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The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and will offer a limited number of seats to private U.S. citizens on a flight out of the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak.

US to evacuate consulate staff, citizens from Wuhan

The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and will offer a limited number of seats to private U.S. citizens on a flight out of the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos declares free bus ride on January 1

In order to reduce traffic congestion and road crashes associated with drunkenness prevalent during festive periods, Lagos Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared free bus ride for commuters in Lagos on New Year’s Day.
NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party has suffered a big setback in western Maharashtra state after its longtime ally broke away and joined two other parties to form the new state government.

India citizenship law designed to help the persecuted – premier

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has defended the government’s new citizenship law, despite the major ongoing protests against it.

Nigeria’s film industry draws global entertainment brands

“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.

Foreign-owned businesses in South Africa attacked in new wave of Xenophobia

The Nigeria Union has advised Nigerians leaving in South Africa to avoid Pretoria Central Business District (CBD) until the Police Authority certifies the area safe for foreign nationals.
Police on Monday said that 17 people are feared dead after heavy winds overturned a boat carrying local football players and their fans on a lake in Uganda, police said on Monday.

17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident

Police on Monday said that 17 people are feared dead after heavy winds overturned a boat carrying local football players and their fans on a lake in Uganda, police said on Monday.
Interswitch

e-Tickets: Nigerian, UK tech companies sign £56 million contract

Two technology companies, from Nigeria and the UK, have signed a £56 million agreement to provide card technology, which would allow commuters to travel with public transport without cash or a paper ticket.
CarS queue at a gas station on April 17, 2019 in Seixal, in the outskirts of Lisbon. – Many Portuguese were queuing at the few gas stations where it was still possible to refuel despite the shortages caused by a strike of the fuel carriers. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA / AFP)

Petrol lines in Portugal as strike bites

Lines stretched out at petrol stations in Portugal on Wednesday as supplies were hit by a fuel haulers strike days before a long holiday weekend.

NCAA warns airlines against unauthorised charter operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to wield the big stick over charter operations by unauthorised permit holders.

Uber announces new minibus service in traffic-mad Egypt

Uber is launching a new minibus service in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt's capital and the ride-sharing US giant's fastest-growing market.
Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during three decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty. [Lakruwan Wanniarachchi-Reuters]

Sri Lankans displaced by war wait for government to return land

Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during three decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty.
A picture taken on July 26, 2018 shows Egyptian policemen stand guarding a street in the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish. With fruit and vegetables aplenty in the markets, public transport back on the roads and universities reopened, life is returning to El-Arish in North Sinai state where Egypt's army is at war with jihadists. / AFP PHOTO / Khaled DESOUKI

Life returns to Egypt’s Sinai city despite anti-jihadist war

With fruit and vegetables aplenty in the markets, public transport back on the roads and universities reopened, life is returning to El-Arish in North Sinai state where Egypt's army is at war with jihadists.

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Sinatu Aderoju Ojikutu

US visa restriction against Nigerians, commendable – Ex-Lagos deputy governor

A former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has said American President Donald Trump deserves commendation for extending his visa restriction policy to Nigeria.
Magnus Abe

Senator Abe: Leadership without sacrifice is meaningless

Immediate past representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that leadership without sacrifice is meaningless.
The Federal Government is committed to providing an enabling environment for businesses to succeed, as partnerships between the public and private sectors remain the most viable means of bringing prosperity to the masses.

President Buhari: Boko Haram continuous existence surprising

President Muhammadu Buhari says “harder times’’ await bandits whose disruptive activities have brought sorrow to Nigerians, kept many away from their means of livelihood, and heightened insecurity in parts of the country.

PDP wins Imo rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Jerry Alagbaoso of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the supplementary election held on Saturday in Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people with the new coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, the agency said.

US expands health screenings for coronavirus to 20 airports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people with the new coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, the agency said in a press conference today.