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Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Wednesday named his newborn prince after the 49th monarch of the ancient town, Oba Adesoji Aderemi.

Ooni names prince after 49th predecessor

Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi on Wednesday named his newborn prince after the 49th monarch of the ancient town, Oba Adesoji Aderemi.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. has surpassed a quarter of a million, according to data logged Wednesday morning on worldometer.info.

Coronavirus: Global infections cross 60 million milestone

The number of coronavirus infections worldwide has hit 60 million, nearly a year since the highly infectious disease began spreading around the globe.
South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s rival to pull out of WTO DG race

South Korea appears to have decided to withdraw its Minister of Trade, Ms. Yoo Myung-hee, from the race for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general, paving the way for Nigeria’s candidate, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to be confirmed as the head of the global trade body.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

Ohanaeze leadership: Ambassador Obiozor emerges as consensus candidate

Seventy-nine days to the expiration of the three-year tenure of Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor, has emerged as the consensus candidate to succeed Nwodo.
Wall Street's main indexes opened lower on Friday as rising infections overshadow positive vaccine news [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

Dow opens up 200 points on another jab of promising vaccine news

Wall Street’s main stock indexes pushed higher on Monday kicking off another week on a shot of positive vaccines news – this time from AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
A pedestrian walks past a sign advising mask-wearing during the coronavirus outbreak, in San Francisco, California, Nov. 21, 2020.

Over 40 million people recover from coronavirus

More than two-thirds of the over 58 million people infected by COVID-19 across the world have recovered from the disease after treatment.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a protective face mask during the press conference after winning the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FIA-Handout via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton set for knighthood after historic seventh title

Lewis Hamilton is set to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list after clinching his seventh Formula One World Championship and equalling the overall tally of Michael Schumacher
US President Donald Trump had considered attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear programme but was advised against any such move during his last weeks in office, the New York Times has reported.

US federal court trashes Donald Trump’s election suit in Pennsylvania

A United States (US) federal court on Saturday evening dismissed President Donald Trump’s suit that sought to cancel millions of mail-in votes in the November 3 election in Pennsylvania.
Opposition leader and presidential candidate Zephirin Diabre holds a news conference ahead of the presidential and legislative elections, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 21, 2020. REUTERS-Media Colibaly

Burkina opposition candidate alleges ‘massive fraud’ ahead of Sunday vote

Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he will not accept results marred by irregularities.

Kenyans win Kaduna marathon, as government hails runners, sponsors, citizens on successful race

The maiden 21 km Kaduna Half marathon ended successfully on Saturday with Kenyan athletes, John Muirurri Mburu and Caren Jebet Maiyo winning.
Romelu Lukaku says that Christian Eriksen must learn Italian if he is to truly fit in with his Inter team-mates.

Romelu Lukaku: Christian Eriksen needs to learn Italian to thrive at Inter

Romelu Lukaku says that Christian Eriksen must learn Italian if he is to truly fit in with his Inter team-mates.
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.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

There’s racism in United Nations – chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried the existence of racism in the organisation.
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday called for a new stimulus package to help the United States recover from the damage caused by coronavirus pandemic.

US election: Georgia confirms Joe Biden’s victory after vote recount

The U.S. state of Georgia has confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election after a painstaking hand recount of its five million presidential ballots.
People wearing protective face masks wait in line outside a CityMD Urgent Care, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus continues, in the Bronx, New York, United States [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

US stocks extend sell-off as vaccine high fades

Wall Street’s main stock indexes opened lower on Thursday as soaring COVID-19 infections and concerns over the near-term economic damage its causing overpower this week’s positive news in the race for a vaccine.
The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found to be 90% effective in preventing people from getting the virus.

Hope rises as Pfizer, BioNTech analysis shows coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective

A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections, even in older adults, and caused no serious safety concerns, the company said Wednesday.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru backs Governor Sanwo-Olu, justifies Rebuilding Lagos Initiative

The candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Lagos East senatorial bye-election, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru has endorsed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s rebuilding Lagos initiative, a post-#EndSARS violence programme aimed at repositioning the state.
‘Gratitude’ is both Timaya’s most anticipated new album and his most unique collection yet. The 15-track piece is his 7th studio offering, and it sees him take center-stage of his rock-solid artistry with no guest features.

Timaya shares hacks of wholesome life in ‘Gratitude’ album

‘Gratitude’ is both Timaya’s most anticipated new album and his most unique collection yet. The 15-track piece is his 7th studio offering, and it sees him take center-stage of his rock-solid artistry with no guest features.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday to vote - and was greeted by several GOP colleagues who wished her congratulations, despite Trump's refusal to concede the election

US Senate Republicans congratulate Kamala Harris amid victory denial

Mitch McConnell appeared to finally accept Joe Biden as president-elect on Tuesday as he promised that the US will have an 'orderly' transfer of power in January.
Former attorney general Martin Amidu announced his resignation late on Monday, saying he had become convinced “that I was not intended to exercise any independence” in the job.

Ghana anti-graft prosecutor quits over ‘interference’

Ghana’s special anti-corruption prosecutor has quit, accusing President Nana Akufo-Addo of “political interference” over a report into a controversial gold royalties deal.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Defection: Ebonyi Reps member commends governor’s bold step

The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Comrade Chinedu Ogah, weekend commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State for taking the bold step to join the All Progressives Congress, APC fold in the country.
The United States President Donald Trump has said that his opponent in the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden, won because the election was rigged.

US election: Donald Trump claims victory hours after saying Joe Biden won

The United States President, Donald Trump, has declared himself the winner of the presidential election in the country.

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Niran Adedokun

IPOB is not Nigeria’s problem

Last week, an incredible development occurred wherein 75 organisations from northern Nigeria placed a N100m bounty on fugitive leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: National Assembly to support INEC to delineate electoral constituencies

President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has stated that the National Assembly will work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its bid to properly delineate electoral constituencies across the country ahead of the 2023 general election.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Official: Kano governor lauds army for securing Falgore forest, flash points

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has applauded the efforts of troops of 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army for securing Falgore forest and other notorious forests in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria records 26 new coronavirus infections, total now 167,401

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has registered 26 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 167,401.
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported 32 Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Borno.

UNFPA calls for laws, policies on bodily autonomy for women, girls to check GBV

Ms Ulla Mueller, the Country Representative of the UN Population Fund in Nigeria, has urged government at all levels to implement laws and policies that will empower and guarantee women and girls their bodily autonomy.

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CAN, NCPC urges villagers to collaborate with government, security to end attacks on rural...

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) and Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Northern Nigeria, Rev Yakubu Pam, has urged villagers to collaborate with government and security agencies to combats brutal attacks by bandits in rural communities in the country.
Private jet owners risk having their airplanes impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service if they fail to verify their documents before July 6, 2021 when a month grace period would have expired.

Nigeria customs to impound unverified private jets by July 6

Private jet owners risk having their airplanes impounded by the Nigeria Customs Service if they fail to verify their documents before July 6, 2021 when a month grace period would have expired.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopians to vote in what government bills as first free election

Ethiopians vote on Monday in national and regional elections that the prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of repressive rule in Africa's second-most populous nation.
Former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has decried the standard of living in Onitsha, proposing that the creation of an Area Planning Commission will help make the city a modern one comparable to Kigali, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Ex-minister: Quota system, federal character should not be elevated over merit

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has said the need to ensure that the rule concerning federal character and quota system is enforced in employment and promotion in civil and public service should not be elevated over merit.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigeria could launch pilot digital currency by year-end – central bank

Nigeria's Central Bank is preparing a digital currency pilot that could launch as early as the end of this year, its director of information technology said in a recording heard by Reuters on Friday.