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The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has urged the South African authorities to reciprocate Nigerian Government’s gesture by ensuring that business interests of Nigerians in South Africa are secured.
Police officers line up during a protest against what the activists see as excessive police force against protesters during previous demonstrations, near China's Liaison Office, Hong Kong, China July 28, 2019. REUTERS-Edgar Su-File Photo

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong’s rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong’s classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

2023: Zoning bad for Nigeria’s progress – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said Nigeria’s preference for recruiting its leaders through a rotatory zoning arrangement has kept the country stagnant for decades.
President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to take over from President Donald Trump, but his transition team isn’t getting the level of cybersecurity support usually provided by outgoing administrations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Joe Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday, fight coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives to announce his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

Joe Biden lines up economic team, receives congratulations from Xi Jinping

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will reveal his economic team and other key nominees next week, aides said on Wednesday, while he received belated congratulations for his election victory from China’s President Xi Jinping
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as he delivers his autumn spending review during a hybrid, socially distanced session in the House of Commons in London on November 25, 2020. – Britain’s government on Wednesday announced its spending plans for the next year amid soaring debt to support the virus-ravaged economy and as the nation embarks on its post-Brexit future. (Photo by – / PRU / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO

Coronavirus-hit UK takes axe to aid spending despite protests

Britain’s government on Wednesday unveiled plans to slash the foreign aid budget to help mend its coronavirus-battered finances, prompting one minister to quit and defying impassioned calls to protect the world’s poorest people.

UN charges Nigerian government, stakeholders to end shadow pandemic, gender-based violence

The United Nations has urged the Nigerian government to rise to the occasion in terms of ending Gender-Based Violence in the country.
Anthony Martial 'begged' to come on before he scored Manchester United's winner against LASK Linz.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: We need Anthony Martial to not rest on laurels

Martial was United's top scorer with 23 goals last term but has only scored twice so far with both coming in the Champions League against RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

ANEEJ, CRPP condemn Governor Obaseki’s decision to stop NDDC projects in Edo

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) have criticised the decision of Gov. Godwin Obaseki to stop the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from executing projects in Edo.
A Magistrate Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has struck out a ‘criminal defamation’ case filed by the Akwa Ibom State Government against a journalist, Kufre Carter.

Akwa Ibom court strikes out defamation suit against journalist

A Magistrate Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has struck out a ‘criminal defamation’ case filed by the Akwa Ibom State Government against a journalist, Kufre Carter.
Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.

Manchester City end pursuit of Lionel Messi

City were understood to be the frontrunners to sign Messi last summer as he demanded to leave Barcelona during a bitter contract dispute, which culminated with the 33-year-old reluctantly staying put at the Nou Camp.

Niger Delta seeks ownership, control of trust funds

Host communities of the Niger Delta have demanded ownership and control of the trust funds proposed in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the development of oil-bearing areas.
Thibaut Courtois fouled Samuel Chukwueze in the box leading to Gerard Moreno stepping up to the spot and Real Madrid conceding their fourth penalty in two games.

Thibaut Courtois error sees Real Madrid draw Villarreal

Thibaut Courtois fouled Samuel Chukwueze in the box leading to Gerard Moreno stepping up to the spot and Real Madrid conceding their fourth penalty in two games.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: Asiwaju Tinubu greatest builders of men in Yoruba nation

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as one of the greatest builders of men in Yoruba land and Nigeria at large.

Group: Marginalization, alienation of Lagos indigenes must stop

The group, which draws its membership from Lagos indigenous youths in five divisional areas such as Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe, accused successive governments in Nigeria and Lagos State of marginalising and alienating Lagos State indigenes deliberately.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I won’t join political enemies to shoot down Senator Tinubu

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said he won’t join political enemies of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to shoot him down politically.
Haiti's football federation president Yves Jean-Bart was banned for life by FIFA and fined over a million dollars on Friday.

Haiti soccer chief banned for life by FIFA

The 73-year-old Jean-Bart was found guilty by FIFA of having abused his position and having sexually harassed and abused various female players, including minors, the independent Ethics Committee of world football's governing body ruled.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

Onitsha to become port of final destination soon – NIWA chief

Managing director of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, Chief George Moghalu has said that efforts had been intensified to ensure that Onitsha River Port in Anambra State became port of final destination before long.

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Afenifere: Nigeria becoming ungovernable

Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, on Thursday declared that Nigeria is on the brink of collapse, insisting that the country must restructure to survive the near precipice.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has urged the South African authorities to reciprocate Nigerian Government’s gesture by ensuring that business interests of Nigerians in South Africa are secured.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

The nominee for the position of Chairperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill before the end of first quarter of 2021.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Milan for the 2020-21 season.

Swedish FA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks about restarting international career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with Sweden head coach Janne Andersson about a potential return to the national team, the Swedish Football Association said Thursday.