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Twitter has placed sharing restrictions on a tweet from President Donald Trump, setting up a high-profile standoff between the president and the platform in the aftermath of Election Day. Facebook has added labels to the president’s posts, saying the final vote count isn’t in yet.

Twitter, Facebook label Donald Trump post suggesting Democrats manipulated ballot counts

Twitter and Facebook have continued to restrict and label posts from President Donald Trump after yesterday’s presidential election, this time addressing a baseless claim that Democratic officials were manipulating vote counts in key states. Twitter flagged the tweet and restricted its reach, saying it was “disputed and might be misleading.” Facebook added a general warning that “final results may be different from the initial vote counts.”
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: We will not accept any cheap blackmail and unwarranted outburst

The Lagos State Police Command has reacted to what it described as a false, baseless, and mischievous story on social media, by one Oluomo of Shasha who alleged the officers of the force assaulted and seized some of his items last year.
The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.

Police arrest Nigerian musician, recover ‘charms’

The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Panel tasks Kwara government to publish local councils expenditure, revenue

A panel of inquiry set up to probe the accounts of the 16 local government areas in Kwara State has recommended that the government should ensure monthly publication of wage bill, revenue, and expenditure at the state and local government levels.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ondo APC laments INEC fire incident that destroyed 5,141 card readers

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo state through its Publicity Secretary Alex Kalejaye said it was taken aback over the fire incident at the state INEC office.

APC, PDP clash over alleged plots to rig Edo election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo have clashed over alleged plots to rig the September 19 Governorship poll.
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.

Ondo guber: Our people will resist rigging – PDP candidate

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps gives Senator Akpabio 48 hours to publish names of lawmakers with...

The House of Representatives has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to publish names of lawmakers with contracts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Yekini Nabena

Edo guber: PDP’s allegations baseless, diversionary – APC

The All Progressives Congress has dismissed allegations levelled against its campaign council by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party as baseless and diversionary.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senate: We’re not behind fraud in NDDC

The Senate has dismissed as “baseless” and “unsubstantiated”, the allegations that the National Assembly was behind the fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Senator Kashamu petitions police over PDP office invasion, assassination attempt

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State and a former senator representing Ogun East, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has reported some party leaders to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Ajmee Iliyasu, over alleged plan to invade the party secretariat.
Scottish clubs have voted against Rangers' resolution to open an independent investigation into the conduct of the SPFL at an EGM on Tuesday.

Scottish clubs vote against Rangers’ resolution for SPFL investigation

Scottish clubs have voted against Rangers' resolution to open an independent investigation into the conduct of the SPFL at an EGM on Tuesday.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations.

Anambra commissioner warns tricycle operators against peddling falsehood

The Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has warned Commercial Tricycle Owners and Riders Welfare Association of Anambra State, CTORWAAS, and their alleged paid agents to desist from peddling false allegations against his Ministry or face the wrath of the law.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps threatens legal action over $10 billion bribery allegation

The House of Representatives says it will take legal action against an online media for alleging that the house collected 10 billion dollars from Bill Gates to pass the Infectious Disease Control Bill.
Abubakar Malami

Nigeria tackles US senator over discrimination allegation on corruption war

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said this on Wednesday in a statement issued by his media aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu, while responding to claims contained in a letter allegedly written by a US senator commenting on the issue.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC: Transparency International corruption index assessment of Nigeria baseless, illogical

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has condenmed in strong terms, the 2019 Corruption Perception Index, CPI, recently released by Transparency International, TI, which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries analysed.

EFCC: Shehu Sani not detained for criticising President Buhari

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reacted to a claim by an ex-senator, Shehu Sani, that he is being unjustly detained.

Senator Shehu Sani: $24,000 extortion claim sponsored to tarnish my reputation

A former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, says the claim by the EFCC that he was involved in a $24,000 extortion was sponsored to ”tarnish his reputation and mute him.”
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Group alleges fresh plans to rehash allegations against VP Osinbajo

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), a political group in Nigeria, has raised the alarm over fresh plans by some elements to rehash old, baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

We’re not behind President Buhari’s probe of NDDC – Niger Delta governor

Governors of Akwa Ibom, Imo and Delta states on Monday distanced themselves from the claim by the Niger Delta Development Commission that they (Niger Delta governors) were behind the order to probe the agency.
Hope Democratic Party

Tribunal dismisses party’s petition against President Buhari’s re-election

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday in Abuja dismissed a petition filed by Hope Democratic Party (HDP) challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s election in the Feb.23 general election.
Federal University, Gashua

Yobe federal university debunks social media report of vice chancellor’s removal

The Governing Council of Federal University, Gashua has described as baseless, unfounded, mischievous and malicious a report which went viral on social media over the weekend that the Council has removed the Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Haruna.

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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Some gunmen on Thursday attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna State, abducting some lecturers and their family members.

Kaduna polytechnic suspends academic activities after bandits attack

Authorities of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria have announced the suspension of all academic activities in the institution hours after the school was invaded by bandits who kidnapped some staff and ‘many’ students.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister sets agenda for newly elected AFN board

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has charged the newly elected board of the Atheletics Federation of Nigeria to be focused and remain above board in the discharge of their responsibility.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ogun APC treasurer passes on

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee in Ogun, on Monday, announced the death of its Treasurer, Adekunbi Banjoko.
Nigerian actress, Caroline Danjuma, says she wished her rift with popular music star Davido never occurred.

Caroline Danjuma: I regret dragging Davido over Tagbo’s death

Nigerian actress, Carolyn Danjuma, says she wished her rift with popular music star Davido never occurred.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Imo ex-commissioner, lawmaker’s houses burnt down, gateman killed

The arsonists also allegedly torched the ancestral home of the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Charles Akaolisa, in the same area.