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Biden inaugural rehearsal evacuated amid fire near U.S. Capitol

Participants at a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday after a fire broke out near the building, according to officials. With tensions...

Boxing icon, Pacquiao takes over as head of Philippine ruling party

Philippine boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao has taken over as head of the ruling political party in the country, it was announced on Thursday. Pacquiao, who is a senator in...

Germany to hold general election Sept 2021 —Official

The German government on Wednesday agreed on the date for the next general election, September 26, 2021, to choose a successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, government spokeswoman Martina Fietz said.

Saudi Arabia denies Netanyahu held secret meeting with crown prince

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Saud denied on Monday reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret trip to Saudi Arabia to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Israeli news outlets reported Netanyahu...

China launches first independent mission to Mars

China successfully launched Tianwen-1  — its first independent mission to Mars on Thursday. According to Xinhua News Agency, a Long March 5 rocket carrying the spacecraft ignited at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in south China’s tropical Hainan province at...
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Ekiti records 20,000 increase in pry school enrolment in 2 years, says Gov. Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi has restated the readiness of his administration to collaborate with the Federal Government and...
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COVID-19: NCDC registers 1,301 new Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total...

ASUU, Ebonyi Government’s meeting ends in deadlock

The meeting to resolve the impasse between the delegation of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities...

Tiger Woods has another back surgery

Golf star Tiger Woods has had another back operation and will skip at least two events. But...

Zamfara is not supporting bandits — Commissioner

The Zamfara Government has denied an online media report that it  gave Hilux trucks to “repentant bandits’’ in the state.