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All public and private schools as well as educational institutions in the 27 provinces, including the capital Bangkok, are allowed to resume onsite classes from February 1, according to a directive issued by Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan.

Thailand to reopen schools outside coronavirus outbreak epicentre

Thailand on Wednesday said that from next week, it will reopen most schools, excluding those in Samut Sakhon province, the epicentre of the country’s latest COVID-19 outbreak.
The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has said his victory at the election in Abuja last weekend was designed by God.

NANS backs NDLEAs proposed drug test for students

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has applauded the policy proposal by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for students to undergo drug integrity test before admission into the university.

Gani Adams: Food crisis looms in Southwest due to herders attacks

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, says food crisis is imminent in the South-West region of Nigeria due to the onslaught on farmers by Fulani herdsmen.
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Nigerian president signs regulation mandating use of facemarks in public

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection 2021 which makes the use of face masks in public places mandatory as part of measures to curb the s spread of COVID-19.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police demand prosecution of DSS operatives for murder

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Olawale Olokode, has asked the Department of State Services, Osun Command, to produce the DSS officers, who allegedly killed a police officer in the state, Rauf Fawale.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa government urges residents to take personal responsibility as coronavirus rages

The Nasarawa Government has appealed to residents of the state to take personal preventive measures and responsibility to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as the second wave rages.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: Our people cannot continue to live in fear

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has declared that the people of the state can not continue to live in fear arising from the cases of kidnapping, robbery, and other criminal activities recorded in the state.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP urges new service chiefs to revitalize weakened security architecture

The CUPP, which said this via a statement issued by its National Secretary, High Chief Peter Ameh, while reacting to the appointment of the new military helmsmen in Abuja, said although, the sack of Service Chiefs was long overdue but still a welcome development..

Farmers lament as ‘herders’ destroy maize farm in Ekiti

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have destroyed a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to members of the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in Ekiti state.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor: We can’t solve insecurity challenges with criminality

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State declared on Monday that his government would not try to solve the insecurity challenges in his state by backing those bent on taking laws into their hands or carrying out jungle justice against perceived wrongdoers.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Katsina gunrunner admits selling 20 AK-47 rifles to bandits for N600,0000 each

A notorious gunrunner, Haruna Yusuf of Sawarya village in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State, on Monday admitted before police authorities that he sold 20 AK-47 rifles to bandits terrorising communities in the state for N600,000 each.
In a press release by the Amir (president) of the Muslim Students’ of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, Miftahudeen Thanni, the students urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be more proactive and re-strategise his approach in tackling insecurity in the country.

Muslim students: Nigeria’s unity important than ethnic bias

In a press release by the Amir (president) of the Muslim Students’ of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, Miftahudeen Thanni, the students urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be more proactive and re-strategise his approach in tackling insecurity in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police smash notorious bandit syndicate operating in Nigeria, Niger

In its efforts to fight armed robbery, kidnapping, banditry, arms trafficking and other forms of crimes, the Katsina State Police Command has nabbed a notorious arms suppliers to bandits in the forest.
Former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and strong ally of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose, Dr Tope Aluko, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ex-Governor Fayose’s ally dumps PDP for APC in Ekiti

Former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and strong ally of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose, Dr Tope Aluko, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor: We’re talking to coronavirus vaccine manufacturers

Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos is the epicenter of the nation’s novel coronavirus outbreak; with over 44,000 of the nation’s total confirmed COVID-19 infections of 121, 566 as of January 24, 2021.

Stakeholders to block states from proposed pension funded infrastructure fund

As the pension assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, continue to rise, hitting N12.3 trillion as at November 2020, stakeholders have dismissed the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to borrow part of the fund arguing that majority of the states in the country have not keyed into the scheme.
FILE PHOTO - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela December 5, 2020. REUTERS-Manaure Quintero

EU states no longer recognise Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

The EU’s 27 states had said on Jan. 6 they could no longer legally recognise Guaido as after he lost his position as head of parliament following legislative elections in Venezuela in December, despite the EU not recognising that vote.
Vehicles line up at a self-swabbing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a Rite Aid drive-thru during the outbreak of COVID-19, in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 22, 2021. REUTERS-Mario Anzuoni

Alphabet’s Verily bets on long-term payoff from virus-testing deals

For Alphabet Inc’s Verily, a healthcare venture that is one the tech giant’s most prominent “other bets,” the coronavirus pandemic offered an immediate business opportunity.

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Main defendant Stephan Ernst arrives at the courtroom as he waits for the verdict in the case of the murder of Walter Luebcke, at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt, Germany January 28, 2021. REUTERS-Kai Pfaffenbach-Pool

Far-right gunman handed life sentence for killing German politician

A German court sentenced a far-right sympathiser to life imprisonment on Thursday for shooting dead a pro-immigration politician two years ago in a case that raised questions about whether Germany is doing enough to tackle right-wing radicalism.
South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, January 28, 2021. REUTERS-Heo Ran

South Korean premier: North Korea, U.S. should aim for initial nuclear freeze

North Korea and the United States should seek an initial denuclearisation deal that includes a halt to the North’s nuclear activity and a cut in its programme in exchange for some sanctions relief, South Korea’s prime minister said on Thursday.
Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.

DGN, AGN express sadness over Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu’s death

The Directors’ Guild of Nigeria (DGN) and the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) have expressed their condolences over the death of Nollywood Actor, Ernest Asuzu, describing it as a sad one.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

PSG losing Kylian Mbappé hope as Real Madrid, Liverpool lurk

The Frenchman will have just one year remaining on his PSG contract come June and, according to Marca, the French champions are losing hope of tying him down to a new deal.

Nigeria drops in latest corruption perceptions index

Nigeria has dropped from 146th in 2019 to 149th in the latest global ranking of public sector corruption, according to Transparency International.