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A number of Nigerian celebrities have jumped on the viral ‘FaceApp’ which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger.

Nigerian celebrities jump on viral FaceApp amidst global privacy concerns

A number of Nigerian celebrities have jumped on the viral ‘FaceApp’ which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger.
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US Senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia’s FaceApp

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump dismisses UN request to investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

President Donald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says re-election ‘easier’ if he is impeached

US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday his chances of retaining the White House in 2020 would be strengthened if Democratic lawmakers start impeachment proceedings against him.
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Donald Trump under pressure for saying he’d take foreign intel on rivals

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended himself from criticism after saying he would take campaign help from foreign powers on his political rivals.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election was released today by attorney general William Barr.

Russian interference: Charging Donald Trump with a crime was not an option – Robert...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday that charging Donald Trump with a crime of obstruction was not an option because of Justice Department policy not to indict a sitting president.
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US jails Ethiopian for lying to obtain citizenship

An Ethiopian, Mergia Negussie Habteyes, who naturalized to become a U.S. citizen in 2008 has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for having fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship.
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US Court sentences Nigerian national to jail for fraud

U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Nigerian internet fraudster Hammed Akinola and his American accomplice, James Campbell, to about 23 years in imprisonment for defrauding about 45 victims the sum of a $10million.
Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday.

Suicide bomb attacks: Officials arrest 16 more suspects in Sri Lanka

Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday.
US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. – The Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election concluded that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign cooperated with the Russians, Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday. “The special counsel’s report states that his investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” he said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Donald Trump took no action to thwart Robert Mueller probe: attorney general

US Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday that President Donald Trump took no action to thwart the special counsel’s probe into Russian election interference, ahead of the long-awaited release of the final investigation report.
British electrical engineering student Lauri Love successfully appeal a decision to extradite him to United States. Love was accused of hacking into US government agencies, including the Federal Reserve, NASA and the US Army [Dan Kitwood-Getty Images]

Lauri Love: Julian Assange has been put on sacrificial alter

A British citizen with Asperger's syndrome who was accused of hacking into US government agencies and had faced extradition said Julian Assange has been put on the "sacrificial alter", as he warned that the WikiLeaks founder's arrest could have a damaging effect on press freedom.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Malabu scandal: EFCC urged to seize Dan Etete’s $56 million private jet

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been urged to seize a private jet owned by a former Nigerian minister of petroleum, Dan Etete.
North Korea has said it wants an investigation into a February raid on its embassy in Spain, calling it a grave terrorist attack and an act of extortion that violates international law.

North Korea calls Madrid embassy raid ‘terrorist attack’

North Korea has said it wants an investigation into a February raid on its embassy in Spain, calling it a "grave terrorist attack" and an act of extortion that violates international law.
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Robert Barr: Robert Mueller found no proof Trump campaign conspired with Russia

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's concluded in his investigation that President Donald Trump should not be charged with obstruction of justice or conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 elections, according to a letter by Attorney General Robert Barr to congressional leaders.
US President Donald Trump on Friday urged China to abolish tariffs on agricultural products imported from the United States — adding that trade talks between the rival powers were going well.

Donald Trump launches furious attack on Robert Mueller

US President Donald Trump has launched a furious attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and on his critics at a conservative summit.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 11, 2017, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington, DC. – McCabe has said that US President Donald Trump’s firing of his predecessor James Comey set off alarms of a threat against the Russia meddling investigation and sparked discussions of invoking the Constitution to remove Trump. In an interview with the CBS investigative program “60 Minutes,” McCabe said he moved quickly to shore up the Russia investigation after Comey was sacked on May 9, 2017, in case Trump then fired him to shut down the probe. “I think the next day, I met with the team investigating the Russia cases,” McCabe said in an excerpt of the interview released on February 14, 2019. (Photo by ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Top US official discussed Donald Trump removal in 2017

The US deputy attorney general discussed how many cabinet members would support removing US President Donald Trump from office in 2017, the FBI’s former acting director said in an interview airing Sunday.
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Rich Russians flock to Florida to deliver American babies

In southern Florida’s Sunny Isles Beach, Russian tourists Anna and Helen sip coffee with their husbands and newborn babies: a common scene in what has become a prized destination for well-off foreigners looking to secure US citizenship for their children.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Wages of the old soldier’s rage

At this rate, President Muhammadu Buhari may beat former military President General Ibrahim Babangida to the record of collecting the most abusive letters from a former president.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
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NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
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Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
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Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.