COVID-19: Fans allowed to return to EPL stadiums from December

English Premier League clubs will be allowed to start admitting fans into their stadiums from December. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that supporters will be permitted to attend events in top level grounds in England when the national lockdown ends on 2 December 2. All sporting activities in the United Kingdom are currently held behind closed doors …

COVID-19 responsible for Nigeria’s recession – Buhari

  As Nigeria slips into recession for the second time in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari, says it came about because of the severity of the global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said this on Monday in Abuja, while declaring open the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme: “Building Partnerships for Resilience’’. The summit was organised …

Trump raises funds for inauguration despite Biden’s victory

Despite being on the cusp of exit from the White House, U.S. President, Donald Trump has launched a fundraiser towards a potential inauguration. Trump, the Republican incumbent has refused to admit defeat to Democrat President-Elect, Joe Biden. And the president is going ahead with his plans beyond 2020, calling for donations expected to help cover the costs associated with his …

Armed bandits meet waterloo as troops intensify onslaught in Northwest

…Arrest illegal miners, recover cache of arms   Troops of Operation ACCORD have intensified the onslaught against criminal elements in the North West zone killing scores of armed bandits in addition to the arrest illegal miners while recovering a cache of arms and ammunition. In a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche, the troops on …

Armed bandits meet waterloo as troops intensify onslaught in Northwest

…Arrest illegal miners, recover cache of arms   Troops of Operation ACCORD have intensified the onslaught against criminal elements in the North West zone killing scores of armed bandits in addition to the arrest illegal miners while recovering a cache of arms and ammunition. In a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche, the troops on …

Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has removed Adekola Olawoye from the position of Attorney-General of the state. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Segun Ajiboye. Although no reason was given for Olawoye’s removal, Charles Titiloye has been appointed immediately as his replacement. “Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has rejigged …

Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has removed Adekola Olawoye from the position of Attorney-General of the state. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Segun Ajiboye. Although no reason was given for Olawoye’s removal, Charles Titiloye has been appointed immediately as his replacement. “Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has rejigged …

Buhari ‘working round-the-clock’ to reverse economic woes —Finance Minister

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari’ is working “round-the-clock” to reverse Nigeria’s economic woes. Nigeria had last week officially entered its second recession in about five years. She said before the “COVID-19-induced recession,” Nigeria’s economy was doing well. The minister stated these at a workshop  on Monday titled: “Building Partnership for …

Court remands Sen. Ali Ndume in Kuje Prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Sen. Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison following Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s refusal to appear for his trial. Justice Okon Abang gave the order when Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to show cause why he should …

Akeredolu sacks Ondo attorney-general

Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu Monday sacked Adekola Olawoye as the commissioner for justice and attorney-general of the state.“Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has rejigged his cabinet, Segun Ajiboye, chief press secretary to the governor, said in a statement. Read also: https://thenigerian.news/metro/akeredolu-bans-okada-unauthorised-tinted-vehicles-in-ondo/ “Following this, he has appointed front line human rights lawyer, Sir Charles Titiloye, as his new Attorney-General …

I have 3 children in public universities – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige says three of his children are in public universities in the country. Read also: No agreement yet with ASUU – Ngige Speaking on Arise TV on Monday, Ngige debunked claims that government officials have been foot-draggers in the ongoing negotiations with university lecturers because their children school abroad. Read also: No hope of …

FIFA bans CAF President Ahmad for five years over corruption

World football governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations, has banned Confederation of African Football head Ahmad Ahmad for five years following charges of misappropriation of funds. Ahmad, who is seeking a second term in office after taking over from Issa Hayatou in 2017, had been under investigation for months. In a press release on its official website on …

Cult War: Wike Imposes Two Weeks 24-Hour Curfew In Okoro-Nu-Odu

The Rivers state government on Sunday imposed a two-week, 24-hour curfew around the soon to be completed Okoro-nu-odu flyover in Obio Akpor local government area of the state, due to reported cases of incessant cult activities by some youths. Governor Wike, who made the statement during a statewide broadcast in Port Harcourt, said the curfew takes effect from Monday. He …

US to begin withdrawal of troops mid-January

Trump will cut US forces in Afghanistan to 2,500 from 4,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon said, seeking to wind down the US’s longest war. The withdrawal of foreign forces – Britain plans to follow the US’s lead – could mean greater scope for the Taliban to expand its influence. The peace talks in the Qatari capital have faltered and the …

UN calls for continued Afghan aid ahead of donor conference

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi has urged the international community to remain committed to Afghanistan, calling for greater support for refugees and internally displaced people ahead of the opening of a two-day international donor conference. The UNHCR chief said on Monday that the future of millions of Afghans depends on the outcome of peace negotiations between the Kabul government and …

UN calls for continued Afghan aid ahead of donor conference

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi has urged the international community to remain committed to Afghanistan, calling for greater support for refugees and internally displaced people ahead of the opening of a two-day international donor conference. The UNHCR chief said on Monday that the future of millions of Afghans depends on the outcome of peace negotiations between the Kabul government and …