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FIFA have revealed the nominees for their The Best awards on Wednesday morning.

The Best FIFA Award nominees revealed

A ceremony on 17 December will see players and coaches from both the women’s game and the men’s game win the prizes up for grabs.
Folarin Balogun is delighted to make his Arsenal debut in the Gunners Europa League win over Dundalk on Thursday night.

Arsenal keen to keep Folarin Balogun amid Southampton, Brighton interest

Arsenal are making a new attempt to open contract talks with teenage star Folarin Balogun.
A Nigerian-American, Engineer Robert Sylvester Okojie, has been inducted into the United States of America’s National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Inventors Hall of Fame.

Nigerian emerges fourth Black to be inducted into US NASA’s Inventors Hall of Fame

A Nigerian-American, Engineer Robert Sylvester Okojie, has been inducted into the United States of America’s National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Inventors Hall of Fame.

Former governorship aspirant cautions Nigerian government against fuel price regulation

He said market forces should determine the appropriate price for petrol whenever the commodity is deregulated in line with the best practices so as to avoid further corruption in the oil sector.
Trump’s fans on Europe’s far right have gone online to take the soon to be former president’s side [Kacper Pempel-Reuters]

Europe far right backs Donald Trump, hopes for violence amid vote drama

“There is no question at all that these elections are rigged,” Mart Helme, of the far-right EKRE party and interior minister in Estonia’s coalition government, told a radio show on November 8, as he repeated the US president’s false claims of elections fraud.
Executive Director, African Network for the Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev David Ugolor, has said the controversial Water Resources Bill had nothing to do with tribe or religion.

ANEEJ: Nigeria to get fresh £60 million loot from UK

The Executive Director of African Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), David Ugolor, yesterday, said that the Nigerian government is set to receive a fresh whooping sum of £60 million from the United Kingdom as part of the money starched by the former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori.
The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, the umbrella body for the Engineering Profession in Nigeria, has conferred its prestigious distinguished fellowship on the Chief Executive Officer of ntel, Hon. Engr. Babatunde Omotoba, in attestation of his standing as a foremost practitioner among the cadre of engineers in Nigeria.

NSE confers fellowship on ntel boss

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, the umbrella body for the Engineering Profession in Nigeria, has conferred its prestigious distinguished fellowship on the Chief Executive Officer of ntel, Hon. Engr. Babatunde Omotoba, in attestation of his standing as a foremost practitioner among the cadre of engineers in Nigeria.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote urges private sector players to commit 1% of all profits to fund...

Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s biggest philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, has urged all operators in the private sector to commit one per cent of their profits to fund the health sector challenges in Nigeria, to enable the country tackle crisis like the coronavirus pandemic successfully.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: ASUU strike not only on IPPIS

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is not only on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), but also the 2009 collective bargaining agreement.
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 trains security personnel, others on work ethics, leadership

The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) on Monday commenced a four-day training for security agencies, corporate organisations, academia, research institutes and civil society on work ethics and adaptive leadership.
Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be “easy”, as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election.

US election: Donald Trump’s behaviour a boost to tyranny – Shehu Sani

Sani, a former member of the National Assembly from Kaduna State took to his verified Twitter account on Sunday to express the view. He said apart from lowering the global perception of the USA. as the flagship of democracy, Trump’s behaviour can increase tyranny in other parts of the world like Africa and Asia.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara governor mourns erudite scholar Prof Samuel Alao

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with the family of renowned mass communication teacher and former Vice-Chancellor of Adeleke University Prof. Samuel Ekundayo Alao who died on Saturday at the age of 73.
Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer alongside the presidential motorcade at Freedom Plaza near the White House in Washington, DC [Tom Brenner-Reuters]

Donald Trump greets crowd of supporters in US capital

Donald Trump has greeted hundreds of supporters in the United States capital on Saturday, as the president still refuses to concede defeat to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden following the November 3 election.
Democratic challenger Joe Biden, says it is not his place or incumbent President Donald Trump’s place to declare the winner of Tuesday election.

Joe Biden’s possible India links spark genealogical frenzy

Already bursting with pride at Kamala Harris’s ancestry, India has now started digging up potential local roots for US President-elect Joe Biden.
Mohammed Monguno

ONSA: Nigeria, USA to lead global coalition against ISIS

The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) says Nigeria and the United States of America are committed to lead global coalition against ISIS and other terrorist groups in the world.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF concerned about mental health of coronavirus survivors – Boss Mustapha

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has expressed concern over the mental state of survivors of COVID-19 in the country.
Sierra Leone

AFCONQ: Sierra Leone confident ahead of Nigeria double-header

Sierra Leone’s prodigal coach John Kiester, is exuding confidence in his side as he unveiled a list of 23 players, including 14 foreign-based ones, for the Leone Stars double header against Nigeria in the frame of Cameroon 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
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.

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Lagos by-elections: INEC cautions against vote buying, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
Napoli have officially renamed their stadium in memory of the late, great Diego Maradona. Originally named the Stadio San Paolo, after Saint Paul the Apostle, Napoli’s home stadium will henceforth be called the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Napoli stadium officially renamed ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’

As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese-french businessman Ziad Takieddine is accused of being an intermediary between former Libyan and French leaders.

Lebanon arrests businessman linked to former French president’s corruption case

Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.