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Dutch airline KLM said Friday it would shed up to 5,000 jobs due to a “crisis of unprecedented magnitude” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

KLM ‘suspends’ international flights to and from Netherlands

Royal Dutch Airline, KLM, is reportedly have suspended long-haul flights to and from the Netherlands, beginning today 22nd January, as the Dutch government imposes strict border controls to combat mutant coronavirus strains.
The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

President Buhari orders immediate response to resurgent banditry in Zamfara

Irked by the daily onslaught by bandits on innocent citizens, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno, retd, to rise up to the occasion and ensure that banditry activities are brought to an end.
FILE PHOTO - The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS-Johanna Geron-Illustration-

Facebook’s Donald Trump ban will be reviewed by new oversight board

Facebook vice president Nick Clegg says the company is referring its decision to indefinitely suspend former President Trump from its platform to its newly-established oversight board for a complete review. The president’s Facebook account was suspended indefinitely on January 7th after he incited his followers to attack the US Capitol on January 6th. Six people died in the ensuing riots.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief advocates death penalty for kidnappers, bandits, beneficiaries

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has advocated death penalty for kidnappers, bandits and their beneficiaries.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Herders: PGF chief cautions against divisive rhetorics

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has weighed in on the seeming altercation between the Federal Government and the Ondo State Government regarding the ultimatum given to unregistered Fulani herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves of the state in seven days and also halt night grazing with immediate effect.
Lionel Messi saw red - quite literally - during the latter stages of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.

Rivaldo: Neymar reunion at PSG would be good for Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi moving to Paris Saint-Germain “would be a good option” says Rivaldo, who says the Barcelona superstar will find a reunion with Neymar at Parc des Princes appealing.
Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Comrade Jacob Adejo, said commercial drivers were no longer safe in the state.

Solidarity rally in Akure over Ondo governor’s order to herdsmen

There was a solidarity rally in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Thursday as commercial drivers, forest guards, farmers and traders stormed the streets to express support for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu order to herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in the state within seven days.
Speaking to newsmen after the enforcement exercise, Head, Media and Enlightenment, FCT COVID-19 Taskforce, Comrade Ikharo Attah, explained that the order to seal up the four gardens for a period of two weeks was issued by an FCT Mobile Court.

FCT threatens to arrest, prosecute teachers flouting coronavirus protocols

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has urged teachers in Abuja to comply fully with COVID-19 protocols or be arrested and prosecuted in the court of law.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade two herdsmen over abduction of four Turkish nationals

Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command yesterday paraded two Fulani herdsmen over their alleged involvement in the 2019 abduction of four Turkish nationals in Gbugbu village in Edu Local Government Area of the state.
Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has proposed the resignation of his entire government after two ministers announced their withdrawal, local media reported on Thursday.

Mongolian premier proposes government resignation after two ministers quit

Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh has proposed the resignation of his entire government after two ministers announced their withdrawal, local media reported on Thursday.
A Japanese court upheld a ban on dual citizenship on Thursday, rejecting a suit that challenged the measure’s constitutionality and sought damages for those affected.

Japan court upholds ban on dual citizenship

Under current rules, Japanese people who acquire another passport are asked to relinquish their Japanese citizenship, but in 2018 eight plaintiffs started legal proceedings, arguing the rule was unconstitutional.

Presidency: N-Power beneficiaries can now get permanent jobs

"Under the plan, 200,000 beneficiaries will be engaged as financial services operators under a Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF) scheme operated by the Central Bank of Nigeria; over 30,000 have already been engaged as geospatial experts and enumerators in the Economic Sustainability Plan’s Mass Agric programme, while several others will have the option of benefiting from the GEEP micro-enterprise loans," a statement details.

Nigerian government offers former N-Power beneficiaries exit strategies

Beneficiaries of the N-Power initiative who have concluded the two-year job programme will now be able to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects in line with the N-power exit strategy now activated by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor: N7.6 billion counterpart UBEC funds has yielded 1,200 school projects

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has explained that the over N7.6 billion counterpart paid to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has yielded 1,200 infrastructural projects in public schools in the last 27 months of his administration.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new United States of America, USA President, Joe Biden and the Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris as they took the oath of office on Wednesday.

President Buhari congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new United States of America, USA President, Joe Biden and the Vice President, Senator Kamala Harris as they took the oath of office on Wednesday.
Novak Djokovic has described his longtime rival, Andy Murray, as a “warrior” and says he is “inspired” by the former world No.1’s journey back from a career-threatening injury.

Novak Djokovic counters negative reception of his suggestions to Tennis Australia

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has come out in defense of the suggestions he made to Tennis Australia about improving quarantine conditions, which brought him some public condemnation and accusations from some of his own professional tennis colleagues.
Donald Trump led the United States for four tumultuous years with a right-wing populist approach and an “America First” message, but left office with his presidency in tatters and the country’s democratic institutions dented after a calamitous last chapter.

Donald Trump exits after four turbulent years, his presidency in tatters

Donald Trump led the United States for four tumultuous years with a right-wing populist approach and an “America First” message, but left office with his presidency in tatters and the country’s democratic institutions dented after a calamitous last chapter.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Coronavirus: Assemblyman urges colleagues to embark on aggressive sensitisation

A member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Olasunkanmi Babalola, on Wednesday, urged lawmakers across the country to embark on aggressive sensitisation on COVID-19 in their respective constituencies.

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Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI - AFP)

Anti-fashion Bernie Sanders sparks inauguration meme storm

Standing out in a crowd of glamorously dressed guests, Bernie Sanders showed up for the US presidential inauguration in a heavy winter jacket and patterned mittens — with an AFP photo of the veteran leftist spawning the first viral meme of the Biden era.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal close in on Martin Ødegaard despite Real Sociedad links

Ødegaard was widely regarded as the best player in Spain during his season-long spell with the Basque side and was supposed to stay for this current campaign as well, before Real Madrid recalled him early from a two-year loan.
Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus.

Japan doubles down on Tokyo Olympics, denies report of cancellation

Japan doubled down on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and flatly denied reports on Friday of a cancellation, in a move that is unlikely to temper public fears of holding the event during a global pandemic
Rangers have held talks with Bournemouth over midfielder Nnamdi Oforboh.

Rangers closing in on deal for ex-Flying Eagles star

Rangers have held talks with Bournemouth over midfielder Nnamdi Oforboh.
The newly-elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has listed security and education as well as guaranteeing a robust economic growth for the Igbo people as some of the immediate priorities of the socio-cultural organisation.

New Ohanaeze leader lists priorities for Ndigbo

The newly-elected President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has listed security and education as well as guaranteeing a robust economic growth for the Igbo people as some of the immediate priorities of the socio-cultural organisation.