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“The number of cases is rising and the cases are more and more serious,” said epidemiologist Jean-Jacques Muyembe, head of the team leading the country’s response to the pandemic.

DRC: Lack of oxygen hindering coronavirus patients’ treatment – health officials

Hospitals in Kinshasa are struggling to treat rising coronavirus cases because of a lack of oxygen supplies, health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) said Saturday.
Gasser Abdel Razek, executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

Egyptian rights group head hopes release will help other prisoners

The head of a leading Egyptian human rights group who was held for two weeks on terrorism charges said Saturday he hoped the campaign to secure his release would help others still jailed on similar Allegations.
“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa short story competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.
Emir of Zuru Emirate, Kebbi State, Retired Major-General Muhammad Sani Sami, Sami Gomo II, has been enrolled into the Kebbi State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme (KECHEMA).

Zuru emir enrols into health contributory insurance scheme

Emir of Zuru Emirate, Kebbi State, Retired Major-General Muhammad Sani Sami, Sami Gomo II, has been enrolled into the Kebbi State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme (KECHEMA).
Kuwaiti women gather at the entrance of a polling station during parliamentary elections in Jahra City.

Kuwaitis to elect new parliament amid pandemic

Kuwaitis head to the polls on Saturday to elect a new parliament in the oil-rich Gulf country, in a vote overshadowed by the global pandemic and a fall in crude prices.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood can improve their game by studying the movement of new team-mate Edinson Cavani, says former Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Edinson Cavani arrival a boost for Anthony Martial

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Edinson Cavani’s arrival has been good for Anthony Martial.

Nigerian government grants six water use licences to Kano

Mrs Getrude Madina, Head public Relations, the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC), says the Federal Government has granted six water use licences to the Kano State Water Board.
The first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 will be administered in the UK on Tuesday, Chris Hopson, head of NHS Provider, a membership organisation for the National Health Service trusts in England, announced yesterday.

UK to start coronavirus vaccinations on Tuesday

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 will be administered in the UK on Tuesday, Chris Hopson, head of NHS Provider, a membership organisation for the National Health Service trusts in England, announced yesterday.
Some persons with injuries on Friday stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration in Lekki, the hearing venue of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry, probing the alleged shooting of protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at Lekki Tollgate

#EndSARS: ‘Victims’ of Lekki shooting storm Lagos panel

Some persons with injuries on Friday stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration in Lekki, the hearing venue of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry, probing the alleged shooting of protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki Tollgate.
World Food Programme (WFP) chief David Beasley and World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke during a special meeting on COVID-19, which emerged in China late last year and has so far infected 65 million globally.

U.N. warns 2021 shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe

Next year is shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe and rich countries must not trample poor countries in a “stampede for vaccines” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, top U.N. officials told the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Friday.
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

NEPZA to commence new free zone registration system next month

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), the agency responsible for promoting and facilitating local and international investments into licensed free export processing zones (EPZ), says it will introduce a new system for free zone registration from January 1, 2021.
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

UK to start coronavirus vaccination on Tuesday – health chief

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 would be administered in the UK on Tuesday, Chris Hopson, head of NHS Provider, a membership organization for the National Health Service trusts in England announced on Friday.
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

FRC advises MDAs to sanction contractors who fail to complete projects

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) on Friday advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to sanction contractors who failed to complete projects awarded to them.
A woman stands outside her home damaged due to heavy rains caused by Hurricane Eta, in Pimienta, Honduras November 6, 2020. Picture taken November 6, 2020. REUTERS-Jorge Cabrera

Central Americans flee north after back-to-back hurricanes

It took Luis Salgado years of manual labor to save enough money to open a small fresh produce store, so when torrential floods swept away $1,500 worth of apples, bananas and other fruits, he decided there was no longer a future for him in Honduras.

PENCOM: 2,100 RSA holders apply for PFA transfer within four days

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) says it has received over 2,100 applications from retirement savings account (RSA) holders to transfer from one pension fund administrator (PFA) to another.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

#EndSARS: IGP orders probe of suit challenging legality of states’ judicial panel of inquiry

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, has ordered investigations into a purported lawsuit challenging the legality of the States Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged brutalities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Chitadel Gaoiran, a provincial police spokesman said Caesar Perez, mayor of the municipality of Los Banos in Laguna province, 64km south of Manila, was shot dead Thursday night by an unidentified gunman.

Philippine town mayor shot dead in town hall

Chitadel Gaoiran, a provincial police spokesman said Caesar Perez, mayor of the municipality of Los Banos in Laguna province, 64km south of Manila, was shot dead Thursday night by an unidentified gunman.

Baker, four others killed in Lagos cult clash

A baker, identified as Seyi, and four others were on Thursday feared killed after violence broke out on Governor’s Road, Ikotun, a Lagos community.

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Chief Executive of Zinox Technologies, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, has called for adequate funding for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), calling it an asset that can enable the much needed socio-economic development that Nigeria seeks

Zinox boss calls for increased funding for space sector

The Chief Executive of Zinox Technologies, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh, has called for adequate funding for the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), calling it an asset that can enable the much needed socio-economic development that Nigeria seeks.
Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on December 5, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER - AFP)

Zinedine Zidane gets breathing space after Real Madrid benefit from goalie’s howler

Zinedine Zidane had some of the pressure lifted on Saturday when an own goal from Sevilla goalkeeper Bono gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win away to Sevilla.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Military, police foil bandits’ attack on Kaduna community

The military and police on Friday night foiled an attack by armed bandits in Kasuwan Magani community, in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Following the confusion trailing the appeal court in Owerri validating All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Frank Ibezim as the authentic candidate of the party for the Imo North senatorial bye-election against Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Emma Okewulonu said he is contesting against two candidates.

Imo North: I’m contesting with two candidates – Emma Okewulonu

Following the confusion trailing the appeal court in Owerri validating All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Frank Ibezim as the authentic candidate of the party for the Imo North senatorial bye-election against Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Emma Okewulonu said he is contesting against two candidates.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Adewumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB: Africa’s economy shrinks by 3.4% due to coronavirus pandemic

The President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said Africa’s economic growth this year will decline by 3.4%, because of the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.