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Joe Biden on Monday received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on camera, as part of an effort by the President-elect's incoming administration to reassure the country of the safety of the vaccines.

Joe Biden receives second dose of coronavirus vaccine on camera

Joe Biden on Monday received the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on camera, as part of an effort by the President-elect's incoming administration to reassure the country of the safety of the vaccines.
After he lost his reelection bid in November, Donald Trump immediately told allies he planned to run for president again in 2024, preparing to announce as soon as Inauguration Day.

More US lawmakers ask Donald Trump to resign after Capitol riot

Donald Trump faced fresh calls Sunday from some members of his own party to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol, as the threat builds for a historic second impeachment effort in his final 10 days in the White House.
US Vice-President Mike Pence has welcomed an effort by a group of senators to refuse to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election win.

Mike Pence to attend Joe Biden inauguration

Mike Pence will attend the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden, multiple media reports said Saturday, the vice president becoming the latest longtime loyalist to abandon an increasingly isolated President Donald Trump.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. REUTERS-Cheriss May-File Photo

NYT: Donald Trump ‘regrets’ video where he promised peaceful transfer of power

President Donald Trump expressed regret for a video he shared on Thursday, during which he condemned the riots at the US Capitol and promised a smooth transition of power, according to a report from The New York Times.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

Twitter ban: There’s conspiracy ‘to silence me’ – Donald Trump

However, Twitter said it had deleted the post, saying, “Using another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules. We have taken steps to enforce this with regard to recent Tweets from the @POTUS account.”
Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.

Twitter bans Donald Trump permanently

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement Friday morning.
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, has condemned the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters who claimed the presidential election was rigged.

US Capitol: ‘Rioting unacceptable’, ‘criminals’ will be prosecuted – US envoy

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, has condemned the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters who claimed the presidential election was rigged.
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, December 23, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Donald Trump considers pardoning himself, family members, close associates

US President Donald Trump has told advisers on several occasions since Election Day that he is considering giving himself a preemptive pardon and asked what the legal and political ramifications would be if did so, according to a report by the New York Times published Thursday.
United States Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger looks on as US President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 11, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser resigns after Capitol riot

President Donald Trump’s deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger resigned Wednesday afternoon in response to Trump’s reaction to a mob of his supporters breaching the US Capitol.
In the wake of an unprecedented mob attack on the Capitol building, Twitter has restricted a tweet from President Donald Trump, including its attached video. Users can no longer reply to, like, or retweet the post due to what Twitter is referring to as a “risk of violence.”

Donald Trump: There’ll be orderly transition on January 20

“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”
Konstantin Kosachyov, the chair of the Russian upper house’s foreign affairs committee, said the stunning events in the US capital showed that Washington had no right to lecture other countries on democracy.

American democracy ‘limping on both feet’ – Russian lawmaker

American democracy is “limping on both feet” after the storming of the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, a senior Russian lawmaker said Thursday.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

Woman shot dead in US Capitol was a veteran and Trump supporter

The only fatality tied to Wednesday’s unrest was the woman, reportedly a dedicated Donald Trump backer and air force veteran who was among a throng of supporters of the president that invaded the US legislature.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

US Democrat Senate wins push stocks higher despite Capitol chaos

Clean sweep by Democrats allows them to enact big-spending policies likely to benefit the economy, investors say.
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters react amidst a cloud of tear gas during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

British premier condemns scenes of violence in US

“Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power,” he wrote on Twitter.
In the wake of an unprecedented mob attack on the Capitol building, Twitter has restricted a tweet from President Donald Trump, including its attached video. Users can no longer reply to, like, or retweet the post due to what Twitter is referring to as a “risk of violence.”

Facebook removes Donald Trump video over US Capitol attack

As rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, Facebook removed a video from President Donald Trump responding to the violence. The decision came around an hour after the video was posted on the platform.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capital Building in Washington. [Joseph Prezioso-AFP] (AFP)

Joe Biden denounces Donald Trump’s mob at US Capitol

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden released dueling messages about the violent protesters that descended on the US Capitol Wednesday.
US lawmakers decried an attempted “coup” against the US government Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump smashed into the US Congress and shut down legislative sessions.

US lawmakers denounce ‘coup’ as Donald Trump supporters storm Congress

US lawmakers decried an attempted “coup” against the US government Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump smashed into the US Congress and shut down legislative sessions.
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US Capitol enters lockdown as Donald Trump supporters storm building

Pro-Trump protesters have stormed the US Capitol building, effectively halting a vote to certify the results of the 2020 election. The Capitol is currently on lockdown, and multiple adjacent buildings have been evacuated.
Military jets flew over US cities on Saturday to salute frontline workers in the country with the highest coronavirus caseload and death toll in the world.1

US military jets salute frontline workers — in pictures

Military jets flew over US cities on Saturday to salute frontline workers in the country with the highest coronavirus caseload and death toll in the world.
An Ohio man who allegedly told Capitol Police he was proud of a Facebook post suggesting Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested at his Toledo residence Thursday.

Ohio man arrested on gun charges over Facebook post

An Ohio man who allegedly told Capitol Police he was proud of a Facebook post suggesting Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested at his Toledo residence Thursday.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown, still no $5.7 billion for Trump wall

U.S. lawmakers on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did not contain the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall.
US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown.

Donald Trump cancels US delegation’s Davos trip to World Economic Forum

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown.

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Minister: Nigerian government to attract private investment in livestock production

The Federal Government says it will encourage private investment in the livestock sector to curb banditry, cattle rustling and farmers-herdsmen clashes.
Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague are 90 minutes away from reaching the semi-final of the last four of the UEFA Europa League after holding Arsenal to a 1-1 draw last week at the Emirates.

Peter Olayinka replies fan over racist tag on club teammate Ondrej Kudela

Super Eagles forward Peter Olayinka has revealed that he won’t be too quick to condemn his Slavia Prague teammate, Ondrej Kudela, over his alleged racial comments.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Family announces funeral rites for late Yinka Odumakin

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of the late Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, has released the official funeral arrangements for the deceased.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Anambra State Command, Mr. Monday Bala Kuryas, has visited Omor community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state on a fact-finding mission over the recent kidnap of five persons by gunmen.

Anambra CP orders refund of N500K extorted from victim by police

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Kuryas has ordered his men to refund the sum of N500000 they extorted from a victim and vowed to prosecute those involved.

Enugu governor’s aide condemns attack on police division, killing of two policemen

The Special Adviser to the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Inter-party affairs, Hon. Jonathan Chukwuma, has condemned the attack on Enugu police divisionby unknown gunmen.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he substituted Mohamed Salah in the loss to Chelsea as he felt the Egyptian “suffered a bit” with fatigue.

Mo Salah unhappy with Liverpool contract situation

Mohamed Salah is reportedly becoming increasingly concerned by Liverpool’s attitude towards a potential new contract at the club.
FILE PHOTO - A farmer carries a sack of grass as he walks near the fenced border between India-Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu March 1, 2019. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi-File Photo

UAE is mediating between India and Pakistan – diplomat

The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a “healthy and functional” relationship
FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan delivers remarks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

White House: No guarantees about Afghanistan’s future post-pullout

No one can offer guarantees about Afghanistan’s future after U.S. troops leave, a top White House official said on Sunday, even as he stressed the United States would stay focused on terrorist threats emanating from the country.
Florentino Perez and Andrea Agnelli, presidents of Real Madrid and Juventus respectively, are the architects of the European Super League according to Diario AS.

Judge prohibits UEFA, FIFA and domestic leagues from taking action against the Super League

The 17th Mercantile Court of Madrid has this Tuesday adopted precautionary measures against any body who will look to prevent the launch of the Super League according to Mundo Deportivo. The court has taken this decision to prohibit FIFA, UEFA and each of the three leagues involved in the controversial project from adopting any measure that prohibits, restricts, limits or conditions, in any way, the start-up of the Super League.
Bejing will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to authorities on Monday.

China to announce name of its first Mars rover

China will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).