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  • 9 hours We Have A Major Road Project Going On In Every State – Osinbajo ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.     The Muhammadu Buhari administration has an ongoing major road project in all states across the country. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, stated this while delivering a keynote address at a Christian gathering on Saturday in Lagos. Outlining the contributions of the present administration in various sectors, he noted that the Federal Government’s interventions through the various reforms would yield greater results. “Our focus in the last few years has been on investing in roads, rail, and power; we have a major road project going on in every state ... more
  • 12 hours Guardiola Calls For Scrap Of FA Cup Replays ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola reacts during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 7, 2019. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP   Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays to be scrapped as the Manchester City manager prepares for Sunday’s fourth-round tie against Fulham. Guardiola is one of several Premier League bosses concerned about the damage being done to his players by the gruelling demands of the English fixture list. The Spaniard has already admitted he would be happy to see the League Cup ... more
  • 12 hours Mourinho Slams Inter Over Eriksen Planned Move ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen on as a substitute during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on August 25, 2019. Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP   Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho appeared to take a swipe at Inter Milan as the Italian club struggle to complete their protracted move for Christian Eriksen. Mourinho left Eriksen out of his matchday squad for Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round, even though the Denmark midfielder had travelled to St Mary’s. Inter have been chasing Eriksen for most of the ... more
  • 12 hours FRSC To Impound Trucks Carrying Containers Without Proper Latching ChannelsTv
    A file photo of fallen containers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.     The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been directed to impound trucks carrying containers without proper latching on highways in the country. FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, gave the directive in a statement on Saturday by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem. He decried the continuous carriage of containers by flatbed trailers without proper latching and ordered the seizure of such vehicles by the patrol teams anytime they were sighted. In a bid to get such dangerous trailers off the road, Oyeyemi revealed that the ... more
  • 13 hours Coronavirus Outbreak Threatens Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics ChannelsTv |Sports
    A paramilitary police officer wearing a protective facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus, which originated in the central city of Wuhan, stands guard at the exit of the Forbidden City in Beijing on January 25, 2020. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP   There is currently “little risk” from a deadly new virus sweeping parts of China at the venue for the first official alpine skiing test event for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, organisers said Saturday. The virus, which has killed dozens and infected nearly 1,300, first emerged in central Wuhan city, but has since ... more
  • 13 hours PHOTOS: INEC Closes Situation Room After Monitoring Rerun Elections ChannelsTv |Politics
    INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, with some national commissioners at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on January 26, 2020. Photos: Twitter- @inecnigeria     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally closed its Situation Room after monitoring the rerun elections conducted in parts of the country. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Professor Yakubu declared the situation room close in the presence of some INEC national commissioners, electoral officials, and security officials present at the headquarters of the electoral body. READ ALSO: Abduction Of Mother, Two Children ... more
  • 13 hours United Exit Was ‘Right Decision’, Says Lukaku ChannelsTv |Sports
    Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (L) and Lecce’s Italian defender Cristian Dell’Orco go for a header during the Italian Serie A football match Lecce vs Inter Milan on January 19, 2020 at the Via del Mare stadium in Lecce. Tiziana FABI / AFP   Romelu Lukaku believes he made the right decision to leave Manchester United for a new challenge at Inter Milan, saying he had to “re-find” himself after a difficult time at Old Trafford. The Belgium striker joined United from Everton for £75 million ($98 million) in July 2017, scoring 42 goals in his two seasons ... more
  • 13 hours FA Cup: West Ham Suffer Defeat As Southampton Relish Draw Against Tottenham ChannelsTv |Sports
    West Ham United’s French striker Sebastien Haller (L) controls the ball during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at The London Stadium, in east London on January 25, 2020. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP   West Ham crashed out of the FA Cup as their former manager Slaven Bilic led West Bromwich Albion to a surprise 1-0 win, while Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in Saturday’s fourth-round action. Albion boss Bilic, sacked by the Hammers in 2017, made eight changes as he prioritised the Championship leaders’ ... more
  • 14 hours Setien Suffers First Defeat As Valencia Shock Barcelona ChannelsTv |Sports
    Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi gestures during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF against FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 25, 2020.  AFP   Quique Setien’s honeymoon period lasted less than a fortnight as he tasted his first Barcelona defeat on Saturday in his second La Liga game in charge after a 2-0 loss to Valencia. A Jordi Alba own goal and Maxi Gomez’s strike at Mestalla raise early doubts about Setien’s appointment and give Real Madrid the chance to move three points clear at the top of the table when they visit Real ... more
  • 15 hours Lawmaker Seeks Support For INEC To Improve Capacity ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of sensitive materials displayed inside an INEC office. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun     A federal lawmaker from Sokoto State representing Tureta/Dange/Shuni/Bondiga Federal Constituency, Balarabe Kakale, has called for improved support for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Speaking to reporters on Saturday during the rerun elections in the state, Kakale believes more effort is needed to help INEC improve its capacity to conduct elections in the country. According to him, the Electoral Act needs to be reviewed to expand and extend the capacity of the electoral body in terms of logistic, manpower, funding and ... more
  • 15 hours Zidane Defends Bale After Latest Injury Set-Back ChannelsTv |Sports
      Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane defended Gareth Bale on Saturday after the Welshman picking up another injury and also said Eden Hazard is close to a return.  Bale will miss Madrid’s La Liga game against Real Valladolid on Sunday after he sprained his ankle during Madrid’s Copa del Rey win over Unionistas de Salamanca on Wednesday. Bale had opened the scoring in a 3-1 victory. It is his third injury this season. Bale spent just over a month out before Christmas with calf and thigh problems. He missed Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup triumph in Saudi Arabia through ... more
  • 16 hours Abduction Of Mother, Two Children Sparks Protest In Kaduna ChannelsTv
      Residents of Sabon Tasha and Juji communities in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have condemned the abduction of three persons in the area. They staged a protest on Saturday along the Kachia Highway over the kidnap of the victims – the wife and two children of a medical doctor, Dr Ataga Philip. According to them, the victims were abducted from their home on Friday night by suspected kidnappers while a member of a local vigilante group was also killed in the process.   However, the Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident. ... more
  • 16 hours Lawyers Begin Trump’s Defence At Senate Trial ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump speaks in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22, 2020. JIM WATSON / AFP   White House lawyers began presenting their defence of President Donald Trump on Saturday at his historic Senate impeachment trial for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. White House counsel Pat Cipollone began presenting opening arguments at an extraordinary weekend session of the 100-member Senate, which will decide whether the 45th US president should be removed from office. “You will find the president did absolutely nothing wrong,” Cipollone said. Democratic prosecutors from the House of Representatives, which impeached Trump on December 18, ... more
  • 16 hours Australian Open: Nadal’s Bitter Opponent Talks About ‘Respect’ Ahead Of Match ChannelsTv |Sports
    Australia’s Nick Kyrgios (L) prepares to shake hands with Russia’s Karen Khachanov after victory during their men’s singles match on day six of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2020.Greg Wood / AFP   Australia’s Nick Kyrgios said he had “respect” for Rafael Nadal despite their personal differences after he set up a last-16 match with the top seed at the Australian Open on Saturday. Kyrgios played down disagreements with the world number one — against whom he has a 2-1 record on hard courts — after some barbed exchanges between the two. “Regardless, if ... more
  • 16 hours FA Cup: Iheanacho Fires Leicester Into Next Round ChannelsTv |Sports
    Brentford’s English goalkeeper Luke Daniels (R) saves at the feet of Leicester City’s Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho (2nd L) during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Brentford and Leicester City at Griffin Park in west London on January 25, 2020.DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP   Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho’s early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second-tier Brentford on Saturday. Brendan Rodgers’ side are chasing a trip to Wembley on two fronts and they took the next step in the FA Cup after surviving a hard-fought fourth-round clash in west ... more
  • 17 hours India Ends Five-Month Blackout, Restores Internet In Kashmir ChannelsTv |World
    Indian flag   Indian authorities on Saturday restored internet in Indian Kashmir after a five-and-a half-month blackout but maintained a block on social media sites. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government imposed a communications blackout in early August when it stripped the portion of Kashmir it controls — the country’s only Muslim-majority region — of its partial autonomy. India also imposed a curfew, sent in tens of thousands of extra troops and detained dozens of Kashmiri political leaders and others, many of whom remain in detention, drawing criticism abroad. Internet access was restored Saturday but only to 301 government-approved websites ... more
  • 17 hours ‘I Thank God My Husband Did Not Deny Jesus’ – Wife Of Slain CAN Chairman ChannelsTv
    Rev Lawan Andimi   Wife of slain chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa State, Rev Lawan Andimi, has expressed delight that her husband did not deny Jesus even at the point of death. Rev Andimi, 58, was abducted by Boko Haram in early January and was killed by the insurgents with reports stating that his death was penultimate to his refusal to renounce his Christian faith. Mrs Andimi called on the Government to do all it can to flush out Boko Haram from Sambisa forest, even if it means soliciting ... more
  • 17 hours China Can Win Battle Against Coronavirus, Says President Xi ChannelsTv |World
    Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a ceremony at Tsinghua University ceremony with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not in picture) at Friendship Palace in Beijing on April 26, 2019.  AFP   China can “win the battle” against the virus epidemic that has infected over 1,200 people across the country, President Xi Jinping said Saturday, in his second public comments on the crisis. “As long as we have steadfast confidence, work together, scientific prevention and cures, and precise policies, we will definitely be able to win the battle,” President Xi told a meeting of the elite Politburo Standing ... more
  • 18 hours Beijing To Suspend Bus Movements In Checking Virus ChannelsTv |World
    People wearing masks visit Wong Tai Sin temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Rat in Hong Kong on January 25, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan.  DALE DE LA REY / AFP   China’s capital will suspend buses that enter and exit the city boundary, state media reported on Saturday, as Chinese authorities scramble to contain a new SARS-like virus that has killed dozens in the country. According to state-run People’s Daily, “all passenger transport by road” that crosses in and out ... more
  • 18 hours Rescue Operations Ongoing To Recover Bodies Of Turkey Earthquake Victims ChannelsTv |World
    Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Elazig, eastern Turkey, on January 25, 2020.  Ilyas AKENGIN / AFP   Rescue workers raced against time Saturday to find survivors under the rubble after a powerful earthquake claimed 22 lives and left more than 1,000 injured in eastern Turkey. The magnitude 6.8 quake struck on Friday evening, with its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province, and was felt in neighbouring countries. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 39 people have been rescued alive from collapsed buildings in Elazig province, ... more
  • 18 hours Rerun Election: Voters Report Cases Of Alleged Vote-Buying In Bauchi ChannelsTv |Politics
      A voter in Bauchi has alerted security authorities about suspected vote-buying at Unguwar Baba A and B, Unguwar Sarkin Noma and Unguwar Hamid Polling Units in Gamawa area of the state. Nasiru Gamawa said he saw as voters were being offered N200 and N500, which prompted him to immediately alert the security operatives to halt the plan. A few voters were seen gathered separately and refused to join the queue deliberately hoping for their votes to be bought. READ ALSO: INEC Conducts Rerun Elections In Ogun, Abia, Nine Other States Some of them who spoke off-camera said that ... more
  • 18 hours ATP: Medvedev Sets Up Last 16 Clash With Wawrinka ChannelsTv |Sports
    Russia’s Daniil Medvedev hits a return against Australia’s Alexei Popyrin during their men’s singles match on day six of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2020.William WEST / AFP   World number four Daniil Medvedev eased past Alexei Popyrin in straight sets Saturday to set up a last-16 clash with former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka. The tall Russian had few problems dispatching the unseeded Australian 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena as he steps up his quest for a maiden Grand Slam crown. “I knew it was not going to be easy and ... more
  • 19 hours Ugandan Climate Activist Calls Out Media Racism After Being Cropped Out ChannelsTv |World
    Vanessa Nakate was cropped out of a photo posted by AP, a US news agency   Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has called out racism in the media after she was cropped out of a photo featuring white activists including Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson. Nakate made the comment in a video on social media which went viral and sparked discussions around representation in the climate change movement.  
    Share if you can What it means to be removed from a photo! https://t.co/1dmcbyneYV — Vanessa Nakate (@vanessa_vash) 24 January 2020 “We don’t ... more
  • 20 hours ‘It Is A Case Of Restlessness’ – Ekiti Vice-Chancellor Blasts Protesting University Workers ChannelsTv
    Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Kayode Soremekun   Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Kayode Soremekun, has described protesting workers at the institution as “restless” and “a case of nihilism, not unionism.” Non-academic and Senior Staff Unions of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, on Wednesday, protested alleged irregularities in promotion, unpaid bonuses and hazard allowances, among other issues. The workers mounted the protest at the university gate, preventing entry into the institution and halting activities. Then violent scenes broke out within the workers during the protest, forcing journalists to flee the scene, Channels Television observed. READ ALSO: FUOYE Students Attack Bisi ... more
  • 21 hours INEC Conducts Rerun Elections In Ogun, Abia, Nine Other States ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting rerun elections in 11 states across the country. The states affected include Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun, and Sokoto. Elections will also be conducted in 33 Local Government Areas in the affected states. A total of one senatorial district, 12 Federal constituencies and 15 State constituencies will be filled after the election process is concluded. Imo State: Voting is ongoing at ward 1, Community Secondary School in Amaraku Isiala Mbano LGA, one of the polling units for the Okigwe North Federal House of ... more
  • 21 hours Mexican Children take Up Arms In Fight Against Drug-Gangs ChannelsTv |World
    A boy holds a makeshift rifle as the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities (CRAC-PF) community police force teaches a group of children how to use weapons, at a basketball court in the village of Ayahualtempan, Guerrero State, Mexico, on January 24, 2020. Pedro PARDO / AFP   With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side. In the heart of the violence-plagued Mexican state of Guerrero, learning to use weapons starts at an early age. In the village of Ayahualtempa, at the foot ... more
  • 21 hours Iran Executes ‘The Crocodile’ For Drug Trafficking ChannelsTv |World
    A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on January 22, 2020 shows President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet meeting in Tehran. HO / Iranian Presidency / AFP   Iran has dismantled an international drug-trafficking ring and executed its leader nicknamed the “Crocodile of the Persian Gulf” along with an accomplice, semi-official news agency ISNA said Saturday. “The ‘Crocodile’ was operating under different guises and aliases and was arrested while transferring more than 100 tonnes of drugs over international waters,” Hormozgan province chief prosecutor Ali Salehi was quoted as saying. “Intelligence operations were ongoing for four to five years ... more
  • 22 hours Army Committed To Improving – Buratai ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.   The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Friday, said the Nigerian Army is committed to the training and retraining of its personnel to be more proficient and well-equipped to carry out its constitutional role. The army chief disclosed this at a passing-out ceremony at 241 Recce Model Battalion, Nguru in Yobe State. A total of 452 young officers, comprised of 26 females and 426 males had attended a three months training with the Battalion. Buratai, who was represented by the Director of Training ... more
  • 23 hours Death Toll Rises As Chinese Virus Continues To Spread ChannelsTv |World
    Pedestrians wearing protective masks to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, walk on a street in Tokyo’s Ginza area on January 25, 2020. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP   A deadly viral outbreak in China has now killed 41 people, while the number of infected cases has soared to nearly 1,300, authorities said Saturday. The 15 new deaths all took place in Wuhan, the city of 11 million where the deadly respiratory contagion first emerged, the Hubei Health Commission said. At least 444 new cases of the virus have been ... more
  • 23 hours Kaduna Records One Case Of Lassa Fever ChannelsTv
     
    A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s North-Central region.   The Kaduna State government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chukun local government area of the state.   The  State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni, who confirmed the outbreak on Saturday, said the 35-year-old male patient is being treated at the designated Infectious Disease Control Centre in the state capital. The commissioner assured that the Ministry of Health has supplied the  “infectious diseases control centre with the necessary medical commodities as well as mobilized  health personnel to manage any cases that may arise.” The commissioner ... more
  • 1 day Bauchi State Records Three Lassa Fever Cases ChannelsTv
    File photo of a rat being injected used to illustrate the story.     The Bauchi State government has confirmed three new cases of Lassa fever in the state. The Executive Chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, confirmed the cases during a press briefing in Bauchi on Friday. According to him, the state is on high surveillance and medical personnel are frightened due to the recent development in Kano that claimed the lives of some health workers. Mohammed said, “This year, we have 15 suspected cases of Lassa fever – three confirmed cases out ... more
  • 1 day Insurgency: It May Take Long But We Are Capable Of Handling It – Buhari ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, at the State House in Abuja in January 24, 2020.   The President believes the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the Northeast in order and move ahead, although it might take a bit longer. President Muhammadu Buhari stated this while receiving the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarcic, on Friday at the State House in Abuja. “We have the experience of the civil war. I could recall the role of the military, the ... more
  • 1 day Re-Run Elections: Police Will Be Professional, Apolitical – IGP ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of the IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu.     The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has given an assurance that police personnel deployed for the re-run elections would carry out their duties without prejudice. He gave the assurance in a statement on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, ahead of the elections scheduled to hold on Saturday in 11 states. “The Inspector-General of Police has reiterated that police personnel deployed for the elections will be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their responsibilities,” Mba said. He added, “He (the IGP), therefore, enjoins politicians ... more
  • 2 days FAAC: Avoid Sharing All Proceeds From Federation Account, CBN Tells FG ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Federal Government has been asked to caution the rate at which all the proceeds from the Federal allocation are being shared across all tiers of government. This is according to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria who disclosed this on Friday at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja. The committee headed by the governor of the apex bank, Godwin Emefiele, called on the fiscal authorities to ensure that they build cushions that will help reduce the rising public debt. READ ALSO: CBN Retains MPR At 13.5 Percent, Raises CRR To 27.5 The ... more
  • 2 days FAAC: Avoid Sharing All Proceeds From Federation Account, CBN Tells FG ChannelsTv
      The Federal Government has been asked to caution the rate at which all the proceeds from the Federal allocation are being shared across all tiers of government. This is according to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria who disclosed this on Friday at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja. The committee headed by the governor of the apex bank, Godwin Emefiele, called on the fiscal authorities to ensure that they build cushions that will help reduce the rising public debt. READ ALSO: CBN Retains MPR At 13.5 Percent, Raises CRR To 27.5 The ... more
  • 2 days Army Deploys 185 Troops To Guinea Bissau On Peacekeeping Operation ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai   The Nigerian Army has deployed 185 officers and soldiers to Guinea Bissau on a peacekeeping mission. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, announced this at an event on Friday in Kaduna State. Buratai was represented by Major General Kelvin Aligbe at the passing out ceremony of the troops from the Martin Luther Agwai Peacekeeping Centre in Jaji. This comes ahead of their departure to Bissau, the Guinea Bissau capital as they are expected to depart Nigeria immediately after their induction. Aligbe warned the ... more
  • 2 days Guinea Set To Vote Over New Constitution Despite Protests ChannelsTv |World
    Guinean police patrol in Conakry on January 14, 2020, on the second day of open-ended protests against the president’s suspected bid to prolong his rule. CELLOU BINANI / AFP   Guinea’s President Alpha Conde is set to hold a constitutional referendum next month, government sources said, despite protests led by an opposition alliance fearful that the poll is a ploy to enable him to stay in office. The announcement of a referendum date is likely to further heighten tensions in the West African nation of 13 million people, most of whom live in poverty despite considerable mineral resources. On Thursday, three ... more
  • 2 days 15 On Trial For Stealing Luxury Watches Belonging To Morocco’s King ChannelsTv |World
    This handout picture provided by the Moroccan Royal Palace on January 15, 2020, shows Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (C) during a visit to the “Bayt Dakira” (House of Memory) museum, in the Atlantic coastal city of Essaouira. Moroccan Royal Palace / AFP   Fifteen people went on trial in the Moroccan capital on Friday over the theft of dozens of luxury watches belonging to King Mohammed VI. Defence lawyers said the suspects, arrested at the end of last year, were also charged in a Rabat court of forming “a criminal gang”. The main suspect is a 46-year-old who worked ... more
  • 2 days Angolan Policeman Jailed 16 Years For Shooting Street Vendor ChannelsTv |World
    Angola is situated in Southern Africa   An Angolan court on Friday sentenced a policeman to 16 years in jail for gunning down a street vendor who refused to be evicted. Juliana Kafriq, 38, was shot dead in March last year after she resisted a police raid on an informal market in the capital Luanda. The mother-of-three’s killer, police officer Goncalo Sakala Ganga, was found guilty by Luanda’s provincial court and handed a hefty prison term. Security officials are rarely prosecuted in Angola, where the justice system is accused of being sluggish and mired in corruption. “The defendant is ... more
  • 2 days Community Policing: Operations Must Be Within The Law – APC Governors ChannelsTv
    Simon Lalong during the   As part of efforts to secure the nation, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governors Forum on Friday said they are committed to community policing as long as the operation is within the ambit of the law. The co-chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said the forum is not opposed to the South West Security Network known as Amotekun. READ ALSO: Buhari Approves Transfer Of Sentenced Persons Between Nigeria, Macao He, however, insisted that all community policing efforts must be executed within the ambit of the Nigerian constitution. “We don’t ... more
  • 2 days Gunman Kills Six In Germany ChannelsTv |World
    Forensic experts of the police stand near the site where a shooter, believed to have a personal motive, launched an assault on January 24, 2020 in the town of Rot am See in southwestern Germany. Marijan Murat / DPA / AFP   A gunman killed six people and seriously wounded two others in southwestern Germany on Friday, police said, with local media reporting that the victims were relatives of the shooter. The gunman, believed to have a personal motive, launched an assault in the town of Rot am See. Police in nearby Aalen told AFP that a man with ... more
  • 2 days Australian Open: Federer Survives Epic Five-Set Thriller ChannelsTv |Sports
    Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after victory against Australia’s John Millman during their men’s singles match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2020.William WEST / AFP   Six-time champion Roger Federer said it was a “big relief” to survive an epic five-set marathon and seal his 100th Australian Open win on Friday, fending off a dogged challenge from John Millman. The Swiss master was rattled by the all-guns-blazing Australian, but scraped through 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10/8) to stay alive in his quest for a 21st Grand Slam title. He ... more
  • 2 days Buhari Approves Transfer Of Sentenced Persons Between Nigeria, Macao ChannelsTv
    A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari assenting to a bill at the Aso Villa in Abuja.     President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transfer of sentenced persons between Nigeria and Macao, China’s special administrative region. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. He explained that the President’s approval followed his assent to the Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between Nigeria and the Government of the Macao. The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Instrument ... more
  • 2 days P&ID: UK Court Sets Timeline For Hearing Of Nigeria’s Application ChannelsTv
    A file photo of a court gavel.   The Nigerian Government on Friday sent a representative to the United Kingdom High Court for a scheduled Case Management Conference (CMC). The conference was held for the court to decide procedural issues relating to the government’s application to set aside the arbitral award on the basis that it was procured by fraud and corruption. The spokesman for the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Dr Umar Gwandu, confirmed this in a statement. According to him, the court has fixed a timetable for a hearing to ... more
  • 2 days CBN Retains MPR At 13.5 Percent, Raises CRR To 27.5 ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained the monetary policy benchmark rate at 13.5 percent. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) also increased the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) from 22.5 to 27.5 percent. Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this during a press conference on Friday at the end of a two-day MPC meeting held at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja. He explained that nine of the committee members voted to retain the MPR and increase CRR owing to the rise in inflation. “The committee by a decision of nine members voted ... more
  • 2 days Moghalu Writes NASS Leadership As TBAN Launches Petition For Electoral Reform ChannelsTv |Politics
    The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu.   To Build a Nation (TBAN), the nationwide non-partisan citizens movement founded by Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has announced the kick-off of its campaign for one million signatures to a petition to the National Assembly for fundamental electoral reforms in Nigeria. In separate letters addressed to Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, and Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Moghalu stated: “As a citizen of ... more
  • 2 days Focus Less On IDP Camps, Zulum Tells Refugee Commission ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.   Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has asked that interventions from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and internally displaced persons should focus on creating permanent resettlement houses for displaced persons as against investing on government-controlled IDP camps. The governor made this appeal on Wednesday in Maiduguri while hosting Senator Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed, the federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission who led a delegation that included a representative of Qatar Foundation. Zulum said while the state will continue to provide and coordinate donor humanitarian interventions for ... more
  • 2 days Astronauts Bake First Cookies In Space ChannelsTv |World
    This January 15, 2020, NASA TV video frame grab shows Astronauts expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir as they venture out into the vacuum of space for about six-and-a-half hours to finish replacing nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion batteries that store and distribute power generated by the station’s solar arrays. PHOTO: Handout / NASA TV / AFP   Astronauts on the International Space Station have baked the first cookies in space, but they took far longer than on Earth. The space station’s Italian commander Luca Parmitano acted as baker aided by NASA ... more
  • 2 days Coco Gauff, 15, Stuns Title-Holder Osaka At Australian Open ChannelsTv |Sports
        Unseeded 15-year-old Coco Gauff beat reigning champion Naomi Osaka in straight sets in a major upset at the Australian Open on Friday. The American prodigy, making her Melbourne debut this year, beat the third seed 6-3, 6-4 in the third round to avenge her heavy defeat at last year’s US Open. The youngest player in the draw will play 14th seed Sofia Kenin of the United States or China’s Zhang Shuai. “Oh my gosh. Two years ago I lost the first round in the juniors and now I’m here — this is crazy,” said Gauff. “I was ... more
  • 2 days 10 Things CAN Demanded From Buhari ChannelsTv |Politics
        Following the recent killing of Reverend Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram terrorists, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari overhaul his security council.  The Christian body through its chairman, His Eminence Dr. Samson Ayokunle asked the President critical questions regarding intelligence gathering and the sincerity of the fight against Insurgency. In its statement on Thursday, CAN made a couple of other demands from President Muhammadu Buhari including the reversal of recent police promotions and the arrest of Miyetti Allah’s leader. READ ALSO: Sack All Security Chiefs, CAN Tells Buhari Below are the ten things ... more
  • 2 days How Popular Trado-Medical Practitioner, Oko Oloyun, Was Shot Dead ChannelsTv
    Map of Oyo State used to depict the story.   Popular traditional medical practitioner, Fatai Yusuf, aka Oko Oloyun, was on Thursday shot dead by gunmen on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State. The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, Shina Olukolu in a statement on Friday confirmed that Yusuf was attacked around Akeroro Area on the Abeokuta/Igbo-ora/Iseyin road when he was traveling in a two-car convoy. The Police boss added that the gunmen attacked the vehicles conveying Yusuf by firing shots from the thick forest where they were hiding. READ ALSO: Lassa Fever ... more
  • 2 days Queen Elizabeth II Approves Government’s Brexit Bill ChannelsTv |World
      Queen Elizabeth II gave her formal assent Thursday for Britain to end its decades-long involvement in the European Union and seek a more independent but uncertain future at the end of the month. The head of state’s ceremonial approval of the withdrawal legislation allows Britain to leave its closest neighbours and trading partners after years of bickering and three delays. Two top EU officials in Brussels are expected to sign the separation treaty on Friday and Prime Minister Boris Johnson — the pro-Brexit figurehead of Britain’s seismic 2016 referendum — will put his name on it in the ... more
  • 2 days Two Killed, More Than 30 Wounded In Lima Gas Tanker Blast ChannelsTv |World
        At least two people were killed and dozens injured, some severely, when a gas tanker exploded and ignited a major fire in Lima on Thursday, emergency services said. The driver of the truck was killed in the blast, and a nine-year-old girl died of cardiac arrest in hospital after succumbing to severe burns, health officials said. Seven other children were among 33 people hospitalized, some with severe burns, health official Ricardo Sopfi told RPP radio. READ ALSO: Trump ‘Should Be Removed’ – Adam Schiff Air force helicopters were used to transport the injured to hospitals. The gas ... more
  • 2 days Trump ‘Should Be Removed’ – Adam Schiff ChannelsTv |World
    File Photo: US President Donald Trump    Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff called dramatically for the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office Thursday, saying the US leader cannot be trusted to put the country’s interests ahead of his own. “The American people deserve a president they can count on, to put their interest first,” said Schiff. His impassioned words capped a long day in which Democrats detailed Trump’s illicit scheme to pressure Ukraine to help his 2020 reelection campaign. “You know, you can’t trust this president to do what is right for this country. You can ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria Commodity Exchange Partners AgriFin On Food Security ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX) has partnered with an indigenous company, AgriFin Nigeria, in a bid to tackle food insecurity across the country. The NCX was established by the Federal Government to facilitate trade in agro-produce and solid minerals in Nigeria. Speaking during a courtesy visit to the NCX management in Abuja, chairman of AgriFin Nigeria, Chief Goodie Ibru, pledged the readiness of his organization to partner with NCX towards improving the wellbeing of the common man. READ ALSO: Finance Act 2019: 20 Basic Food Items And Sanitary Pads Make VAT Exemption List He stated that the private ... more
  • 2 days Serena Williams Stunned At Australian Open, Ending Record Bid ChannelsTv |Sports
      Serena Williams was sensationally knocked out of the Australian Open third round by China’s Wang Qiang on Friday, torpedoing her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown. Williams, 38, was the bookies’ favourite to win an eighth title at Melbourne Park but she came unstuck against a determined Wang, who took only one game off the American last time they met. The 6-4, 6/7 (2/7), 7-5 upset means Williams, whose last Major win was at the 2017 Australian Open when she was pregnant, has fallen short at eight Grand Slams since returning from having a baby in ... more
  • 2 days Victor Moses Signs For Inter Milan On Loan ChannelsTv |Sports
          Victor Moses has signed for Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Thursday, reuniting the Nigeria international with former Blues coach Antonio Conte. In a statement, Inter said that Moses — who moved to Chelsea in 2012 and has spent long periods on loan since — arrived in Milan on a deal that gives the title chasers an option to buy, although the club did not specify the length of the loan. By moving to Inter, Moses rejoins coach Conte, who won the Premier League and FA Cup in his two-year ... more
  • 2 days I Have Nothing To Add, Malami Says As South-West Governors Declare Amotekun Valid ChannelsTv
    Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami   The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday, declined to contradict South-West Governors over ‘Operation Amotekun’. At a press briefing held after the Governors had met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, with Malami in attendance, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said at no time had the federal government declared Amotekun illegal. The Attorney-General “was misinterpreted”, Akeredolu said. “It is so clear. At no time did the government want to stop Amotekun. So there is no problem.” READ ALSO: FG, South-West Governors Agree On Amotekun – Presidency When ... more
  • 2 days Lassa Fever Kills One In Borno, Three Others Hospitalised ChannelsTv
    File photo   Borno State has recorded its first Lassa fever death, in this year’s outbreak. The Commissioner For Health, Dr Salisu Kwaya-Bura confirmed the death to journalists at a news conference on Thursday. According to Kwaya-Bura, three other suspected cases are still under investigation and can only be confirmed as Lassa Fever when the results come back. The cases were detected at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital on Thursday, which led to a temporary closure of the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital as part of measures to manage the situation. RELATED Lassa Fever Kills ... more
  • 2 days Buhari Returns To Nigeria After UK-Africa Summit ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 which held in London from the 17th of January. He was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by his Chief of Staff, the FCT Minister, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, as well as other government officials. During the trip, the president met with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and brought him up to speed with developments in Nigeria. The Nigerian leader told Mr Johnson about the efforts of his administration in the agricultural sector, saying it ... more
  • 3 days New Chinese Virus Not Yet A Global Health Emergency – WHO ChannelsTv |World
    Passengers who arrived on one of the last flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan walk through a health screening station at Narita airport in Chiba prefecture, outside Tokyo, on January 23, 2020, as countries screen for anyone showing symptoms of a SARS-like virus which has killed at least 17 people and infected over 500.  CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP   A deadly virus outbreak that has prompted China to lock down some 20 million people does not yet constitute an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization determined Thursday. “I am not declaring a public health emergency of ... more
  • 3 days Saudi Arabia Dismisses Hack Of Bezos’ Phone ChannelsTv |World
    FILES) In this file photo taken on June 18, 2014 Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrates the company’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, in Seattle, Washington.  AFP   The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The 2018 intrusion into the device led to the release of intimate images of Amazon founder Bezos, whose Post newspaper employed as a contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist murdered later that ... more
  • 3 days Court Restrains INEC Over Ifeanyi Ubah Senate Sack ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.   The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from implementing two previous judgements of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja given against Ifeanyi Ubah. Mr. Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) is seeking to retain his seat in the Senate. READ ALSO: Court Reaffirms Sack Of Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator On April 11, 2019, Justice Bello Kawu of the FCT High Court in Kubwa, had sacked Ubah, the Senator representing Anambra South. The judge reaffirmed his ruling on January 17, ... more
  • 3 days PHOTOS: Uzodinma, Lalong Present As Osinbajo Chairs NEC Meeting ChannelsTv
    Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, Osun’s Gboyega Oyetola and Ondo Governor, Rotimi Oyetola at the National Economic Summit at the Presidential Villa on January 23, 2020.     The first National Economic Council (NEC) meeting of the year has taken place at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the meeting took place on Thursday with governors of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, Plateau State, Simon Lalong and Benue State, Samuel Ortom in attendance. Other governors in attendance were Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, and Gboyega Oyetola of ... more
  • 3 days US Plans Visa Limit For Pregnant Women To Curb Birth Tourism ChannelsTv |World
        The United States on Thursday said it would no longer issue temporary visitor visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the country for so-called “birth tourism.” In announcing the rule change, which takes effect Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure automatic and permanent American citizenship for their children by giving birth on American soil.” “The integrity of American citizenship must be protected,” it said in a statement. Calling the practice “a glaring immigration loophole,” the White House argued the crackdown on “birth tourism” was for public safety and national security as ... more
  • 3 days EFCC Slams Transparency International Over ‘Poor’ Rating On Nigeria ChannelsTv
        The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vehemently condemned in strong terms, the 2019 Corruption Perception Index, CPI recently released by Transparency International, TI, which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries analysed. The Commission further faulted the poor rating as baseless and described as appalling, the ‘bogus and ambiguous’ criteria used by TI to arrive at what the agency described as a ‘jaundiced and illogical rating’. According to the EFCC, the rating is a far cry from the evident strides and achievements so far accomplished by the anti-graft agency in the fight against corruption, particularly ... more
  • 3 days Do You Know Which Countries Have Reported The Chinese Coronavirus? ChannelsTv |World
    A staff member checks the temperature of a guest entering the casino of the New Orient Landmark hotel in Macau on January 22, 2020, after the former Portuguese colony reported its first case of the new SARS-like virus that originated from Wuhan in China.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP   A SARS-like virus has claimed 17 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Here is a list of countries that have so far confirmed cases of the so-called coronavirus. China  As of Thursday, more than 570 people have been infected across China, ... more
  • 3 days Queen Elizabeth II Approves Brexit Bill ChannelsTv |World
    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II attends the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019.  Richard Pohle / POOL / AFP   Queen Elizabeth II gave her formal assent Thursday for Britain to end its decades-long involvement in the European Union and seek a more independent but uncertain future at the end of the month. The head of state’s ceremonial approval of the withdrawal legislation allows Britain to leave its closest neighbours and trading partners after years of bickering and three delays. Two top EU officials in Brussels are expected to sign the separation treaty on ... more
  • 3 days Solskjaer Pleads For Patience After Man United’s Loss To Burnley ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north-west England on April 21, 2019. Oli SCARFF / AFP   Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pleaded for time to get Manchester United back on track after the beleaguered boss and his under-performing stars were booed off and labelled an “embarrassment” following Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat against Burnley. Solskjaer’s side were rocked by Chris Wood’s first-half opener before Jay Rodriguez scored with a superb strike after the break at Old Trafford. It was a woeful display ... more
  • 3 days Pogba’s Agent Hints At Potential Manchester United Exit ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba gives a press conference after a gala football match between All-Star France and Guinea at the Vallee du Cher Stadium in Tours, central France, on December 29, 2019, as part of the “48h for Guinea” charity event. GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP   Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted the Manchester United star could leave Old Trafford if he is unhappy at the end of the season. Pogba has made just eight appearances for United during the current campaign after battling a nagging ankle injury and rumours have swirled about the France midfielder’s future ... more
  • 3 days Burundi Approves Life Pension For Ex-Presidents Amid Poverty ChannelsTv |World
    Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza gives a speech as he inaugurates the new state house constructed by the Chinese aid in Bujumbura, during its inauguration on September 27, 2019. AFP   Burundi lawmakers on Tuesday adopted legislation offering a golden parachute to outgoing presidents, including a luxury villa and a one-off sum equivalent to more than half a million dollars. The move comes four months ahead of May 20 elections for which President Pierre Nkurunziza has said he will not run. In 2015, his campaign for a third term plunged the country into violence and led to an enduring political ... more
  • 3 days Singapore Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus ChannelsTv |World
    Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 18, 2020.  STR / AFP   Singapore Thursday confirmed its first case the new SARS-like virus which has killed 17 people in China and spread to multiple countries including the United States. The Ministry of Health (MOH) said the patient was a 66-year-old man from Wuhan who arrived in Singapore with his family on Monday. He was immediately isolated after arriving at a hospital with a fever and cough, ... more
  • 3 days Two Children Killed In German School Bus Crash ChannelsTv |World
    Germany Map   Two children, both eight years old, were killed and five more seriously injured when a school bus slipped off an icy road into a ditch in central Germany on Thursday, officials said. Local police said the bus had been carrying 22 children to their primary school when the accident happened near the town of Berka in the state of Thuringia. It is believed the bus slipped on the ice because of a dip in the road, before toppling over an embankment and into a ditch. Officials said the other 15 children on the bus were treated ... more
  • 3 days Australian Open: Nadal, Kyrgios Progress Despite Weather Challenge ChannelsTv |Sports
      Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios reached the Australian Open third round on Thursday after the weather-disrupted tournament faced a new challenge: dirty rain which left courts muddy and unplayable. After a day of clean-up operations and delays, Australia’s Kyrgios fought his way past Frenchman Gilles Simon in four sets and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep stamped her class with a win over Britain’s Harriet Dart. Nadal, a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 winner over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, miscued a shot that hit a ballgirl in the head, but he melted hearts when he apologised and gave her a kiss on ... more
  • 3 days Dubai To Screen All Passengers From China Amid Virus Outbreak ChannelsTv |World
    A section of passengers at the Dubai International Airport. Credit: Reuters   Dubai Airport, one of the world’s biggest aviation hubs, said on Thursday it would carry out thermal screening of all passengers arriving from China amid an outbreak of a deadly virus. “Dubai Airports confirms… that all passengers arriving on direct flights from the People’s Republic of China must receive thermal screening at the gate upon arrival,” a statement said. China has locked down two major cities to fight the spread of the coronavirus that has already claimed 17 lives and spread to a number of other countries. ... more
  • 3 days Trump Considers Adding Nigeria, Other Countries To Travel Ban List ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump talks to the media on the South Lawn upon his return to the White House by Marine One, in Washington, DC, November 3, 2019, after returning from a trip to New York. Olivier Douliery / AFP   US President Donald Trump had said his administration was preparing to add a “couple of countries” to the controversial list of states whose citizens are subject to travel bans or severe restrictions on entry to the United States. “We are adding a couple of countries to it. We have to be safe. Our country has to be safe,” ... more
  • 3 days ‘They Have A Strong Team’, Says Sarri Ahead Of Napoli Clash ChannelsTv |Sports
    Juventus’ Italian coach Maurizio Sarri looks on during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) round of 16 football match Juventus vs Udinese on January 15, 2020 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. AFP   Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he expects an emotional return to his former club Napoli on Sunday as Lazio and Roma prepare for a derby clash in Serie A after both capital-city sides exited the Italian Cup during the week. Sarri missed Juventus’ home game against Napoli with pneumonia in August and Sunday’s game at the Stadio San Paolo will be his first since leaving the ... more
  • 3 days Top UN Court Orders Myanmar To Prevent Rohingya Genocide ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo taken on December 11, 2019, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (C) stands before the UN’s International Court of Justice next to Abubacarr Tambadou (2L), minister of justice of the Gambia, in the Peace Palace of The Hague, on the second day of her hearing on the Rohingya genocide case. PHOTO: Koen Van WEEL / ANP / AFP   The UN’s highest court ordered Myanmar on Thursday to do everything in its power to prevent the alleged genocide of Rohingya Muslims, as international justice stepped into the crisis for the first time. The ... more
  • 3 days Alleged Fraud: Absence of Defence Counsel Stalls Fani-Kayode’s Trial ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Mr Femi Fani-Kayode   The absence of one of the Defence lawyers has stalled the N4.9bn fraud trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode at the Federal High Court in Lagos. The counsel, Clement Onwuenwuenor, who is a lawyer to the third & Fourth defendant Danjuma Yusuf and Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, wrote to the court to seek an adjournment. He said he was before the Court of Appeal in Lagos in respect of three criminal cases. The former Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode is being tried alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, ... more
  • 3 days NGF Collaborates With Communications Ministry To Achieve 70% Broadband Penetration ChannelsTv
      The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) says it is prepared to collaborate with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, in order to achieve the Federal Government’s target of 70% broadband penetration. Chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi while addressing journalists after the meeting of the governors in Abuja on Thursday explained that the move is aimed at developing the states’ digital economic strategies. He revealed that some of the areas of intervention include the harmonisation of all rights of way charges as well as multiple taxations. READ ALSO: We Will Repatriate Alison-Madueke To Face Financial Crime Charges – ... more
  • 3 days Two Suspects Arrested For Selling JAMB Forms Above Official Price ChannelsTv
      Two middle-aged men have been arrested by the Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly extorting Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) applicants by selling the forms above the N4,700 price approved by the examination body. The NSCDC Commandant in Ogun State Command, Hammed Abodunrin while parading the suspects at the state headquarters of the corps in Abeokuta revealed that the suspects were arrested based on a tip-off and complains by applicants. READ ALSO: Group Asks Court To Stop IMN’s Planned Book Launch He lamented that JAMB candidates and their parents ... more
  • 3 days Group Asks Court To Stop IMN’s Planned Book Launch ChannelsTv
        A nongovernmental organization, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has filed a suit at the Kaduna state High Court asking for an order to stop the Spokesman of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Musa, from publishing a book on the December 2015 clash between the group and the Army in Zaria which led to loss of many lives and property. The group says the proposed book is capable of jeopardizing the ongoing trial of the embattled IMN leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife. Speaking to reporters shortly after filing an exparte ... more
  • 3 days $7.35bn Spent On Players Transfer In 2019, Says FIFA ChannelsTv |Sports
    File   Football clubs worldwide splashed out a record $7.35 billion (6.63 million euros) on transfers in the men’s game in 2019, FIFA revealed in a report released on Wednesday. The amount represents a 5.8 per cent increase in 2018, with English clubs accounting for the largest total outlay at just over $1.5 billion — a drop of 22.1 per cent on previous figures. However, 80 per cent of all spending on transfer fees came from 100 clubs combined, according to the global transfer market report. Portuguese clubs achieved the highest net balance with $384 million while those in England produced ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus Forces China To Suspend Flights, Train Trips Out Of Affected City ChannelsTv |World
    Health officers screen arriving passengers from China with thermal scanners at Changi International airport in Singapore on January 22, 2020 as authorities increased measure against coronavirus. ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP   Authorities will suspend on Thursday flights and trains out of the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, and say residents should not leave without a special reason, state media said. The move, effective at 10:00 am (0200 GMT), is meant to “resolutely contain the momentum of the epidemic spreading” and protect lives, the central city’s special command centre against the virus said, according to ... more
  • 3 days US Candidate Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton For Calling Her ‘Russian Asset’ ChannelsTv |World
    n this file photo taken on June 01, 2017 former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks onstage with novelist Cheryl Strayed at “An Evening with Hillary Rodham Clinton” during the BookExpo in New York/ AFP   US presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard, who is in near the last place among Democrats in primary polling, filed a defamation suit Wednesday against Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state  called her a “Russian asset.” Gabbard alleges that Clinton made the comments in retaliation for her support of Bernie Sanders, the former secretary of state’s rival in 2016 for the Democratic presidential ... more
  • 3 days Tottenham Target Willian Jose Pulls Out Of Real Sociedad Squad ChannelsTv |Sports
    Real Sociedad’s Brazilian forward Willian Jose gestures during the Spanish league football match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on January 5, 2020.ANDER GILLENEA / AFP   Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose withdrew from the squad to face Espanyol on Wednesday amid speculation he is close to joining Tottenham.  Willian Jose has been key to la Real’s strong first half of the season in La Liga but asked the club to be removed from the squad to face Espanyol in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey. “Last minute change to ... more
  • 3 days Lloris Returns To Tottenham After Three-Month Absence ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris warms up for the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 22, 2020. Adrian DENNIS / AFP   Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris returned for his first appearance under Jose Mourinho against Norwich on Wednesday after over three months out with a dislocated elbow. The French number one suffered the injury in conceding the first goal of a dispiriting 3-0 defeat to Brighton in early October. Just over a month later, Mourinho replaced the sacked Mauricio Pochettino. The 32-year-old returned to ... more
  • 3 days 75-Year-Old Woman Dies Of Lassa Fever In Ebonyi ChannelsTv
      The Ebonyi state Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a 75-year-old woman from Lassa fever infection. According to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the victim was brought to the state university teaching hospital 10 days ago with symptoms similar to malaria. It added that she started vomiting blood which raised concerns of the likelihood that she had been infected of the hemorrhagic viral disease. “Sample was taken to Virology centre at Abakaliki Ebonyi state and it was confirmed to be positive of Lassa fever. Unfortunately the patient died yesterday. “The State Ministry of Health ... more
  • 4 days There’s Nothing Wrong In Raiding ‘Yahoo Boys’ At Nightclubs – Magu ChannelsTv
      The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has come out to defend the raids on nightclubs in the country, insisting that there is nothing wrong in it. The anti-graft agency recently stormed a nightclub in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital and arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters, known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’. Mr Magu said the move is important because that’s where internet fraudsters gather and spend the money gotten from their victims. “If it is nightclubs, these are the places the yahoo boys gather and spend the money. There is nothing wrong ... more
  • 4 days I Think I Am A Monster, Says Killer Of Billionaire Businessman ChannelsTv
      When billionaire businessman, late Ignatius Odunukwe opened a real estate discussion with Daniel Ibeaji late in 2019, the intention was to make it a profitable venture for both parties. Little did Mr. Odunukwe know that the deal would have led to his death. With the deal put at several millions of naira, both parties agreed to meet at a designated hotel in Lagos where all the paperwork were to be finalised. Mr Odunukwe never made it back thus prompting his family to report his disappearance to the police. The police immediately sprang into action and after three weeks ... more
  • 4 days Impeachment Trial: I Would ‘Love’ To Attend, Stare In Their Corrupt Faces —Trump ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump gives a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22, 2020. JIM WATSON / AFP   US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would love to be attending his impeachment trial underway in the US Senate, but that his lawyers had advised him against it. “I’d love to go. I’d sort of love (to) sit in the front row and stare in their corrupt faces,” Trump told reporters as he wrapped up his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos. But he added: “I think they (his lawyers) might have a problem.” Trump ... more
  • 4 days SARS-Like Virus Death Toll Rises To 17 ChannelsTv |World
    Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 18, 2020.   The death toll from a new SARS-like China virus that has infected hundreds rose to 17, authorities said on Wednesday. Officials in Hubei, the central Chinese province whose capital is the epicentre of the epidemic, said at a televised news conference that the total number of people in the region infected with the new coronavirus was 444. AFP ... more
  • 4 days Liverpool Not Selling Any Player In January, Says Klopp ChannelsTv |Sports
      Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has no intention of allowing any of his players to leave the club in the January transfer window as he closes in on the Premier League title. Klopp’s side are 13 points clear of defending champions Manchester City with two matches in hand and look certain to be crowned English champions for the first time since 1990. Unbeaten Liverpool face Wolves away on Thursday, seeking their 22nd win out of 23 Premier League matches this season. Sevilla and Roma have made tentative approaches regarding a loan deal for Xherdan Shaqiri, who is currently unfit, ... more
  • 4 days SARS-Like Virus: UK Steps Up Checks On Flights ChannelsTv |World
    Passengers wearing face masks arrive at the ferry terminal in Macau from Hong Kong on January 22, 2020, after China recently confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of the new SARS-like virus.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP   Britain on Wednesday enhanced monitoring of flights from the central China city at the heart of a new SARS-like virus that has killed nine people and spread to the United States. Public Health England also raised the risk level of infection from “very low” to “low” because of the potential for human-to-human transmission. “From today, enhanced monitoring will be in place for all direct ... more
  • 4 days Real Madrid’s Odriozola Signs Bayern Loan Deal ChannelsTv |Sports
    New recruit of German first division Bundesliga football club Bayern Munich, Alvaro Odriozola, speaks during a press conference for his official presentation on January 22, 2020 in Munich, Germany.   AFP   Bayern Munich have signed Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola on loan until the end of the season, the two clubs confirmed on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Spain international will bolster Bayern’s defence, which has been left short on the cover with centre-backs Niklas Suele and Lucas Hernandez sidelined by knee injuries. “We decided to comply with the request of our head coach Hansi Flick for reinforcements in defence and ... more
  • 4 days French League Cup: Lyon Beat Lille On Penalties To Reach Final ChannelsTv |Sports
    Lyon’s French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French League Cup semifinal football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Lille LOSC at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern France on January 21, 2020.JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP   Lyon beat Lille on penalties after a dramatic 2-2 draw at the Groupama Stadium on Tuesday to reach their sixth French League Cup final, setting up a possible clash with record eight-time winners Paris Saint-Germain. Renato Sanches dragged what proved to be the last penalty of the shootout wide to send Lyon through. This is the final season of ... more
  • 4 days Schalke’s Todibo To Debut In Bayern Clash ChannelsTv |Sports
    Schalke’s defender Jean-Clair Todibo is pictured prior the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 v Borussia Moenchengladbach in Gelsenkirchen, on January 17, 2020.  AFP   French defender Jean-Clair Todibo hopes to make his Schalke debut against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena this Saturday and help keep the Royal Blues in the race for the Bundesliga title. Rated by Schalke coach David Wanger as “one of the best young central defenders in Europe”, the 20-year-old has joined on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season. The Gelsenkirchen-based club has an option to make the move ... more
  • 4 days I Would Like Him To Join Atletico, Says Cavani’s Father ChannelsTv |Sports
    Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani heads the ball during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 12, 2020. Bertrand GUAY / AFP   Edinson Cavani wants to join Atletico Madrid and is being treated “unfairly” by Paris Saint-Germain, the Uruguay striker’s father said on Wednesday. Cavani, 32, has fallen out of favour at PSG, where he is competing with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Mauro Icardi and Angel di Maria for starting spots in the attack. Several clubs are reportedly keen on signing Cavani, who has ... more
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