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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Edinson Cavani that he must bide his time before securing regular starts for Manchester United.

English FA: Edinson Cavani not intentionally racist in social media post, but term was...

Edinson Cavani was not intentionally racist in the Instagram post that brought him a three-match suspension, the Football Association says.

Nigerian government urged to tackle climate change with renewable energy

The Federal Government has been urged to consider addressing environmental challenges through various initiatives that revolve on renewable energy intervention.

US agency selects Gombe for implementation of state2state governance programme

Gombe state has been selected for the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development-funded state2state governance programme through the Development Alternative Initiative (DAI) to support the state’s reform efforts of making service delivery efficient and accountable.

Oyo NSCDC appeals for equipment to tackle disaster impacts

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, says it requires more equipment to effectively tackle the impacts of disasters in the state.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

Flooding affects 129,000 across Nigeria, kills 68 – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that no fewer than 129,000 persons were affected, while 68 persons were killed by flooding in different parts of the country this year.
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

ActionAid urges Nigerian government to address issues causing agitations

Following the organisation’s 42nd meeting held virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said it has deemed it fit as citizens of the nation and as active agents of change to make comments, observations and recommendations on the state of the nation.

Nigerian government warns oil drilling firm on environmental degradation

Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, gave the warning in her remarks at a stakeholders’ meeting on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Ameshi and Enyi Field Development Project by Sterling Exploration and Production Company Ltd in Anambra State.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Governor El-Rufai commends commission on peace building strategies

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has commended the efforts of the State Peace Commission in conflict prevention and peace building in the area.
The Federal Government has been asked to commence the dredging of the River Niger and also step up measures to mitigate flood menace and save over twenty thousand families who have been sacked by flood menace in Anambra State.

Flood displaces over 20,000 families in Anambra

The call was made yesterday by four civil society groups: Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development, ECID, a United Kingdom, UK-funded project for development; Justice Development and Peace Caritas, JDPC, Onitsha; Hope Givers Initiative, HOG-I; and Civil Rights Concern, CRC, during a joint press briefing at the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Secretariat, Onitsha Anambra State.
Marc Short, left, the vice-president’s chief of staff, has tested positive for Covid-19. Mike Pence, right, had tested negative, his office said © REUTERS

Mike Pence to keep campaigning after chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence’s chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus but Pence plans to continue campaign travel, officials said.

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa economy will recover by 3.1% in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to recover by 3.1 per cent in 2021 after declining by 3.0 per cent in 2020.

SEMA: Flood looms in seven Plateau local councils

Plateau State Government on Saturday told residents in seven Local Government Areas of the state who are living in flood prone areas to vacate their homes immediately to avert an impending floor disaster.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA: Eight million people prone to flood disaster in Lagos

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday warned that no fewer than eight million residents of Lagos State were prone to flood disaster.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Easter: Gombe governor calls for prayers against coronavirus, other challenges

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has felicitated with the Christian community in the state on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration, calling on the faithful to use the period to pray for continious peace, stability and end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACOMIN seeks more funding for malaria eradication in Kano

Civil Society for Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN) has canvassed for more funding into the malaria control sector in order to curb the challenges of malaria prevention, treatment and mitigation in Kano state.

Bayo Ojo: P&ID deserves only $250 million in damages

A former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Bayo Ojo (SAN), does not believe that the Irish company, Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID), deserves more than $250 million in damages as against the $6.5 billion initially awarded by a tribunal in the United Kingdom (UK).
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it is working in synergy with the marine police and other agencies to provide safety on the waterways within the Lekki axis of the state.

LASEMA, others strategise to tackle emergency promptly

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other emergency stakeholders have strategised to ensure disaster were effectively tackled promptly to avoid casualty during emergency.

NGO intensifies campaign against electoral violence, vote buying in Bayelsa

The MacJim Foundation, a Niger Delta-based non-governmental organisation, has intensified its campaign against electoral violence and vote buying and selling activities in Bayelsa State ahead of the February 16 and March 2, 2019 general election.

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The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu hails Bisi Akande at 82

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu, has described former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, as a patriotic statesman and rare gem, who is passionate about a united and prosperous Nigeria.
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun: Schools to resume January 18

Osun State government has announced again that schools across the state should reopen on Monday, January 18 for the continuation of the first term of the 2020/21 academic calendar.
The United Kingdom on Thursday extended its nationwide lockdown for no less than another three weeks, as stand-in leader Dominic Raab ordered Britons to stay at home to prevent the spread of a coronavirus outbreak, which has already claimed over 138,000 lives globally.

UK must not do trade deals with rights abusers – minister

Britain should not engage in free trade with countries that abuse human rights, but proposals that the country’s courts should decide whether genocide has been committed by trade partners is flawed, foreign minister Dominic Raab said.
FILE PHOTO - Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai speaks after meeting with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon July 15, 2020. Dalati Nohra-Handout via REUTERS

Lebanon patriarch tells feuding president and premier-designate to reconcile

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric has urged President Michel Aoun to set up a reconciliation meeting with Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to form a cabinet and end the country’s political deadlock.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Coronavirus: NYSC lists conditions for admitting prospective corps members into camp

The National Youth Service Corps Scheme has listed conditions that must be met by 2020 Batch “B” Stream II prospective corps members before they are admitted into Orientation Camp.