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A key group of WTO ambassadors has proposed Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be the next head of the World Trade Organization, a WTO spokesman said on Wednesday, but the United States said it could not endorse her.

WTO postpones meeting to pick new chief

“It has come to my attention that for reasons including the health situation and current events, delegations will not be in a position to take a formal decision on 9 November,” the head of the selection committee told member states.
A still image from a live stream of Donald Trump’s speech at the White House. Xinhua-REX-Shutterstock

Donald Trump: Republican agents barred from observing vote counting

The Republican candidate seeking reelection said his campaign office has started a lot of litigations against Democrat challenger Joe Biden and his party, alleging that “they are trying to rig an election and we can’t let that happen”.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army to appear before Lagos panel over Lekki shootings

The Nigerian Army, contrary to its decision last week, will appear on Saturday before the Lagos State Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS peaceful protesters by soldiers on October 20 at the Lekki tollgate.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Minister: No special salary structure for SWAT officers

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, says selected cops for the Special Weapons and Tactics team will be placed on the same salary structure as their colleagues in other police formations and units.
A candidate who died of coronavirus in October, David Andahl, has won a legislative seat in North Dakota.

US election: Deceased candidate wins legislative seat

A candidate who died of coronavirus in October, David Andahl, has won a legislative seat in North Dakota.
A Nigerian-American, Yinka Faleti, has failed in his bid to become the Missouri Secretary of State in the 2020 US election.

US election: Nigerian-American loses bid to become Missouri secretary of state

A Nigerian-American, Yinka Faleti, has failed in his bid to become the Missouri Secretary of State in the 2020 US election.
Nigeria’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the disclosure at an ongoing press conference at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Abuja.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government denies generating ‘no-fly list’

The Federal Government has denied generating a ‘no-fly list’ of youths and persons who participated in the recent #EndSARS protests against police brutality.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

#EndSARS: Egypt to deport seven Nigerian protesters – official

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that seven Nigerians who participated in the #EndSARS protest in Egypt have been slated for deportation.

#EndSARS: Why Nigerian government didn’t shut down social media during protests – minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Federal Government had the option of shutting down the social media space during the #EndSARS protests but chose not to tread the path.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US election: Joe Biden leads in polls, Donald Trump threatens legal challenge

Results of polls have shown that Democrat Joe Biden holds a national lead over President Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election.

WAEC releases 2020 SSCE results Monday

The West African Examinations Council has said the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination would be released on Monday, November 2, 2020.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: We won’t reveal soldiers deployed in Lekki toll gate

The acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and 81 Division’s spokesperson, Major Osoba Olaniyi, has said the military will not disclose the number of its personnel deployed in the Lekki toll gate.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

Nigerian Army rejects judicial panel’s invitation over Lekki shooting

The Lagos State Judicial Panel probing the shooting of Endsars protesters on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, has reportedly invited the Nigerian Army to appear before it to answer questions regarding the incident.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos directs level 12 civil servants, others to resume

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all civil servants on salary grade one to 12.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

US: Why we opposed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as WTO consensus candidate

The United States has said it is supporting South Korean trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee, to become the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation because she is a “trade expert”.

21 dead as school bus, trailer collide in Enugu

The Federal Road Safety Corps, on Thursday, confirmed the death of 21 people, including school children, in an auto crash at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Among the appointees is Salihu Tanko Yakasai (SA Media), Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro (SA Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Mamudu Madakin Gini (SA Commerce) and Isa Yunusa Danguguwa (SA Labour Matters)

#EndSARS: Kano governor reinstates media aide

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday night, ordered the reinstatement of his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Yakasai.
No fewer than 16 rooms at the students’ hostel of the Kano State College of Nursing and Midwifery have been gutted by fire.

Fire guts Kano college hostel

No fewer than 16 rooms at the students’ hostel of the Kano State College of Nursing and Midwifery have been gutted by fire.

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A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Kano singer appeals against retrial for ‘blasphemy’

Kano musician, Yayaha Aminu-Sharif, who was recently freed of death penalty passed on him for blasphemy, has filed an appeal against a retrial for the same offence.
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]

Nigeria records 1,430 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

An update posted on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that on January 25, 2021, 1,430 new confirmed cases and three deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces a confidence vote at the lower house of parliament after former PM Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome, Italy, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane-Pool

Italian prime minister resigns

Mr Conte survived two confidence votes in parliament last week, but then lost his absolute majority in the Senate after centrist ally and former PM Matteo Renzi defected.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Police: We’re investigating burning of Sunday Igboho’s house

The spokesperson for the police command in Oyo, Fadeyi Olugbenga, says the force is investigating the fire that gutted activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo’s house in the early hours of Tuesday.
Ahmed Musa

West Brom boss confirms Ahmed Musa interest

West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club’s interest in Ahmed Musa, who is a free agent.