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Ugandan riot policemen patrol an area near the house of the presidential candidate and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine in Magere neighbourhood of Kampala, Uganda January 16, 2021. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa-File Photo

U.S. says weighing options to hold accountable Ugandan security forces over abuses

Incumbent Yoweri Museveni, a former guerrilla leader who has led the East African country since 1986, was declared winner of the Jan. 14 election with 59% of the vote, while opposition leader Bobi Wine was given 35%. A crackdown by security forces on Wine’s supporters over the past few months has left dozens dead and hundreds detained.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda accuses U.S. of subversion after envoy tries to visit Bobi Wine’s house

Uganda’s government spokesman accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to subvert last week’s presidential elections after the U.S. ambassador attempted to visit an opposition leader being held under house arrest.
The Ugandan military and police have stepped up security in and around the capital Kampala ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for this Thursday.

Uganda beefs up security in capital ahead of Thursday polls

The Ugandan military and police have stepped up security in and around the capital Kampala ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for this Thursday.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN says seized Central African town under peacekeepers’ control

The Central African Republic's fourth-largest town, which was seized by rebels on Tuesday ahead of elections this weekend, is in the hands of United Nations peacekeepers and national security forces, the UN said.
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Barcelona confirm €122 million salary cuts, announce presidential election schedule

Barcelona have officially announced the club has ratified an agreement over a reduction in salary for players and staff, as well as confirming the schedule for the upcoming presidential election.
Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
Germany’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Andrea Sasse said this in a statement just as the foreign ministers of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom (UK) are meeting in Berlin.

Germany hopeful of new momentum toward salvaging Iran deal under Joe Biden

Germany on Monday expressed the hope that efforts to keep the Iran nuclear deal in place would gain new momentum when Democrat Joe Biden officially assumes power in the United States (U.S).
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.

US election: 106 women projected to win House seats

No fewer than 106 women will serve in the 117th U.S. House of Representatives beginning on January 3, according to ABC News projections.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US election: Joe Biden leads in polls, Donald Trump threatens legal challenge

Results of polls have shown that Democrat Joe Biden holds a national lead over President Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election.
Moldovans started to vote in a presidential election Sunday in which the pro-Russian incumbent Igor Dodon is bidding for a second term against former prime minister Maia Sandu, who wants to pull the country closer to the European Union.

Moldovans vote for president as pro-Moscow incumbent aims for second term

Moldovans started to vote in a presidential election Sunday in which the pro-Russian incumbent Igor Dodon is bidding for a second term against former prime minister Maia Sandu, who wants to pull the country closer to the European Union.
Latino voters in important swing states like Florida are being hit with a wave of Spanish-language misinformation ahead of the November 3 United States elections, in which their votes could play a key role in the outcome.

Latino voters face disinformation wave ahead of US elections

Latino voters in important swing states like Florida are being hit with a wave of Spanish-language misinformation ahead of the November 3 United States elections, in which their votes could play a key role in the outcome.
Vladimir Putin has formally signed off on constitutional amendments that would allow the Russian leader to run again for president in 2024.

Russia orders bars, restaurants to close at night due to virus infections

The Russian Government on Tuesday ordered bars and restaurants throughout the country to close from 11: p.m. to 6: a.m. as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats kick as US Senate confirms Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, an aide said on Saturday, as the country faces a record rise in cases.

Poland’s president tests positive for coronavirus

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, an aide said on Saturday, as the country faces a record rise in cases.
Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter.

Indonesia rejected US request to host spy planes

Officials tell Reuters Indonesia turned down a US request to allow its P-8 Poseidon planes to land and refuel there.

Former Brazilian president faces new money laundering charge

Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faces a new charge of money laundering as part of investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America.
Japan’s ruling party on Monday elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister.

Japan ruling party elects Yoshihide Suga as PM successor

Japan’s ruling party on Monday elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa to leverage on tourism to boost internal revenue, create jobs

The Bayelsa Government says it will leverage on its rich tourism endowment to boost revenue and enhance its economic fortunes as well as create jobs and reverse the status of Bayelsa listed as one of the five insolvent states.
Nigerian-born Eberechi Eze has officially signed a five-year contract with Crystal Palace F.C., becoming the club’s second arrival of the summer 2020 transfer window.

Crystal Palace boss ‘really pleased’ with Eberechi Eze addition

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is delighted with the arrival of new signing Eberechi Eze.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed the state Procurement Bill into law.

Nasarawa orders doctors working in public hospitals to shut their clinics

Nasarawa State Government on Friday ordered medical doctors working in public hospitals in the state to shut down their private clinics and hospitals.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba to domesticate NHIS – official

Taraba Government says it has commenced process toward the domestication of the Federal Government’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the state.
The Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, has expressed the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s led administration to deploy feasible strategies to achieve its campaign promises to residents.

Official: Lagos’ll deploy feasible strategies to achieve campaign promises

The Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, has expressed the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s led administration to deploy feasible strategies to achieve its campaign promises to residents.

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Everton have the quality in their squad to compensate for the absence of injured defenders Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne but there is still room for improvement, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Carlo Ancelotti: Everton not at Chelsea level

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side had been second best all night during their defeat at Chelsea stating the Meyserside club are not at the same level with the Blues.
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APC states reiterate commitment to six months maternity leave

State governments controlled by the All Progressives Congress, have reiterated commitment to implementing a recommendation to grant nursing mothers 180 days (6 months) leave.

PenCom: States, others not funding 3.5 million workers’ pension

The National Pension Commission has faulted states and some private companies for not funding 3.5 million pension accounts opened by their workers as of the end of 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria Police commence second phase of NHIS enrollment for retired officers

The Nigeria Police Force has commenced the second phase of the nationwide registration and capturing of retired police officers in the ongoing enrolment of officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara government relaxes curfew in Jangebe

The Zamfara State government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jangebe town and other nearby communities.

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Agbekoya: There’ll be consequences if Miyetti Allah disobeys open grazing laws

Agbekoya Farmers’ Society, on Sunday, took a swipe at the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for opposing the ban imposed on open grazing of cattle in the South-West region.
1. Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina at the federal high court after his extradition from Niger on Friday. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Witness: N74 billion recovered by Abdulrasheed Maina was used to finance 2012 budget

Ngozika Ihuoma, first defence witness (DW1), on Tuesday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that N74 billion recovered by defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT) was used by the Federal Government to finance 2012 Budget.
FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Alexei Navalny emerges in jail in Russia’s Vladimir region, meets lawyers

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is sharing a quarantine cell in central Russia, allies said on Wednesday, revealing his location for the first time since he was moved from jail in Moscow last week to serve a 2-1/2 year sentence in a penal colony.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos: 2,636 active coronavirus cases under home-based care

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says there are 2,636 active COVID-19 cases being managed under the state ‘Home Based Care’.

Hausa-Fulani community in Cross River sues for national peace

The Hausa/Fulani community in Cross River has called for peaceful coexistence among various ethnic groups living in the state.