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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Nigerian government flags off disbursement of N52 million to rural women in Nasarawa

The programme initiated in 2020 by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development commenced with disbursement of twenty thousand naira (N20,000) each, to the 2,600 beneficiaries.
Omoyele Sowore

Sahara Reporters chief Omoyele Sowore remanded in prison

A Magistrate’s court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Monday, January 4, 2021, ordered that Sahara Reporters Publisher and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and four other activists, be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.
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Boko Haram kidnaps four women in Adamawa

Residents of Madagali local government area in Adamawa State have called for improved security following the recent kidnap of three girls by Boko Haram insurgents.
In a historic feat, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay entered the United States White House on Saturday. This is the first time in six decades that the head of CTA has been invited into the White House.

Tibetan political leader visits White House for first time in six decades

The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the United States White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilise the region.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi’s defection has nothing to do with the interest of Igbo nation –...

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says the defection of David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, to the All Progressive Congress (APC) has nothing to do with the interest of the Igbo nation.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ayo Fayose: Governor Umahi stopped being PDP member long before defection

The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has claimed he was not surprised with the defection of Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The illegal Israeli settlement of Psagot on the eastern outskirts of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank [Ahmad Gharabli-AFP]

Palestine: Mike Pompeo visit would set ‘dangerous precedent’

Palestinian premier Mohammed Shtayyeh has said that a planned visit next week by the US secretary of state to an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank would set a “dangerous precedent”.
Angélique Kidjo with the 2020 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album - Timothy Norris-Getty Images-AFP

Grammy Awards rename world music category over ‘connotations of colonialism’

The Recording Academy has announced that the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album” has been renamed. The award will now be called “Best Global Music Album”.
President-General, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, said that the decision for change of name was unanimously adopted by delegates of 87 Yoruba Socio-Cultural and Self-Determination Groups within Nigeria and 126 countries.

Yoruba World Congress changes name to honour Obafemi Awolowo’s philosophy

Yoruba World Congress, YWC, has announced the change of its name to “ILANA OMO OODUA” to help propagate the quest for self-determination of Yoruba nation and in honour of Obafemi Awolowo philosophy.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Senator Abaribe: My life is full of coincidences

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abia South, said Monday that his life has been full of coincidences in the cause of fighting for what is right.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Report: Kylian Mbappe’s contract extension remains a top priority for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain remains strongly interested in coming to terms on a contract extension agreement with forward Kylian Mbappe, according to a report from the French-based publication Le Journal du Dimanche.
Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe minister, who helped plot Robert Mugabe ouster, dies at 65

Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

How Amotekun will tackle crime in Ekiti – commandant

The Corps Commandant of Amotekun in Ekiti, retired Brig.-General Joe Komolafe, says ancient and modern security techniques would be deployed to tackle crime in the state.
Zhao Lijian’s, its Foreign Ministry spokesperson made the remarks in a statement issued last night in Abuja, against the background of alleged discriminatory practises against Africans resident in the city of Guangdong.

China denies maltreatment of Africans

For the second time in less than one week, the Republic of China has again restated its commitment to warm relationship with African countries.
Controversial Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who claims to have leaked a sex video of a prominent Paris politician, was arrested by French police on Saturday over an unrelated act of violence, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Woman who released Emmanuel Macron’s friend sex tape arrested

French police have arrested the girlfriend of a Russian activist who released a sex video of a prominent ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, prosecutors said on Sunday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar begs Donald Trump to reconsider visa restriction

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has appealed to United State’s President, Donald Trump, to reconsider the restriction placed on issuance of visa to Nigeria.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Burna Boy loses as Angelique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy — full list of winners

Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy, on Monday, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.
Segun Osoba

Segun Osoba rejects controversial social media bill

A former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has vehemently kicked against the controversial social media bill in its entirety.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.