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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.

Joe Biden: Politicians can’t seize power in America

“In America, politicians can’t assert, take, or seize power. It has to be given by the American people. We can’t ever give that up. The will of the people must always prevail,” the 78-year-old Democrat winner in the November presidential election tweeted on Tuesday.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.

Leaked call: Outrage over Donald Trump’s move to manipulate Georgia vote

The release on Sunday by US media of a stunning audio tape in which President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn his election defeat there to Democrat Joe Biden sent shockwaves across Washington.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at a drive-in rally Sunday in Garden City during a campaign stop for Democratic U.S. Senate challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo-Stephen B. Morton)

Kamala Harris: Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia a ‘bold abuse of power’

In his latest effort to challenge results of the presidential election he lost to Joe Biden, Trump – in an hour-long Saturday phone call – pressured Georgia’s top elections official to “find” nearly 12,000 votes needed to flip the state in his favour, according to recordings published on Sunday by the Washington Post.
President-elect Joe Biden has selected Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of defense, according to three people with knowledge of the decision. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black person to lead the Pentagon.

Joe Biden picks first black defence secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen retired General Lloyd Austin, to be his defence secretary, two people familiar with the decision said on Monday.
FILE PHOTO- Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon July 1, 2015. REUTERS-Steve Dipaola

U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, but the legislation is not expected to advance further as long as the Senate remains in Republican hands.
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.

Donald Trump repeats unproven voter fraud claims in 46-minute-long video

US President Donald Trump repeated unproven claims of voter fraud in a 46-minute-long video address posted on social media on Wednesday.

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The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Nigeria threatens to ban flights from UAE, Netherlands

The task force said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

Manchester United boss rules out late title push despite derby win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is refusing to dream of a late title push, believing Manchester City are “too far ahead” despite yesterday’s superb derby win.

NIOB, PSN, 28 others seek more roles for Nigerian professionals

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) as well as 28 other bodies under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) have called for more patronage of indigenous professionals.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB approves $1.3 million grant for female financial inclusion research in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved two grants worth $1.3 million for research aimed at increasing women’s access to a range of digital financial services on the continent.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has confessed that his boys were tired and not ready to play and paid dearly for the defeat against Brighton.

Jurgen Klopp hopes for respite for struggling Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes a change of competition will give his side a break from their wretched Premier League form that has put their chances of a top-four finish in jeopardy.

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Bruno Fernandes has called for disappointing Manchester United to win at all costs, insisting it doesn't matter how we play.

Manchester United to pay £4.2 million if Bruno Fernandes wins PFA Player of the...

Manchester United will pay £4.2million to Sporting Lisbon, if Bruno Fernandes wins the PFA Player of the Year award, the Times reports.
The recent declaration by the court that N50 stamp duty on teller deposits or electronic transfer of funds is illegal is in order, frontline Lagos Lawyer, Fred Nzeako, has said.

Energy firms’ bank debts rise to N5.94 trillion

The debts owed to Nigerian banks by oil and gas operators as well as power companies in the country rose to N5.94tn at the end of 2020 from N5.25tn in December 2019.
Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

President Akufo-Addo: Successful Ghanaian diplomacy led to establishment of AfCFTA secretariat in Accra

Successful Ghanaian diplomacy enabled the African Union (AU) to agree to the location in Accra of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate seeks amendment to university teaching hospitals act

The Senate is seeking to amend the University Teaching Hospitals (Reconstitution of Boards, etc) Act No..10 1985, so as to include the Federal University Lafia, Teaching Hospital.
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Sir Alex Ferguson feared he wouldn’t speak again after brain haemorrhage

The 79-year-old, who is widely revered as one of the greatest football managers in history, has now revealed that the prospect of potentially losing his voice and memory permanently was a "terrifying" source of distress for him throughout his recovery.