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FILE PHOTO- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a question and answer session with lawmakers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 30, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

United Nations, Ethiopia reach aid pact for war-hit Tigray

Ethiopia and the United Nations reached an agreement on Wednesday to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of war has killed, wounded and uprooted large numbers of people.

Report: Over 900 Syrian fighters return home from Karabakh

More than 900 pro-Turkish Syrian fighters have returned to Syria after the end of fighting in the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh, a Britain-based Syrian war monitor said Wednesday.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Governor Abiodun assures protection of other ethnic groups living in Ogun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured other ethnic nationals living in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property. He said, his administration would continue to encourage inter-ethnic relationships among various...
The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season.

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season.
Rapper Mark Antonyyo Alexander popularly called Lil Yase, has been shot dead in northern California.

Rapper Lil Yase shot dead in California

Rapper Mark Antonyyo Alexander popularly called Lil Yase, has been shot dead in northern California.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, launched a military campaign against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on 4 November, accusing its forces of attacking two federal military camps in the region and the party of defying his government and seeking to destabilise it.

Ethiopia’s PM savours victory, Tigrayan leader says war not finished

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his troops on Monday for ousting a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigrayan forces said they were still resisting amid fears of a protracted guerrilla conflict.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said this during a webinar attended by select African journalists on Thursday.

WHO: Coronavirus threatens global progress against malaria

Gaps in life-saving interventions are undermining efforts to curb malaria, amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic could set back the fight against the disease even further, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Family members of inmates react outside the prison, following unrest at Mahara Prison, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka November 30, 2020. REUTERS-Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka coronavirus prison riot leaves eight dead, over 50 wounded

At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said on Monday, as authorities tried to quell a protest over rising corornavirus infections in the country’s crowded jails.
Protesters try to remove barb wires ahead of a pro-democracy rally demanding the prime minister to resign and reforms on the monarchy, in front of 11th Infantry Regiment, in Bangkok, Thailand, November 29, 2020. REUTERS-Athit Perawongmetha

Thai protesters challenge king’s military command

Thai anti-government protesters challenged on Sunday King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s personal control over some army units to condemn the military’s role in politics.
Red Bull Racing’s Team Principal Christian Horner arrives for the first practice session ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in the city of Sakhir on November 27, 2020. (Photo by HAMAD I MOHAMMED / POOL / AFP)

Red Bull boss welcomes Ferrari u-turn on engine freeze

Red Bull team chief Christian Horner has welcomed Ferrari’s u-turn to come out in support of a Formula One engine freeze from 2022.
Former Governor of old Kano Retired Colonel Sani Bello has explained why he decided to give up normal birthday celebrations for medical outreaches.

Colonel Sani Bello: Why I gave up normal birthday celebrations

Former Governor of old Kano Retired Colonel Sani Bello has explained why he decided to give up normal birthday celebrations for medical outreaches.
As the probe into the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate continues, the panel set up by the state government to look into the incident has been told by Mr Abayomi Omomuwa, managing director, Lekki Concession Company, operator of the tollgate, that he could not quantify the losses when the toll gate was occupied by #EndSARS protesters in October.

Nigerians lambast CNN over backtrack on death claim at Lekki toll gate

Many Nigerians have castigated the Cable News Network (CNN) for projecting misinformation, inconsistent reportage on the EndSARs protests and alleged number of deaths at the Lekki Toll Gate on Oct. 20.
FILE PHOTO: Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark November 9, 2020. Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Dead mink resurface from mass grave in Denmark

Mink that were culled to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus at fur farms in Denmark have resurfaced from mass graves this week, prompting complaints from residents about possible health risks.
FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.

FIFA trials AI-powered automated VAR calls ahead of 2022 World Cup

FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.
Police officers line up during a protest against what the activists see as excessive police force against protesters during previous demonstrations, near China's Liaison Office, Hong Kong, China July 28, 2019. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong’s rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong’s classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.
Hundreds of people on Thursday began filing in to see the coffin of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires' Casa Rosada after the football legend died at the age of 60.

Argentines file in for Diego Maradona’s wake in Buenos Aires

Hundreds of people on Thursday began filing in to see the coffin of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires' Casa Rosada after the football legend died at the age of 60.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Soldiers kill, arrest 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners, oil thieves in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers working in conjunction with the security agencies on various security operations across the country have killed and arrested 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners among other criminals disturbing the peace of the country in the last one week.
People run from the Marina beach after sudden heavy rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai, India, November 25, 2020. REUTERS-P. Ravikumar

Cyclone Nivar slams into southern India causing five deaths

A severe cyclone slammed into India’s southern coast early on Thursday, killing at least five people and uprooting trees and power lines.

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2023: We will bring prominent leaders, youths into PDP’s fold – Senator Saraki

As political parties begin skeletal preparations for the 2023 general elections, immediate past President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has promised to woo political stakeholders, youths, businessmen among others to the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its push for a return to power at the centre.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senator Omo-Agege: Why National Assembly can’t offer brand new constitution

Those agigating for a brand new Constitution in Nigeria may have to perish the thought as the National Assembly lacks the powers to do so, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS closes tax waiver window December 31 – chairman

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said on Wednesday that the window of opportunity for “waivers of penalties and interest on outstanding taxes arising from desk examinations, audit exercises, investigations or all other forms of tax assessment” will close on December 31, 2020.