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Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised that the operatives of Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun should be trained in ethics, so they would not end on the wrong side of history.

Wole Soyinka: Bishop Kukah’s comments not to denigrate Islam

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said no part of the comment made by the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, against President Muhammadu Buhari denigrated Islam.
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Nextdoor scrambles to address QAnon after Capitol attack

For months, Nextdoor moderators have struggled with the challenge of addressing QAnon content on its neighborhood sites — but after last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol, the pressure between moderators and the company’s policy team may have reached a breaking point.
Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store.

Parler sues Amazon for kicking it off the internet

The creators of social network Parler have sued Amazon for ending a web hosting agreement after last week’s riot at the US Capitol. Parler claims Amazon Web Services severed ties to stop Parler from competing with the larger social platform Twitter, and it’s asking a court to stop Amazon from shutting down its account — arguing that an extended shutdown would be like “pulling the plug on a hospital patient on life support.”
After scenes of violent attacks by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol that shocked the world, Steve Kerr, head coach of National Basketball Association (NBA) side Golden State Warriors, has gone all out to censure senators he referenced by name for their role in the ignominy.

Golden State Warriors coach slams US senators after attack on Capitol

After scenes of violent attacks by supporters of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol that shocked the world, Steve Kerr, head coach of National Basketball Association (NBA) side Golden State Warriors, has gone all out to censure senators he referenced by name for their role in the ignominy.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the outgoing Donald Trump administration was doing “enormous damage” to agencies critical to the nation’s security.

Joe Biden says Black Lives Matter protesters treated ‘very differently’ by police

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday accused US authorities of treating pro-Trump protesters more leniently than anti-racism demonstrators who were forcibly dispersed by police in Washington last year.
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather inside the Kansas Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Topeka, Kan., after rain moved the rally inside. (Evert Nelson-The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Four dead in storming of Capitol Hill by Donald Trump mob

The US Capitol is once again secured but four people are dead – including one woman who was shot – after supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, engulfing the nation’s capital in chaos after Trump urged his supporters to fight against the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes that will confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to kick racism out of football.

Kevin-Prince Boateng makes passionate plea to white community

Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to kick racism out of football.
Players overwhelmingly support continuing to take a knee in support of the fight against racial injustice, the Professional Footballers' Association said on Friday.

PFA: Footballers ‘overwhelmingly support’ taking a knee

Players "overwhelmingly support" continuing to take a knee in support of the fight against racial injustice, the Professional Footballers' Association said on Friday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 11, 2020, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images/AFP – James, who won an NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers and formed a coalition to battle voter suppression, was named Time magazine’s 2020 Athlete of the Yea on December 10, 2020, (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Lakers’ James is TIME’s Athlete of the Year

LeBron James, who won an NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers and formed a coalition to battle voter suppression, was Thursday named Time magazine’s 2020 Athlete of the Year.
Black Lives Matter co-founder, Opal Tometi, speaks from Los Angeles during an interview on Zoom with Reuters in Lagos, Nigeria December 9, 2020. REUTERS-Libby George

Black Lives Matter co-founder urges Nigeria to free jailed police protesters

A group of activists and celebrities, including a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, have signed an open letter to Nigeria’s president demanding that he hold accountable security personnel accused of shooting anti-police brutality protesters.
Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir played their Champions League match to a conclusion on Wednesday, 24 hours after it had been suspended, with Neymar scoring a hat-trick before saying both teams had felt compelled to make a stand against racism in what was an unprecedented protest over an alleged comment by an official.

Neymar: No place for racism

Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir played their Champions League match to a conclusion on Wednesday, 24 hours after it had been suspended, with Neymar scoring a hat-trick before saying both teams had felt compelled to make a stand against racism in what was an unprecedented protest over an alleged comment by an official.
Istanbul Basaksehir’s French forward Demba Ba (R) gestures past Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (L) and Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe after the game was suspended amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials during the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Istanbul Basaksehir FK at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on December 8, 2020. – Paris Saint-Germain’s decisive Champions League game with Istanbul Basaksehir was suspended today in the first half as the players walked off amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials.The row erupted after Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo, the former Cameroon international, was shown a red card during a fierce row on the touchline with staff from the Turkish club appearing to accuse the Romanian fourth official of using a racist term. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

PSG, Basaksehir stage Champions League walk-out over official’s alleged racism

Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir staged an unprecedented joint walk-out over alleged racism by a Champions League match official on Tuesday, prompting UEFA to suspend the game and launch an investigation.
In Saturday’s Championship game between Millwall and Derby County, some Millwall supporters were heard booing the players of both teams taking the knee just before kickoff as has been the case for some months.

FA, EFL condemn booing of players kneeling against racial discrimination

In Saturday’s Championship game between Millwall and Derby County, some Millwall supporters were heard booing the players of both teams taking the knee just before kickoff as has been the case for some months.
A road in west London will be renamed Guru Nanak Road after the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

UK road to be named after founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak

The local Ealing Council authority announced the decision to rename part of Havelock Road in Southall, an area of London known as the United Kingdom’s celebrated “Little Punjab”, ahead of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on Monday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a protective face mask during the press conference after winning the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FIA-Handout via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton set for knighthood after historic seventh title

Lewis Hamilton is set to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list after clinching his seventh Formula One World Championship and equalling the overall tally of Michael Schumacher
Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, has been named People’s magazine’s sexiest man alive. He is the third black actor in a row to be given the annual pop-culture honour.

Michael B. Jordan named People magazine’s sexiest man alive

Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan, has been named People’s magazine’s sexiest man alive. He is the third black actor in a row to be given the annual pop-culture honour.
People march on the night of the election in Seattle, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo-Ted S. Warren)

US election: Protesters gather near White House, no wide unrest seen

More than 1,000 people protesting US President, Donald Trump, converged on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Tuesday night, just a block from the White House, while hundreds more marched through parts of downtown Washington, sometimes blocking traffic and setting off fireworks.
Nico Rosberg hailed Lewis Hamilton’s record 92nd Formula One win and sporting longevity as a great achievement on Tuesday.

Nico Rosberg: I take my hat off to Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg hailed Lewis Hamilton’s record 92nd Formula One win and sporting longevity as a great achievement on Tuesday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Nigeria fully committed to promotion of good governance in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasised the commitment of the Nigerian government to the enthronement of democracy and good governance on the African continent.
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APC national leadership to meet Kwara governor, ministers over party crisis

The Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, will today in Abuja meet the two factions in the leadership crisis rocking the party in Kwara State.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab 11 ‘cultists’ in Lagos

The suspects are Yusuf Abiodun, 22, Jamiu Salami, 30, Dare Taiwo, 27, Oluwatobiloba Aberaman, Balogun Taofeek, 18, Samuel Owolabi, 16, Ejemina Godfrey, 39, Godwin Innocent, 22, Keneting Uduenga, 29, Ayeni Wales, 29 and Lekan Olajide, 22.
Former world champion Amir Khan has tabbed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, if the two British heavyweights ever collided in a unification.

Promoter hints of venue for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury showdown

Eddie Hearn has hinted at a possible venue for the long-awaited heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faces a confidence vote at the lower house of parliament after former PM Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of government, in Rome, Italy, January 18, 2021. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane-Pool

Italian premier comfortably wins lower house confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won a crucial confidence vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Monday, hanging on to power after a junior partner quit his coalition last week and opened a political crisis amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic.