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Spain’s armed forces chief has dismissed as “not representative” leaked chats by retired military officers allegedly talking about shooting political adversaries and praising late dictator Francisco Franco.

Spain: Armed forces chief dismisses far-right ex-military chats

Spain’s armed forces chief has dismissed as “not representative” leaked chats by retired military officers allegedly talking about shooting political adversaries and praising late dictator Francisco Franco.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has supported the U.S President Donald Trump’s criticism of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

German minister urges extra coronavirus measures in some districts

German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Friday called for additional restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus in parts of Germany where infection numbers are very high.
The President of the Transition in Mali, Bah N’Daw, on Monday announced drastic measures to break the chain of contamination of COVID-19, which is gaining ground in the country.

Coronavirus: Mali introduces drastic measures

The President of the Transition in Mali, Bah N’Daw, on Monday announced drastic measures to break the chain of contamination of COVID-19, which is gaining ground in the country.
A man in Kenya lost his life at Kinamba Centre along the Naivasha-Kirima Road, after allegedly mocking Arsenal fans after their 2-1 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC last weekend.

Football fan killed in Kenya after ‘mocking’ Arsenal supporters following Wolves loss

A man in Kenya lost his life at Kinamba Centre along the Naivasha-Kirima Road, after allegedly mocking Arsenal fans after their 2-1 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC last weekend.
Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has said that Uruguayan star, Edinson Cavani, has proved him wrong.

Roy Keane: Edinson Cavani has proven doubters wrong

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has said that Uruguayan star, Edinson Cavani, has proved him wrong.

#EndSARS: Court adjourns suit on attacks on media freedom

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed “to probe false posting on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle of court proceedings in a lawsuit against him and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys on Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive.

Ethiopia premier tells AU he stands by Tigray military campaign

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys on Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive against regional forces.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

Houthi rebels confirm approval for UN mission to evaluate, repair rusting oil tanker in...

The Yemeni Houthi rebels confirmed their approval for a UN mission to inspect and repair a long-abandoned oil tanker off Yemen’s Red Sea coast, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported on Thursday.
A demonstrator attends a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian attorney sues French retailer Carrefour for black man death

A Brazilian state attorney filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Carrefour to seek 200 million reals (37.6 million United States dollars) in damages after a black man was beaten to death by security guards at the retailer’s store in Brazil’s southern city of Porto Alegre.
A police officer enforces pre-election laws in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Oct. 27. (Anthony Siame-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

HRW flags ‘serious abuses’ in Tanzania’s elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that at least four people were killed by the state forces who also carried out other serious abuses that marred Tanzania’s national elections in late October and early November 2020.
Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Gennaro Gattuso: Napoli lack big game mentality

Gennaro Gattuso was critical of himself and his Napoli players after a 3-1 home defeat to Milan. ‘It’s no coincidence that we falter in the important games.

Minister warns journalists to avoid fake news

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has called on journalists to practice objective journalism in order to be distinguished significantly from fake news bloggers.

NGO: Over 50% of girls lacked support during school closures

Malala Fund, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in a new report on girls education in the country amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, says girls in Nigeria faced distinct gender impact from the COVID-19 pandemic with over 50 per cent of them not receiving any help to continue their education during school closures.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

NFF: Gernot Rohr has our full support

Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

PDP: Governor Bello’s claim on more opposition governors defection an ‘entertainment on television’

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the claim by the Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello, that nine more PDP governors would soon defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as lie and a show of entertainment on television.

Defection: PDP threatens Ebonyi lawmakers with legal actions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened legal actions against any member of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly that may defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government budgets N250 million for foreign media, influencers, others

About N70.3m was also earmarked for the facilitation of ministerial media appearances for the “36 ministers, influencers and analysts on radio and television as well as social media and print media.”
Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on Saturday announced the introduction of a programme to supply free insulin to children living with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Nigeria and Ghana from 2021.

Diabetes: Novo Nordisk to offer free insulin to children in Nigeria, Ghana

Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on Saturday announced the introduction of a programme to supply free insulin to children living with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Nigeria and Ghana from 2021.

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Lagos by-elections: INEC cautions against vote buying, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
Napoli have officially renamed their stadium in memory of the late, great Diego Maradona. Originally named the Stadio San Paolo, after Saint Paul the Apostle, Napoli’s home stadium will henceforth be called the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Napoli stadium officially renamed ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’

As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese-french businessman Ziad Takieddine is accused of being an intermediary between former Libyan and French leaders.

Lebanon arrests businessman linked to former French president’s corruption case

Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.