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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.
Australian Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said on Wednesday that he was “concerned” that the debate around the efficacy of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines could erode public confidence.

Coronavirus vaccines efficacy debate worries Australia’s chief medical officer

Australian Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said on Wednesday that he was “concerned” that the debate around the efficacy of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines could erode public confidence.
A photo illustration shows the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump on a smartphone in a media board cast tent at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts-Illustration

American celebrities react to Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

American celebrities have taken to their Twitter accounts to express their reaction over the permanent suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
Imoh Ezekiel scored his first goal in his debut for Al-Jaziri who defeated Baniyas 3-1 away in the UAE league on Tuesday night.

Imoh Ezekiel scores on Al-Jaziri debut in away win

Imoh Ezekiel scored his first goal in his debut for Al-Jaziri who defeated Baniyas 3-1 away in the UAE league on Tuesday night.
Groundbreaking Arabic-language vampire feature Bloodline has secured a Halloween launch on Shahid VIP, the rising MENA region streaming platform which has seen subscriber numbers surge since a revamp by parent company MBC Group earlier this year.

Arab vampire horror ‘Bloodline’ sets Halloween release on MBC’s Shahid VIP

Groundbreaking Arabic-language vampire feature Bloodline has secured a Halloween launch on Shahid VIP, the rising MENA region streaming platform which has seen subscriber numbers surge since a revamp by parent company MBC Group earlier this year.
Previously voiced by Mike Henry, who originated the character and voiced it since Family Guy premiered back in 1999 (and later on the spinoff series The Cleveland Show), the role will now go to Arif Zahir.

‘Family Guy’ hires Cleveland Brown impersonator Arif Zahir to play Cleveland for real

As animated shows wise up to the fact that they probably shouldn’t have white people voicing characters of color, Family Guy has made a long-overdue recasting by hiring a replacement for Cleveland Brown, the show’s most prominent black character. Previously voiced by Mike Henry, who originated the character and voiced it since Family Guy premiered back in 1999 (and later on the spinoff series The Cleveland Show), the role will now go to Arif Zahir.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

Brazilian government backing Neymar in racism row

Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil moves higher as storm threatens United States Gulf Coast

Oil prices rose on Monday as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico prompted drillers to evacuate rigs and shut-in production.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.

Police: Adamawa NULGE chairman kidnapped

The Police in Adamawa has confirmed the kidnap of Alhaji Hamman-Jolde Gatugel, the state chairman of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona gets LaLiga permission to sign a striker in 15 days

Barcelona have been given permission to sign a new striker after the LaLiga medical commission agreed that Ousmane Dembélé is set for a long spell on the sidelines.

Man sexually assaults friend’s lover after sleep-walking into their bedroom

A man who reportedly suffers from sexsomnia has been sued for wandering into his friend’s bedroom and sexually assaulting the man’s girlfriend.

LaLiga unveils four new ambassadors

Four new Ambassadors have been unveiled in Madrid, as LaLiga continues to strengthen its squad of ambassadors around the globe of its most distinguished representatives.

Simi, Nasty C among top contenders as AFRIMA unveils nominees

Democratic Republic of Congo-born rapper, Maître Gims and South African singer, Shekhinah, each received seven nominations to emerge the highest nominated artistes.

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be “blackmailed”.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

Donald Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump on Friday refused to certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, and warned the United States may yet walk away from “one of the worst” agreements in history.

United States lifts sanctions on Sudan banks, ports, railways

The U.S. has lifted sanctions on dozens of Sudanese entities, including banks, ports, oil and industrial corporations, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

Trump’s travel ban to expire on Sunday

The United States President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.

Trump says US to target firms doing business with North Korea

US President Donald Trump on Thursday paved the way for sanctions against foreign companies doing business with North Korea, a dramatic ratcheting up of pressure on the regime.

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VON chief: How Nigeria can repay huge Chinese loans

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr Osita Okechukwu, has said that Nigeria has enough potential to repay its debt obligations to China through food export.
A member of the district election office Stadtkreis 3, wearing a protective mask, counts ballots on the day of a Swiss referendum on banning burqas and other facial coverings, in Zurich, Switzerland March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Swiss agree to outlaw facial coverings in ‘burqa ban’ vote

A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland won a narrow victory in a binding referendum on Sunday instigated by the same group that organized a 2009 ban on new minarets.
Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Procurement, Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima, has thrown his weight behind the clamour for Nigeria’s president of Igbo in 2023.

2023: Imo APC Rep supports Igbo presidency

Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Procurement, Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima has thrown his weight behind the clamour for Nigeria’s president of Igbo in 2023.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor pledges speedy completion of ongoing major link roads in Aba

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has assured the residents of Aba that three major roads in the city, Port Harcourt Road, Ngwa Road, Ohanku Road as well as Ndiegoro, will soon wear a new look as his administration is committed to the total rebuilding of infrastructure in the town.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Senator Lawan felicitates with VP Osinbajo at 64

The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as he marks his 64th birthday anniversary on Monday, March 8, 2021.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Senator Abaribe: I was made to swear on oath by Orji Kalu’s brother

The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, said he was taken to a shrine to swear an oath of loyalty 24 hours before his inauguration as Deputy Governor in 1999.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says the Blues will go all out for a win in Thursday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield.

N’Golo Kante: Chelsea going to Anfield to beat Liverpool

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says the Blues will go all out for a win in Thursday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.

Benue governor: Why Bala Mohammed and I decided to sheath swords

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has disclosed that Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state and himself decided to sheath their swords and find better ways of resolving issues rather than resorting to media face-off thereby exacerbating the already tensed atmosphere in the country.

Kebbi JUSUN set for strike over ‘Yansakai’ threats

The Kebbi State chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has declared their readiness to embark on industrial action over continuous threats to its members members by the Vigilante group in Zuru Emirate, ’Yansakai’.
Kayode Ogundamisi on Twitter under the handle @ogundamisi

Guns, blood and Nigeria’s borderless international borders

In 2008 the research topic for my 2nd Masters programme was titled “International Small Arms Regime And The State:” The focus was on Africa and Nigeria.