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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed smiles during an African Union (AU) summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian premier asks Tigray forces to surrender as military operation enters ‘final and crucial...

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has said the second phase of the military operation in northern Tigray Region is now “successfully completed” and has entered the “final and crucial round of capturing Mekelle (the regional capital) to bring the criminals to justice”.
Supporters will be permitted to attend events in stadiums in England when the national lockdown ends on December 2, says Boris Johnson.

Fans to return to English stadiums from next month

Fans will be able to return to football grounds from December 2 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to confirm new coronavirus measures on Monday.

Edo NMA, NBA calls on federal government to tackle insecurity in the state

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in collaboration with Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) all in Edo state, have called on the Federal and State Government to tackle the high level of insecurity rocking the state.
Tigrayan forces fighting Ethiopian government troops are standing firm on the southern front and engaging soldiers round the town of Adigrat to the north, said Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, via text message.

Ethiopia’s Tigrayan forces destroy Axum airport – media

Forces of Ethiopia’s Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have destroyed an airport in the town of Axum, state-affiliated Fana broadcaster said on Monday, after federal troops gave them a three-day deadline to surrender.
Leeds United held Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Ellan Road in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Leeds United hold Arsenal to a goalless draw

Although Gunners close to getting the opener via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but a solid defensive display ensured all things were kept under control.
Montpellier beat Strasbourg 4-3 in a dramatic match on Sunday to move level with Monaco in the Ligue 1 table, just four points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Montpellier win thriller to move joint second in Ligue 1

Montpellier beat Strasbourg 4-3 in a dramatic match on Sunday to move level with Monaco in the Ligue 1 table, just four points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

Three clubs chasing loan transfer of Manchester United’s Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson reportedly wants to seal a January exit from Manchester United with three clubs interested in a loan transfer.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, launched a military campaign against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on 4 November, accusing its forces of attacking two federal military camps in the region and the party of defying his government and seeking to destabilise it.

Ethiopia army threatens ‘no mercy’ in assault on regional capital

Ethiopia's military on Sunday threatened an all-out assault on Mekele, capital of the dissident Tigray region and seat of the local government it is seeking to dislodge, warning civilians to flee while they still can.

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”.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister directs contractors to make Lagos-Ibadan Expressway motorable, safe

The Minster of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has directed Julius Berger, the contractor handling section one rehabilitation/reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to speed up construction ahead of the Yuletide.
Tigrayan forces fighting Ethiopian government troops are standing firm on the southern front and engaging soldiers round the town of Adigrat to the north, said Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, via text message.

Tigray rebels standing firm against Ethiopian advance – leader

Tigrayan forces fighting Ethiopian government troops are standing firm on the southern front and engaging soldiers round the town of Adigrat to the north, said Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, via text message.
‘Captain Fantastic’ Austin Oladapo’s well taken penalty separated the two Abia State rivals as Enyimba emerged champions of the inaugural edition of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Preseason Tournament.

Enyimba edge Abia Warriors to win local preseason tourney

In the thrilling final at Enyimba Stadium, both sides convinced all that they are indeed ready for the 2020/2021 domestic and continental challenges with a near perfect rendition of extraordinary skills and combative football orchestra to the delight of the officials and reporters present.
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.
William Troost-Ekong and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action as Watford played out a 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers in Saturday’s Championship game.

William Troost-Ekong stars as Watford hold Queens Park Rangers

William Troost-Ekong and Bright Osayi-Samuel were in action as Watford played out a 1-1 draw against Queens Park Rangers in Saturday’s Championship game.
Seven alleged victims of the October 20 Lekki shootings have ‘surfaced’ at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters.

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army deployed at least seven vehicles to Lekki tollgate – CCTV

The Nigerian Army deployed no fewer than seven military trucks to the Lekki Tollgate on the evening of Oct. 20, the day unarmed #EndSARS protesters were allegedly shot by the military.
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - Officials in Afghanistan say about two dozen mortar shells hit downtown Kabul on Saturday morning, killing at least eight people and injuring 31 more.

Deadly rocket attack rattles Afghan capital

Officials in Afghanistan say about two dozen mortar shells hit downtown Kabul on Saturday morning, killing at least eight people and injuring 31 more.
Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed a new head of Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said as a prominent rights group reported a “massacre” of scores of civilians in the conflict.

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Ceasefire calls as army claims progress

The UN wants humanitarian corridors set up after two weeks of conflict between Ethiopia’s military and forces backing the leadership in the Tigray region.
Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis.

Ethiopia denies talks on conflict after African Union names envoys

Ethiopia denied on Saturday that talks on the growing conflict in its northern Tigray region were imminent, just hours after three African former presidents were named to help mediate the two-week-old crisis.

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

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