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Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Blue Ivy sat during the recitation of the National Anthem at the 54th Super Bowl and people assumed this was a form of silent protest.

Jay Z explains why his family sat during anthem recital

American rapper, Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as Jay-Z, has reacted to the backlash levelled against him and his family for sitting during the National Anthem recital at the 54th Super Bowl event.
The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Federal government nominates Adebambo Adewopo to lead WIPO

The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Gynaecologist urges women not to remove their pubic hair

Dr Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible, warns waxing or shaving creates “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections.
Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier won the crown just minutes after wowing the crowd with science. Dressed in a lab coat, she gave a colorful chemistry demonstration of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.

Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier crowned Miss America

Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier won the crown just minutes after wowing the crowd with science. Dressed in a lab coat, she gave a colorful chemistry demonstration of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Diaspora group urges support for Air Peace chief

A group, Concerned Diaspora Citizens, has described the allegations of financial misdeeds levelled against Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, as a deliberate attempt to kill the company and deepen Nigeria’s unemployment crisis.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

US states launch antitrust investigation into Google

Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.
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US states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

New York State Attorney General Letitia James released a statement announcing the action on behalf seven other states and the District of Columbia, in a move that marks the first official US antitrust action against one of the major technology giants.

Indonesia deploys over 8,000 workers to extinguish forest fires

Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency has said it has deployed at least 8,072 workers and 34 helicopters to extinguish forest and brush fires that have ravaged parts of Sumatra and Borneo Islands.
Keith Comfort, 37, reported his wife missing in Columbia, Missouri, on Aug. 5, 2006, claiming that he had not seen her since the day before, according to court documents obtained by KMIZ, she had been considered missing for the last 13 years.

Man confesses to killing wife 13 years after her death

A woman’s family finally has answers after her husband confessed to her death exactly 13 years after it occurred, reports say.
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN)

Afcon: SWAN educates Super Eagles ahead of Algeria showdown

Mr Albert Andinam, Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Cross River Chapter, on Sunday urged the Super Eagles to make less defensive mistakes in the semi-final clash against Algeria.
Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday arrived in Poland for this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins on Thursday.

U20WC: Flying Eagles technical crew may face probe

Flying Eagles coaching crew may face massive probe if the Nigeria football Federation (NFF) is to listen to calls from disappointed fans and stakeholders following the dismal outing of the team in Poland.

Governor Akeredolu seeks federal government’s investment in global marijuana market

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has advised the Federal Government to explore the opportunities in the cannabis business.

Federal government rejects IMF report on sovereign wealth fund

The latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranking Nigeria as the world’s second worst user of sovereign wealth funds is “fundamentally flawed”, the federal government says.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

Poland 2019: Flying Eagles get $3,000 qualification bonus

The Nation’s U-20 team the Flying Eagles just back from Niger after participating in this year’s AFCON U-20 Nations cup have received qualification bonus of $3,000 (about N1.08million) each for picking one of the tickets to the World cup in Poland.
Benedict Ayade

Ben Ayade: Calabar Carnival will tell Africa’s true story

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Benedict Ayade, yesterday, in an interview with newsmen at the Carnival Calabar Cultural Festival said that the 2018 Calabar Carnival will not only help in telling Africa’s true story but will also show that the continent has come of age.
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Scientists: Viagra could stop age-related blindness

Scientists have determined that Viagra, the blue pill commonly prescribed in the treatment of impotence, could also stop age-related blindness and restore sight.

Arsenal’s ‘silent Stan’ unfazed by unhappy fans

American businessman and entrepreneur Stan Kroenke is unlikely to be upset by the outpouring of heated opposition from Arsenal fans following his takeover of historic Premier League club.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifiers to begin with African event in Senegal

A total of 33 places in the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020 will be up for grabs at the African Olympic qualifier beginning in Dakar tomorrow.

Expert wants appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate

Mr Emmanuel Atama, the Executive Secretary of the National Cooperative Financing Agency of Nigeria (CFAN), has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to use appropriate monetary policy tools to check rising inflation rate in the country.
Senator Hope Uzodinma as Governor of Imo State

Governor Uzodinma visits President Buhari, seeks refund of N32 billion

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has sought a refund of over N32billion his predecessors spent on Federal Government’s projects, especially on roads in the state.
Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: South Korea reports first death; cases soar to 104

South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, with 53 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in a single day to bring the total to 104.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.

Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.