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Don: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation

Following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government, the need to keep all channels of engagement and information, especially social media platforms, with the citizenry open in order for the government to effectively tackle competitive misinformation and the spread of fake news has been emphasised.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Politics: Winners take all syndrome dangerous – ex-President Jonathan

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan said, yesterday, that winners take all syndrome in politics has made the Nigerian political environment a very tough and dangerous option.
“President (Joe) Biden has been briefed by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan,” White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement.

U.S. threatens to take action against detainers of Myanmar’s president, others

The U.S. has threatened to take action against those responsible for the detention of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as President Win Myint in Myanmar. “The United States is alarmed by reports...
Protesters from Myanmar residing in Japan rally against Myanmar's military after it seized power from a democratically elected civilian government and arrested its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, at United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan February 1, 2021

Japan calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi, restoration of democracy

Japan called on Myanmar on Monday to release Aung San Suu Kyi and others arrested after the military seized power from a democratically elected government, adding it had long supported democracy in the nation and demanded it be promptly restored.

Former lawmaker tasks APGA on unity to win Anambra governorship election

Hon. Ibezi Ifeanyichukwu, who represented Idemili North and Idemili South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, has called on party faithful and stakeholders of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in his constituency to unite if they must win the forthcoming Governorship election in Anambra State.
Pope Francis has called on world leaders to ensure unfettered access to coronavirus vaccines for everyone.

Pope urges coronavirus vaccine access for all

Pope Francis has called on world leaders to ensure unfettered access to coronavirus vaccines for everyone.
FILE PHOTO - Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrive, ahead of an annual leaders summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 9, 2019. Saudi Press Agency-Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Saudis pushing for Gulf dispute breakthrough at summit -sources

An annual Gulf Arab summit has been put off to January while parties locked in a rancorous row that led to a boycott of Qatar work towards announcing a tangible deal, though a final resolution is likely to take longer, informed sources said.
The Director of Development and Delivery Office of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Alfred Dixon, has been named among the top 20 most influential plant breeders in Africa.

Three IITA scientists named among top 20 most influential plant breeders in Africa

The Director of Development and Delivery Office of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Alfred Dixon, has been named among the top 20 most influential plant breeders in Africa.
Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).

10 Nigerian IT startups compete for top awards in Dubai

Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).
THE 21st edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair is targeted towards revving activities and further boosting investments in the sector, which despite challenges of COVID-19 and global economic downturn, is set to assume its rightful place as the key sector that drives socio-economic development in the country.

Abuja Motor fair to rev auto sector, promote autogas policy

The 21st edition of the Abuja International Motor Fair is targeted towards revving activities and further boosting investments in the sector, which despite challenges of COVID-19 and global economic downturn, is set to assume its rightful place as the key sector that drives socio-economic development in the country.

US religious envoy visits Nigeria to douse violence

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will be in Nigeria on Monday to meet with religious leaders on how to reduce violence.

US Congress expresses concern over herdsmen killings, urges President Buhari to speak out

The United States Congress has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to publicly condemn attacks on Christian farmers by Fulani herdsmen.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Holland captain Wijnaldum was on the scoresheet on their opening Euro 2020 game against Ukraine. Pool via REUTERS-Olaf Kraak

Georginio Wijnaldum’s agent reveals how PSG beat Barcelona to his signature

Georginio Wijnaldum spent a while being one of Barcelona's main priorities. However, PSG eventually overtook the Catalan side in the race for his signature. His agent Humphry Nijman revealed in his podcast 'Here we go' how the French side managed to secure his signing in the final moments.

Verification: Nigeria customs threatens to detain defaulting airplanes

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says it will detain any defaulting privately owned airplanes at the expiration deadline of the July 7 , as part of the ongoing verification.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is fit and available for their Euro 2020 clash with England.

Euro 2020: Kieran Tierney ‘fit and available’ for England clash – Scotland boss

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is "fit and available" for their Euro 2020 clash with England.

South African police probe death of 20 ‘illegal miners’

South African police have opened an investigation after 20 unidentified bodies were found in the gold mining town of Orkney.

At least 11 police killed in Burkina Faso ambush

At least 11 police officers were killed in an ambush in northern Burkina Faso late on Monday, two security sources said on Tuesday.