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Twitter said Saturday that hackers “manipulated” some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack, including those of Joe Biden and Elon Musk, and apologized profusely for the breach.

Russian Twitter slowdown to last into May

Russia’s government will throttle data to and from Twitter for users in the country for at least another month as the company works to remove banned content.
A man flashes the three-finger salute as he passes burning tires during a protest against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar April 1, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar protesters vow to keep up action as internet blackout widens

People in Myanmar opposed to the military junta marched, observed strikes and scrambled to overcome a shutdown of the internet on Friday, undaunted by the generals’ bloody suppression of protests during the past two months.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

AstraZeneca: Coronavirus vaccine 79% effective in US trial with no safety concerns

AstraZeneca has said that its vaccine is 79 percent effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in Phase III US testing with no safety concerns found.
LeBron James faces an indefinite layoff after suffering an ankle injury as the Los Angeles Lakers slumped to defeat against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

NBA: LeBron James injury blow as Lakers slump to Hawks defeat

LeBron James faces an indefinite layoff after suffering an ankle injury as the Los Angeles Lakers slumped to defeat against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
Africa Development Bank (AfDB) is planning to invest $10 billion for the expansion of renewable energy projects in the continent, over the next five years.

AfDB to support vaccines production in Africa

The African Development Bank is to support African countries to produce required vaccines within the continent, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB to support quality healthcare infrastructure, pharmaceutical capacity across Africa

The African Development Bank is to support African countries to have quality healthcare infrastructure and ensure the continent develops its pharmaceutical capacity as well as produce required vaccines within the continent.

Delta governor: The gains of concessioning Asaba airport

The International lounge of the Asaba International Airport hosted prominent Deltans, top Government functionaries and investors Tuesday as the Airport was concessioned to a master concessionaire (FIDC-Menzies Consortium, now incorporated as Asaba Airport Company Limited) and sub-concessionaires of technical partners with a designated area of investment for 30 years by the State Government after five years of rigorous and painstaking exercise.

Hilary Clinton: Donald Trump conviction will fail only if jury includes his co-conspirators

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an acquittal in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will only be possible if the jury includes his co-conspirators.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol Building following a rainstorm on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Tom Brenner-File Photo

U.S. Senate set for speedy Donald Trump impeachment trial

As a second historic impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump draws near, Senators are looking forward to get it over within one week, media reports said.
For Joe Biden, becoming president of the United States was the realization of a decades-long quest, with two previous failed bids. His goal now is, as he has put it, restoring “the soul of America” after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency.

President Joe Biden urges Americans to unite

Biden, sworn in along with Vice President Kamala Harris, in his inaugural address, spoke glowingly about the US democracy, tested to the limit by the acrimony over the outcome of the November 3, 2020, presidential election, saying finally, democracy prevailed.
Joe Biden, the new president of the United States, with his wife Jill Biden at his swearing-in. At 78, Biden is the oldest president ever to take the oath of office. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, promising to marshal a spirit of national unity to guide the country through one of the most perilous chapters in American history.

17 travellers burnt to death in Nasarawa auto crash

No fewer than 17 persons were burnt to death in a ghastly road accident in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor to partner traditional institution to foster peace

The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has reiterated his government’s determination to align its objectives of maintaining and sustaining peace by harnessing the long history of peaceful cooexistance between the Bachama traditional institution with ethnic nationalities saying the partnership will go a long way in strengthening the peaceful cooexistance and unity his government has been working hard to build since coming into office.
Israeli authorities are set to unveil previously off-limits structures within King Herod’s palace-fortress Herodium, which the tyrannical Roman-era leader interred as his enormous burial plot.

Israel unveils parts of Herod’s palace buried by Judean king

Israeli authorities are set to unveil previously off-limits structures within King Herod’s palace-fortress Herodium, which the tyrannical Roman-era leader interred as his enormous burial plot.
US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said he is hopeful “an air bridge” – allowing flights to and from Qatar to pass over Saudi Arabia and Bahrain – will be established over the coming weeks.

Lifting of Qatar blockade a ‘priority’ – Donald Trump’s adviser

Qatar has been under an air, land and sea blockade imposed by fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain as well as non-GCC member Egypt – since June 2017.
The US state of Georgia said Friday it will recount votes from the election in which Joe Biden has eked out a razor-thin lead over President Donald Trump.

Official: Why US vote count takes so long

Three days after polls closed, the United States and the world still do not have final results from the presidential election, although Democrat Joe Biden was on the brink of unseating Donald Trump.
Latino voters in important swing states like Florida are being hit with a wave of Spanish-language misinformation ahead of the November 3 United States elections, in which their votes could play a key role in the outcome.

Latino voters face disinformation wave ahead of US elections

Latino voters in important swing states like Florida are being hit with a wave of Spanish-language misinformation ahead of the November 3 United States elections, in which their votes could play a key role in the outcome.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia governor commissions molecular lab, infectious disease hospital in Aba

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has commissioned a molecular laboratory and diagonistic centre in Aba, for the testing of Covid-19 and an infectious disease hospital with capacity to isolate and treat 50 patients of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases at the same time.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Twitter places warning on Trump’s tweet, says it glorifies violence

Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump suggesting that protesters in Minneapolis could be shot violated the company’s rules against glorifying violence, in a move that threatens to escalate tensions between Trump and his favourite social media megaphone over its content policies.
At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage.

Pandemic a major blow for Airbnb

At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage.
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of six persons in Rijana village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sep. 7.

Kidnappers abduct Edo queen, daughter

The Wife of the Onojie of Ewatto kingdom in Esan South East local government of Edo State, His Royal Highness, Ikhumhen 11, Queen Florence Ikhumhen, has been reportedly kidnapped with one of her daughters by gunmen.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Management of Ambrose Alli University, AAU has cautioned members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma chapter to refrain from pursing personal vendetta, vilification and malicious mudslinging on the person of Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, over the issue of funding of the institution.

Edo university management absolves VC of causing institution’s problems

Management of Ambrose Alli University, AAU has cautioned members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma chapter to refrain from pursing personal vendetta, vilification and malicious mudslinging on the person of Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, over the issue of funding of the institution.

Windstorm wreaks havoc in Imo, 1 killed, 3 injured

Tragedy has hit the Umuejem Community in Owerri West, Imo State, as a late night windstorm claimed the life of a middle age man, leaving 3 others in critical condition
Former singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, more popularly known as MC Galaxy is living his dreams. After years of churning out hit singles the ‘Sekem’ dance originator seems to have dumped music for good, having not released any song for a while now.

MC Galaxy dumps music for food business

Former singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, more popularly known as MC Galaxy is living his dreams. After years of churning out hit singles the ‘Sekem’ dance originator seems to have dumped music for good, having not released any song for a while now. Instead he has concentrated on fulfilling his dream of owning an indigenous eatery with specialty in local cuisines.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
Japan’s government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Olympics

Japan’s government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics.