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Reports earlier this year said Ankhi Das had refused to take down anti-Muslim posts on the social media platform, tirggering a political storm.

Facebook’s India policy chief quits after hate speech allegations

Facebook’s top India public policy executive, who was at the centre of a controversy over her alleged failure to address hate speech on the platform, has quit, the social media giant said on Tuesday.
Patrol cars of the Lagos State Security seen approaching protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, on October 20, 2020. Benson Ibeabuchi - AFP via Getty Images

#EndSARS: Lagos curfew eases after days of unrest

Shops lifted their shutters and market traders set out their stalls Saturday, as Nigeria's biggest city Lagos cautiously reopened after a curfew was eased following days of unrest.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria confirms 138 new virus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 138 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), with two deaths recorded in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours in the country.
Following his victory in the House of Representatives rerun election in Tudun Wada-Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has been reinstated as the Leader of the House of Representatives.

National Assembly gets only 1% of annual budgets – Reps leader

Doguwa, who disclosed this while addressing the board of Civil Society and Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), who paid him a working visit in his office on Thursday, said the wrong narrative about the salaries and allowances of members of the legislature should be corrected.
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.

#EndSARS: CAPPA demands international inquiry into killings across Nigeria

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigerian government inaugurates infectious disease centre in Abuja

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated the first Infectious Disease Centre (IDC), in the Federal Capital Territory, and handed it over to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH).

Group trains religious leaders, others on gender-based violence

Women at Risk International Organisation (WARIF) in partnership with Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation has commenced the third cycle of the WARIF Gatekeepers Project.
The Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace (DREP) Centre, a Jos-based Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), has organised an arts exhibition in some communities to mark the 2020 World Peace Day.

World Peace Day: NGO organises arts exhibition to promote peace, peaceful co-existence

The Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace (DREP) Centre, a Jos-based Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), has organised an arts exhibition in some communities to mark the 2020 World Peace Day.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Governor Obaseki’s re-election end of godfatherism in Nigeria

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has declared that the re-election of Mr. Godwin Obaseki as Governor of Edo state marks the end of ‘Godfatherism’ in Nigeria.
Voters across Edo State very early Saturday morning began trooping out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.2

Edo election: Centre hails INEC, tasks National Assembly on electoral act

A civil society organization, Centre for Liberty, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting the Edo state governorship election “in a mostly civilized and less disruptive manner across the state.”
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.6

Edo election: Anxiety as voters wait for results after peaceful poll

Collations of results are underway in the 18 local government areas of Edo State after a relatively peaceful governorship election. Attention is expected to shift to the state collation centre in Benin later in day where the standings of the 14 candidates that participated in the election in each of the local governments will be declared and consequently, the overall winner of the poll.
YIAGA Africa

Yiaga Africa trains AMAC councillors on legislative practices, governance

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation, on Thursday trained the councillors representing the 12 wards of the legislative practices, governance (AMAC), on legislative practices and governance.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu will deliver needed economic transformation – APC SA

The All Progressives Congress in South Africa (APC SÁ) has thrown its weight behind the Governorship Candidate of the party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the Edo State Governorship Election on Sept 19.
Cameroon’s veteran leader, Paul Biya, on Monday, announced the country first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.

Cameroon to hold first regional elections in December

Cameroon’s veteran leader, Paul Biya, on Monday, announced the country first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Nigerian government tackles cyber-attacks through upgraded ICT facility

In its effort to adequately tackle cyber-crime and cyber-attack in Nigeria, the Federal Government has upgraded facilities at the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Team Centre under the supervision of the National Information and Technology Development Agency.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor commissions N80 million laboratory/test centre

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri on Tuesday inaugurated the Bayelsa State Molecular Laboratory, Research and Diagnostic Centre located within the premises of the State Medical University in Yenagoa the state capital.
Arsenal's Pablo Mari celebrates their first goal scored by Sokratis Papastathopoulos. REUTERS-David Klein

Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares sign permanent deals with Arsenal

Arsenal have agreed permanent deals with defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares after their loan spells in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign, the club said on their website here on Monday.
Bordeaux forward, Samuel Kalu, has been tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Super Eagles star to contract the disease after Genk striker, Paul Onuachu.

Turkish club Galatasaray step up Samuel Kalu chase

Turkish Super Lig outfit Galatasaray are desperate to sign Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu from Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux this summer.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).

President Buhari, General Danjuma meet at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.).
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

Eid-el-Maulud: President Buhari preaches love, honesty

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all Nigerians to seize the opportunity of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens.
Joe and Jill Biden voted in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday

US election: Joe Biden votes in Delaware

Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden cast his ballot in the US presidential race Wednesday in Delaware, six days before the end of a turbulent campaign pitting him against incumbent Donald Trump.

CAF president confirms candidacy for re-election

The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office.

AFCONQ: Kaizer Chiefs confirm Daniel Akpeyi’s Super Eagles call-up

South African giants, Kaizer Chiefs, has confirmed that goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has received a call up for Super Eagles’ 2022 Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sierra Leone in November.