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President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.

Donald Trump, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro announce special relationship

President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO.

US tabloid spends $200,0000 buying Bezos texts to girlfriend

US tabloid National Enquirer bought revealing messages between world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his then-secret girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, for $200,000.
The Chief Whip of Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr Olafisoye Akinmoyede, has exonerated himself from the killing of a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Temitope Olatoye.

Oyo police commissioner assures justice over federal lawmaker’s death

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, has assured that the Command will not rest on its oars until the perpetrators of the heinous crime that led to the death of Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar are apprehended and brought to book.

Bayelsa PDP, APC biker over Clark-led Elders group’s comments

The Bayelsa Chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) have bickered on recent comments of Chief Edwin Clark’s group on the outcome of the 2019 General Elections.

APC accuses Governor Dickson of wasting Bayelsa resources on ‘fake news’

The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday, accused the incumbent governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, of wasting scarce resources of the state to promote violence and compromise the 2019 elections in the state.
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Facebook’s privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

After building the world’s biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.

General Buratai: Some politicians planning to disrupt governorship elections

The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has said that military intelligence revealed that some politicians are planning to perpetrate acts of violence including bombings and assassinations to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the elections.
Tukur Buratai

General Buratai alleges politicians plan to carry out assassinations, disrupt elections

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has raised the alarm over plans by some politicians to employ mercenaries to carry out assassinations, infiltrate domestic staff of political opponents and use the social media for smear campaigns to disrupt the governorship and state House of Assembly elections on March 9.

Police: No tribe under threat in Lagos

Lagos Police Commissioner Zubairu Muazu on Thursday said no ethnic group or tribe was under any threat in the state.

Governor Umahi: South East governors had no deal with President Buhari on election

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has debunked the insinuation that South East Governors influence results to help President Muhammadu Buhari achieve 25 per cent of votes in states in the zone.

Police: No plan to raid in Kwara

The Kwara Police Command has denied the rumour on social media that the command was planning to carry out raids from 8.00 p.m. on February 21 and February 22 across the state.
Peter Afunanya

DSS denies tapping phones, slams PDP’s CUPP for fake news

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied tapping the telephone lines of Nigerians and dismissed as fake news the allegation by Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, a political group allied to the PDP.

Governor Bello raises alarm over fake news

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said his government respects all the people of the state.

General Babangida disowns social media accounts bearing his names

Former Military President, President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has disowned various social media accounts bearing his name declaring that they are fake and are convener of fake news.

Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ who spread fake news – British lawmakers

A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.

British MPs: Facebook ‘knowingly’ violated data privacy laws

British MPs have accused Facebook of "intentionally and knowingly" violating data privacy laws and called for a code of ethics to regulate social media platforms to limit the spread of fake news.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on campaign trail to Lagos on Saturday, said his administration’s economic policies have been making the desired impact as evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years.-15

Election postponement: Sokoto BSO refutes shift in support, sues for calm

Sokoto State Chapter of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has refuted the rumour being circulated in social media platforms about last minute shift of its political support, describing the message as “fake news’’.
Simon Kolawole

INEC’s bolt from the blue

The postponement of the 2019 general election by one week — even if by one day — is yet another spectacular testament to the pathological incompetence ruining our country. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told us a million times that it was ready for the elections.

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NAF to take delivery of battle aircraft

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Stakeholders seek NJC intervention on violence during Rivers elections

Stakeholders in Rivers State on Tuesday has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to ensure justice is meted out to perpetrators of violence during and after the 2019 general elections.

Election petitions: PCA Bulkachuwa threatens to deal with erring judges

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday warned that the court will not hesitate to deal decisively with any chairman or member of the Election Petitions Tribunal found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.