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WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

Official: WHO working with China’s coronavirus vaccine producers

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, has said that a WHO team in China is working with producers of China’s COVID-19 vaccines for potential emergency use listings.
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Azuka Okwuosa: Anambra voters should learn from President Trump’s debacle

Following the conduct of the United States President, Donald John Trump, at the twilight of his presidency, a frontline governorship hopeful on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State, Sir Azuka Okwuosa, has called on the state voters to learn from the records of the outgoing US President to elect a balanced person as governor.

15 Doctors test positive to coronavirus in Nasarawa

15 doctors out of 139 doctors working in Nasarawa State Government Hospitals have tested positive to COVID-19.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos governor: Coronavirus not a hoax, cases rising

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cautioned Nigerians against the belief that the existence of coronavirus is a hoax.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe nurses strike over virus equipment shortages

Nurses at one of Zimbabwe's busiest hospitals were on strike Friday, complaining of shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) as the country battles rising numbers of coronavirus cases.
Following a meeting with the Federal Government, staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Thursday.

Afenifere: NIMC registration amidst coronavirus irresponsible

Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has described the ongoing registration of the National Identity Management Commission in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19 as “the most irresponsible act of governance” on display in the history of Nigeria.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Members of congress run for cover as protesters try to enter the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Four dead, at least 52 arrested after Donald Trump mob storms U.S. Capitol

Four people are dead, including a woman who was fatally shot inside the U.S. Capitol, and 52 arrests were made Wednesday after supporters of President Donald Trump breached the building ahead of the Electoral College vote, according to police.
In the midst of challenges with the Boko Haram insurgency, countries from the west have shown more concern for the plight of Borno people than rich Arab nations whose people share the similarity of religion and culture with majority of Borno citizens, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said.

Borno governor: Western nations have shown us more concern than Arab countries

In the midst of challenges with the Boko Haram insurgency, countries from the west have shown more concern for the plight of Borno people than rich Arab nations whose people share the similarity of religion and culture with majority of Borno citizens, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor: We will ensure security for investors, their investments

Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello of Niger state has assured investors doing business in any part of the state of their safety and that of their investments.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

UK may take more stringent measures to control coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels.
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has outlined his plans to retire at Burnley, insisting the Clarets are the only club he would return to England for.

Kieran Trippier betting ban suspended by FIFA

On December 23, it was announced that the England international defender had breached betting rules and was given his lengthy suspension in addition to a £70,000 fine.
Benjamin Mendy

Manchester City ‘investigating’ Benjamin Mendy after coronavirus breach

A spokesperson for the defender wasquoted as telling the Daily Mail: “Benjamin and his partner allowed a chef and two friends of his partner to attend his property for a dinner party on New Years Eve.
Omoyele Sowore

Femi Falana: Sahara Reporters chief to sue police for ‘torture’

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says he has received instructions from Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, to sue the Nigeria Police Force and its officers for torture.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.

Nigerian president: Insecurity setting us back at critical points

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

2021: Nigerians deserve rest of mind – CAN

The Christain Association of Nigeria has urged governments across all levels to rise “gallantly” to address Nigeria’s security and socio-economic challenges.
An abortion-rights activists in favour of an abortion bill going through Congress, smokes outside the legislative building during a demonstration in Buenos Aires [Victor R Caivano-AP Photo]

Argentina on the cusp of historic vote to legalise abortion

Argentina is marching towards what could be a historic moment as the Senate considers a bill to legalise abortion that, if approved, would make the Latin American country a leader on reproductive rights in the region.

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Coronavirus: PTAD postpones resumption of walk-in verification for pensioners

“Pensioners under the civil service pension department (CSPD); the police pensions department (PPD); the customs, immigration prisons pension department (CIPPD); and parastatal pension department (PaPD) will be affected by this suspension,” it said.
Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg, believes Mesut Ozil is still an excellent passer of the football.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil set to join Fenerbahce

Ozil was not registered in Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads this season and has been free to talk to other clubs since the beginning of January with his Gunners deal expiring in the summer.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

Governor Inuwa: Gombe’ll resume payment of N30,000 minimum wage end of January

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.