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Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.

Three Myanmar police constables cross over to India seeking refuge

Three Myanmar police constables have crossed over to India’s northeastern state of Mizoram and are seeking shelter in the country, an Indian police official said on Thursday.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

Report: NESG describes closure of land borders as wrong policy choice

The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

North Korea to receive two million doses of coronavirus vaccine

North Korea, which has yet to record a single case of coronavirus, is expected to receive nearly two million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor: Foreign herdsmen behind killings, kidnapping in forest reserves

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said the quit notice he recently issued to herdsmen in the state’s forest reserves was targeted at foreign herders.

16 killed, 6 missing in Abia, Akwa Ibom boundary clash

16 persons have been reportedly killed while 6 others are still missing following a boundary clash between the Usaka Ukwu, Azunchai, Ekpiri Ala-Ala, Ariam Elu Elu communities in Ikwuano council area of Abia State and their Nkari and Obot Akara neighbours in Ini and Obot Akara council areas of Akwa Ibom State.
FILE PHOTO - A 'No Hard Border' poster is seen below a road sign on the Irish side of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland near Bridgend, Ireland October 16, 2019. REUTERS-Phil Noble-File Photo

Ireland says given no forewarning about triggering of Brexit clause

Ireland was not consulted by the European Commission before it briefly sought to restrict some exports of COVID-19 vaccines by invoking an emergency Brexit clause related to Northern Ireland, Ireland’s European Affairs Minister said on Saturday.

Doyin Salami: Nigeria spent N1.85 trillion on food importation in 2020

The Nigerian government spent N1.85 trillion on food imports in 2020 after it closed the country’s land borders, the chairman of the presidential economic advisory council, Doyin Salami, has said.
Asked about embassy reopenings, Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan told journalists in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, on Saturday the issue was just a matter of logistics.

Saudi Arabia to reopen Qatar embassy in coming days

Saudi Arabia expects to reopen its embassy in Doha in the coming days, the kingdom’s foreign minister has said, following an agreement last week that ended a three-year-old dispute between four Arab countries and Qatar.
The national carriers of Qatar and Saudi Arabia have announced the resumption of air travel between the two countries starting next week, just days after a deal was reached to end a years-long regional diplomatic dispute.

National carriers announce resumption of Qatar-Saudi air travel

The national carriers of Qatar and Saudi Arabia have announced the resumption of air travel between the two countries starting next week, just days after a deal was reached to end a years-long regional diplomatic dispute.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomes Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani upon his arrival to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia January 5, 2021. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia and allies restore diplomatic ties with emirate

Diplomatic relations have been restored between Qatar and four Arab states that imposed an embargo against it for three years, the Saudi foreign minister says.
There was pandemonium in Oke-Odan, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State following the alleged killing of a youth by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on New Year’s Eve.

Nigerian Customs officially opens llleila border

The controller of customs covering Sokoto and Zamfara States, CG Abdulhamid Ma’aji, stated this in Illeila while holding a meeting with residents communities both from Illeila in Nigeria and representative of Kwanni in the Niger Republic as well as relevant stakeholders.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

LCCI: Nigeria not ready as AfCFTA takes off

Nigeria is not yet ready to take full advantage of the $3.4 trillion intra-continental trade deal heralded by the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Lagos Chambers of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have said.
FILE PHOTO - Spain's Foreign Affair Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya speaks during a joint news conference with Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (not pictured) at the Foreign Ministry in Amman, Jordan October 1, 2020. Andre Pain-Pool via REUTERS

Main hurdle in UK-Spain talks over Gibraltar is cross-border traffic

Madrid and London are negotiating how to police the land border between Spain and Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory on the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula, as it was excluded from the last-minute exit deal reached between Britain and the European Union last week.
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US: Civil rights groups move to block expansion of facial recognition in airports

A coalition of civil rights groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed an objection to the proposed expansion of Customs and Border Protections facial recognition at land and sea ports. The National Immigration Law Center, Fight for the Future, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are also participating in the motion, alongside twelve others.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Experts: Border reopening will make us competitive

Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Plan­ning, disclosed that President Bu­hari approved the reopening of the borders while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appealed to the federal government to pay special attention on its roads spread across the state as the industrial hub of the country.

Governor Abiodun: Ogun roads deserve special status from federal government

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appealed to the federal government to pay special attention on its roads spread across the state as the industrial hub of the country.

Entrepreneurs urge Nigerian government to reconsider position on border closure

The Association of Micro Entrepreneurs of Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to reconsider its border closure policy for improved Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise’s Gross Domestic Product contribution to the economy.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the former royal highnesses best known to the public as Harry and Meghan, appear to have left their wooded paradise on Vancouver Island in western Canada for the bright lights of Los Angeles.

Harry and Meghan disappoint Canadians with departure

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the former royal highnesses best known to the public as Harry and Meghan, appear to have left their wooded paradise on Vancouver Island in western Canada for the bright lights of Los Angeles.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers closes all borders

In a move to check the spread of coronavirus to Rivers State, the State Government on Wednesday announced that air , sea and land routes into the state will be closed to traffic, beginning 6pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020.
A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

Nigeria closes all land borders, postpones executive council meeting indefinitely

The Nigerian Government on Monday announced the closure of all the country’s land border as part of measures to tackle the growing incident of Coronavirus pandemic.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Farmers: Land border should remain closed for 10 years

Some farmers in the country have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the land border remain closed for the next 10 years.
President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his private visit to the United Kingdom.

President Buhari: Domestic fuel consumption has reduced by 30 percent since border closure

Two months into closure of Nigeria’s land border to curb smuggling activities, especially rice, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is betting on same measure to rekindle the agriculture sector.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.
FILE PHOTO - Demonstrators flash a three-finger salute during a protest against the military coup in Dawei, Myanmar April 13, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch-via REUTERS

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

Myanmar security forces arrested on Thursday one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after driving into him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Load rotation: IBEDC apologises to customers for inconveniences

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has apologised to its customers in Magboro, Ibafo, Mowe and environs for the inconveniences on the load shedding arrangement ongoing in the areas.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Ahmed Idris: OAGF ready to partner stakeholders on financial reform initiatives

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has declared his readiness to partner with stakeholders with valuable ideas to assist in consolidating the gains of the ongoing financial management reforms initiatives.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Troops repel terrorists incursion, eliminate scores in Borno

The Nigerian Army says, its troops supported by Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have thwarted Boko Haram terrorists’ incursion into Damasak, Headquarters...