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Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.
NNPC Group Managing Director Mele Kyari, speaks at the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Nigeria, on February 10, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Mele Kyari: Nigeria’s daily oil output overfull OPEC+ deal

Nigeria’s current daily oil production overcomplies with its promised cuts under an agreement among major oil producers, the head of the state oil company said on Friday.

African oil-producing countries among the most hard-hit as oil price plunges

African oil-producing and reliant countries have been among the most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and declining oil price. Oil price crashed below $20 dollars on Monday, the lowest in 18 years. In particular, Senegal, Nigeria and Angola continue to face new challenges each day amid the threat of economic fallout.
Iraqi parliament

Qasem Soleimani’s death: Iraqi parliament demands US troop expulsion

Iraq’s parliament on Sunday urged the government to expel thousands of American troops from the country, stepping up pressure over the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad. =

Oil prices hit 2019 highs after US ends Iran sanction waivers

Oil prices hit 2019 highs on Tuesday after Washington announced that all Iran sanction waivers would end by May, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran.

Federal government secures supports of Atlantic Council on terrorism

The Federal Government has secured the reassurance of the Atlantic Council in galvanising global support to tackle the challenges of terrorism, insurgency and related criminalities.
Turkey hopes to convince the US that the Russian S-400 surface to air missile system will not be a risk or threat to NATO [Vitaly Nevar-Reuters]

Turkey defiant as US threatens Ankara over Russian S-400 missiles

United States Vice President Mike Pence warned Turkey on Wednesday that it could risk its membership in NATO if it goes ahead with plans to buy a Russian air defence system despite widespread international opposition.
Yang Hengjun

Australia calls China to treat detained Yang Hengjun ‘fairly’

The Australian government has urged China to treat the case of detained writer Yang Hengjun "transparently and fairly", amid a growing row over the fate of the Chinese-Australian.

Egypt mulls changing constitution to keep Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power

Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are calling for constitutional changes that would allow him to stay in power once his second term ends in 2022.
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming US elections

Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month’s U.S. midterm elections.
(FILES) This file illustration picture taken on April 28, 2018 shows the logo of social network Facebook displayed on a screen and reflected on a tablet in Paris.Facebook has asked major US banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network's Messenger texting platform, a banking source told AFP on August 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Lionel BONAVENTURE

Facebook stops misinformation campaigns tied to Iran, Russia

Facebook said Tuesday it stopped stealth misinformation campaigns from Iran and Russia, shutting down accounts as part of its battle against fake news ahead of elections in the United States and elsewhere.

Federal government urges Nigerians in Diaspora to beware of fake news on social media

The Federal Government at the weekend Nigerians in the diaspora not to believe everything they read on the social media about happenings in the country, saying most of what emanated from the social media was fake news.

Minister: Human rights protection main goal of President Buhari administration

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the protection of human rights as a cardinal objective of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump faces bipartisan rebuke over ‘treasonous’ summit with Putin

Republican politicians in the US have joined the Democrats and intelligence officials in denouncing President Donald Trump's failure to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin over interference in the US elections, calling his response as "shameful" and "disgraceful".

ICC overturns ex-DRC VP Bemba’s war crime convictions

In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic.

Lai Mohammed: Four years ago, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, says four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents strolled into Abuja, the nation’s capital, at will.

President Buhari’s US visit to focus on security, economy

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, the first African leader to be received by Trump’s White House administration.

Critics whittling down President Buhari’s achievements – Lai Mohammed

The federal government has slammed critics of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for allegedly distorting facts and whittling the achievements of the administration.

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Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Former Watford star wants club to sign Emmanuel Dennis from Brugge

Former Watford star Michel Ngonge has advised the club to sign Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis this summer.
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India becomes third worst virus-hit country

India on Sunday became the third worst virus-hit country in the number of coronavirus cases after the US and Brazil.
Vodacom SA

Valentine Chime appointed new Vodacom Business Nigeria chief

As MD, Chime will drive the Company’s vision of becoming Africa’s leading cloud and digital service provider, bringing to market a very relevant suite of next-generation technology solutions in the fields of Edge AI, SD-WAN/NFV and Cloud. The Company will be hosting an Artificial Intelligence Virtual Conference at the end of the month to showcase its innovative solutions.
Kenyan Airways planes are parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, March 24, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

Kenya Airways to lay off staff, reduce network and assets – chief

Kenya Airways will lay off an unspecified number of workers, reduce its network and also get rid of some assets due to the coronavirus crisis, its chief executive said in an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa rand up as risk appetite revives

Rising coronavirus infections in the United States have discouraged some investors from taking big positions in the currency market, but most remain focused on the growing likelihood that major economies will continue to recover.