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Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu, on Saturday urged voters in the Local Government Area to conduct themselves peacefully in the ongoing Dass state constituency bye-election.

Bauchi bye-election: Emir of Dass calls for peaceful voting

Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu, on Saturday urged voters in the Local Government Area to conduct themselves peacefully in the ongoing Dass state constituency bye-election.
Everton have the quality in their squad to compensate for the absence of injured defenders Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne but there is still room for improvement, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Carlo Ancelotti backs Everton to overcome defensive issues

Everton have the quality in their squad to compensate for the absence of injured defenders Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne but there is still room for improvement, manager Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa would speed up the process of development on the African continent.

President Buhari: Improved Nigeria-South Africa relations will quicken African development

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa would speed up the process of development on the African continent.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is delighted to call on Diogo Jota.

Jurgen Klopp warns England will suffer due to three subs rule

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, believes not introducing five substitutes will impact on the England team next summer.

Aviation unions ground Arik Air operations

Three aviation unions on Friday grounded Arik Air over alleged refusal of the management to fulfil an agreement on payments of workers’ terminal benefits.
Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has explained his reason for handing Samuel Kalu a starting berth in the the club’s 1-0 away win against Stade Rennes on Friday.

Ligue 1: Samuel Kalu doubtful for Bordeaux vs Brest clash

Samuel Kalu is doubtful for Girondis Bordeaux’s home clash against Brest at the Stade Mahmut-Atlantique on Sunday.
Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick has accused Kano Pillars and Rivers United of lacking steel as the clubs prepare for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second legs this weekend.

Nigerian soccer boss criticises CAF Cup losers

Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick has accused Kano Pillars and Rivers United of lacking "steel" as the clubs prepare for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second legs this weekend.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed the readiness of the Senate and the National Assembly to partner with the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, and the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, FBRA, to fight the menace of plastic pollution through recycling.

Senate to partner NBC, food and beverage manufacturers on plastic pollution

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed the readiness of the Senate and the National Assembly to partner with the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, and the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, FBRA, to fight the menace of plastic pollution through recycling.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Message from the dead Borno farmers

That the slain Borno farmers did not get military clearance is an inconvenient truth, but the real error of judgement was taking the government at its word. In his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military chiefs – the same military chiefs there today – to relocate to the North East, the main theatre in the war on Boko Haram.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister meets with media leaders, warns on danger of social media

The federal government has cautioned the Newspapers’ Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) about the malaise of social media as a source of information. It derided the social media as a purveyor of fake news.

Ex-NIPSS boss seeks improved care for police

Prof. Danfulani Ahmed, former Director-General, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), has called for improved care and recognition for the Nigeria Police.
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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.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Borno farmers’ killing not reflection of progress made against Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the killing of 45 farmers in Borno State does not reflect the progress made against Boko Haram insurgents by the military.

Bauchi community records 47 snake bites in 7 months

Mr Adamu Suleiman, Secretary, Duguri Ward Development Committee (WDC), in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State says the community witnessed about 42 snake bites from May to November 2020.
Claudia Faviola Gonzales, a three-year-old girl, eats a tortilla with salt at her home, in La Palmilla, Guatemala October 7, 2020. REUTERS-Josue Decavele

Storms, coronavirus, drought spread hunger to millions in Central America

The back-to-back hurricanes destroyed a small patch of corn that helped Tomasa Mendoza feed her five children in a tiny hamlet nestled in the impoverished mountains of eastern Guatemala.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

NEYPA: President Buhari should not resign over insecurity

As pressure continues to mount over the recent brutal killing of farmers in Zabamari, Borno State, the North East Youths Progressive Alliance (NEYPA) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not resign over the worsening level of insecurity in the country.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola on project inspection with contractors.

Nigerians government warns residents not to destroy projects sited in communities

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMWH) has warned Nigerians against destroying the projects sited in their communities by the Federal Government.

IPOB opts for restructuring, sends memorandum to National Assembly

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has disclosed that it sent a memorandum to the National Assembly, requesting for devolution of powers and a restructure of Nigeria into six autonomous regions.

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Over 100 hoodlums disrupted the electoral process in the polling units at Agbala town, Ikorodu, during the Lagos-bye elections Saturday.

Lagos bye-election: Hoodlums disrupt electoral process in Ikorodu

The hoodlums who claimed to belong to different cult groups ( Eiye and Aiye included) had earlier stormed polling unit 009 and now at polling unit 008, ward 18, Agbala village, Ikorodu Local Government Area.
Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu, on Saturday urged voters in the Local Government Area to conduct themselves peacefully in the ongoing Dass state constituency bye-election.

Bauchi bye-election: Emir of Dass calls for peaceful voting

Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu, on Saturday urged voters in the Local Government Area to conduct themselves peacefully in the ongoing Dass state constituency bye-election.

Kidnapped Chinese expatriate didn’t pay N100 million ransom

The Nigeria-China Friendship Association has debunked reports that N100 million was paid as ransom to secure the release of a Chinese, who was kidnapped recently in Ekiti.

Group Insists ceding 2023 Presidency to South-east zone non-negotiable

A pressure group that covers the interest of the South-east geopolitical zone rose up yesterday from an emergency meeting in Awka, Anambra State insisting that time was long overdue in the interest of equity and justice for power to rotate to their zone in 2023.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.

Joe Biden: Coronavirus vaccination in US will not be mandatory

President-elect Joe Biden reassured Americans won’t be forced to take a coronavirus vaccine when one becomes available in the United States.