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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
A police officer tries to tackle a protester demonstrating against US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the inauguration [File- Adrees Latif-Reuters]

US drops charges against all J20 anti-Trump defendants

The US government has dismissed all charges against the remaining 39 people arrested over their alleged participation in a rally against President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day.

Archaeologists find new mass child sacrifice site in Peru

A group of archaeologists has discovered the remains of more than 50 children who were ritually sacrificed by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture on the northern coast of what is now Peru.

Donald Trump targets Amazon again in new tweets

US President Donald Trump on Saturday resumed his attacks against online retailing giant Amazon and accused The Washington Post, owned by Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, of lobbying for the company.

Suit seeking to oust Governor Bagudu adjourned until February 7

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned until Feb. 7, hearing in a suit filed by Mr Anthony Itanyi and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to remove Kebbi Governor, Mr Abubakar Bagudu.

Two dead, more than 100 hurt in South Carolina train collision

Two Amtrak employees were killed and more than 100 others injured Sunday when a passenger train carrying 147 people hit a freight train in the US state of South Carolina, authorities said.

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The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

PSC charges security agencies to investigate leakage of NFIU letter to banks

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) yesterday charged security agencies in the country to leave no stone unturned in investigating how a letter by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to commercial banks requesting the account details of principal government officers was leaked.

ANCOPSS hails FCT minister for promoting school principals

The All Nigeria Conference of Principal of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), has commended the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello for approving the promotion of some school principals to directorate cadre.

Thabo Mbeki: US, UK asked South Africa for help to oust Robert Mugabe

Former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has said that the United Kingdom and the United States of America, had sought the help of his country to remove the late President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe from office.

PDP chieftain charges members to be committed

Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) ethnic community in Kuje area council, Hon. Yusuf Dabo, has called on members of the party to be prepared to erect political structures that would offer them the opportunity to occupy decision making position.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti farmers want financial support from governor

Some farmers in Ekiti North Senatorial District on Wednesday appealed to the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, ‎to provide loans for them to enhance their agricultural production.