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Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok

Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the immensely popular social media app known for its fun short-form videos, in a move that could prevent the Trump administration from banning it from the US, according to reports.
Director of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases Department at the World Health Organization (WHO) Frenchwoman Sylvie Briand poses after an interview with AFP outside the UN agency’s headquarters on May 12, 2020 in Geneva. – Briand said the UN agency was “surprised” by the lack of preparedness of some countries to deal with the coronavirus epidemic. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

WHO warns virus may be here to stay as toll nears 300,000

The coronavirus may never go away and populations will have to learn to live with it just as they have HIV, the World Health Organization has warned, as the global death toll from the disease nears 300,000.
The meeting will be led by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios, with some companies participating by teleconference, the White House said.

White House to meet big tech companies to coordinate efforts over coronavirus outbreak

The White House will meet large technology companies on Wednesday to coordinate efforts over the coronavirus outbreak, seeking to control a contagious respiratory illness that has infected almost 1,000 people in the United States and more than 100,000 globally.
Luis Bracamontes as he learned in court in March that he would receive the death penalty for the murders of two police officials in Sacramento. Randy Pench-The Sacramento Bee, via Associated Press

US networks, Facebook pull anti-immigrant Donald Trump ad

Fox News, NBC and Facebook have pulled a Trump campaign ad branded racist, which equates a convicted Mexican murderer with Central American migrants en route to the US border.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Denmark replies Donald Trump, says social welfare policy successful

The Danish government has hit back after Donald Trump’s White House listed Denmark as an example of a failing socialist nation in its recently released report “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism.”

World stocks bounce back as trade fears ease

Global stocks railed higher Thursday as investors judged recent trade war fears were overblown, dealers said.

Embattled White House promises quick tariff decision

President Donald Trump’s team played down talk of a trade war Wednesday as it fought to limit a financial market sell-off, promising a quick decision on contentious tariffs that prompted a popular economic advisor to the president to quit.

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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.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA directs schools to re-open for graduating class students Tuesday

The Education Authority, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed all schools in Abuja to re-open academic activities for students in graduating classes on Tuesday.
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Kwara students to resume Wednesday

All Senior Secondary 3 students in Kwara would resume on Wednesday as the state government had distributed 65, 000 face masks to schools ahead of the resumption.