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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 bans one of the largest QAnon groups for violating harassment, hate speech policies

Facebook has removed one of the largest public QAnon groups for violating the company’s policies on misinformation, bullying, hate speech, and harassment, Reuters reported. The group, called Official Q/Qanon had almost 200,000 members, was deleted after numerous posts were taken down. A Facebook spokesperson told Reuters that the company was monitoring other QAnon groups as well.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden, Donald Trump scramble to replan nomination speeches

The US election plunged deeper into unprecedented territory Wednesday when challenger Joe Biden announced he would accept his nomination virtually and President Donald Trump suggested breaking tradition by holding his own ceremony at the White House.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

White House, U.S. Congress Democrats to continue effort on coronavirus aid

Top White House officials and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress will try again on Tuesday to narrow gaping differences over a fifth major Coronavirus-aid bill to help stimulate the economy and possibly dispatch new aid to the unemployed.

Presidency: TUC planned protest against President Buhari’s ‘inaction’ over corruption uncalled for

The Presidency has frowned at the reported plan by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on a nationwide protest over the alleged President Buhari’s 'inaction' over the high-level of corruption uncovered at some Federal Government’s commissions.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Suspense surrounds Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate selection

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to soon reveal his running mate.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Emeka Ihedioha: PDP remains choice of Imo people

Former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, remains the choice political party of the people of Imo State, expressing hope that the party will win subsequent elections in the State.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden to make vice presidential pick next week

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.
The photo-sending app that boasts 229 million users – better known for filters that turn your face into puppy or vampire – is a new battlefield for opponents President Donald Trump & former vice president Joe Biden, both of whom are in their 70s.

Joe Biden: Russia, China out to undermine US election

Russia and China are trying to undermine US democracy in the run-up to November’s presidential election, Joe Biden said, citing intelligence briefings he is now receiving.
Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.

Kanye West ‘drops out’ of 2020 presidential race

Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the 2020 presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his bid for the White House.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps move to bar INEC officials from contesting elections

The House of Representatives has passed for a second reading, an electoral act amendment, which seeks to bar electoral officers from engaging in partisan politics within five years of retirement, resignation and official relief of duties.
In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

Donald Trump ‘bullying’ blamed as key impeachment witness quits army

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who provided damning impeachment evidence against President Donald Trump, retired from the US Army on Wednesday after being subjected to a campaign of “bullying, intimidation and retaliation,” his attorney said.
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who gained national recognition for her handling of turbulent anti-racism protests, tested positive Monday for coronavirus.

Atlanta mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who gained national recognition for her handling of turbulent anti-racism protests, tested positive Monday for coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
Joe Biden declared he “should not have been so cavalier” on Friday after he told a prominent black radio host that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”

Joe Biden criticises Donald Trump for inaction over reported Russian bounties

The White House on Saturday denied that President Donald Trump was briefed on reported U.S. intelligence that Russia’s military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with Democratic rival Joe Biden criticising Mr Trump for failing to take action against Moscow.
Godwin Obaseki

PDP formally receives Governor Obaseki into party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Benin formally received the Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki into its fold, bringing to an end the widespread speculation of the governor’s defection.
Sikiru Osinowo

APC mourns as Lagos senator dies at 64

Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Bayo Osinowo is dead. He died at the age of 64.
Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John’s Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of protesters on Monday. Brendan Smialowski-AFP-Getty Images

George Floyd: Donald Trump threatens military crackdown on protests

President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Edo, Ondo gubers: Primaries crucial to democracy – Asiwaju Tinubu tells governors

There may be no going back on transparent and democratic primaries for the choice of governorship candidates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo and Ondo states, it was learnt yesterday.

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Tanko Yakasai: How NEPU freed the North, fought British colonialism

Elder statesman and Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has offered fresh insight into the struggle for the independence of Northern Nigeria from British colonialism and the tyranny of indigenous traditional institutions in the region.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest protesters in Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday arrested some protesters, who took to the streets of the sate today over what they described as “genocide” in the southern part of the state and the government’s inability to arrest the situation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill eight bandits in Katsina gun battle

No fewer than eight bandits and two villagers were killed when bandits attacked Zamfarawa village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

NAF commissions 114 medics, as President Buhari demands absolute loyalty to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reminded the military of their sacred duty to protect Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Rotary organises free hepatitis, liver screening for Abuja community

The Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja.