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Ministry to inaugurate 18 man committee on vaccine

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) says it will inaugurate an 18-man National COVID-19 Vaccine Task Team (VTT), as part of measures to ensure vaccine security against the virus in Nigeria.
Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka was convicted of murder, rape, sexual slavery and enlisting children under 15 years old, a military court ruled at the end of a trial that lasted two years.

DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision hailed by the United Nations as a blow against the "impunity" of armed groups.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Coronavirus: Nigerians advised to suspend Christmas, New Year travels

Amid fears of a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged all citizens to remain calm as officials race to produce a list of those aboard the crashed airline in Iran.

Ukrainian president recovers from coronavirus

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that he would return to work as his retest for COVID-19 was negative.

ABCON kicks against speculators depreciating naira forcefully

The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria has warned foreign exchange speculators pushing the naira to forceful depreciation through their illegal activities.
The United States has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Open Skies, an agreement that sought to foster trust by allowing the 34 participating nations to observe one another’s militaries through unarmed flyovers.

United States formally withdraws from Treaty on Open Skies

The United States has formally withdrawn from the Treaty on Open Skies, an agreement that sought to foster trust by allowing the 34 participating nations to observe one another’s militaries through unarmed flyovers.

Ethiopia warns Tigrayans of Mekelle attack

Ethiopia’s army plans to surround the capital of Tigray with tanks and may attack the city with artillery to end a nearly three-week war, a military spokesman said, urging civilians to “save themselves”.
FILE PHOTO: Police officers on horses conduct a control to check exemption certificates and verify the identity on the Champs-Elysee avenue as France re-imposed a monthlong nationwide lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), in Paris October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

France to start easing lockdown rules in three steps

France will start easing coronavirus lockdown rules in coming weeks, carrying out the process in three stages so as to avoid a new flareup in the pandemic, the government said on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.

Dementia: PFA calls for restrictions on heading in training

The Professional Footballers’ Association has called for restrictions in heading while training as concerns are raised over former players being diagnosed with dementia.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is not interested in having his statue erected by the Meyserside club after delivering their first League title in 30 years.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool must be at their best vs Leicester City

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted that defensively they must be at their best facing Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy on Sunday.
Finance Minister Liu Kun made the call in an interview published on the website of the ministry of finance on Friday.

China calls for extended debt relief for poorest countries

Finance Minister Liu Kun made the call in an interview published on the website of the ministry of finance on Friday.
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.
The World Health Organization, WHO has urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases, especially in Africa, where many families are planning get-togethers as the year comes to a close.

WHO warns of coronavirus surge in Nigeria, other Africa countries

The World Health Organization, WHO, has urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases, especially in Africa, where many families are planning get-togethers as the year comes to a close.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus: WHO urges greater vigilance in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, especially in Africa, where many families are planning get-together as the year comes to a close.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said this during a webinar attended by select African journalists on Thursday.

WHO predicts spike in coronavirus cases ahead of Christmas

The World Health Organisation has predicted a spike in COVID-19 cases ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities which will witness an increase in social gatherings.
Apple’s stock hit a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker briefly overtake Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable publicly listed company.

Apple to reduce App Store cut to 15% for most developers starting January 1

The new App Store Small Business Program, as it’s called, will allow any developer who earns less than $1 million in annual sales per year from all of their apps to qualify for a reduced App Store cut of 15 percent, half of Apple’s standard 30 percent fee, on all paid app revenue and in-app purchases.
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.

NYT: Donald Trump last week asked for ‘options’ for attacking Iran

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.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
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 proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.