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Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Group laments effects of protests on Nigeria’s SDG achievement

The Civil Society Organisations Strategy Group on Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria (CSOSG-SDGs-Nigeria) says that the ENDSARS protests will take back the country in realising the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,

#EndSARS: Ijaw youth insist on restructuring, demilitarization of Niger Delta

Ijaw youth in the western zone rose from an emergency meeting, weekend, insisting on restructuring of the country and demilitarization of Niger Delta creeks.
A sign marks a rendezvous location for Lyft and Uber users at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, U.S., May 13, 2020. REUTERS-Mike Blake-File Photo

Uber, Lyft lose appeal in case classifying California drivers as employees

A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees.
Apparently to thank him for the peaceful outcome of the just concluded Edo state Governorship Election, newly re-elected governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, Friday paid an appreciation visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari vows to check ‘greed of a callous few’

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for all arms of government to deploy resources to address the common needs of all citizens rather than the greed of a callous few.
Electricity pylons are seen along the cooling tower of the defunct Orlando Power Station in Soweto, South Africa, June 28, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Ex-President Jonathan’s administration created problem in power sector – minister

The Federal Government has said that the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan created the problem in the power sector by selling the power generating and distributing companies to incompetent investors.
Facebook and Twitter have both cracked down significantly on fake accounts since 2016 [Jon Nazca-Reuters]

Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook, Twitter over content

Thailand on Thursday began legal action against Facebook and Twitter for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Nigeria’s manufacturing sector contracts further

As the Nigerian economy contends with the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) has further contracted for the fifth consecutive time at 46.9 index points.
A popular American preacher, Bishop T.D Jakes of the Potter’s House, has said that his ancestors are Igbo, from South-East of Nigeria.

Bishop T.D Jakes: My ancestors are Igbo

He said this in an interview with BBC Igbo. According to him: “Mine was traced back to West Africa, to Nigeria and particularly Igbo. My ancestors were Igbos. It’s indescribable. It gives something that we the African-Americans don’t have, which is roots.

NAICOM to stay action in suit against insurance recapitalisation

The National Insurance Commission, on Tuesday, pledged to stay action on its planned recapitalisation of insurance and reinsurance companies in the country.
Carlos Manuel de Sao Vicente, who headed a group of companies that sold insurance contracts to state oil giant Sonangol, was placed in preventative custody after some of his business assets were seized.

Angola detains ex-president’s son-in-law on graft claims

Angolan state prosecutors on Tuesday arrested a businessman with close links to ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos over corruption claims, amid an anti-graft drive largely aimed at the former regime.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank investigates 55 companies over foreign exchange infractions

Amidst sustained pressures on Nigeria’s official foreign exchange resources, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has opened investigations into foreign exchange transactions of 55 companies and individuals.
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

WeChat, TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Donald Trump administration ban

Preliminary data from analytics platform Sensor Tower showed Chinese-based WeChat had 10,000 installs in the US Friday, a 150 percent increase from Thursday and a 233 percent week-over-week increase. That’s the largest number of WeChat installs in the US in one day since October 7th, 2019.

Protesting youths shut down Shell facility in Bayelsa

Youths of Agbidiama Community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State staged a protest on Thursday and shut down the Clough Creek flow station operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR generates N742.4 billion revenue in 8 months

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it generated a total sum of N742,471,639,376. 96 billion for the Federal Government from January to August 2020.
The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

Nigerian government lauds Pearlena Igbokwe on chairing world leading entertainment coy

The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US estimates £1.4 billion bill to remove Huawei, ZTE gear

US rural telecommunications companies that rely on federal subsidies would have to spend at least $1.837 billion ($1.4bn) to remove and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE, the country’s telecoms regulator has estimated.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun assures workers of improved welfare package

The Special Adviser to the State Governor, and Managing Director of Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation, (OPIC), Arch. Abiodun Fari-Arole, said this in his remark during the inauguration of the new executive of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, OPIC, branch, Abeokuta.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE suspends six firms from trading shares

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has suspended trading in the shares of six companies listed on its trading platform.

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Voters in the Seychelles elected a new president as Wavel Ramkalawan defeated the incumbent in his sixth leadership attempt.

Seychelles opposition wins presidency for first time in 43 years

The Seychelles elected an opposition candidate as president for the first time since 1977, authorities announced on Sunday, and winner Wavel Ramkalawan reaffirmed a pledge to hike the minimum wage after COVID-19 stifled the tourism-dependent economy.
Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” repeated as the winner of a subdued domestic box office with $2.4 million at 2,502 locations.

Liam Neeson thriller ‘Honest Thief’ tops quiet U.S. Box Office again

The Open Road release declined 44% from its opening frame and has taken in $7.5 million in its first 10 days in North America. The distributor added screens in New York state following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to give movie theaters outside of New York City permission to reopen at reduced capacity starting on Oct. 23.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Moscow to assist Zimbabwe in overcoming consequences of EU, US sanctions

Russia will enhance investment cooperation with Zimbabwe and promote the African country’s socio-economic development to help it overcome the consequences of U.S. and EU sanctions, an official said on Sunday.

SMEDAN collaborate with Zamfara on fashion, arts and craft skills

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in collaboration with the Zamfara State Government will host Youths, Women and those with Disabilities to a Talent Hunt Programme in Fashion, Arts and Craft skills.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

AIG sues for collaboration in restoring peace, security

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone 5, AIG Sholla David, has sued for collaboration from residents in restoring peace and security in the zone.