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Ogun council elections: Our integrity’ll not be compromised ― OGSIEC boss

As the much anticipated local government elections in Ogun State gather momentum, Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, has assured the people of the state that the Commission will not compromise its integrity.
YouTube plans to pay $100 million to creators who use YouTube Shorts, its TikTok competitor, throughout the next year. The goal is to encourage creators to pick up and continually post to its new service, which doesn’t otherwise give creators a built-in way to make money.

YouTube to pay $100 million to creators using its TikTok competitor

YouTube plans to pay $100 million to creators who use YouTube Shorts, its TikTok competitor, throughout the next year. The goal is to encourage creators to pick up and continually post to its new service, which doesn’t otherwise give creators a built-in way to make money.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Report: Tammy Abraham very likely to push to leave Chelsea

Chelsea have set a £40 million asking price for striker Tammy Abraham this summer for any interested clubs, and there are expected to be a few.
Cartons of live ammunition were discovered on Sunday at Awka Road, Onitsha, in Anambra, after a truck conveying them fell into a drainage and spilled its content.

Anambra: Police confirm discovery of truck loaded with ammunition

Cartons of live ammunition were discovered on Sunday at Awka Road, Onitsha, in Anambra, after a truck conveying them fell into a drainage and spilled its content.
Anthony John Valentine Obinna

Catholic bishops: Every part of Nigeria is bleeding

The Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province weekend, rose from an emergency meeting in Owerri, expressing deep worry that every part of the country is bleeding, as the level of insecurity escalates.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari condemns ’madness’ in parts of country

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with all who lost family members due to what he described as the ”madness” going on in parts of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest driver as truck loaded with ammunition falls in Anambra

A truck loaded with ammunition on Sunday fell in Onitsha, Anambra State.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

President Buhari stops Sallah homage in Aso Rock

He asked that religious, community, and political leaders who usually pay him traditional Sallah homage should be content with modest celebrations at home in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government accuses PDP of spreading falsehood

Ebonyi State Government has described the 15-point Communiqué of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-east on their resolution for states to maintain a joint security vigilante to be called Ebubeagu Joint Security Network as an exercise in futility and an attempt to mislead the general public.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Twitter logo is pictured in front of a displayed Russian flag in this illustration taken March 10, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

TASS: Russia seeks extra fines against Twitter over ‘banned content’

Russia is seeking an additional 24 million roubles ($321,586) in fines from U.S. tech giant Twitter for failing to remove content banned in Russia, the TASS news agency cited a court as saying on Wednesday.
YouTube announced a new slate of original series today that includes some huge stars at the top of the lineup. Will Smith will star in a six-part reality series about fitness and “returning his body into the best shape of his life,” and a four-part series will go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys as she records a new album.

YouTube announces new originals starring Will Smith and Alicia Keys

YouTube announced a new slate of original series today that includes some huge stars at the top of the lineup. Will Smith will star in a six-part reality series about fitness and “returning his body into the best shape of his life,” and a four-part series will go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys as she records a new album.

‘Assault’: Senate Committee gives CCT chief two weeks to defend himself

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, gave the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr Danladi Umar, two weeks to defend a petition against him.

Nigerian journalist: Why I returned missing $3,000 to owner

Mr Abdulkadir Shehu, a journalist with Progress FM, a private radio station in Gombe, said he returned the $3,000 dollars he found along the road to its owner, because it would be wrong for him to claim it.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: We don’t deploy or operate along ethnic, religious lines

The Nigerian Army has refuted report alleging deployment of troops along religious, ethnic and tribal lines.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army urges resident to ignore rhetorics against military

The Nigerian Army has urged Nigerians to ignore the enemies of peace and unity of Nigeria who peddle divisive and subversive rhetorics against the sovereignty of Nigeria and its patriotic army.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police foil criminal operation, recover AK-47 rifle in Oyo

The Police Command in Oyo State has foiled a criminal operation at Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun State and recovered an AK-47 rifle while on stop and search operation.
Popular comedienne Oluwadamilola Adekoya aka Princess has narrated how Nollywood actor Olarenwaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, was caught sexually harassing a 14-year-old girl in her custody.

Princess denies authorizing release of CCTV footage showing Baba Ijesha molesting foster child

Nigerian Comedienne Damilola Adekoya, better known as Princess, has denied authorising the release of the CCTV footage showing actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, alias Baba Ijesha, sexually molesting her foster child.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Labour leaders, workers task Nigerian government on good governance, security, welfare

Some Labour leaders and workers on Friday in Abuja appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts in providing good governance, improve workers’ welfare and address insecurity confronting the country.
English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms.

English football teams begin four-day social media boycott to protest online abuse

English soccer teams and organizations are all shutting down their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the weekend as part of a massive social media blackout to advocate for better policies regarding discrimination and abuse that players and members of clubs receive on those platforms
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EU accuses Apple of App Store antitrust violations after Spotify complaint

The European Commission is issuing antitrust charges against Apple over concerns about the company’s App Store practices. The Commission has found that Apple has broken EU competition rules with its App Store policies, following an initial complaint from Spotify back in 2019.
Amazon received Food and Drug Administration authorisation for a Covid-19 test made by itssubsidiary STS Lab Holdco, and it plans to use it for its onsite coronavirus testing programs.

Amazon posts record profits as AWS hits $54 billion annual run rate

Amazon.com, one of the biggest winners of the pandemic, posted record profits on Thursday and signaled that consumers would keep spending in a growing U.S. economy and converts to online shopping are not likely to leave.
Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PFA brands Twitter’s response to abuse of footballers ‘unacceptable’

Twitter’s response to abusive posts directed towards footballers has been “absolutely unacceptable” ahead of this weekend’s social media boycott, according to the Professional Footballers’ Association.

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World Bank: Nigeria responsible for over 40 percent diaspora remittances in Sub Saharan Africa

In a statement on Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said remittances to SSA declined by an estimated 12.5 percent in 2020 to $42 billion. The decline was almost entirely due to a 27.7 percent decline in remittance flows to Nigeria,

Femi Falana: Southern governors should legalise open grazing ban to prosecute offenders

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has urged southern governors in the country to back their ban on open grazing with a legal instrument to enable the prosecution of offenders.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor: Nigeria’s unity must be on social justice, equity

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has called for unity in Nigeria in order for the country to overcome its many challenges.
Demonstrators gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday [Ashraf Shazly-AFP]

Two people killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protest killings

At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen abduct graduate, one other in Ondo community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have created tension in Ikaram Akoko, in Akoko North West council area of Ondo State, following the abduction of two residents of the community including a graduate, identified as Gbodi.

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Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

Chad opposition calls for fresh anti-junta protests

Opposition parties and civil society groups in Chad said fresh protests would be held on Saturday against the junta that took power after longtime ruler Idriss Deby Itno died fighting rebels.
FILE PHOTO - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran January 8, 2021. Official Khamenei Website-Handout via REUTERS

Iran’s supreme leader says fight against Israel is a public duty

Iran's Supreme Leader called on Muslim nations on Friday to keep fighting against Israel, which he said was not a state but a "terrorist garrison" against the Palestinians.
Taiwan Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Joanne Ou speaks at a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS-Ben Blanchard

Taiwan says China seeking political gain with Honduras vaccine move

Taiwan condemned China on Wednesday for seeking to use vaccines for political gain after Taipei's diplomatic ally Honduras said it was considering opening an office in China in a bid to acquire much needed COVID-19 shots.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

SERAP asks President Buhari to publicly condemn attacks on journalists

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to publicly condemn all attacks on journalists and media organizations.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

Deregistration: INEC misleading public on Supreme Court’s judgment – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, NEC, of misleading the public over the judgment of the Supreme Court on Friday, May 7, 2021, which upheld the deregistration of National Unity Party, NUP.