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European Union backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO role

The European Union has endorsed former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Bloomberg reported.
Philip Shaibu

No palliative found in Edo deputy governor’s residence – aide

Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has dismissed the widespread allegation that some palliatives were found in his the Conference Hall describing it as wicked and dubious excuse by detractors to attack his home and destroy his properties.
Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland.

Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland. Screen International...
Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.

Canada finance minister resigns

Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.
Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.

Israeli planes bomb Gaza as Egyptians seek to restore calm

Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia again over Boko Haram claims

Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS, has against invited former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, over his claims that one of the governors in Northern Nigeria is the head of Boko Haram.
Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said he has accepted an invitation to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.

Israel to locate Palestinians’ bodies for swap deal with Hamas

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructed the army to locate the remains of “Palestinian attackers” held in Israel to use them as “bargaining chip” for captured Israelis in Gaza.
Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said he has accepted an invitation to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.

Israeli defense minister apologizes over Palestinian’s death

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for Israeli police’s shooting to death an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Saturday.
Hamas

Israel: Hamas used ‘attractive’ women in thwarted cyberattack

Israel’s military said on Sunday it had thwarted an attempted malware attack by Hamas that sought to gain access to soldiers’ mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women.
AMMAN - Jordan's king announced Sunday that two pieces of land leased by Israel would be returned to the “full sovereignty” of Jordan as the two countries marked a chilly 25th anniversary of their landmark peace agreement.

Jordan to retake lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accord

Jordan's king announced Sunday that two pieces of land leased by Israel would be returned to the “full sovereignty” of Jordan as the two countries marked a chilly 25th anniversary of their landmark peace agreement.
Genevieve Nnaji in the Nigerian film “Lionheart.”(Netflix)

Oscar: ‘Lionheart’ disqualified for having too much English dialogue

Nigeria’s first-ever submission for best international feature Oscar consideration, the comedy “Lionheart,” has been disqualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for having too much dialogue in English.
George Deek

Israel appoints first-ever Arab Christian ambassador

The predominantly Jewish state of Israel has appointed its first-ever Arab Christian ambassador, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Google

Google celebrates 20 years of Search

The Country Director, Google Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, says the social and economic tool known as Google Search has attained 20 years.

Church inaugurates school for children with special needs

The Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Kubwa, on Sunday in Abuja inaugurated its Nursery and Primary School for gifted and children with special needs.
EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret in his Ramat Gan office in December 2017. (Ariel Zandberg)

Israel summons EU ambassador over ‘nationality law’ comment

Israel has summoned the European Union (EU) Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret for comments he reportedly made saying a planned “nationality law” was racist, Israeli media reported on Friday.

Israel’s push to strip Arabic of its official language status

Far-right Jewish nationalists backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are moving closer to stripping Arabic of its longstanding status as an official language in Israel.

CAN urges President Buhari to caution aide

The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restrain his aide, Lauretta Onochie, on her use of vulgar words abuse and unprintable names against others.

Turkey expels Israeli Consul in spat over Gaza killings

Turkey’s foreign ministry has asked Israel’s Consul-General in Istanbul to leave the country “for some time”, after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip.

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Two NSCDC officials killed in road accident in Ondo

At least two officials of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) lost their lives while one other was injured in a motor accident on Friday along the Ondo-Ore Road in Ondo State.
The Kano State Government has reiterated its commitment to the improvement of sanitation and hygiene for sustainable development in the state.

Kano restates commitment to sanitation, hygiene

The Kano State Government has reiterated its commitment to the improvement of sanitation and hygiene for sustainable development in the state.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa probes alleged illegal employment in Yenagoa council

Bayelsa State Government has set up a six-member committee to probe allegations of illegal employment of some primary school academic and non-academic staff by the Yenagoa Local Government Council.
[FILES] Scientists work in a lab of the Uni-pharma pharmaceutical company in a northern suburb of Athens, on June 5, 2020, where chloroquine pills are produced. – The company was able to activate an old license to manufacture this controversial drug, which in the 1990s was exported to Africa for the treatment of malaria. Despite the controversy, production and trials of chloroquine are carried on. The scientific community and public opinion are reeling from the withdrawal of the disputed study in the journal The Lancet on the use of chloroquine. But in Greece, where the manufacture of this drug resumed during the pandemic, the controversy is almost non-existent. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

Greece latest to renew virus lockdown, England may follow

Greece became the latest country to announce a partial lockdown Saturday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, and news reports suggested England may soon follow as other countries faced growing protests over restrictions.
Kidnap Victim

22 kidnapped in mosque, hospital in Nasarawa

Meanwhile, a library staff with the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, three women, and 13 others were last Tuesday night kidnapped by gunmen at a Mosque at the Gwargwada-Sabo community in Gadabuke development area of Nasarawa state.