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PDP urges media not to play politics with fight against corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to media practitioners not to play politics in reporting exposed cases of corruption in the country.
The logo of Italian energy company Eni is seen at the booth of Eni during the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Nigeria February 10, 2020. Picture take February 10, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Italy prosecutors seek jail sentences for Eni, Shell executives in Nigeria case

Italian prosecutors have asked for oil majors Eni and Shell to be fined and some of their present and former executives, including Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, to be jailed in a long-running trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria.

FRSC tasks transport stakeholders on adherence to coronavirus protocols

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Akwa Ibom Command has urged transport unions and fleet operators in the state to ensure compliance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control guidelines and protocols at motor parks.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

Jos ICAN elects new executives

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Jos and District Society has elected Julius Dooiyor as Chairman for a second term in office.
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Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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.

Aviation unions warn NAMA over proposed salary cut

Aviation industry unions on Wednesday warned the Management of Nigerian Airspace Management Authority (NAMA) not to embark on its planned payment of incomplete salaries to staff, predicting dire consequences for the action.

Ekiti PDP ward executives sworn in, assume office for four-year tenure

Members of the Executive Committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in 155 out of the 177 wards in Ekiti State have assumed office for a tenure of four years, after they were sworn in this morning, in accordance with the party’s constitution.
Wayne Rooney has revealed that he would be left unsurprised if concluding the 2019-20 football campaign took until the end of the year, cutting significantly into next season's projected calendar.

Derby County thank Wayne Rooney as players accept wage deferral

Derby County have thanked captain Wayne Rooney for the leading role he played in the club agreeing to a wage deferral with players to help the English Championship club survive the coronavirus crisis.
SA Express, which flies to domestic and regional destinations, entered a form of bankruptcy protection earlier this year after losing a court battle with a contractor, logistics firm Ziegler.

South African state airline SA Express faces liquidation

A South African court placed state-owned SA Express under “provisional liquidation” on Tuesday after the airline’s administrators said rescue efforts weren’t likely to succeed.
Ford Motor Co said on Monday it has decided to temporarily halt vehicle and engine production at its factories in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

Ford to lose $5 billion in second quarter

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday its second-quarter loss will more than double to $5 billion from $2 billion in the first quarter due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but said despite the ongoing crisis it has enough money to last for the remainder of 2020, Reuters reports.
Commissioner for Information and Communications, Rivers State, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim (2nd right) handing over stickers on the importance of wearing face mask to public places to the State Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Chairman, Dr Obubelebra Adebiyi, at the occasion. Other members of the Inter-ministerial Committee, Commissioners of Environment, Dr Igbiks Tamuno (right), and his Youth counterpart, Prince Ohia Obi (middle) watches.

Rivers coronavirus committee collaborates with healthcare professionals

In continuation of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus in the State, the Rivers State Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 has enhanced its efforts with a collaboration with key health care professional organisations in the State.
Five Italian Serie-A weekend matches including Sunday’s clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus, the Italian football league said Saturday.

Collection of French football ultras groups unite to oppose premature resumption of matches

A series of supporters groups of French clubs have moved to denounce the “unbearable indecency” of club executives, ready to resume matches behind closed doors before the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by Le Monde.
Damiano Tommasi, the President of the Italian Professional Footballers’ Association, the AIC, discussed the ongoing Coronavirus emergency, the season and the players’ salary cuts in an interview.

We want to return to the pitch but it depends on the virus – Italian...

Damiano Tommasi, the President of the Italian Professional Footballers’ Association, the AIC, discussed the ongoing Coronavirus emergency, the season and the players’ salary cuts in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

NASFAT suspends 25th-anniversary celebrations over coronavirus pandemic

Popular Islamic religious group, NASFAT, has announced that as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus, it has suspended all programs of its 25th-anniversary celebrations immediately except the tree planting exercise scheduled to hold at Port-Harcourt and Aseese, adding that these are to hold as scheduled with a caveat that the total attendance must be less than 50 persons and social distancing observed with spaces between attendees
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole appeals suspension order, seeks stay of judgement

The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday approached the Court of Appeal, seeking it to set aside the suspension order slammed on him on Wednesday by an Abuja High Court.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC: PDP’s style of politicking a threat to democracy

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as “worrisome, indecorous and contemptuous” actions and remarks by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, saying they are a threat to Nigeria’s nascent democracy.
Facebook unveiled a new logo today that’s meant to represent the parent company that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more.

Facebook cut off developer access to user data to squash potential rivals

Facebook began cutting off access to user data for app developers from 2012 to squash potential rivals while presenting the move to the general public as a boon for user privacy, according to court documents reviewed by Reuters.

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Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

“Having worked with Osimhen in the national Under-20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2017, I know he has the quality and ability to succeed in any league in the world. I have always known he will go places, so I am not surprised Napoli spent so much to get his signature,” Garba said.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

Rangers’ new defender savoured his opening Scottish Premiership experience with an impressive performance in his side’s 1-0 win at Aberdeen, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s first-half strike.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor (right), Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor (1st left), and Arc. Kester Ifeadi, project consultant, (2nd left), during the Governor’s inspection of the Leisure Park and Film village under construction in Asaba Monday

Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, assured that the state government would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people.