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21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

Britain’s competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment group was “not in the public interest”.

Big Media scrambles to meet challenge from Big Tech

America’s media giants have seen this movie before: Big Tech enters an industry with piles of cash and new ways of doing business, devastating the competition.

Saudi king swears-in new ministers amid anti-corruption crackdown

Saudi King on Monday swore in the new head of the National Guard, replacing a royal removed in a major crackdown described as an anti-corruption drive in the oil-rich kingdom.

Game of Thrones boosts Sky earnings

European pay-TV giant Sky, facing a possible takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, announced Thursday a surge in subscribers on keen demand for cult US series Game of Thrones.


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DHQ: DSS negotiated Dapchi girls release

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House of Representatives to probe alleged diversion of funds in amnesty programme

The house of representatives has resolved to conduct a “comprehensive” probe of the presidential amnesty programme over alleged mismanagement of funds.

South Korea fines Facebook for slowing user internet connections

South Korea’s telecom authority is fining Facebook 396 million won (approximately $369,705) for slowing down user internet connections in 2016 and 2017.

Senator Rafiu Ibrahim: Senate to consider central bank nominees on Thursday

Nigeria’s upper house of parliament will consider on Thursday President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the central bank’s interest rate-setting committee, the chairman of the Senate’s committee on banking told Reuters.

Trial resumes in Burkina Faso over failed 2015 coup

The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso resumed in Ouagadougou on Wednesday after being suspended three weeks ago when defence lawyers staged a walkout, an AFP correspondent said.

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Victim: Kidnap kingpin Evans chained me for 88 days

Mr Donatius Dunu, the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals, has told the court that he was kidnapped, chained and held for 88 days by billionaire kidnap kingpin Evans.

Palestinian teen in slap video reaches plea deal

A Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hit two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to serve eight months in jail, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Stop deceiving youths on N-Power scheme – APC tells Governor Fayose

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has warned Governor Ayodele Fayose against misinforming the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power Scheme in the state, cautioning that it is too late to employ deceit to secure undeserved support of the people.

Ford recalls 1.4m vehicles, CPC asks Nigerians who own versions to contact it

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says the Ford Motor Company has initiated a recall in the US of about 1.4 million vehicles due to faults.

Group drums support for Buhari/Osinbajo re-election bid

A group in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara; All Legacy Groups, has called on all APC members and other Nigerians to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo back to office come 2019.