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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Coronavirus: KanInvest secures N10 billion central bank fund to revive industries in Kano

The KanInvest and Diaspora, in partnership with the Links, a UK-based company and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has secured N10 billion intervention fund from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in its bid to revive industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic disease in Kano State.
FILE PHOTO - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

U.S. vows action against election riggers in Uganda

The United States has said it will take action against anti-democratic forces and human rights abusers in Uganda following Thursday’s general elections in the country.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister: Nigerian government has shared over N1 billion to poor people in Kebbi

No fewer than 76,804 vulnerable households in Kebbi have received N1,056 billion from its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme from 2016 till date, says Nigeria’s humanitarian affairs minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq.
Founder of WARIF, Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru stated that WARIF is proud to partner with the UN and the EU on the Spotlight Initiative to reduce the prevalence of gender based violence in tertiary institutions by working directly with the student based organizations and the school authorities in adopting strategies and facilitating mechanisms that will provide the much needed support and safety to all students on campuses across the Country.

Groups train 3000 students on prevention of sexual violence on campus

Organized by The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) in collaboration with the joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, the programme aims to eliminate all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against women through various implementation programs and partners all over the world.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook tosses Iran’s Press TV off platform ‘without explanation’

American social networking service Facebook on Tuesday tossed off Iranian-owned news network, Press TV from its app, the state-run firm has said.
Lisa Montgomery strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004.

Donald Trump administration fights for first execution of a woman in decades

A legal battle continued Tuesday to decide the fate of a US woman that the government of Donald Trump intends to execute before leaving power, despite doubts about her mental state.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria better as one indivisible nation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain an indivisible entity despite the differences in religion, ethnicity, political affiliations, or other diversities among the citizenry.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., waves the gavel on the opening day of the 117th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Erin Scott-Pool via AP)

Nancy Pelosi re-elected U.S. Congress speaker

The 117th U.S. Congress took office on Sunday with Nancy Pelosi securing re-election as Speaker of the House of Representatives with a narrow voting margin.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar Onyema, has harped on the importance of market data as a fundamental tool for making sound financial decisions.

NSE boss assures capital market stakeholders of continued support

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema, has said the Exchange will continue to provide support to capital market stakeholders.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).

U.S. lawmakers overrule Donald Trump’s veto of defence bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos moves to review child rights law

The Lagos State Government said plans have been concluded for the review of the state’s Child Rights Law, 2015 aimed at protecting children against any form of abuse.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno youths win global award for innovation in education

A team of four young persons from Maiduguri has won the $15,000 Education Category prize of the 2020 Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge 2.0. for providing basic education classes for vulnerable children and youths in Borno, UNICEF said on Friday.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps insists on power to summon President Buhari

The House of Representatives yesterday faulted the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for querying its power to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Men docked for ‘beating up police officer’

The police in Lagos arraigned three suspects before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for allegedly beating up a policeman to evade arrest.

Calabar Old People’s Home begs for adult diaper

The management of Pope John Paul II Old People’s Home in Calabar has appealed to well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to donate adult diapers for use by some inmates in the home.
The International Monetary Fund is looking to triple its concessional financing for the poorest countries to over $18 billion to help them respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday.

IMF: Corruption corrodes trust in government

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), says corruption corrodes trust in government and weakens the impact of policies and public spending.
South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s rival to pull out of WTO DG race

South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

Speaker Gbajabiamila explains how his security aide killed newspaper vendor

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila on Friday admitted that his security guards killed one of the citizens who obstructed his convoy at the Eagles Square, Abuja on Thursday.

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are figuring out their future and whether they are going to stay married, according to two sources close to Kardashian West who spoke to CNN.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West stop attending marriage counselling

According to the source, the stars, who tied the knot in May 2014, have “completely” stopped going to marriage counselling. A separate insider had told PEOPLE earlier this month that the couple was in marital therapy in an effort to salvage their fractured relationship.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

Nigeria records 1,617 new coronavirus infections, 14 more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Coronavirus: Kano directs civil servants to stay at home until further notice

The Kano state government has directed all civil servants to stay at home from Tuesday, until further notice, following the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Court fixes date to rule on suit challenging dissolution of Ebonyi PDP executives

A High Court sitting in Abakaliki, yesterday said it would rule on the matter challenging the dissolution of the Ward, Local Government and State executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State by the National Leadership of the Party on Wednesday, 20th of January 2021.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Gunmen kill policeman, cart away guns in Rivers

Unknown gunmen have killed a police officer identified simply as Michael, injured two other cops and cart away two guns belonging to the victims.