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Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.

FUTA lecturer wins AU scientific award

Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape of Physics Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged one of the winners of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence, AUKNASE 2020.
With teachers, bureaucrats and air traffic controllers among the government employees walking off the job to demand an end to junta rule, the country’s new military leader Min Aung Hlaing told striking workers to return to work.

Myanmar junta says 23,000 inmates freed as protests continue

Myanmar’s military regime braced for a seventh straight day of street protests on Friday after Washington announced sanctions on leaders of the coup that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.g
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Former Republican officials in talks to form ‘anti-Trump’ third party

Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters.

UN: North Korea pushing ahead with nuclear development

North Korea is pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons programme in spite of international sanctions, according to an internal UN report.
Brokerage Public.com said on Monday it would no longer route orders to market makers to execute trades and instead send them directly to exchanges, in an attempt to remove a potential conflict of interest with its customers.

Brokerage Public.com to halt controversial order flow practice

Brokerage Public.com said on Monday it would no longer route orders to market makers to execute trades and instead send them directly to exchanges, in an attempt to remove a potential conflict of interest with its customers.
FILE PHOTO - A GameStop store is seen in New York, U.S., January 27, 2021. REUTERS-Nick Zieminski-File Photo

IG Group restricts trading on GameStop and AMC due to ‘extreme volatility’

Online trading platform IG Group Holdings Plc said on Saturday it will restrict any new positions on GameStop Corp and AMC Entertainment due to “extreme volatility” in the market.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Amazon sues EU antitrust regulators for letting Italian case go ahead

Amazon is suing EU antitrust regulators for allowing the Italian competition watchdog to pursue its own case against the U.S. online retail giant over the way it selects sellers, arguing that this should be wrapped into an EU investigation.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks during a televised speech on the current economic and health crises at The Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 14, 2021. REUTERS-Tom Brenner

EU calls on Joe Biden to take global leadership on coronavirus

The world needs American leadership in the battle against COVID-19, the EU’s top diplomat said, urging President-elect Joe Biden to step up after the Trump administration was widely criticised for its slow response to the pandemic.
The United States (U.S.) reported more than 4,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in one day for the first time on Thursday, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients.

US reports over 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

The United States (U.S.) reported more than 4,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in one day for the first time on Thursday, as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients.
Gail Halvorsen, the U.S. pilot who was known and loved by German children in the late 1940s as the Candy Bomber, has mostly recovered from the coronavirus, his daughter said.

100-year-old Berlin Candy Bomber beats back coronavirus infection

Gail Halvorsen, the U.S. pilot who was known and loved by German children in the late 1940s as the Candy Bomber, has mostly recovered from the coronavirus, his daughter said.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol where Congress will meet to certify the electoral college vote for President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Mike Theiler

Donald Trump allies in Congress to challenge his loss to Joe Biden

A band of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies planned a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to undo his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, a bid almost certain to fail that comes on the same day their party is poised to lose its majority in the Senate.
IBM

IBM: Most companies not prepared for digital transformation

For all the hype around the push for cloud computing and data-driven strategies, many large and mid-sized companies are still struggling to make the transition to new digital tools.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.

Joe Biden accuses Donald Trump of damaging critical security agencies

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks back to her office after opening the House floor following an agreement of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid package the night before on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., U.S., December 21, 2020. REUTERS

U.S. Congress ready to pass $900 billion coronavirus aid bill

The U.S. Congress on Monday was scrambling to pass a $900 billion coronavirus aid package meant to stimulate a pandemic-hit economy, following seven months of partisan bickering over the measure’s contents.
The United States (U.S.) on Thursday condemned the abduction of hundreds of children by gunmen from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, on Dec. 11 and urged the government to hold those responsible accountable ”to the full extent of the law”.

US urges Nigeria to hold kidnappers of Kankara schoolboys accountable

The United States (U.S.) on Thursday condemned the abduction of hundreds of children by gunmen from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, on Dec. 11 and urged the government to hold those responsible accountable ”to the full extent of the law”.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government begins review of labour laws – minister

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, says the Federal Government has commenced the review of the nation’s Labour Laws to meet what obtains globally.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr attend the 38th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS-Carlos Barria

U.S. attorney general steps down as Donald Trump election defeat confirmed

Barr, who had angered Trump by not supporting his incorrect claims that the Nov. 3 election result had been tainted by widespread fraud, said he would leave office on Dec. 23, a little less than a month before Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20.
US President Donald Trump, on Monday, alleged that some poll watchers were thrown out of vote counting rooms in most states which led to the victory of Joe Biden.

Donald Trump revives threat to veto defense bill, teeing up battle with lawmakers

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday repeated his threat to veto a massive defense spending bill, setting the stage for a major battle with U.S. lawmakers at a time when they are racing to hammer out a compromise on more coronavirus relief.
“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Police arrest two over kidnap of American national

The Police say they have arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap of an American, Mr. Philip Walton, who was rescued on Oct. 31 in Sokoto State by the U.S. Special Forces.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwait's Foreign Minister in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb-Pool via REUTERS

U.S. nears sale of four sophisticated drones to Morocco – sources

The United States is negotiating the sale of at least four sophisticated large aerial drones to Morocco, according to three U.S. sources familiar with the negotiations, and is expected to discuss the deal with members of Congress in the coming days.
The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Wan Kuok Koi, a leader of China’s 14K Triad organized crime group, and three entities “owned or controlled” by him, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.

U.S. blacklists Chinese crime boss, others in anti-corruption sanctions

The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Wan Kuok Koi, a leader of China’s 14K Triad organized crime group, and three entities “owned or controlled” by him, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.
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.

Nigeria rejects U.S. listing on religious rights violation

The Nigerian government has rejected the country’s listing by the United States amongst Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) guilty of “egregious violations of religious freedom.”

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

2023: ‘Atiku for Nigeria’ inaugurated in Enugu

A group made up of loyalists, supporters and associates of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has launched a group tagged ‘Atiku For Nigeria’ as a platform for selling the candidacy of Adamawa born politician to Nigerians as suitable person as their next president ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has rejected the proposed scrapping of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), asserting that it fosters national unity.

IPMAN rejects scrapping of Petroleum Equalisation Fund

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has rejected the proposed scrapping of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), asserting that it fosters national unity.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria’s electoral processes fraudulent

Renowned Political Economist, Professor Patrick Utomi has again cast aspersions on the current Nigeria’s political processes, arguing that it cannot produce credible political office holders.
The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) says that its Harmonized Bill is an improved tool of collection of all revenue due for payment from taxpayers across the State.

Kwara IRS explains harmonized bill on tax collection

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) says that its Harmonized Bill is an improved tool of collection of all revenue due for payment from taxpayers across the State.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Sierra Leone receives first doses of Covax vaccines

The first batch of 96,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in Sierra Leone under the Covax initiative.

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Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court jails two ‘whistle blowers’ in Port Harcourt

Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers: Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving misleading and false information.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab ‘one chance robbers’ in Abuja, recover exhibits

The FCT Police Command has arrested four (4) suspects for one chance robbery along Kubwa Express and Jahi axis.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO: Global food prices rise for nine straight month in February

Global food prices rose for the ninth conservative month in February, led by sugar and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor promises more dividends of democracy during second term

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says he will give more dividends of democracy to the people of the state during his second term in office.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps to probe ‘missing’ 5.2 million barrels of crude oil

The House of Representatives has directed its committee on petroleum to investigate the alleged missing 5.2 million barrels of crude oil allocated to local refineries under the Direct Sales Direct Purchase (DSDP).