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Main defendant Stephan Ernst arrives at the courtroom as he waits for the verdict in the case of the murder of Walter Luebcke, at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt, Germany January 28, 2021. REUTERS-Kai Pfaffenbach-Pool

Far-right gunman handed life sentence for killing German politician

A German court sentenced a far-right sympathiser to life imprisonment on Thursday for shooting dead a pro-immigration politician two years ago in a case that raised questions about whether Germany is doing enough to tackle right-wing radicalism.
South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, January 28, 2021. REUTERS-Heo Ran

South Korean premier: North Korea, U.S. should aim for initial nuclear freeze

North Korea and the United States should seek an initial denuclearisation deal that includes a halt to the North’s nuclear activity and a cut in its programme in exchange for some sanctions relief, South Korea’s prime minister said on Thursday.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania president raises doubts over coronavirus vaccines

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has claimed that vaccinations against COVID-19 are dangerous and instead urged Tanzanians to protect themselves from the deadly disease by using domestic measures including steam inhalation.
LASTMA General Manager, Olajide Oduyoye, who disclosed this in a statement said the driver of a blue-black Opel Space Bus with number plate AAA 74 GG knocked down Akinmade at Demurin Street junction inwards Mile 12 while controlling traffic.

LASTMA officer dies after being knocked down by motorist

An official of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Samson Olawale Akinmade has reportedly died following the injuries he sustained after being knocked down by a motorist at Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State.
FILE PHOTO - An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger-File Photo

Iran will take steps next month to curb short-notice IAEA inspections – official

Iran threatened on Tuesday to block short-notice inspections of its nuclear facilities, demanding Washington reverse economic sanctions before it returns to compliance with a nuclear deal that President Joe Biden aims to restore.
Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.

Inter boss hit with two-match touchline ban

Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.

Iran: Donald Trump’s departure has reduced tension in international arena

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.

Judge lambasts prosecutor for delaying Offa bank robbery trial

Justice Haleema Salman, the trial Judge in the April 5, 2018 Offa bank robbery case, in Kwara, has blamed prosecution for the seeming delay in the dispensation of the case.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican president’s coronavirus diagnosis raises questions over pandemic management

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s announcement that he had COVID-19 just a few hours after taking a commercial flight has raised fresh questions over his handling of the pandemic and set off a scramble by top officials to get tested for the virus.
No fewer than 194,707 pupils in Enugu State have continued to benefit from the ongoing Federal Government National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

School feeding: Kwara begins medical screening for 4500 food vendors

“We are screening 4500 food vendors across the 16 local government areas for students of primary 1-6. The federal government will take care of primary 1-3 students while the state government will take care of primary 4-6 students,” Kwara State Focal Persons for the National Social Investment Programme Hajia Bashirah AbdulRazaq said in a statement.
Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.

Arsenal agree deal with Real Madrid for Martin Ødegaard

Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.
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Gunmen abduct Immigration spokeswoman in Benin

The Spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Edo Command, Mrs Bridget Esene, has reportedly been abducted by gunmen, while on her way to church, in Benin, on Sunday, an official said.
A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, at the weekend came hard on the federal government for its plan to build oxygen plants.

APC chieftain slams Nigerian government’s plan to build 38 oxygen plants at N6.8 billion

A former member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, at the weekend came hard on the federal government for its plan to build oxygen plants in 38 locations in the country at cost of N6.8 billion.
A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim, died of COVID-19, on Sunday.

Former minister Abdullahi Ibrahim dies of coronavirus

Mr Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as Minister of Transport and Aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) speaks to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at a protest in front of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 5, 2020. REUTERS-Mark Kauzlarich

NYT: Republican congressman played a role in Donald Trump’s campaign to fight election loss

A Republican U.S. congressman played a role in ex-President Donald Trump’s efforts to oust the top Justice Department official and replace him with a loyalist willing to support efforts to overturn his election defeat, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Barria

WSJ: Donald Trump asked Justice Department to go to Supreme Court to overturn election

Former President Donald Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official willing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
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.

Nigeria’s central bank to stop exporters with unrepatriated proceeds from banking services

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed banks to deny exporters with unrepatriated export proceeds from accessing all banking services by January 31.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen kidnap, kill Taraba council boss

The Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State, Salihu Dovo, has been killed by gunmen who kidnapped him early Sunday morning, local residents have said.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 63-year-old man for defiling 2-year-old child

The Spokesman for the Command, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, said that the incident happened in Urhonigbe community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Gombe State command, says about 119 inmates in two custodial centres in the state have undergone vocational skills training.

Nigeria correctional empowers 119 inmates in Gombe – controller

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Gombe State command, says about 119 inmates in two custodial centres in the state have undergone vocational skills training.
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Afreximbank disburses $250 million to Nigerian company to acquire 45% stake in oil lease

Afreximbank has disbursed 250 million dollars as part of its support for Trans Niger Oil and Gas Ltd (TNOG) to acquire 45 per cent stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 17 onshore oilfield.
Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were racially abused on social media after Manchester United's 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

Manchester United defender suffers racist abuse

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe was subjected to racist abuse on social media after playing in Sheffield United’s shock 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Court sentences man to 6 months imprisonment for cyber fraud

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on Thursday sentenced a man, Godwin James, to six months imprisonment for internet fraud.