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President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on December 21, 2020. Carolyn Kaster-AP

Joe Biden receives second coronavirus vaccine dose Monday

US President-elect Joe Biden will receive his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, his office announced, three weeks after his first injection was broadcast live on TV to boost public confidence in the jab.
US Senator Pat Toomey said Donald Trump’s role encouraging the riot on Capitol Hill is an ‘impeachable offence’ [Sarah Silbiger-Pool via Reuters]

Republican senator: Donald Trump must ‘go away as soon as possible’

A second Republican senator in the United States has called on Donald Trump to step down after some of the president’s supporters overran the Capitol building in Washington, DC this week in a deadly riot.
Donald Trump Jr., son of incumbent and embattled US President Donald Trump, on Saturday, protested the permanent ban on his father’s account by Twitter and some other social media platforms.

Twitter ban: Free speech under attack – Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr., son of incumbent and embattled US President Donald Trump, on Saturday, protested the permanent ban on his father’s account by Twitter and some other social media platforms.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said it was time for outgoing President Donald Trump to stop grandstanding and concede the Nov. 3 election.

Joe Biden: Donald Trump’s decision to shun inauguration a ‘good thing’

President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said President Donald Trump’s decision to stay away from his inauguration was a “good thing”.
Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.

Twitter bans Donald Trump permanently

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement Friday morning.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment.

Dominion sues former Donald Trump lawyer over voting machine conspiracy theory

Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment. The long-awaited defamation suit could test the impact of legal attacks on disinformation.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the tariffs would not have been “legitimate” under World Trade Organization rules in any case and redoubled his call for a global solution.

US suspends tariffs against French goods over digital service tax

The United States says it will hold off slapping tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports in retaliation for a digital services tax (DST) Washington says will harm US technology firms, while it investigates similar taxes elsewhere.
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, December 23, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Donald Trump denounces Capitol violence as calls for his removal grow

Outgoing U.S President Donald Trump said he was “outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem” after a group of his supporters stormed the Capitol and forced a halt to a Congressional joint sitting.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said it was time for outgoing President Donald Trump to stop grandstanding and concede the Nov. 3 election.

Joe Biden names final economic team picks

US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled his picks for commerce secretary, labor secretary and small business administrator to fill his incoming economics team.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

US Congress leads charge for Donald Trump’s removal

President Donald Trump yesterday faced a stirring revolt from the United States political establishment after he incited a mob to assault the Capitol, as part of his agenda to steal victory from President-elect Joe Biden.
In the wake of an unprecedented mob attack on the Capitol building, Twitter has restricted a tweet from President Donald Trump, including its attached video. Users can no longer reply to, like, or retweet the post due to what Twitter is referring to as a “risk of violence.”

Donald Trump: There’ll be orderly transition on January 20

“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather inside the Kansas Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Topeka, Kan., after rain moved the rally inside. (Evert Nelson-The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Four dead in storming of Capitol Hill by Donald Trump mob

The US Capitol is once again secured but four people are dead – including one woman who was shot – after supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, engulfing the nation’s capital in chaos after Trump urged his supporters to fight against the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes that will confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters react amidst a cloud of tear gas during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

British premier condemns scenes of violence in US

“Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power,” he wrote on Twitter.
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters react amidst a cloud of tear gas during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

How security failures enabled Donald Trump mob to storm U.S. Capitol

The bloody chaos inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday came after the police force that protects the legislative complex was overrun by a mob of Trump supporters in what law enforcement officials called a catastrophic failure to prepare.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

US congresswoman says ‘drawing up’ articles to impeach Donald Trump

US Representative Ilhan Omar said she was “drawing up” articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump after masses of angry pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

VP Mike Pence: Violence at U.S. Capitol ‘must stop now’

Vice President Mike Pence says the violence must end after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather inside the Kansas Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Topeka, Kan., after rain moved the rally inside. (Evert Nelson-The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

US National Guard deployed against Donald Trump supporters at Capitol

The United States (U.S.) National Guard has been deployed to the capital, Washington after pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol Building to protest the results of the country’s November presidential election, according to the White House press secretary.
The U.S. Capitol descended into chaos Wednesday as hundreds of pro-Trump protesters swarmed the building, forcing the Senate to evacuate and Vice President Mike Pence to be ushered to a secure location.

VP Mike Pence ushered to secure location as Donald Trump’s Supporters breach US Congress

The U.S. Capitol descended into chaos Wednesday as hundreds of pro-Trump protesters swarmed the building, forcing the Senate to evacuate and Vice President Mike Pence to be ushered to a secure location.
Police have ordered the evacuation of several office buildings for the US Congress as supporters of President Donald Trump broke down security barrricades on the steps of the Capitol.

Donald Trump supporters break into US Capitol

Capitol Police sent orders for Congressional staff to leave the Cannon building and other large offices after Trump called on his followers to protest the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory inside the legislature.
Judge Merrick Garland was nominated by Barack Obama in 2016 to fill the position left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia. Doug Mills-The New York Times

Joe Biden to name US judge Merrick Garland attorney general

US President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Merrick Garland — a centrist judge that Republicans denied a seat on the Supreme Court five years ago — to be US attorney general, US media reported Wednesday.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

Kim Jong-un says North Korea’s economic plan failed

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has admitted his five-year economic plan for the isolated country failed to meet its targets in “almost every sector”.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol where Congress will meet to certify the electoral college vote for President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Mike Theiler

Donald Trump allies in Congress to challenge his loss to Joe Biden

A band of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies planned a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to undo his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, a bid almost certain to fail that comes on the same day their party is poised to lose its majority in the Senate.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police deploy chopper to rescue abducted Chinese nationals

The Nigerian Police Force has deployed one of its helicopters for the rescue of some Chinese nationals in Ogun, according to a report.

Senator Anyim: Military action or foreign help alone cannot bring permanent solution to insecurity

The former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, Monday stated that “military actions or even foreign help alone cannot bring permanent solutions to ethnic conflicts or nationality agitations breeding insecurity across the country.

Nigerian journalist: Why I returned missing $3,000 to owner

Mr Abdulkadir Shehu, a journalist with Progress FM, a private radio station in Gombe, said he returned the $3,000 dollars he found along the road to its owner, because it would be wrong for him to claim it.
Fulham manager Scott Parker is elated with the show of character from Ademola Lookman after his Panenka flop.

Leon Osman: Ademola Lookman has skills to unlock any defence

Former Everton defender, Leon Osman has described Fulham forward, Ademola Lookman as a player who has the skills and trickery to unlock the door of any team no matter the tightness of their defence.
Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has emerged the second position on the “Time Higher Education 2021 Emerging Economies University Ranking”.

LASU partners US varsity on teaching of GNS courses

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Triune Biblical University, Global Extension, USA, on the teaching of General...