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Strive Masiyiwa, a philanthropist and owner of Econet Global, has now offered to pay the doctors a subsidy to cover living costs through his Higherlife Foundation.

Zimbabwe tycoon’s offer seeks to end to doctor strike

A funding offer by a billionaire Zimbabwe telecoms tycoon on Wednesday prompted the country's doctors to consider ending a long-running strike over wage payments.
India's Supreme Court has sought government response to petitions filed against a new citizenship legislation after it refused to stay the law that has sparked widespread opposition and protests across the country.

India’s Supreme Court refuses to stay citizenship law

India's Supreme Court has sought government response to petitions filed against a new citizenship legislation after it refused to stay the law that has sparked widespread opposition and protests across the country.

Oxfam discloses billionaires richer than 60 percent of world’s population

Oxfam, Monday, disclosed, in a decade the world’s billionaires have doubled in and richer than 60 per cent of the world’s population.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Daniel Igali hails Sunday Dare over wrestling feat

The President of the Nigeria wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, has showered praises on the minister of sports Sunday Dare for his role in the feat achieved by Nigerian wrestlers at the just concluded Ranking Series Tournament in Rome, Italy.
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Samsung names Roh Tae-moon new smartphone boss

Samsung Electronics has appointed Roh Tae-moon its new mobile chief, taking over from co-ceo DJ Koh, who’ll continue to lead the chaebol’s IT and mobile communications division. Roh, 52, is said to be “an engineering maven,” according to Bloomberg, “who’s meticulous about phone features.”
The Board of Unilever Nigeria Plc has appointed Mr. Carl Cruz as its new managing Director.

Unilever Nigeria appoints Carl Cruz as managing director

The Board of Unilever Nigeria Plc has appointed Mr. Carl Cruz as its new managing Director. Mr. Cruz takes over the management and leadership of the company effective 1st February 2020. He comes with...
World number 2 wrestler in the 57kg category Odunayo Adekuruoye is hopeful she is able to capitalise and consolidates on her recent victory after winning Gold at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament to record a commanding start to 2020.

How Odunayo Adekuoroye saved Daniel Igali from losing bet in Rome

Wrestling sensation Odunayo Adekuoroye did not only win the country’s only gold medal at the 2020 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in the Italian city of Rome, the Ondo State-born wrestler also saved the President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali from losing substantial amount of money on a bet placed on the wrestler.
Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08 centimetres (2 feet 2.41 inches), died of pneumonia at a hospital in Pokhara, 200 kilometres from Kathmandu, where he lived with his parents.

World’s shortest man passes on at 27

The world’s shortest man who could walk, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said.
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Odunayo Adekuoroye wins wrestling gold in Rome, Blessing Oborududu settles for bronze

Wrestling sensation and two-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye reigned supreme in Rome at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament, claiming gold in a very dominant fashion in the final of the 57kg class, while Blessing Oborududu (68kg) settled for bronze at the event.
After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.

Africa hamstrung by deadly flood of fake medicine

After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.
Former Liverpool and Mali midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has announced his retirement from active football at the age of 34.

Former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko announces retirement

Former Liverpool and Mali midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has announced his retirement from active football at the age of 34.
Authorities in southern India have demolished two luxury lakeside apartment complexes that were built in violation of environmental rules.

India demolishes Kerala skyscrapers over environmental violations

Authorities in southern India have demolished two luxury lakeside apartment complexes that were built in violation of environmental rules.
Protesters hold placards during a climate change rally in Sydney, Jan. 10, 2020.

Protests as Australia’s bushfire crisis continues

Climate change rallies have been held in Australia by thousands of protesters critical of the government’s handling of the bushfire crisis. A demonstration in Sydney has reportedly attracted 30,000 people, while events have also been held in other major cities.
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NIDCOM: Stronger Nigeria-Indian diaspora partnership capable of transforming world

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has said that stronger partnership between intelligent Nigerians and Indians in Diaspora is capable of transforming the world.
India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir to review internet suspension and other restrictions in a week's time in a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

India’s Supreme Court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown

India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir to review internet suspension and other restrictions in a week's time in a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
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Nodash to represent Nigeria at Pan African Film Festival

Award winning filmmaker, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuiyigbe, will represent Nigeria at the prestigious Pan-African Film Festival (PAFF).
Ten infant deaths have been reported for the month of December in a hospital in the Bundi district, Rajasthan in western India.

Ten infants die in Indian hospital

Ten infant deaths have been reported for the month of December in a hospital in the Bundi district, Rajasthan in western India.
Firefighters tackle a bushfire in thick smoke in the town of Moruya, south of Batemans Bay, in New South Wales, Jan. 4, 2020.

Australia calls up 3,000 reservists as fire threats escalate

Australia’s prime minister called up about 3,000 reservists as the threat of wildfires escalated Saturday in at least three states with two more deaths. Strong winds and high temperatures were forecast to bring flames to populated areas including the suburbs of Sydney.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
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Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.