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The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday blocked some three dozen websites, many of them associated with Iranian disinformation activities, a U.S. government source said, adding an official announcement was expected.
Notices appeared on Tuesday on a number of Iran-affiliated websites saying they had been seized by the United States government as part of law enforcement action.
The last time new polling units were defined in Nigeria was 25 years ago by the defunct National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), as INEC was then known. At the time the country had on the voters’ register, 50 million voters. Over the years, it worked with an estimate of 120,000 polling units across the country but an eventual census put the exact figure at 119, 973 polling units.
Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Up to 10,000 domestic spectators will be allowed in Tokyo 2020 venues, Olympics organisers said on Monday, a decision that cuts against the recommendation of medical experts who said holding the event without fans was the least risky option.
The auction comprises three bonds valued at N50 billion each. It includes a 10-year reopening bond to be offered at the rate of 16.2884 percent with maturity date of March 2027, a 15- year reopening bond to be offered at 12.5 percent with maturity date of March 2035, and a 30-year reopening bond to be offered at 12.98 per cent and mature in March 2050.
The attacker is the fourth player to join the Spanish side this summer, following Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, who were both signed after leaving Manchester City, and Emerson Royal.
COVID-19 vaccines delivered by Israel and then rejected by the Palestinian Authority (PA) over their expiration date were fine, the Israeli health ministry said on Saturday.
World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says every region has countries facing a steep increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths, with cases in Africa on rapid increase.
Spotify has acquired Podz, a startup whose technology generates preview clips of podcasts, the streaming service has announced.
An African Union investigation into possible human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region was met with condemnation by the government in Addis Ababa on Thursday.
A new social media platform, Crowwe, has applied for a licence from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in line with the Federal Government’s new drive to register all social media platforms in the country.
The National Association of Nigerian Students South-West Zone (NANS Zone D) is set to halt activities at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) following the refusal of the institutions to reinstate their Students’ Union.
The Anambra Government has denied that Bakkasi Boys are back in the State. According to a statement signed by C. Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, an unidentified amateur video photographer has made a video claiming that the controversial security outfit known as Bakassi Boys, which was two decades ago used in Abia and Anambra states when the two neighbouring states were almost overrun by violent criminals, is back, this time in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
Speaking during a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday to give an update on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said that government has resumed vaccination of first dose in anticipation of the receipt of the next batch of Astrazeneca vaccines.
The World Bank and the African Union’s COVID-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) say they will work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans.
South Korea began easing restrictions on large concerts and sports events on Monday after announcing last week it would loosen a series of coronavirus curbs as the country pushes ahead with its vaccination drive.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has charged officers of the Nigeria Police Force to keep themselves abreast of techniques and strategies of modern policing.
A young man identified as Christian Edem Eyo in Mbukpa, Calabar South, is reported to have beheaded one of his aunts, identified as Mrs Uduak.
Paul Rusesabagina, the ex-hotelier immortalised in the film “Hotel Rwanda”, never belonged to a rebel group that sought to overthrow President Paul Kagame, one of the former rebels accused with him of terrorism told a court on Wednesday.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Nigerian superstar popularly known as Wizkid, has finally received his Grammy award plaque.
The Presidency has washed its hands off the current attempt by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act, a move media stakeholders have condemned as an attempt to gag the press.
Napoli and Lazio have submitted proposals to Sead Kolasinac for a summer transfer, with Arsenal looking for €4m to sell.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who disclosed this when he received Ighalo in his office, said up to 2,700 schools across the country will take part in the next rejuvinated National Principals Cup.
Holland defender Daley Blind has kicked against claims by some pundits and cardiologists that said Denmark star, Christian Eriksen won’t be able to play football again after his heart failure.
The United States will ship 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan on Saturday, a senior administration official told Reuters, more than tripling Washington’s previous allocation of shots for the island, which has faced increasing political and military pressure from China.
Addressing a meeting of senior leaders, Mr Kim said: “The people’s food situation is now getting tense”.