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Ethiopian migrants who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray, gather at the border reception centre of Hamdiyet, in the eastern Sudanese state of Kasala, on 14 November, 2020. Ebrahim HAMID - AFP

UN warns situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray now ‘extremely alarming’

Life for civilians in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region has become “extremely alarming and continues to deteriorate rapidly” as hunger grows and fighting remains an obstacle to aid reaching millions of people, the United Nations has said.
Security members keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arrive for a visit in Wuhan on Wednesday [Reuters]

WHO-led coronavirus probe team in China visits Wuhan virus lab

A team of investigators working on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) has visited a major virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and is scheduled to meet a top virologist, as they continue to seek clues to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gusau, Magaji Garba, a professor.

EFCC arrests vice-chancellor for ‘N260 million contract fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gusau, Magaji Garba, a professor.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

NDLEA seizes cocaine, heroin worth N30 billion at Lagos airport in one week

At least, cocaine worth over N30 billion was seized at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos in one week, senior officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have disclosed.
Muazu, who appeared as the seventh prosecution would, PW-7, in the ongoing trial of erstwhile Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Taminu Turaki, SAN, said the contractors were mandated to remit part of profits they made from contracts they secured from the Ministry, to assist the lawmakers in their political campaign in 2015.

EFCC: How N75 million was recovered from ex-minister’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s investigator, Bello Hamma-Adama, on Wednesday, revealed how N75 million was recovered from Halima Tanimu Turaki, wife of a former minister in the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government.
Instead, Riley Williams, 22, was seeking to escape what her attorney, federal public defender Lori J. Ulrich, described as an abusive relationship with the ex-boyfriend whose tip had focused investigators’ attention in her direction.

Woman blames ex-lover for stealing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during Capitol riot

A lawyer for the Harrisburg woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Capitol riot has accused her ex-boyfriend whose tip had focused investigators’ attention in her direction.

Politicians, herdsmen top insecurity actors in Delta – report

Stakeholders in Delta state have identified politicians as the most powerful actors involved in conflict, violence and insecurity in the state and herdsmen with backers in the Police and Army, as key actors in law-breaking.
FILE PHOTO - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is escorted by police officers after a court hearing, in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia January 18, 2021. Evgeny Feldman-Meduza-Handout via REUTERS

RBC: Russian policeman detained over data leak about alleged Navalny poisoners

Russia has opened a criminal case against a police officer accused of leaking data that could have helped identify the alleged poisoners of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the RBC business daily reported on Tuesday, citing sources.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwait's Foreign Minister in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb-Pool via REUTERS

US: China has something to hide on coronavirus’ origin

United States’ Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, said the US would continue to call for a transparent and thorough investigation into the origin of COVID-19.
Email security provider Mimecast said on Tuesday that hackers had hijacked its products in order to spy on its customers.

Hackers hijacked email security firm Mimecast to spy on customers

The company said it had been alerted to the attack by investigators at Microsoft and that “a sophisticated threat actor” had compromised the certificate used to guard connections between its products and Microsoft’s cloud services.
Chief of National Transportation Safety Committee Soerjanto Tjahjono, left, and Chief of National Search and Rescue Agency Bagus Puruhito with the retrieved flight data recorder on Tuesday.

Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

A black box from the crashed Indonesian passenger jet has been recovered, officials said Tuesday, a discovery that could offer critical clues to explain why the plane with 62 people aboard slammed into the sea.
Finding the boxes - cockpit voice and flight data recorders - could offer crucial clues as to why the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plunged 10,000 feet in less than a minute before slamming into the Java Sea. (Reuters)

Indonesia uses unmanned undersea vehicle in search for crash victims

Indonesia has deployed a remotely operated underwater vehicle to help divers search for the remains of victims from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea on Saturday. The Boeing 737-500 plane with 62...
A Michigan judge Cynthia Stephens has dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump’s campaign asking that vote count in the state be halted.

Allies warn Donald Trump not to run in 2024

After he lost his reelection bid in November, Donald Trump immediately told allies he planned to run for president again in 2024, preparing to announce as soon as Inauguration Day.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Real Madrid boss backs Karim Benzema following sex tape case

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has backed forward Karim Benzema after he was charged by French prosecutors with being complicit in a conspiracy to blackmail his former France team mate Matthieu Valbuena in a case linked to a sex tape.
Lai Xiaomin, former chairman of one of China’s four ‘bad banks’ established in the late 1990s, pleaded guilty in August to bribery and corruption. PHOTO - HANDOUT-AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE-GETTY IMAGES

China sentences ex-banker to death for corruption, bribery

The former chairman of one of China’s biggest state asset management firms was also accused of bigamy. Chinese President Xi Jinping says he is trying to stamp out corruption.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson looking on as a dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine was administered on Monday.

UK locks down over virus surge despite new vaccine rollout

Schools and colleges across the United Kingdom closed on Tuesday ahead of a national lockdown as the country battled to control surging coronavirus cases that are threatening to overwhelm its healthcare system.
FILE PHOTO: Visitors attend an exhibition on the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Wuhan Parlor Convention Center that previously served as a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, Hubei province, China December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

China doubles down on coronavirus narrative as WHO investigation looms

As a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, Beijing has stepped up efforts not only to prevent new outbreaks, but also shape the narrative about when and where the pandemic began.
Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has ordered a reshuffle of the southern African country's top police brass to facilitate a probe into the killing of two protesters last week, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Zambian president orders reshuffle of police brass after two protesters killed

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has ordered a reshuffle of the southern African country's top police brass to facilitate a probe into the killing of two protesters last week, his spokesperson said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russia opens new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Russian state investigators said on Tuesday they had opened a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, accusing him of spending money collected from the public for organisations he is involved with on his personal needs.
Authorities have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the Nashville bomber after matching his DNA to remains found at the scene of the explosion.

Nashville’s Christmas Day bomber identified

Authorities have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the Nashville bomber after matching his DNA to remains found at the scene of the explosion.
Investigators work near the site of an explosion on 2nd Avenue that occurred the day before in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. December 26, 2020. REUTERS-Harrison McClary

U.S. agents search Nashville blast site, seeking clues behind Christmas explosion

Police and federal agents were scouring the charred site of a Christmas Day explosion in Nashville on Saturday, trying to determine how and why a motor home blew up and injured three people in the heart of America’s country music capital.
FILE PHOTO - A vehicle burns near the site of an explosion in the area of Second and Commerce in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. December 25, 2020. Andrew Nelles-Tennessean.com-USA TODAY NETWORK via REUTERS

Police search for clues behind mysterious motor home blast in Nashville

Police and federal agents in Nashville sought clues on Saturday to determine how and why a motor home was blown to pieces in an apparent bombing on Christmas Day that injured three people and damaged dozens of buildings in the heart of America’s country music capital.

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SpaceX launched its third crew of astronauts to the International Space Station early Friday morning, reusing a Crew Dragon space capsule to fly humans for the first time. The mission, dubbed Crew-2, is the latest flight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and will add four more astronauts to the orbital space station.

SpaceX launches its third astronaut crew, the first on a used Crew Dragon capsule

SpaceX launched its third crew of astronauts to the International Space Station early Friday morning, reusing a Crew Dragon space capsule to fly humans for the first time. The mission, dubbed Crew-2, is the latest flight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and will add four more astronauts to the orbital space station.

Official: Why inmates of Kano prison rioted

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has clarified why there was violent protest among inmates of Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis on Thursday evening.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is very proud of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Wilfred Ndidi: Kelechi Iheanacho can’t stop scoring after latest heroics vs West Brom

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is "very proud" of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
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 rejects bill seeking to reduce cases in Supreme Court

The House of Representatives yesterday voted out a bill seeking to limit the category of litigations that can be appealed at the Supreme Court.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Carlton Cole urges West Ham to move for Tammy Abraham

Carlton Cole has urged West Ham to move for unhappy Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Nigerian government approves roads rehabilitation in Abuja districts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved contracts for the emergency rehabilitation and improvement of access roads to the Idu Screening and Isolation Center and Gosa Solid Waste disposal site in Abuja at a contract sum of N3,524,524,912.81 (Three Billion, Five Hundred and Twenty Four Million, Five Hundred and Twenty Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twelve Naira, Eighty One Kobo) to Messrs CCECC Nigeria Ltd.
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Delta government to revoke C-of-O of some landed properties in Asaba

The Delta State Government has said that it would revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any landed property in the proposed Asaba Industrial Estate that is not used for the right purpose for which it was allocated.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA announces new Champions League format with group stage axed

UEFA has confirmed a monster shake-up to the Champions League just hours after the European Super League bombshell.
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Protest rocks UNIJOS over suspension of selection process for new vice chancellor

Staff and students of the University Of Jos were yesterday left stranded outside the main campus gate and the permanent site as a result of protest, which started in the early hours by students and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), University of Jos chapter over the suspension of the selection process for a new vice chancellor of the university.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says that private school owners are entitled to charge fees for third term as schools start resuming for exit classes.

Minister: Stopping school activities over attacks is suicidal

The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says the federal government will not stop school activities, despite the attacks on learning institutions across the country.