• 'Hate Speech bill impressive,' US declares

    'Hate Speech bill impressive,' US declares
    <p class="">The United States has declared support for the Hate Speech Bill.</p><p class=""><strong>Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, has described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria.</strong></p><p class="">Howard stated this during a meeting w
  • Police arrest 21 suspects for kidnapping, robbery in Cross River

    Police arrest 21 suspects for kidnapping, robbery in Cross River
    <p class="">The Cross River Police Command has arrested 21 suspects for various offences committed in the state between November and December, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.</p><h1>Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Nkereuwem Akpan, who paraded the suspects on Friday at the State Police Command in Calabar, said they were arrested from different parts of the state.</h1><p class="">Akpan explained that four of the suspects were arrested
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  • Britain will be ‘competitor at our door’ after Brexit: Merkel

    Britain will be ‘competitor at our door’ after Brexit: Merkel
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that Britain would be an economic “competitor at our door” after it leaves the European Union.
    Merkel was speaking after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory promising to get Brexit done without further delay.
    READ ALSO: Liverpool star Mane scoops Premier League award
    The EU is worried about the tight timetable to strike a trade deal and officials have stressed they will insist that Britain respect E
  • Why APC forum will continue to support Oshiomhole

    Why APC forum will continue to support Oshiomhole
    <p class="">Mr Gboyega Famodun, the Osun Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the forum of the party’s chairmen will continue to support the national chairman of its party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole.</p><h1>Famodun said the party’s misfortune in Zamfara as well as nagging imbroglio within APC in Edo were not enough grounds to relieve Oshiomhole of his job.</h1><p class="">He spoke at the NUJ Correspondent’s Chapel programme tagge
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  • South Korean protesters destroy portraits of U.S. ambassador

    South Korean protesters destroy portraits of U.S. ambassador
    Protesters angry over American demands that South Korea pay more for defense destroyed portraits of the U.S. ambassador stuck on blocks of tofu outside the U.S. embassy on Friday after police warned them against staging a more aggressive demonstration.
    U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris has become a political lightning rod for South Koreans angered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to get South Korea to pay billions of dollars more toward maintaining the 28,500 American troops stationed ther
  • Nigerians detained in Bosnian camps will return safely – Dabiri-Erewa

    Nigerians detained in Bosnian camps will return safely – Dabiri-Erewa
    <p class="">Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has assured that the two Nigerians in Bosnian refugee camps are doing well and are expected to return to Croatia anytime from Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 preparatory to their onward return to Nigeria.</p><h1>The Chairman/CEO of the commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa gave the assurance in a statement by NIDCOM’s Head of Media and Publicity Abdulrahman Balogun on Friday.</h1><p class="">The NIDCOM b
  • Maize farmers seek support on infrastructure, storage facilities

    Maize farmers seek support on infrastructure, storage facilities
    Maize growers, Processors, and Marketers Association of Nigeria (MAGPMAN) has pleaded with the federal and state governments to provide infrastructural and storage facilities to boost farmers’ output.
    The association’s National President Edwin Uche made this appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
    Uche urged governments at the federal and state level to come to the aid of rural farmers by providing infrastructure, saying this would also ease the s
  • Police arrest criminal 50 suspects in Edo

    Police arrest criminal 50 suspects in Edo
    <p class="">The Edo Police Command on Friday said it had arrested no fewer than 50 suspects in connection with various crimes in the last three weeks.</p><h1>The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Jimeta, told newsmen of the arrests in Benin, while highlighting the command’s achievements since his assumption of office in the state in November.</h1><p class=""><strong>Jimeta </strong>said that those apprehended include 34 suspect
  • World leaders react to Boris Johnson’s British election victory

    World leaders react to Boris Johnson’s British election victory
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party secured a majority in a landslide election victory, results showed on Friday.
    Following is reaction from leaders around the world:
    U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
    ALSO READ: Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election
    Trump said Johnson’s win meant Britain and the United States would be free to strike a “massive” new trade deal after Brexit.
    Continue reading World leaders react to Bori
  • NIS clarifies visa on arrival for Africans

    NIS clarifies visa on arrival for Africans
    The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, on Friday said the visa on arrival for holders of passports of African countries from January 2020 was to accelerate African Integration.
    Babandede, who disclosed this in a statement by Mr. Sunday James, the service Public Relations Officer, in Abuja said the decision would remove barriers hindering the free movement of people within the continent.
    READ ALSO: U.S. threatens visa restrictions over South Sudan pe
  • Liverpool star Mane scoops Premier League award

    Liverpool star Mane scoops Premier League award
    Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been named as the winner of the Premier League Player of the Month award for November.
    The 27-year-old was in a terrific form for the Reds, scoring three goals and providing an assist to help Jurgen Klopp’s men win all their league games last month.
    ALSO READ: Rangnick reveals why Liverpool have signed many of his former players
    The Senegal international’s scintillating performances helped the Anfield outfit further extend their lead on the Premi
  • APC Rally: Edo govt insists no rally or gathering must hold

    The Edo Government on Friday insisted that no rally or gathering must hold in line with the government ban on all forms of political rallies, demonstrations, and procession in the state.
    Edo Deputy Governor Philip Shuaibu reiterated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after meeting with the Edo Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawal Jimeta.
    Shuaibu said that any breach of the ban would be met and faced with the full wrath of the law.
    Continue reading APC Rally: Edo govt insists no rally or gath
  • Rio explains why he fancies Liverpool to retain the Champions League

    Rio explains why he fancies Liverpool to retain the Champions League
    Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand is backing Liverpool to retain the Champions League this season, as they are “the most complete team”.
    Liverpool won their first European title since 2005 last season, beating Premier League rivals Tottenham 2-0 in the final in Madrid.
    Manchester City are favourites to win Europe’s showpiece competition this season, but former Manchester United defender Ferdinand thinks Jurgen Klopp’s Reds can pip Pep Guardiola’s City to
  • Nigeria’s Bonny Light rises to $64.30 per barrel

    Nigeria’s Bonny Light rises to $64.30 per barrel
    By Udeme Akpan
    THE price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $64.30 per barrel at the international market, the highest in the past three weeks.
    The latest price showed an excess of $7.30 per barrel against the $57.00 reference price of the nation’s 2020 Budget.
    Market watchers attributed the sudden leap in price to the continued efforts of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to achieve stability in the volatile oil market.
    Conti
  • Jurgen Klopp Named Premier League Manager of the Month for November

    Jurgen Klopp Named Premier League Manager of the Month for November
    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for November.
    The Reds boss was facing a make-or-break month for his side, who looked ahead at a title-defining clash with ​Manchester City and an awkward tie at Crystal Palace among a four-week period of fixtures that could have seen their title credentials take a serious dent.
    They kicked off the month with a hard-fought victory away at ​Aston Villa on
  • Nasarawa: Body moves to capture 22, 000 unidentified HIV infected persons

    Nasarawa: Body moves to capture 22, 000 unidentified HIV infected persons
    By David Odama – Lafia
    Worried by the increasing spate of HIV/AIDs, An implementing partner, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is working to identify about 22, 000 unidentified and discover  HIV infected persons in  Nasarawa State.
    The move is to enable the implementing partners to support the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS  and to provide the needed drugs to the affected persons in the state.
    The partners disclosed this  Friday at the end of a five-day
  • Winlpg takes cooking gas campaign to schools in Lagos

    Winlpg takes cooking gas campaign to schools in Lagos
    The Women in LPG, Winlpg, Nigeria chapter, has, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, launched a Secondary Schools LPG Advocacy Campaign on cooking gas, themed: ‘#thinkglobalactlocal #howcanlpgmakemylagosbetter’.
    The campaign is targeted at enlightening young people about LPG and showcasing LPG as critical fuel towards meeting Nigeria’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
    These SDG Goals include Goal 3 (Good Health and Well Being), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 7 (Affordable Ene
  • Messi is the greatest, but Van Dijk should have won Ballon d’Or ― Barnes

    Messi is the greatest, but Van Dijk should have won Ballon d’Or ― Barnes
    John Barnes believes that Virgil van Dijk should have won this year’s Ballon d’Or ahead of the “greatest player in the world” Lionel Messi.
    The Barcelona superstar picked up the accolade for a record-breaking sixth time on December 2 , moving one ahead of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally.
    Messi scored 54 times for club and country last season, helping the Blaugrana retain their Liga title in the process, but he suffered more disappointment in the Champions
  • Falling palm tree hits owner to death in Enugu community

    Falling palm tree hits owner to death in Enugu community
    By Ikechukwu Odu – Nsukka
    A falling palm tree has killed its owner at Imufu Community in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State. Chukwujama Eze, of Umuojobo clan, was killed when a palm tree he had sold to a palm-wine tapper from a neighbouring village was being uprooted.
    The deceased was asked to assist in pulling a rope tied to the palm frond to guide it to a predetermined position.
    Continue reading Falling palm tree hits owner to death in Enugu community at Vanguard News.
  • Nigeria’s oil earnings dip by 2.6% to N3.97trn in 9 months ― CBN

    Nigeria’s oil earnings dip by 2.6% to N3.97trn in 9 months ― CBN
    By Michael Eboh
    Nigeria’s earnings from the oil and gas industry declined by 2.62 per cent to N3.973 trillion in the first nine months of the year, from January to September 2019, according to data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
    The CBN, in its Economic Report for the Third Quarter of 2019, disclosed that gross oil revenue in the nine-month period dipped slightly by N107 billion, compared to N4.08 trillion recorded in the same period in 2018.
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  • Klopp signs new five-year contract at Liverpool

    Klopp signs new five-year contract at Liverpool
    Liverpool’s mercurial manager, Jurgen Klopp has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Merseyside club until 2024.
    The Reds boss has ended speculation he may exit the club when his current deal expires in 2022 and says he “couldn’t contemplate” leaving. Klopp’s assistants, Peter Krawietz and Pep Lijnders, have also agreed new contracts.
    ALSO READ: Rangnick reveals why Liverpool have signed many of his former players
    The news comes with Liverpool
  • Benin/Ore Accident: PMT cautions social media users on spreading falsehood, says it is committed to safe, secure transit

    Benin/Ore Accident: PMT cautions social media users on spreading falsehood, says it is committed to safe, secure transit
    The management of Peace Mass Transit has on Friday cautioned members of the public, especially social media users, saying they should be mindful of the sensibilities of persons involved in the accident, their privacy, families, and refrain from spreading salacious, untruthful accounts, unrelated to any reality.
    Continue reading Benin/Ore Accident: PMT cautions social media users on spreading falsehood, says it is committed to safe, secure transit at Vanguard News.
  • Marouane Fellaini still contacts Jose Mourinho regularly but is happy in China

    Marouane Fellaini still contacts Jose Mourinho regularly but is happy in China
    Marouane Fellaini revealed he is still in contact with Jose Mourinho but insisted he remains happy in China.
    Fellaini joined United from Everton in 2013 when he became the first major signing since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and played a key role during Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford tenure.
    ALSO READ: Solskjaer: Man United need ‘two or three’ new signings
    Reports had circulated that new Tottenham boss Mourinho would swoop for the 31-year-old once more in January,
  • Cult Group: 2 charged with managing, creating Platform

    Cult Group: 2 charged with managing, creating Platform
    The police on Friday brought two men before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, for allegedly belonging to and managing an unlawful society.
    The defendants – Azeez Isiaka, 25, and Adetola Monsuru, 22 – are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and membership of an unlawful society.
    They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
    READ ALSO: Court sentences unemployed without fine option for beating up mother
    The Prosecutor, ASP Roman Unuigbe, told the court
  • FG suspends Turkish Airlines' operations, here's why

    FG suspends Turkish Airlines' operations, here's why
    <p class="">The airline, according to NCAA, is known for poor passenger treatment.</p><h2>The Federal Government has suspended all operations of Turkish Airlines in Nigeria. The suspension directive was given through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).</h2><p class="">In a statement signed by the Acting Director-General, NCAA, <strong>Abdullahi Sidi</strong>, it was disclosed that the airline was suspended due to “<em>
  • Algeria awaits results of post-Bouteflika presidential elections

    Algeria awaits results of post-Bouteflika presidential elections
    Algerians on Friday were awaiting results of a contested presidential election, which was held amid protests in several cities, disruption of voting in some polling stations and a partial boycott of the poll.
    Thursday’s election came eight months after April’s resignation of long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika, following pressure by mass protests.
    READ ALSO: Presidential election: Algerians exercise constitutional right
    Since then, protests continued as people called for the d
  • Steven Gerrard extends Rangers contract until 2024

    Steven Gerrard extends Rangers contract until 2024
    Steven Gerrard has signed a two-year contract extension that sees him extend his stay at Rangers until 2024.
    The former Liverpool and England captain has enjoyed a productive spell in Scotland since arriving at Ibrox in the summer of 2018.
    Last season, he led them to their highest points total since returning to the Premiership in 2016 and on Thursday, Rangers reached the last 32 of the Europa League for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign.
    Continue reading Steven Gerrard extends Rangers c
  • Tim Cook says monopolies aren’t bad if they’re ‘not abused’

    Tim Cook says monopolies aren’t bad if they’re ‘not abused’
    Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the existence of monopolies in business with a key distinction.
    During an interview with Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday in Tokyo, the tech mogul discussed several topics, including the company’s efforts to constantly innovate and its impact on the broader US economy.
    “A monopoly by itself isn’t bad if it’s not abused,” Cook told the outlet while insisting that Apple does not have a monopoly in any sector.
    Continue reading Tim Cook says
  • APC kicks against Delta’s Pension Bill for former governors and deputies

    APC kicks against Delta’s Pension Bill for former governors and deputies
    Describes it as panacea for economic woePerez Brisibe – Ughelli
    The All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, has kicked against the Pension Rights and Other Benefits Amendments Bill for former governors and deputy governors which was recently passed after scaling third reading at the state House of Assembly.
    The bill, which also grants pension rights to former Acting Governor Sam Obi, had earlier been criticised by Deltans, who described it as exploitative and unpopular.
    Continue rea
  • Edo PDP rejects “high fees’’ to purchase forms

    Edo PDP rejects “high fees’’ to purchase forms
    The PDP in Edo State rose from its stakeholders’ meeting in Benin on Friday, rejecting “the high fees to purchase forms as released by the national working committee of the party’’.
    The meeting, subsequently, mandated the Chairman of the party in the state, Chief Dan Orbih, to inform the party’s national chairman of the position of the Edo State chapter.
    Earlier, the meeting heard that party members aspiring for chairmanship positions in the party would pay one mill

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