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NASFAT urges victims of sexual assault to speak out

The Nasrul-llahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) on Sunday said that the mission had opened a 24-hour hotline for people who have been sexually assaulted to report such abuse.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister directs contractors to make Lagos-Ibadan Expressway motorable, safe

The Minster of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has directed Julius Berger, the contractor handling section one rehabilitation/reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to speed up construction ahead of the Yuletide.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

OPL245 scandal: Coalition urges World Bank group not to protect oil giants

A World Bank affiliated group may scuttle Nigeria’s bid to successfully prosecute illicit funds associated with the controversial OPL 245, a coalition of international anti-corruption groups has said.
Opposition leader and presidential candidate Zephirin Diabre holds a news conference ahead of the presidential and legislative elections, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 21, 2020. REUTERS-Media Colibaly

Burkina opposition candidate alleges ‘massive fraud’ ahead of Sunday vote

Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he will not accept results marred by irregularities.
The Federal government on Thursday said CNN should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza.

Coalition knocks CNN over report on Lekki shooting

Following its controversial report on the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos on October 20, Cable News Network (CNN) has been branded as the newest face of foreign destabilisation in Nigeria.

Defection: PDP threatens Ebonyi lawmakers with legal actions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened legal actions against any member of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly that may defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

NUC hands over LAUTECH ownership to Oyo government

Osun State has finally ceded the ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to Oyo State, putting an end to the lingering crisis hampering the development of the University.
Ethiopia’s government has declared a state of emergency in the northern Tigray region after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused the opposition-led local government of attacking federal troops and trying to “loot” military assets.

Ethiopia faces ‘hell’ in battle for Tigray – rebels

The rulers of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region refused on Wednesday to surrender to federal troops and instead claimed they were winning a war that has exacerbated ethnic fractures in the vast nation and further destabilised the Horn of Africa.

Governor Umahi’s defection wont add anything to APC – party chieftain

Chief Egwu Chima, a former Commissioner for Information and State Orientation in Ebonyi, says Gov Dave Umahi’s defection from the PDP to APC would not add tonic to his new party.
As the United States of America and Europe begin partial lockdown in response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria would not be immune to this second wave as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has raised the alarm of a possible second wave of the pandemic in the country.

NAS donate PPE to primary healthcare centres nationwide

As the United States of America and Europe begin partial lockdown in response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria would not be immune to this second wave as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has raised the alarm of a possible second wave of the pandemic in the country.
Etop Ikpe, Founder and CEO of Autochek

Autochek secures $3.4 million pre-seed funding

Autochek, the automotive technology company that aims to build solutions for the African market, has raised $3.4 million in a pre-seed funding round, co-led by TLcom Capital and 4DX with inclusion from Golden Palm Investments, Lateral Capital, Kepple Africa Ventures, MSA Capital, and a number of local angel/seed investors. The start-up will use the investment to grow its Nigeria and Ghana markets and will see further investment in technology and growing its teams.
Four rockets have struck inside a heavily fortified area in Baghdad housing foreign embassies including that of the United States, according to the Iraqi military.

Iraqi military says four rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone

Four rockets have struck inside a heavily fortified area in Baghdad housing foreign embassies including that of the United States, according to the Iraqi military, signalling an apparent end to a temporary halt in attacks by Iran-backed militias targeting Washington’s presence in the country.

NAF denies terrorists attack on helicopter in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has denied rumors making the rounds that members of the Boko Haram group shot down a helicopter at Banki, in Borno state killing all five occupants on board the aircraft.

Governor Umahi: Why I dumped PDP for APC

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has reiterated that his defection to the All Progressives Congress from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party was not to achieve any presidential ambition.
The rocket that failed is called Vega, one of the primary rockets developed by European launch provider Arianespace. The vehicle took off last night from Europe’s primary spaceport in French Guiana.

European Vega rocket fails for the second time during launch in two years

Late Monday night, a European rocket carrying two satellites failed during flight, leading to the loss of the payloads on board. It was the second major failure of this particular type of rocket within the last two years.
The 2020 Club World Cup is set to be held in Qatar from 1-11 February next year.

FIFA Club World Cup to be held in Qatar in February 2021

The 2022 World Cup hosts are set to host the world’s continental club championship for the second time running, after hosting the 2019 edition which was won by Liverpool.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo’s media aide threatens to sue AFP for misquoting him

Kehinde Akinyemi, Special Assistant on Media to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has threatened to sue AFP for misquoting him on Obasanjo’s travel to Ethiopia.
Members of Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) prepare to head to mission, in Sanja, Amhara region near a border with Tigray, Ethiopia November 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia to push on Tigray’s capital as surrender deadline passes

Ethiopia’s prime minister warned on Tuesday that a deadline for rebel northern forces to lay down arms had expired, paving the way for a final push on the Tigray region’s capital in a two-week conflict destabilising the Horn of Africa.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.