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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 frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

Advertisements for more than 400 brands, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks, are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.
NNPC Group Managing Director Mele Kyari, speaks at the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Nigeria, on February 10, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Mele Kyari: Nigeria’s daily oil output overfull OPEC+ deal

Nigeria’s current daily oil production overcomplies with its promised cuts under an agreement among major oil producers, the head of the state oil company said on Friday.
Joe Biden

Joe Biden: Sexual assault accusation fabricated

Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, on Friday categorically denied a decades-old accusation of sexual assault levelled at him by a former U.S. Senate staffer.
Chelsea have apologised after young players were exposed to a dangerous and prolific child abuser who was able to offend unchallenged at the club during the 1970s.

Chelsea opt against pay cut, tell players to donate to charity

Chelsea have said they won’t impose a pay cut on their first-team squad in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Arsenal first-team operations manager Ameesh Manek has been charged with improper conduct by the FA for his behaviour during Sunday's defeat to Crystal Palace.

Arsenal players, coaches agree 12.5 per cent pay cut to help club through coronavirus...

Arsenal players and coaching staff have agreed to take a voluntary 12.5 per cent pay cut to help support the club financially during the coronavirus crisis.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer laughed at rumours he was going to announce his retirement to the media on Wednesday.

Manuel Neuer lacks ‘trust’ in contract talks with Bayern Munich

Manuel Neuer has expressed frustration with the constant ‘leaks’ coming his contract negotiations with Bayern Munich.
Google Cloud today announced the launch of the Rapid Response Virtual Agent program, a quick way to launch Contact Center AI agents for handling conversations with online chat or over the phone.

Google Cloud launches coronavirus response program with Contact Center AI

Google Cloud today announced the launch of the Rapid Response Virtual Agent program, a quick way to launch Contact Center AI agents for handling conversations with online chat or over the phone. As part of the launch of the program, Google will make up to 600 requests per minute free until July 31.
Former Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri is now being treated at home after spending nearly three years in a coma, according to his family.

Ajax’s Abdelhak Nouri returns home after 33 months in coma

Former Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri is now being treated at home after spending nearly three years in a coma, according to his family.
Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearns has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the world undisputed bout between AJ and Tyson Fury.

Talks ongoing for Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury undisputed fight

Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearns has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the world undisputed bout between AJ and Tyson Fury.
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring Liverpool’s second goal with Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino. John Powell-Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Bayern Munich plot £75 million bid for Liverpool star to pair with Manchester City’s...

Bayern Munich want Roberto Firmino to quit Liverpool this summer and help lead a new era of dominance in Germany.
Manchester United fans may not be too pleased with how Marcus Rashford‘s fitness was handled but to make matters worse, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is only just now reportedly looking for some squad depth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says ‘no quick fix’ for Manchester United setback

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains confident that Manchester United see him as the right man to take them forward, reiterating there is no “quick fix” for the stumbling Premier League giants.
Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, center, arrives on Capitol Hill, October 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ukraine launching task force to investigate alleged surveillance of former US envoy

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine tells VOA that a special task force involving U.S. and Ukrainian officials will be launched Monday to look into reports that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had been subjected to surveillance and threats in Ukraine.
Anthony Kila

CIAPS to check sexual harassment in tertiary institutions

Students in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions need not fear over sexual harassment, intimidation, victimization and bullying, among others, anymore on campuses as a professional institute has initiated the ngrcampus.com Student Help Desk to save them from the malady.
The riders of a bike hailing company in Nigeria OPay have protested against the incessant harassment by the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos state.

Riders accuse hailing company of not protecting them against union extortion

The riders of a bike hailing company in Nigeria OPay have protested against the incessant harassment by the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos state.

Report: Why Nigeria’s economic growth is slow

The decline in government revenues and the slow and uneven growth in key sectors of the economy are key factors in the stagnation of the nation’s economic development, an economic analysis conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) shows.
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BBNaija: Tension as housemates prepare for eviction

The popular reality TV show known as BBNaija has not stopped Nigerians from talking. While many see it as a way of diverting the attention from the negative happenings in the country, others see it as a show of shame that doesn’t make any sense or impact on the lives and culture of the people.
Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua freezed me out

Deontay Wilder claims he lost respect for Anthony Joshua long before his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Shareholders, independent parties put pressure on SEC to follow due process

It is often said that when two elephants fight, the grass suffers. This is proving to be the case between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Oando PLC as concerned minority shareholders, who are the aggrieved party in the on-going issue, have seized every opportunity to vehemently air their grievances against the SEC, specifically faulting the recent actions of the regulatory body against Oando PLC.

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The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has cleared the air over the alleged hostility between him and his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Ondo governor should hand over to me – deputy

Agbola Ajayi, Deputy Governor of Ondo state, has asked Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, who is in isolation since Tuesday when he tested positive for COVID-19, to hand over to him.
Amazonian tribe members in Ecuador released six people they had kidnapped to demand the release of the body of a leader killed by the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.

Amazon tribe releases hostages after body of leader returned

Amazonian tribe members in Ecuador released six people they had kidnapped to demand the release of the body of a leader killed by the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.
The Council of Legal Education has said that 632 students of the Nigerian Law School failed the Bar Final Examinations conducted in January.

1, 864 pass Nigerian law school bar final exams

The Council of Legal Education has said that 1, 864 students of the Nigerian Law School passed the Bar Final Examinations conducted in January.
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Delta NLC chairman kidnapped

Tension heightened, Saturday in Asaba, the Delta State capital, following the kidnap of the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in the State, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku by gunmen at about 8pm.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Troops eliminate 75 terrorists, rescue 35 in June

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole eliminated 75 Boko Haram terrorists in 17 encounters within the North-East theatre of operation in June, Defence Headquarters has disclosed.