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Twitter and Facebook repeatedly mishandled Donald Trump as he pushed baseless claims, including his assertion that US presidential election he lost was rigged, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP.

Wikipedia founder: Social media giants mishandled Donald Trump

Twitter and Facebook repeatedly mishandled Donald Trump as he pushed baseless claims, including his assertion that US presidential election he lost was rigged, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP.

20 Kwara doctors test positive for coronavirus

At least 20 doctors have been infected with COVID-19 at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), an official has said.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his emergence as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

NBA threatens to sue Cross River government over magistrates’ salaries

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has threatened to sue the Cross River government over the non-payment of magistrates for two years.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB appoints directors-general, deputy directors-general in regional offices

The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of directors-general for the East, Central and Southern Africa regions and deputy general for the East, Central, Northern, Southern and West Africa regions.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Buhari has assured that his administration will look into the 12-point recommendations by graduates of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on Population Growth and Human Capital Development in Nigeria.

Nigerian president promises to secure youths’ future

President Muhammadu Buhari used his New Year speech on Friday to once again make promises to Nigerian youths to bequeath to them a nation in which their future is secured.
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

President Buhari’s New Year broadcast — full text

President Muhammadu Buhari in a speech on New Year’s Day recommits himself to serve the nation, promises to develop Nigerian youths and re-organise the police and the armed Forces to make them proactive.

Bishop Kukah: I didn’t call for coup

Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, yesterday, said he only expressed his personal view “based on evidence” and did not call for a coup in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari. He insisted he only spoke the truth on Buhari’s nepotism.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos reassures MSMEs of conducive business environment

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his commitment to ensuring a conducive business environment for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the state.
Gov. Simon Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, said the roadmap was to brainstorm on economic recovery strategies for the state.

Northern governors flay attack on Katsina school

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned Saturday’s attack by bandits on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, describing the development as “unfortunate, regrettable and intolerable”.

ICC chief prosecutor accuses Nigerian security forces of war crimes

Ms. Bensouda in a statement on Friday said her office’s preliminary investigation showed Nigerian security forces, alongside members of Boko Haram, committed grave crimes against humanity and will pursue their prosecution.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) says it is providing one billion dollars grant to African countries to support the implementation of the Agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Experts solicit digitisation of African trade to realise AfCFTA

Experts have said digitisation of trade across Africa can significantly boost free trade in the continent and help to realise the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

UNDP, FCTA launch N264 million project for vulnerable households, MSMEs in Abuja

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has launched an Unconditional Cash Transfer project targeting the poor and vulnerable in the FCT, with a specific focus on women and youth. With a total contribution of N 264,499,200 million (equivalent to US $694,679.43), the project seeks to alleviate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on beneficiaries and strengthen the resilience of communities in council areas across the FCT.
Tom Ernsting, a Michigan model, whose identity was stolen by Nigerian romance scammers, has been left astonished how the scam was executed.

American stunned by Nigerian romance scammers, who stole his ID

Tom Ernsting, a Michigan model, whose identity was stolen by Nigerian romance scammers, has been left astonished how the scam was executed.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

U.S. pledges more support to end HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The United States Government has said it will continue to support Nigeria in its efforts to end the HIV/AIDS in the country.
Ghanaian peacekeepers of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) patrol on March 7, 2018 in Leer.

South Sudan blocking humanitarian missions to violence-hit areas – UN panel

Implementation of South Sudan's 2018 peace accord has stalled and authorities have blocked humanitarian access to areas where conflict has restarted, the UN panel of experts said in a report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor condemns killing of APC chairman

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has condemned the killing of the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, describing it as unfortunate.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed the state Procurement Bill into law.

Nasarawa governor condemns killing of APC chairman

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has condemned the killing of the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Philip Shekwo, describing it as unfortunate.

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The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

Governor Inuwa: Gombe’ll resume payment of N30,000 minimum wage end of January

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
The new ‘The Village Headmaster’ is expected to start airing in April 2021.

9ice, Jide Kosoko join Akin Lewis, Ibidun Allison, others in ‘The Village Headmaster’

Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni set for sixth term after 35-year rule

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results Saturday placing him firmly ahead of his main rival, who has cried fraud and whose home has been put under heavy guard.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Genk chief: Paul Onuachu good enough to play for Europe top clubs

KRC Genk Sporting director Dimitri De Conde believes Paul Onuachu has the talent to play for any club in the world.