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UAE adopts amendments to grant citizenship to investors and other professionals

An oil and gas producer, the UAE’s economy has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, prompting tens of thousands of expatriates to leave.

Boko Haram: US donates $325,000 worth of equipment to Nigeria Police

By providing these supplies and equipment, INL is complimenting prior USAID investments in Borno State through the Office of Transition Initiatives.

‘We can serve the nation we love’: Military and civil rights groups react repeal of Trump’s transgender ban

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that the president believes “gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America's strength is found in its diversity.”

Ugandan court orders police to lift Bobi Wine’s house arrest

Troops have blocked the 38-year-old pop star-turned-politician from leaving his house in a suburb of the capital Kampala since he voted in the January 14 election where he ran against long-serving incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.

Trump rejects ‘ex-presidents club’ — and the feeling is mutual

Jeffrey Engel, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said Trump isn't a good fit for the ex-presidents club "because he’s temperamentally different.”

Smuggler who swallowed over 90 packages of cocaine imprisoned in UK

After having the drugs tested, NCA investigators found the cocaine was 64% pure, and would have been worth in excess of £80,000 if cut and sold on British streets.

Amanda Gorman’s books are now Amazon best-sellers: ‘Now more than ever, the United States needs an inaugural poem’

“I had this huge thing, probably one of the most important things I’ll ever do in my career,” she said about composing the poem in an interview with The New York Times. “It was like, if I try to climb this mountain all at once, I’m just going to pass out.”

At least 13 killed as twin suicide bombings rock Baghdad

At least 13 killed as twin suicide bombings rock Baghdad

Nigeria needs your help to fight terror, remove travel restrictions, Atiku urges Biden, Harris

As I congratulate President Biden and @VP, @KamalaHarris, I urge them and their administration to strengthen US-Nigeria ties, and help our beloved nation’s war on terror by providing every type of support required to win our war against the insurgency we face.

Armed protesters gather at heavily fortified state capitols of Ohio, Michigan, Texas and elsewhere

Roughly two dozen members of the radical anti-government “boogaloo” movement have congregated outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, for instance

Security bill controversy leads to massive protest in France

Footage of white police beating up an unarmed black music producer in his Paris studio on November 21 has amplified anger over the legislation, condemned by many as signalling a rightward lurch by President Emmanuel Macron.

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

In Shijiazhuang, authorities have finished construction of one-third of the rooms in a planned 3,000-room coronavirus facility, state TV said Saturday.

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy set to perform at the Grammys 2021 premiere ceremony

This is Burna Boy’s second Grammy nomination after losing to the iconic Angelique Kidjo during the last ceremony in 2020.

FG approves 39 licences for fish imports

Some people got approval last year but did not utilise their licences last year maybe because they did not have the capacity to import.

Breaking: Osun in turmoil as gunmen kill one, abduct passengers

The gunmen had reportedly attacked travellers and shot dead a man, whose name is not immediately available, while an unspecified number of passengers were also abducted.

Young man arrested for stabbing and raping 18-year-old girl in Bauchi

Wakil said the suspect was arrested afterwards while investigation is still in progress.