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Instagram has suspended the official Instagram page of popular Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut, for the second time just two days after he re-emerged on the platform.

Instagram suspends Tunde Ednut’s new account

Early this year, Tunde Ednut’s old account which has over 2million followers was suspended by Instagram, forcing him to create a new Instagram account after efforts to recover the old account failed.
Big Brother Naija ‘lockdown’ finalist, Nengi Rebbeca Hampson, has admitted that it is not easy being a celebrity and having to deal with trolls and negative comments daily on social media.

#BBNaija star: It’s not easy dealing with trolls, insults

Big Brother Naija ‘lockdown’ finalist, Nengi Rebbeca Hampson, has admitted that it is not easy being a celebrity and having to deal with trolls and negative comments daily on social media.
A photo illustration shows the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump on a smartphone in a media board cast tent at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts-Illustration

American celebrities react to Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

American celebrities have taken to their Twitter accounts to express their reaction over the permanent suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

American celebrities seek Donald Trump’s impeachment over Capitol invasion

The riot which was incited by comments made by Trump at a rally, disrupted a joint session of Congress where members were counting the vote of the Electoral College to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Capitol riot: Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, others seek Donald Trump’s impeachment

American celebrities have taken to their social media platform to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, over the violent siege of the Capitol by the president’s supporters.

Nigerian gets international appointment from IHRAF

The President of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers and National Publicity Secretary (South) of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Wole Adedoyin, has been appointed as member of the International Human Rights Art Festival Advisory Council For African Literary Projects and Nigerian Outreach Coordinator.
Larry King, whose CNN “Larry King Live” made him a household name, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with COIVD-19, according to multiple reports. (Patrick T. Fallon - Bloomberg)

Former CNN anchor Larry King hospitalised with coronavirus

Former CNN presenter, Larry King, has been hospitalized after testing positive for the dreaded coronavirus.
President Donald Trump stands on the balcony outside of the Blue Room as returns to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US closes key money-laundering, tax evasion channel

A major avenue for global money laundering and tax evasion has been closed off by a new law requiring disclosure of owners of US shell companies used to hide billions of dollars.
Neymar’s lawyers have reportedly demanded Barcelona pay the Brazilian 44 million euros in the latest chapter of the legal battle between the two parties.

Neymar in new controversy over New Year party rumours

Brazil’s star footballer Neymar is at the center of a new controversy after several Brazilian media reported that he’s organizing a huge New Year’s Eve party despite the coronavirus pandemic, a claim his lawyers denied.

Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits central Croatia

Initial seismological reports say an area southeast of the Croatian capital of Zagreb was struck with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which can cause widespread damage.
‘Leg Over’ crooner, Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi has been robbed in Ghana by unknown men following a visit after he flew into the West African country from neighbouring Seirra Leone.

Robbers attack Mr Eazi in Ghana

‘Leg Over’ crooner, Tosin Ajibade aka Mr Eazi has been robbed in Ghana by unknown men following a visit after he flew into the West African country from neighbouring Seirra Leone.
As Ugandans celebrated 57 years of independence on Wednesday, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, engaged police in a cat and mouse race in Kampala and its suburbs.

Bobi Wine: Omah Lay’s arrest not about coronavirus

Popular Ugandan singer and politician, Bobi Wine, has berated the Ugandan government for the arrest of Nigerian musician, Omah Lay describing the arrest as an “act of shame by a corrupt regime operating double standards”.
The Nigerian trio of Stanley Didia, aka Omah Lay; Temilade Openyi, alias Ms Tems; and Muyiwa Awomiyi have been remanded in a prison in Uganda.

Peter Okoye: Omah Lay, Tems to be back home soon

Nigerian singers, Stanley Omah Didia a.k.a Omah Lay and Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems, who are currently being detained in Uganda, will be on their way back to the country soon, Peter Okoye of the defunct Psquare musical group has revealed.
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.
Aston Villa attacking duo Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley have landed themselves in hot-water, after partying in London has seen the pair breaking the UK Gov’s strict COVID-19 rules.

Aston Villa duo avoid punishment after coronavirus rule break

With London in Tier 2, the team-mates were in breach of the rule preventing individuals from separate households who are not in a support bubble from meeting in 'any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public space'.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister meets with media leaders, warns on danger of social media

The federal government has cautioned the Newspapers’ Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) about the malaise of social media as a source of information. It derided the social media as a purveyor of fake news.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: I never said Nigeria is at mercy of Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has refuted social media reports that he said “Nigeria is at the mercy of Boko Haram.”
The French government has dropped a controversial security bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action after growing opposition and mass protests against it.

French government drops draft law curbing filming of police

The French government has dropped a controversial security bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action after growing opposition and mass protests against it.

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Marketers of cooking gas on Wednesday blamed its increasing prices on massive importation, causing anguish to end users.

NBS: Price of cooking gas increased in December

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Saturday said the average price for refilling five kilogrammes cylinder of cooking gas increased to N1,949.75 in December 2020 from N1,947.47 in November.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

Minister: No provisions for coronavirus vaccine in 2021 budget

Nigeria’s health authorities have said the country was yet to make any purchases for coronavirus vaccines, despite a frightening surge in the deadly virus and attendant fatalities.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Argentina detects first case of UK virus strain

Argentina has detected its first case of a British-identified coronavirus variant that appears to be more infectious, authorities said Saturday.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Mo Salah: Liverpool ‘need to win’ against Manchester United

Liverpool’s mercurial forward, Mohammed Salah, has stated that the Reds “need to win” their North-West derby against bitter rivals Manchester United because of the high stakes involved.
The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has said his victory at the election in Abuja last weekend was designed by God.

NANS urges Nigerian government to provide coronavirus support fund for universities, polytechnics

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has, following the federal directive that all schools in Nigeria resume on Monday, January 18, urged the Federal Government to provide COVID-19 support fund for universities and polytechnics to combat the infection.