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Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

WTT: Aruna Quadri starts championship with win

Africa’s number one male Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri started on a bright note at the World Table Tennis [WTT] championship in Doha on Wednesday.
Libya's new Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya February 25, 2021. REUTERS-Hazem Ahmed

Libyan premier-designate proposes unity government plan

Libya’s designated prime minister, chosen via a U.N.-facilitated process last month, said on Thursday he had proposed a governing plan to the country’s divided parliament as part of a peace process.
Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has said Fulham have little reason to complain about being told to play a Premier League game at short notice as his opposite number Scott Parker called the scheduling “scandalous”.

Tottenham players unhappy with Jose Mourinho methods

Tottenham Hotspur players are reportedly frustrated with Jose Mourinho’s training methods a scenario which has split the dressing room.
Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

UN: Donald Trump ally Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo

Private security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former US President Donald Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, UN investigators have found in a report detailed by US media.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara shuts 10 schools over Hijab controversy

Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said in a statement that affected schools are the Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) College, Sabo Oke and St. Anthony College, Offa Road.
A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed Australia's flag in this illustration photo taken February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

Facebook ‘unfriends’ Australia as news pages go dark in test for global publishing

Facebook faced an angry backlash on Thursday after blocking news feeds in Australia in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government which could be a test for the future of online publishing worldwide.
Malek Salem al-Mejae, who says he lost his leg in the 2011 revolution, takes a group photograph with his friends as he prepares for his wedding in Misrata, Libya February 4, 2021. Picture taken February 4, 2021. REUTERS-Ayman Al-Sahili

Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s frontlines, their futures irrevocably shaped by the uprising.
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Tougher EU privacy rules loom for WhatsApp, Zoom

Messaging apps such as WhatsApp and video calls on Zoom face stricter privacy rules in Europe, after a draft law passed a key EU hurdle on Wednesday.
Jérôme Boateng says Hansi Flick ‘brought back the joy for us’ at Bayern Munich since replacing Niko Kovac in December. M Donato-FC Bayern-Getty Images

Jerome Boateng leaves Bayern Munich squad at Club World Cup after death of ex-girlfriend

Jerome Boateng has left Bayern Munich's camp at the Club World Cup in Qatar, head coach Hansi Flick has confirmed, after the death of the defender's ex-girlfriend.
Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is seen behind a statue of former President George Washington, before the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2021. REUTERS-Al Drago

US Senate votes to continue with Donald Trump impeachment

The US Senate has found that the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional, allowing full proceedings to begin.
Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, a businessman-turned-politician, has been chosen as Libya’s new interim prime minister following lengthy United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at ending a decade of conflict in the North African country.

Libya’s new interim premier urges reconstruction of war-torn country

Libya's new interim Prime Minister, 61-year-old engineer Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, promised to be "ready to listen to and work with all Libyans" and called for the "reconstruction of the country" during his first televised address on Saturday.
A staff shows the empty ballot box after delegates voted for the election of a new interim government for Libya during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Chavannes-de-Bogis near Geneva, Switzerland, February 5, 2021. U.N. Photo-Handout via REUTERS

New Libya interim government agreed in UN talks

U.N. sponsored talks produced a new interim government for Libya on Friday aimed at resolving a decade of chaos, division and violence by holding national elections later this year.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS-Tom Brenner

Joe Biden says no family members will be involved in government decisions

In his first interview since entering the White House, Biden, sitting next to his wife, Jill, was asked about the allegations surrounding his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China and what kind of guardrails he would put up for family.
Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said.

Libyans meet in Geneva to select transitional leaders

Libyan delegates meet Monday for UN-backed talks in Geneva to choose a new temporary executive to lead the war-scarred country through a transition until scheduled December elections.
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.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican president’s coronavirus diagnosis raises questions over pandemic management

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s announcement that he had COVID-19 just a few hours after taking a commercial flight has raised fresh questions over his handling of the pandemic and set off a scramble by top officials to get tested for the virus.
Multi-awards winning British singer Adele has put to rest the rumours that she is dating rapper and protégé, Skepta.

British singer Adele reaches divorce settlement with estranged husband

The former couple filed a judgement packet with the court in Los Angeles on Friday, though the document has not been entered or signed by a judge to officially dissolve their marriage.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky speaks during an interview with Reuters in central London, Britain, January, 18, 2021. REUTERS-Henry Nicholls

Kremlin critic: Vladimir Putin tries to show he’s Russia’s “top dog” with Alexei Navalny...

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon who fell foul of the Kremlin, said on Monday the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to show he is still “top dog” in Russia.

Police find 12 bodies dumped on road in Mexico

Twelve people believed to be members of a self-defense group were killed in the western Gulf Coast state of Veracruz and their bodies dumped on a dirt road, local authorities said on Monday.
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Islamic State terrorists seize military base in Borno

Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group have captured a military base in Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Saturday.
Acting Catalan regional leader, Pere Aragones, arrives to a meeting with parliamentary groups to postpone the Catalan elections in the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain January 15, 2021. REUTERS-Nacho Doce

Spain’s Catalonia postpones election due to coronavirus surge

Catalonia on Friday postponed a parliamentary election scheduled for Feb. 14 until May 30 because of a surge in coronavirus cases that has pushed hospital occupancy in the restive northeastern region of Spain to one of the highest levels in the country.

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Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were on parade in Leicester City’s 1-0 loss against Norwich City in Friday’s Premier League game.

Leicester boss explains Kelechi Iheanacho substitution in draw vs Burnley

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho may have produced “fabulous technique” for his goal but it was not enough to keep him on the pitch for 90 minutes in the 1-1 away draw against Burnley on Wednesday night.
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 accuses NNPC of payment of N443 billion as subsidy without appropriation

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has uncovered how the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid N443 billion without appropriation.

Roadside bomb kills doctor in Afghanistan’s east

A roadside bomb explosion killed a female doctor in the eastern city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said on Thursday, days after three female media workers were shot dead in the same city.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

WTT: Aruna Quadri starts championship with win

Africa’s number one male Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri started on a bright note at the World Table Tennis [WTT] championship in Doha on Wednesday.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Federal government extends workers’ stay-at-home directive to March 31

The federal government has further extended the work-from-home directive to all public workers on Salary Grade Levels 12 and below until March 31 as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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A former Minister of Petroleum, Otuekong Don Etiebet, has thrown his endorsement behind plans by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, to build an international worship centre for God in the state. This comes amidst criticism that has trained the project by critics of the government in the state.

Former minister endorses Akwa Ibom government’s International worship centre

A former Minister of Petroleum, Otuekong Don Etiebet, has thrown his endorsement behind plans by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel. to build an international worship centre for God in the state. This comes amidst criticism that has trained the project by critics of the government in the state.
The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien, has been absolved of all wrongdoing and given a clean bill of health by the State House of Assembly after investigating allegations of misappropriation levelled against him.

Misappropriation: Akwa Ibom legislature clear accountant general

The Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien, has been absolved of all wrongdoing and given a clean bill of health by the State House of Assembly after investigating allegations of misappropriation levelled against him in an investigative news report.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Abia governor gives reason for relocating college of health technology

Gov Okezie Ikpeazu has explained that the reason his administration decided to relocate the Abia State College of Health and Management Technology, Aba currently at the heart of Enyimba to a new site at Umuobiakwa, was to help decongest the City centre.

Cross River governor inaugurates skill acquisition academy

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River on Tuesday inaugurated a construction and fabrication academy, with 500 initial trainees.
West Ham United manager David Moyes has questioned the decision of the Premier League to postpone three matches last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

West Ham boss offers contract update amid Celtic links

David Moyes has offered a positive update on his contract situation at West Ham, with the Scot stating that he has “no intention of going anywhere” despite speculation linking him with the vacant post at Celtic.