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Official: Only six political parties are participating in Borno council polls

Usman, who made this known on Friday in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen on the preparations for the elections, identified the parties as: African Democratic Congress (ADC), Accord Party, All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressives Grant Alliance (APGA), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
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VP Osinbajo: Private sector, business in Nigeria should tap into AFCTA treaty

Just as the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Treaty comes into force January 2021, Nigerian businesses and the entire private sector have to become conversant and knowledgeable with the rules as this would be required so as to benefit maximally from the treaty.
The United Nations and Qatar have finalised an agreement to establish an office in Doha for a UN counterterrorism programme.

UN to open counterterrorism programme office in Qatar

The UNOCT Programme Office on Parliamentary Engagement will serve as a hub for research, knowledge, and capacity-building, leveraging on innovation and partnerships to enhance support to parliamentarians worldwide, according to a joint statement issued after the signing on Wednesday.
The state’s Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru said this while declaring open, the 2020 Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment (AGILE) meeting in Kano.

Kano government to recruit 2,000 teachers to teach in girls’ schools

The Kano State Government on Monday said it had commenced plans to recruit and deploy 2,000 teachers to teach in all girls’ schools across the state.

Provost: Plateau college of health technology to reopen, soon

Dr Fwanngje Isah, Provost, Plateau State College of Health Technology, Pankshin, says the institution will soon reopen for academic activities, after an eight-month closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.

Nigerian doctor in coronavirus vaccine breakthrough

A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.

Bolaji Abdullahi: Entrepreneurship cannot solve Nigeria’s problems

Speaking on entrepreneurship and the role of governance, Abdullahi said entrepreneurship is an “escapist method” disseminated by an “irresponsible” government to delegate its responsibilities.
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INEC resumes preparations for Plateau South senatorial bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed preparations ahead of the Plateau South Senatorial by-election slated for Dec. 5.
THE 21st edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair is targeted towards revving activities and further boosting investments in the sector, which despite challenges of COVID-19 and global economic downturn, is set to assume its rightful place as the key sector that drives socio-economic development in the country.

Abuja Motor fair to rev auto sector, promote autogas policy

The 21st edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair is targeted towards revving activities and further boosting investments in the sector, which despite challenges of COVID-19 and global economic downturn, is set to assume its rightful place as the key sector that drives socio-economic development in the country.
The Lagos State Athletics Association will hold a one-day refresher course-seminar for coaches in Lagos state today at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

Nigeria begins athletes’ camping for Tokyo 2020

Nigeria’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has announced that it has made arrangements to commence national camping of its athletes and officials in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics Games taking place in 2021.

2023: APC will win more states in South-East zone – Ben Nwoye

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Ben Nwoye, has predicted a landslide victory for his party in South-East geo-political zone, saying the decamping of the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is just the beginning of the new political movement in the region.
Troops of the Nigerian Army during a raid on bandits' hideout in Katsina state.

Nigerian Army launches ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ in Southeast

The Nigerian Army is preparing for the launch of ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile VI’, Aliyu Yusuf, the spokesman of the 82 Division, Enugu said in a statement on Tuesday.
Manchester City Forward, Raheem Sterling has advised fans who racially abused Danny Rose during England’s encounter with Montenegro to get some education.

Two Premier League stars out of England vs Iceland match

Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling will miss England’s Nations League fixture against Iceland on Wednesday, the Football Association has announced.
Wayne Rooney has said he’s ready to take the caretaker job at Derby County.

Wayne Rooney confirms he’s ‘joining Derby coaching staff’

Manchester United great Rooney has confirmed he will take charge of Derby County’s Championship game against Bristol City next weekend after Phillip Cocu was sacked.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Alex Telles has tested positive for COVID-19.

Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus again

Manchester United left-back Alex Telles tested positive for coronavirus again on Saturday, according to Globo Esporte. A separate report from UOL backs this claim up…

FOCAC: China charts new path with Nigeria, other African countries

As the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) clocks 20, the Peoples Republic of China, has called on Nigeria and other African countries to strengthen solidarity with China in order to meet the yearnings of its people.
AC Milan were forced to cancel a training session on Saturday after Stefano Pioli tested positive for coronavirus.

AC Milan cancel training after Pioli tests positive for coronavirus

Pioli was "promptly placed in quarantine" after the club's latest round of medical checks at the weekend, with the rest of the squad subsequently granted an extra two days off before returning to the training pitch.
US President Donald Trump makes his first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should be a moment of national unity to mark Veteran’s Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden’s win.

Donald Trump emerges from election gloom to make first public remarks

United States (US) President Donald Trump will make his first public comments since his election defeat with a White House address later Friday on the nation’s plans for a vaccine against the resurgent Covid-19 virus.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Terrorists operating around Shyadawe/Nagasino villages in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria have suffered a heavy casualty blow following an ambush staged against them by troops of 192 and 202 Battalions of Operation Fire Ball (OPFB).
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari urges Nigerians to pray for peace, unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability in the country.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Military air strikes knock out more terrorists’ hideouts in Borno

Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has knocked out more hideouts of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, killing scores in Borno, Defence Headquarters says.
A member of the Amhara Special Forces looks on as he holds his rifle at the 5th Battalion of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Army in Dansha, Ethiopia. EDUARDO SOTERAS - AFP

Ethiopian military has taken ‘full control’ of Tigray capital – government

Ethiopian federal forces have taken "full control" of the Tigray region's capital Mekelle, the prime minister and the military's chief of staff said on Saturday evening.
Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.

CAFCC: Rivers United fall to 2-1 defeat vs Futuro Kings

Rivers United lost 2-1 to Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the Estadio de Mongomo on Saturday afternoon.