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The new elected Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader Armin Laschet speaks after being elected at the party's 33rd congress, held online because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany, January 16, 2021. REUTERS

Centrist Laschet picked to lead Merkel’s divided CDU party

Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Armin Laschet as chairman on Saturday, aiming to unify their divided party behind a centrist who they hope can succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when she steps down after federal elections in September.

Presidency: Why Nigerians won’t return PDP to power in 2023

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said that Nigerians will not welcome the Peoples Democratic Party into power in 2023.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto gets World Bank’s $22 million grant for financial propriety

The World Bank has granted Sokoto State Government $22 million for its commitment to the implementation of the State’s Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme.
The Governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat added that the present supply of fish and other seafood products in the State was insufficient to meet the fish and seafood demands of Lagosians hence the need to have a private sector driven aquaculture centre.

Lagos to establish a multi million naira fish centre

Lagos is set to launch a multi-million Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (L.A.C.E) to provide a major boost to the fast-growing fisheries sector that already ships a major portion of its output to overseas markets.
Election officials have imposed the now-familiar virus safety measures of social distancing, mask-wearing and hand disinfectant for the vote [Robert Ghement-EPA]

Romanians vote in parliamentary polls amid coronavirus pandemic

Romanians are voting in parliamentary elections, with the governing pro-European liberals tipped to win despite criticism for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana heads for two-horse presidential vote

Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.
President Nana Akufo-Addo is seeking another four year term in office in Ghana's presidential election scheduled for December 7, 2020.

Nana Akufo-Addo, John Mahama lock horns as Ghana’s presidential poll holds Monday

Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.
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: More youth inclusion in modern agriculture will bolster economy

The president stated this in Abuja on Tuesday when he inaugurated the National Young Farmers Scheme designed by the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) to elicit more youth interest in farming.
Guinean President Alpha Conde declared Wednesday that he would seek a third term in elections on October 18, confirming long-expected plans that have already triggered deadly unrest.

Guinea’s president wins controversial third term

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde has won 59.49 per cent of votes in a hotly contested election where he sought a controversial third term, according to provisional results announced by the country’s electoral authority Saturday.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister orders suspension of $300 million Customs modernisation deal

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has directed the suspension of a $300m Customs modernisation deal.

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FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden answers a question as he announces members of economics and jobs team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden will wait for recommendation on sharing secrets with Donald Trump

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will wait for a recommendation from his intelligence advisers on whether to share classified information with President Donald Trump after the Republican leaves office, Biden’s top aide said on Sunday.
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.

Group commends Nigerian government on economic recovery

The Network for Democracy and Development (NDD), a Civil Society Organisation, has commended efforts of the Federal Government at improving the state of the economy.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government clarifies school resumption date

Kano State Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, has disputed the widely circulated rumour that schools in Kano will not resume on Monday, January 18, respectively.
Shortly after the Sabadell sports director publicly acknowledged his interest in hiring Ramon Azeez from Granada, Diego Martinez, the coach of the Nazarí team, confirmed that the player had asked to leave.

Granada boss confirms Ramon Azeez has asked to leave

Shortly after the Sabadell sports director publicly acknowledged his interest in hiring Ramon Azeez from Granada, Diego Martinez, the coach of the Nazarí team, confirmed that the player had asked to leave. He said this at the press conference after the victory in the Cup against Malaga.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano council polls: APC sweeps all 44 chairmanship, councilorship seats

The ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC, have won all the 44 Local government Chairmen seats in Kano State.