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SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerians are paying deadly price for Europe’s dirty fuel

Nigeria has made several promises to ensure its fuel contain low sulphur, but its petrol and kerosene have sulphur over 20 times times what they should…

  

Nigeria reveals how COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in states

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), has revealed criterion that will be used for the distribution plan of the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. NPHCDA…

  

FRSC begins full enforcement of NIN as condition for vehicle registration

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it had made the presentation of a valid National Identification Number (NIN) compulsory for all categories of vehicle registration….

  

Nigeria records more deaths as NCDC reports 1585 new COVID-19 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported 1585 new COVID-19 infections in the country. NCDC disclosed this via its verified Twitter account on Saturday…

  

Sonko: I’m Taking a 10-Year Break From Politics [VIDEO]

The governor announced his plans to quit politics for a period of 10 years during a funeral service …

  

TSC Reveals Number of Teachers Lost to Covid-19

The Teachers Service Commission has released the numbers of teachers who have been affected by Covid-19 in the wake of the pandemic. …

  

Kwara: 3 die as mob attack Customs checkpoint

The Nigeria Customs Service, Kwara Command, has said that three persons died during a mob attack on its sector 3 check point and operational base in…

  

FG to shut down Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks

The Federal Government will shut the Lagos Island-bound traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks from Wednesday, January 13, 2021. This is part of…

  

Shocking Details Emerge in Kiambu Family Murders

Detectives also found a white jacket, dark blue trouser and a pair of shoes from a pit latrine in the IDP camp. …

  

IGR: Gombe govt generates N8.4bn in 2020

The Gombe Internal Revenue Service generated N8.4 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020. Malam Abubakar Tata, Chairman of the service, said this in an…

AFRICA

  

Ethiopia, Tunisia report new COVID-19 cases

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 114 million people, has the most COVID-19 cases in the East African region.
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Cameroon separatists kill six at army post: government

Separatist fighters in Cameroon killed six people in a raid on an army post in the troubled English-speaking Northwest province, the government said Saturday.
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African Development Bank grants $11.26 million for women, girls’ education in Chad

The project will be implemented over a five-year period by the Chadian Ministry of National Education and Civic Promotion.
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Senegal registers record virus infections and deaths

Senegal on Friday announced its highest daily death and infection figures for the coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic in March.
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Tunisia arrests suspected Al-Qaeda branch leader

Tunisia has arrested a suspected branch leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa, along with several others suspected of planning “terrorist” attacks, a judicial spokesman said Friday.
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30,000 flee Central Africa over election unrest: UN

More than 30,000 people have been forced to flee the Central African Republic due to violence surrounding its elections, the UN said Friday, and tens of…

   

Niger’s outgoing president warns against ‘fiddling’ with constitution

Niger is battling two jihadist insurgencies and a population explosion and, by a key UN benchmark, is the poorest nation in the world.
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WATCH: App launched to address Zimbabwean food shortages

Zimbabwean nationals living in SA and abroad could now place an order for an assortment of foodstuffs and have the parcel ready for collection or delivery…

    

Uganda wraps up violent and chaotic election campaign

Uganda is bracing for a charged vote next week after a campaign mired in disarray and violence, with President Yoweri Museveni accused of seeking to hold…

  

Uganda Elections: Police beat, detain journalists covering opposition candidates – CPJ

“The unabated violence and hostility against journalists ahead of Uganda’s general election is shocking.”
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WORLD

  

Biden urged to renounce sole control of US nuclear weapons

A former US defense secretary has called on President-elect Joe Biden to reform the system that gives sole control of the nation’s nuclear arsenal to the…

 

India to start mammoth vaccination drive on January 16

India will launch one of the world’s most ambitious coronavirus vaccination drives next Saturday, aiming to reach 300 million people by July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

  

Ethiopia, Tunisia report new COVID-19 cases

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 114 million people, has the most COVID-19 cases in the East African region.
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Two-year-old child run over by car survives

The man’s driving license was revoked
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Indonesian plane feared crashed after losing contact

An Indonesian budget airline jet is feared to have crashed into the sea after the Boeing 737 lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday, with…

 

French president’s wife caught virus over Christmas

Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron caught the coronavirus over Christmas, her office said Saturday, confirming press reports
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Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane missing after taking off from Jakarta

The flight was carrying 59 passengers, including five children and a baby …

 

Indonesia passenger plane missing after take-off

It was unclear how many passengers and crew were aboard the Boeing 737-500, which has a capacity of about 130 …

 

North Korea’s Kim calls US ‘principal enemy’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the United States is his nuclear-armed nation’s “principal enemy”, state media reported Saturday, as he threw down the diplomatic…

  

Cameroon separatists kill six at army post: government

Separatist fighters in Cameroon killed six people in a raid on an army post in the troubled English-speaking Northwest province, the government said Saturday.
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