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Opposition leader and presidential candidate Zephirin Diabre holds a news conference ahead of the presidential and legislative elections, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 21, 2020. REUTERS-Media Colibaly

Burkina opposition candidate alleges ‘massive fraud’ ahead of Sunday vote

Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he will not accept results marred by irregularities.
Ronald Koeman and Lionel Messi’s first meeting since the six-time Ballon d’Or winner decided to stay at Barcelona this season was very positive for everyone involved.

Trincao: Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona for a long time

Lionel Messi is set to remain at Barcelona “for a long time”, claims Trincao, while the mercurial Argentine is considered to be a “different alien” to eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha to chair NAFEST 2020 holding in Jos

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Chairman, Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism, will chair the 2020 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) holding in Jos, Plateau, from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28.
Residents walk past inundated vehicles in the flooded streets of Planeta, Honduras, in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta [Delmer Martinez-AP Photo]

Hurricane Iota powers up in new threat to Central America

Fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota, the strongest hurricane yet in this record-smashing season, became very dangerous Category 4 on Monday as it approached the same part of Central America battered by a similarly powerful Hurricane Eta just over a week ago.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on September 27, 2020. Alex Wong-Getty Images-AFP

US election: Joe Biden, Donald Trump fans steal, damage placards

The millions of signs that Americans place on their lawns during election season are increasingly being vandalized or removed by disgruntled neighbors, a sign of the acutely hostile political climate.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ex-Real Madrid president blasts ‘lunacy’ of selling Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has claimed the club are €1 billion ($1.2 billion) in debt and slammed the decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus as “lunacy.”
NEMA delegates with Acting Commandant of 1 Battalion Nigerian Army, Dukku Barracks, Birnin Kebbi, Major Ibinabo Orumabo and SEMA team at Dukku Barracks

Flood: NEMA chief seeks desilting river channels, canals, shelters for victims

The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), AVM Muhammadu A Muhammad (retd), has urged the State governments across Nigeria to start desilting river channels, canals to control flooding across the country and made provisions of shelters for evacuated victims.
Reactions were mixed after Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the U.S. Open for striking a line judge with a ball during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday.

Mixed reactions trail Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from U.S. Open

Reactions were mixed after Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from the U.S. Open for striking a line judge with a ball during his match against Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

NCAA warns pilots, airlines of thunderstorm, insists on strict compliance

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has alerted airline operators and pilots of occurrence of thunderstorm phenomenon over Nigerian airports since the beginning of the rainy season in the country.

Shari’ah Council berates NBA for ‘taking side’ in Southern Kaduna crisis

The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria, has berated the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for allegedly taking side in the Southern Kaduna crisis.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
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President Buhari: It’s true that army should do better on insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, said he agrees with those who hold the opinion that the nation’s Army should do better in handling the security challenges in parts of the country.
Chad's President Idriss Deby attends the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, on February 10, 2020. Michael Tewelde-AFP

Chad: Boko Haram will continue wreaking havoc despite offensive

Chad's President Idriss Deby said on Saturday that Boko Haram jihadists would continue to wreak havoc in the Lake Chad region despite a huge military offensive against the group earlier this year.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

NGO lauds police for handling of child abuse case in Enugu

An NGO, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), has lauded the Police Command in Enugu for the efficient handling of the case of the 10-year-old girl allegedly abused by a couple in Enugu.
The Bayero University, Kano is to establish a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre to check the spread of the pandemic, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yahuza Bello, has said.

Kano university loses deputy vice chancellor,

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Bayero University, Kano, Professor Haruna Wakili, is dead. He died at the age of 60 years.

Vladimir Putin: US has deep internal crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday spoke on the Black Lives Matter’s protests in the United States.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Vladimir Putin condemns riots at US anti-racism protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday criticised anti-racism protests in the United States for sparking crowd violence, in his first comments on the issue.
There is apprehension among fish consumers in Rivers State following the massive death of fishes on the shores of Bonny Island and Andoni Oceans in Rivers State which are being consumed and sold to unsuspecting consumers.

Dead fishes found on shores of Rivers

There is apprehension among fish consumers in Rivers State following the massive death of fishes on the shores of Bonny Island and Andoni Oceans in Rivers State which are being consumed and sold to unsuspecting consumers.

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government makes U-turn, says vehicle owners to pay for autogas conversion

Justice Derefaka, technical adviser on gas business and policy implementation to minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this on Wednesday when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels TV.
Arsenal are hoping to ‘nick’ Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title clash with Kubrat Pulev from North London rivals Tottenham, Eddie Hearn has admitted.

1,000 fans to watch Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev bout at Wembley

1,000 fans will watch Anthony Joshua defend his three world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Wembley Arena next weekend.
If there’s one thing that is noticeable about Mikel Arteta’s tenure at Arsenal thus far, it is his single-mindedness and strength of character.

Arsenal boss backs temporary subs for head injuries

Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal's David Luiz was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull.

Abductors of Catholic priest demand N100 million ransom

The Kidnappers of a reverend father, Mathew Dajo, of the Parish Catholic Church, Yangoji, have demanded for N100 million ransom before the victim will be set free, a member of the church (name withheld) confided in our reporter.

Three men arraigned for ‘theft of 48 phones’

Three men, Victor Arowolo, 30, Joseph Dada, 23, and Taiwo Omoloye, 43, were on Wednesday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged burglary and stealing at Olorunsogo area of Ado-Ekiti.