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Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigerian government begins replacement of power facilities destroyed by insurgents in Maiduguri

Maiduguri and the surrounding communities were thrown into total darkness after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked an electricity tower supplying power to the city and disconnecting it from the national grid.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

TCN restores national power grid after collapse in 45 minutes

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the nation’s power grid, which partially collapsed on Wednesday, was fully restored within 45 minutes, the fastest in the country’s history.
FILE PHOTO - A man walks by near a cellular tower in the municipality of Guadalupe, Mexico July 6, 2020. REUTERS-Daniel Becerril

Kidnap capital Mexico eyes biometric phone registry, sparking privacy fears

A plan by Mexican lawmakers to put millions of cell phone users’ data in a biometric registry, billed as a tool to fight kidnapping and extortion, has sparked a backlash from telecoms companies and rights groups who warn it could lead to stolen data and higher costs.
Governor Dapo Abiodun - Ogun Isolation Corornavirus Center 4

[email protected]: Governor Abiodun vows to deepen legacies inherited from past leaders

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured all residents of the state that his administration will continue to deepen legacies inherited from past leaders.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu governor seeks federal government’s nod to construct roundabout

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, is seeking approvals from relevant agencies of the federal government to construct an iconic roundabout and tower, at the popular Opi Junction, about 14 kilometres from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
David Oyedepo

Bishop Oyedepo berates critics on his stance on coronavirus

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo has berated naysayers over his stand on the reality Covid-19 pandemic.
Bishop David Oyedepo, President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has warned that people should stop accusing pastors of stealing money, to avoid God’s wrath.

Winners Chapel to commence 100,000 capacity Ark auditorium project soon

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo has disclosed the commencement of the long-awaited megachurch auditorium project to be carried out by the Church.

PHED: Why blackout persists in Rivers communities

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company said five power towers were damaged by suspected vandals at the Elelenwo transmission substation in Obio/Apkor Local Government Area, plunging several communities in Rivers State into darkness.
The world readied to usher in the New Year Thursday, with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid virus-ridden 2020 farewell.

World to mark locked-down New Year’s Eve

The world readied to usher in the New Year Thursday, with pandemic controls muting celebrations for billions of people eager to bid virus-ridden 2020 farewell.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

Nigeria most expensive for upstream projects – NNPC chief

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mele Kyari, has disclosed that Nigeria remains one of the most expensive countries in the world for petroleum upstream projects.
Samsung will reportedly discontinue its Galaxy Note phone line in 2021, according to Reuters, as the company contends with falling demand for pricey smartphones caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Samsung to ‘discontinue’ Galaxy Note line in 2021

Samsung will reportedly discontinue its Galaxy Note phone line in 2021, according to Reuters, as the company contends with falling demand for pricey smartphones caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

FCTA to spend N45 billion on 2021 national priority capital projects

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is to spend the sum of N45, 527, 118,338 (Forty Five Billion, Five Hundred and Twenty Seven Million, One Hundred and Eighteen Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty Eight Naira) for its 2021 National Priority Capital projects.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Iran confirms 2,368 new coronavirus cases, 204,952 in total

Iran‘s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 204,952 on Sunday after an overnight registration of 2,368 new infections, state-run IRNA news agency reported.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Iran reports 2,596 news coronavirus cases, 197,647 in total

Iran on Thursday reported 2,596 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 197,647, the state TV reported.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy takes over as Ireland manager

Mick McCarthy has been appointed Ireland manager but will be replaced by Stephen Kenny after the 2020 European Championship, local media in the UK reported on Saturday.

Brexit: IMF warns Britain’s economy would suffer ‘substantial costs’

Britain’s economy would suffer “substantial costs” should it leave the European Union in March with no divorce agreement, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday.
Archbishop Carlo Vigano

Archbishop asks Pope to resign, says corruption reaches the top

The archbishop who sparked a crisis in the Catholic Church by calling on Pope Francis to resign has denied he was motivated by personal vendetta and said he sought to show that corruption had reached the top levels of the Church hierarchy.
Sweet photos of baby Louis were released soon after he was born

Britain’s Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world’s Anglicans, will lead the service at the Chapel Royal with close friends and family in attendance.
London Metropolitan Police

British woman dies after exposure to nerve agent Novichok

British police say a woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in southern England has died.

UK introduces online divorces in England, Wales for first time

Authorities in UK for the first time have introduced online divorces in England, Wales.

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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.
Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.

U.N. Security Council due to meet on Myanmar crisis as protesters are again met...

Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi walks with Pope Francis upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport, in Baghdad, Iraq March 5, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS

Pope urges Iraqis to shun past violence and give peace a chance

Pope Francis, beginning the first trip by a pontiff to Iraq, made an impassioned call on Friday for an end to the militant violence and religious strife that has plagued the country for decades, saying peacemakers should finally be given a chance
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue kidnap victims, nab robbery suspect in Delta

Operatives of the Delta Police Command have rescued two kidnap victims who are members of a popular church in Delta from their abductors.
Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage in London on March 4, 2021. (Photo by NEIL HALL - POOL - AFP)

Tottenham skipper praises Dele Alli

It appeared the England international would move from the north London side during the January transfer window having beeb sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho, with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly keen to take Alli to Paris Saint-Germain on loan.

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The FCT Hospital Management Board (HMB) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has decried incessant attacks on health workers in its hospitals by relatives of patients.

FCTA decries assault on health workers by patients’ relatives

The FCT Hospital Management Board (HMB) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has decried incessant attacks on health workers in its hospitals by relatives of patients.
Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Northern elders: Nigerians have lost faith in federal government’s ability to tackle criminals

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has condemned the abduction of 317 school children in Zamfara state, regretting that in spite of assurances from the federal government that it will end banditry and kidnappings, the lives of Nigerians are becoming more endangered everyday.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

Amnesty International condemns Salihu Yakasai’s arrest

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the arrest of Salihu Tanko Yakasai, who was arrested hours after criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, over the rise in school kidnappings.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo government approves procurement of 20 vans to boost security

In a bid to further boost security in the state, the Government of Oyo State has approved the procurement of 20 units of JAC FRISON TX pick-up vans at the cost of N319 million.
FILE PHOTO: Workers in hazmat suits disinfect boxes of Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after unloading them from a Chinese military aircraft at Villamor Air Base in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Philippines receives first batch of coronavirus vaccine doses donated by China

The Philippines received on Sunday its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses in a shipment donated by China, a day before it was due to roll out a national inoculation campaign.