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Airline mortality: Aviation experts task operators on mergers

Stakeholders in the nation’s aviation industry have advised domestic airlines to merge into one mega carrier to beat the 10-year ceiling for closure and function smoothly.
US President Joe Biden on Friday said “well over 600,000” Americans could die of the coronavirus as he stepped up federal aid in the world’s worst-hit country, while less wealthy nations anticipated better access to tests and vaccines thanks to several international deals.

NDM: Africans stand to gain from Joe Biden presidency

The Nigerian Diaspora Movement (NDM) on Saturday expressed optimism that Africa could benefit significantly from the new administration in the U.S. led by President Joe Biden.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo government defends directive to herdsmen to vacate forest

The Ondo State government has said its directive to herdsmen to come out of it’s jungle for registration remains, explaining that the order is not a call on Fulani people to leave the State.
President Joe Biden looks signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House [Evan Vucci/AP Photo]

On first day Joe Biden issues orders undoing key Donald Trump policies

Among the 17 executive orders and presidential actions Biden signed on Wednesday were moves to rejoin the Paris climate accord, end a travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, and halt Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organisation.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Violence flares for third day in Sudan’s Darfur

Militia fighters staged a deadly attack in Sudan’s Darfur on Monday, residents said, as doctors said the death toll from a separate attack that began two days earlier in the region had risen to more than 100.

Niger Delta group resolves to partner Nigerian government on security, others

The people of the Niger Delta have resolved to partner all sincere ethic groups and governments in Nigeria to ensure national security and economic prosperity in the country.
Governors of the South-east states yesterday pledged to work with the new President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo apex socio-political organisation, Prof. George Obiozor.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo faction asks court to restrain Prof. Obiozor from parading self as president

The Uche Okwukwu-led faction of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari Abuja to restrain Professor George Obiozor, who was elected to succeed the Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo from parading himself as the President General of the apex Igbo socio-political association.

President Buhari greets Emeka Anyaoku at 88

The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja, Sunday, congratulated the former Secretary General of the Commonwealth “for a life that keeps learning and growing in wisdom, knowledge and experience.”
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as part of its commitment to link the entire country by rail, Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard gauge railway line

NYLF: North not satisfied with President Buhari’s performance

The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) yesterday revealed that the north was not satisfied with the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari, especially his handling of security challenges in the north.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

The soldier died in an ambush by a coalition of rebels near Grimari, roughly 300 kilometres northeast of the capital Bangui, the UN said, during a security mission to the town with Burundian and Bangladeshi peacekeepers.
In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Comrade Tony Uranta, issued after the meeting, UNDEDSS said the decision would remain until the 2016 16 point demand laid directly before President Mohammadu Buhari is urgently and comprehensively met as promised by the president at a parley held in Aso Villa with representatives of the group and Niger Delta Leaders.

UNDEDSS: It’s time for national security, prosperity

The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy, UNDEDSS, on Friday, urged all sections of the country to jettison what it described as isolationism or populism and ensure collaboration to secure and promote prosperity in the country.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

Ohanaeze: Security for Ndigbo is my priority – George Obiozor

President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has promised to make security of the race one of his top priorities.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwait's Foreign Minister in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb-Pool via REUTERS

Mike Pompeo cancels last European trip, citing transition to new administration

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a final trip to Europe a day after it was announced, citing the transition to a new administration as President Donald Trump’s term in office comes to a close.
The injectable single-dose Ebola vaccine (rVSV∆G-ZEBOV-GP, live) is manufactured by Merck, Sharp & Dohme (MSD) Corp. and developed with financial support from the US government.

WHO, others stockpile Ebola vaccine

The four leading international health and humanitarian organizations on Tuesday announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to facilitate quick response to the outbreak of the epidemic.

NUT gives condition for resumption in states

Asked to respond to preparations for resumption after the expiration of the January 18 dateline by the Federal Government that schools should reopen, he said, “Yes, we will want to resume. Why not, if not? I don’t think anything will make us not resume. We are ready, but the places where we will not resume are in states where government is owing workers, especially states where government is owing four months to any set of workers, either primary and secondary schools. We have asked our teachers to stay at home in such states.

Bishop Kukah accuses JNI of inciting violence against him

The clergyman in a message titled: “A Nation in search of vindication”, had earlier accused the Buhari administration of not living up to expectations of Nigerians due to various economic and security challenges affecting the nation.
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).

Group lauds Nigerian government over AfCFTA Secretariat inauguration in Ghana

The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has lauded the role of the federal government in the inauguration of the secretariat for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Ghana.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu hails new Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership

Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu has congratulated Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) Prof. George Obiozor, on his election as President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo.

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70 Shops destroyed in Lagos market fire

Seventy shops and several goods have been destroyed following the Tuesday early morning inferno at the Slade market in Shomolu area of Lagos State.

NANS: AAUA accident has again exposed government failure

​The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said that the auto crash that claimed the lives of students and traders in Akungba Akoko, Ondo state has again exposed the failure of the government.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Central bank advises against total lockdown as coronavirus infections soar

The apex bank also retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 11.5 per cent, the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 27.5 per cent, the Liquidity Ratio (LR) at 30 per cent and the asymmetric corridor of +100/-700 basis points around the MPR.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC reacts to report of 13 corps member testing positive to coronavirus

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State has said no corps member tested positive to COVID-19 in the state.