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  • 3 hours Bandits Kill Victim Two Weeks After Abduction In Kaduna ChannelsTv
    Sani Khalil was abducted by bandits in Kaduna on November 20, 2020, and killed two weeks later.   Bandits have killed one of their victims, Sani Khalil, two weeks after he was abducted from the Rigasa area of Kaduna State. Khalil has been in the custody of the kidnappers since November 20, when he was abducted along with his friends while they were returning from a journey. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday. He explained that the victim was abducted along the ... more
  • 4 hours Makinde Mourns As Businessman Harry Akande Dies At 77 ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.   Prominent businessman, Chief Harry Akande, is dead. Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, confirmed the news via a press statement on Saturday. The former presidential aspirant was 77. Akande, who was the Agba Oye of Ibadanland, reportedly died after a brief illness in the early hours of Saturday. Makinde described the late Akande as a great loss to Oyo State and Nigeria. According to Makinde, Akande’s fame as a businessman and his decision to join Nigerian politics to make a difference were classic, adding that his conduct ... more
  • 4 hours Global News In Pictures: 27 November – 3 December 2020 ChannelsTv |World
    Here is a selection of the week’s powerful photos from across the world:  
    Relatives mourn during the funeral of Palestinian teenager Ali Abu Alia in the village of Mughayir near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on December 5, 2020. – The Palestinian teenager was killed in clashes with the Israeli army on the sidelines of a protest in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI)    
    Members of the French Brigade of repression of violent action BRAV police are surrounded by a fire during ... more
  • 5 hours Bandits Attack Kasuwan Magani Town, Shoot Fulani Leader In Kaduna ChannelsTv
    Residents gather at the scene of an attack by bandits in Kaduna State on December 4, 2020.   Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Kasuwan Magani town in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. During the incident which occurred on Friday night, the assailants shot the leader of Fulani Ardos in the state. The armed men were said to have invaded the community in their large numbers and went straight to the residence of the Fulani leader, Ardo Ahmadu Suleiman.
    A photo of the mosque where the Fulani leader in ... more
  • 5 hours Nigeria Submits Ratified AfCFTA Agreement To AU ChannelsTv
    Head of the Nigerian Mission to the African Union, Amb. Richard Adejola (L) deposited the Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA with the African Union legal depository on December 5, 2020.   Nigeria has deposited a ratified document of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA with the African Union legal depository, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Saturday. The African Continental Free Trade Area, created in 2018, seeks to accelerate intra-African trade and boost Africa’s trading position in the global market. READ ALSO: One Killed, Several Injured As Farmers And Herders Clash In ... more
  • 5 hours Cross River North: Ayade Impressed With Voter Turnout At Polling Units ChannelsTv |Politics
    Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, addresses reporters after casting his vote in Obudu Local Government Area on December 5, 2020.   Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has commended residents for showing up at their respective polling centres in the Cross River North senatorial district bye-election in Cross River. He stated this on Saturday shortly after casting his vote at Ward 004 in Ikpong in Obudu Local Government Area of the state. Governor Ayade who is confident that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the election believes his political structure guarantees success for the ... more
  • 7 hours Violence Breaks Out In Paris As Protest Against New Security Law Continues ChannelsTv |World
    A “Yellow Vest” (Gilet Jaune) anti-government protestor kneels raising his fist as he poses with a sign reading ‘Living, Yes! Surviving, No!’ near burning cars during a demonstration for ‘social rights’ and against the ‘global security’ draft law in Paris, on December 5, 2020. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP   Violence erupted in Paris on Saturday for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law, with demonstrators clashing with police, vehicles set alight and shop windows smashed. The weekly nationwide protests are becoming a major headache for President Emmanuel Macron’s government, with ... more
  • 8 hours Trump Orders US Troops Removal From Somalia ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo taken on November 28, 2008, US Army soldiers from 1-506 Infantry Division set out on a patrol in Paktika province, situated along the Afghan-Pakistan border. DAVID FURST / AFP   President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US military and security personnel from Somalia, where they have been conducting operations against the Al-Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said Friday. After ordering major troop reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan recently, Trump’s new move reflects his drive to disengage US forces from what he calls endless wars abroad, making good on a campaign ... more
  • 9 hours Zimbabwe Opposition VP Released On Bail After Assault Charge ChannelsTv |World
    Photo Credit: allAfrica.com   Zimbabwean police briefly detained a former finance minister and top opposition official late Friday on a charge of assaulting a Russian national last month, his party’s spokeswoman said Saturday. Tendai Biti, 53, was freed on $10,000 bail after a night behind bars, after having been charged with assault. Provincial head magistrate in Harare, Vongai Muchuchuti, set his case to January 18 for trial. The charge against Biti, a lawmaker who is vice-president of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, arise out of an alleged incident following November ... more
  • 10 hours Police Arrest Suspected Killer Of Lecturer In Benue ChannelsTv
      The Police in Benue State have arrested a suspected killer of a lecturer in the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, the Benue State capital. According to a statement of by Police Public Relations Officer, Commissioner of Police, of the state Police Command, (Dsp.) Anene Sewuese Catherine on Saturday, the suspect was arrested in Abuja where he went to sell the car of the deceased. The lecturer, Dr. Karl Kwaghger, was said to have been found in a pool of blood at J.S. Tarka Foundation, at about 21:20pm on November 28. After receiving the information, police officers were ... more
  • 10 hours Military Officer Elected Head Of Mali’s Interim Legislature ChannelsTv |World
    FILES) In this file photo taken on September 5, 2020 Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw speaks during the opening of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali, in Bamako. MICHELE CATTANI / AFP   Mali’s interim legislature on Saturday elected Colonel Malick Diaw, a member of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August, as its president.  The 121-seat body known as the National Transition Council was meeting for its inaugural session in the ... more
  • 10 hours One Killed, Several Injured As Farmers And Herders Clash In Yobe ChannelsTv
      One person has been killed while many have sustained injuries as result of a clash between crop farmers and herders at Garin Mallam in Jakusko local government council of Yobe State. Although Police authorities in the state are yet to confirm the incident, an eyewitness, Musa Amshi, told Channels Television that the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday. According to him, “the incident started when a Fulani herder forcefully encroached into farmland that was yet to be harvested. “The matter was reported to local vigilantes who on arrival at the scene began exchanging shootings with ... more
  • 10 hours US Judge Orders Trump Administration To Restore ‘Dreamer’ Immigration Program ChannelsTv |World
    File photo: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event about citizens positively impacted by law enforcement, in the East Room of the White House on July 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. The president highlighted life-saving actions by law enforcement officers and cited these examples as a potential negative effect that defunding the police would have on the lives of Americans. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP   A US judge ordered the Trump administration Friday to fully reinstate a program that protects from deportation immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. The administration must allow newly ... more
  • 12 hours French Ex-president Giscard Laid To Rest In Low-Key Ceremony ChannelsTv |World
    Pallbearers carry the coffin of late former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing to Saint Hilaire church during a funeral ceremony on December 5, 2020 in Authon. Valery Giscard d’Estaing died from Covid-19 aged 94, surrounded by his family on December 2 at the family estate. Giscard governed for a single seven-year term from 1974 to 1981.DAMIEN MEYER / AFP   France’s former president Valery Giscard d’Estaing, credited with leading social and technological reform of the country and placing it at the heart of Europe, was laid to rest Saturday in a low-key funeral attended only by ... more
  • 13 hours Moscow Begins Inoculating Vulnerable Workers Against COVID-19 ChannelsTv |World
    A nurse proceeds to vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine at a clinic in Moscow on December 5, 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP   Moscow on Saturday began vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city.  Health officials said they had opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centres in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers. “Citizens from the main risk groups who in connection with their professional activities come into ... more
  • 14 hours Iran Court To Retry Three Sentenced To Death Over Protests ChannelsTv |World
    A file photo of a court gavel.   Iran’s supreme court said Saturday it will review the cases of three young men sentenced to death over links to deadly November 2019 protests after a request from their lawyers. Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced, calling for a halt for executions in Iran, with the United Nations and European countries reaffirming their opposition to the death sentence. In July, Iran’s judiciary halted the death sentences against the three a week after they were upheld by a tribunal over evidence the judiciary said was ... more
  • 15 hours Kuwait Holds Parliamentary Election Under Shadow Of COVID-19 ChannelsTv |World
    A Kuwaiti woman, wearing a protective mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic, casts her ballot at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kuwait City on December 5, 2020.Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP   Kuwaitis went to the polls on Saturday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by Covid-19, with facilities laid on for citizens infected with the disease to vote in special polling stations. The oil-rich emirate has enforced some of the strictest regulations in the Gulf to combat the spread of the virus, imposing a months-long lockdown earlier this year. While some of those curbs have been ... more
  • 15 hours INEC Conducts Bye-Elections In Lagos, 10 Other States ChannelsTv |Politics
        Bye-elections are currently holding in 11 states across the country, covering six senatorial districts and nine state constituencies. While Lagos and Cross River are the only states where both senatorial and state assembly elections are being conducted, the other nine states are either holding senatorial or assembly elections. INEC had postponed the elections earlier scheduled for October 31, following the #EndSARS protests and other security and environmental challenges. In Lagos, about 1.1 million registered voters spread across 71 wards, 1,928 polling units and 188 voting points are set to cast their vote in the east senatorial ... more
  • 16 hours WHO Warns COVID-19 Crisis Not Over As Vaccine Rollout Approaches ChannelsTv |World
    This picture taken on April 24, 2020 shows a sign of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva next to their headquarters, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus.Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP   The World Health Organization has warned that vaccines will be no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis as nations gear up for a massive rollout to tackle surging infections. The word of caution comes as the United States clocked a record number of Covid-19 cases for a second day in a row, with the country preparing for what US President-elect Joe ... more
  • 16 hours Recession: Ortom Reads Riot Act To LG Chairmen Over Financial Impropriety ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom   The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has charged the 23 elected local government chairmen on transparent utilization of funds in order to improve on their Internally Generated Revenue to cope with the challenges brought by the economic recession. Governor Ortom gave the charge on at a two-day management training on technical and administrative competence in the state. He urged them to live above board, noting that a single act of financial indiscretion could lead to difficult times for the people whose safety and welfare is ... more
  • 18 hours 18 Chinese Miners Killed In Underground Gas Leak ChannelsTv |World
        Eighteen miners were confirmed dead on Saturday after a carbon monoxide leak at a coal mine in southwestern China, state media reported, with rescue efforts underway to reach five others still trapped underground. Twenty-four miners were caught up in the accident at the Diaoshuidong mine in the city of Chongqing after the gas leak occurred on Friday, state broadcaster CCTV reported. As of Saturday morning, one survivor and 18 victims had been found, said CCTV, citing the local emergency rescue command headquarters. The accident occurred while workers were dismantling underground mining equipment, CCTV reported. The mine ... more
  • 18 hours Agreement Between TikTok, US Stalls Over Sale As Deadline Nears ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo illustration taken on August 03, 2020, the social media application logo, TikTok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on an US flag as the background in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier DOULIERY / AFP   Short-form video app TikTok and the Trump administration remained at odds over the sale of the company’s US operations late Friday as a deadline loomed, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Committee on Foreign Investment had given TikTok parent ByteDance, based in China, until midnight to come up with an acceptable deal to put ... more
  • 1 day 2023 Presidency: ‘It Is Too Early,’ Jonathan Reacts To Rumoured Ambition ChannelsTv |Politics
    Former President Goodluck Jonathan addressing reporters in Abuja on December 4, 2020.   Former President Goodluck Jonathan seems to be undecided yet about returning to office in 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second term. Speculations that the former president may take over power from President Buhari, who succeeded him in 2015, may not end soon as Dr Jonathan could not give a definite position on his rumoured ambition. He had a brief session with reporters on Friday after attending an event organised by the Commonwealth Community Choir in Abuja, the nation’s capital. When asked ... more
  • 1 day Johnson, EU Chief To Hold Emergency Meeting As Brexit Talks Stall ChannelsTv |World
    Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a news conference addressing the government’s response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London on March 12, 2020.  SIMON DAWSON / POOL / AFP   British and European negotiators broke off their talks on a post-Brexit trade deal without agreement Friday and handed off the task of clearing the logjam to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen. The leaders will hold a telephone call on Saturday after their envoys Michel Barnier and David Frost broke up after an arduous ... more
  • 1 day Bangladesh Ships 1,600 Rohingya To Controversial Island ChannelsTv |World
    Rohingya refugees disembark from a Bangladesh Navy ship to the island of Bashar Char in Noakhali on December 4, 2020. Stringer / AFP   Bangladesh transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island on Friday in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people. Almost a million Rohingya — most of whom fled a military offensive in neighbouring Myanmar three years ago — live in squalid camps in southeastern Bangladesh. Any return to Myanmar appears unlikely for now. Dhaka wants to move 100,000 of the refugees to Bhashan Char, a silt ... more
  • 1 day US Lawmakers Back Decriminalisation Of Cannabis ChannelsTv |World
    iew of a Cannabis plant at the house of Valeria Rivera -a member of the self-managing NGO “Mama cultiva” (Mom grows)- in Buenos Aires on November 19, 2020. JUAN MABROMATA / AFP   US House legislators voted for the first time Friday to decriminalize cannabis, a major step towards bringing federal laws in line with states and other countries that have freed up use of the drug. The House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, easily passed the bill by 228 votes to 164. It stands little chance however in the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans. ... more
  • 1 day Ishaku Presents Over N168bn 2021 Budget To Taraba Assembly ChannelsTv |Biz
    Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, presents the 2021 budget proposal to members of the State House of Assembly on December 4, 2020.   Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has presented a budget estimate of over N168 billion to the State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year. The proposal tagged Budget of Restoration and Stabilisation was N47 billion lower than that of the 2020 approved budget which was over N215 billion. Presenting the budget to the lawmakers on Friday in Jalingo, the governor explained that the preparation was guided by the micro-economic variables as determined ... more
  • 1 day Ishaku Presents Over N168bn 2021 Budget To Taraba Assembly ChannelsTv |Politics
    Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, presents the 2021 budget proposal to members of the State House of Assembly on December 4, 2020.   Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has presented a budget estimate of over N168 billion to the State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year. The proposal tagged Budget of Restoration and Stabilisation was N47 billion lower than that of the 2020 approved budget which was over N215 billion. Presenting the budget to the lawmakers on Friday in Jalingo, the governor explained that the preparation was guided by the micro-economic variables as determined ... more
  • 1 day Boy Survives Fall From 19th Floor ChannelsTv |World
    PHOTO USED TO ILLUSTRATE STORY: The building where a helicopter crash-landed on top is seen in midtown Manhattan in New York on June 10, 2019. Johannes EISELE / AFP   A 15-year-old Czech boy on Friday survived a fall from the 19th floor of a block of flats in Prague, police, rescuers and media said. Czech media said the boy was lucky his fall was broken by the roof over the building’s entrance. “We were called following the fall of a person most probably from the 19th floor,” Prague police spokeswoman Eva Kropacova told AFP. READ ... more
  • 1 day Buhari Mourns Ex-Defence Minister, Domkat Bali ChannelsTv
    A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.   President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commiserated with the people and government of Plateau State over the passing of highly-decorated retired military officer and former Minister of Defence, Gen. Domkat Bali. The President’s condolence was contained in a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu. According to the statement, Buhari spoke with the deceased’s wife, Esther on Friday. READ ALSO: Buhari Appoints New NAPTIP DG “President Buhari believes the records of bravery and patriotism of Gen. Bali, the Ponzhi Tarok, will continue to inspire young military officers, while the foundation ... more
  • 1 day China Plants Flag On The Moon ChannelsTv |World
    This picture taken and released on December 4, 2020, by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS shows a Chinese national flag unfurled from the Chang’e-5 lunar probe. China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS / AFP   A Chinese flag has been planted on the moon after the country completed a space probe to the surface of the Moon, an ambitious effort to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades. Beijing is looking to catch up with the US and Russia after taking decades to match its rivals’ achievements and has poured ... more
  • 1 day Plateau Weeps As Ex-Defence Minister, Domkat Bali, Dies At 80 ChannelsTv
    Plateau is the twelfth-largest state in Nigeria.   A former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Bali has died at 80. The news was announced on Friday by the Plateau State Government via a press statement. Governor Simon Lalong says Plateau State and the nation has lost one of its patriotic and loyal sons, former Minister of Defence Gen. Domkat Bali who died at the age of 80. Governor Lalong, according to the statement, said the passing of the retired military General is a great loss to the country considering the fact that he was one of ... more
  • 1 day U.S. Universities Offer Full Scholarships To 19 Nigerian Students ChannelsTv
    An image of the U.S. flag.   Nineteen high-achieving, low-income students from southern Nigeria have received full scholarships totaling $2.17 million to attend American universities and colleges for the 2020/2021 academic session, a statement from the US consulate said on Friday. This feat was made possible through the Opportunity Funds Program of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, with support from Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited. During a reception held in Lagos in honor of the U.S. bound students, United States Consul General Claire Pierangelo congratulated each of them on their successes. She urged the scholars to ... more
  • 1 day Napoli Renames Stadium After Maradona ChannelsTv |Sports
    In this file photo taken on November 26, 2020 An homage to late Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona is displayed on a board (L) and on screen (Top L) prior to the UEFA Europe League Group F football match Napoli vs Rijeka on November 26, 2020 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP   Napoli’s stadium has been renamed after Diego Maradona in memory of the late Argentine who led the club to two Italian league titles, Naples town hall said Friday. The city authorities and the club’s president had proposed renaming ... more
  • 1 day Polaris Bank Introduces Target Savings Account, Encourages Savings Culture In Nigerians ChannelsTv
          Polaris Bank has launched ‘Polaris Target Savings Account’ to help Nigerians imbibe healthy savings culture as a means of building a strong financial base. The Bank in a statement released at the weekend quoting its Group Head, Products & Market Development, Mrs. Adebimpe Ihekuna said “The savings culture is gradually going into extinction as people generally spend more than they save, hence the launch of the target savings account to help Nigerians save for a better tomorrow. “We recognize that there is never going to be enough money to save. That is what one must ... more
  • 1 day Customs Officer Missing After Attack On Patrol Team In Ogun ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Customs operatives.   The Ogun 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has declared one of its drivers missing after an attack during a routine mobile patrol along Olorunlere village, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state, after some vehicles allegedly conveying banned imported rice were intercepted. In a press statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Hammed Bukoye Oloyede, the driver, Taiwo Odeyemi was missing and has not been found while investigations have been launched to ascertain his whereabouts. “On Thursday, 3rd of December, 2020 at ... more
  • 1 day Gbajabiamila Wants Law Prohibiting Discrimination Against Disabled Persons Implemented ChannelsTv
    (FILE) Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaks during a meeting in Abuja on February 5, 2020.   The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for the full implementation of the Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2019. The Speaker said the full implementation of the law could address issues of discrimination, empowerment and equal opportunity for Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWSs) in Nigeria. Gbajabiamila, who was represented by the Chairman of the newly-created House Committee on Disabilities, Rep. Miriam Onuoha, spoke on Friday during the celebration of ... more
  • 1 day Maryam Sanda Heads To Supreme Court After Appeal Court Upholds Death Sentence ChannelsTv
    (FILE) Maryam Sanda weeps at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja on January 27, 2020. Photos: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.   Maryam Sanda, the woman sentenced to death for killing her husband, plans to file an appeal at the Supreme Court in a bid to overturn the judgements of the lower courts. Her counsel and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Joe Gadzama, disclosed this to reporters on Friday in Abuja. This followed the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Abuja which upheld the verdict of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High ... more
  • 1 day Alleged N2.2bn Fraud: Court Allows Fayose To Travel For Medical Treatment ChannelsTv
    Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose   The Federal High Court in Lagos has allowed the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who is being tried for alleged N2.2bn fraud, to embark on a foreign medical trip. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted an application brought by his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), seeking the leave of the court to be allowed to travel. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, through its lawyer Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), did not oppose the application. Justice Aneke has adjourned further hearing in the case till January 22, 2021. The EFCC is prosecuting ... more
  • 1 day Sanwo-Olu Restates Commitment To Delivery Of THEMES Agenda ChannelsTv |Biz
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu attends the Eko Educators Webinar Performance Series 3.3 hosted by the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission. Sept 8.   The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated the commitment of his administration to delivering on the T.H.E.M.E.S strategic development agenda, adding that doing so within the framework of the Circular Economy requires innovative thinking and implementation, as well as adequate financing and investment. Sanwo-Olu stated this in his keynote address delivered at the virtual Lagos State Roundtable on Circular Economy organised by the State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget with the ... more
  • 1 day Strange World: The Week’s Offbeat News ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) Pandemic hair getting out of control? Take a tip from George Clooney: the Hollywood style icon has revealed he trims his signature silver locks with a Flowbee — a quirky home-styling device that attaches to a vacuum cleaner. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)   Our weekly roundup of offbeat yarns from around the world: Brief encounter The “world’s loneliest elephant” has finally found a friend. Kaavan, who was rescued by the American singer Cher from a grim zoo in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, has found a company in a Cambodian sanctuary. But the male ... more
  • 1 day Court Sentences Austrian Ex-Finance Minister To Eight Years In Jail For Corruption ChannelsTv |World
     
    A file photo of a court gavel.   A Vienna court on Friday sentenced a flamboyant, jet-setting former Austrian finance minister to eight years in prison in the country’s biggest corruption trial since World War II. r was found guilty of abuse of power and involvement in kickbacks totaling 9.6 million euros ($11.7 million) over the sale of state-owned apartments. During the trial, a co-defendant — who was also best man at Grasser’s wedding — admitted passing on insider information enabling a consortium to buy 60,000 government-owned flats for 961 million euros, one million euros more ... more
  • 1 day Ohanaeze Youth Council Warns Against Disruption Of Peace In Ebonyi ChannelsTv
       The Youth Council of the Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the recent security alarms raised by the Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi. Dr Umahi in recent interviews alleged that some persons have concluded plans to disrupt the peace enjoyed in Ebonyi state following his defection to All Progressive Congress (APC). Reacting to Umahi’s claims, the Ohaneze Youth Council said the Southeastern region of Nigeria has been relatively peaceful and should remain as such. Addressing a press conference in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, the general secretary of the council, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike ... more
  • 1 day Biden’s Vote Lead Over Trump Widens To 7 Million ChannelsTv |World
    This combination of file photos created on October 15, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump speaking during a briefing at the White House September 27, 2020, in Washington, DC and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as he speaks outside the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 14, 2020. JIM WATSON, Brendan Smialowski / AFP   Democrat Joe Biden’s election margin over President Donald Trump widened to more than seven million votes Thursday even as Trump and supporters persisted in claims of fraud. One month after the November 3 election, new local tallies ... more
  • 1 day It Is Time For Igbos To Become Nigeria’s President – Ohaneze Youth Council ChannelsTv |Politics
       The Youth Council of the Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo says it is time a Nigerian of Igbo extraction becomes president of Nigeria. Addressing a press conference in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, the general secretary of the council, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike advised Igbos to united ahead of the 2023 presidential election. The group also urged Igbo youths to reject any attempt by anyone or political party to be used as an agent of thuggery to unleash mayhem for political gains, stressing that it is only fair that this next president comes from the ... more
  • 1 day Sanwo-Olu Restates Administration’s Commitment To Delivery Better Lagos ChannelsTv
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu    The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated the commitment of his administration to delivering on the T.H.E.M.E.S strategic development agenda, adding that doing so within the framework of the Circular Economy requires innovative thinking and implementation, as well as adequate financing and investment. Sanwo-Olu stated this in his keynote address delivered at the virtual Lagos State Roundtable on Circular Economy organised by the State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget with the theme “For a Greater Lagos: Leveraging Circular Economy for Rebuilding Lagos and Post COVID-19 Recovery Agenda – Building ... more
  • 1 day Imo North Election: Appeal Court Disqualifies Ararume, Orders Replacement With Ibezim ChannelsTv |Politics
    Photo combination of Senator Ifeanyi Ararume and Frank Ibezim   An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri has disqualified Senator Ifeanyi Ararume of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from participating in the December 5 Imo North senatorial election. The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately replace Ararume’s name with Mr Frank Ibezim as the authentic candidate of APC in the election. Delivering the Judgment on Friday, the five-man panel headed by Justice Uchechukwu Onyemenam noted that the November 6 judgment of Federal High Court in Owerri which earlier declared Ararume as the authentic ... more
  • 2 days China’s Xi Extends Condolences Over Passing Of Former French President ChannelsTv |World
     
    Mark Schiefelbein / POOL / AFP   Chinese President Xi Jinping sent condolences on Friday over the death of former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing, state television reported, calling him a “remarkable French statesman”. The former president died on Wednesday from Covid-19 aged 94, at his family’s estate. Xi expressed “deep condolences” to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, state media said, adding that the former president had “loved Chinese culture”. Giscard “actively encouraged friendly exchanges and cooperation between China and France, and greatly contributed to the development of relations between the two countries”, Xi said. ... more
  • 2 days Patrick Vieira Sacked As Nice Coach After Run Of Defeats ChannelsTv |Sports
    Nice’s French coach Patrick Vieira looks on during the French L1 football match between Nice and Dijon at The Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southeastern France, on November 29, 2020.NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP   Patrick Vieira was sacked as coach by French Ligue 1 club Nice on Friday, paying the price for five consecutive defeats, the club said. The former Arsenal player and France 1998 World Cup winner had his contract terminated the day after his team lost 3-2 at home to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League. More to follow . . . ... more
  • 2 days France Threatens Veto As Brexit Talks Stumble To Line ChannelsTv |World
    French Prime Minister Jean Castex (L) speaks with President of France’s Hauts-de-France region Xavier Bertrand (R) during a presentation of the cargo control chain and discussions with control officers as part of a visit on the preparations ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020, at the port of Calais, northern France, on December 3, 2020.Christophe PETIT TESSON / POOL / AFP   European doubts over a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain boiled over on Friday, with France threatening a veto even as intense negotiations entered what could be their final ... more
  • 2 days Qatar Signals Progress To Resolve Gulf Crisis ChannelsTv |World
        Qatar’s foreign minister said on Friday that there had been some progress to resolve the Gulf crisis which has pitted a regional group of nations against his country. Saudi led its allies — the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt — to cut ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it of backing radical Islamist movements and Iran, charges Doha denies. They subsequently forced out Qataris residing in their countries, closed their airspace to Qatari aircraft, and sealed their borders and ports, separating some mixed-nationality families. “We have achieved certain progress at a certain point of time ... more
  • 2 days China Condemns US National Security Allegations As ‘Hodgepodge Of Lies’ ChannelsTv |World
     
    JOHANNES EISELE / AFP   Beijing on Friday lashed out at a claim by the US intelligence chief that China is the “greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide”, calling it a “hodgepodge of lies”. The war of words comes as relations between the two superpowers have spiralled to their lowest point in decades and as Washington unveiled travel restrictions for members of the Chinese Communist Party. US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece on Thursday that Chinese spies were using economic pressure to influence or undermine ... more
  • 2 days Eight Killed, Six Injured In Kano Road Accident ChannelsTv
    A map of Kano, a state in north-west Nigeria.   Eight persons have been killed and six others injured following an accident along Wudil-Bauchi Expressway in Kano State. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kano, Zubairu Mato confirmed the incident to Channels Television. He linked the accident to over-speeding and dangerous driving, noting that the victims who died were male adults while six others were injured and another six escaped unhurt. “We received a call on December 3rd and we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicles to the scene of the incident ... more
  • 2 days Lagos East Bye-Election: Police Restrict Movement, Call For Peaceful Conduct ChannelsTv
    Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu.   With the Lagos East bye-election barely 24 hours from now, the police have declared restriction of movements in the areas. In a statement issued on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the restriction of movement would be between 6 am and 6 pm on Saturday. He explained that the move is to ensure free, fair and credible poll into the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 11 Constituency. “In a bid to have free, fair and credible bye-elections into the Lagos East ... more
  • 2 days Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers ChannelsTv |Biz
    A photo of Arik Air   The management of Arik Air has sacked 300 workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the airline’s spokesman, Adebanji Ola. “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations,” the statement partly read. “The leadership of the impacted ... more
  • 2 days Maina Back In Court For Trial After Extradition From Niger ChannelsTv
      The trial of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina has resumed in Abuja. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ensured Maina was in the court having being extradited to Nigeria from the Niger Republic by the Interpol. Mr. Maina who jumped bail before his re-arrest in Niamey, Niger is standing trial for alleged money laundering to the tune of two billion naira. He was re-arrested after he jumped bail and was declared wanted by an Abuja High Court, however, while he was away, his trial went on in absentia. ... more
  • 2 days WHO Considers Issuing E-Certificates For COVID-19 Vaccination ChannelsTv |World
    This picture taken on April 24, 2020 shows a sign of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva next to their headquarters, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus.Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP   The World Health Organization said it was considering introducing electronic vaccination certificates, as hopes for an end to the pandemic were boosted after Britain became the first country to approve the use of a Covid-19 vaccine. “We are looking very closely into the use of technology in this Covid-19 response and one of them is how can we work with member ... more
  • 2 days Insecurity: Army Reads Riot Act To Borno Communities, Alleges Sabotage ChannelsTv
      The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has issued a strong warning to Borno communities collaborating with Boko Haram terrorists to desist from it. In a statement issued on Friday by the spokesperson for the Theatre Command, Colonel Ado Isa, the warning followed a meeting with components of the Multi-National Joint Task Force. “We also wish to warn all groups or communities hobnobbing with Boko Haram/ISWAP to sever such relations or the military takes drastic action against such defaulters,” the Commander was quoted as saying. According to the military authorities, the level of ... more
  • 2 days Postponed Tokyo Olympics To Cost Extra $2.4 Billion ChannelsTv |Sports
            The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will cost at least an extra $2.4 billion, organisers said Friday, with the unprecedented postponement and a raft of pandemic health measures ballooning an already controversial budget. Tokyo 2020 said an additional $1.5 billion would be needed for operational costs related to the delay, with another $900 million in spending on coronavirus countermeasures for the Games next year. The dollar figure is calculated at an exchange rate of 107 yen and is closer to $2.56 billion when calculated at today’s rate. The costs could rise further, with Tokyo 2020 saying ... more
  • 2 days Cross River North: Court Clears Stephen Odey As PDP Candidate ChannelsTv |Politics
    Stephen Odey won the PDP Senatorial Ticket In Cross River on September 5, 2020.   The Federal High Court sitting in Calabar Presided by Justice S.A. Amobeda has declared Dr. Stephen Odey as the rightful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Cross River North Senatorial District Elections holding this weekend. Justice Amobeda who gave the judgement in a suit filed by Dr. Stephen Odey against INEC and Hon Jarigbe Agom, in suit No FHC/CA/CS/87/20 on Thursday restrained the electoral empire and any other party to the case from doing anything that will adversely affect ... more
  • 2 days Police Presents Witness Against Petitioner As Lagos Judicial Panel Resumes Sitting  ChannelsTv
      The Nigeria Police Force on Friday presented a witness to testify against a petitioner who claimed his properties were sold by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). At the resumed sitting of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS on Friday in Lekki, the police witness, Cletus Ogbu, was cross-examined while testifying on behalf of the Force. This comes as a petitioner, Okoliagu Abunike, claimed that he was maltreated by the police and most of his properties were sold by the Force to recover his debt to Cletus during ... more
  • 2 days Taraba PDP Moves To Reconcile Members Ahead Of 2023 ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba state has inaugurated an assessment committee to assess where the party stands at the moment and what next is needed to achieve results ahead of the 2023 general elections. Chairman of the party, Col Agbu Kefas urged members to bring ideas on how the party can achieve success ”In most of our meetings, we will be discussing how we can move forward to win elections in 2023, hence the setting up of the assessment committee is critical for success” ”We believe that a house divided against itself cannot stand that is ... more
  • 2 days Zulum Receives Cameroon Military Delegates, Harps On Joint Effort To Defeat Insurgency ChannelsTv
    Borno State has, in recent years, been the target of attacks by insurgents. Photo: Twitter@GovBorno.   Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Thursday received a delegation of the Cameroonian Army, harping on the need for a joint effort to defeat insurgency. The event took place at the Government House in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with Governor Zulum saying the central African country and Nigeria can share experiences and collaborate to defeat insurgency in the Lake Chad region.  
    Borno State has, in recent years, been the target of attacks by insurgents. ... more
  • 2 days PDP Inaugurates Committee To Reconcile Members In Taraba ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of chairs at the venue of a PDP congress.   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State has inaugurated a high-powered assessment committee to evaluate where the party stands and what is needed to retain power ahead of the 2023 general elections. PDP Chairman in Taraba, Colonel Agbu Kefas, who inaugurated the committee on Thursday urged the members to seek the way forward for the party. He explained that the inauguration followed a series of meetings on how to move the party forward and ensure its success in the coming elections. “We ... more
  • 2 days Maina Bought $2m Property in Abuja, Others In Dubai, US, Witness Tells Court ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Abdulrasheed Maina.   A former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, bought a property worth $2 million in the Jabi area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), a prosecution witness said on Thursday. Giving her testimony when she appeared before Justice Okong Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Rouqayyah Ibrahim stated that the defendant also acquired properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as well as the United States. Ibrahim, who is the prosecution witness nine (PW9) and a detective of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ... more
  • 2 days #EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Gives N10m Each To Wives Of Police Officers Killed In Aftermath Of Protests ChannelsTv
    The #EndSARS protests took place in October. Photo: Twitter@FollowLASG   Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday presented N10 million each to the wives of six officers killed during the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.  Sanwo-Olu’s gesture was in fulfilment of his earlier promise during a meeting with police officers at the State Police Command. “Some of our gallant police officers paid the supreme price for our security and safety during the recent EndSARS protests,” the governor said while presenting the cheque to the wives and children of the slain officers at the 14th Town ... more
  • 2 days Police Act 2020: What We Are Doing About Stop And Search, Other Operations – DIG ChannelsTv
    DIG Leye Oyebade speaks during a townhall on police reform on Channels Television on December 3, 2020.   The Nigeria Police Force is ready to improve the procedures of the ‘stop and search’ and other operations in line with the provisions of the Police Act 2020. This was the position of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Training, Mr Leye Oyebade, who was a guest on Police Reform Townhall. Asked about the operations of the police since the law was signed, he said, “It has to do with implementation strategy… and I ... more
  • 2 days I Would Have Sold Messi This Summer – Interim Barca President ChannelsTv |Sports
    In this file photo taken on November 24, 2018 Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP   Interim Barcelona president Carles Tusquets said Thursday he would have sold Argentine star Lionel Messi in the summer. Messi made an attempt to leave Barcelona this summer before backing down. He can talk to other clubs in January and leave for free when his contract expires in June, with Manchester City expected to make a ... more
  • 2 days One Month After Losing To Biden, Trump Mulls Running For Presidency In 2024 ChannelsTv |World
    File photo: US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on September 16, 2020, in Washington, DC. MANDEL NGAN / AFP   Still irate and bitter one month after his election defeat to Joe Biden, Donald Trump is openly musing about a second run at the US presidency in 2024. Refusing to accept defeat, Trump’s lawyers and supporters continued Wednesday to file lawsuits and even call for extraordinary intervention, such as martial law, to force a new vote. And Trump released an extraordinary 46-minute video in ... more
  • 2 days Police Act 2020 Full Of Prescriptions, Lacks Accountability Framework, Says NBA President ChannelsTv
     The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Olumide Akpata, has called for better ways to hold erring police personnel accountable for their actions in the country. He made the call on Thursday during his appearance on a Police Reform Townhall organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), in collaboration with Channels Television. Akpata believes while the efforts to pass and sign the Police Act 2020 into law are commendable, the Act lacks some vital components. “In this new Act, there does not appear to be a clearly laid out accountability framework, and ... more
  • 2 days PLAC, Channels TV Hold Police Reform Townhall ChannelsTv
      A Police Reform Townhall to discuss the problems of the policing system in Nigeria and how to fix them is ongoing on Channels Television. The programme is organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), in collaboration with Channels Television. It focuses on the implementation of the new Police Act, 2020, which provides for the framework for the police to ensure cooperation and partnership between the force and host communities in maintaining peace, combating crime, protecting liberties, life and property. The programme features discussants and contributors from Channels Television’s Lagos and Abuja studios, as well as ... more
  • 2 days Premier League, EFL Agree £250-Million COVID-19 Rescue Package ChannelsTv |Sports
    The Premier League was put on hold since mid-March due to COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: Twitter/Premier League.   The Premier League and the English Football League agreed a £250-million rescue package on Thursday, ending months of uncertainty for lower-league clubs struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic. The EFL said clubs in Leagues One and Two — the third and fourth tiers — would receive grants worth £50 million ($67 million). The Premier League will provide a further financial commitment to help the EFL secure a £200-million loan facility for clubs in the second-tier Championship. It follows months ... more
  • 2 days OPEC, Allies To Meet To Thrash Out Cuts Deal ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo taken on November 29, 2016, the logo of OPEC is pictured at the OPEC headquarters on the eve of the 171th meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna, Austria. JOE KLAMAR / AFP   The members of the OPEC group of oil producers will meet with their allies Thursday to see if they can reach an accord on extending production cuts over the coming months. The video-conference meeting was pushed back from Tuesday and comes after three days of inconclusive discussions among the 13 members of OPEC proper. ... more
  • 2 days The Mind Blowing Emgrand Sedan Model By Geely Soon To Be In Nigeria ChannelsTv
    The Mind Blowing Emgrand Sedan Model By Geely   Mikano International Limited, exclusive partner of Geely Automotive in Nigeria, is bringing to you, along with GEELY 1st SUV model for the Nigerian market, GEELY 1st SEDAN model – the exquisitely prepared “Classic Redefined” Emgrand 7; to be recommended and presented to customers soon. The EMGRAND 7, the flagship sedan of GEELY has maintained notable achievement records, reaching an accumulative sales of 600,000 units in the fifth years after launching. In 2012, it stood out as the best seller sedan and became one of the top 10 ... more
  • 2 days EU Intensifies Fight Against Disinformation ChannelsTv |World
      The EU on Thursday announced plans to step up the fight against disinformation in Europe at a time when anti-vaccine content is spreading, fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic. The European Commission also plans to regulate political advertising and to better protect journalists as part of its Democracy Action Plan. “Disinformation is not a trivial thing… We are speaking about really dangerous attacks,” EU commission vice-president Vera Jourova told AFP. The plan by the EU executive intends to strengthen its existing code of conduct against disinformation, which was launched in 2018. It was signed by Google, Facebook, Twitter, ... more
  • 2 days How To Network, Job Hunt And Get Hired Remotely ChannelsTv
    A photo combination of Jobberman’s Communications Specialist, Sheila Ojei, and featured LinkedIn Visibility Coach and Lead Consultant at Inspired by Glory Academy, Glory Edozien (PhD).   In 2020, we have experienced a lot of changes globally, one of which is the full adoption of digital and remote work. Still, job seekers and professionals across Nigeria are finding it difficult to maximize their profile and visibility online in order to seize opportunities. As a result of this, leading talent recruitment platform, Jobberman organized a webinar on Friday, November 27, 2020, to help professionals with over five years ... more
  • 2 days War Veterans Seek New Role In Fight Against Boko Haram, Bandits ChannelsTv
      The Federal Government has been urged to engage the services of war veterans and retired soldiers in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast, bandits in the Northwest, and other criminal elements that are terrorizing various parts of the country. Speaking during the launch of the emblem appeal fund for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Kaduna, the state chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Danjuma Bari expressed dissatisfaction over the rising insecurity in the country, stating that the performance of the military towards tackling the problem not enough. He said that the ex-military ... more
  • 2 days ‘I Love You, Diego’ – Pele Pens Message For Maradona ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on June 09, 2016 former Argentinian football international Diego Maradona (L) and former Brazilian footballer Pele pose after a football match organised by Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot at the Jardin du Palais Royal in Paris, on the eve of the Euro 2016 European football championships. – Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020. (Photo by PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP)   “I love you, Diego” Pele has written on social media, a week after the death of his “great friend” Diego Maradona, a “genius who enchanted the ... more
  • 2 days Lagos To Increase Fish Production By 60,000 Metric Tonnes ChannelsTv
      The Lagos State Government says it will increase its fish production by at least 60,000 metric tonnes to bridge the huge deficit in order to meet the state’s demand for fish. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya stated this today in Lagos at a news conference to unveil the forthcoming Lagos Seafood Festival coming on Sunday, 13th December 2020 at the Muri Okunola Park, Lagos. Olusanya said that the state currently produces about 174,000 metric tonnes of fish annually while the current demand stood at over 400,000 metric tonnes, hence the need to address the ... more
  • 2 days Job Creation Will Cover Agriculture, Arts And Other Sectors – Buhari ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja reiterated his commitment to creating more jobs, with particular focus on enabling the private sector, targeting more youthful population by streamlining priority on agriculture, arts, entertainment, mining and Information Technology. Speaking at a Presidential Parley with the Participants of Senior Executive Course 42 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies at the State House, the President said the focus of the group’s research for the year, “Population Growth and Human Capital Development: Challenges and Opportunities’’, was most appropriate in timing, and the recommendations will be fully considered. “I have ... more
  • 2 days 48 NBA Players Test Positive For COVID-19 ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020, an NBA logo is shown at the 5th Avenue NBA store in New York City. PHOTO: Jeenah Moon / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)   The NBA announced on Wednesday that 48 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, a dramatic increase over the zero positive tests reported during last season’s quarantine bubble in Florida. The league said the positive tests are the result of 546 tests carried out between November 24-30 as the NBA gets set to begin preseason games in nine days. The ... more
  • 2 days 2023: Shekarau Reveals Region To Produce Nigeria’s Next President ChannelsTv |Politics
        Senator Ibrahim Shekarau is of the opinion that Nigeria’s next president should come from the Southern part of the country if the nation is to attain a political balance.  Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday, Shekarau noted that by 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari who is from the northern part of the country, would have been in power for eight years, and “common sense tells one that we should look at the other side, to the Southern part of Nigeria”. When asked about his position on the growing call for a South East presidency in ... more
  • 2 days ‘I Want To Play With Messi Again’, Says Neymar ChannelsTv |Sports
    Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after he scores his team’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 2, 2020. Oli SCARFF / AFP   Neymar dropped a bombshell on Wednesday as he followed up scoring twice for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 Champions League win over Manchester United by revealing his desire to reunite with Lionel Messi next season. The Brazilian enjoyed four successful seasons alongside the six-time Ballon d’Or winner at Barcelona before making ... more
  • 2 days OPEC, Allies Meet To Discuss Oil Production Cuts ChannelsTv |Biz
    In this file photo taken on November 29, 2016, the logo of OPEC is pictured at the OPEC headquarters on the eve of the 171th meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna, Austria. JOE KLAMAR / AFP   The members of the OPEC group of oil producers will meet with their allies Thursday to see if they can reach an accord on extending production cuts over the coming months. The video-conference meeting, scheduled to start at 1300 GMT, was delayed from Tuesday and comes after three days of inconclusive discussions among the ... more
  • 2 days Bad Weather Helps To Push World Food Prices To Six-Year High – UN ChannelsTv |World
    Volunteers prepare food packages to be distributed to people in need at the Zaqueo Association in Palma de Mallorca on December 2, 2020.JAIME REINA / AFP   Global food commodity prices rose sharply in November to their highest level in nearly six years, the UN food agency said Thursday, due in part to adverse weather conditions. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said prices of the most globally traded foodstuffs were up across the board, putting extra pressure in particular on 45 countries that need outside help feeding their populations. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 105 points ... more
  • 3 days LeBron James Extends Contract With LA Lakers ChannelsTv |Sports
    In this file photo taken on October 11, 2020, LeBron James (C) of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with teammates after winning the 2020 NBA Championship in Game Six at AdventHealth Arena in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Douglas P. DeFelice / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP   Reigning NBA finals MVP LeBron James, who will turn 36 this month, has agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Rich Paul said on Wednesday. The extension means James will make $39.2 million next season and will be a Laker through the ... more
  • 3 days Chinese Space Probe Completes Moon Mission ChannelsTv |World
    This picture taken on December 2, 2020 and released on December 3, 2020 by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS shows the Chang’e-5 lunar probe gathering samples on the moon. China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS / AFP   A Chinese space probe sent to gather material from a previously unexplored part of the moon has completed its mission and is preparing to send back the world’s first lunar samples in four decades, Beijing said Thursday. China has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station ... more
  • 3 days British Govt Donates PPEs To Kaduna State ChannelsTv
    British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing presenting some of the PPEs to Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe.   The British government has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to Kaduna State for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing while presenting the PPEs to the Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Hadiza Balarabe, said the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. She added that the gesture is due to the long-time cordial relationship between the United Kingdom and Kaduna State. READ ALSO: NAF Strikes Kill Several Bandits, ... more
  • 3 days Ganduje To Adopt More Orphans Affected By Insurgency In Borno ChannelsTv
    Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje   Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje has said that he will adopt more orphans affected by insurgency in Borno State. The governor made his decision known when he paid the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum a sympathy visit at the Government House. Ganduje was accompanied by a delegation of the Kano state government, in solidarity with Borno. He said the Kano state government is already in the custody of at least 100 orphans from Borno. The orphans have been enrolled in schools with the Kano state government responsible for their ... more
  • 3 days Manufacturers Call For Review Of Border Closure ChannelsTv
    The federal government ordered a partial closure of the nation’s land borders in August 2019.   The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Thursday said the federal government should review its border closure policy and allow the resumption of normal trade activities. Nigeria partially closed its land borders in August 2019 and halted all trade via land borders in October 2019. The closures were triggered by the government’s frustration with the smuggling in of rice and illicit exports into exports of locally subsidised petrol to neigbouring countries. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, MAN’s President Ahmed ... more
  • 3 days 2023: Kogi State Lawmakers Endorse Yahaya Bello For Presidency ChannelsTv |Politics
    File photo of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello   The Kogi State House of Assembly has asked Governor Yahaya Bello to contest for the position of the President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election. The House in its plenary session on Wednesday said their decision for the endorsement was borne out of the outstanding performances of the Governor in the state. The Majority Leader, Abdullahi Bello while moving the motion said Governor Bello has transformed the state and rid the state of kidnapping and armed robbery. “Yahaya Bello by his creative governance style has somehow ... more
  • 3 days Van Bronckhorst Quits China After One Season ChannelsTv |Sports
    Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (R) during his time at Feyenoord Rotterdam. Credit: Van Bronckhorst/Twitter   Former Barcelona and Arsenal star Giovanni van Bronckhorst quit on Thursday after one season as coach of Guangzhou R&F so he can return to his family. The former Dutch international’s spell in China was badly disrupted by the coronavirus, with the Chinese Super League starting five months late. “It’s been a very difficult year for me, for everyone,” the 45-year-old told Chinese media, after R&F confirmed to AFP that he had quit. “Although working with the club, the team, the players and ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Orders Relief Items For Zabarmari Community ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the disbursement of relief assistance to persons affected by the Koshebe attack. The minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, Sadiya Faruk carried out the executive order on Wednesday. Ms Faruk visited Borno State with a high powered team that includes the minister for women affairs Dame Pauline Tallen and MD of the Northeast Development Commission, Mohammed Goni Alkali. The minister paid a commiseration visit to governor Babagana Zulum, before proceeding to Zabarmari village in Jere local government to meet those who had lost loved ones in the last brutal attack carried ... more
  • 3 days Bandits Kill Village Head, Abduct Eight Others In Zamfara ChannelsTv
      The Police have confirmed the death of a village head and abduction of eight others in the Gwaram community, Talatan Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The incident occurred on Monday when gunmen stormed the village in the early hours with motorcycles, abducting locals from their houses. Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Zamfara State Police Command Supritendant Shehu Mohammed said those abducted Include the wife of the District head of the area and former ward chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Makeri.   He said the Village Head was shot dead after refusing ... more
  • 3 days ‘Attack On Borno Farmers Is Satanic’: Tinubu Condoles With Zulum ChannelsTv
    A file photo of APC National Leader, Mr Bola Tinubu.   National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with Governor Babagana Zulum and the people of Borno State over Saturday’s killing of over 40 farmers in Zabarmari community, Jere Local Government of the state by Boko Haram. In a press statement released by Tinubu’s media office on Wednesday, the former Lagos State Governor described the killing as not only callous but also satanic. “It is with utmost sorrow and distress that I commiserate with you on the dastardly and inhuman killing of ... more
  • 3 days NAF Strikes Kill Several Bandits, Destroy Hideouts In Zamfara ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian Air Force strikes have killed several bandits and destroyed their hideouts and logistics items in a forested high ground area near Bayan Ruwa in Zamfara State.
    Bandits destroy hideout place In a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said that the success was achieved by airstrikes executed on 1 and 2 December 2020 pursuant to credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports and confirmatory surveillance missions indicating that a group of armed bandits. The group is said to be led by one Jummo, who has ties to terrorist elements ... more
  • 3 days Pro-Democracy Media Tycoon Jailed In Hong Kong Over Fraud Charge ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo taken on June 16, 2020, millionaire media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 72, poses during an interview with AFP at the Next Digital offices in Hong Kong. Anthony WALLACE / AFP   Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was remanded into custody on Thursday after being charged with fraud, the latest in a string of prosecutions brought against high-profile Beijing critics and democracy campaigners.  Lai, 73, is the owner of Hong Kong’s best-selling Apple Daily, a popular tabloid that is unashamedly pro-democracy and fiercely critical of authorities. Lai and two of the firm’s executives — Royston Chow and ... more
  • 3 days #EndSARS: Obaseki Swears In New Member Into Panel Of Inquiry, Hails Performance ChannelsTv
    FILE: Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, addresses residents in a state-wide broadcast on August 7, 2020.   The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on brutality, human rights violations and alleged extra-judicial killings by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force, for their commitment and dedication to duty, as he swore in Dr. Usiosefe Anthony Ereyimwan as member of the panel. Obaseki, while swearing in the panel’s new member at the Government House, Benin City, hailed the panel for carrying out its assignment with the ... more
  • 3 days France Mourns Ex-President Giscard d’Estaing ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo taken on June 20, 2019 Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing applauds at the conference of the 50th anniversary of the election of Georges Pompidou to the Presidency of the Republic “With Georges Pompidou, think France: inheritances and perspectives” in Paris. JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP   Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of Covid-19, his family said. He was 94. Giscard, who had been in hospital several times in recent months for heart problems, died ... more
  • 3 days Champions League: Woman Makes Refereeing History As Juve Beat Dynamo Kiev ChannelsTv |Sports
    French referee Stephanie Frappart gives a yellow card to Dynamo Kiev’s Ukrainian midfielder Nicholas Shaparenko (C) during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match Juventus vs Dynamo Kiev on December 2, 2020 at the Juventus stadium in Turin.  AFP   Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a men’s Champions League game on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal in a 3-0 win for Juventus over Dynamo Kiev. The 36-year-old Frappart has already made history as the first woman to referee in Ligue 1, and took charge of the 2019 UEFA ... more
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