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WHO announces plan to sterilise male mosquitoes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to test a mosquito sterilisation technique aimed at containing the spread of diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia for personal reasons.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk withdraws from Netherlands squad

Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia for personal reasons.
Bringing Neymar back to Catalunya from Paris Saint Germain will always be an option for Barcelona, according to Eric Abidal.

Eric Abidal: Neymar will always be an option for Barcelona

Bringing Neymar back to Catalunya from Paris Saint Germain "will always be an option" for Barcelona, according to Eric Abidal.
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: YIAGA Africa reports voter inducement, violence, bribery of INEC and security officers

As results continue to pour in from the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi State, a preliminary report by an independent group of observers has cast a doubt on the credibility of the exercise.
Trent Alexander-Arnold had the threat of a VAR check in the back of his mind after the ball struck his arm in the build-up to Liverpool’s opening goal against Manchester City on Sunday, but his focus remained on the task at hand.

Jason McAteer: Premier League title race will be between Liverpool and Manchester City

Liverpool and Manchester City are still involved in a two-horse race for the Premier League title despite the emergence of Chelsea and Leicester City, according to Jason McAteer.
Nigeria Police

Two pastors, five others arrested for ‘incest, defilement’

The Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, said it has arrested seven persons including two pastors for alleged incest and defilement, declaring war against perpetrators of the dastardly acts.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria is dying

One of Nigeria’s foremost political economists and former presidential candidate, Professor Pat Utomi, on Saturday said that the country is gradually dying from the actions of its political class.
Inter have confirmed that they recieved a letter that contained threats made against head coach Antonio Conte, and that the club has informed the relevant authorities.

Inter Milan confirm Antonio Conte threats after alerting authorities to letter

Inter have confirmed that they recieved a letter that contained threats made against head coach Antonio Conte, and that the club has informed the relevant authorities.
Music icon, 2Baba and sensational Afro pop diva, Tiwa Savage are billed to headline the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, music village which holds at Agege Stadium, Lagos, on Thursday, November 21.

2Baba, Tiwa Savage, others storm Agege stadium for AFRIMA music village

Music icon 2Baba and sensational Afro pop diva Tiwa Savage are billed to headline the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, music village which holds at Agege Stadium, Lagos, on Thursday, November 21.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 20, 2019, one of the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) spokespersons, Priscillia Ludosky, looks on in front of the Eiffel tower, in Paris, during a gathering to protest against the government and the police violence. On November 17, 2018, hundreds of thousands of angry French donning fluorescent jackets took to the streets across the country, beginning one of the biggest and most unusual protest movements in the country’s modern history. Twelve months after that first November 17 demonstration against social inequalities by the “gilet jaunes” (yellow vests) protesters, the numbers taking to the streets have starkly diminished, the movement is rudderless and French President can claim to have largely seen off the challenge.Eric FEFERBERG / AFP

France’s yellow vests seek show of strength for anniversary

French “yellow vest” protesters began a series of nationwide demonstrations on Saturday in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on the first anniversary of their movement.
Nigeria Police

Kogi guber: Fear of arrest drive politicians away from their houses

On the last night before the Gubernatorial election in Kogi State, fear of indiscriminate arrest has forced many members and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to run away from their houses in Kogi West Senatorial District of the State. They discarded the comfort offered by their various houses to find other places to sleep to evade arrest.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

Court reserves ruling on bail application of Cross River governor’s critic

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital has reserved November 21, 2019 for its ruling on the bail application of Barrister Joseph Odok, a critic of Governor Ben Ayade facing trial for alleged cybercrimes and terrorism. The case is presided over by Justice Simon Amobeda who had earlier struck out the application of the prosecution counsel, Dennis Tarhemba, to withdraw the charges against Mr. Odok.
Unai Emery with Gabriel Martinelli (Marc Atkins-Getty Images)

Barcelona ‘upset’ after losing Gabriel Martinelli race to Arsenal

Barcelona are reportedly kicking themselves after letting Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli slip through their fingers.
Bayern Munich are set to stick with temporary manager Hansi Flick, though it is unclear whether he will be given the role on a permanent basis.

Bayern confirm interim coach to stay on as manager

Bayern Munich are set to stick with temporary manager Hansi Flick, though it is unclear whether he will be given the role on a permanent basis.
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Councillor remanded in prison for allegedly stripping woman in public

A local lawmaker in Akwa Ibom state, has been remanded in prison for allegedly assaulting a woman and stripping her naked.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos governor commences payment of N35,000 minimum wage to workers end of November

Following the agreement reached between the Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, JNC, and Lagos State Government, led by Babajide Sanwo-olu, Friday, November 15, all arrangements have been concluded to commence the payment of the new minimum wage and the consequential adjustment rates to public workers in the November 2019 salary cycle.

CDD raises alarm over vote buying in Kogi

Less than 24 hours to the opening of polls for the November 16, 2019, Kogi State Governorship election, the Centre for Democracy Development, CDD, says there are indications that a lot of money has been set aside for vote-buying on Saturday.

Kogi guber: 35, 800 policemen deployed for polls

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Busari, says 35, 800 policemen have been deployed by the Inspector General of Police to provide security for the governorship elections as well as the Kogi West Senatorial elections on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

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Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor, homeless

Pope Francis on Sunday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.
Power

Blackout looms as GenCos threaten shutdown over N600 billion

Blackout is looming from the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) as the Generation Companies (GenCos) on Sunday threatened to shutdown production should the Federal Government refuses to disburse the N600billion intervention fund.

NPHCDA, WHO launch campaign against measles, meningitis

In its effort to combat the menacing occurrences of measles and meningitis among children, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), World Health Organisation (WHO), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance have kicked off a campaign to reach more than 28 million children with lifesaving vaccines.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC suffers heavy defeat in Governor Dickson’s council

The All Progressives Congress (APC) suffered defeat in Sagbama, the Local Governmenr Area of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.