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President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

US Judge halts Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok

TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

[email protected]: President Buhari calls for equitable representation in security council

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, joined world leaders at a virtual event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
Former Nigeria international Raphael Chukwu-Ndukwe has urged players of the Super Eagles to continue to work hard and impress at club level because the gains are what is currently been enjoyed at the senior national team.

Gernot Rohr lists Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby.

Judge blocks US ban on WeChat that was set to go into effect today

A judge in California has blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on new downloads of China-based messaging app WeChat, Reuters reported Sunday. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said in her order that WeChat users showed “serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor.”
President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Donald Trump to approve new TikTok setup in bid to save US operations

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the US, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

TikTok owner seeking $60 billion valuation in US deal

China’s ByteDance Ltd. is seeking a valuation of $60 billion for TikTok as Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc. take stakes in the short-video app’s business to address U.S. security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

WeChat, TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Donald Trump administration ban

Preliminary data from analytics platform Sensor Tower showed Chinese-based WeChat had 10,000 installs in the US Friday, a 150 percent increase from Thursday and a 233 percent week-over-week increase. That’s the largest number of WeChat installs in the US in one day since October 7th, 2019.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

ByteDance mulls TikTok IPO to clinch U.S. agreement

An IPO of TikTok would be one of the technology sector’s biggest-ever stock market debuts, given that the app was recently valued by ByteDance investors at more than $50 billion. It would further reduce ByteDance’s stake in the company to appease U.S. officials who want to see the Chinese firm loosen its grip on the video app.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

Tax revenue: Non-oil sector increased by 90 percent – FIRS

Despite the national and global economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has said the non-oil tax receipts have consistently contributed 75-90 per cent of total tax revenue in recent months due strategic reforms.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

[email protected]: We stand on the threshold of history

​Today, we stand on the threshold of history as we formally begin a series of activities commemorating Nigeria’s Diamond Anniversary. The task history has saddled me with today is to proclaim a theme that will keep us united, help us forge ahead and unveil a logo that will form the critical pillars which our 11 month modest commemorative activities would rest on. ​

POS, Mobile transactions volume hits four-year high in Nigeria

According to the Principal Lead MasterCard Advisors for Sub-Saharan Africa, Bola Asiru, “POS transaction volume along with mobile transactions (Interscheme) value, reached four years high with N416 billion and N275 billion transactions in July respectively.
Premier League has been hit by 14 new cases of coronavirus since teams returned to training, reports claim.

Premier League terminate £490 million TV deal in China

The Premier League has terminated its TV rights deal with China, its biggest overseas contract, leaving a huge hole in clubs’ finances.
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 will stop accepting new political ads a week before the US presidential election

Facebook will stop taking new political advertising in the United States in the seven days leading up to the election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today as part of a series of steps the company is taking to protect against election interference.
Pioneer Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Hon. Nduka Irabor, has opened up on several challenges facing the Nigeria Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

LMC, Redstrike Sports seal commercial investment deal

The League Management Company, LMC, has entered into strategic and investment partnership with Redstrike Sports to commercialise the Nigeria Professional Football League.
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Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pool party in Wuhan on 15 August drew criticism in some foreign press, something China’s state media has called ‘sour grapes’. Reuters

China defends global outrage against Wuhan’s pool party

Pictures and video of the weekend electronic music party in Wuhan, where COVID-19 first emerged in December 2019 have gone viral, attracting a huge negative response in places where lockdowns are still in effect.
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya research institute in coordination with the country’s defence ministry.

Vietnam says looking to buy Russia coronavirus vaccine

Vietnam’s health ministry is looking to buy a bulk order of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, state media said on Friday, despite global scepticism over its effectiveness and safety.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Tuesday, at the weekly PTF briefing on COVID-19, said the first set of Nigerians anxious to return to the country would be evacuated soon.

Minister: My three layers of protection didn’t stop me from contracting coronavirus

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, says though he had “three layers of protection,” they did not stop him from contracting the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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British police tackle stowaways’ incident aboard vessel from Nigeria

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#EndSARS: Army deployment against pro­testers unconstitutional – CSO

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