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The man convicted of fatally shooting six Muslim men at a mosque in Canadian province of Quebec in 2017 will be able to apply for parole in 25 years, an appeals court has ruled, saying Alexandre Bissonette’s previous sentence was unconstitutional.

Court reduces sentence for Quebec City mosque attacker

The man convicted of fatally shooting six Muslim men at a mosque in the Canadian province of Quebec in 2017 will be able to apply for parole in 25 years, an appeals court has ruled, saying Alexandre Bissonette’s previous sentence was unconstitutional.
Peter Obi

#EndSARS: Peter Obi dismisses petition against him

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has asked the Judicial Panel of Inquiry (JPI) sitting in Awka, the state capital, to dismiss the petition of Mr Bonaventure Mokwe against him, describing it as abuse of process.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Governor Wike: Nigeria’ll be on fire if President Buhari fails to restructure

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the nation would be on fire if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to use the available opportunity to restructure the nation, urging the president to heed the clamour for fiscal federalism and restructuring to douse brewing tension in the country.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda launches door-to-door investigation amid coronavirus cases surge

Uganda has adopted the Village Health Team (VHT) strategy as a new battlefront to quell the resurgence of coronavirus in the country, said the health ministry.
Burundi's ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month for the 1993 killing of another president who defeated him in an election.

Burundi ex-leader quits AU envoy job after convicted of killing vote rival

Burundi's ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month for the 1993 killing of another president who defeated him in an election.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are going to power the fourth industrial revolution.

NITDA to unveil policy document on digital innovation, entrepreneurship

The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) says it is working through Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Stakeholders in the Start-Up ecosystem to create a policy document for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Abia’s first lady donates van, pledges support for para-badminton

First Lady of Abia State, Dr. Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu has donated a Toyota Sienna Van for the use of para-badminton players even as she promised to continue to support the game in the country.
Fiona Braka, a representative of the UN agency, made this known at a press conference ahead of the 2020 World AIDS Day organised by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).

UNAIDS: 45,000 persons living with HIV in Nigeria died in 2019

At least 45,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria died in 2019, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Tuesday.
This photo taken and handout by The Vatican Media on March 12, 2020 shows Pope Francis celebrating all alone a morning mass at the Santa Marta chapel in the Vatican, as part of precautionary measures against the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19. (Photo by Handout / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP) /

Two cardinals-elect to miss their appointment ceremony due to coronavirus

The Apostolic Vicar of Brunei, Cornelius Sim, and the Archbishop of Capiz in the Philippines, Jose Fuerte Advincula, will not be present “due to the current health situation,” a statement said.
An activist wears a mask with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman image during a protest outside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Washington, DC in 2018 [Jacquelyn Martin-AP]

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Turkey’s trial of Saudi suspects resumes

Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington Post newspaper columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, where he had gone to obtain documents for his impending wedding to his Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz.

FAO boosts national capacity on bio-security, swine flu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has taken steps empower epidemiological officers with competencies for management and containment of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.
Sen. Solomon Adeola, Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, has urged public officials to make empowerment of those who elected them a priority.

Lagos senator empowers 1000 constituents with starter packs, grants

Sen. Solomon Adeola, Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, has urged public officials to make empowerment of those who elected them a priority.
A federal lamwmaker representing Malam Madori-Kaugama constituency in Jigawa, Alhaji Makki Abubakar Yanlleman, has supported no fewer than 695 members of his constituency with valuable items as empowerment to the people of the areas.

Jigawa lawmaker doles out cars, tricycles, cash as empowerment to 695 constituent members

A federal lamwmaker representing Malam Madori/Kaugama constituency in Jigawa, Alhaji Makki Abubakar Yanlleman, has supported no fewer than 695 members of his constituency with valuable items as empowerment to the people of the areas.
The donated state of the art Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre at Enugu State University of Science which comprises five computer laboratories, four smart boards, 62 computing systems, one Wi-Fi lounge, a 100 kva generator, and a new water supply system.

Shell, NNPC donate ICT centre to Enugu university

Nigeria’s leading deep-water energy company, The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has donated a state-of-the-art Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology as part of the NNPC/SNEPCo ICT support programme launched in 2007 under the sponsorship of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Host communities demand end to gas flaring

The Oben Communities of Orhionmwon Local Government Area, Edo State have demanded an end to gas flaring by Oil and Gas Producing Companies in the area.
Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama-Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.

We lack control of constituency projects – Reps member

Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.

WFP begins distribution of food, cash in Abuja

The initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, was to cushion the COVID-19 effect on the residents.
Rwanda on Friday marked the World children’s Day with a call to strengthen the protection of children from dangers posed by online abuse and cyber bullying.

Rwanda calls for strengthening measures against online child abuse

Rwanda on Friday marked the World children’s Day with a call to strengthen the protection of children from dangers posed by online abuse and cyber bullying.

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Afenifere: Nigeria becoming ungovernable

Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, on Thursday declared that Nigeria is on the brink of collapse, insisting that the country must restructure to survive the near precipice.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has urged the South African authorities to reciprocate Nigerian Government’s gesture by ensuring that business interests of Nigerians in South Africa are secured.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

The nominee for the position of Chairperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill before the end of first quarter of 2021.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Milan for the 2020-21 season.

Swedish FA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks about restarting international career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with Sweden head coach Janne Andersson about a potential return to the national team, the Swedish Football Association said Thursday.