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Google invests in Indian internet giant Jio, plans new smartphone

Google is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73 percent stake in Jio Platforms, an Indian internet giant that offers broadband, mobile services, and online commerce platforms, the company announced today.

NCC resolves 98 percent consumer complaints in 15 months

Ninety eight per cent (98%) of the total service-related complaints received from telecoms consumers within a 15-month period, spanning January 2019 to April 2020, have been successfully resolved, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said in a report.
Monir was arrested and taken to Cairo’s Tora prison last month after appearing on al-Jazeera TV, a Qatari-owned channel banned by Egypt’s government. Khaled Desouki-AFP via Getty Images

Controversially arrested Egypt journalist dies of coronavirus after leaving prison – family

An Egyptian journalist arrested after appearing on the Al Jazeera network has died of the novel coronavirus, his daughter confirmed, days after he was released from detention.Qatar
Ibrahim Magu

Presidential panel quizzes Ibrahim Magu on N700 million training fund

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday appeared before the Presidential panel probing him over allegations raised by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for the sixth time.
Twitch has unbanned President Donald Trump, two weeksafter suspending his account for “hateful conduct.”

Twitch unbans Donald Trump after two-week suspension for ‘hateful conduct’

Trump’s account, which was used to broadcast new and past campaign rallies, was banned for racist comments made by the president on two occasions. Twitch pointed to remarks at his recent rally in Tulsa, where he referred to criminals as “hombre[s],” and remarks from a rebroadcast of the 2015 event announcing his candidacy, when he called Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists.”
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF gives Sahara Reporters seven-day ultimatum to retract libellous, defamatory publications against him

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Monday advised Sahara Reporters to within seven days retract all libelous, defamatory publications against him.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

US woman held hostage by internet fraudster in Nigeria rescued

A US woman lured to Nigeria on a promise of marriage and held for more than a year by an internet fraudster, has been rescued, police said on Sunday.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google ‘facing’ new antitrust probe from California

California has reportedly opened its own antitrust investigation into Google, Politico reports, which would mean the search giant is now facing antitrust probes from every state in the US bar one. It is not known which aspect of the company California’s attorney general is investigating, but recent scrutiny has focused on its acquisitions, and its dominance and conduct in the ad tech market and search markets.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Japan, US discuss jump in coronavirus cases at American military bases

Japan and the U.S. are sharing information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections at U.S. military bases after an outbreak provoked ire in the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, a top Japanese official said on Monday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

American lady locked up in Lagos hotel for 16 months rescued

Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Ogun State Annex, have successfully rescued an American citizen who was confined in a Lagos hotel where she was held against her wish for over a year.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three suspects; Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32 and Muhammed Zakari, 36, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany.

Interpol Abuja arrest three cybercrime suspects, whose activities extend to Europe

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja, have arrested three suspects; Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32 and Muhammed Zakari, 36, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany.
Will Smith isn’t known for foul language but had no problem dropping the f-bomb on 50 Cent after the rapper took shots at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Will Smith goes off on 50 Cent over Jada Pinkett Smith jabs

Will Smith isn’t known for foul language but had no problem dropping the f-bomb on 50 Cent after the rapper took shots at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Nigerian parents don’t want their wards back in school yet – survey

Despite the hues and cries that followed the decision of the Federal Government that schools should not reopen yet, a survey carried out online by a group has shown that majority of parents also don’t want their wards back in school yet.
Peace Busari, a Nigerian woman offered for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro, is on her way home from Lebanon.

Nigerian advertised for sale on Facebook, 28 others return home from Lebanon

Peace Busari, a Nigerian woman offered for sale on Facebook by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro, is on her way home from Lebanon.
Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.

Jada Pinkett Smith admits she has an affair with rapper August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro flouted social distancing guidelines on Sunday, as his country faces one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, with the death toll rising sharply over the weekend.

Brazil’s president says he feels ‘very well’, praises hydroxycholoroquine

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, who has tested positive for COVID-19, said on Facebook Thursday that he was “very well” and again advocated the use of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine.

Official: United States not yet decided how it will retaliate France digital tax

The United States has not yet finalised a decision on how it will respond to France’s digital tax, United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in an interview on Thursday.

Ondo guber: APC screens Governor Akeredolu, five other aspirants

The All Progressives Congress Screening Committee for the Ondo Governorship primary, on Wednesday, began the screening of its aspirants for the party primary.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate approves N168.8 billion 2020 budget for FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary, approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed 2020 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Suspended EFCC chief not detained by Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police are not involved in the detention and investigation of the embattled former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Mohammed Sani-Omolori

Senate president approves retirementNational Assembly clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the retirement of all its staff who have reached 60 years or put in thirty-five years of service in accordance with the civil service rule.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes bills to establish City University, Auchi, Maritime University, others

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Rape now a pandemic in Nigeria

Gender activists under the auspices of the Movement Against Rape and Sexual Violence visited the House of Representatives on Wednesday to seek action against rape and other sexual crimes.