Osinbajo Calls For Synergy To Tackle Human Trafficking, Insecurity

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for synergy among security agencies to tackle the myriads of security challenges in the country. He made this call on Monday during the virtual presentation of the research report of the National Defence College Course 28 titled “Border Management & National Development in Nigeria: The ECOWAS Protocol Relating … Continue reading Osinbajo Calls For Synergy To Tackle Human Trafficking, Insecurity

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Trump Defends John Wayne Legacy Over Airport ‘Racism’ Row

    US President Donald Trump leapt to the defense Monday of his movie idol John Wayne, after California Democrats called for the actor’s name to be removed from a local airport due to “racist” comments. Wayne — the late, macho star of Hollywood westerns such as “True Grit” — held “white supremacist, anti-LGBT, and … Continue reading Trump Defends John Wayne Legacy Over Airport ‘Racism’ Row

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Taraba Govt Declares Three-Day Holiday For LG Polls

    The Taraba State government has declared Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday as public holidays for the forthcoming local government elections in the state. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Hassan Mijinyawa, announced this in a statement on Monday. He explained that the state governor, Darius Ishaku, gave the approval to enable civil servants … Continue reading Taraba Govt Declares Three-Day Holiday For LG Polls

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Bayelsa Discharges 54 Recovered COVID-19 Patients

  Bayelsa State Government has discharged 54 COVID-19 patients from the isolation centre in the state. This was disclosed on Monday by the Director of Public Health in the State, Dr Yerinbuluemi Stow. READ ALSO: Edo Election: I Won’t Support Obaseki – Kassim Afegbua According to him, the strategies put in place by the government … Continue reading Bayelsa Discharges 54 Recovered COVID-19 Patients

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After Deadly Clash, India Bans 59 Chinese Mobile Apps Over ‘Security’

    India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Relations between the world’s two most populous nations have been strained following the deaths of 20 Indian troops in hand-to-hand … Continue reading After Deadly Clash, India Bans 59 Chinese Mobile Apps Over ‘Security’

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Edo Election: I Won’t Support Obaseki – Kassim Afegbua 

  A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kassim Afegbua, says he will not support Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki for the second term in office. He disclosed this on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “At least I am bold enough to come out in … Continue reading Edo Election: I Won’t Support Obaseki – Kassim Afegbua 

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Court Reserves Judgment In Appeals Challenging Yahaya Bello’s Election

    The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reserved judgement in the appeals filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Musa Wada, as well as Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), challenging the re-election of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. At the final hearing on Monday, Wada’s … Continue reading Court Reserves Judgment In Appeals Challenging Yahaya Bello’s Election

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US North Korea Envoy Doubts New Trump-Kim Summit

    The US pointman on North Korea voiced doubt Monday that President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un would meet again before US elections, although he held out hope for progress in nuclear negotiations. Deputy Secretary of State Steve Biegun pointed to the global COVID-19 pandemic as a “wet blanket” that would make … Continue reading US North Korea Envoy Doubts New Trump-Kim Summit

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COVID-19 May Undo Decade Of Progress In Africa, IMF Warns

  The coronavirus pandemic could set back incomes in sub-Saharan Africa by a decade as weak oil prices, a tourism standstill and business lockdowns shrink the region’s economy 3.2 percent in 2020, an IMF official said Monday. Activity is expected to recover in 2021, but countries first will have to get through a year in … Continue reading COVID-19 May Undo Decade Of Progress In Africa, IMF Warns

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COVID-19 ‘Not Even Close To Being Over,’ WHO Warns

    The coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the WHO warned Monday, as the global death toll passed half a million and cases surge in Latin America and the United States. In another grim milestone, the number of infections recorded worldwide rose to more than 10 million, according to an AFP tally, while … Continue reading COVID-19 ‘Not Even Close To Being Over,’ WHO Warns

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