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FILE PHOTO - A soldier uses a mobile phone as he sit inside a military vehicle outside Myanmar's Central Bank during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

Myanmar army battles anti-coup rebels as armed resistance grows

Myanmar’s army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta which seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February
FILE PHOTO - A soldier uses a mobile phone as he sit inside a military vehicle outside Myanmar's Central Bank during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

Myanmar army battles anti-coup rebels in northwest town

Myanmar’s army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta which seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February.
Google said on Thursday that it signed a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to use the space company’s growing satellite internet service, Starlink, with its cloud unit.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX inks satellite connectivity deal with Google Cloud

Google said on Thursday that it signed a deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to use the space company’s growing satellite internet service, Starlink, with its cloud unit. SpaceX will install Starlink terminals at Google’s cloud data centers around the world, aiming to utilize the cloud for Starlink customers and enabling Google to use the satellite network’s speedy internet for its enterprise cloud customers.

2021 UTME: Mock examination slips ready for printing – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) says that mock examination slips for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now be printed out in preparation for the exercise.
Popular Nigerian actor, Alexx Ekubo, has finally announced his wedding date with his fiancée.

Nigerian actor announces wedding date with his fiancée

Now that the public is aware, Alexx Ekubo took to his Instagram page on Saturday to thank his fans for their congratulatory messages and share hints on his wedding date.

Cleric: Nigeria needs to regulate access to misguided information on internet

An Islamic scholar and Judge of the Shari’a Court of Appeal, Kwara State, Abdur Raheem Ahmad Sayi, at the weekend, called on the federal government to to regulate access to misguided information on the internet, particularly those capable of fuelling security and religious crises in the country.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – governor

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday said the state government would connect no fewer than 100 schools to internet by the end of May.
Washington – The United States on Monday reimposed curbs on an Israeli billionaire accused of corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reversing a move by Donald Trump during his last days in office.

Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Donald Trump

Former President Donald of the United States is in global news again. And it is also for a negative reason! His ban by Facebook which happened on 7 January 2021, a day after his ‘storm troopers’ invaded the US Capitol in Washington, was, today, 5 May, upheld by the social medium’s oversight board.
Popular comedienne Oluwadamilola Adekoya aka Princess has narrated how Nollywood actor Olarenwaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, was caught sexually harassing a 14-year-old girl in her custody.

Princess denies authorizing release of CCTV footage showing Baba Ijesha molesting foster child

Nigerian Comedienne Damilola Adekoya, better known as Princess, has denied authorising the release of the CCTV footage showing actor Olanrewaju Omiyinka, alias Baba Ijesha, sexually molesting her foster child.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Investment in agric will curb youth restiveness

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised the Federal Government to invest sufficiently in agriculture as a strategy to curb youth restiveness in the country.
A court in Düsseldorf has handed former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder a suspended ten-month jail sentence for the possession and distribution of exploitative images of children.

Ex-German footballer gets suspended sentence for child porn

Former Real Madrid and Germany defender Christoph Metzelder was handed a suspended prison sentence of ten months after admitting to child pornography charges at a trial in Germany on Thursday.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government warns residents to be wary of alarmists

The Niger state government has warned residents of the state to be wary of alarmists who peddled false information and spread fear in the state to cause unnecessary panic among the people.

China continues to increase Internet speed, quality, lower rates

Under a program launched in 2015 that aims to increase broadband speed and lower rates for Internet services, China has built the world’s largest broadband network infrastructure and ensured the same broadband access and speed in rural areas as those in urban areas said an official with the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
A constitutional rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozekhome, has condemned Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi’s attack on journalists, saying the governor has no legal, constitutional or moral powers to pronounce “fatwa” against the correspondents of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers in the ordinary course of their duties.

Mike Ozekhome: Isa Pantami can be prosecuted for terrorism

Lagos lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has faulted the federal government’s position on whether Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, can be prosecuted for terrorism.

Experts urge federal government to provide ICT for vulnerable children

Experts in the technology and digital advocacy group have urged the Federal and State governments to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible to the children and girls in vulnerable communities to enable them acquire skills to compete favourably and fairly among their peers.
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Nigerian governors seeks digitisation of revenue administration

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that all revenue administrations needed to move to a digital future.
South Korea's government on Monday said it had proposed a law to require its citizens to get official permission before using the internet to exchange digital material such as movies, music, scanned books, or artwork with anyone in North Korea.

South Korea looks to ban internet file-sharing with North Korea

South Korea's government on Monday said it had proposed a law to require its citizens to get official permission before using the internet to exchange digital material such as movies, music, scanned books, or artwork with anyone in North Korea.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Why some Nigerians want Isa Pantami to resign, why he should not

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign.
FILE PHOTO - Cuba's President Raul Castro attends to an ALBA alliance summit in Caracas March 17, 2015. REUTERS-Carlos Garcia Rawlins-File Photo

Cuba’s Raul Castro leaves the political stage, his legacy yet to be written

Raul Castro, who is retiring from high public office, for most of his life toiled in the shadow of his older brother, Fidel Castro. Yet he also played a key role in Cuba’s 1959 leftist revolution and the preservation of Cuban socialism.
An Afropop star, Oghenetega Christopher, popularly known as Crissfizzy, has described Burna Boy’s Grammy Award win as an inspiration to upcoming artistes to up their games to get global acceptability.

Crissfizzy: Burna Boy’s grammy, inspiration to upcoming artistes

An Afropop star, Oghenetega Christopher, popularly known as Crissfizzy, has described Burna Boy’s Grammy Award win as an inspiration to upcoming artistes to up their games to get global acceptability.
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Twitter: APC lacks understanding of governance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the declaration by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the by-passing of Nigeria by Twitter to cite its African Headquarters in Ghana as “a non-issue” is a confirmation that the ruling party has little or no understanding of governance.
Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

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4. President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for the United Kingdom, where he will meet his doctor for a routine medical check-up.

President Buhari to attend African Finance summit in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks as he commemorates the 50 millionth coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination with a number of vaccine recipients in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., Feb. 25, 2021. REUTERS

US President urges Gaza-Israel calm in first call with Palestinian leader

U.S. President Joe Biden urged calm between Israel and Gaza on Saturday and affirmed his support for a two-state solution in his first phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas since taking office, the official Palestinian news agency said.
Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has claimed Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone - who he describes as a father figure - is not a great man-manager.

La Liga: Atletico’s surprise selection planned for Osasuna tie

Atletico take on Osasuna on Sunday and there could be a surprise selection up top. From what was seen in training this Saturday, Joao Felix could form part of a two-man attack with Luis Suarez.
Ronald Koeman has launched a staunch defence of Barcelona’s season, insisting his team did not throw away their shot at LaLiga glory.

Ronald Koeman: Barcelona did not throw away LaLiga

Tuesday’s dramatic 3-3 draw at Levante means Barca go into this weekend’s match against Celta Vigo four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with two games to play, having won one of their past four top-flight outings.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has vowed to go on the offensive against Real Madrid when the pair meet in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight.

FA Cup fallout: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel frustrated in defeat

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, revealed he was in “angry mode” after the surprise home loss to Arsenal suddenly put pressure on their top-four hopes in the Premier League – although the Champions League final against Manchester City could yet prove the most glittering safety net.

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is overwhelmed with Ahmed Musa’s decision to sign for Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars.

Super Eagles boss releases provisional squad for Cameroon friendly in Austria

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has drawn up a provisional squad list of 31 players for Nigeria’s international friendly game against 2021 AFCON hosts the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Eid-ul-Fitri: Nigerian government declares Wednesday, Thursday as public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebration.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (R) taps hands with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their quarter final match of the Men’s Italian Open at Foro Italico on May 15, 2021 in Rome, Italy. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

Novak Djokovic survives Stefanos Tsitsipas scare to advance to Rome semi-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic survived a three-set battle with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas over two days in their rain-delayed quarter-finals to advance to the Italian Open semi-finals on Saturday.
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Abductors of Deeper Life Pastor demand N30 million ransom

The abductors of a Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe in Ondo State have made contact with his family.
Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell says the team faces difficult matches ahead, starting from Saturday’s FA Cup against Leicester City.

Ben Chilwell relishes FA Cup final against Leicester City

Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell says the team faces difficult matches ahead, starting from Saturday’s FA Cup against Leicester City.