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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.

Glo rolls out time-based plans for Youtube

Telecommunications giant and popularly acclaimed ‘Grandmasters of data’, Globacom, has announced the rollout of YouTube-specific data plans for its subscribers. The new time-based plans will allow customers to stream their favourite YouTube videos for as low as N50 per hour.
Aloma disclosed news of the crash yesterday on his Instagram stream in which he shared photos of his badly damaged car while thanking God for sparing his life.

Davido’s former aide survives car crash

Aloma disclosed news of the crash yesterday on his Instagram stream in which he shared photos of his badly damaged car while thanking God for sparing his life.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abia seals five hotels for violating coronavirus protocols

About five hotels located within Aba North council area, Abia State have reportedly been sealed by the COVID-19 monitoring team in the area. Newsmen gathered the team led by one Barr. Nkoro sealed the hotels...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to do all within its regulatory powers to educate Nigerians to desist from use of cryptocurrencies — despite growing criticism.

CBN: No going back on cryptocurrencies

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to do all within its regulatory powers to educate Nigerians to desist from use of cryptocurrencies — despite growing criticism.
Starting next month, YouTube will no longer be natively available to stream on the third-generation Apple TV, first released in 2012.

YouTube ends support for old 2012 Apple TV

Starting next month, YouTube will no longer be natively available to stream on the third-generation Apple TV, first released in 2012. 9to5Mac reports that a message is being displayed to users warning them of the upcoming change. The fourth-gen Apple TV HD and fifth-gen Apple TV 4K, the two streaming boxes Apple currently sells, are unaffected.

Spotify subscribers surge past 150 million

Spotify now boasts 155 million premium subscribers and 345 million monthly active users, according to its latest earnings report released today. Those numbers represent a 24 percent and 27 percent year-over year increase.
Barcelona are enduring their worst run of form in 33 years.

Barcelona financial report reveals €1.2 billion in debt

The club's biggest area of spending is its wage bill, an area of spending that represents 74 per cent of the club's income. It's a situation that, according to sources consulted by Goal, is quite worrying at the club, which has led to the negotiations to defer salaries since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, over ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to quick Ibarapa, Oyo State.

Sunday Igboho says not intimidated by arrest order

Yoruba rights Activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has said he is not intimidated by the threat of arrest.
FILE PHOTO - Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake's original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville, Pennsylvania U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid

Ghana’s oil reserves left with 2.5 billion barrels – report

Ghana’s oil reserves is left with about 2.5 billion barrels more to be produce if new oil discoveries are not found.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump to grant pardons on last day in power

If Trump gave himself or his family a pardon — something currently not expected, according to latest US reports — that would likely harden anger among previously fully supportive Republicans in the Senate, which is expected to start an impeachment trial soon after Biden takes office.
FILE PHOTO - Oil pump jacks work at sunset near Midland, Texas, U.S., August 21, 2019. REUTERS-Jessica Lutz-File Photo

Nigeria’s oil capacity to rise by 3,500 bpd

Nigeria’s oil production capacity is set to increase by additional 3,500 barrels per day, bpd, following the expected coming on stream of Ata Field in the Second Quarter (April-June) of 2021.
President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2021 budget to the National Assembly.

CSOs condemn Nigerian government’s proposed sale of public assets to fund 2021 budget

As Nigerian and Nigerians grapple with economic recession and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Monday, disagreed and condemned the alleged move by the Federal Government to sell public assets to implement 2021 budget.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Coronavirus: NYSC gives conditions for admitting corps members into camp

Ahead of the commencement of the 2020 Batch “B” Stream II Orientation Course on January 19, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given conditions for admitting corps members into camps nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Super Falcon star Asisat Oshoala and other football stars were featured as FIFA introduces innovative music strategy that was released today by the football governing body.

Super Falcon star Asisat Oshoala features in new FIFA innovation

Super Falcon star Asisat Oshoala and other football stars were featured as FIFA introduces innovative music strategy that was released today by the football governing body.

Enugu DISCO to invests N1.6 billion on network expansion

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) said it will spend N1.6 billion on 30 electricity network expansion projects within the South-East.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor to publish 40,000 names of paid workers, 21,000 pensioners

Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, has disclosed his intention to publish 40,000 names of up to date paid civil servants in the State as well as 21,000 paid pensioners.
Wonder Woman 1984 raked in around $36.1m at cinemas worldwide over the Christmas holiday weekend, Warner Bros has said.

Wonder Woman 1984: Superhero sequel nets biggest US opening since coronavirus shut cinemas

Wonder Woman 1984 raked in around $36.1m at cinemas worldwide over the Christmas holiday weekend, Warner Bros has said.
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu, on Friday in his office received Covid 19 testing equipment (Polymerase chain reaction CPR machines) and personal protective equipment which he ordered for, to help fight coronavirus.

NSCDC receives coronavirus testing equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu, on Friday in his office received Covid 19 testing equipment (Polymerase chain reaction CPR machines) and personal protective equipment which he ordered for, to help fight novel coronavirus.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

AfCFTA: Nigeria to become petroleum products refining hub – minister

The Federal Government says it will leverage the opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) to reposition the oil and gas sector.

Group moves to reintegrate displaced persons

She said with the plan, beneficiaries are taught vocational and technical skills of their choice, added with entrepreneurial skills to help them earn money. She said the beneficiaries had agreed to leave the internally displaced camp after 18 months.
It was mixed feelings last Thursday for families of the six Police officers killed in different parts of Lagos State during the EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums, as they received a cheque of N10million each from the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

#EndSARS: Emotions run high as Lagos governor fulfils promise to widows of slain police...

It was mixed feelings last Thursday for families of the six Police officers killed in different parts of Lagos State during the EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums, as they received a cheque of N10million each from the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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A journalist and a police officer take pictures of each other as people protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar February 23, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar: The revolution will be Facebook-lived

When he heard soldiers had taken power in Myanmar again, Thar Lon Zaung Htet hurried to the office of his news agency in Yangon, grabbed a few essentials and carefully locked up.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court remands three over ‘unlawful possession of firearms’

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered three men: Ugochukwu Michael, 24; Godwin Omerigwe, 26, and Seun Sossa, 22, remanded at Kirikiri Correctional Centre for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.
Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga returned to the capital Harare on Saturday after spending four months in China, according to Bnnbloomberg.ca reports.

Zimbabwe praises China for coronavirus vaccine supplies

Zimbabwe is set to receive a further 800,000 doses of the Covid-19 jab from China, indicating the “excellent relationship” between the two nations and the Asian giant’s willingness to give the southern African state “preferential treatment” amidst a global “stampede” for vaccines, Zimbabwe’s presidential spokesman George Charamba is quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying.
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Amnesty: Fourteen killed at religious site in Central Africa

Fourteen people, including at least two civilians, were killed inside a “religious site” as government and rebel forces fought for control of a Central African Republic (CAR) town, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.
The Stockfish Dealers Association has called on the federal government to grant importers of stockfish access to the foreign exchange.

Norwegian Seafood Council faults Nigeria’s inclusion of stockfish in banned list

The Norwegian Seafood Council has protested the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s inclusion of stockfish in the list of banned goods to be imported into the country.

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Goals at the start of each half earned West Ham a 2-1 victory over Tottenham to send the Hammers fourth in the Premier League table on Sunday.

West Ham compound Tottenham woes to go fourth in the Premier League

Michail Antonio made an immediate impact on his return to the side with a close-range finish after just five minutes – with his fifth goal against Spurs meaning Antonio has scored more Premier League goals against Tottenham than against any other side.

DPR flags off search, rescue, command centre in Lagos

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday flagged off the Oil and Gas Search, Rescue and Surveillance (SeRAS) Command and Control Centre in Lagos.
Neil Lennon resigned as Celtic manager on Wednesday after a disastrous season for the Glasgow giants, with fierce rivals Rangers on the brink of a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade.

Neil Lennon quits as Celtic boss after horror season

Neil Lennon resigned as Celtic manager on Wednesday after a disastrous season for the Glasgow giants, with fierce rivals Rangers on the brink of a first Scottish Premiership title in a decade.
Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.

Coronavirus: Kano launches home care programme

Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said there would be restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.

Ghana’s Catholic Church asks president to close down LGBTQI office in Accra

The Catholic Church has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to immediately shut down the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) office in Accra.