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Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Mo Salah: I want to stay at Liverpool as long as I can

The Egypt international, the Premier League's top scorer this season with 13 goals, has a contract until the summer of 2023 and has said he wants to stay and continue to break records with the Reds.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria better five years ago

Nigeria’s leading political economist and Co-convener, National Consultative Forum, Prof. Pat Utomi at the weekend rejected a claim by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration that Nigeria is better than it met it more than five years ago.
Former Nigeria Ambassador to United States, Professor George Obiozor,

IPOB: We’ll not recognise George Obiozor as Ohanaeze President

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed not to recognise the newly elected President of Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze, Prof George Obiozor.
Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.

CHAN 2021: Zimbabwe accuse Cameroon of witchcraft after dead bat found on the pitch

Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarusic has accused hosts Cameroon of ‘witchcraft’ ahead of their African Nations Championship opener in Yaounde on Saturday.
3. Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, hailed matchwinner Paul Pogba after victory at Burnley.

Manchester United boss lauds Paul Pogba after Burnley’s victory

He said, “I’ve always said Paul is a big, big player for us. He’s a good character in the dressing room, he’s always one that the lads look to, he’s a world champion of course and we’re seeing the best of Paul at the moment.
Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) has moved to boost water transportation in the state with the training of its staff for efficient service delivery.

Lagos moves to boost water transportation in 2021

Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) has moved to boost water transportation in the state with the training of its staff for efficient service delivery.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

PDP sets agenda for Lagos governor in 2021

The Lagos State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has advised Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to strive hard to provide satisfactory dividends of democracy to residents of the state in 2021.
Democratic US Senate candidate Raphael Warnock waves to supporters during a drive-in rally [Stephen B. Morton-AP Photo]

Democrats take control of US Senate after Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock wins

Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have won runoff races in the southern state of Georgia, the Associated Press news agency has projected.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

China blocks WHO team from entering country to study coronavirus origin

A ten-strong team of international scientists and virologists had been due to set off in early January as part of a long-awaited mission to probe early cases of coronavirus, first reported over a year ago in China’s Wuhan province.
FILE PHOTO: Visitors attend an exhibition on the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Wuhan Parlor Convention Center that previously served as a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, Hubei province, China December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

China doubles down on coronavirus narrative as WHO investigation looms

As a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, Beijing has stepped up efforts not only to prevent new outbreaks, but also shape the narrative about when and where the pandemic began.
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).

LCCI: Nigeria not ready as AfCFTA takes off

Nigeria is not yet ready to take full advantage of the $3.4 trillion intra-continental trade deal heralded by the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Lagos Chambers of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have said.
Rivers United FC coach Stanley Eguma

Stanley Eguma: Rivers United, Rangers clash will be interesting

Rivers United technical adviser, Stanley Eguma has confirmed the readiness of his side ahead of the clash with Rangers later today.
Atletico Madrid have offered Diego Costa to a number of clubs, with teams in England, Italy, France and Turkey given the chance to snap up the fiery frontman.

Diego Costa asks to leave Atletico Madrid in January transfer window

Diego Costa has informed Atletico Madrid of his desire to leave the club in the January transfer window, Goal can confirm.
Mohamed Salah does not look “unhappy” at Liverpool, says Reds coach Gary O’Neil, with there seemingly little cause for concern when it comes to the Egyptian’s immediate future.

Jurgen Klopp: Mo Salah is happy at Liverpool

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp moved to dismiss speculation over Egypt forward Mohamed Salah's future saying on Thursday he is happy at the Premier League champions.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Why Nigerian university lecturers called off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, called off its nine-month-old strike on Wednesday when it dawned on the leadership that the poor economic situation in the country would not allow the government to meet up with some of its demands.
Golden Eaglets coach Fatai Amoo has announced a decision to close doors on open screening as the cadet team is done with the process.

Fatai Amoo: No Christmas, New Year break for Golden Eaglets

Coach Fatai Amoo has disclosed that the U17 national team players will remain in camp during the Yuletide period ahead of the qualifiers scheduled to hold in January, 2021.

IPOB chides South East governors over rejection of security outfit

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has slammed governors in the South-east over rejection of a security outfit recently launched by the pro-Biafran group.

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The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, has warned criminals operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out.

Police parade 10 for ‘kidnapping, robbery’ in Calabar

The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, has warned criminals operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Abia panel orders police to release slain man’s corpse for burial

The Chairman of the Abia State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, retired Justice Sunday Imo, has ordered the police to immediately release of the corpse of late Mr Chinaka Ahamefula to his family for burial.
Governor Aminu Masari has ordered all boarding schools shut in Katsina a day after bandits abducted some students of Kankara Government Science Secondary School, 97 Kms from the capital..

Katsina directs schools to resume January 25

The statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Musa Abdu Dankama, said that the school management should ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols adding that ‘the security meeting must be held regularly and assessment of the school security situation be made promptly.’
Alex Otti

Alex Otti urges Abians to register en masse for APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, has called on Abians to come out en masse and get registered as card-carrying members of the party.
A former commissioner in the administration of ex-Anambra State Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Sir Azuka Okwuosa, has declared his interest to run in the November 6 governorship election as an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.

Anambra election: I’m political son of Dim Ojukwu – APC aspirant

A former commissioner in the administration of ex-Anambra State Governor Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Sir Azuka Okwuosa, has declared his interest to run in the November 6 governorship election as an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.