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FILE PHOTO - The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a pipe at Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant owned by ChelPipe Group in Chelyabinsk, Russia, February 26, 2020. REUTERS-Maxim Shemetov-File Photo

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian vessel involved with Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on a ship involved in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe, as the Trump administration sought to raise pressure on the project on its last full day in office.
FILE PHOTO - People wear masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China December 1, 2020. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong extends work from home for civil servants until January 27

Hong Kong will extend work-from-home arrangements for civil servants by a week until Jan. 27, the government said on Tuesday, as the global financial hub seeks to contain a rise in coronavirus infections into triple digits.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Imo government to arrest residents breaching coronavirus protocols

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has warned that failure to wear face mask in compliance with the protocols on COVID-19 would lead to the arrest and prosecution in the state.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

APC national leadership to meet Kwara governor, ministers over party crisis

The Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, will today in Abuja meet the two factions in the leadership crisis rocking the party in Kwara State.
Mike Dunn, a member of the Boogaloo Boys movement, attends a gathering outside the Virginia State Capitol on Lobby Day, a day traditionally set aside for the public to lobby lawmakers, in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Leah Millis

Annual pro-gun event at Virginia fizzles in wake of U.S. Capitol siege

Only a few dozen gun-rights activists converged on the Virginia state capital on Monday for an annual demonstration that typically draws thousands, with this year’s protests dampened by tensions in the wake of the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told reporters a new allocation of the IMF’s own currency, Special Drawing Rights, would give countries more fiscal space to address the health crisis and accelerate moves to a digital and green economy.

IMF chief sees ‘high degree of uncertainty’ in global outlook

The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday the global economic outlook remained highly uncertain given the coronavirus pandemic, and a growing divergence between rich and poor countries required the IMF to find more resources.
A still image taken from video footage shows law enforcement officers speaking with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny before leading him away at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Reuters TV

Russian prosecutors want Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days

The United Nations and Western nations told Russia to immediately free the opposition politician and some countries called for new sanctions. Moscow told them to mind their own business.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen in a still image from video on board of a plane before the departure for Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021 in this still image from video obtained from social media. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS

Kremlin critic Navalny lands in Russia, flying home despite arrest threat

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny flew home to Russia on Sunday despite Russian authorities’ stated desire to arrest him and potentially jail him for years, his plane from Berlin landing at a different Moscow airport from the one it was meant to fly to.

Nigerian Navy intercept 100,000 litres of diesel, arrest 24 ‘oil bunkerers’

The Forward Operating Base (FOB) of the Nigerian Navy in Igbokoda, Ondo State, says it has intercepted six boats loaded with over 100,000 litres of diesel along the Ondo-Lagos coastal axis.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Security: Nigerian government must partner with traditional rulers – Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, says that for Nigeria to achieve a peaceful resolution of interpersonal and communal disputes, the Federal Government must partner with traditional institutions.
Barcelona have ruled goalkeeper Neto out for up to eight weeks with a fractured left wrist.

Barcelona boss reveals Arsenal-linked Neto has asked to leave Camp Nou

Ronald Koeman has confirmed that goalkeeper Neto has asked to leave the club in the January transfer window.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor pledges timely completion of Igbogene-AIT road project

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has assured of the timely completion of Igbogene-AIT Outer Ring Road to boost economic activities in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano council polls: Governor Ganduje optimistic of APC victory

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would emerge victorious at the local government polls in the state.
Electoral campaign posters of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni hang on street light poles in Kampala, Uganda January 12, 2021. REUTERS-Abubaker Lubowa

Uganda’s Museveni heads for election win, rival alleges fraud

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni was heading for a resounding win in Uganda’s presidential election with nearly all votes counted on Saturday, although his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud.
Bobi Wine at Time magazine's100 Next in New York, in 2019. Dimitrios Kambouris-Getty Images

Uganda’s Bobi Wine declares self president-elect

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni’s main challenger in Thursday’s election, Bobi Wine, has declared himself President-elect, telling reporters in Kampala: “We secured a comfortable victory.”
FILE PHOTO: Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 12, 2021. The acting attorney for Washington and FBI provided an update on criminal charges related to the Jan. 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

DOJ official: No ‘direct evidence’ of plot to kidnap or kill lawmakers in U.S....

A U.S. Justice Department official on Friday said there is currently no direct evidence of efforts to capture or assassinate lawmakers in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
A photo illustration shows the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump on a smartphone in a media board cast tent at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts-Illustration

Europe’s populists fearful of social media restrictions

Europe’s populist leaders are outraged by the decision of U.S. social-media giants to block U.S. President Donald Trump from posting on their sites. They fear Facebook, Twitter and other major social media companies could start banning them, too.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC Kwara elders: Lai Mohammed, Gbemi Saraki lack electoral value to fight Governor Abdulrazaq

Concerned Elders/Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara State chapter, have described the duo of Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and Minister of State for Transportation, Olugbemi Saraki, as having no electoral value to challenge or fight Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq.

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Nigerian government restates commitment to supporting MSMEs

Federal Government has pledged it’s commitment to supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in order to create more job opportunities for the nation’s teeming youths.

Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

The Federal High Court sitting, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an ex-parte order to paste hearing notices on former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.

Ondo election: INEC opens defence at tribunal

The Ondo State Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday resumed sitting with an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tope Aina, disagreeing with the petitioner that votes scored by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu were wrongly credited.
There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.

Martin Odegaard has asked to leave Real Madrid

There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Tuesday with Marca reporting that Martin Odegaard has asked to leave the club this month.