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Minister calls for greater investment in local technology

From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called on the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to invest in the production and commercialisation of local technology in order to boost Nigeria’s GDP. Dr Onu said this at the launch of the Disinfection Tunnel developed by the National Space Research and …
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NGO calls for adequate security ahead of Kano local elections

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Ahead of Saturday’s Kano State local government elections, Citar NGO, a Kaduna-based organisation, has called on the Chairman of Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC), Garba Ibrahim Sheka, to ensure adequate security for the elections. Sheka was reported to have indicated on Wednesday during an opening ceremony of a one-day training …
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Ogun APC Youth League targets 236,000 new members

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta As the All Progressives Congress (APC) prepares to start its registration and revalidation exercise, the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress Youth League (APCYL) has promised to register no fewer than 236,000 new members into the party. APCYL Ogun Coordinator Olamide Lawal, who stated this on Thursday, at the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Alaafin a symbol of peace, unity in Yorubaland – Eburu

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure A prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Eburu of Iba, Adekunle Okunoye Oyedeji II, has described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi who clocks 50 years on the throne on Tuesday as the symbol of peace and unity in Yorubaland. Oba Okunoye stated that the love and steadfastness which …
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Katsina police arrest two fraudsters posing as ‘spirits’

From Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Katsina State Police Command have arrested two fraudsters who allegedly pose as spirits (al-janu) to swindle members of the public. According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, luck ran out of the duo of Kabir Bashir and Sadiq Ashiru of Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, …
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Troops kill 80 terrorists, arrests 4 cultists, others in one week

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that troops on internal security operations across the country have killed 80 terrorists, bandits and other criminals disturbing the peace of the country. The soldiers also arrested four cultists, recovered several arms and ammunition and rescued three kidnapped persons during the operations conducted between January 7 …
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Kafanchan assault referral Centre records 92 rape cases in 2020 –Manager

The Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, says it recorded a total of 92 rape cases in 2020, the Centre manager, Mrs Grace Abbin, has said. Abbin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday, in Kafanchan, that the Centre also recorded 490 cases of physical, …
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NBA roundup: Damian Lillard nets 40 as Blazers clip Kings

Damian Lillard established season bests of 40 points and 13 assists and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 19-point, third-quarter deficit to notch a 132-126 victory over the host Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. CJ McCollum contributed 28 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as Portland won its season-best fourth straight game. Lillard and …
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Ethiopia repatriates 742 citizens from Middle Eastern countries

Some 742 Ethiopians have returned home from Middle Eastern countries in recent days, the Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Wednesday. MoFA said 607 and 135 Ethiopian nationals were returned home from Saudi Arabia and Oman, respectively. Dina Mufti, the spokesperson for MoFA, said on Tuesday the ministry is boosting efforts to repatriate …
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Trader in court for allegedly stealing colleague’s cell phone worth N240,000

A 45-year-old trader, Obiemeke Felix,who allegedly stole a cell phone worth N240,000 belonging to his colleague, on Thursday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Magistrates’ Court . The police charged Felix, who lives in Suleja, Niger State, for theft. The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Peter Ejike, of the FCT Command Abuja, told the court that Rapheal …
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Somber Tunisia marks 10 years since revolution in lockdown

  Tunisia on Thursday commemorates the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed strife and civil war in the region, known as the Arab Spring. But there will be no festive celebrations marking the revolution in this North …

Rep member announces plan to impeach Joe Biden

  Ten Republicans may have voted to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday, but there’s definitely some House representatives with a very different idea of what should happen next. Last night newly-elected QAnon-adjacent Marjorie Taylor Greene  announced plans to impeach Joe Biden. She told Newsmax’s Greg Kelly in an interview that: “I would like to announce on behalf of the …

#EndSARS: Court stops case against, Davido, Burna Boy, Falz, others

  A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory has ordered a halt in proceedings and stay action in a criminal complaint against persons who supported the #EndSARS protests. Justice Bello Kawu, who gave the order, also restrained the Nigeria Police from arresting or taking any action against the #EndSARS activists. The complaint filed by …

Nigerian diplomat’s family sues Boeing over 737 Max crash

  The family of a longtime Nigerian diplomat killed in the 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia has joined litigation against the company in U.S. federal court. Lawyers for heirs of Abiodun Bashua accused Boeing of negligence in development of the Max. The 67-year-old Bashua had held many foreign service jobs for …

Three UN peacekeepers killed, six wounded in Mali attack

  Three United Nations peacekeepers were killed and six wounded in central Mali on Wednesday after a convoy struck an explosive device and came under fire, the U.N. said in a statement. It was not clear who carried out the attack about 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the town of Bambara-Maoudé in the Timbuktu …

COVID-19: Nigeria reports 1,398 new infections, nine deaths

  Nigeria’s curve of coronavirus infections maintained an upward trend on Wednesday, with 1,398 new cases confirmed across the country. Over 1,000 new cases have been recorded across the country for the tenth consecutive day, according to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) — over 9,000 fresh infections have been confirmed within …

Reeling from coronavirus, Asia’s poultry farmers battle bird flu outbreak

  Asia’s chicken farmers are confronting the region’s worst bird flu outbreak in years, with the deadly virus affecting farms stretching from Japan to India, roiling some poultry prices and showing no signs of easing. More than 20 million chickens have been destroyed in South Korea and Japan since November. The highly pathogenic H5N8 virus …

Mexico President slams Trump’s media curbs

  Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday stepped up his criticism of restrictions on freedom of expression following moves by leading social media firms to suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s access to their platforms. Without mentioning Trump by name, Lopez Obrador said it was not right that private companies should appoint themselves arbiters …

US FAA chief orders ‘zero tolerance’ for disruptive airline passengers

  U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order on Wednesday directing the agency to take a “zero tolerance policy” after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump were disruptive on some recent flights. Dickson told Reuters the FAA’s special emphasis program would last through March 30 and warned disruptive passengers could face up …

Johnson: UK looking at ways to protect against Brazilian COVID-19 variant

  Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the government was looking at ways to stop a variant of the novel coronavirus found in Brazil from entering Britain. Japan’s health ministry said on Sunday it had detected a new strain of COVID-19 in four travellers from Brazil’s Amazonas state which featured 12 mutations, including one …

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