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The Comac C919, China’s first large passenger jet, is made by the Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, another firm reportedly on the list of firms to be hit with US trade restrictions [Greg Baker-Pool via Reuters]

Report: US to target 89 Chinese firms with military ties

The Trump administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of goods and technology made in the United States, according to a draft copy of the list seen by Reuters.
Commenting on the dispute on Saturday, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said Saudi Arabia is continuing to find a way to end the blockade on Qatar, but he added it remains conditional on addressing security concerns.

Saudi Arabia says it seeks a way to end dispute with Qatar

Commenting on the dispute on Saturday, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said Saudi Arabia is continuing to find a way to end the blockade on Qatar, but he added it remains conditional on addressing security concerns.
Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Enyimba shifts focus to CAF Champions League after good pre-season outing

Enyimba FC are champions of the Ikpeazu preseason tournament in Aba after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over rivals, Abia Warriors in a thrilling final in Aba.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a NATO summit last year [Adrian Dennis-AFP]

UK, Canada agree to post-Brexit rollover trade deal

Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a rollover trade deal, the countries announced on Saturday, promising to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement after the UK’s post-Brexit transition period ends.
Former coach of Nigeria senior national team Christian Chukwu has called for a reorganization of the Super Eagles and reevaluation of the team under the stewardship of coach Gernot Rohr after the team played another draw against Sierra Leone.

Gernot Rohr is not the right man to take Super Eagles forward – Daniel...

Ex international, Daniel Amokachi, insists Gernot Rohr isn’t the right coach to take the Super Eagles of Nigeria to the next level.

Donald Trump’s treasury secretary denies trying to hinder incoming administration

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied Friday that by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve, he was trying to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery.
Ronald Koeman and Lionel Messi’s first meeting since the six-time Ballon d’Or winner decided to stay at Barcelona this season was very positive for everyone involved.

Trincao: Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona for a long time

Lionel Messi is set to remain at Barcelona “for a long time”, claims Trincao, while the mercurial Argentine is considered to be a “different alien” to eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Hardline Pakistani religious leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who rose to prominence in the South Asian nation by campaigning on the issue of “blasphemy” against Islam, has died in the eastern city of Lahore, his party says.

Hardline Pakistani religious leader Khadim Rizvi dies

Hardline Pakistani religious leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who rose to prominence in the South Asian nation by campaigning on the issue of “blasphemy” against Islam, has died in the eastern city of Lahore, his party says.
James Story’s nomination as ambassador was confirmed on Wednesday by a US Senate voice vote.

US appoints first Venezuela ambassador in a decade amid tensions

The United States has its first ambassador for Venezuela in 10 years despite Washington having no diplomats at its Caracas embassy amid a breakdown in relations.
US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said he is hopeful “an air bridge” – allowing flights to and from Qatar to pass over Saudi Arabia and Bahrain – will be established over the coming weeks.

Lifting of Qatar blockade a ‘priority’ – Donald Trump’s adviser

Qatar has been under an air, land and sea blockade imposed by fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain as well as non-GCC member Egypt – since June 2017.
Moldova heads to the polls on Sunday for the second round of a tightly contested presidential election pitting a pro-European challenger against the country’s Moscow-backed incumbent.

Moldova torn between Russia and West in presidential run-off

Moldova heads to the polls on Sunday for the second round of a tightly contested presidential election pitting a pro-European challenger against the country’s Moscow-backed incumbent.
Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, was delivering a speech during a scholarship award ceremony in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Aug. 15, 2019. (Xinhua file photo-Denis Elamu)

China to strengthen bilateral cooperation with South Sudan – envoy

China is committed to maintaining a robust bilateral cooperation with South Sudan in multiple areas like health, education and infrastructure, an envoy said on Friday.
Barcelona need to “try and sign one or two strikers” in the January transfer window if they have any ambition of challenging for the Champions League crown, says Rivaldo.

Rivaldo: Barcelona need to sign one or two strikers

Barcelona need to “try and sign one or two strikers” in the January transfer window if they have any ambition of challenging for the Champions League crown, says Rivaldo.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he believes US foreign policy under Joe Biden would be similar to that seen under President Barack Obama, especially on Iran and climate change.

Russia: Joe Biden’s foreign policy will be similar to Barack Obama’s

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he believes US foreign policy under Joe Biden would be similar to that seen under President Barack Obama, especially on Iran and climate change.
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has condoled with the government and people of Ogun over the death of Sen. Buruji Kashamu.

Senator Kalu: US electoral process worth emulating

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu, has said the victory of US President-elect, Joe Biden, shows the country’s electoral process is a model worthy of emulation.
Foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard

Mexico foreign minister says ‘huge potential’ for US ties

Mexico’s foreign minister said there was “huge potential” for US ties, a day after the Mexican leader said it was too soon to congratulate president-elect Joe Biden.

Intel given greenlight to supply some products to Huawei

Intel has received licences from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain products to Huawei Technologies, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

SON destroys N450 million substandard LPG cylinders, roofing sheets

Its Director, Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate, Obiora Manafa, said at the destruction of the products in Lagos, that the affected commodities were classified as life-endangering and unfit for consumption.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.