‘Peseiro can’t take Nigeria to World Cup’ – Timi Dakolo tells NFF

Popular singer and songwriter Timi Dakolo has told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro cannot take Nigeria to the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Dakolo said this while reacting to Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Lesotho in the World Cup qualifier on Thursday evening. Peseiro’s men drew 1-1 against Lesotho at … Continue reading ‘Peseiro can’t take Nigeria to World Cup’ – Timi Dakolo tells NFF

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‘Develop national soil information system to avoid hunger’- Don warns FG

A professor of Soil Survey and Land Evaluation, Gabriel Akinboye Oluwatosin, has called on the federal government and other stakeholders to develop a national soil information system in the country. Oluwatosin noted that this is necessary in order to ensure the production of nourishing food and prevent hunger in the country. The don made these … Continue reading ‘Develop national soil information system to avoid hunger’- Don warns FG

Gov Adeleke sacks Osun Chief Judge

The Osun State Government has sacked the state’s Chief Judge, CJ, Justice Adepele Ojo. In her place, Justice Olayinka David Afolabi was appointed as the Acting Chief Judge. This was disclosed in a statement by Governor Ademola Adeleke’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on Thursday. According to the statement, the appointment of Justice Afolabi as Acting CJ … Continue reading Gov Adeleke sacks Osun Chief Judge

Appeal Court sacks Zamfara governor, Lawal

The Court of Appeal on Thursday in Abuja sacked Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State. It declared inconclusive, the March 18 Governorship election which produced Lawal as the elected governor. A 3-man panel of Justices of the Court in a unanimous judgment voided and set aside the declaration of Lawal of the Peoples Democratic Party, … Continue reading Appeal Court sacks Zamfara governor, Lawal

Pedro Sanchez forms functioning government in Spain

After days of tense debate and protests, Spain’s parliament on Thursday re-elected Pedro Sanchez as prime minister, allowing him to form a functioning government. The Socialist politician will head a progressive coalition government alongside the leftist Sumar party, a partnership that has led Spain since January 2020. Of the 350 members of Spain’s parliament, 179 … Continue reading Pedro Sanchez forms functioning government in Spain

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US would ‘absolutely welcome’ return of pandas, China’s ‘envoys of friendship’

The US would "absolutely welcome" the return of Chinese pandas that Beijing recently returned home, the White House said Thursday, stressing any decision is ultimately Chinese President Xi Jinping's to make. "We obviously appreciated having them here, and we respect the sovereign decision that China made to remove some of those pandas, and certainly should … Continue reading US would ‘absolutely welcome’ return of pandas, China’s ‘envoys of friendship’

Will this winter be the world’s warmest on record?

- ‘Globally, it’s extremely likely this will be the hottest December, January, February on record,’ warns climate scientist Mathew Barlow - ‘For the earth as a whole, it’s very likely to be the hottest period on record,’ Barlow tells Anadolu - Global warming and effect of El Nino weather phenomenon key reasons for warm winter … Continue reading Will this winter be the world’s warmest on record?

Lack of fuel would be ‘main reason’ for deaths in Gaza if not supplied, warns UN

The UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees warned on Thursday that a lack of fuel would be the "main reason" for deaths in the Gaza Strip if fuel is not supplied to the besieged region. "We need a cease-fire now, and fuel," Philippe Lazzarini, commissioner-general for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees … Continue reading Lack of fuel would be ‘main reason’ for deaths in Gaza if not supplied, warns UN

Doctors Without Borders’ Japan representative says G7 ministers’ call for ‘humanitarian pause’ is inadequate

-'WWII air raids reminded me of what my grandmother in Japan told me about what war is in my childhood,' says Maiko Shirane-'Civilian places, such as healthcare facilities, should not be bombed. They must be protected even in wartime. Nothing can be done without a ceasefire' TOKYO Maiko Shirane, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Japan representative, … Continue reading Doctors Without Borders’ Japan representative says G7 ministers’ call for ‘humanitarian pause’ is inadequate

ICJ receives 15 written comments on Israeli policies in occupied Gaza cities

 The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday said it has officially received 15 written comments on the legal consequences of the policies and practices of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. In a statement cited by official Palestinian news agency Wafa, the court said 14 written comments were submitted by the … Continue reading ICJ receives 15 written comments on Israeli policies in occupied Gaza cities

UN regrets Israeli statements on resolution calling for pauses in Gaza

The UN on Thursday expressed regret over Israeli statements regarding its resolution calling for urgent humanitarian pauses in the Gaza Strip. "We regret the statements that we saw from the Israeli government on the resolution," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at his daily press briefing. His remarks came a day after the UN Security Council … Continue reading UN regrets Israeli statements on resolution calling for pauses in Gaza

Gazans face imminent starvation risk amid conflict, WFP warns

Residents in the Gaza Strip, which is under an Israeli siege, are facing potential starvation, a World Food Programme (WFP) official warned Thursday. "With winter fast approaching and the unsafe and overcrowded shelters that lack clean water, people are facing the immediate possibility of starvation," said Abeer Etefa, WFP spokesperson for the Middle East and … Continue reading Gazans face imminent starvation risk amid conflict, WFP warns