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Ethiopian migrants who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray, gather at the border reception centre of Hamdiyet, in the eastern Sudanese state of Kasala, on 14 November, 2020. Ebrahim HAMID - AFP

Ethiopia: UN says 20 000 refugees missing in Tigray

As many as 20 000 refugees are missing after two camps in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region were destroyed, the United Nations said.
Last month the Chinese government’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, met military chief Min Aung Hlaing, who has now assumed power, during a visit to Myanmar.

China ‘notes’ Myanmar coup, hopes for stability

China said on Monday it had “noted” the military coup in Myanmar and hoped that all sides could properly manage their differences under the constitution and uphold stability.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer smiles on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Andy Rain - POOL - AFP)

Manchester United boss seeks team’s cutting edge after Arsenal stalemate

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United’s forwards need to be more clinical after a 0-0 draw at an under-strength Arsenal dealt a second setback to their Premier League title challenge in four days.

‘Herders’ attack farmers in Ibarapaland, injure two

Suspected herders at the weekend sacked farmers from their farmlands in Ibarapa and Oke Ogun axis of Oyo state.

Group asks Ogun government to probe ‘beating of residents by soldiers protecting herders’

The Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI) has called on the Ogun state government to probe the alleged harassment of some residents who clashed with herders.
FILE PHOTO - Debretsion Gebremichael, Tigray Regional President, attends the funeral ceremony of Ethiopia's Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia June 26, 2019. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri-File Photo

Fugitive ex-leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region vows ‘extended resistance’

The former ruling party in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray is committed to “extended resistance”, according to an audio message purporting to be from its leader, who accused federal government forces and their allies of rape and looting.
Farmers shout slogans at a site of a protest against the farm laws at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, January 30, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Indian premier breaks silence on months long farm protests

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort had caused “insult” to the country, his first public comments on a months-long farmers’ agitation that turned violent this week.
Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said.

UN announces candidates for new Libyan transitional government

Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said.
Nicolas Pépé sends his shot just wide of the far post late in the game. Tom Jenkins-NMC Pool-The Observer

Manchester United set new club record after draw vs Arsenal

Manchester United set a new club record after holding Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates stadium on Saturday.
Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi has expressed his appreciation of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for helping his development at the North London club.

Alex Iwobi in action as Everton bow to Newcastle United

Alex Iwobi was on parade as Everton lost 2-0 to Newcastle United in Saturday’s Premier League game at Goodison Park.

Plateau United end Nasarawa United’s six-match unbeaten run

After going the first six matches of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season unbeaten, Nasarawa United suffered their first defeat to Plateau United in Jos on Friday.
Chelsea’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed why he fell out with the former club, Paris Saint-Germain over players’ transfers.

Thomas Tuchel: My fight with PSG over players’ transfers

Chelsea’s new manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed why he fell out with the former club, Paris Saint-Germain over players’ transfers.

Shell loses case against four Nigerian farmers in Dutch court

A Dutch appeal court in The Hague has ruled that the Nigerian branch of Shell has to pay compensation to some Nigerian farmers who have been litigating against the company for 13 years.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that new loan signing Martin Odegaard was always going to be fighting a losing battle when being compared to Barcelona great Lionel Messi, but believes the Norwegian has the necessary qualities to thrive with the Gunners.

Arsenal boss: Martin Odegaard fighting ‘lost battle’ with Leo Messi comparisons

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that new loan signing Martin Odegaard was always going to be fighting a losing battle when being compared to Barcelona great Lionel Messi, but believes the Norwegian has the necessary qualities to thrive with the Gunners.
Tension broke out at the ongoing public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Wednesday as disagreement amongst members of the host communities led to physical combat

PIB: Host communities clash at public hearing

Tension broke out at the ongoing public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Wednesday as disagreement amongst members of the host communities led to physical combat.
South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun speaks during an interview with Reuters in Seoul, South Korea, January 28, 2021. REUTERS-Heo Ran

South Korean premier: North Korea, U.S. should aim for initial nuclear freeze

North Korea and the United States should seek an initial denuclearisation deal that includes a halt to the North’s nuclear activity and a cut in its programme in exchange for some sanctions relief, South Korea’s prime minister said on Thursday.
Martin Ødegaard poses in his Arsenal shirt after completing a loan move from Real Madrid for the rest of the season. Stuart MacFarlane-Arsenal FC-Getty Images

Martin Odegaard arrives Emirates, grabs shirt No 11.

Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard, on a loan deal running until the end of the season.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho: I’m not against Fulanis, but killer-herdsmen

Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho has said he is not against Hausa or Fulani people, but that he is against killer-herdsmen killing and kidnapping people in the Southwest.
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Indian and Chinese troops in new border brawl

Indian and Chinese troops have fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border, leaving injuries on both sides, military officials said Monday.
FILE PHOTO - Law enforcement officers clash with participants during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia January 23, 2021. REUTERS-Maxim Shemetov

Kremlin accuses US of meddling in affairs, but says ready to talk

President Vladimir Putin would respond in kind if the new U.S. administration showed willingness to talk, a Kremlin spokesman said on Sunday, while also accusing Washington of meddling in mass protests in support of detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - December 12, 2020 General view of the Manchester United crest on a corner flag before the match Pool via REUTERS-Phil Noble

Manchester United set to shun ‘damaging’ European Super League

Manchester United are reportedly set to distance themselves from a potential European Super League, after FIFA announced their strong opposition to the proposal.

Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for key state posts

Representatives from rival Libyan camps said a candidacy process would open on Tuesday for key institutional appointments, after a new round of talks in Morocco on ending nearly a decade of conflict.

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.

Senate committee assures NDDC of support, collaboration

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.
Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.

Championship club ‘set to take legal action’ against Leicester City

Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Russian deputy premier orders study of coronavirus vaccination efficacy for HIV patients

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova has tasked the health ministry and the health protection watchdog with studying Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination efficacy for HIV-positive people.
The Stockfish Dealers Association has called on the federal government to grant importers of stockfish access to the foreign exchange.

Nigerian stockfish dealers seek access to forex

The Stockfish Dealers Association has called on the federal government to grant importers of stockfish access to the foreign exchange.

Olisa Metuh: My detention experience taught me a great lesson

Chief Olisa Metu, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says his recent experience in detention has taught him a ‘great lesson’.

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.

Senator Lawan: Nigerian government working to end insecurity in two months

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has assured that efforts would be intensified to secure all parts of the country within the next two months.
Nigeria Professional Football League campaigners Wikki Tourists FC were involved in an accident that left team bus burnt to ashes along Kibo road around the popular Forest area after Jos in Plateau state.

Akwa United commiserate with Wikki Tourists over fire incident

The Management, players, and the entire staff of Akwa United Football Club deeply sympathize with Wikki Tourists Football Club over the fire incident which engulfed their team bus on Thursday 18 February on their way to Uyo for NPFL Matchday 11 game against Dakkada FC.

Ex-MILAD Ahmed Aboki laid to rest in Abuja

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Ahmed Abdullahi Aboki, who died after a brief illness, has been buried at the Military Cemetery, Abuja.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

Petitioner slumps while narrating ordeal in SARS custody

A petitioner, Timothy Ogbeye, on Monday slumped while narrating his ordeal before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC places Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has placed Nigeria at ‘moderate risk’ of Ebola outbreak as Guinea battles the contagion.