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White House organizes harassment of Twitter employee over fact-checking of Donald Trump’s tweets

The White House has set its sights on a single Twitter employee after the company attached a fact-checking link to two of the president’s tweets containing lies and misinformation related to voter fraud. The charge was led on Fox News Wednesday morning, with Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway targeting Twitter’s head of site integrity, Yoel Roth, after digging up some tweets that were critical of Trump, Conway, and the administration.
A statement issued in Enugu by Most. Rev. Christopher Ede, the state Chairman of CCN, said that church worship services would resume in all churches across the state on that day.

Enugu lifts ban on religious gatherings

The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Enugu State chapter, has said that normal services will resume in churches in the state on May 10.
A Singapore-bases Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr. Jonathan Obaje, has recommended regular indoor exercise for people amid the coronavirus lockdown to enable them to maintain both physical and mental health.

Lockdown: Nigerian doctor recommends indoor exercise

A Singapore-bases Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr. Jonathan Obaje, has recommended regular indoor exercise for people amid the coronavirus lockdown to enable them to maintain both physical and mental health.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

US judge blocks Twitter’s bid to reveal government surveillance requests

Twitter will not be able to reveal surveillance requests it received from the U.S. government after a federal judge accepted government arguments that this was likely to harm national security after a near six-year long legal battle.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni shuts palace as Osun says confirmed virus case in stable condition

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II has Thursday banned socio-cultural activities at his Ile-Oodua palace.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows virus can survive in...

The World Health Organization is considering “airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, met with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in Awe, Nasarawa State. 1

Presidency reveals real reasons Malam Sanusi was dethroned

The Presidency has revealed real reasons the deposed emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, was ousted, stating the various moves made by President Muhammadu Buhari to save him.
A Turkey-backed Syrian fighter fires a truck-mounted gun towards the town of Saraqeb on Wednesday [Omar Haj Kadour-AFP]

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in northwestern Idlib province as Turkey vowed "to respond in kind" with attacks on "all" their positions.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday allayed the fears of Lagosians over the case of an Italian who tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus: No cause for alarm over outbreak – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday allayed the fears of Lagosians over the case of an Italian who tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus in the state.
In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to limit visitors from mainland China

In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.
Protesters have returned to the streets in Iraq, sealing streets with burning tires and threatening further escalation at a time of difficult economic conditions.

Protesters in Iraq demand US withdrawal

Protesters have returned to the streets in Iraq, sealing streets with burning tires and threatening further escalation at a time of difficult economic conditions.
Saudi King Salman

Saudi ‘not consulted’ over US strike that killed Iran general

Saudi Arabia was not consulted by its ally Washington over a US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, an official said Sunday, as the kingdom sought to defuse soaring regional tensions.
President Donald Trump

Skepticism mounts over evidence of ‘imminent’ threat that Donald Trump says justified Qasem Soleimani...

Top US national security officials continue to defend the Trump administration's claim that it killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in response to an imminent threat to American lives, but the lack of evidence provided to lawmakers and the public has fueled lingering skepticism about whether the strike was justified.
But, speaking to CNN late Friday night, Iranian ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said- “In fact was an act of war on the part of the United States and against Iranian people.”

General Soleimani killing ‘act of war’ – Iranian envoy

The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations described the killing of one of his country’s top generals as an act of war, US media reported late Friday.
Two Middle East airlines suspended flights to the Iraqi capital on Friday as a protective measure after the US killed a top Iranian commander in an air strike near Baghdad’s airport.

US attack: Airlines suspend flights to Baghdad over security concerns

Two Middle East airlines suspended flights to the Iraqi capital on Friday as a protective measure after the US killed a top Iranian commander in an air strike near Baghdad’s airport.
Qasem Soleimani

Top Iran commander killed in US strike on Baghdad

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed Friday in a US strike on Baghdad’s international airport, Iran and the US confirmed, in the most dramatic episode yet of escalating tensions between the two countries.
Iraqi demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi holy city of Najaf on November 27, 2019, two months into the country's most serious social crisis in decades.

Iran condemns burning of consulate by Iraqi protesters

Iran yesterday condemned the burning of its consulate in southern Iraq hours earlier, which came amid an escalation in Iraq’s anti-government protests that erupted nearly two months ago.
“BREAKING- I led over 30 of my colleagues into the SCIF where (House Intelligence Committee chairman) Adam Schiff is holding secret impeachment depositions. Still inside more details to come,” tweeted congressman Matt Gaetz, fierce Trump defender

Donald Trump: Republicans storm private impeachment deposition meeting, delay testimony

Furious about being left out of the Donald Trump impeachment process, US congressional Republicans stormed a closed-door witness deposition and refused to leave for several hours in an escalation of the showdown over the investigation of the president.

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Forbes removes Kylie Jenner from billionaires list

The Reality Tv star, Make-up business mogul, and influencer has been accused by Forbes of inflating the size of her business and success.

NMA: President Buhari should issue order for unfettered access into Kogi

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has sent a “Save Our Soul” message to President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the people of Kogi state from pending major health crisis that may be possibly caused by undetected COVID-19 pandemic.
The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly is expected to emerge on Friday, during the first sitting of the 6th assembly in the state.

Gombe Assembly passes local government joint project bill

The Gombe State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a joint project development agency and other matters related thereto.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Donald Trump sends national guard to Minneapolis to stop protesters

US President Donald Trump has sent in National Guard to Minneapolis to help restore peace and tranquility in the city.
General view outside of Arsenal’s Training Ground in London Colney after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus and their Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday has been cancelled. Reuters-Paul Childs-File Photo

Arsenal sure of signing Nigeria forward from Club Brugge

Arsenal are favourites to sign Club Brugge forward, Emmanuel Dennis, but they are not alone.