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Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested Friday in Tampa, where the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will prosecute him as an adult. He faces 30 felony charges, according to a news release.

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the case.
United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

Donald Trump to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from US

President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence.
Men count Nigerian naira banknotes at a livestock market, ahead of Eid al-Adha, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Abuja, Nigeria July 29, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Starved of dollars, Nigerian businesses struggle for survival

Around 80% of the materials that go into Lagos-based diaper and sanitary towel manufacturer Wemy’s products are imported. To buy them, Paul Odunaiya needs dollars, which he can no longer find.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Governor Badaru: We’ve attained 92% in goats loan to women

Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State says his government has recorded 92% success in its empowerment initiative involving giving out goats as soft loan to women in the state.
Osun State has recorded two new cases of coronavirus and discharged two other patients.

Global virus infections pass 15 million, as Latin America cases soar

The number of novel coronavirus infections around the world passed 15 million Wednesday, with Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the hardest-hit regions, notching more than four million cases.
Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space.

UK government takes $500 million stake in space exploration firm OneWeb

OneWeb, which has its headquarters in the UK, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US in March, after it was unable to secure financing. Bharti Global also will invest $500 million as part of the deal.
Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

US: Malta seizes $1 billion in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities have seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm and worsen the north African country’s economic problems, the US State Department said.

Dana Air to keep middle seats empty upon resumption of flights

Dana Air says it will keep the middle seats in all its aircraft empty upon resumption of flights, in line with the social distancing guideline on COVID-19.
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 invests $100 million in journalism as virus makes it more vital than ever

Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry at a time when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that accurate reporting is more important than ever
Prince William and Prince Harry are to attend a crisis summit at Sandringham. Toby Melville-AP

UK princes William, Harry denounce ‘offensive’ newspaper report

Britain’s Prince William and his younger brother Harry publicly denounced an “offensive” newspaper report about their relationship on Monday as the royals met for crunch talks to discuss the future roles of Harry and his American wife Meghan.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari directs stronger electricity regulation, penalties for firms to perform

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that power utility regulators across West Africa must ensure strong and proactive regulation, applying penalties for electricity firms to give quality performance.

China criticises US lawmakers for passing Hong Kong rights bill

China on Wednesday expressed “strong indignation and firm opposition” to the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a bill in support of Hong Kong protesters.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC arrests wonder bank operators over alleged N2 billion scam

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office, have arrested 19 staff of a fake investment company allegedly floating a Ponzi Scheme, with which they have defrauded members of the public N2,000,000,000.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Tension as rerun polls hold in four states

There is palpable tension in Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano states as thousands of voters in selected polling units file out this morning to conclude the elections that will determine winners of the governorship polls in the states.
National Chairman, Action Peoples Party (APP), Mr Ikenga Ugochiyere

CUPP plan one million-man march for Chief Justice Onnoghen

Opposition parties on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties are planning a one-million-man march to protest the planned trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Inspector General of Police , Ibrahim Idris

Eid-el-Kabir: IGP Ibrahim Idris orders massive deployment of police at worship places, recreation centers

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, ordered a massive deployment of police personnel to worship places, recreation centers, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities to ensure a hitch free Eid-el-Kabir celebrations across the country.

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Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara spends N1.6 billion on subventions, lecturers’ salaries

The Kwara State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, said on Wednesday that the government had spent about N1.592 billion to clear the arrears of salaries and subventions of tertiary institutions in the state.
During his church service at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday 5th January 2020, Prophet TB Joshua released his much-anticipated prophetic message for the year 2020.

Church reopening: I need to hear from God – T.B. Joshua

The General Overseer of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua, on Wednesday said he needs to hear from God before reopening SCOAN services.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Leroy Rosenior: Kelechi Iheanacho can only get better

Ex-Fulham and Queens Park Rangers striker, Leroy Rosenior, says Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, can only get better after his impressive performance for the Foxes in the 2019/20 English Premier League season.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti: Only students in SSS 3 classes will resume revision classes on August 10

Ekiti governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday during a state broadcast said that only students in SSS3 classes would resume revision classes on Aug.10, due to the prevailing Coronavirus pandemic.
Four coronavirus patients have recovered and will soon be allowed to go home to their families. This was revealed on Friday 3 April 2020 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

Lagos reduces land use charge by 48 percent, waives N5.8 billion penalties

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the reduction of the Land Use Charge (LUC) to the pre-2018 charges, indicating a reduction of 48 per cent.