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  • 3 days Buhari Contravened The Law On Appointment Of 11 Judges – Court ChannelsTv |Politics
    A photo combination of President Muhammadu Buhari and a court gavel     A Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that President Muhammadu Buhari acted in contravention of the law when he sent the names of 11 candidates recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment as judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory to the Senate for screening and confirmation. Delivering judgment in a suit filed by an Abuja based lawyer Oladimeji Ekemgba, Justice Inyang Ekwo made the pronouncement contending that the forwarding of the names of the eleven nominees ... more
  • 3 days Emir of Zazzau: Obasanjo Pays Condolence Visit To Kaduna ChannelsTv
    A file photo of former President Olusegun Obasanjo   Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has admonished public office holders to live a righteous life worthy of emulation even after they might have retired from service or dead. The former president gave the admonition when he paid a condolence visit to Zaria over the death of late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris who died on Sunday. Obasanjo’s visit coincided with the 3 days prayer of the late traditional ruler, which was attended by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, traditional rules, and other dignitaries. Describing the late ... more
  • 3 days South Sudan Politicians Embezzled $36mn – UN Panel ChannelsTv |World
      High-ranking politicians and bureaucrats in South Sudan have siphoned off at least $36 million in public funds, sometimes with the connivance of international corporations and banks, a UN commission said on Wednesday.  The report by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan came six days after President Salva Kiir fired the country’s finance minister, the head of the tax-gathering National Revenue Authority as well as the director of the state-owned oil company. “Our Commission has uncovered brazen embezzlement by senior politicians and government officials, together with a number of entities linked to the government,” the ... more
  • 3 days Bayern Boss Eager To Stop Super Cup Becoming Virus Hotbed ChannelsTv |Sports
    Karl Heinz-Rummenigge   Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists the German giants want to prevent  Thursday’s UEFA Super Cup showdown in Budapest turning into a super spreader event due to a high Covid-19 infection rate in the Hungarian capital. On Monday, Bavaria premier Markus Soeder warned against the fixture becoming a “football-Ischgl”, referring to the Austrian ski resort where thousands of holidaymakers were infected with the virus at the beginning of the pandemic in Europe. “I really get a stomach ache when it comes to the Super Cup” Soeder added of Bayern’s game against Europa League ... more
  • 3 days Bayern Boss Eager To Stop Super Cup Becoming Virus Hotbed ChannelsTv |World
    Karl Heinz-Rummenigge   Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists the German giants want to prevent  Thursday’s UEFA Super Cup showdown in Budapest turning into a super spreader event due to a high Covid-19 infection rate in the Hungarian capital. On Monday, Bavaria premier Markus Soeder warned against the fixture becoming a “football-Ischgl”, referring to the Austrian ski resort where thousands of holidaymakers were infected with the virus at the beginning of the pandemic in Europe. “I really get a stomach ache when it comes to the Super Cup” Soeder added of Bayern’s game against Europa League ... more
  • 3 days Spain Bans Small Sailboats After Killer Whale Attacks ChannelsTv |World
    Handout / TASMANIA POLICE / AFP   Spain has temporarily banned sailboats from a stretch of its northwestern coast after several vessels were damaged in attacks by orcas, or killer whales, in recent weeks. The week-long ban, which came into effect on Tuesday night, applies to sailboats under 15 metres (49 feet) long and aims to protect “both people and the orcas”, the transport ministry said in a statement. It extends between the capes of the Prioriono Grande and la Punta de Estaca de Bares in the northwestern region of Galicia, a stretch of about 100 ... more
  • 3 days ‘Nothing To Hide’ – Tour de France Team Leader Quintana Denies Doping ChannelsTv |Sports
    Team Arkea – Samsic rider Colombia’s Nairo Quintana arrives to attend the start of the 16th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 164 km between La Tour du Pin and Villard-de-Lans, on September 15, 2020.Marco Bertorello / AFP / POOL   Colombian rider Nairo Quintana, whose Tour de France team is targeted in a doping investigation, said he had “nothing to hide” after two unnamed members of the French outfit were briefly detained before being released. Quintana, 30, leader of the Arkea-Samsic team and winner of the 2014 Giro d’Italia, ... more
  • 3 days ‘Nothing To Hide’ – Tour de France Team Leader Quintana Denies Doping ChannelsTv |World
    Team Arkea – Samsic rider Colombia’s Nairo Quintana arrives to attend the start of the 16th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 164 km between La Tour du Pin and Villard-de-Lans, on September 15, 2020.Marco Bertorello / AFP / POOL   Colombian rider Nairo Quintana, whose Tour de France team is targeted in a doping investigation, said he had “nothing to hide” after two unnamed members of the French outfit were briefly detained before being released. Quintana, 30, leader of the Arkea-Samsic team and winner of the 2014 Giro d’Italia, ... more
  • 3 days Eiffel Tower Evacuated For 2 hours After Bomb Threat ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 6, 2020 tourists visit the Esplanade des Droits de l’Homme with the Eiffel tower in the background, in Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP   The Eiffel Tower in Paris was evacuated for two hours Wednesday after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up the great edifice in the heart of the French capital, police said. After an inspection, nothing suspicious was found and the Eiffel Tower was able to reopen to visitors. “A man phoned up, shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ and said he was going to ‘blow up everything'” ... more
  • 3 days French Lawmakers Move To Allow Larger Crowds Into Stadiums ChannelsTv |World
    A file photo of a court gavel.   Lawmakers in France have agreed in principle to allow larger crowds into stadiums in areas where the coronavirus is less prevalent and if venues are big enough, in what has been called a “common sense” move. At the moment attendances at sports events are capped at 5,000, but are limited to 1,000 in areas where there are larger outbreaks of Covid-19, such as in the Mediterranean city of Marseille. Currently, no allowances are made for the capacity of venues, and the existing rules meant no more than 1,000 ... more
  • 3 days Sweden’s Police Frustrated By Criminal ‘Clans’, As Crime Escalates ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) Police work on August 2, 2020 at the site where a twelve-year-old girl was shot dead near a petrol station in Botkyrka, south of Stockholm. Police in Sweden says they’re struggling to control mafia-like criminal “clans” exercising their own form of justice, amid an escalation of violent crime in what has long been a tranquil and safe country.   Police in Sweden says they’re struggling to control criminal “clans” exercising their own form of justice, amid an escalation of violent crime in what has long been a tranquil and safe country. With close family loyalties ... more
  • 3 days German Minister Quarantines Over COVID-19 Exposure Fear ChannelsTv |World
    German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas speaks to the press during a Foreign ministers affairs council in Brussels, on September 21, 2020. (Photo by Olivier HOSLET / POOL / AFP)   German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas quarantined himself on Wednesday after one of his security staff tested positive for coronavirus, a ministry spokeswoman said. Maas returned a negative result in a preliminary test carried out on Wednesday, she said in a statement. “The foreign ministry is working with public health authorities to determine whether further people are affected and other measures are necessary,” she said, ... more
  • 3 days Austria Sued For COVID-19 Outbreaks In Ski Resorts ChannelsTv |World
    A file photo of a court gavel. A consumer watchdog said Wednesday it is seeking hundreds of thousands of euros in damages from the Austrian state over coronavirus outbreaks in ski resorts suspected of spreading the deadly virus across Europe. The head of the VSV consumer protection association, Peter Kolba, told a press conference that several civil lawsuits had been filed in a Vienna court over the outbreaks, including one in the now notorious resort of Ischgl. Kolba says more than 6,000 tourists from 45 countries, including Germany, the UK, and the US, have been in ... more
  • 3 days Lagos Govt Hands Over 51 Vehicles, Eight Houses To Judges ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.   As part of efforts to build a strong and formidable judiciary in Lagos State, the state government has handed out 51 vehicles and eight houses to judges. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu while handing over the houses and cars at the Ikeja High Court on Wednesday, pledged that no arm of Government in the state will be deprived of requisite tools to perform its statutory duties. It would be second time in a year Gov Sanwo-Olu would be giving out official vehicles to members of the State’s judiciary. ... more
  • 3 days Delta Govt Approves Reopening Of Schools ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa     The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has approved the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state for the completion of the 2019/2020 academic session and the start of the 2020/2021 academic year. A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, on Wednesday stated that JSS 1 and JSS2 students and their counterparts in SS 1 and SS 2 will resume on Monday, September 28, 2020, to enable them to commence their 2nd term examinations which will ... more
  • 3 days Mourinho Challenges Alli To Earn His Place At Spurs ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on September 20, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)   Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho expects Dele Alli still to be at the Premier League club when the transfer window shuts next month, confirming he is in the squad for this week’s Europa League fixture. The England midfielder, who has been left out of the past two games, has been linked with a ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Congratulates Tony Elumelu For Being Among Time’s 100 Most Influential People ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari     President Muhammadu Buhari lauds Chairman, United Bank for Africa, Mr. Tony Elumelu, on his being named among Time 100 Most Influential People of 2020. The President commends Elumelu’s vision of Africapitalism, which espouses that Africa’s private sector must play a leading role in the continent’s development through long-term investments, entrepreneurship, and regional connectivity, adding that it was just a matter of time before such caught global attention. President Buhari says Elumelu’s commitment to the development of African youths, whom he has given a voice and empowerment, investing $5,000 in 1,000 young ... more
  • 3 days Buhari To Depart Abuja For Guinea Bissau ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari      President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, September 24. The President will join the Heads of State and Government of Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Rwanda, Mauritania, Togo, and Liberia to mark the 47th independence anniversary of Guinea Bissau. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari will also commission a road named in his honour by the host government. The Nigerian leader and other invited ... more
  • 3 days VP Osinbajo, CoS, Ministers, Present As Buhari Presides Over Virtual FEC Meeting ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 16th virtual cabinet meeting at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting started at 09:00 GMT and it has the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari physically in attendance. Ministers physically present at the Council Chambers are Ministers of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Justice, Abubakar Malami, Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and State-Petroleum, Timipre Sylva. ... more
  • 3 days US Hails INEC, Security Agencies Over Edo Guber Poll ChannelsTv
    Mary Beth Leonard, US Ambassador to Nigeria. Photo: US Embassy.   The United States Government has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies over the conduct of the Edo State Governorship election.  “Congratulations @inecnigeria and Nigerian security services on the Edo governorship election,” the US Mission in Nigeria tweeted Wednesday. “We commend the people of Edo State for exercising their franchise and recognize Governor Obaseki & Pastor Ize Iyamu for encouraging peace.”   Congratulations @inecnigeria and Nigerian security services on the Edo governorship election. We commend the people of Edo State for ... more
  • 3 days Emir Of Zazzau’s Burial: Group Laments Breach Of COVID-19 Protocols, Asks PTF To Act ChannelsTv
      A group called the Anap Foundation Think Tank has called on the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to take urgent action against those breaching public gathering protocols. The group in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Atedo N. A. Peterside CON; and Vice-Chairman, Abubakar Siddique Mohammed on Wednesday, said this in reaction to the large crowd that showed up at the burial ceremony of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris. The group lamented that while the outpouring of emotion evidenced by the huge crowds was understandable, it was evident that all public health rules were ... more
  • 3 days Wolves Sign Barcelona Defender Nelson Semedo ChannelsTv |Sports
    Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo arrives for a friendly football match between FC Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff stadium in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona on September 16, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)   Wolves announced the signing of Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona on Wednesday for a fee that could reportedly rise to £37 million ($47 million). The Premier League club announced the 26-year-old had signed a three-year deal at Molineux, with an option to extend until 2025. The Portugal international, who made 124 appearances for Barcelona, joins Nuno Espirito ... more
  • 3 days Tech Giants Strike Deal With Advertisers Over Hate Speech ChannelsTv |Tech
    This file illustration taken on October 1, 2019 shows the logos of mobile apps Facebook and Google displayed on a tablet in Lille, France. DENIS CHARLET / AFP.   Web giants including Facebook have struck a deal with advertisers on how to identify harmful content such as hate speech, after an impasse over the issue which led to boycotts of the platform. The agreement — which also included Twitter and YouTube — laid out for the first time a common set of definitions for hateful statements online. In July, hundreds of advertisers including big-name consumer brands ... more
  • 3 days Lampard Urges Hudson-Odoi To Seize His Chance At Chelsea ChannelsTv |Sports
    Chelsea’s German defender Antonio Rudiger (C) and Chelsea’s English head coach Frank Lampard (L) leave the field after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge in London on July 26, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / POOL / AFP)   Frank Lampard has challenged Callum Hudson-Odoi to prove his worth for Chelsea when he gets a rare first-team start in Wednesday’s League Cup clash against Barnsley. The Blues boss has confirmed the England winger will make just his second start since February 1 in the match at Stamford Bridge. ... more
  • 3 days UNGA Debate: President Buhari Advocates Supply Of Safe Coronavirus Vaccines ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari   President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the UN General Assembly Debate advocated for a safe and effective supply of Coronavirus vaccines to all parts of the world. He also assured that Nigeria will continue to partner with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and some countries to ensure accelerated development. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. READ ALSO: COVID-19: We Have Commenced Distribution Of Palliatives Worth N10.9 Billion – Buhari Adesina in the statement added that President Buhari also ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Condoles With Fayose Over Sister’s Death ChannelsTv
    A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.   President Muhammadu Buhari prays God’s comfort for former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, on the sad loss of his immediate elder sister, Mrs. Moji Ladeji. The President equally condoles with the nuclear family of the deceased, the larger Fayose and Ladeji families, friends, relations, and associates, urging them to take heart, since death is the ultimate end of all mortals. President Buhari prays that the soul of the departed will rest in peace. ... more
  • 3 days Spanish Striker Morata Returns To Juventus From Atletico Madrid ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo: Atletico Madrid’s Spanish forward Alvaro Morata (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a second goal during the Spanish League football match between Atletico Madrid and Mallorca at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on July 3, 2020.PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP   Spanish striker Alvaro Morata on Tuesday returned to Juventus on loan from Atletico Madrid, the Turin club announced. The much-travelled Morata, who is 27, played for Juventus from 2014-2016, scoring 27 goals in 93 appearances. He graduated through the youth system at Real Madrid and had two stints at the club either side ... more
  • 3 days Barcelona’s Luis Suarez Suspected Of Cheating In Italian Exam ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo: Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez gustures during the Spanish league football match between Real Betis and FC Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on March 17, 2019. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP   Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is suspected of cheating to pass his Italian language test with the help of his teachers, the Perugia prosecutor’s department in charge of the investigation said on Tuesday. The Italian exam was a first step required in order to receive a passport ahead of a possible transfer to Juventus, a move which has seen been abandoned. ... more
  • 3 days ‘Power Is Not By Inheritance’: Jegede Dismisses Zoning Governorship Seat ChannelsTv |Politics
      The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo State Governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) has downplayed talks of zoning the post, insisting that “power is not by inheritance.”  “It is not turn by turn; it is about democracy. It is about the choice of the people,” Jegede who is from Ondo Central zone, explained when he featured on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday. The PDP flag bearer who went down memory explained that zoning has never been a deciding factor in who occupies the Government House in Akure, calling on Ondo residents to ... more
  • 3 days ‘We Want To Fight With Liverpool’: De Bruyne Urges City Not To Slack In EPL ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester City’s Kelvin De Bruyne. Photo: Twitter@Premier League   Kevin De Bruyne has urged Manchester City to make a fast start as they aim to win back the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s side finished 18 points behind champions Liverpool last season after making an inconsistent start to the season. Having won the title two years in a row before last term, De Bruyne knows exactly what it takes to lift the trophy. Monday’s 3-1 win at Wolves in their opening game was a solid beginning. De Bruyne scored City’s first from the penalty spot before ... more
  • 3 days Tottenham’s League Cup Tie Postponed Due To Coronavirus ChannelsTv |Sports
    Son shone like a million star in the game. Photo: Twitter@Tottenham     Tottenham’s League Cup tie at Leyton Orient was called off on Tuesday after several of their League Two opponents tested positive for the coronavirus. Just two hours before Jose Mourinho’s side were due to play the third round match at the Breyer Group Stadium, the English Football League announced it had been postponed. Orient had already shut down their training ground as a result of the virus outbreak in their first-team squad. “Tonight’s Carabao Cup match between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur is ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Anglican Bishop Asks Govt To Provide Stimulus Package For Citizens ChannelsTv
    Distribution of COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja (File Photo: Sodique Adelakun/ChannelsTV)   The Bishop of Kaduna Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Timothy Yahaya has called on the federal and state governments to create stimulus packages to help poor households and small scale businesses hardest hit by the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. In his message during the synod of the Diocese held in the Kaduna state capital on Tuesday, the Bishop noted that many vulnerable households are going through severe hardship due to the pandemic. According to him, the economic stimulus package for such category of people ... more
  • 3 days “Your Significant Victory Marks A Watershed In Edo’, Oyegun Congratulates Obaseki ChannelsTv |Politics
    Former National Chairman of the Al Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Odigie-Oyegun has declared support for the second term bid of the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki.   A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the former governor of Edo State said: “Please accept my deepest congratulations, Mr. Governor on your re-election as Governor of our great Edo State. “You and your exemplary Deputy have shown that with good work and principled leadership, ... more
  • 3 days Tony Elumelu Named In Time’s 100 Most Influential People ChannelsTv
        TIME has named Tony O. Elumelu, one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its 17th year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Mr. Elumelu, who is one of only four Africans on the 2020 list, is recognised for his track record of business turnaround and value creation, and economic empowerment of young Africans. Tony Elumelu is the Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, his family-owned investment company, committed to ... more
  • 4 days Buhari Orders Reduction In Price Of Fertilizer ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.   President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reduction of the cost of fertilizer from N5,500 to N5,000 naira per bag. The reduction was announced by the Vice Chairman of the National Food Security Council and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu. He disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing State House reporters in Abuja after the council met with the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. Bagudu explained that the Federal Government’s decision to reduce the price was to ensure food security in the country. “You ... more
  • 4 days NLC Insists On Nationwide Protest Over Fuel, Electricity Price Hike ChannelsTv
    A file photo of NLC President, Ayuba Wabba   The Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday insisted that it will organise workers across the country to protest the increase in fuel and electricity prices on September 28. Speaking in Abuja at a press briefing, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said the protest action was inevitable since the federal government has refused to reverse the increase in electricity and fuel prices. According to Wabba, the “privatisation of the electricity sub-sector, seven years down the line, have not yielded any positive report. READ ALSO: Reverse Fuel, Electricity Price Or Face ... more
  • 4 days Saudi Arabia To Resume ‘Umrah’ Pilgrimage From October 4 ChannelsTv |World
    A picture taken on July 29, 2020 shows pilgrims holding coloured umbrellas along matching coloured rings separating them as a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic measure while circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine. (Photo by STR / AFP)   Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round umrah pilgrimage from October 4, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, seven months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the first stage, “6,000 citizens and residents within the kingdom will be allowed to perform the umrah per day from October 4”, the ministry said in a statement ... more
  • 4 days Trump Lashes China Over COVID-19 As UN Warns Against New ‘Cold War’ ChannelsTv |World
    President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport on September 21, 2020 in Swanton, Ohio. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images/AFP   US President Donald Trump cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new “Cold War” between the two powers. At a General Assembly held almost entirely virtually due to Covid-19, Trump delivered a speech in election campaign mode, while Chinese President Xi Jinping instead unveiled ambitious new targets to fight climate change. As the US death toll from ... more
  • 4 days China, World’s Largest Greenhouse Polluter, Sets 2060 To Go Carbon Neutral ChannelsTv |World
    An image of Chinese President Xi Jinping appearing by video link at the United Nations 75th anniversary is seen on an outdoor screen as pedestrians walk past below in Beijing on September 22, 2020. GREG BAKER / AFP   Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday that the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter will peak emissions in 2030 and go carbon neutral by 2060, in what environmentalists hailed as a major step forward. The goals were the most concrete yet announced by China, which accounts for one-quarter of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions blamed for fast-rising temperatures. ... more
  • 4 days West Ham Manager Moyes, Two Players Test Positive For COVID-19 ChannelsTv |Sports
    In this file photo taken on June 23, 2020 West Ham United’s Scottish manager David Moyes gestures during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP   West Ham manager David Moyes and Hammers players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. West Ham’s medical team were informed of the test results while Moyes and his squad were at the London Stadium preparing for Tuesday’s League Cup third ... more
  • 4 days Air Force Immortalises Flying Officer Arotile ChannelsTv
    The late Tolulope Arotile. Photo: Twitter@Nigerian Air Force.   The Nigerian Air Force has immortalised the late Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile who died on July 14 in Kaduna State. Speaking during the newly renovated and remodelled Pilots’ Crew ‘Room’ at the 115 Special Operations Group (115 SOG) Port Harcourt on Tuesday, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, stated that immortalizing the deceased was in fulfilment of the Force’s promise. Abubakar said the move was in appreciation to Arotile for her invaluable contributions to the fight against armed banditry and other criminal ... more
  • 4 days Kano Musician Sentenced To Death Can Appeal Up To Supreme Court, Says Ganduje ChannelsTv
      A musician sentenced to death in Kano, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, can appeal the judgement up to the Supreme Court, the Kano State Government said on Tuesday. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said this during a briefing with State House Correspondents in Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Shariff-Aminu, 22, was sentenced by an upper Sharia court in Kano last August after he was found guilty of blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March. READ ALSO: NBA Wades Into Case Of Kano Musician Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy He did not deny the charges. Judge Khadi Aliyu ... more
  • 4 days Governor Zulum Announces N20m Donation For Family Of Slain Colonel ChannelsTv
    A photo combination showing Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum and the late Colonel Dahiru Bako.   Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has announced the donation of N20 million for the family of the late Colonel Dahiru Bako who was killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in the state. The governor who announced this on Tuesday during the burial of the late commander in Maiduguri, the state capital, paid glowing tributes to him. Zulum described the deceased was a fallen warrior, a gallant, and dogged military officer. “It was public knowledge that I (Zulum) liked ... more
  • 4 days Death Toll From India Building Collapse Jumps To 20 ChannelsTv |World
    Rescuers look for survivors after a residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi in Thane district, a suburb of Mumbai, India, Sept. 21, 2020. (AFP Photo)   The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India climbed to 20 Tuesday, with more bodies likely to be recovered, officials said, as rescuers searched for survivors. Emergency workers from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have pulled 20 survivors — including two boys aged four and seven — from the rubble of the building in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai. An NDRF spokesman told reporters that recovery teams, aided by ... more
  • 4 days Bolsonaro Faces Growing Pressure To Green Brazil Economy ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on March 18, 2020 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures using a face cover during a press conference regarding the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic at the Planalto Palace, Brasilia. – Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro announced on July 7, 2020 he had tested positive for the coronavirus but said he was feeling “perfectly well” and had only mild symptoms. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP)     As the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands bruise Brazil’s international image, bankers, business executives and even agribusiness firms are calling for a greener ... more
  • 4 days ICPC To Prosecute NECO Staff For Alleged Possession Of Fake Certificates ChannelsTv
    ICPC Logo   The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to prosecute some staff of the National Examination Council (NECO) for allegedly possessing fake certificates. The move to prosecute the affected staff followed a request by the Registrar of NECO, Professor Godswill Obioma during a recent courtesy visit to the Commission. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Tuesday by the spokesperson for the Commission, Azuka C. Ogugua. “Professor Obioma, at the meeting with ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, and other top management staff of the Commission, mentioned that the ... more
  • 4 days PHOTOS: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Obaseki, Shaibu ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificates of return to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu. The National Commissioner, INEC in charge of Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa, Mrs May Agbmuche-Mbu made the presentation on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the Edo State capital. See photos from the event below…                   ... more
  • 4 days CBN Reduces Monetary Policy Rate To 11.5% ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Central Bank of Nigeria has cut the Monetary Policy Rate from 12.5 per cent to 11.5 per cent. Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele announced this on Tuesday while presenting a communiqué after the two-day Monetary Policy Committee Meeting in Abuja. The MPC, however, opted to retain the Cash Reserve Ratio at 27.5 per cent and the liquidity ratio at 30 per cent. “In the face of declining economic growth and rise in inflation, committee faced a difficult set of policy choices requiring trade-offs and sequencing,” he said. According to Emefiele, reducing the MPR will put pressure ... more
  • 4 days CBN Reduces Monetary Policy Rate To 11.5% ChannelsTv
      The Central Bank of Nigeria has cut the Monetary Policy Rate from 12.5 per cent to 11.5 per cent. Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele announced this on Tuesday while presenting a communiqué after the two-day Monetary Policy Committee Meeting in Abuja. The MPC, however, opted to retain the Cash Reserve Ratio at 27.5 per cent and the liquidity ratio at 30 per cent. “In the face of declining economic growth and rise in inflation, committee faced a difficult set of policy choices requiring trade-offs and sequencing,” he said. According to Emefiele, reducing the MPR will put pressure ... more
  • 4 days UN Chief Warns Against ‘New Cold War’ ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 4, 2020 United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the world to prevent a Cold War between the United States and China and halt conflicts so it can focus on the Covid-19 pandemic. “We must do everything to avoid a new Cold War,” Guterres said in an address as he opened an almost entirely virtual UN General Assembly. “We are moving in ... more
  • 4 days Gbajabiamila Visits Zaria, Describes Late Emir As Man Of Integrity ChannelsTv
    Femi Gbajabiamila, visits the Zazzau Emirate   The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday visited the Zazzau Emirate where he commiserated with the Kaduna State Governor,  Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai and the family of the late Emir of Zazzau, Dr. Shehu Idris. Gbajabiamila, who was received by the Secretary to the Government of Kaduna State, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, and some members of the Zazzau Emirate Council, said the late Emir was a man of integrity who dedicated himself to the service of his people. The Speaker personally delivered separate condolence letters to the ... more
  • 4 days Kwara Governor Visits Buhari, Seeks Federal Aid For Flood Victims ChannelsTv
    Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq visits President Muhammadu Buhari    Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The governor during his visit on Tuesday requested for federal aid to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the state who are victims of this year’s flood disaster.
    Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq Governor Abdulrazaq told journalists that the recent floods in the state have caused financial losses to the tune of 5 to 10 billion naira, 15,000 people displaced alongside thousands of hectares of land. ... more
  • 4 days Assange Says He ‘Hears Voices’ In Prison – Psychiatrist ChannelsTv |World
      WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained of hearing imaginary voices and music while detained in a high-security British prison, a psychiatrist who has interviewed him told his extradition hearing on Tuesday. Michael Kopelman, a psychiatrist who has interviewed Assange around 20 times, said the former hacker would be a “very high” suicide risk if he were extradited to the United States for leaking military secrets. He cited as evidence Assange’s “severe depression” and “psychotic symptoms”, which included auditory hallucinations while in solitary confinement in his cell at the high-security Belmarsh Prison in southwest London. Kopelman told the Old ... more
  • 4 days Mozambique Insurgency Will Deepen Food Insecurity Into 2021 – UN ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo, The United Nations flag is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on September 23, 2019, in New York City. Ludovic MARIN / AFP.   Escalating conflict and deteriorating food security in northern Mozambique, where more than 300,000 people have abandoned their homes and crops, could see “crisis” levels of food insecurity continue into 2021, the World Food Programme warned Tuesday. “We are deeply concerned about the unfolding humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado where conflict and violence have left people without access to food ... more
  • 4 days Fear Of Hospitals Means Some Mexicans ‘Prefer To Die At Home’ ChannelsTv |World
    Forensic experts remove a corpse from the crime scene after Mexico City’s Public Security Secretary Omar Garcia Harfuch attacked in Mexico City, on June 26, 2020. – Mexico City’s security chief was wounded in a gun attack Friday in which two of his bodyguards and a woman passerby were killed, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)   By the time 61-year-old Mexican mechanic Martin Urdiain finally decided to go to hospital to seek treatment for the coronavirus, it was already too late. He died the next day. When Urdiain and his wife ... more
  • 4 days Mali Junta Chief Urges Support For French, UN Troops In Country ChannelsTv |World
    Assimi Goita, president of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) in Mali, is seen at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting in Accra, Ghana, on September 15, 2020, as part of several efforts to resolve the political crisis in Mali. (Photo by Nipah Dennis / AFP)   The leader of Mali’s military junta, Colonel Assimi Goita, on Tuesday urged support for French and United Nations troops, a frequent target of popular anger in the war-torn country. Speaking to reporters during a ceremony marking Mali’s 60 years of independence from ... more
  • 4 days Apple Chief Says Fires And Storms Show Impact Of Climate Change ChannelsTv |World
    A handout still image from the keynote video released by Apple inc. shows Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, on September 15, 2020. – Apple on September 15, 2020 said it is packing TV, music, news and more in a subscription bundle as it increases its push into services tied to its iPhone “ecosystem. (Photo by Handout / Apple Inc. / AFP)   Apple chief Tim Cook said Monday he views the recent increase in fires, hurricanes and floods as strong proof that climate change is real. ... more
  • 4 days Britain To Impose New Coronavirus Curbs As US Nears 200,000 Deaths ChannelsTv |World
    Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(Photo by Rui Vieira / POOL / AFP)   The British government will announce fresh steps Tuesday to try and stop a coronavirus surge in England, while the United States was on the verge of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths. The pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down — more than 31.2 million infections have been detected worldwide, with 964,000 deaths — and nations are scrambling to contain new outbreaks. The ramped-up response in Britain follows warnings that the country could see ... more
  • 4 days Britain To Impose New Coronavirus Curbs As US Nears 200,000 Deaths ChannelsTv |Tech
    Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(Photo by Rui Vieira / POOL / AFP)   The British government will announce fresh steps Tuesday to try and stop a coronavirus surge in England, while the United States was on the verge of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths. The pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down — more than 31.2 million infections have been detected worldwide, with 964,000 deaths — and nations are scrambling to contain new outbreaks. The ramped-up response in Britain follows warnings that the country could see ... more
  • 4 days Edo 2020: Court Of Appeal Sets Up Panel For Election Petition Tribunal ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Court of Appeal in Abuja   The Court of Appeal of Nigeria has established the Election Petition Tribunal and also constituted a panel in respect of the Governorship Election conducted in Edo State. The panel was set up by the President, Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Monica Dongban – Mensem. This was announced in a statement signed on Tuesday by Secretary of the Court, Sunday Martins. “The general public is hereby put on notice that the Honourable President of Court of Appeal of Nigeria – Hon. Justice Monica Dongban ... more
  • 4 days African Free Trade Agreement Must Be Backed By Adequate Policies – Lawan ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.   The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement to yield expected results, the same must be backed by requisite legal frameworks, right policies, and robust implementation. Lawan made this known when he received a visiting delegation from the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, led by its newly elected Secretary-General, Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, on Tuesday in Abuja. The Senate President who was represented by the Deputy Senate Leader, ... more
  • 4 days Rescuers Race To Save Scores Of Stranded Whales In Australia ChannelsTv |World
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  • 4 days Barcelona’s Vidal Joins Inter Milan For One Million Euros ChannelsTv |Sports
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  • 4 days Plans To Allow Fans Back Into Stadiums ‘Paused’ Due To COVID-19 Spike ChannelsTv |Sports
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  • 4 days ‘He Was A True Soldier,’ Gov Zulum Mourns Colonel Killed By Boko Haram ChannelsTv
    Colonel D.C Bako   Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has heaped accolades on Colonel D.C. Bako who was recently killed while fighting Boko Haram insurgency. The governor said Colonel Bako was a true soldier with exceptional courage and inspiring instinct. He notes that his sacrifice and the sacrifice of other heroes will not be in vain. The governor, in a statement by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, reacted to the army’s confirmation of Bako’s death from injuries sustained in combat with the insurgents around Damboa in the southern part of Borno State on Sunday. READ ALSO: Nigerian ... more
  • 4 days More Dead Bodies Recovered From Ebonyi River ChannelsTv
    Several killed as bus plunges into river in Ebonyi State.   Search teams have recovered more bodies from the Akaeze River, where a bus carrying over 30 passengers plunged into last Friday in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The leader of the rescue team, Jonah Ejem, confirmed to Channels Television that four more bodies were recovered on Monday afternoon. As of Saturday, 15 bodies were recovered, while four others were pulled out from the river on Sunday. Read Also: Ebonyi Governor Orders Investigation Into Akaeze Bridge Accident According to Ejem, efforts are still ongoing ... more
  • 4 days National Food Security Council Meets With Buhari’s Chief Of Staff ChannelsTv
    Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Gambari meets with some governors and members of the National Food Security Council   The National Food Security on Tuesday held a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari. The meeting had in attendance six governors drawn from the six geopolitical zones. During the last meeting which was held on September 10, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure it doesn’t issue a kobo of the country’s reserves for the importation of food items and fertilizer. Following ... more
  • 4 days Guardiola Salutes ‘Incredible’ Foden As Man City Make Winning Start ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola looks on from the sidelines during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on July 5, 2020.Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP     Pep Guardiola labelled Phil Foden as “incredible” after Manchester City survived a scare to start their Premier League title challenge with a 3-1 win against Wolves on Monday. City’s delayed start to the campaign — due to their involvement in last season’s Champions League — had allowed Liverpool to build a six-point lead over ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Has To Take Economic Diversification More Seriously – Sanusi ChannelsTv |Biz
       Former Central Bank Governor, Mohammed Sanusi (II), says Nigeria has to take economic diversification more seriously in order to experience growth and development. The former CBN governor who was the guest speaker on the second day of the Kaduna Investment Summit, explained that over-reliance on oil has left the country unproductive. Referencing Malaysia, Sanusi gave a breakdown of the economic growth of both countries within a 30-year period. According to him, for Nigeria “there was an increase in wealth but without any structural transformation”. “We were growing but we did not diversify and that explains ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria Records 195 New COVID-19 Cases As PTF Disburses N1bn To States ChannelsTv
      Nigeria has recorded 195 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on Monday night. According to the agency, the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and nine other states. While Lagos reported 39 cases, the FCT recorded 15 fresh infections respectively. Others include Enugu – 51, Gombe – 40, Plateau – 23, Rivers – 12, Kaduna –8, Ondo – 3, Bauchi – 2, Edo and Ogun each reporting 1 case. On a positive note, the country has been able to ... more
  • 5 days Alampasu Returns As Osimhen Leads Eagles Invitees For Ivory Coast, Tunisia ChannelsTv |Sports
    A file photos of Super Eagles of Nigeria during a training session.   Dele Alampasu, Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Osimhen are among players invited for the Super Eagles friendly games against Ivory Coast and Tunisia.  The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the list of invitees for the matches – billed to hold next month –  on its verified Twitter handle, Thursday. Alampasu, 23, returns to the Eagles for the first time since the team played out a 1-1 draw with Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Yaounde, 2017. 🔊 @NGSuperEagles list of invited ... more
  • 5 days Pep Guardiola’s Man City Survive Wolves Scare To Make Winning EPL Start ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (C) celebrates scoring his team’s third goal with Manchester City’s Spanish midfielder Ferran Torres (R) during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on September 21, 2020. Manchester City won the game 3-1.Marc Atkins / POOL / AFP   Manchester City survived a scare to start their Premier League title challenge with a 3-1 win against Wolves as Phil Foden enjoyed a moment of redemption on Monday. City’s delayed start to the campaign — due to their ... more
  • 5 days Nigerian Army Colonel Killed By Boko Haram In Borno ChannelsTv
      Colonel D.C Bako of the Nigerian Army has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush. The news of Colonel Bako’s demise was disclosed by the Force, in a communique late on Monday. According to the newsletter signed by an army spokesman, Colonel Ado Isa, the fallen soldier was gallant and was one of the finest war heroes. The statement further revealed that Col DC Bako always led from the front and was a patriotic Nigerian, who led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa. It was in carrying out his duty ... more
  • 5 days Osinbajo Becomes Granddad As Daughter Damilola, Hubby Welcome Baby ChannelsTv
    Vice President Osinbajo’s daughter Damilola and her husband Seun. Photo: Twitter@Prof Yemi Osinbajo.   Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is now a grandfather after his daughter, Oluwadamilola, welcomed a baby boy with her husband, Oluseun Bakare.  “All glory to GOD!” he tweeted on his handle Monday. “I am now a granddad! My daughter, Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun became parents to a wonderful baby boy this morning!” READ ALSO: Buhari, Governors Attend Osinbajo’s Daughter’s Wedding All glory to GOD! I am now a grand dad! My daughter, Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun became parents to a ... more
  • 5 days Martinez’s Penalty Heroics Sees Aston Villa Begin League On Winning Note ChannelsTv |Sports
    Aston Villa’s English defender Ezri Konsa (L) jumps to head the ball to score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Sheffield Utd at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on September 21, 2020. Julian Finney / POOL / AFP   Aston Villa kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Sheffield United on Monday as Ezri Konsa bagged the winner after Emiliano Martinez saved a penalty for the hosts. United were a man down early on after captain John Egan was sent off for ... more
  • 5 days Premier League Side Arsenal Sign Iceland’s Runarsson ChannelsTv |Sports
    Arsenal coach Arteta believes the Iceland goalkeeper will provide good competition for Bernd Leno. Photo: Twitter@Arsenal.   Arsenal signed Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson from Dijon on Monday to act as back-up for first-choice Bernd Leno. Runarsson joins the Premier League club for a reported 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) after agreeing to a four-year contract. The 25-year-old replaces Emiliano Martinez after the Argentine keeper joined Aston Villa last week. Englishman Matt Macey was on the bench as Arsenal beat West Ham on Saturday. “We want to create healthy competition for places and we look forward ... more
  • 5 days UN At 75: Buhari Says World Body Has Stayed True To Its Aspirations ChannelsTv |Politics
    File Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari   President Muhammadu Buhari Monday hailed the United Nations for remaining true to the aspirations of its founders, saying the international organisation has continued to play the crucial role of fostering global peace and security. The President joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN for the first time convened world leaders in a virtual format for the High-level meetings and the annual General Debate. In his video message to the UN at 75 event, ... more
  • 5 days Djokovic Wins Fifth Italian Open Title ChannelsTv |Sports
    Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy after winning the final match of the Men’s Italian Open against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman at Foro Italico on September 21, 2020, in Rome, Italy. Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP   Novak Djokovic claimed a record 36th Masters crown on Monday, beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of the Italian Open. The world number one won 7-5, 6-3 to break a tie with Spanish rival Rafael Nadal for most Masters titles.
    Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the final match of the Men’s Italian Open ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria’s Fight Against Desert Encroachment Is Yielding Results, Says FG ChannelsTv
      The federal government says its commitment to environmental protection is stalling desert encroachment in the country. The minister of environment, Mohammad Mahmud stated this during the official Flag-off of training of youth and women on various skills, under the National Agency for the great green wall in Kano. He said the Federal Ministry of Environment saddled with the responsibility of protecting the nation’s environment and natural resources, is working towards ensuring that desert encroachment is completely addressed. READ ALSO: ‘No Development Without Peace’: Buhari Calls For Unity In Kaduna Mahmud noted that the National Agency for the ... more
  • 5 days Delta Govt Demotes 41 Teachers For Examination Malpractice ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Photo: Twitter-@IAOkowa   The Delta State government has sanctioned 41 teachers for examination malpractice during the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). A statement issued on Monday by the Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Patrick Ukah confirmed the development. According to the Commissioner, the decisions followed the recommendation of the Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee of the state. READ ALSO: 26 Kidnapped FRSC Officials Regain Freedom, Says Nasarawa Governor “They are to suffer deferment of promotion by one year and banned from the supervision ... more
  • 5 days 26 Kidnapped FRSC Officials Regain Freedom, Says Nasarawa Governor ChannelsTv
    Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule   The 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) kidnapped along Mararaban-Udege in Nasarawa State have regained their freedom. Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this on Monday at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital. Governor Sule said the recent release of the remaining batch of seven officials has led to the complete freedom of the FRSC operatives that were abducted last week. Three of the officials had earlier been rescued by security personnel on September 15, a day after 10 officers of the corps were seized in an ... more
  • 5 days My Main Goal Is To Win The League Title – Chelsea’s Thiago Silva ChannelsTv |Sports
    Brazilian defender, Thiago is on an initial one-year deal with Chelsea. Photo: Twitter@Chelsea FC   Thiago Silva has set his sights on winning the Premier League title with Chelsea, insisting he does not lack motivation in the twilight of his career. The defender joined Frank Lampard’s side from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in August and is waiting to make his Blues debut after being granted a longer break than his new team-mates. The Brazil centre-back will be 36 on Tuesday, but he does not agree with suggestions he is past his best and will ... more
  • 5 days Trump To Announce Supreme Court Judge Nominee Next Week ChannelsTv |World
    File photo: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event about regulatory reform on the South Lawn of the White House on July 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP     President Donald Trump said Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this week, kickstarting a political fight set to upend the already nail-biting US election. “I will announce it either Friday or Saturday and then the work begins, but hopefully it won’t be too much work,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. ... more
  • 5 days US Announces ‘UN’ Sanctions On Iran, Venezuela’s Maduro 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   The United States said Monday it was imposing sanctions on Iran’s defense ministry and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro under a UN authority which is widely contested. “For nearly two years corrupt officials in Tehran have worked with the illegitimate regime in Venezuela to flout the UN arms embargo,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters. “Our actions today are a warning that should be ... more
  • 5 days Ex-Barcelona Star Rakitic Retires From International Football ChannelsTv |Sports
    File Photo: Croatia’s midfielder Ivan Rakitic controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. YURI CORTEZ / AFP     Croatia international Ivan Rakitic on Monday bid farewell to the national team with whom he reached the final at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the country’s football federation said. “Saying goodbye to Croatia squad is the most difficult decision in my career. “But I felt that is the moment when I have … to make this decision,” ... more
  • 5 days Shaibu Hails Edo Voters, Reassures Campaign Promises Will Be Fulfilled ChannelsTv
    Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip (left) addressing members of the Edo State chapter of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), during their congratulatory visit to Government House in Benin City, on Monday, September 21, 2020.   Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu has commended voters for turning out en masse to reelect him and his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki in Saturday’s governorship election in the state, with a vow to fulfill all promises made during the electioneering campaign. Shaibu while receiving members of the Edo State chapter of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) ... more
  • 5 days Trump Vows To Block Any TikTok Deal Allowing Chinese Control 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   President Donald Trump on Monday threw into doubt a deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok, vowing to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. The comments raised fresh concerns over a weekend deal that appeared to avert a US-ordered ban of TikTok, which the Trump administration has called a national security risk. The deal would ... more
  • 5 days Trump Vows To Block Any TikTok Deal Allowing Chinese Control ChannelsTv |Tech
    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   President Donald Trump on Monday threw into doubt a deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok, vowing to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control. The comments raised fresh concerns over a weekend deal that appeared to avert a US-ordered ban of TikTok, which the Trump administration has called a national security risk. The deal would ... more
  • 5 days COVID-19 Sparks Overhaul Of Britain’s Historic Railway Sector ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 19, 2012 trains are seen at Clapham Junction train station in south London. – Britain unveiled on September 21, 2020 a radical overhaul of its coronavirus-plagued privatised rail sector that will see franchises replaced with concessions subject to tougher scrutiny and greater state involvement. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)   Britain’s privatised railway sector that drove the Industrial Revolution and was rescued by the state in March owing to coronavirus-ravaged demand, faces a major overhaul under government plans unveiled Monday. While UK train services will continue to ... more
  • 5 days Halep Wins Italian Open As Defending Champ Pliskova Retires ChannelsTv |Sports
    Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Jennifer Brady of the US during their women’s singles match on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2020. William WEST / AFP Top seed Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday after defending champion Karolina Pliskova retired while trailing 6-0, 2-1 in Monday’s final. World number two Halep, 28, was competing in her third Rome WTA final, having finished runner-up in 2017 and 2018 on the clay at the Foro Italico. Wimbledon champion Halep’s 22nd career title comes just a ... more
  • 5 days Halep Wins Italian Open As Defending Champ Pliskova Retires ChannelsTv |World
    Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Jennifer Brady of the US during their women’s singles match on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2020. William WEST / AFP Top seed Simona Halep won her first Italian Open title on Monday after defending champion Karolina Pliskova retired while trailing 6-0, 2-1 in Monday’s final. World number two Halep, 28, was competing in her third Rome WTA final, having finished runner-up in 2017 and 2018 on the clay at the Foro Italico. Wimbledon champion Halep’s 22nd career title comes just a ... more
  • 5 days EU Gives Post-Brexit Reprieve To London Clearing Houses ChannelsTv |World
    The flags of Britain (R) and the European Union flutter in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, where the British Prime Minister was expected on April 9, 2019. MICHELE TANTUSSI / AFP.   The EU on Monday adopted a crucial emergency measure to safeguard the stability of financial markets after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31. The decision came as negotiations on future relations between EU and UK have descended into acrimony, with the increasing likelihood of a chaotic, “no-deal” scenario. The plan is to preserve the stability of the market in derivatives, a ... more
  • 5 days Full Text: We Must Live Together As Brothers And Sisters, Buhari Tells Kaduna Residents ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari     President Muhammadu Buhari has asked residents of Kaduna State to live like brothers and sisters and cooperate with security agencies to secure peace in the state. “We must live together as brothers and sisters because, without peace, development cannot take place”. The President stated on Monday at a virtual opening of the Fifth Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, with the theme KADInvest 5.0, Infrastructure, Industrialisation and Innovation.   Read Full Statement Below:   LET’S LIVE AS BROTHERS AND SISTERS, BECAUSE WITHOUT PEACE, DEVELOPMENT CANNOT TAKE PLACE, PRESIDENT BUHARI TELLS KADUNA INDIGENES ... more
  • 5 days Over 240 Migrants At New Greek Camp Have COVID-19 – Agency ChannelsTv |World
    Migrants stand near tents in an abandoned building near the Kara Tepe camp, on the Greek Aegean island of Lesbos on September 16, 2020, after the Moria migrant camp was destroyed by a fire on the night of September 8. (Photo by ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP)   More than 240 asylum seekers at a new temporary camp on the Greek island of Lesbos are infected with the novel coronavirus, the public health agency said Monday. “243 new infections have been discovered” among 7,000 asylum seekers tested, the Eody agency said in a statement. It added that ... more
  • 5 days Belarus Opposition Leader Meets EU to urge sanctions ChannelsTv |World
    Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya addresses members of parliament at the EU headquarters in Brussels on September 21, 2020. – European foreign ministers welcomed Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to Brussels as they prepare EU sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)   Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Monday urged the EU to show courage and step up its support for her movement, as the bloc’s internal squabbles about sanctions rolled on. The former Soviet republic has been convulsed by unprecedented demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko since ... more
  • 5 days How Obaseki Won Re-Election In Edo And What It Means For 2023 – Analysis ChannelsTv
      On Sunday, Governor Godwin Obaseki won re-election in Edo State. But does his victory hold any significance for voting patterns in Nigeria? Channels Television’s data analyst, Babajide Ogunsanwo believes what happened in Edo is “perhaps the end of the beginning.”   ... more
  • 5 days Five Takeaways From Emmys Night – RBG, ‘Friends’ And HBO ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 21, 2019, an Emmy Awards statue ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. – No red carpet, no star-studded audience and no “Game of Thrones” — this year’s Emmys honoring the best in television promise to be radically different as producers scramble to create Hollywood’s first major pandemic-era award show. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)   Sunday’s Emmy Awards had a bit of everything, from tributes to late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to history made by the young actress Zendaya, to big ... more
  • 5 days Partial COVID-19 Lockdown In Madrid As US Deaths Near 200,000 ChannelsTv |World
    Commuters wearing face masks sit on a train at the Atocha Station in Madrid on April 13, 2020 as some companies were set to resume operations at the end of a two-weeks halt of all non-essential activity amid a national lockdown to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP.   A million people in and around the Spanish capital on Monday were under new “stay-at-home” orders to contain another coronavirus surge, as the US death toll neared 200,000. But unlike other nations that are tightening curbs to battle outbreaks, India pressed ahead ... more
  • 5 days Revitalised Leicester Ready To ‘Attack’, Says Rodgers ChannelsTv |Sports
    Leicester City’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (R) celebrates with Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy after winning the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Burnley at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)   Brendan Rodgers said Leicester were “ready to “attack the season again” after two wins from their opening two Premier League matches eased the pain of a disappointing end to last season. The former champions are top of the table on goal difference after beating Burnley 4-2 ... more
  • 5 days European Stocks Slump 3% On COVID-19 Second Wave Fears ChannelsTv |Biz
      European stock markets nosedived Monday as investors fretted over mounting fears of a second coronavirus wave and tighter government restrictions to combat the killer disease, notably in Spain. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index tumbled 3.3 percent in late morning deals. In the midday eurozone trading, the Frankfurt and Paris indices each shed 3.0 percent. Madrid reversed 3.5 percent and Milan dropped 3.3 percent. Sentiment was hit also by a report that massive sums of allegedly dirty money have for years flowed through some of the world’s largest banking institutions. “Equity markets in Europe are suffering large losses ... more
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