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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.

Judge approves $650 million Facebook privacy settlement over facial recognition feature

A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a $650 million Facebook class action privacy settlement and ordered the 1.6 million members of the class in Illinois who submitted claims to be paid “as expeditiously as possible.”
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

Invictus Obi appeals against 10 years imprisonment

Wire fraud convict, Obinwanne Okeke, widely known as Invictus Obi, has appealed against his recent sentence to 10 years’ imprisonment by a U.S. court.
FILE PHOTO: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein attend the arrival of a plane with a shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines, at Ben Gurion airport, near the city of Lod, Israel, January 10, 2021. Motti Millrod/Pool via REUTERS

Gantz: Israel freezes programme to send vaccines abroad

Israel is to put on hold its program to send COVID-19 vaccines abroad amid legal scrutiny, Israeli news media reports said on Thursday following criticism at home and abroad of what has been called ‘vaccine diplomacy’.

Nigerian lady convicted in US for online fraud

Oyindamola Akinrinola, 23, a Nigerian resident of Lawrence, Kansas, has pleaded guilty in federal court for her role in online fraud schemes that targeted victims in the United States.
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Official: Why Imo government invited soldiers to Orlu

Channels TV quoted the Attorney General of Imo State, Cyprian Akaolisa, as saying the operation, which was conducted jointly with the police, was aimed at “clearing camps” said to have been built by the Eastern Security Network, a security arm of the pro-Biafra group, IPOB.
New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon on Tuesday, alleging the e-commerce giant failed to provide adequate protection for its warehouse workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Kathy Willens-AP)

New York State sues Amazon for ‘worker safety failures’ during pandemic

However, leaked meeting notes released last spring by Vice News showed high-level company executives discussing ways to smear Smalls and use him to discredit growing labor movements seeking to unionize Amazon’s various warehouse and Whole Foods workforces. Smalls is now suing Amazon for racial discrimination.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

US court jails ‘Invictus Obi’ for $11 million wire fraud

“Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims,” said Raj Parekh, acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia in a statement obtained by newsmen on Tuesday.
Demonstrators hold placards with the image of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar police file additional charge against Aung San Suu Kyi – lawyer

Myanmar police have filed a second charge against former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after the military deposed her and seized power in a coup on Feb. 1, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

Host communities accuse FUTO of plotting to manipulate MOU

Eleven communities, which hosted the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), yesterday accused the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze of plotting to manipulate the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) they sealed with the federal government on the land where the school is built.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate trial

The Senate yesterday acquitted former President Donald Trump by 57-43 in his second impeachment trial which ended on Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riots at the Capitol.
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Amazon sues to block investigation of New York warehouse labor fight

Amazon has filed a lawsuit against the New York state attorney general’s office as a preemptive effort to prevent legal action over the company’s handling of COVID-19 conditions at a Staten Island warehouse last spring. Amazon is seeking an injunction preventing the attorney general’s office from trying to exercise “regulatory authority over workplace safety responses to COVID-19 and claims of retaliation against workers who protest working conditions.”
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

Lagos vows to stop planned #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest by rival groups

Lagos State Government has warned those planning to stage #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest on Saturday, either pro or against to shelve the plan and stay away, as every arrangement has been concluded to deal with anyone caught in the act.
Former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Bello Adoke (SAN).

Malabu scandal: Ex-AGF petitions IGP over ‘forged’ email

Adoke, in his petition dated February 5, claimed that the evidence presented against him at the Italian court was “forged” with the intent to interfere with the course of justice.
Nicole Young, Dr Dre’s estranged wife, has enjoined the court to investigate his alleged mistresses.

Dr Dre’s estranged wife wants court to probe his ‘three mistresses’

Young wants the court to check if the music mogul was taking care of the bills of the women and she wants the three women whom she alleged were close with Dre during their marriage to sit for depositions.
Malta’s most prolific Nigerian footballer, Sunday Eboh, has been charged alongside four others in a romance fraud case.

Nigerian footballer charged with money laundering in Malta

Eboh, Maltese national Alexandra Pace, Nigerian nationals; Collins Eguavoen, Marvis Iyeke and Tony Ogbonna, were arrested late Monday night to be charged with money laundering, according to a report by MaltaToday.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government gets court backing to shut down preacher’s mosque, center for ‘incitement’

The Kano State government has obtained a court order backing the closure of Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir Kabara’s mosque and Islamic center for alleged incitement in the state.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst

US president to issue executive orders on asylum, legal immigration, separated families

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order a major review of asylum processing at the U.S.-Mexico border and the legal immigration system as he seeks to undo some of former President Donald Trump’s hard-line policies, two senior administration officials said on Monday evening.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump ‘parts with lawyers’ before impeachment trial

Former US President Donald Trump has parted ways with lawyers representing him in his impeachment trial in the Senate, US media report.
FILE PHOTO - FBI headquarters building is seen in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2018. REUTERS-Yuri Gripas-File Photo

Special counsel appointed under Donald Trump seeks prison for former FBI lawyer

A former FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to falsifying a document during the agency’s investigation of contacts between former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia is due to be sentenced on Friday, with a special counsel appointed under Trump asking a judge to have him serve prison time.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS-Carlos Barria

WSJ: Donald Trump asked Justice Department to go to Supreme Court to overturn election

Former President Donald Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official willing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Libya camps agree to open candidacy process for key state posts

Representatives from rival Libyan camps said a candidacy process would open on Tuesday for key institutional appointments, after a new round of talks in Morocco on ending nearly a decade of conflict.
Facial nerve paralysis experienced after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot against COVID-19 is a rare complication, an official has said.

HURIWA wants coronavirus vaccines verified by Nigerian experts

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has cautioned the Nigerian authorities against the deployment of foreign manufactured vaccines against Covid-19 without total compliance with the pharmaceutical laws of Nigeria.

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Archbishop Kaigama: Nigeria’s insecurity, corruption will be over if…

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has said Nigeria’s problems of insecurity and corruption would be over should the people observe the laws of Islam and Christianity.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Lawmakers call for reopening of Aminu Kano airport

Members of the House of Representatives from Kano and Jigawa States have appealed to the Federal Government to reopen the International wing of Malam Aminu Kano Airport.
Dutch coach and pundit, Wim van Hanegem, has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s slide this season, saying things have ‘fallen’ apart for the club.

Jurgen Klopp reacts as Liverpool suffer sixth straight home defeat vs Fulham

Liverpool’s dreadful run of form continued as they suffered their sixth straight Anfield defeat as relegation-threatened Fulham earned a 1-0 win on Merseyside.

Four large explosions hit Equatorial Guinea city of Bata – Local TV

Four large explosions at a military base rocked the city of Bata in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, according to people in the city and local media
Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, Emmanuel Okalla, has commended Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare for his commitment to the welfare of Ex-players and athletes.

Sports minister to commissions Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt on Tuesday

History will be made on Tuesday in the garden city of Port Harcourt as Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare will commission the Real Madrid Academy, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

WHO: End to pandemic not likely in 2021

“I think it will be very premature and unrealistic to think that we are going to finish with this virus by the end of the year,” Michael Ryan, director of the WHO’s health emergencies programme, said at a briefing on Tuesday.

Ex-DSS director: Calls for negotiation, amnesty for bandits senseless, bizarre

A former Director in the Department of State Services DSS, Barr. Mike Ejiofor, has described as senseless and bizarre, the call by an Islamic Cleric, Abubakar Gumi that the federal government grants amnesty to armed Fulani herdsmen who have taken to terrorism in some parts of the country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Banking industry report shows mixed development

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, staff report has indicated that the banking industry ended 2020 in a mixed performance. But members of the apex bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, its highest policy body, have indicated that the industry remained resilient and sound despite some negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic during the year.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

WTT: Quadri Aruna progresses to second round

Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna remains the only surviving African player at the first official World Table Tennis (WTT) Tournament taking place in Doha after he defeated Indian national champion Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-8) to berth in the second round of the men’s singles.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Policeman arrested for stealing AK-47 rifles in Abịa

A police man, Shedrack Aleke Igwe, working in armoury section of MOPOL base 28, Umuahia, Abia state has been arrested with 5 AK-47 rifles he stole from the armoury.