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A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.

German army loses 6 million masks in Kenya

A German army shipment of six million face masks needed to protect against the novel coronavirus has vanished in Kenya, the defence ministry in Berlin confirmed Tuesday.
The German national team have kickstarted a fundraising initiative for the coronavirus epidemic by donating €2.5 million to social causes.

German national team donate €2.5 million to coronavirus fundraising service

Germany were among the favourites for this summer’s European Championship, which has been postponed until 2021 as the pandemic continues to wipe out sporting fixtures.

Germany’s two top banks launch merger talks

Germany’s two biggest lenders, the ailing Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, said Sunday they would launch formal talks toward a possible merger that could create a “national champion” in financial services.
Fireworks on display in a supermarket in Berlin. Hayoung Jeon-EPA

German police seize 850kg firework stash

German police said Sunday they confiscated 850 kilos of fireworks and firecrackers from a 23-year-old man in Hamburg, ahead of New Year’s festivities.

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Tina Turner and Jay-Z feature among the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, the organization announced Wednesday.

Jay-Z files lawsuit against Hip-Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion in likeness dispute

Jay-Z is suing Jonathan Mannion in a lawsuit concerning the use of his likeness in photographs sold and used by the hip-hop photographer, as TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm via court documents.
Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook, has spoken out against the practice of side-loading apps onto iPhones in an interview with Brut America.

Tim Cook: Android has more malware than iOS

One of the best things about Android compared to iOS is the greater level of control users are given, with side-loading of apps being one of the biggest benefits.
A new report by the World Bank has indicated that the execution of major infrastructural projects in Nigeria was being driven by foreign sponsors.

World Bank faults Nigeria’s foreign exchange management system

“Significant spreads between the official, the IEFX, and the parallel exchange rate persisted throughout 2020 and as of April 2021, the spread between the official and the IEFX rate was estimated at 8% and between the IEFX and the parallel rate, reached 18% (the spread between the official and the parallel rate was 27%),” the World Bank added.
“They merit our attention and support, not just with humanitarian aid, but in finding solutions to their plight,’’ UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said.

UN: Record number of people displaced in 2020 than ever

Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more people were displaced worldwide in 2020 than ever before.

Court dismisses fraud charges against Senator Nwaoboshi

A Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the N322million money laundering charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Peter Nwaoboshi, a senator representing the Delta North in the 9th Assembly.

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kaduna governor: Ohaneze Ndigbo, Arewa, Afenifere against secession

Ohaneze Ndigbo, Arewa Consultative Forum, and Afenifere are against the secession of any geopolitical zone of Nigeria, says Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano amid secessionist agitations in the South-East and South-West.
Chelsea playmaker Kai Havertz is being backed to overcome the “nonsense” criticism that continues to be aimed in his direction, with former Bayer Leverkusen team-mate Jonathan Tah expecting the Germany international to come good.

Klaus Fischer: Kai Havertz ‘not comfortable’ as false nine at Chelsea

Chelsea have been warned by former Germany striker Klaus Fischer that Kai Havertz "doesn't feel comfortable" filling a false nine role, but the Blues' club-record £70 million ($99m) star is still being backed to shine in English football.
Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday challenged the federal government to dialogue with various groups agitating for secession from the federation.

Femi Falana charges Nigerian government to dialogue with agitators, secessionists

Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) yesterday challenged the federal government to dialogue with various groups agitating for secession from the federation.

Stakeholders divided over film, video censor bill

Major stakeholders in the movie and film industry were on Thursday divided over some provisions in the National Film and Video Censor Bill currently...
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

President Buhari appoints new NBC chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).