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NIMET warns farmers against early planting

The agency also noted that the cessation of the rainfall is expected around Katsina and northern parts of Sokoto around October 9, while the latest cessation date is anticipated on December 25 over the entire Niger Delta region.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished claims that he was involved in a bust-up with Antonio Rudiger prior to Frank Lampard being axed from his role at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea captain rubbishes Antonio Rudiger bust-up claims

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished claims that he was involved in a bust-up with Antonio Rudiger prior to Frank Lampard being axed from his role at Stamford Bridge.
Duan Ling, 36, receives medical treatment for In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at a hospital as she and her husband Fang Yushun try to conceive a child, almost a year after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Wuhan’s coronavirus survivors share lessons one year on

In late 2019, Wuhan businesswoman Duan Ling and her surgeon husband Fang Yushun began to hear snippets in hospital chat groups about a disease emerging in the city’s respiratory wards.
Oregon State Police arrest a protester in Portland, Ore., Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election.

Protests in several US cities as presidential vote remains undecided

Protesters turned out in multiple U.S. cities Wednesday to call for a complete count of presidential election votes, while smaller pro-Trump groups rallied outside vote-counting centers in Michigan and Arizona.
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Abuja Disco explains poor supply in Kubwa, Bwari, other areas

According to a statement by Oyebode Fadipe, the Public Relations Officer of AEDC, districts most affected include Kubwa, Diedie, Lower Usman Dam, Bwari, Dutse, Dawaki, 3rd Avenue, 69 Road, 64 Road, 62 Road, Gwarinpa, Sunshine Estate, Map Global Estate, I pent Estate, Queens Estate.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to #EndSARS protesters to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating the nation’s nascent democracy.

#EndSARS: President Buhari urges protesters to resist temptation of being used by subversive elements

President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to #EndSARS protesters to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating the nation’s nascent democracy.
Adegboyega Oyetola

#EndSARS: Osun government says curfew still in force

The Osun State Government says the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, to rid the streets and communities of violence, prevent loss of lives and property, is still in force.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.

Conflicts: Forgiveness will heal Nigeria – Archbishop Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has called on Nigerians residing in conflict and violence areas of Nigeria to forgive those who have brought them pain and tears.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.

U.S. restricts Chinese diplomats from cultural events

The United States Government has imposed restrictions on senior Chinese diplomats, regarding their engagement in cultural and university events in the country.
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CAN appeals for multiple church services

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Ekiti chaper, has appealed to the state government to allow the conduct of multiple services by churches as part of efforts to check the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sokoto killings: Sultan asks troops to fish out bandits

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has asked security operatives to “fish out” the bandits who raided communities in Sokoto and killed over 70 people.
Director General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye stated that in a bid to discover a cure for Covid-19 disease,

NAFDAC warns against use of Chloroquine for coronavirus treatment

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has, again, warned Nigerians against taking Chloroquine as treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Coronavirus: Tanzanian leader urges citizens to turn to God

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has called on citizens to turn to God and to keep the economy turning, but as coronavirus cases creep up, calls are rising for the country to take stronger action.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria will defeat Coronavirus

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday said the nation will sure defeat the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Churches full as Kogi relaxes lockdown for Easter

Most churches in Kogi state were full for Easter celebration following relaxation of the lockdown order on Sunday.

Official: Normalcy restored in acccountant-general’s office after fire incident

Normal services and official business have been restored in the office of Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) barely 24 hours after a fire incident affected sections of the complex, an official said on Thursday.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson is a habitual trickster, slanderer – APC

Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as habitual deception and mudslinging an allegation by Governor Seriake Dickson that the party was about to form “a government of criminals and cultists” in the state.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty and threatened to cut aid to Palestinians worth more than $300 million a year, drawing a rebuke that they would not be “blackmailed”.

US cuts contribution to UN annual budget by $285 million

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced Sunday night that the American government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285m.

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The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Federal government extends workers’ stay-at-home directive to March 31

The federal government has further extended the work-from-home directive to all public workers on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below until March 31 as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

NDAN appeals to media owners, government for life insurance

The Newspaper Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has appealed to proprietors of media houses and government to collaborate on enabling environment and life insurance for vendors, decrying unfair treatment to them.
Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello said he had engaged with controversial Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over the demands made by Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria to lift their food blockade

Food blockade: I have spoken to Sunday Igboho – Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, said he had engaged with controversial Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over the demands made by Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria to lift their food blockade to Southern Nigeria.
WhatsApp’s desktop app for Mac and PC is getting voice and video calling today, the company announced, offering end-to-end encrypted calls to other WhatsApp users on both computers and mobile devices.

WhatsApp’s desktop app now has video and voice calls

WhatsApp’s desktop app for Mac and PC is getting voice and video calling today, the company announced, offering end-to-end encrypted calls to other WhatsApp users on both computers and mobile devices.
Governor Bala Mohammed and Governor Babagan Zulum

North East governors: Mambila power project exists only on paper

North East Governors Forum has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to fast-track work on the Mambila Hydroelectric Power Project.

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A journalist and a police officer take pictures of each other as people protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar: The revolution will be Facebook-lived

When he heard soldiers had taken power in Myanmar again, Thar Lon Zaung Htet hurried to the office of his news agency in Yangon, grabbed a few essentials and carefully locked up.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC urges fuel stations to stop hoarding petrol

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to stop panic-buying following what it described as artificial fuel scarcity in the country.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Minister urges mining companies to prioritize host communities’ welfare

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, Saturday, urged mining companies to prioritize the welfare of host communities for smooth operations.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Abductors free Zamfara schoolgirls

Respite may have come the way of the 317 kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State following the news filtering in this afternoon that they have been released by the bandits.
At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said.

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo and the government said