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China on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of spreading a “political virus” at the United Nations after the US leader delivered a harsh attack on Beijing over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donald Trump lashes China as UN warns against ‘Cold War’

US President Donald Trump angrily cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new “Cold War” between the two powers.
‘More discovery than usual’ … clockwise from top left: Avni Doshi, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Douglas Stuart, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook and Brandon Taylor. Composite: Sharon Haridas; Hannah Mentz; Clive Smith; Bill Adams; Katherine Rondina; Nina Subin

Booker Prize: Why 2020 shortlist is unique

The shortlist of this year’s Booker Prize has just been announced. The six shortlisted nominees announced today are: Diane Cooke (USA) The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body; Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt...
Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.

UI, LASU, UNILAG make top THE world university rankings 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the results of its World University Rankings 2021.
The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.

Ghana: 700 Nigerians involved in fraud, prostitution, robbery deported

The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1m trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do.
COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).

Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a wheelchair basketball player and also enjoys swimming and kayaking.
Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.

Canada finance minister resigns

Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.
Dollar

Dollar slips after political wrangling slows rally

A dollar rebound faltered on Tuesday as political wrangling over a United States relief plan and the gloomy outlook weighed on the currency.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos records five new coronavirus deaths

Five patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State.
Odion Ighalo has expressed his delight after playing in his first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday, completesports.com reports.

Odion Ighalo rated second-richest African footballer in the Premier League

The ranking by the newspaper placed Mohammed Salah of Egypt as the richest U-30 African player in the EPL.

Tragedy averted as tankers spill fuel in Lagos

A petrol-laden tanker fell and spilled its content on the road on Wednesday at Western Avenue, Ojuelegba area of Lagos State, thereby sparking panic amongst residents of the area.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti may extend lockdown again over new coronavirus case – governor

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Saturday said there may be another extension of the current lockdown following the discovery of a new case of COVID-19 in the state.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 55,000 people across the country and killed nearly 6,200.

British premier Boris Johnson tests negative for coronavirus

The newspaper said Boris Johnson and his fiancée were spotted taking their pet pooch for a stroll after the PM was discharged from hospital on Sunday afternoon.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Official: Travellers passing through Kaduna will be quarantined 14 days

The Kaduna State Government has said travellers passing through the state would be quarantined for 14 days in an isolation facility.
Former Super Eagles striker, Julius Aghahowa, has explained the poor treatment of Nigerian coaches discouraged him from coaching.

Julius Aghahowa explains why he shunned coaching

Former Super Eagles striker, Julius Aghahowa, has explained the poor treatment of Nigerian coaches discouraged him from coaching.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: 179 contacts on isolation released in Lagos, Ogun

The Lagos State Government on Friday disclosed that all 179 people on isolation who had contact with the index case, an Italian who brought Coronavirus to Nigeria, have been released.
Fulani herdsmen

Group asks herdsmen to leave Delta community

A group in Delta State, South-South Nigeria, has asked herdsmen to immediately leave a community in the state because of deadly clashes with farmers.
Jadon Sancho has been dropped and fined by Borussia Dortmund ahead of their clash with top-of-the-table Borussia Monchengladbach.

Manchester United in ‘pole position’ to sign Jadon Sancho – report

The 19-year-old star is known to be high on the wish list of United, Chelsea and Liverpool, although his £120 million price tag has put off Jurgen Klopp, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard to do battle for his signature.

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#EndSARS: NASFAT sets up N10 million relief fund for victims

The Nasrul-lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) says it has set up a N10 million relief fund for victims of #ENDSARS protest as it enjoins Nigerians to embrace peace and dialogue for a prosperous Nigeria.
Xenophobia: Shoprite Ikeja partially closed — in pictures 4

#EndSARS: Hoodlums loot Shoprite in Ilorin

Residents of Ilorin Saturday morning raided a Shoprite store in the Kwara capital, barely hours after security forces killed at least six residents at a warehouse holding a large chunk of COVID-19 palliatives outside the metropolis yesterday afternoon.
An irate mob in Calabar has burnt down the resident of Gershom Bassey.

#EndSARS: Senator Bassey’s house razed in Calabar

The senator’s house was razed, according to witnesses and a video seen by newsmen. The Cross River South Senatorial District lawmaker appeared to be the latest victim of mob violence that has targeted warehouses believed to be storing palliatives.
Hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city.

#EndSARS: Group reveals those destroying properties in Southeast

The Industrious People of Eastern Nigeria (IPEN) has called on Igbo people to put an end to the ongoing destruction of lives and property in the region.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalise NLC, INEC, SEMA, others in Calabar

Hoodlums in Calabar have vandalised the Nigeria Labour Congress building, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Cross River State Emergency Management Agency buildings where they carted away food stuff and torched the warehouse.