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Google says it will pay publishers for news content

Google will pay partnered media publishers in three countries and offer some users free access to paywalled news sites, the tech giant said Thursday.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google News Initiative challenge launched for Middle East, Africa, Turkey

Google on Tuesday opened the Google News Initiative (GNI) challenge for media publishers in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

YouTube commits $20 million to produce authoritative news amid crackdown on false online information

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced a new commitment of 20 million dollars to produce authoritative news to counter false online information spreading on its platform, especially at the time of breaking-news events.

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13 Nigerian students get N16 million from NSE

In its readiness to strategically bring more Nigerians to read and practice engineering advocacy and to grow the practice of the profession in all its ramifications, Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, gave scholarships worth 16 Million to 13 best overall students that sat for the 2020 UTME Examination.

FAAN commends passengers’ compliance with coronavirus prevention protocols

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has commended passengers at both Lagos and Abuja airports on their level of compliance to the laid down protocols to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

246 Nigerians return from Dubai

At least 246 Nigerians stranded in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has explained why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during their Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.

Mesut Ozil plans Arsenal exit, considering MLS, Turkey moves

Mesut Ozil is planning an Arsenal getaway — and has told friends he will only consider playing in the Major League Soccer or Turkey.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi featured for West Bromwich Albion in their 2 – 0 win over Derby County on Wednesday.

West Brom edges closer to Premier League return

It was a sweet return for Ajayi as he played all 90 minutes and helped the to a vital three points and also recorded a laudable clean sheet against a Wayne Rooney led attack.