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African envoys went to Ethiopia to plead for peace on Wednesday, hours before an ultimatum was to expire for Tigrayan forces to surrender or face an assault on the northern region’s capital that rights groups fear could bring huge civilian casualties.
The number of coronavirus infections worldwide has hit 60 million, nearly a year since the highly infectious disease began spreading around the globe.
As part of efforts to checkmate the raging instances of crime and criminalities in Edo state, the Nigerian Army has begun Operation Crocodile Smile VI combing criminal hideouts and arresting suspects, and recovering arms and ammunition.
The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria has warned foreign exchange speculators pushing the naira to forceful depreciation through their illegal activities.
Ethiopia's military on Sunday threatened an all-out assault on Mekele, capital of the dissident Tigray region and seat of the local government it is seeking to dislodge, warning civilians to flee while they still can.
The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has raised concerns over the growing rate of youth unemployment in the country, warning that it is a time bomb capable of devastating the future of the nation if not immediately tackled.
France will start easing coronavirus lockdown rules in coming weeks, carrying out the process in three stages so as to avoid a new flareup in the pandemic, the government said on Sunday.
The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a “massive fraud” at the polls.
A World Bank affiliated group may scuttle Nigeria’s bid to successfully prosecute illicit funds associated with the controversial OPL 245, a coalition of international anti-corruption groups has said.
United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Delta State Government has on Saturday issued a warning to the State Chapter of Tricycle/Motorcycle Association.
A Public Health Consultant, Dr Claribel Abam, has cautioned geriatrics (the elderly) against embarking on prolonged fasting, which may impact negatively on their body organs.
Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Friday, inaugurates a new motor park, at the popular Prof. Kenneth Dike quarters, located near Eke-Awka market, Awka, the state capital, to tackle challenges of traffic gridlocks on some roads including Zik avenue and to improved the Internal Generated revenue for the state.
Mr Francis Nwosu, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Press Council, says individuals or groups embraced fake news to ”deceive the public, cause ill feelings, influence views, push political agendas and cause disaffection”, warning media practitioners to desist from spreading fake news capable of threatening and jeopardizing the foundations of Nigeria’s democracy..
Eddie Hearn, the English sports promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is out with a warning for Joshua’s mandatory challenger. He said Joshua, whom he calls AJ, is looking “sensational” in the final weeks of training camp as he prepares to “absolutely destroy” Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev.
Following the speculations linking Samuel Chukwueze with a transfer in the summer, Villarreal FC coach Unai Emery has disclosed that the forward will continue his development at the club.
Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January.
A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
The 2nd Vice president of the NFF who doubles as the chairman of LMC, Mallon Shehu Dikko has stated that the Nff are still committed to supporting the Nigeria women football league.
The Akwa Ibom State government has lifted the curfew imposed on the state in the wake violent protests, saying the discontinuation directive is to take immediate effect.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, the umbrella body of all editors in Nigeria, will hold this year’s edition of its annual flagship conference, the All Nigeria Editors Conference, ANEC, on Thursday, November 26, 2020.
In July, an inter-ministerial committee on eradication of sexual and gender-based violence was set up in response to cases of sexual and gender-based violence in the country arising from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The Senate had also approved the sexual harassment bill in furtherance of the legislative agenda to protect women’s rights.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the Premier League’s top six could be left without 11 fit players unless changes are made to protect the welfare of stretched squads.