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More than 20 million people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

UK coronavirus vaccination hits 20 million mark in Europe’s fastest jab rollout

More than 20 million people across the United Kingdom have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot, data showed on Sunday as the country made more progress with Europe’s fastest vaccination programme
South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pledges to rebrand, reform WTO

With her emergence yesterday as the first African and first female to be the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, unveiled her agenda, which include working with other members of the organisation in reforming and rebranding the global trade body.
South Korean trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday (Feb 5) dropped her bid to become head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), clearing the way for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to become the global body’s director-general.

Speaker Gbajabiamila congratulates Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on emergence as WTO chief

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor felicitates with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on new WTO post

Delta Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her emergence as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor inaugurates semi-mechanised abattoir in Somolu

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday inaugurated a semi-mechanised abattoir in the Somolu/Bariga areas as part of efforts to improve red meat value chain in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari offers automatic employment, scholarship to 110 ex-NYSC members

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.
Cairo Ojougboh

2023: APC’ll win Delta if leaders are less cantankerous – Cairo Ojougboh

Immediate past Interim Executive Director of Project, EDP on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, has said the All Progressives Congress, APC has a better prospect to win Delta State in 2023 if the leaders of the party could cooperate, began to be less cantankerous and do not match their ambition with hostility with other party members.
Bundesliga, European and DFB-Pokal Cup champions, Bayern Munich, were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal Cup on Wednesday by lowly Holstein Kiel on penalties, after 90 minutes and extra time ended 2-2.

Bayern Munich name strong squad for FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar

The present crop of German and European football champions Bayern Munich are keen to add the title of world champions to their enviable collection of accolades when the tournament kicks off on Thursday, February 4.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Nigerian sugar institute to create thousands of jobs – minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, says the Nigeria Sugar Institute (NSI) just commissioned in Ilorin, Kwara State, ”will create hundreds of thousands of jobs”.
7. The new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) AVM Oladayo Amao, has taken over the mantle of leadership of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a colourful handing – over ceremony by his predecessor, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday in Abuja.

New NAF chief Oladayo Amao assumes office

The new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) AVM Oladayo Amao, has taken over the mantle of leadership of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a colourful handing – over ceremony by his predecessor, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday in Abuja.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Afreximbank disburses $250 million to Nigerian company to acquire 45% stake in oil lease

Afreximbank has disbursed 250 million dollars as part of its support for Trans Niger Oil and Gas Ltd (TNOG) to acquire 45 per cent stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 17 onshore oilfield.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says ensuring an indivisible Nigeria and safeguarding its sovereignty were the cardinal objectives and mandate of the force, Air Marshall, Sadeeq Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), said in Yola.

NAF wings 7 fighter pilots to fight terrorists, bandits

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday winged seven fighter pilots with a charge on them to be strong, bold and disciplined to tackle the myriads of security challenges bedeviling the nation.
Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

Veteran talk show host Larry King passes on at 87

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," the statement said. "For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster."
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.

Coronavirus: Nigeria facing critical situation – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.

CAF appoints four female referees with one Nigerian among 47 for African Nations Championship

The Referee Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed 47 referees and assistant referees – including Video Assistant Referees – from 31 countries in the continent for the 6th edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) holding in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February 2021.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze listed among Africa’s top wonder-kids

Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze has been rated among the six young players from Africa origin or background destined to shake the world this year with their outstanding performances.

Port Harcourt Disco denies sacking of workers in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has denied the rumour that it sacked some workers from its offices in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states on Dec. 30.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC to begin new members’ registration on January 25

The party said this in its New Year message to Nigerians, issued by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Friday in Abuja.
Nigerian-American actor and singer, Rotimi Akinosho, has announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Vanessa Mdee, a Tanzanian singer.

Nigerian-American actor Rotimi Akinosho engages Tanzanian lover

Nigerian-American actor and singer, Rotimi Akinosho, has announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Vanessa Mdee, a Tanzanian singer.
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.

Minister: Bandits, not Boko Haram, abducted Katsina schoolboys

The federal government said on Friday that the 344 Kastina Schoolboys were actually kidnapped by bandits and not Boko Haram, adding that the claim by the terrorists that they are responsible for the criminal acts shows how decimated they are.

2023: CSOs task INEC chairman on electoral reforms

Some civil society organisations have urged the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to prioritise electoral reforms in his second term especially ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Winner of Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial bye-election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, has described his victory as proof of public trust in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.

Lagos by-elections: Governor Sanwo-Olu congratulates Tokubo Abiru, Saheed over victory

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, and Lagos Assembly Kosofe Constituency II, Mr. Obafemi Saheed for emerging victorious at the by-elections held on Saturday.

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A Senegalese opposition collective on Saturday called for fresh protests starting Monday, following days of clashes that have left at least four people dead.

Schoolboy among five dead in Senegal unrest

A schoolboy was killed during violent protests in Senegal at the weekend, officials said, bringing the death toll from days of violence in the country to five.
Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

President Akufo-Addo: Successful Ghanaian diplomacy led to establishment of AfCFTA secretariat in Accra

Successful Ghanaian diplomacy enabled the African Union (AU) to agree to the location in Accra of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
Prof. Jeffrey Barminas, Director-General (D-G), National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) Zaria, has denied allegations of corruption and abuse of office made against him by the Network For Justice, an NGO.

NARICT chief denies corruption allegations

Prof. Jeffrey Barminas, Director-General (D-G), National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) Zaria, has denied allegations of corruption and abuse of office made against him by the Network For Justice, an NGO.

Borno: Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram terrorists in shootout

Nigerian soldiers on Sunday morning stopped traffic along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway for three hours as they engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a shootout.
Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

South-West stakeholder express concern over unabated environmental pollution

Arinola Ganiu, a professor of Immunology at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, was emphatic in his condemnation of unabated environmental pollution, like other South – West stakeholders who spoke in a survey.

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The Chairman, “Committee on Review of Sales of Kwara State Government Properties, 1999 –2019”, Senator Suleiman Makanjuola Ajadi, has said that his Committee never indicted anyone in the course of its assignment.

Senator Ajadi urges herdsmen to fish out bad elements among them

Alhaji Suleiman Ajadi, a former Senator representing Kwara South senatorial district, has advised leaders of herdsmen across the country to fish out the bad elements amongst them for peace to resign in the country.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo governor: Why I suspended activities of transport unions

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has given reason for the suspension of the activities of both the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state.

ACF urges union to lift ban on food to South

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has called on the leadership of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers to put a halt to the embargo and blockage of foodstuff from the north to the south.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Rivers APC chieftains dump party after Supreme Court ruling

Factional leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Igo Aguma, and another chieftain, Livingstone Wechie, have exited the party.
A weekend fire gutted cocoa and kolanut farms covering over 200 hectares of land valued at several millions of naira in Ikoro Ekiti, Ijero LGA of Ekiti.

Farmers rue losses as fire guts cocoa, kolanut plantation in Ekiti

Sunday Adebomi, Chairman of the Ekiti State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) made this known during an assessment visit to the scene of the tragedy to ascertain the level of damage wreaked.