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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.

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

Man shot dead by police in Louisville amid George Floyd protests

A man has been shot dead by law enforcement officers in Louisville on the fourth night of unrest following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd, local media reports.

US military units put on standby amid Minnesota unrest

In an extraordinary move, the Pentagon on Saturday said it put military units on a four-hour recall status to be ready if requested by Minnesota's governor amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Senator Sani: Coronavirus can lead to overthrow of governments

Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna central district at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, has warned that weak governments could be overthrown due to “the economic and social fallout of COVID-19.”
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopian premier wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

US warns citizens to ‘reconsider travelling to Nigeria’

The United States of America department of state has cautioned its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria because of violent crimes recorded in different parts of the country.

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir steps down

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday.
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Kogi SDP senatorial candidate seeks arrest of APC candidate, council bosses

In a petition to the Inspector General of Police, dated, 3rd December, and made available to the press, Akpoti urged the police chief to arrest and prosecute some alleged political thugs identified to be members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State chapter.

Burundi accuses opposition lawmaker of plot to kill president

Burundi’s public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television.

Key Burundi news website suspended over defamation probe

Burundi's main, pro-government news website has been suspended over a defamation probe, a judicial source said Saturday.

Sudan expresses dismay over US travel warning

Sudan has expressed dismay over the warning issued by the U.S embassy for its citizens to “reconsider travel to Sudan” due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Military parades suspected killers in Plateau

Three suspects in the connection with the weekend’s killings in 11 villages in Plateau have been arrested and paraded by the military alongside with their weapons.

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Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho claims Arsenal are ‘in trouble’ ahead of upcoming derby

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The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.

Ondo SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigns appointment

The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.
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Barcelona outclass Villarreal after recent disappointments

Barcelona responded to a trying week by thrashing Villarreal 4-1 away to stay alive in the Liga title race, producing one of their best displays under coach Quique Setien.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Private school proprietors in FCT mobilize for school reopening amid coronavirus crisis

Private school proprietors under the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, FCT chapter, Sunday, disclosed move to mobilize for school reopening amid Coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis.