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Indonesia rejected this year a proposal by the United States to allow its P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance planes to land and refuel there, according to four senior Indonesian officials familiar with the matter.

Indonesia rejected US request to host spy planes

Officials tell Reuters Indonesia turned down a US request to allow its P-8 Poseidon planes to land and refuel there.

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Former Ekiti governor urges women to keep hope alive

Former Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti has urged women in the country to remain resilient and keep hope alive.

Segun Oni condemns killing of farmers in Ekiti

He said the recent killing of the farmers had not only created palpable fears among the farmers but lowered their morale and the attendant consequence of food shortages and socio-economic dislocation.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,244 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 101,331.

Nigeria records 371 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 371 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 158,906.

NDIC: Banks lose over N5 billion to fraudsters in 9 months

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has stated that it is in collaboration with sister agencies in law enforcement to curtail cybercrimes especially in the financial system.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister blames declining non-oil exports on lack of extension support

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sabo Nanono, yesterday lamented that lack of extension workers to guide exporters has cost the country massive opportunities in its agricultural exports drive.

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FILE PHOTO - The headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland March 3, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

UN: China extends lead over US in global patents filings

China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world in 2020 for the second consecutive year and extended its lead over No. 2 filer the United States, the U.N. patent agency said on Tuesday
FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Lobbyist says Myanmar junta wants to improve relations with the West, spurn China

An Israeli-Canadian lobbyist hired by Myanmar’s junta said on Saturday that the generals are keen to leave politics after their coup and seek to improve relations with the United States and distance themselves from China.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Manchester United boss not ready to release players for Internationals

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it “doesn’t make sense” for his players to travel for international duty later this month if they have to quarantine on their return and miss games as a result.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle in a conversation with US television host Oprah Winfrey. The couple's interview with Winfrey was broadcast late on Sunday in the US [Joe Pugliese-Harpo Productions via AFP]

Prince Harry: No one from family has apologised for lack of support

Prince Harry says no one from the royal family has apologised to him and Meghan after they revealed they needed to leave due to a lack of support.
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.