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NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.

Kelechi Iheanacho hails Leicester City Europa League win vs Zorya

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata is all set to join Juventus, his former club once again.

Alvaro Morata returns to Juventus on loan

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has returned to Juventus on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
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Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
Spain’s daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288 on Sunday, the lowest since March 20, as the country eased its lockdown to allow children outside for the first time in six weeks.

Spain’s coronavirus deaths return to lowest level

The number of deaths in Spain due to the novel coronavirus was only 87 on Sunday, the lowest level in two months, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said.
People queue to get a free food ration at the Aluche Neighborhood Association (AVA)’s food bank in Madrid, on May 16, 2020. – AVA warned that due to the economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak many people have already any resources left. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Spain premier says to seek one-month extension of state of emergency

Spain’s government will seek a fresh extension of its state of emergency that will last “about a month” until the transition out of lockdown is completed, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.

Oil pares gains as investors wait to see if coronavirus stimulus works

Oil prices rose on Thursday but pared early gains as investors tried to assess how effective massive stimulus by central banks will be in shoring up the global economy as the shock from the coronavirus pandemic deepens.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has petitioned the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to postpone their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Comoros over the coronavirus.

AFCONQ: Kenya wants Comoros clash postponed over coronavirus

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has petitioned the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to postpone their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Comoros over the coronavirus.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez applauds at the end of a campaign rally in Barcelona on May 23, 2019 ahead of EU elections. (Photo by LLUIS GENE - AFP)

Pedro Sanchez: Spain will not break up

Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sanchez, seeking a leftist political alliance to resume office as prime minister, Saturday made dialogue in restive Catalonia an “absolute priority”.

Spain electoral board disqualifies Catalan president from office

Spain’s electoral board ordered Friday that Catalan separatist president Quim Torra be disqualified from being a member of Catalonia’s regional parliament, meaning he would lose his presidential post.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.
Melilla migrant

Morocco foils migrants attempt to storm into Spain’s exclave

Local authorities, reported that the Moroccan authorities on Friday foiled a mass attempt by over 400 Sub-Saharan migrants to storm into Spain’s North African exclave of Melilla.
Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique has lost his daughter to a terminal bone decease, according to report in Marca.

Former Barcelona coach’s daughter passes away

Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique has lost his daughter to a terminal bone decease, according to report in Marca.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets tank, oil prices rise ahead of US rate cut

Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day.
The Peruvian interior minister said many of the Venezuelans being deported lied about their criminal records on residency paperwork [Guadalupe Pardo -Reuters]

Peru deports more than 40 Venezuelan migrants

Peru has deported more than 40 Venezuelan migrants for concealing they had criminal records or for residing illegally in the country, the interior minister said, in the first large expulsion since hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fled to Peru to escape their country's economic crisis.
Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Janine Costa

Peru’s Alan Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

A suicide note in which Peru’s Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president’s funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges linked to the Odebrecht graft scandal.
Malusi Gigaba

South African minister forced to resign for lying under oath

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned, the president’s office said yesterday, following calls from opposition parties for him to stand down over a High Court ruling which said he had lied under oath.

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Lagos council poll: AAC to contest only three councillorship seats – chairman

The African Action Congress (AAC) on Tuesday said it would contest only three councillorship seats in two local government councils at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.
Drummer Jacques Iyok performs on stage with his band JAMM at the Saint Louis Jazz Festival in Saint Louis, Senegal, June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen.

Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
A sign is seen at the entrance to the Google retail store in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, U.S., June 17, 2021. REUTERS-Shannon Stapleton

Google drops engineering residency after protests over ‘inequities’

Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to shut down a long-running program aimed at entry-level engineers from underrepresented backgrounds after participants said it enforced “systemic pay inequities,” according to internal correspondence seen by Reuters.
FILE PHOTO - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of Belt and Road Forum at the International Conference Center in Yanqi Lake on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS-Lintao Zhang-Pool

Belarus: Western sanctions bordering on a ‘declaration of economic war’

Belarus views Western sanctions, imposed in response to Minsk’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, as a declaration of economic war, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory in Tehran, Iran June 19, 2021. Majid Asgaripour-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran accuses U.S. of meddling for criticising election

Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.

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The Commissioner for Education, Shehu Muhammad, stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Kaduna on Saturday.

Commissioners urge partners to support ongoing efforts to ensure security in schools

The Commissioners of Education in the 19 Northern States have urged development partners to support the ongoing efforts to ensure security in schools.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: NBC‘ll be self-funding soon

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) will soon be self-funding and stop drawing salaries and allocations from the Federal Government.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho: Why Didier Deschamps doesn’t like me

Newly appointed AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho thinks Didier Deschamps’ holds a grudge against him stretching back to 2004 after the France boss appeared unhappy with the Portuguese labelling his side favourites to win Euro 2020.
Sensing the negative reactions that greeted his recent meeting with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to allegedly dissolve the leadership of the party from the ward to the state level in order to accommodate his loyalists who came from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly beaten a retreat.

APC raps Edo governor over water supply failure

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration of “failing” to address the water problem in the Edo Central District and other parts of the state.

Zambia truck crash kills 19

At least 19 people were killed and five injured after a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a river in northern Zambia, police said on Wednesday.