Saturday , January 16 2021

Foreign

UN just removed cannabis from list of world’s most dangerous drugs

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The United Nations’ Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis from the most tightly controlled drugs. Member nations of the Vienna based Commission voted 27-25 to remove it from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs that allows national bans for drugs with “particularly dangerous …

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US election: Donald Trump ‘concedes’ defeat

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Donald Trump has appeared to concede the US election for the first time, saying that president-elect Joe Biden “won”. He made the admission in a tweet along with more unfounded claims the vote was unfairly and deliberately stacked against him. “NO VOTE WATCHERS OR OBSERVERS allowed, vote tabulated by a …

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US Election 2020: Joe Biden wins the presidency

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Joe Biden has won the race to become the next US president, defeating Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count after Tuesday’s election. The BBC projects that Mr Biden has won the key battleground of Pennsylvania, propelling him over the 270 electoral college vote threshold required to clinch the White …

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Discontinue protests and let’s dialogue – Buhari to #EndSARS protestors

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has urged the youth to discontinue further protests in the country. There’s been unrest in Nigeria since October 2020 as the youth continue to demand security and governance reforms. A recent demonstration held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, turned bloody close to the Lekki tollbooth in …

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Egypt confirms second coronavirus case

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Egypt’s health ministry on Sunday announced that one foreigner, whose nationality was not announced, had tested positive for coronavirus. The ministry said that the patient was being treated in an isolation facility. This is the second confirmed case in the country. The first coronavirus patient, who was announced last month, …

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First case of coronavirus in Nigeria is Italian returning to Lagos from Milan

An Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on Wednesday has tested positive for the dread coronavirus. The Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this according to the Nigerian Health Minister, …

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Kenya bans commercial slaughter of donkeys following rise in animal theft

Donkey slaughter will be halted in Kenya following concerns over the rise in theft of the animals for export production and the impact on families that rely on them, according the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Cooperatives. The ban is necessary because rampant slaughtering of donkeys has led to …

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Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak dies in Cairo

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in hospital in Cairo aged 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was …

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Trump impeachment: US House ready for historic vote

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Donald Trump is set to become the third US president in history to be impeached later by the House of Representatives. Democratic lawmakers are ready to approve two impeachment charges against the Republican president on Wednesday. Mr Trump is expected to face a trial in the Senate next month, but …

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Nigeria’s ‘sex for grades’ inquiry starts

A public inquiry into rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria has started in the capital, Abuja. It will gather victims’ accounts and suspected violators’ defenses. This is following a documentary by the BBC’s Africa Eye investigative unit, exposing sexual harassment and misconduct by lecturers at prestigious institutions …

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