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Libya's new Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya February 25, 2021. REUTERS-Hazem Ahmed

Libyan premier-designate proposes unity government plan

Libya’s designated prime minister, chosen via a U.N.-facilitated process last month, said on Thursday he had proposed a governing plan to the country’s divided parliament as part of a peace process.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look at each other as they deliver joint statements during their meeting in Jerusalem March 9, 2016. REUTERS-Debbie Hill-Pool-File Photo

Israel to debate Iran with Joe Biden ‘below radar’ for now – radio

Israel will address disputes with the United States over Iran “below the radar” for now, a top Israeli broadcaster said on Tuesday, citing sources involved in a strategising session convened by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

Britain premier says optimistic about fully reopening in June

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that he was very optimistic that all COVID-19 restrictions in England would end on June 21, and added that the government would hold a review into the use of vaccine certificates.
London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea will do battle in the fourth round of this season’s Carabao Cup, it has been confirmed.

No fans for Carabao Cup at Wembley April 25

Return of fans to the stadium is part of the road map out of lockdown expected be published today according to sportsmail, but it is considered that too early to cover the Carabao cup as government remains cautious about lifting the lockdown.
Microsoft is planning to add text predictions to Word in March.

Microsoft Word getting text predictions next month

Microsoft is planning to add text predictions to Word in March. The new feature will work similarly to Google Docs’ Smart Compose option, using machine learning to predict what words an author will need to speed up document creation. Microsoft originally announced a beta of text predictions last year, but Neowin spotted it’s now on the Microsoft 365 roadmap to reach all Word users on Windows next month.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he would like to see all children back at school from next month, but admits that things will need to move forward “carefully”.

Labour leader calls for all schools in England to reopen on March 8

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he would like to see all children back at school from next month, but admits that things will need to move forward “carefully”.
FILE PHOTO - Two women walk down Regent Street, one of London's main shopping streets, as Britain continues its third COVID-19 lockdown, in London, Britain, January 17, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Coombs

Coronavirus data will determine how quickly UK emerges from lockdown – health secretary

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government will need to analyse the data as it slowly unlocks from the national COVID-19 lockdown because it is wary of the impact virus variants from Brazil and South Africa could have.
The managing director-CEO of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr Abubakar Suleiman, has called for a review of Nigeria’s educational system so as to make it relevant to current and future human capital requirements in the country.

Nigerian bank chief calls for review of educational reforms

The managing director/CEO of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr Abubakar Suleiman, has called for a review of Nigeria’s educational system so as to make it relevant to current and future human capital requirements in the country.
FILE PHOTO - People walk over Waterloo Bridge, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, February 5, 2021. REUTERS-Henry Nicholls

Great Escape: UK could be back to work by July – report

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a staged exit from COVID-19 lockdown that would see pubs and restaurants reopen in May, and hospitality and domestic holiday industries not fully reopening until July, the Daily Mail reported.

Stakeholders validate Nigeria’s 10- year SDGs’ implementation plan

As the global community accelerates efforts to achieve the global goals in the decade of action for the Sustainable Development Goals, stakeholders have validated a strategic implementation plan for the attainment of the development agenda in Nigeria.
Fulani herdsmen

North-west governors seek more time for ranching

Apparently apprehending open grazing as the root cause of the prevailing tension between herders and farmers nationwide, North-west governors at yesterday’s meeting with security chiefs in Kaduna, reportedly sought more time to develop ranches seen to be the panacea for the raging conflict in the country.

UN: North Korea pushing ahead with nuclear development

North Korea is pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme in spite of international sanctions, according to an internal UN report.
Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development.

President Buhari, Mo Ibrahim, others to speak at Ehingbeti summit

Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development, with the quality of speakers confirmed to discuss at the virtual summit.
Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, a businessman-turned-politician, has been chosen as Libya’s new interim prime minister following lengthy United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at ending a decade of conflict in the North African country.

Libya’s new interim premier urges reconstruction of war-torn country

Libya's new interim Prime Minister, 61-year-old engineer Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, promised to be "ready to listen to and work with all Libyans" and called for the "reconstruction of the country" during his first televised address on Saturday.
Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said.

Libyans meet in Geneva to select transitional leaders

Libyan delegates meet Monday for UN-backed talks in Geneva to choose a new temporary executive to lead the war-scarred country through a transition until scheduled December elections.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 27, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Britain plans tough new border measures to combat coronavirus

Britain will announce new tougher border measures on Wednesday to stop new variants of COVID-19 getting into the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he promised to deliver a roadmap out of lockdowns that have shuttered much of the economy.

UNODC pledges support to NAPTIP to eliminate human trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has pledged continuous support for the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to curb human trafficking.

Senator Ohuabunwa: Nigeria needs restructuring to survive

The spiralling security problems across Nigeria has pushed the nation into “a vegetative state” from which it might not survive without receiving an urgent shot in the arm, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has said.
Tesla is suing a former employee and software engineer named Alex Khatilov, for alleged trade secret theft and breach of contract.

Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing software code

In the complaint, the company accuses Khatilov of grabbing code and files from WARP Drive, a back-end software system that Tesla developed to automate a range of business processes involved in manufacturing and selling its cars.
Bamgbopa Alabi, a Nigerian-born Polish amputee player has appealed to government and well-meaning Nigerians to support amputee football.

Nigerian-born Polish player seeks support, recognition for Amputee football

Bamgbopa Alabi, a Nigerian-born Polish amputee player has appealed to government and well-meaning Nigerians to support amputee football.
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Buba Marwa takes over as NDLEA chief

The new chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), has warned illicit drugs traffickers, exporters and cultivators as well as consumers in the country to stop the practice forthwith or be prepared to contend with the NDLEA.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.

President Buhari, others receive AfCFTA awards

President Muhammadu Buhari, nine other African Heads of State and Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB) have received awards for their contributions to the kick-off of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

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Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, slammed his old team’s performance for defeat to Fulham.

Graeme Souness blasts Liverpool over defeat to Fulham

The Reds put in another flat performance despite the extensive changes, with a late first-half strike from Mario Lemina giving Scott Parker’s side a huge three points in their quest for survival.
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NGA chief: Nigeria’s gas reserve can sustain West African market

Nigeria has abundant gas resources which, if harnessed, will meet the energy demand of over 350 million people and the industrial needs in the West African sub-region.
Anti-government protesters leaders Panusaya Rung Sithijirawattanakul, Panupong Mike Jadnok, and Jatupat Pai Boonpattararaksa arrive to report themselves over royal insult charges, at the Attorney General's office in Bangkok, Thailand, March 8

Thai prosecutor indicts 18 over anti-government protests

A Thai prosecutor on Monday indicted 18 activists for their roles in anti-government rallies last year by a protest movement that has brought unprecedented challenges to the royal palace and military-dominated establishment.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: Oil companies have no presence in Abia

Ikpeazu, while receiving the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill led by Senator Albert Bassey at Government House, Umuahia, said that Abia oil-producing communities have remained peaceful more than other oil-producing communities in the country, stressing that the peaceful disposition of the communities should serve as a model for the compensation of oil-producing communities.
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 269 new coronavirus infections

After reporting its lowest COVID-19 daily infection figure in seven months on Saturday, Nigeria recorded another relatively low number on Sunday with 269 new cases.

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Ogun Assembly sets up committee to investigate deputy speaker

Ogun State House of Assembly, Tuesday, set up a five-man committee to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the Deputy Speaker of the House, Dare Kadiri.

Food blockade: Igbo can feed themselves – Union

Following the threat by some Northern Groups to end the supply of food items to the South, the Association of South East Town Union has said the people of the region are capable of feeding themselves.

ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to pay German N63.6 million, $10,000 for ‘illegal detention’

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered Nigerian government to pay a German national about N63.6million and $10,000 for his about 11 days of illegal detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) last year.

INEC: Revising, altering constituencies based on 2006 census inappropriate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said revising or altering constituencies based on 15-year-old (2006 census) population data is ‘’inappropriate”, saying the well-known rapidity of population changes in Nigeria will make nonsense of any outcome.
FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS

White House chief medical advisor: US at risk of another coronavirus spike in coming...

White House chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, warned Friday that the US may soon be hit with a spike in COVID-19 cases — even though the country has administered more vaccine shots than any other nation.