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  • 7 days Soyinka, Sani, Odinkalu In Court As Sowore’s Trial Resumes ChannelsTv |Politics
     Nobel laureate Professor, Wole Soyinka, and a former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani on Wednesday stormed the Abuja High Court in solidarity with the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore. Also, the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu and popular activist Deji Adeyanju were in court in solidarity with Sowore whose trial resumes today. RELATED: Alleged Treason: Judge’s Absence Stalls Resumption Of Sowore’s Trial Sowore and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are facing trial over charges of a treasonable felony for organising the revolution now protest on August 5, 2019, which the government saw as ... more
  • 1 week ‘Part Of Me Thinks It’s Not Real’, Says Woods Who’s Struggling To Get Over Bryant’s Death ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tiger Woods speaks during a press conference during the Genesis Invitational – Preview Day 2 on February 11, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, California. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images/AFP Joe Scarnici / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP   More than two weeks after Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, Tiger Woods is among those who find that although the shock may have worn off, disbelief remains. “It’s hard to put into words what transpired and the fact that it’s a reality,” 15-time major golf champion Woods said Tuesday at Riviera Country Club, where he is preparing to tee off Thursday ... more
  • 1 week At Least Five Dead In Suicide Attack On Afghan Military Academy ChannelsTv |World
      A suicide attack targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital killed at least five people early Tuesday, the first major assault in the city in months. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the dawn attack, which came after nearly three months of relative calm in Kabul. The ministry of defence said five people were killed and at least six injured. The interior ministry, however, said six people died – two civilians and four military personnel – after the suicide bomber detonated the device at around 7:00 am (0230 GMT). Twelve others were wounded, ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi ... more
  • 1 week Why Former Kenyan President Arap Moi Would Be Remembered – Osinbajo ChannelsTv
      Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday joined other world leaders in mourning the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi. Professor Osinbajo who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the state funeral for the late president, described Moi as one of the foremost leaders of decolonization of Africa and a founding father of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), while delivering his tribute. According to him, “many in Africa will remember him in particular for the pioneering work that he did especially with respect to regional cooperation.” “He was, as we have heard, very instrumental ... more
  • 1 week UN Asked To Vote In Support Of Libya Ceasefire – Diplomats ChannelsTv |World
    A photo of the United Nations emblem   The UN Security Council was asked Tuesday to vote on a resolution supporting a ceasefire in Libya, in what would be the first binding text adopted since fighting flared in April last year. The United Kingdom, which has been drafting a text for three weeks, called for the vote to take place on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said. The position of Russia, which blocked a draft resolution last week, is unknown. The resolution “affirms the need for a lasting ceasefire in Libya at the earliest opportunity, without pre-conditions.” It aims to end ... more
  • 1 week FAAN Confirms Bush Fire At Owerri Airport, Says Flights Not Affected ChannelsTv
      A bush fire incident has been reported at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Henrietta Yakubu, announced this in a statement on Tuesday, noting that officers of the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Services are on ground to handle the situation. FAAN, however, explained that the incident did not affect flight operations as normal operations have continue unhindered. It also assured passengers of its continued commitment to their safety, security and comfort. Meanwhile, the airport authorities appealed to host communities around airports to desist from ... more
  • 1 week Ex-Guatemalan Presidential Candidate Gets 15-Year Jail Term In US ChannelsTv |World
    File Photo   A former Guatemalan presidential candidate was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a New York judge on Tuesday for conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the United States. Mario Amilcar Estrada Orellana pleaded guilty to soliciting funds from Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel in a bid to help his election run last year. Estrada, a candidate for the National Change Union party, had promised to support the drug traffickers’ activities if elected, which was considered unlikely, prosecutors said. The 59-year-old was arrested in Miami in April 2019. Estrada and co-conspirator Juan Pablo Gonzalez Mayorga were also charged ... more
  • 1 week Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man, Adenuga Makes Top Three ChannelsTv |Biz
    Dangote has topped the Forbes list for Africa nine times in a row. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV   Nigeria’s billionaire businessman and President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has topped Forbes Africa’s Billionaires list for 2020 for the ninth time in a row. The list according to Forbes captures only eight countries who have billionaires; Egypt and South Africa are tied with five billionaires each, followed by Nigeria with four and Morocco with two. Maintaining the number one spot with a net worth of $10.1 billion, 62-year-old Dangote, an industrialist with investments in cement, oil and gas, flour and ... more
  • 1 week Ogun Govt Promises To Improve Ease Of Doing Business ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.   The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says his administration is introducing new measures and initiatives to promote the ease of doing business, attract more genuine investors and foreign direct investments into the state. He gave the assurance while receiving the Minister of State for Mining and Steel Development, Uchechukwu Ogah at his office in Abeokuta, the state capital. On his part, Ogah solicited for more synergy between the state and the federal government in the area of mineral development. He, however, sounded a note of warning to illegal miners ... more
  • 1 week Ogun Govt Promises To Improve Ease Of Doing Business ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.   The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says his administration is introducing new measures and initiatives to promote the ease of doing business, attract more genuine investors and foreign direct investments into the state. He gave the assurance while receiving the Minister of State for Mining and Steel Development, Uchechukwu Ogah at his office in Abeokuta, the state capital. On his part, Ogah solicited for more synergy between the state and the federal government in the area of mineral development. He, however, sounded a note of warning to illegal miners ... more
  • 1 week WHO Names Coronavirus Disease As ‘COVID-19’ ChannelsTv |World
    patient (R) covered with a bedsheet at an exhibition centre converted into a hospital as it starts to accept patients displaying mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on February 5. STR / AFP   The World Health Organisation on Tuesday announced that “COVID-19” will be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a “very grave threat” for the world but there was a “realistic chance” of stopping it. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s COVID-19,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told ... more
  • 1 week Alleged Treason: Judge’s Absence Stalls Resumption Of Sowore’s Trial ChannelsTv
    Convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on September 30, 2019. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.   The trial of Convener of the #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, was stalled today due to the absence of the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Channels Television gathered Justice Ijeoma was absent because she was sitting outside the court’s division. The case was then adjourned till Wednesday, February 12, 2020. READ ALSO: Borno Attack: We Must Explore All Options To Stop This Scourge – Atiku Sowore ... more
  • 1 week Iranians Rally On 41st Anniversary Of Shah’s Ouster ChannelsTv |World
    Iranians attend commemorations marking 41 years since the Islamic Revolution in the capital Tehran’s Azadi Square on February 11, 2020.  ATTA KENARE / AFP   Thousands of Iranians massed on Tuesday for commemorations marking 41 years since the Islamic Revolution, in a show of unity at a time of heightened tensions with the United States. Waving flags of Iran and holding portraits of the founder of the Islamic republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, they converged on Tehran’s Azadi Square despite chilly temperatures. “Death to America” and “We will resist until the end,” read some of the banners carried by those ... more
  • 1 week At Least 15 Refugees Drown After Boat Sinks Off Bangladesh ChannelsTv |World
      At least 15 women and children drowned and more than 50 others were missing after a boat overloaded with Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh as it tried to reach Malaysia Tuesday, officials said. Some 138 people — mainly women and children — were packed on a trawler barely 13 metres (40 feet) long, trying to cross the Bay of Bengal, a coast guard spokesman told AFP. “It sank because of overloading. The boat was meant to carry a maximum of 50 people. The boat was also loaded with some cargo,” another coast guard spokesman, Hamidul Islam, added. Seventy-one people ... more
  • 1 week Former North Korea Diplomat To Run In South’s Elections ChannelsTv |World
    Former North Korean deputy ambassador to Britain Thae Yong Ho speaks as he announces he will join South Korea’s main opposition Liberty Korea Party, during a press conference in Seoul on February 11, 2020.  YONHAP / AFP   The highest-profile North Korean defector in the South declared himself a candidate for parliament Tuesday, in a move he said would demonstrate democratic freedoms in his new home. Thae Yong Ho, who fled his post as the North’s deputy ambassador to Britain in August 2016, has since become a prominent and outspoken critic of Pyongyang and the engagement approach pursued by the South’s President ... more
  • 1 week Landmark Case Says Aboriginal Australians Cannot Be Deported ChannelsTv |World
    Australia on the map.   Aboriginal Australians are exempt from immigration law, the country’s top court ruled Tuesday, in a historic decision that found indigenous people born overseas cannot be deported. Australia had been trying to deport two men — Papua New Guinea citizen Daniel Love and New Zealand citizen Brendan Thoms — under laws that allow a convicted criminal’s visa to be cancelled on character grounds. Both men identify as Aboriginal Australians, each has one indigenous parent, and they have lived in the country since they were small children. Love, who served time for assault, and Thoms, who ... more
  • 1 week Lesotho Murder Intrigue ‘Traumatises’ Already Volatile Kingdom ChannelsTv |World
      Murder, mystery, suspense and political drama — the cocktail of events playing out in Lesotho belongs in a best-selling thriller. But it is the lived reality of a small southern African kingdom teetering on the brink. Lesotho’s picturesque mountains and ski resorts have earned it the moniker of Africa’s Switzerland. But lately, the country has been rocked by scandal, with the first family sucked into the long unresolved murder of the prime minister’s previous wife. In 2017, 58-year-old Lipolelo Thabane was gunned down near her home, just two days before Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was sworn into office. The premier ... more
  • 1 week Modi Concedes Defeat In Key New Delhi Election ChannelsTv |World
    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a rally in New Delhi on December 22, 2019. Prakash SINGH / AFP   Followers of an upstart Indian political party danced in the streets Tuesday after inflicting a crushing defeat on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing party in a key election in the capital.  The poll was the first electoral test for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party after it passed a controversial nationality law which opponents say is anti-Muslim. Aam Aadmi Party supporters cavorted to bhangra music and set off fireworks as the vote count showed they had crossed the 36 seats needed ... more
  • 1 week US Accuses Iran Of Building Missiles Through Satellite Launch ChannelsTv |World
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes a statement during a press conference at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2019. AFP   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Iran of honing its ballistic missile skills through a satellite launch and vowed to exert more pressure. “The United States will continue to build support around the world to confront the Iranian regime’s reckless ballistic missile activity, and we will continue to impose enormous pressure on the regime to change its behaviour,” Pompeo said in a statement. AFP ... more
  • 1 week Terrorists Recruiting New Followers, Coordinating Attacks Via Social Media – Isa Pantami ChannelsTv
      The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami revealed on Tuesday that Terrorists now use social media as a medium for communications and the recruitment of new followers who will commit crimes in Nigeria. Pantami while delivering a lecture on leadership in counter-terrorism and counter violent extremism in Abuja, said, “It is evident that terrorists are exploiting social media, encrypted communications, and the dark web to spread propaganda, recruit new followers and coordinate attacks”. The minister noted that this rapidly evolving phenomenon requires the use of innovative approaches to both “counter” and “prevent” terrorism and extremism. READ ... more
  • 1 week Explosion Rocks Residence Of Edo APC Factional Secretary ChannelsTv
      An explosion has occurred at the residence of a factional Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Lawrence Okah. Although the explosion is said to have destroyed a portion of the building, a resident in the house who spoke on grounds of anonymity, told Channels Television that there were no fatalities. At the time of filing the report, Mr Okah was not available for comments, neither has the police given any official statement on the incident. Details later. ... more
  • 1 week Gbajabiamila Mourns Sen Ignatius Longjan ChannelsTv
        The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed sadness over the death of the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District, Sen Ignatius Longjan. The Speaker said Longjan, ‎who passed away in a Turkish hospital in Abuja at the age of 75, would be missed by members of the National Assembly, especially his immediate colleagues in the Senate. READ ALSO: Supreme Court Upholds Lyon’s Victory, Dismisses Appeal By Senator Lokpobiri In a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, ‎the Speaker prayed that God will grant the soul of ... more
  • 1 week Pete Buttigieg, The Kid From South Bend Aiming For The White House ChannelsTv |World
    Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg leaves a polling station after greeting supporters outside Hopkinton High School February 11, 2020 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.   Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP   Pete Buttigieg likes to remind people that a year ago, all he had when he launched his presidential campaign were four staff, a big idea and an unknown — and unpronounceable — last name. “There were skeptics, an awful lot of skeptics,” he said after the first round of caucuses in Iowa, where he beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by a hair. “Iowa, you have proved those skeptics wrong!” said ... more
  • 1 week Edo Govt Welcomes Reconstituted APC National Reconciliation Committee ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Edo State Government has applauded the reconstitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee, expressing confidence that the committee will deliver on its mandate to restore peace and unity in the party. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the state government is “grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for putting together a committee of persons with proven integrity and the forthrightness needed to deliver on this very sensitive national assignment.” He added, “With the person of the renowned statesman and leader of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, heading this committee, ... more
  • 1 week Bernie Sanders: From Leftist Fringe To Democratic Mainstream ChannelsTv |World
    Presidential Candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire on February 10, 2020. Joseph Prezioso / AFP   He may be the oldest candidate in the field, but Bernie Sanders is the pick of the Democratic presidential hopefuls among young progressives seduced by fiery anti-establishment rhetoric and vigour belying his 78 years. The Vermont senator, who hasn’t changed much since his days as a small-town mayor in the 1980s, finds himself catapulted from fringe leftist for much of his career to frontrunner in the race to challenge Donald Trump for ... more
  • 1 week Protesters Storm Amnesty International Office, Ask Them To Leave Nigeria ChannelsTv
      A group of protesters on Tuesday stormed the Abuja office of human rights group, Amnesty International, demanding that they leave Nigeria. The protesters who arrived in large numbers at the office at about 12 pm, barricaded the road leading to the entrance, preventing moving into and exit from the premises. They accused the organisation of aiding insecurity in Nigeria and consequently, destabilising the country. One of their placards read: “You are the wheel behind Boko Haram, IMN, IPOB and ISWAP”. “Amnesty International bury your head in shame..Leave now or we will force you to leave,” another read. Amnesty ... more
  • 1 week Google’s HR Chief Stepping Aside As Worker Activism Rises ChannelsTv |Tech
      Google on Monday confirmed that head of human resources Eileen Naughton was stepping away from her job as “vice president of people operations” at the internet company. “We’re grateful to Eileen for all she’s done and look forward to her next chapter at Google,” Sundar Pichai, the head of Google and its parent company Alphabet, said in a statement. Google added more than 70,000 employees during Naughton’s time as head of human resources, according to Pichai. Naughton said that she would work with Pichai and chief financial officer Ruth Porat to find a successor. “My husband and I have decided — after six ... more
  • 1 week Aisha Buhari Hosts Patience Jonathan At Presidential Villa ChannelsTv
      The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari on Monday hosted her predecessor, Mrs Patience Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Mrs Buhari in a post on her verified Instagram handle revealed some of the details of their discussions which centered on women’s participation in politics, girl-child education and Mrs Jonathan’s pet project, ‘Women for Change’. She added that Mrs Jonathan shared her experience during her tenure and her perspectives on issues affecting women and children in the society. Read her full post below… “Yesterday, I received my predecessor, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan at the State House. “We ... more
  • 1 week Borno Attack: We Must Explore All Options To Stop This Scourge – Atiku ChannelsTv
      Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says the killings which took place in Borno State on Sunday calls for a second look at possible ways to end Nigeria’s war against the Boko Haram insurgents.  Reacting to the killing of stranded travellers in Maiduguri yesterday by the Boko Haram terrorists, the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noted that the attack which took place in Auno was one too many. Atiku said Nigeria can’t afford to stay divided in the face of its common enemy. He also sympathized with the bereaved families, noting that the incidents ... more
  • 1 week Lokpobiri Vs Lyon: Supreme Court Decides Winner Of Bayelsa APC Primaries ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Supreme Court of Nigeria is currently hearing the appeal filed by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri against David Lyon. Lokpobiri is contending that he is the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election held on September 4 for the 2019 Bayelsa Governorship election. He claims that the party wrongly gave the ticket to Lyon who eventually contested and won the governorship election. READ ALSO: Contempt: Secondus, Others Appear In Court Lokpobiri who is a former Minister of State for Agriculture had approached the court, asking it to declare him, and not Lyon the authentic candidate of the ... more
  • 1 week Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic Set For Italian Cup Clash ChannelsTv |Sports
    A photo combination of Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. AFP   Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are set to go head-to-head in Thursday’s Italian Cup semi-final, first leg between Juventus and AC Milan at the San Siro. Both Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic scored at the weekend in defeats as Juventus fell 2-1 at Hellas Verona, while AC Milan threw away a two-goal lead in a 4-2 defeat by city rivals Inter. “It wasn’t the result we wanted,” said the 35-year-old Ronaldo despite becoming the first Juventus player to score in 10 successive league games, just one game short of ... more
  • 1 week Senate Adjourns Plenary To Mourn Senator Ignatius Longjan ChannelsTv
      Lawmakers at the Senate House of Assembly on Tuesday adjourned plenary to honour a member, Senator Ignatius Longjan. Senator Longjan who represented Plateau South Senatorial District died on Sunday at Turkish hospital, Abuja at the age of 75. A minute of silence and prayers were held for him before the adjournment. READ ALSO: Plateau Senator, Ignatius Longjan, Dies At 75 Senate President Ahmed Lawan in a condolence message on Monday acknowledged the contributions of Senator Longjan, both at the state and national levels as former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic ... more
  • 1 week Pele Depressed, Reclusive Because Of Poor Health – Son ChannelsTv |Sports
    Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, arrives at Guarulhos International Airport, in Guarulhos some 25km from Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 9, 2019.  AFP   Football legend Pele is experiencing “a kind of depression” and barely leaves home anymore because health problems have left him unable to walk normally, his son said in an interview published Monday. “He’s pretty fragile in terms of his mobility… and that makes him suffer a kind of depression,” Edinho said of his 79-year-old father, who has had a series of health problems in recent years. “Just imagine, he’s the ‘King,’ he ... more
  • 1 week Premier League: Ighalo Makes United Squad For Chelsea Clash ChannelsTv |Sports
      Odion Ighalo will be in the Manchester United squad for the Premier League clash with Chelsea next Monday despite missing a training camp in Spain due to fears he could be denied re-entry into Britain if restrictions against the outbreak of Coronavirus are tightened. The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on deadline day last month from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. The British government called the novel coronavirus a “serious and imminent threat”, and said anyone with the disease can now be forcibly quarantined if they are deemed a threat to public health as ... more
  • 1 week Oyo Govt Suspends 13 Head Teachers, Three Others ChannelsTv
    File photo of Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde   The Oyo State Government on Monday ordered the immediate suspension of 13 primary school Head Teachers, two Assistant Head Teachers and a classroom Teacher for extortion and various misconducts. The Government issued the directive through the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Nureni Adeniran, following an inspection tour of some schools in the Ibadan metropolis. Adeniran said apart from the illegal collection of fees from pupils, the suspended teachers were also found culpable of insubordination and refusal to comply with posting instructions. READ ALSO: Ogun Suspends Sale Of ... more
  • 1 week $500m Loan: PDP Blasts Lai Mohammed, Says Presidency Borrowing To Satisfy Cabal ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Mr Lai Mohammed     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to bury every thought of further ‘mortgaging the nation’s future’ by securing $500 million dollars (N182 billion) loan, purportedly for the upgrading of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). In a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP also urged the National Assembly to save the nation by refusing the request by President Muhammadu Buhari “to plunge our nation into more debt through his request for additional $29.9 billion dollars loan, in ... more
  • 1 week $500m Loan: PDP Blasts Lai Mohammed, Says Presidency Lending To Satisfy Cabal ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Mr Lai Mohammed     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to bury every thought of further ‘mortgaging the nation’s future’ by securing $500 million dollars (N182 billion) loan, purportedly for the upgrading of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). In a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP also urged the National Assembly to save the nation by refusing the request by President Muhammadu Buhari “to plunge our nation into more debt through his request for additional $29.9 billion dollars loan, in ... more
  • 1 week CBN To Stop Pollution By Recycling Tonnes Of Bad Naira Notes ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed plans to start recycling about 100 tons of paper banknote wastes generated weekly across the country. The currency notes and coins withdrawn from circulation by the apex bank have been destroyed in 12 disposal centres across the country weekly. The CBN stated in a communique tagged “Request for Proposal for the Recycling of Paper Banknote Wastes” that the naira notes wastes are destroyed through open air burning in sites owned by the Bank or rented, usually from the respective State Governments. It added that “converting the waste materials into reusable ... more
  • 1 week Contempt: PDP Chairman, Secondus, Others Appear In Court ChannelsTv |Politics
      The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and some members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday appeared before the Lagos State High Court, sitting in the Igbosere area to stop contempt of court proceedings brought against them. The proceedings were as a result of alleged disobedience to a court order of November 12, 2019, which restrained Secondus and the party’s NWC from conducting a special election for the vacant offices at the Lagos State chapter of the party. Justice Taofikat Oyekan-Abdullahi expressed dismay that the PDP in Lagos state proceeded to ... more
  • 1 week Party Conflicts: APC To Inaugurate 12-Member Reconciliation Committee ChannelsTv |Politics
      The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will inaugurate a 12-member reconciliation committee to address grievances of party members across the country and resolve existing conflicts. The party in a statement on Tuesday revealed that Chief Bisi Akande will chair the committee made up of Governors of Niger, Osun States; Abubakar Bello and Gboyega Oyetola. READ ALSO: Court Grants Ex-AGF, Adoke N50m Bail It added that Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, Senators Tanko Al-Makura, and Kashim Shettima will be a part of the team that is saddled with ... more
  • 1 week 2020 Olympics: Buhari Congratulates D’Tigress For Qualifying ChannelsTv |Sports
      President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated the female Basket Ball team, D’Tigress, for qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He urged D’Tigress to remain focused, determined and energised for a good outing at the tournament. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. President Buhari also commended the sportsmanship and resilience of the team all through the qualifying stages, and in their trainings, saluting their courage in always putting out their best as they represent the country. Being the current African Champions, President Buhari ... more
  • 1 week Activists Pay Tribute To Beko Ransome-Kuti, 14 Years After ChannelsTv
    This photo taken on February 10, 2020, shows activists gathered at the Anthony Village Garden in Lagos to pay tribute to Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti 14 years after he died.     Fourteen years after human rights activist Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti died, members of his family and representatives of various civil society groups gathered and organised an event in his honour. They gathered at the Anthony Village Garden where the Lagos State government had erected a statue in honour of the late pro-democracy activist in 2010. Speakers at the event used the opportunity to call for improved security in the ... more
  • 1 week Ogun Suspends Sale Of Amotekun Recruitment Form ChannelsTv
      The sale of forms for recruitment to individuals interested in joining the Southwest Security Network codenamed Amotekun has been temporarily suspended in Ogun State. The sale of the form was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday in the state. Coordinator of the security outfit in Ogun State, Taofeek Olawale said this was as a result of the need to harness modalities and logistics for a hitch-free registration of applicants in the state. READ ALSO: Amotekun: South-East Govs Write FG On Plan To Establish Security Outfit “The process is still ongoing. We believe in the rule of law and ... more
  • 1 week US, Europe Launch Probe To Study Sun ChannelsTv |World
    This file handout illustration image provided by NASA and obtained February 3, 2020 shows the Solar Orbiter. Handout / NASA / AFP   The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launched Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space weather that impacts technology back on Earth. The mission, a collaboration between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA, successfully blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral at 11:03pm (0403 GMT Monday) and could last up to nine years or more. At 12:24am Monday (0524 GMT) the European Space Operations ... more
  • 1 week Man United Determined To End Season On High, Says McTominay ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay (39) during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road, Norwich, England on 27 October 2019. AFP   Scott McTominay says Manchester United are “fully focused” on ending their troubled season on a high note, with silverware still on offer in the FA Cup and Europa League as he nears a return from injury. United have found it hard to establish any momentum in a challenging campaign that has threatened to spiral into disarray at times. They are six points adrift of the Premier League’s top four but could ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus Forces Global Markets To Dip ChannelsTv |Biz
    Traders work in the S&P options pit near the close of trading on the Cboe Global Markets trading floor on January 31, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP   Asian and European markets mostly fell Monday with investors worried over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak on the global economy. At midday in Europe, London was down 0.2 percent, Paris dipped 0.4 percent, and Frankfurt slid 0.3 percent. “Coronavirus concerns are weighing,” noted CMC Markets UK analyst David Madden. “The deepening health crisis is chipping away at market confidence. “In London, stocks that are connected to China are under ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus Forces Global Markets To Dip ChannelsTv |World
    Traders work in the S&P options pit near the close of trading on the Cboe Global Markets trading floor on January 31, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP   Asian and European markets mostly fell Monday with investors worried over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak on the global economy. At midday in Europe, London was down 0.2 percent, Paris dipped 0.4 percent, and Frankfurt slid 0.3 percent. “Coronavirus concerns are weighing,” noted CMC Markets UK analyst David Madden. “The deepening health crisis is chipping away at market confidence. “In London, stocks that are connected to China are under ... more
  • 1 week Court Grants Ex-AGF, Adoke N50m Bail ChannelsTv
      The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, granted former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke bail in the sum of N50m with one surety in like sum. Mr Adoke along with his co-defendant, Aliyu Abubakar, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Binta Nyako on six fresh charges bordering on money laundering and criminal diversion of funds in the Malabo oil deal. READ ALSO: Nigerian Govt Files Fresh Charges Against Ex-AGF, Adoke They both pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them. The former ... more
  • 1 week Catholic Bishop Probed Over Alleged Sexual Abuse ChannelsTv |World
    Bishop Jan Szkodon sprinkles head of the faithful with ashes, during the celebration of the Ash Wednesday at the Royal Wawel Cathedral. Krakow, Poland on February 10, 2016. AFP   The Catholic Church is investigating claims that a bishop in Poland sexually abused a young girl decades ago, the clergyman confirmed on Monday.  Jan Szkodon, a bishop in the southern city of Krakow, said in a statement that the Vatican had told him of the inquiry, adding that the accusations were “false and harmful” — though he gave no further detail. The Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper carries claims that he ... more
  • 1 week Ilaro Poly SUG President, Another Student Arrested During ‘Cult Initiation’ ChannelsTv
    The arrested suspects   The police in Ogun State have arrested the President of Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro and one other suspect. The suspects identified as Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji, and Olarewaju Taiwo were arrested on Sunday. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the SUG President and another member of the cult group were arrested wearing the full regalia of the black axe cult during initiation of new members of the group. READ ALSO: South-East Governors To Launch Regional Security Outfit “The president of the Students’ Union Government of Federal Polytechnic ... more
  • 1 week Senate President Mourns Senator Ignatius Longjan ChannelsTv
    Ahmad Lawan                                                                                                                     Ignatius Longjan     The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the family of Senator Ignatius Longjan. He sympathised with the lawmaker’s family on Monday in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi. Senator ... more
  • 1 week Multiple Bomb Hoaxes Flood Moscow ChannelsTv |World
    People stand outside the Basmanny Court following an evacuation due to the warning of a planted bomb in Moscow on February 6, 2020. Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP   Moscovites are mystified by a flood of bomb hoaxes forcing the evacuation of courts, schools and malls while authorities appear unable to find the culprits even after months of disruption to public life. The warnings of planted bombs, all of them false, have been sent to numerous Russian cities, but particularly targeted the capital, where around 16 million live and work, with up to 1,000 threats per day. Since late November, ... more
  • 1 week Court Sentences Islamic Cleric To Prison Over Terrorism ChannelsTv |World
      An Israeli court Monday sentenced a firebrand Islamic cleric to 28 months in prison for incitement to terrorism in connection with deadly unrest at a Jerusalem holy site in 2017. Raed Salah had been convicted by Haifa magistrates’ court of “incitement to terror” for “praising, sympathising or encouraging terrorism” in remarks made after attackers killed two policemen on the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. The deadly July 14, 2017 attack, at the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem site, was carried out by perpetrators from his hometown of Umm al-Fahm. His group, the radical northern ... more
  • 1 week Confirmed Cases Of China Virus Could Be ‘Tip Of The Iceberg’ – WHO ChannelsTv |World
    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following a WHO Emergency committee to discuss whether the Coronavirus, the SARS-like virus, outbreak that began in China constitutes an international health emergency, on January 30, 2020 in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP   The head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s remarks come as members of a WHO-led “international expert mission” flew to China on Monday to help coordinate a response to the outbreak that has ... more
  • 1 week Canada’s Top Manufacturer At A Crossroads ChannelsTv |World
    A picture of the Canadian flag used to illustrate the story.   Coming to the end of a painful restructuring, Canada’s top manufacturer Bombardier, still heavily indebted, faces the prospect of selling off major divisions just to stay afloat. For weeks, rumours have weighed on investors in the Montreal-based company that it was in talks to sell its rail division to France’s Alstom or another competitor, and its business jet line to American conglomerate Textron. On January 16, Bombardier announced it was “actively pursuing alternatives that would allow us to accelerate our debt paydown,” while again revising downward its preliminary 2019 revenues. ... more
  • 1 week Canada’s Top Manufacturer At A Crossroads ChannelsTv |Biz
    A picture of the Canadian flag used to illustrate the story.   Coming to the end of a painful restructuring, Canada’s top manufacturer Bombardier, still heavily indebted, faces the prospect of selling off major divisions just to stay afloat. For weeks, rumours have weighed on investors in the Montreal-based company that it was in talks to sell its rail division to France’s Alstom or another competitor, and its business jet line to American conglomerate Textron. On January 16, Bombardier announced it was “actively pursuing alternatives that would allow us to accelerate our debt paydown,” while again revising downward its preliminary 2019 revenues. ... more
  • 1 week FIIRO Boss Did Not Complete PhD, ICPC Report Reveals ChannelsTv
      The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has said that Mr Chima Igwe did not complete his doctorate programme. Igwe, the acting Director-General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), has been engulfed in an alleged certificate scandal recently. On its part, ICPC cleared the air in its report released on Sunday following an investigation into the claims that the FIIRO boss did not qualify to head the agency. Workers at the agency had reportedly protested recently against the purported preferential treatment of Igwe, who was said to have gotten several promotions based ... more
  • 1 week US Elections: Buttigieg Narrowly Wins Iowa ChannelsTv |World
    Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a town hall campaign event at Salem High School February 09, 2020 in Salem, New Hampshire. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP   US Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg narrowly won the chaotic Iowa caucuses, collecting 14 delegates, ahead of Bernie Sanders with 12, according to the state party on Sunday. The delayed results were marred by multiple technical issues, and the outcome has been subject to complaints and demands for a “recanvassing” check of the vote. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Sanders, the leftist senator from Vermont, ... more
  • 1 week China Virus Death Toll Now More Than 900, Higher Than SARS ChannelsTv |World
    An ambulance carrying passengers drives away from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the new coronavirus, at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama port on February 10, 2020. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP   The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 900 in mainland China on Monday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising. With 91 more people dying in Hubei, the province at the centre of the outbreak, the toll is now higher than the ... more
  • 1 week Nigerian Govt Files Fresh Charges Against Ex-AGF, Adoke ChannelsTv
    A file photo former AGF, Mr Mohammed Adoke. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     The Federal Government has filed fresh charges against a former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke. Adoke was arraigned on Monday before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He is being charged along with his co-defendant, Aliyu Abubakar, on six counts bordering on money laundering and criminal diversion of funds in the Malabo oil deal. They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to ... more
  • 1 week Plateau Senator, Ignatius Longjan, Dies At 75 ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Senator Ignatius Longjan.     A senator from Plateau State, Ignatius Longjan, is dead. Longjan was the lawmaker representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, announced this in a statement forwarded to Channels Television on Monday. The lawmaker, who once served as the deputy governor of Plateau, was said to have died on Sunday night after a protracted illness. Mourning the senator, Lalong described said Longjan’s death as devastating, saying it was a huge loss to not only his family and the people of ... more
  • 1 week US Broadcaster Slams Snoop Dogg, Others Over Kobe Bryant Threats ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo taken on November 20, 2019 Gayle King speaks during the 62nd Grammy Awards Nominations Conference at CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Angela Weiss / AFP   The president of CBS News on Sunday denounced as “reprehensible” a comment by famed rapper Snoop Dogg that appeared to threaten a news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant. Bryant died, along with his daughter and seven other people, in a helicopter crash on January 26 in California. Since then, references to a 2003 sexual abuse allegation against him have drawn a furious reaction from ... more
  • 1 week Man Arrested Over Attempt To Kill Wife ChannelsTv
    File photo     The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Lament Christopher for allegedly making attempt to kill his wife. The spokesman for the command, Bala Elkana, disclosed in a statement on Sunday that the 45-year-old attempted to kill his wife, Comfort, with a knife in the Bariga area of the state. He, however, noted that the victim was rescued by the police following a distress call while the knife was recovered and registered as exhibit. According to Elkana, Christopher was arrested by operatives from the Bariga Police Station on February 2. He said ... more
  • 1 week How ICPC Recovered Stolen Assets Worth N77billion In 2019 ChannelsTv
    ICPC Logo   The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it recovered N77.04 billion worth of stolen assets in 2019. This was revealed in an infographic posted on the official Twitter handle of the anti-corruption agency over the weekend revealing the 2019 activities of the commission. The infographic shows that the amount was recovered through operations, interim and final forfeitures on court orders on persons accused of corruption in 2019. READ ALSO: Man Arrested Over Attempt To Kill Wife “The Commission recovered assets worth N77.04billion; part of which were, N1.16billion cash in TSA; N32.038billion in ... more
  • 1 week 20 Civilians Dead As Syrian Govt Set To Retake Key Highway ChannelsTv |World
    Syrian army units advance in the town of al-Eis in south Aleppo province on February 9, 2020, following battles with rebels and jihadists. Al-Eis, which overlooks the M5, was on a front that saw fierce fighting between the regime and its opponents in 2016. AFP   At least 20 civilians were killed on Sunday as Syrian regime forces were poised to retake a key motorway connecting Damascus to second city Aleppo, after weeks of battles in the rebel-held Idlib region, a monitor said. The regime and its Russian ally have been engaged in a fierce weeks-long offensive to take ... more
  • 1 week India Bus Hits Power Line, 10 Killed ChannelsTv |World
      At least 10 people in India were killed when their bus made contact with a roadside power line and caught fire, officials said late Sunday. The accident occurred in the eastern state of Odisha, near Mandarajpur, when part of the bus carrying about 40 passengers ignited after touching an 11-kilovolt power line, the Press Trust of India cited a police officer, Sadar Jayant Kumar Mohapatra, as saying. Five other people were in critical condition, a hospital emergency officer in Cuttack city said, according to PTI. Initial investigations suggested the luggage carrier of the bus touched the power line ... more
  • 1 week Northern Elders Forum Is A Quasi-Organization With No Credible Membership – Femi Adesina ChannelsTv |Politics
    a file photo of Mr Femi Adesina.   Special Adviser to President on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has described the statements by the Northern Elders Forum as comments from a quasi-organization that boasts of no credible membership, and its leader is akin to a general without troops. Mr Adesina said in a statement that “hearing that title, northern elders forum, you would think the body was a conglomeration of true elders. But the truth is that NEF is just Ango Abdullahi, and Ango Abdullahi is NEF. READ ALSO: Buhari Has Failed In The Vital Area Of Improving ... more
  • 1 week We Will Ensure Adequate Resources For Research And Development, Buhari Assures ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, affirmed that Nigeria recognizes the centrality of science and technology in the development process and will ensure adequate resource allocation for research and development. Speaking at a breakfast meeting of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) organized by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in his capacity as Chairperson, President Buhari said technology is aiding Nigeria’s advancement in critical sectors of the economy. He noted that his administration was conscious of the relevance of science and technology in national development and as such ... more
  • 1 week PHOTOS: Buhari Meets Obasanjo, Adesina, Others At AU Summit ChannelsTv
    President Buhari with former President Olusegun Obasanjo during the Opening Ceremony of 33rd AU Summit in Addis Ababa.   President Muhammadu Buhari was joined by many prominent African Leaders at the ongoing 33rd AU Summit in Addis Ababa on 9th Feb 2020. At the opening of proceedings on Sunday, President Buhari met some highly important diplomats and statesmen, one of such is Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Some others who met with President Buhari at the summit include, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Niger Republic and President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina. Below ... more
  • 1 week Bale Returns As Madrid Come From Behind To Beat Osasuna ChannelsTv |Sports
      Gareth Bale came back into the team and Real Madrid came back to beat Osasuna on Sunday as a 4-1 victory in Pamplona strengthened their hold on top spot in La Liga. Bale had been left out completely for Madrid’s previous four matches but the Welshman returned to the squad and the starting line-up at El Sadar, in a surprise show of faith from coach Zinedine Zidane. A fortuitous deflection meant Bale assisted Isco’s equalizer too before Sergio Ramos put Madrid in front after Unai Garcia had given Osasuna an early lead. READ ALSO: Sheffield United Weather The ... more
  • 1 week Sheffield United Weather The Storm To Climb To Fifth ChannelsTv |Sports
      Sheffield United closed to within two points of a Champions League place by coming from behind to keep Bournemouth perilously close to the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Bramall Lane. John Lundstram came off the bench to score the winner as the Blades moved up to fifth after Billy Sharp had cancelled out Callum Wilson’s early opener for the visitors. Defeat leaves Bournemouth still just two points above the bottom three, having played a game more than most of their rivals to avoid relegation. READ ALSO: Man City Clash With West Ham Postponed Over Storm The ... more
  • 1 week SERAP Drags FG, Cross River To ECOWAS Court Over ‘Sham Trial Of Agba Jalingo’ ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the government of Nigeria and Cross River state government of governor Ben Ayade to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja “over the prolonged, arbitrary detention; unfair prosecution; persecution, and sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo.” Jalingo, who is the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22 over a report alleging that Mr Ayade diverted N500 million belonging to the state. In the suit number ECW/CCJ/APP/10/2020 filed last week at the ECOWAS Court, SERAP is arguing that: “The sole objective of the government of Nigeria and the Cross River ... more
  • 1 week NLC Suspends Indefinite Industrial Action After Five Days Of Strike In Niger ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian Labour Congress in Niger State has suspended the indefinite strike action it embarked upon five days ago. The suspension of the strike follows an agreement between organised labour and the state government on immediate implementation of the new minimum wage of thirty thousand naira and the consequential adjustments on salaries of civil servants. READ ALSO: Minimum Wage: Rivers Govt Threatened To ‘Deal With Us’, NLC Claims Briefing journalists at the Labour House in Minna, the chairman of the state NLC, comrade Yakubu Garba says the state government has also agreed to pay two months arrears on ... more
  • 1 week Thai City Holds Vigil For 30 Victims Of ‘Unprecedented’ Mass Shooting ChannelsTv |World
    People follow a soldier after being rescued by Thai commandos from Terminal 21 shopping mall, where a mass shooting took place, on February 9, 2020 in the Thai northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP   Holding candles and writing condolences as monks chanted prayers, hundreds of Thais held an evening vigil Sunday for the 30 victims of an “unprecedented” mass shooting carried out by a soldier. Sharpshooters killed the gunman on Sunday morning after a 17-hour ordeal, including a night of firefights and terrifying dashes for mall exits by shoppers trapped in the Terminal 21 mall ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: Deaths Reach Over 800, Overtaking SARS Toll ChannelsTv |World
    This photo taken on February 6, 2020, shows a laboratory technician working on samples from people to be tested for the new coronavirus at “Fire Eye” laboratory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province.STR / AFP   The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be stabilising. With 89 more people dying – most in Hubei, the province at the centre of the outbreak – the toll is now higher than the 774 ... more
  • 1 week Africa Holds ‘Silence The Guns’ Summit As New Conflicts Grow ChannelsTv |World
      The annual African Union summit opened Sunday with leaders vowing that the AU would play a more prominent role in resolving conflicts proliferating across the continent. The theme of the two-day summit is “Silencing the Guns”. The focus on conflicts marks a departure from multiple years of debate, centered on reforming the AU — including its funding structure — and the implementation of a continent-wide free trade area. In his opening remarks to assembled heads of state Sunday, AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat painted a bleak picture of the continent’s security situation, citing “terrorism, intercommunal conflict and ... more
  • 1 week Police Arrest Three Suspected Terrorists In Kaduna ChannelsTv
      The police have arrested three persons in Kaduna State, said to be members of the Ansaru Terror Group, following sustained mop-up operations by operatives. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters Abuja, DCP Frank Mba. The three persons are Munkailu Liman Isah aka Babban Driver (32yrs), Abdullahi Saminu aka Danmunafiki (21yrs) and Aminu Usman (22yrs). According to the statement, the development now brings the number of persons arrested from the terror group to eight. Read Also: Insurgency: NAF Deploys Fighter Helicopters To Kaduna, Niger Mba also noted that ... more
  • 1 week Man City Clash With West Ham Postponed Over Storm ChannelsTv |Sports
      Manchester City’s Premier League clash with West Ham was among major sporting events postponed on Sunday as storm Ciara battered the United Kingdom. Howling winds and driving rain have disrupted transport links with travellers advised only to make journeys if absolutely necessary. “Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today’s match has been postponed,” City said in a statement. “This decision has been made by Manchester City’s Safety Officer following consultation with Club stakeholders and officials at West Ham United.” The women’s Six Nations clash between Scotland and England ... more
  • 1 week Violence, Boycott Overshadow Cameroon Elections ChannelsTv |World
      Cameroon voted Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Elections for the central African country’s legislature and local councils are taking place for the first time in seven years, after two postponements. They are unlikely to ruffle the enduring rule of President Paul Biya, one of the world’s oldest and longest-serving leaders, who has held a tight grip on power for 37 of his 86 years. As voting began large numbers of police and soldiers were seen deployed on the streets of Buea, the capital ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: Nine Family Members Feared Infected After Sharing Meal ChannelsTv |World
      Nine members of a Hong Kong family are feared to be infected with the coronavirus after sharing a hotpot meal, officials said Sunday. Two members of the family — a 24-year-old man and his grandmother, who is in her 90s — are confirmed to have the virus, while seven more have returned preliminarily positive results for the disease, health authorities said. Two more relatives are waiting for their results. Officials said the family was part of a gathering of 19 who shared a hotpot meal over the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of January. A hotpot ... more
  • 1 week Kenyans Queue To See Body Of Moi, The Country’s Longest-Serving Ruler ChannelsTv |World
      Kenyans formed long queues on Sunday to glimpse the body of the country’s longest-serving leader, Daniel Arap Moi, lying in state ahead of a state funeral. Moi, whose 24-year rule saw Kenya become a one-party state where critical voices were crushed, died on February 4 aged 95. His body will lie for public viewing in Nairobi for three days, until a memorial service with full civilian and military honours on Tuesday. The body of the late president who towered over Kenya between 1978 and 2002 was escorted by military guard through the streets of the capital to the ... more
  • 1 week 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea ChannelsTv |World
      A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake hit just after 4:00 pm local time (0600GMT) at a depth of 31 kilometres (19 miles) some 122 kilometres (75 miles) south of Kokopo, the capital of PNG’s East New Britain province, the USGS said. Geoscience Australia senior seismologist Trevor Allen said coastal communities near the epicentre would have felt “quite strong ground shaking” as the tremblor was close to the shore. But, he said, the area was ... more
  • 1 week Insurgency: NAF Deploys Fighter Helicopters To Kaduna, Niger ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian Air Force says it has deployed its newly acquired fighter aircraft to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna and some parts of Niger state to flush out bandits from their hideouts inside the forests. This was disclosed by the chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, during the commissioning of blocks of accommodation for personnel of the service on Saturday. READ ALSO: Gunmen Attack Niger Communities He said that the fighter aircraft are expected to complement existing efforts being made to combat the rising cases of banditry, kidnapping and other related crimes in the affected states. “The ... more
  • 1 week Fresh Gunfire At Thai Mall After Soldier Kills At Least 20 In Mass Shooting ChannelsTv |World
    Thai soldiers stand outside the Terminal 21 shopping mall where a mass shooting took place in the northeastern Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima on February 9, 2020. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP   Gunfire volleys rang out early Sunday hours after Thai security services stormed a mall where a soldier who killed at least 20 people was believed to still be holed up. Scores of terrified shoppers had earlier fled the Terminal 21 shopping centre escaping a bloody rampage that the gunman relayed via Facebook posts. But it was unclear how many people remained inside the mall in the city of ... more
  • 1 week Leverkusen Deny Dortmund Three Points In Seven-Goal Thriller ChannelsTv |Sports
    Leverkusen’s German defender Jonathan Tah and Dortmund’s Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (R) vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs BVB Borussia Dortmund in Leverkusen, western Germany on February 8, 2020.INA FASSBENDER / AFP   Substitute Leon Bailey scored one late goal and made another as Bayer Leverkusen sealed a stunning 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund to deny the visitors the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Bailey came on for the final 20 minutes with his side 3-2 down and after slotting home the equaliser, the Jamaican ... more
  • 1 week Impeachment Witness Reported Contents Of My ‘Perfect’ Calls Incorrectly – Trump ChannelsTv |World
    File: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP   President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire an army officer who gave damning evidence against him during the impeachment probe. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was escorted Friday out of the White House, where he worked on the National Security Council as an expert on Ukraine. His lawyer called the move an act of revenge by the president, two days after he was acquitted by the Senate. “Fake News ... more
  • 1 week FG Gives Two-Month Ultimatum To Roadside Gas Dealers ChannelsTv
      The Federal Government has given marketers of cooking gas to clear out illegal and roadside dealers within two months or face a clampdown on activities of retail outlets in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The ultimatum was given by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) at a forum where an agreement was reached with the Liquefied Petroleum Gas unit of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) on Friday. According to the DPR’s zonal operations controller, Buba Abubakar, the union is aware of the inherent dangers of not registering and the DPR is ready to look ... more
  • 1 week Highlights Of 2020 Lagos City Marathon In Photos ChannelsTv |Sports
    Photo: Channels TV/Nebianet Usaini Long-distance athletes from both home and abroad registered their presence at the just concluded 2020 Lagos City Marathon held on Saturday. The race, which kicked off in the early hours of Saturday at the National Stadium, Surulere, took participants through the Lekki roundabout by the Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge up to the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, which was the finishing point. In the men’s category, Kenya’s David Barmasai Tumo came first after breaking the Marathon’s record finishing after two hours, 10 minutes and 23 seconds at the fifth Edition. READ ALSO: Kenyan Athlete Wins 2020 ... more
  • 1 week Richarlison Fires Everton Into Premier League Win Against Palace ChannelsTv |Sports
    Everton’s Brazilian striker Richarlison (3rd L) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north-west England on February 8, 2020. Everton won the game 3-1. AFP   Everton moved up to seventh and within five points of the Premier League top four as their resurgence under Carlo Ancelotti continued with a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Bernard, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the goals for the Toffees, who have won five and drawn two of eight league games since the Italian took charge in December. ... more
  • 1 week PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu, Buratai, Others Attend Lagos City Marathon ChannelsTv
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu exchanges pleasantries with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Burutai during the Lagos City Marathon on February 8, 2020.   Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai joined other dignitaries to attend the 2020 Lagos City Marathon. The race, which kicked off in the early hours of Saturday at the National Stadium, Surulere, took participants through the Lekki roundabout by the Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge up to the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, which was the finishing point. In the men’s category, Kenya’s David Tumo came first after ... more
  • 1 week Five Britons Test Positive For Coronavirus In France ChannelsTv |World
    Scientists are at work in the VirPath university laboratory, classified as “P3” level of safety, on February 5, 2020 as they try to find an effective treatment against the new SARS-like coronavirus, which has already caused more than 560 deaths. AFP   Five British nationals including a child have tested positive for the new coronavirus in France, the health minister said Saturday, adding that they had all stayed at the same ski chalet. France has now detected a total of 11 cases of the novel coronavirus. The new “cluster” is centred on a Briton who had returned from Singapore ... more
  • 1 week Abacha’s Family Loses Appeal To Unfreeze Foreign Accounts ChannelsTv
      The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the family of late Military Head of State, General Sani Abacha, asking for an order to unfreeze some bank accounts belonging to him and other members of the family. The accounts, domiciled in banks in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Island of Jersey, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, were frozen following mutual agreements entered between Nigeria and the countries during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Delivering judgment in the appeal filed by a son of the late head of state, Mohammed Abacha, a five-man panel of the apex court led by ... more
  • 2 weeks Ighalo To Miss United Training Over Coronavirus Fears ChannelsTv |Sports
      Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo will not join up with his new teammates on a training camp in Spain this week due to fears he could be denied re-entry to the United Kingdom if restrictions against the outbreak of Coronavirus are tightened. Ighalo joined United on loan until the end of the season on deadline day last month from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. “Due to the current situation in China, it has been decided that new signing Odion Ighalo will not travel to Spain as it is not guaranteed that he’d clear UK immigration on return should border ... more
  • 2 weeks Soldier Kills Many In Thai Shooting Rampage ChannelsTv |World
      A Thai soldier killed many people Saturday in a live-streamed mass shooting across several locations in a northeastern city, police said. “The gunman used a machine gun and shot innocent victims resulting in many injured and dead,” a police spokesperson told AFP, with local media reporting as many as 12 fatalities. “I cannot confirm the death toll right now, police sealed off the area.” The gunman, identified by police as Sergeant Major Jakapanth Thomma, stole an army vehicle and also posted photos and video of himself in full tactical gear as the attack in Korat was carried out. ... more
  • 2 weeks Iran Must Become Strong To End ‘Enemy Threat’, Says Khamenei ChannelsTv |World
    A handout picture released by the official website of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him during a meeting in Tehran on September 17, 2019. AFP   Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that the Islamic republic must become strong enough to ward off the “enemy’s threats” and prevent a war. Khamenei also said Iran had a strong air force despite decades of US pressure and sanctions on the country since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. “We must become strong so that there will not be a war, become strong so that enemy’s threats will end,” he told a ... more
  • 2 weeks Federer, Nadal Make History In South Africa ChannelsTv |Sports
    Spain’s Rafael Nadal (L) plays a return to Switzerland’s Roger Federer (R) during their tennis match at The Match in Africa at the Cape Town Stadium, in Cape Town on February 7, 2020.RODGER BOSCH / AFP   Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal attracted what organisers said was a world record crowd for a tennis match when they played an exhibition event in the Cape Town Stadium on Friday. The organisers said an audited attendance of 51,954 beat the 42,517 who watched Federer play Alexander Zverev of Germany in Mexico City ... more
  • 2 weeks US Election: Sanders, Buttigieg Face Attack In Democratic Debate ChannelsTv |World
     
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