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The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

Donald Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads in the U.S. from September 20

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

WTO retains Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, evicts three candidates

World Trade Organization members removed three candidates from the race to be the next Director-General of the body.
The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

FBI reveals how Hushpuppi laundered U.S. unemployment benefits

Fresh evidence from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has revealed how Ramon Abbas, popularly called Hushpuppi, a Nigerian Instagram sensation, was involved in laundering unemployment benefits meant for citizens of the United States.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

ByteDance mulls TikTok IPO to clinch U.S. agreement

An IPO of TikTok would be one of the technology sector’s biggest-ever stock market debuts, given that the app was recently valued by ByteDance investors at more than $50 billion. It would further reduce ByteDance’s stake in the company to appease U.S. officials who want to see the Chinese firm loosen its grip on the video app.
Japan's Naomi Osaka looks dejected after the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay-File Photo

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open with ‘hamstring’ injury

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury.
American rapper, Cardi B, has debunked claims that she filed for divorce because her estranged husband Offset is expecting a baby from another woman.

Cardi B: Offset did not father another child

American rapper, Cardi B, has debunked claims that she filed for divorce because her estranged husband is expecting a baby from another woman.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump faces fresh sexual assault allegation

A former model has accused US President Donald Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in 1997 — the latest allegation made against the Republican incumbent just weeks before he seeks reelection.
Nigerians have clamoured for a list of the affected individuals to be made public, but the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said on Wednesday, September 16, it's impossible because the visa application process is confidential by default.

US won’t release list of Nigerians banned for election rigging – envoy

The United States government won't release a list of Nigerian individuals it has sanctioned because the information is confidential.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

Donald Trump says no TikTok deal yet amid security concerns

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wasn’t ready to approve a deal for an American company to partner with Chinese-owned video app TikTok, which would allow it to continue operating in the United States.
The charges allege that Lirim Sylejmani conspired to provide and provided material support to IS, which the United States has classified as a terrorist organization, between 2015 and 2019.

US charges citizen with providing support to IS

Prosecutors in Washington have charged a US citizen for joining the so-called Islamic State group in Syria, according to a statement from the Justice Department Wednesday.
Twitch has unbanned President Donald Trump, two weeksafter suspending his account for “hateful conduct.”

Confusion over United States vaccine rollout after Donald Trump questions disease chief

The head of the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Wednesday there would be enough doses of the coronavirus vaccine available by the middle of 2021.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.

US lays out extensive plans for free coronavirus vaccinations

The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

UK threatens election riggers in Nigeria with visa ban, asset seizure

The United Kingdom (UK) announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that Nigerians responsible for electoral malpractice will be met with strong sanctions.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Natasha Akpoti applauds US government over visa ban on Kogi, Bayelsa ‘election riggers’

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2019 Kogi State Governorship election, Natasha Akpoti, has lauded the United States of America for slamming visa ban on those who allegedly rigged Kogi and Bayelsa elections.
Jeremy Lin revealed Tuesday he is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and wants to return to the NBA, where he sparked the “Linsanity” craze of 2012.

NBA: Jeremy Lin seeks return after one season in China

Jeremy Lin revealed Tuesday he is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and wants to return to the NBA, where he sparked the “Linsanity” craze of 2012.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council about Iran's alleged non-compliance with a nuclear deal at the United Nations in New York, U.S., August 20, 2020. REUTERS-Mike Segar-File Photo

US eases China travel warning, citing virus progress

The United States on Monday eased its warning against travel to China, acknowledging that the nation had made progress against Covid-19 despite frequent US criticism of its pandemic role.
The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

Nigerian government lauds Pearlena Igbokwe on chairing world leading entertainment coy

The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

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The Management of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, on Saturday announced the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, Prof Reuben Kolo, and other principal Officers.

Crawford University appoints new vice-chancellor, other principal officers

The Management of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun, on Saturday announced the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, Prof Reuben Kolo, and other principal Officers.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Edo election: Rivers deputy governor, traditional rulers condemn siege on Governor Wike’s hotel

Rivers State Deputy Governor Mrs Ipalibo Banigo has condemned the blockade on the hotel of Governor Nyesom Wike by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in Benin City, Edo State.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code. 2

VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government collaborating with investors to improve digital sector

Just as global Social Media and technology giant, Facebook, was informing the Federal Government about its decision to open a Nigerian office in Lagos, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has restated the determination of the Buhari administration to keep boosting the nation’s technology sector and digital economy.
Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist

Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

Edo election: Gunshots reported in Akoko-Edo

There was reported sporadic gunshots at Uneme-Nekhua, ward 1, unit 9 in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, where the Deputy Majority Leader, House of Representatives, representing the constituency, Peter Akpatason, voted.