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A protester covered in red paint she poured on herself kneels in front of a heap of stationery and bamboo canes during a “Bad Student” demonstration outside the Ministry of Education in Bangkok on January 16, 2021, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day in Thailand. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thai students mark Teachers’ Day with paint-soaked protest

Students piled bamboo canes and stationery in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Education and splashed crimson paint on it to protest corporal punishment, one of several protests that took place across the capital on Saturday.
According to Neil Moxey for the Mirror, Georginio Wijnaldum will reject the last-ditch new contract offer from Liverpool in favour of sealing what’s described as a ‘dream’ move to Barcelona.

Georginio Wijnaldum to reject last-ditch Liverpool contract offer to secure dream free transfer to...

According to Neil Moxey for the Mirror, Georginio Wijnaldum will reject the last-ditch new contract offer from Liverpool in favour of sealing what’s described as a ‘dream’ move to Barcelona.
Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.

CHAN 2021: Zimbabwe accuse Cameroon of witchcraft after dead bat found on the pitch

Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.
Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.

Minister commends President Buhari’s efforts in tackling unemployment

The Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for initiating the Extended Special Public Works Programme aimed at addressing mass unemployment in the country.
Guinean President Alpha Condé speaks during a press conference at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France, on April 11, 2017. PHOTO- Lionel Bonaventure, AFP

Guinea president Alpha Conde receives coronavirus vaccine jab

The 82-year-old president of Guinea, Alpha Conde, has received his first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus, part of a scheme mainly involving government members, a source close to his office said Saturday.
FILE PHOTO - The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019. REUTERS-Lisi Niesner

Major European powers rebuke Iran over uranium metal plans

Three European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and stressing that it had no civilian use but serious military implications.
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.
Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has alleged that he cannot be tamed, as the ageless Milan forward insists he is doing better than Benjamin Button, the fictional character of Hollywood fame.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic excited with his short-term contract at AC Milan

“That’s why I initially signed for six months. I am for freedom of choice. If I will bring my family back to Milan? We’ll see. I’m not excluding anything.”
U.S. President-elect, Joe Biden, has unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus package to jump-start the economy and speed up the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Joe Biden to lead federal vaccination campaign

President-elect Joe Biden, inheriting responsibility for a pandemic that is unchecked and worsening after nearly a year, has outlined his plan to throw the weight of the federal government behind getting Americans vaccinated against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has hit out at Dele Alli, accusing the midfielder of creating “problems for his own team” in his side's 3-1 win over Stoke in the Carabao Cup.

PSG boss steps up Dele Alli’s loan chase

And a link-up with old Spurs supremo Pochettino could reignite Dele’s chances of making England’s European Championship squad.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Mikel Arteta delighted with new football chief appointment

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is delighted with the imminent arrival of new football chief Richard Garlick.
The global death toll from COVID-19 has now crossed two million.

Coronavirus death toll crosses two-million mark

The numbing figure was crossed just more than a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The number of dead, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Brussels, Mecca, Minsk or Vienna.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced parliamentary and presidential elections, the first in 15 years, will take place later this year in an effort to heal longstanding internal divisions.

Palestinians announce first elections in 15 years

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced parliamentary and presidential elections, the first in 15 years, will take place later this year in an effort to heal longstanding internal divisions.
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State

Michael Okpara university fixes date to resume physical classes

Nearly ten months after gates of Nigerian public universities were shut by the protracted nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the management of the Federal University of Agriculture Umudike aka Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUA), Umudike, has said academic activities will resume on January 25, 2021.
Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat (front R), who led the Israeli delegation, and U.S. White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner are seen during a visit to Rabat, Morocco, December 22, 2020. REUTERS-Shereen Talaat-File Photo

Donald Trump receives Morocco’s highest award for Middle East work – official

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco’s highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government stepped down on Friday after it emerged that officials had wrongly pursued thousands of people over welfare fraud.

Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte’s government stepped down on Friday after it emerged that officials had wrongly pursued thousands of people over welfare fraud.

Coronavirus takes toll on federal roads’ construction in Lagos

The ravaging effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was, perhaps, the biggest challenge faced by stakeholders in the road sub sector of the construction industry in 2020.
People shop at market stalls, with skyscrapers of the CIty of London financial district seen behind, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, January 15, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville

UK economy shrinks but might avoid double-dip recession

Britain’s economy shrank in November as it went into a new lockdown, but the decline was smaller than expected as businesses adjusted to social distancing and schools remained open, making a double-dip recession less likely.

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Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala has announced the death of her stepmother.

Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala loses stepmum

“I’ve heard lots of it has happened, it has happened, there is nothing you can do to bring her back, you are a strong girl… I just cannot process these lines, mummy, you are not gone; it is not possible.”
“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians, who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, at a regular press briefing.

China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision this month to lift restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen in a still image from video on board of a plane before the departure for Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021 in this still image from video obtained from social media. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS

UK worried about Alexei Navalny’s safety after Russia detains him – minister

Britain is worried about the safety of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he was detained on return to Moscow, British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.