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  • 6 days EU Unveils Proposed Curbs On Cryptocurrencies ChannelsTv |World
      The European Commission on Thursday unveiled plans to regulate cryptocurrencies, proposing rules that could limit the development of Facebook-backed Libra and similar projects. Cryptocurrencies have exploded in popularity among investors since the emergence of Bitcoin, but the general public, banks and regulators remain wary. Pressure from member states has pushed the EU executive to unveil its proposals to regulate the new sector, in the hopes of also nurturing its development. “We should embrace the digital transformation proactively, while mitigating any potential risks,” said Valdis Dombrovskis, an executive vice president of the European Commission. The plans cover a ... more
  • 6 days Obaseki Advocates For South-South Development During Akwa Ibom Visit ChannelsTv
      Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has said it is time for the South-South region to take responsibility for its own development, rather than leave everything to the Niger Delta Development Corporation (NDDC), which he insists has failed to deliver on its mandate. Mr Obaseki was speaking at the Government House in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Thursday as part of his tour of the South-South to thank the PDP Governors for their support during his re-election. Mr Obaseki had earlier visited Governor Nyesom Wike in Rivers State. On his part, Governor Udom Emmanuel asked ... more
  • 6 days US Stocks Fall Again Amid Economic Fears ChannelsTv |Biz
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 03, 2019 in New York City. As a decline in Apple product sales in China continues to depress global markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 200 points in morning trading. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFPSPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP   Wall Street stocks fell early Thursday, extending a pullback from the prior session on worries about economic weakness in the wake of the coronavirus. About 15 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.7 percent ... more
  • 6 days Zlatan Ibrahimovic Tests Positive For COVID-19 ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo: AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Italian Cup ((Coppa Italia) round of 8 football match between AC Milan and Torino on January 28, 2020 at the san Siro stadium in Milan.MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP   AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian club disclosed on Thursday. “AC Milan announces that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for the swab performed for today’s match, Milan-Bodo/Glimt,” the Serie A side said. “We have informed the competent health authorities and the player was promptly placed ... more
  • 6 days Lampard Praises ‘leader’ Thiago Silva After Chelsea Triumph ChannelsTv |Sports
    File photo of Lampard and Thiago Silva   Frank Lampard hailed Thiago Silva’s “perfect 60 minutes” after the veteran Brazil defender made his debut for Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday. The former Paris Saint-Germain centre-back made an immediate impression as Lampard’s men overwhelmed Barnsley 6-0 in the third round of the League Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Lampard was delighted with the performance of the 36-year-old, who joined on a free transfer from PSG last month. “It was a perfect 60 minutes for him,” he said. “He will show the qualities he has. ... more
  • 6 days Tearful Suarez Says Goodbye To Barca Ahead Of Atletico Switch ChannelsTv |Sports
        Luis Suarez cried as he bid farewell to Barcelona on Thursday but said he wants to prove he can still deliver at the highest level after joining La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.  With Lionel Messi at Camp Nou for his best friend’s final press conference, Suarez said an emotional goodbye after scoring 198 goals for Barca, becoming the third-highest goalscorer in the history of the club. “This is improvised because I have nothing prepared,” Suarez said wiping his eyes, having been introduced by the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The 33-year-old’s move to Atletico on a ... more
  • 6 days Bayesla Election: Court Reserves Judgement In Diri’s Appeal ChannelsTv
    Logo of a court gavel     A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Adzira Mshella has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by Douye Diri challenging the nullification of his election as the Governor of Bayelsa state. At the hearing of the appeal in Abuja, lawyer to Governor Diri, while urging the court to overturn the verdict of the Bayelsa state governorship election petition tribunal, argued that the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) fielded an under-age candidate who was not qualified to stand for the election. Lawyer to the ANDP ... more
  • 6 days ‘We Must End Rampant Carnage On Our Roads’: Lawan Mourns Kogi Explosion Victims ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan   The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has sent his condolences to the families of the tanker explosion victims calling for an end to rampant carnage on the roads. Lawan in a statement by his Special Adviser, Ola Awoniyi expressed grief over the gruesome accident in which more than a score of people, including school children, were reported to have lost their lives or property. “It is sad and totally unacceptable that such tragedy keeps recurring on our roads despite ample road safety regulations and enforcement personnel. “While ... more
  • 6 days Djokovic Braces For Nadal, Roland Garros Demons ChannelsTv |Sports
    Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates 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. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP)   Novak Djokovic will renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it’s himself rather than 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest barrier to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown. The only man to beat Djokovic in 2020 is Djokovic after the Serb’s hair-trigger temper prompted a sensational disqualification ... more
  • 6 days TETFund Inaugurates Standing Committee For Research And Development ChannelsTv
    The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.   The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) on Thursday inaugurated its Standing Committee on Research and Development at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The event was chaired by the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba. The committee members – drawn from a pool of Nigerian researchers and innovators, representatives of relevant MDAs, and the private sector – are expected to drive TETFund’s intervention policy in public tertiary institutions towards the nation’s economic and technological competitiveness. ... more
  • 6 days Tanker Explosion: Governor Bello Seeks FG’s Urgent Attention On Federal Roads In Kogi ChannelsTv
      Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to urgently intervene and fix the bad federal roads in the state. The governor said this during his visit to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. He told the minister that the deplorable state of all federal roads across the state have led to recurrent accidents in the state and appealed to the minister to expedite action in carrying out reconstruction of roads across the state to curtail the preventable accidents. READ ALSO: At Least 23 Killed In Lokoja Tanker Explosion Fashola in response ... more
  • 6 days Three Arms Of Govt Must Address Security Challenges Head-On, Says Gbajabiamila ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.     The three arms of government must take all necessary actions to face and address the security challenges facing the country, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila has said. He said this while declaring open a 2-day retreat and workshop on promoting effective legislation and oversight of the security sector in Nigeria organized by the House Committee on National Security and Intelligence in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) foundation in Abuja on Thursday. He said: “We are at ... more
  • 6 days Ize-Iyamu Did Not Ask Obaseki To Return To APC, Says Spokesman ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the APC Candidate in the Edo 2020 Governorship election   A spokesman for the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation, John Mayaki, on Thursday said reports that his principal asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC are false. In a statement forwarded to Channels Television via email, Mayaki suggested such reporting was a continuation of the media’s lack of news verification before publication. Some news media (not Channels Television) had earlier reported that Ize-Iyamu, in a television broadcast on Wednesday, had made the appeal. However, Mayaki insisted Ize-Iyamu is yet to address ... more
  • 6 days Tokyo Olympics Could Take Place Without Vaccine-IOC chief ChannelsTv |Sports
    A file photo of ICO President, Thomas Bach.   Olympic boss said Thursday that the Tokyo Games could take place next year even without a coronavirus vaccine, pointing to the success of the Tour de France. Striking an optimistic note at a meeting with Tokyo 2020 organisers, he vowed to make the postponed event a triumph despite the uncertainties of the pandemic. “We can see that sport is coming back slowly but surely, and that a number of big sport events have been successfully organised recently, including matches in different Japanese leagues,” he said via videolink. ... more
  • 6 days Chelsea Sign Rennes Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy ChannelsTv |Sports
    Edouard Mendy. Credit: Chelsea FC   Chelsea on Thursday announced the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal. The Senegalese international will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge. “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea,” said Mendy. “It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. “I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “As soon as ... more
  • 6 days 53-Year-Old Kazuyoshi Miura, Sets Record As J-League’s Oldest Player ChannelsTv |Sports
    Yokohama FC forward Kazuyoshi Miura (L) dribles Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Manabu Saito (R) during the J-League football match between Kawasaki Frontale and Yokohama FC at Todoroki Athletics stadium in Kawasaki on September 23, 2020. STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP Japan’s 53-year-old footballing golden oldie Kazuyoshi Miura, better known as King Kazu, won plaudits Thursday for his latest record-setting appearance but said he was disappointed he didn’t score. Miura made history on Wednesday night in Yokohama FC’s game against Kawasaki Frontale, when he became the oldest J-League first division starter in history. “King Kazu once again wrote ... more
  • 6 days Military Kills Top Boko Haram Commanders – Spokesman ChannelsTv
    A file photo of army combatants.   The military on Thursday said it has successfully eliminated several top Boko Haram leaders at the Lake Chad Basin in Borno. According to a statement signed by a spokesman, Major-General John Enenche, the commanders were killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole. “In continuation of the aggressive clearance operation against terrorism and other sundry crimes in the North East, troops of Army Super Camp Malumfatori at the Lake Chad Basin conducted massive clearance operations,” Enenche said. “The successful operation led to the destruction of several identified terrorists’ camps and ... more
  • 6 days PDP Asks Buhari To Help Stop Akeredolu’s ‘Reign Of Terror’ In Ondo ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Candidate of the PDP for the 2020 Ondo Governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede.   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the security situation in Ondo state ahead of a governorship election on October 10. According to a letter signed by the party’s spokesman in Ondo, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, and obtained by Channels Television on Thursday, the PDP accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of permitting electoral violence in the state. “Only on Tuesday, September 22, these thugs unleashed violence on the people ... more
  • 6 days Ekiti APC Suspends Ojudu, Oyetunde Ojo, Nine Others ChannelsTv |Politics
    FILE PHOTO: Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu.   Ekiti State Executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the indefinite suspension of eleven party members in the state. They include Babafemi Ojudu, a special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari and a former member of the House of representatives, Oyetunde Ojo, and nine others. The spokesperson of the party in Ekiti State said the suspension was based on the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee recently inaugurated by the APC in the state over the refusal of the affected people to ... more
  • 6 days LPPC Releases Shortlist Of 137 Candidates For SAN Rank ChannelsTv
    A file photo of a court gavel.   The Legal Practitioner’s Privileges Committee has released a shortlist of 137 candidates who applied for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Some prominent names on the list are that of the Former President, Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association, Boma Alabi, former Dean, Faculty of Law of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasonoye, his counterpart at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Mr Anthony Ojukwu and two former National Secretaries of the Nigerian Bar ... more
  • 7 days Atletico Madrid Announce Signing Of Luis Suarez From Barcelona ChannelsTv |Sports
    Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match against Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP   Atletico Madrid announced the signing of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez late on Wednesday, confirming the Uruguayan striker is set to continue playing in La Liga rather than joining Juventus in Italy. Barcelona said that Atletico had agreed to pay six million euros for Suarez, who left his last training session in tears on Wednesday having been told over the summer ... more
  • 7 days Havertz Hat-Trick Helps Chelsea Hit Six, Arsenal Edge Out Leicester In League Cup ChannelsTv |Sports
    Chelsea’s German midfielder Kai Havertz (L) celebrates after scoring his team’s fifth goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Chelsea and Barnsley at Stamford Bridge in London on September 23, 2020. (Photo by NEIL HALL / POOL / AFP)   Frank Lampard said Kai Havertz is just getting started after opening his Chelsea account with a hat-trick in a 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley, while Arsenal also booked their place in the League Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win at Leicester. Havertz had struggled to make an impact in his first two ... more
  • 7 days PSG’s Di Maria Gets Four-Match Spitting Ban ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILES)  Di Maria is suspended for four matches for spitting on a Marseille player, the French Ligue announced on September 23, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)   Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria received a four-match ban on Wednesday for spitting during this month’s fiery Marseille game which saw five players red-carded and claims by Neymar of racial abuse. Di Maria’s suspension meted out by Ligue 1’s disciplinary commission was for spitting at Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez. It takes effect from September 29, meaning he can play against Reims on Sunday, returning the weekend ... more
  • 7 days Solace I Got From You Paid Off, Obaseki Tells Wike During ‘Thank You’ Visit ChannelsTv |Politics
      Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has described the consolation he got from the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as the second pivot for his electoral victory. The first pillar, he said, is God who crowned the efforts of all his supporters. Governor Obaseki was speaking when he led some political leaders of Edo State on a thank-you visit to Governor Wike at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt. He noted the commitment of Governor Wike in ensuring electoral victory for him by relocating to Edo State despite the needless attacks from the opposition. “After ... more
  • 7 days Edo Governorship: Buni, Yahaya Bello, Ize-Iyamu Meet In Abuja ChannelsTv |Politics
    The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu   The Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, his Kogi state counterpart Yahaya Bello and the candidate of the APC at the just-concluded Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have met behind closed doors in Abuja. The closed-door meeting held at the Abuja residence of Governor Buni, it is the first after the election took place in Edo State. The reason for the meeting could not be ascertained as at the time filing this report but it was gathered that the party leadership was ... more
  • 7 days Tech Giants Strike Deal With Advertisers Over Hate Speech ChannelsTv |Tech
    The hearing is titled “Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.”   Web giants including Facebook struck a deal Wednesday with global advertisers to get on the same page on defining hate speech, a move aimed at helping companies steer clear of being associated with vile content. The agreement — which also includes Twitter and YouTube — lays out for the first time a common set of definitions for hateful posts. Facebook and others have long grappled with how to purge toxic content from online platforms while fending off accusations they stifle free expression ... more
  • 7 days US Policeman Charged Over Breonna Taylor Shooting ChannelsTv |World
    “No amount of money will bring back Breonna Taylor,” the group said.   A Louisville police officer was charged Wednesday with three counts of “wanton endangerment” in connection with the shooting of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman whose name has become a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Judge Annie O’Connell announced the charges brought by a grand jury against Detective Brett Hankison, one of three police officers involved in the fatal shooting in March. No charges were filed against the other two officers and the grand jury findings immediately sparked street protests ... more
  • 7 days Buhari Mourns Victims Of Lokoja Tanker Explosion ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the death of 23 people, as confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission, “represents another disturbing and saddening incident in the litany of tragedies that have befallen our country.” Reacting to the petroleum tanker explosion earlier this Wednesday in Lokoja, the Kogi State Capital which claimed the lives of travellers, school children, bystanders, including some students of Kogi State Polytechnic, President Buhari said that “I am seriously worried about the frequency of these unfortunate and large scale tragedies in the country which cause needless deaths.” According to him, “these frequent incidents ... more
  • 7 days NGF To Hold Emergency Virtual Teleconference Ahead Of NLC Planned Strike ChannelsTv
    A file photo of members of the NGF at a meeting in Abuja in January 2020.   Ahead of the threat by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to resort to an industrial action to force the Federal Government to rescind its decision to hike oil and electricity prices in the country, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has resolved to hold an emergency meeting of all the governors. The aim of the meeting is to seek ways of settling the rift between the government and the NLC,  as well as to find a mutually agreed soft landing ... more
  • 7 days Frank De Boer Appointed Dutch National Team Coach ChannelsTv |Sports
      Frank de Boer has been appointed as the Netherlands’ new coach, the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) announced on Wednesday. The third-most capped Dutch player of all time, De Boer replaces Ronald Koeman who resigned earlier this year to take the reins at Barcelona and caretaker coach Dwight Lodeweges. “The 50-year-old former international will be at the helm of the Oranje until the World Cup in 2022,” the KNVB said in a statement. De Boer “is to start immediately,” it added, saying he “will already be on the bench in the upcoming practice match against Mexico and ... more
  • 7 days Kogi Governor Reacts To Tanker Explosion, Sympathises With Victims ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.   The Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Yahaya Bello has expressed shock over the unfortunate fatal tanker explosion which took place in the early hours of Wednesday, around the Felele area of the Lokoja metropolis. Governor Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed expressed sadness over the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, properties, and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire. The governor condoled with the family of those affected by the ugly incident. READ ALSO: At Least 23 Killed ... more
  • 7 days LASG Shuts 21 Illegal, Substandard Pharmacies And Patent Medicine Stores ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.   No fewer than 21 Pharmacies, Patent Medicine shops, and unlicensed premises at Alakuko, Ajegunle, Ologogoro, Ijaiye, Abule-Egba, Agbado, and Agege in Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye, and Agege Local Government areas of Lagos were shut by the Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods for offences bordering on illegal operation and operating beyond scope of practice. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who disclosed this in a statement reviewing the report of the enforcement exercise carried out by the Task Force stated that the sealing ... more
  • 7 days Zulum Redeems N20m Pledge To Family Of Late Col Bako ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum. Photo: Twitter-@ProfZulum   The Executive Governor of Borno His Excellency Prof Babagana Umara Zulum has redeemed his pledge to the family of Late Col DC Bako and the 3 other soldiers that died with the senior officer in the course of defending the country. This is according to a statement by the army spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa. According to Colonel Musa, the governor redeemed the pledge when he visited the wife of the fallen hero, Col Bako this morning in Maiduguri. “He was received by the ... more
  • 7 days FEC Approves $1.9m Rail Line To Niger Republic ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the sum of  $1,9million for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to the Niger Republic. The rail line is expected to run from Kano through Katsina and will be linked with the Maradi rail line in the neighboring West African nation. This, however, is not the only contract approved for the ministry of transport, a 3.04 billion naira contract was also awarded for the design, manufacture, supply, testing, and commissioning of one railway crane of 150-ton capacity for emergency and recovery of rolling stocks. Briefing state house ... more
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 7 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week ‘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
  • 1 week ‘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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week “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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week 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
  • 1 week Rescuers Race To Save Scores Of Stranded Whales In Australia ChannelsTv |World
    This handout photo taken and received from Brodie Weeding from The Advocate on September 22, 2020 shows rescuers working to save a pod of whales stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour on the rugged west coast of Tasmania. (Photo by Brodie WEEDING / BRODIE WEEDING/THE ADVOCATE / AFP)   Rescuers raced to save nearly 200 whales stuck in a remote Australian harbour on Tuesday, hoping to minimise the death toll of a mass stranding which had already killed 90. Officials said at least 25 of the mammals had been freed so far. A large pod ... more
  • 1 week Barcelona’s Vidal Joins Inter Milan For One Million Euros ChannelsTv |Sports
    Chile’s midfielder Arturo Vidal gestures during the international friendly football match Sweden vs Chile at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden on March 24, 2018, in preparation of the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP   Inter Milan have completed a deal to sign Arturo Vidal from Barcelona for 1 million euros ($1.17 million), the clubs announced on Tuesday. “Barcelona and Inter Milan have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Arturo Vidal,” Barca said in a statement. “The Italian team will pay FC Barcelona 1 million euros in variables.” After joining ... more
  • 1 week Plans To Allow Fans Back Into Stadiums ‘Paused’ Due To COVID-19 Spike ChannelsTv |Sports
    Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove walks through Downing Street in central London on September 22, 2020 to attend the weekly meeting of the cabinet. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)   Plans to allow the phased return of fans to sporting venues in England from October 1 will be put on hold due to the sharp rise in coronavirus cases, ministers said on Tuesday. A number of pilot test events, in which capacities have been capped at 1,000, have taken place and it was hoped venues would be allowed to welcome more ... more
  • 1 week ‘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
  • 1 week 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
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