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Nigerians to have access to information on EFCC operations — Abdulrasheed Bawa

Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, new Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said digitalisation would enable Nigerians to have access to information on EFCC operations.
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Akwa Ibom community crisis: Reps ask security agencies to beef up security in coastal areas

House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to immediately set up a joint patrol team of the security agencies on the waterways to beef…

  

Ebonyi Executive Council constitutes committee to review reports on civil service promotions

The Ebonyi Executive Council on Wednesday constituted a committee to review the reports of previous committees on civil service promotions. Mr Uchenna Orji, Commission for Information…

   

My detention experience taught me great lesson – Metu, ex-PDP spokesman

Chief Olisa Metu, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says his recent experience in detention has taught…

  

Man, 28, commits suicide in Ekiti

By Rotimi Ojomoyela  A yet to be identified young man from Aragba street Omuo Oke Ekiti has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself. It could not…

  

U.S. report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince: sources

By Mark Hosenball, Jonathan Landay, Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration is expected to release a declassified U.S. intelligence report on Thursday finding that Saudi Crown Prince…

  

Nigeria electricity regulator seeks citizens’ ideas on mass metering

NERC says it has commenced a review of its dual plans for mass metering, and is considering three options for an optimal outcome.
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Nigerian Investment Promotion Council staff hold protest, shut office

In 2020, the staff carried out a protest against Ms Sadiku for allegedly spending over N400 million on foreign trips in three years.
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Kenya: 1.5m face hunger as locusts, Covid bite

The organisation gives a score based on data on child mortality, child undernutrition, and inadequate food supply to assess progress. …

  

Reps ask defence minister, service chief to reinstate 15 NDA cadets

The 15 cadets were recently dismissed from the Nigerian Defence Academy for various alleged offences.
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AFRICA

   

Passport Applications Suspended Due to Resurgence of Covid-19

The Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services has suspended passports application due to the rising of COVID-19 infections in Somalia. In…

   

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to…

   

Somalia’s Int’l partners call for continued efforts to reach FGS – FMS deal on electoral implementation

The international community on Tuesday called on the Somali political leaders to urgently finalize the implementation of the electoral model to…

  

‘Kosiah raped me four times,’ Swiss court hears

Mr Kosiah is on trial for war crimes committed in Liberia for allegedly including 18 murders ….
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Bazoum wins Niger election as clashes erupt

Former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum won Niger’s presidential elections, according to provisional results issued on Tuesday, as the opposition cried foul and clashes erupted.
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15 UN peacekeepers from Tigray refuse to return to Ethiopia

Fifteen members of a contingent of Ethiopian peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from the Tigray region, have refused to return to Ethiopia, the UN said…
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Senegal launches vaccination campaign

Several Senegalese ministers and civil-society figures received Covid-19 jabs in a televised ceremony on Tuesday, giving a high-profile push to the start of a nationwide vaccination…

   

Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda over Italian abassador death

Rwandan Hutu rebels on Tuesday denied accusations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and instead blamed the…

   

Zanzibar’s vice president dies after suffering Covid

Zanzibar’s first vice president, Seif Sharif Hamad, who led the island’s opposition for three decades, died Wednesday, the president said, after he had been hospitalised for…

  

Killings by armed groups in DR Congo worry UN refugee agency

‘The armed groups are likely to carry out kidnappings and killings under collaboration with other militia groups or the national army,’ the agency alleged.
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WORLD

 

Biden’s CIA pick stresses China threat

Veteran US diplomat William Burns, nominated to lead the CIA, pledged Wednesday to keep the agency free of politics and said China would be his main…

 

Ghana receives 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

“The arrival in Accra is the first batch shipped and delivered in Africa by the COVAX Facility.”
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23 tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe’s biggest haul

Germany and Belgium have seized 23 tonnes of cocaine in a record haul of the drug in Europe, German customs said Wednesday.
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EU chief upbeat as AstraZeneca flags supply chain issue

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen insisted Wednesday that problems dogging vaccine supplies to the EU can be resolved, after AstraZeneca said it could deliver…

 

Tanzania envoy temporarily deactivates Twitter account after criticism from KoT

His utterances prompted retributions from Kenyans on Twitter (KoT) forcing him to delete all his earlier tweets and retweets about the Kenyan media. …

  

Texas power board members resign over mass outages

Four board members of Texas’ power grid operator announced their resignation Tuesday after millions of state residents were left without power during days of unprecedentedly frigid…

  

Malaysia under fire after controversial Myanmar deportation

Malaysia’s government faced mounting criticism from opposition MPs and rights groups Wednesday over its decision to deport over 1,000 Myanmar nationals in defiance of a court…

  

North Korean defector undetected for hours after swimming to South Korea

A North Korean defector wore a diving suit and fins during a daring six-hour swim around one of the world’s most fortified borders, a Seoul official…

 

First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India landed in Ghanas capital Accra, WHO said. …

 

Court in China orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark ruling

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has estimated that Chinese women spend nearly four hours doing unpaid labour daily — 2.5 times that of…