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A woman in the United States who held the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails, which she has kept for more than 29 years has now decided to cut them..

Woman with world’s longest fingernails cuts them after keeping them for 29 years

A woman in the United States who held the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest fingernails, which she has kept for more than 29 years has now decided to cut them.
A mechanical engineer based in the United States, Godswill Nwankwo, has declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.

2023: US-based engineer declares presidential ambition

A mechanical engineer based in the United States, Godswill Nwankwo, has declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has declared the Port Harcourt, the state capital, needs more flyovers and interchanges, so that the city can compete with other cities in the world.

Rivers: We need more flyovers, interchanges in Port Harcourt – SSG

Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has declared the Port Harcourt, the state capital, needs more flyovers and interchanges, so that the city can compete with other cities in the world.
Victor Oladipo has been in NBA trade rumors since the offseason. Even after being sent to the Houston Rockets, Oladipo is still not safe. The Rockets are beginning to retool the roster and Oladipo could get them a nice return.

Victor Oladipo shuns Houston Rockets $45.2 million contract extension

Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract offer from the Houston Rockets.
Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snowstorm on February 16th, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. | Photo by Ron Jenkins / Getty Images

Texas’ natural gas production froze under pressure

Natural gas wells and pipes ill-equipped for cold weather are a big reason why millions of Texans lost power during frigid temperatures this week. As temperatures dropped to record lows across some parts of the state, liquid inside wells, pipes, and valves froze solid.
This sudden world applause is due to the delivery of the first of the 13 brand new Embraer E195-E2 Nigerian Air Peace airline placed order for in April 2019 at the Embraer Business Meeting at Port Louis, Mauritius

Nigeria civil aviation gets world commendation

Nigeria civil aviation in the last one week has been receiving world commendation. The sector which was recently rated as having one of the highest number of unserviceable aircraft in the world is suddenly being seen as one with the highest potentials on the Africa continent, capable of competing with the best in world civil aviation.
The Management of Air Peace has received another ERJ-145 aircraft after undergoing C-Check abroad.

Air Peace resumes Dubai flights February 5, increases flights to Enugu

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, has announced the resumption of flights into Dubai via Sharjah commencing from Feb. 5
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has again lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to the dreaded COVID-19.

UNILAG professor Duro Ajeyalemi dies of coronavirus

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has again lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to the dreaded COVID-19.
The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on the Venezuelan judge and prosecutor behind the conviction on corruption charges of six American oil executives.

US sanctions Venezuelan judge, prosecutor over Citgo convictions

“The unjust detention and sentencing of these six US persons further demonstrates how corruption and abuse of power are deeply embedded in Venezuela’s institutions,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “The United States remains committed to protecting its citizens and targeting those who contribute to the illegitimate Maduro regime’s usurpation of power in Venezuela.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule: I’m on vacation, not medical tourism

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has denied allegations that he is currently on medical tourism to the United States, stressing that he is visiting the US to see his children while on his annual vacation.
Beyoncé will offer $5,000 grants to help people facing foreclosures or evictions due to the housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Beyoncé to donate $500K to people impacted by the eviction crisis

Beyoncé will offer $5,000 grants to help people facing foreclosures or evictions due to the housing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.

NiDCOM describes death of US-based Nigerian doctor, wife as shocking

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.
2. The Consul General of Nigeria to South Africa, Abdulmalik Ahmed, has said that Nigeria’s yearly exports to South Africa exceeds $3.8 billion.

Envoy puts Nigeria exports to South Africa at over $3.8 billion

The Consul General of Nigeria to South Africa, Abdulmalik Ahmed, has said that Nigeria’s yearly exports to South Africa exceeds $3.8 billion.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” in which Chadwick Boseman performed for a final time prior to his death in August at age 43, premieres on Friday on Netflix.

Chadwick Boseman’s last performance is a bittersweet gift

“While ‘Black Panther’ remains an enormous part of Boseman’s legacy, his flashy, fast-talking role here — using music as a means of seduction — demonstrates his extraordinary range and, at least while watching, nearly erases considerations beyond what’s on screen, which is no small feat,” CNN writer Brian Lowry wrote in his review.
FILE PHOTO - Farmers take part in a protest against farm bills passed by India's parliament on the outskirts of Delhi, India, December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Anushree Fadnavis-File Photo

Sikh diaspora drums up global support for farmers’ protest in India

Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against deregulation of agriculture markets are drawing strength from Sikhs around the world who are urging foreign governments to intercede with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Former Nigerian lawmaker Dino Melaye has said he will challenge his loss to All Progressives Congress’s Smart Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial district election.

Senator Melaye urges Nigerians not to take coronavirus vaccine

Dino Melaye, a former Nigerian senator, has urged Nigerians not to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which has killed thousands across the world and almost two thousand people in Nigeria.
Software giant Oracle moved the company headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas, Bloomberg reported, the latest tech firm to depart Silicon Valley for the Lone Star State.

Oracle moves HQ from California to Texas

Software giant Oracle moved the company headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas, Bloomberg reported, the latest tech firm to depart Silicon Valley for the Lone Star State.
Elon Musk took to Twitter Thursday night to say that he has received mixed results after being tested for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms of a common cold.

Elon Musk moves Tesla to Texas in Silicon Valley snub

Elon Musk has announced he is leaving Silicon Valley for Texas, and predicts the tech hotspot could lose its influence.
Jose Pereira, who was the interim president of Houston-based Citgo at the time of his arrest, was sentenced to 13 years and 7 months of prison while the other five executives were sentenced to eight years and 10 months, a statement by Venezuela’s Supreme Court circulated by local media said.

Venezuela judge convicts six American oil executives three years after arrest

A Venezuelan judge on Thursday convicted six American former oil executives of corruption and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from eight to over 13 years.

Nigerian government urged to fully deregulate downstream oil sector

Stakeholders in the downstream value chain of the oil and gas sector has stressed that deregulation remaines the most appropriate and sustainable direction available to the nation as global price of crude oil continues to reel under the pressure of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.

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Tottenham Hotspur have just faced “an egg on your face” situation.

Tottenham bantered by their own sponsor in hilarious gaffe

In a lengthy article, they have detailed what the new sponsors can bring to the table –innovative colour matching technology that will be used to bring spaces throughout Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Lilywhite House and the Training Centre to life in club colours.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary

The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.

Windstorm kills 1, displaces 575 in Imo community

A windstorm which occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle aged man and injured three others.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
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Police deploy 17,500 personnel for Rivers council election

The Police Command in Rivers has deployed no fewer than 17,500 personnel for Saturday’s Local Government elections in the state.

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The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

Kogi: Flogging of anti-Buhari campaigners insensitive – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is insensitive for two young people who protested against President Muhammadu Buhari in Kogi state to have been subjected to whipping.
The State Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Inyang Asibong, made this known when the EU team visited her on Tuesday in Calabar.

Cross River to partner EU conservation society on forests management

The Cross River State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Union Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS EU) on forests management and conservation.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo APC faults governor’s comment on state of economy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted claims by Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, that Nigerian economy was in critical situation due to huge debt burden.
Staging football matches without spectators must only be a short-term fix during the COVID-19 pandemic as the prolonged absence of fans could damage the game, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says.

Arsene Wenger: Offside calls could be automated at 2022 World Cup

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that offside calls could be automated at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with further advances in technology planned amid ongoing criticism of VAR.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

Ministry: We rescued Edo 2020 games to salvage Nigerian sports

The federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said it decided to offer a lifeline to the Edo State government for the ongoing National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’ in the best interest of sports development and safeguard the future of the athletes.