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Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal can exclusively report.

Falcons striker Ini Umotong joins Lewes from Vaxjo

FA Women's Championship club Lewes have confirmed the acquisition of Nigeria striker Ini Umotong, on an 18-month deal, Goal reports.
Arsenal legend, Freddie Ljungberg, believes Mesut Ozil is still an excellent passer of the football.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil set to join Fenerbahce

Ozil was not registered in Arsenal's Premier League and Europa League squads this season and has been free to talk to other clubs since the beginning of January with his Gunners deal expiring in the summer.
Parler, which claims it had more than 12 million users before being shut out by large service providers, styles itself as a 'free-speech' space and has been favoured by supporters of US President Donald Trump [Gabby Jones-Bloomberg]

Parler chief says social app may not return

Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by prominent service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.
Former GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical executive Moncef Slaoui, who will serve as chief adviser on the effort to find a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a coronavirus disease response event in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

Operation Warp Speed chief resigns at Joe Biden team’s request

Operation Warp Speed chief advisor Dr. Moncef Slaoui has submitted his resignation at the request of the incoming Biden team under a plan that would see him stay in the role for a month to help with the transition, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Mesut Ozil has said he has no intention of retiring when he leaves Arsenal, with his preference being a move to Fenerbahce or Major League Soccer.

Mesut Ozil willing to sacrifice £7 million to leave Arsenal

The German, who earns a staggering £350,000-a-week, is scheduled to earn this huge amount between now and the end of his current contract in June.

VON chief lauds President Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammad Buhari for halting electricity tariff hike in the country.
The senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Paul Enenche, has released his prophecies for 2021.

2021: Pastor Enenche releases prophecies for Nigeria

The senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Paul Enenche, has released his prophecies for 2021.
The administration of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who resigned in February, had wanted to cancel the Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail project as the country grappled with debts and liabilities amounting to more than $249bn.

Malaysia, Singapore kill high-speed rail project

The two countries were unable to reach an agreement on the project after Malaysia sought changes because of the pandemic’s economic impact, according to a joint statement Friday. Malaysia will have to compensate Singapore for costs already incurred, the city-state’s transport ministry said in a separate statement.
Lawyers for Detective Myles Cosgrove, one of the officers who shot Taylor, and Detective Joshua Jaynes, who prepared the search warrant, said in a statement quoted by the New York Times that each had received notices of termination.

US police officer who shot black emergency technician told he will be fired

One of the Louisville police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor, and the officer that prepared the warrant for the botched raid during which she was killed, were told on Tuesday that the department aimed to fire them.

Court reinstates 32 sacked Ekiti university workers

The National Industrial Court, sitting in Akure, Ondo State has reinstated 32 out of over 900 workers disengaged by the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) in December last year.

Military contractor offers to help Nigerian Army subdue Boko Haram

A South African military contracting company, Conella Services Ltd., engaged by President Goodluck Jonathan administration to contain the Boko Haram insurgency in 2014, yesterday expressed its readiness to return to the country, if asked to by the federal government, to finish the job of routing the deadly sect.
Paris Saint-Germain have terminated the contract of former Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez, despite the Spaniard having six months to spare on his deal.

PSG terminate ex-Real Madrid star’s contract

Paris Saint-Germain have terminated the contract of former Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez, despite the Spaniard having six months to spare on his deal.

Firm drags SAN to LPPC, NBA over ‘misrepresentation’

A firm, Nacenn Nigeria Limited, has filed a petition against Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George, SAN, before the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN/Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, and the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

NHIS now enjoys peace, harmony – minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reinstatement of Maryam Danna who was wrongfully retired in 2016 by the Federal Government.

President Buhari reinstates wrongfully retired whistleblower

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reinstatement of Maryam Danna who was wrongfully retired in 2016 by the Federal Government.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi: We are open to financial scrutiny, we are not afraid of probe

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the fact that his government was not afraid of probe propelled the Public Procurement Law reform he undertook for all transactions to be exhibited on Ekiti website, for thorough financial scrutiny.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Governor Makinde: We can now restore LAUTECH’s lost glory

Gov. Seyi Makinde has declared that Oyo State now has the opportunity to restore the lost glory of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

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Farmers lament as ‘herders’ destroy maize farm in Ekiti

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have destroyed a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to members of the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in Ekiti state.

PDP BoT chair urges Oyo, Ondo governors to dialogue with herders

Against the backdrop of tensions occasioned by the recent face-off between herders and the people of Ondo and Oyo states, Senator Walid Jibrin, Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged Governors Rotimi Akeredolu and Seyi Makinde to dialogue with Fulanis living in their domains as a means of resolving existing differences.
Opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine walks to speak to media, after security forces withdrew from outside his home, in Magere, near Kampala, in Uganda, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo-Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

Bobi Wine: Everywhere I’m in chains

Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine accused security forces on Tuesday of humiliating him, his family, and domestic staff while under house arrest.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigeria’s central bank retains lending rate

On Monday, the currency exchanged for 475 at the parallel market, against the 383 central bank’s official rate. Inflation hit 15.75 per cent in December 2020, the highest in three years, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
FILE PHOTO - A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating coronavirus patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots.