.
Premier League is making plans to stage friendly games so players can prepare before competitive action begins.

Premier League clubs warned over coronavirus protocols

Premier League clubs must set an example in adhering to coronavirus protocols or risk sanctions, the league’s chief executive has warned.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

Ohanaeze: Security for Ndigbo is my priority – George Obiozor

President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has promised to make security of the race one of his top priorities.

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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.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.