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Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AFP Photo - Getty Images - Win McNamee)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg wants ‘new framework’ for digital tax

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday backed moves by the OECD group of free-market economies to reform the way online giants are taxed worldwide, even if that means companies like his own paying more to national governments.
Thomas Gould, a Sinn Fein candidate in Cork, celebrating with supporters after the voting results. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

Ireland: Sinn Fein wins popular vote, set for historic gains

Sinn Fein, the left-wing Irish nationalist party, has won the popular vote in a general election, with the one-time political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) disrupting a duopoly of centre-right parties which have historically controlled the Republic.
The European Parliament ‘overwhelmingly’ approved Britain’s departure terms from the EU with a final vote on Wednesday.

EU member states give final Brexit seal of approval

European Union (EU) member states gave their final formal go-ahead for Britain’s imminent departure from the bloc on Thursday, a day before Brexit is due to occur.
Sir Tim Barrow, the permanent representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, arrives to deposit the instrument of ratification, notifying the council that the UK has fully ratified the Withdrawal Agreement, at Europa building in Brussels

EU parliament to vote on Brexit, paving way for Friday’s departure

The European Parliament, on Wednesday said it was due to vote on Britain’s departure from the EU, marking one of the final steps required for Brexit to take place.
Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.

Willie Walsh quits as British Airways chief

Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.

Turkey deports US ‘terrorist fighter’

An American “terrorist fighter” has been deported to the U.S., the Turkish Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has revealed he is frustrated and angry after not playing a single minute of club football in the English Premier League club this season.

Leon Balogun misses ‘full Premier League season’ after being absent in Brighton defeat at...

Leon Balogun has officially missed a ‘full English Premier League season’ after being dropped by Brighton & Hove Albion manager, Graham Potter, against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Boxing Day.
A handout picture taken and released on October 26, 2018 by the Turkish Presidential Press service shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesturing during his speech in Ankara. - Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor will visit Istanbul on Sunday to speak with Turkish authorities as part of the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's president said Friday. (Photo by Handout / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) /

Turkey says 110 ‘foreign terrorists’ deported since November

Turkey has deported 110 “foreign terrorist fighters” to their home countries since November, an Interior Ministry official said on Friday.
The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy sex abuse cases

The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.

EU court to rule in dispute between Airbnb, City of Paris

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to rule in a dispute between short-term rental platform Airbnb and the city of Paris on Thursday as the company faces pushback from some European capitals.
Mr Jesper Kamp, Denmark Ambassador to Nigeria, says that the government can achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the support of the youth.

Federal government urged to empower youths to achieve SDGs

Mr Jesper Kamp, Denmark Ambassador to Nigeria, says that the government can achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the support of the youth.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 the Facebook logo is seen on a phone in this photo illustration in Washington, DC. – A “tsunami” of political disinformation is pounding Facebook users with the US presidential election still a year away, online activist network Avaaz said in a report released on November 6, 2019. An analysis by the NGO of the top 100 bogus news stories about US politics that went viral on Facebook in the 10 months ending October 31 showed that politically tinged false news got more than 158 million views. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)

Facebook’s new tool lets users transfer pictures to Google Photos

Facebook is releasing a new tool today that will allow its users to transfer photos directly to Google Photos. The tool is being released initially in Ireland, and will be available worldwide in the first half of 2020.
UN Foundation’s Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, Michelle Milford Morse, presents Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with the UN Global Leadership Award on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the UN in New York. She is the youngest Aftican to be honoured

UN Foundation honours Chimamanda Adichie with Global Leadership Award

The United Nations Foundation on November, 20, 2019 honoured Chimamanda Adichie, amongst other global leaders in its annual awards ceremony.
“We are happy to see the continued growth in the number of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Report: 13,423 Nigerian students contributed $514 million to US economy in 2018

At least 13,423 Nigerians currently studying in the U.S. contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to official data.
The reports of widespread incidents of violence and voter intimidation in Bayelsa and Kogi states have been strongly condemned by the European Union.

EU reacts to violence, intimidation in Kogi, Bayelsa elections

The reports of widespread incidents of violence and voter intimidation in Bayelsa and Kogi states have been strongly condemned by the European Union.
Police officers in the United Kingdom are continuing to question four suspects over the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found inside a lorry in Essex.

All 39 victims found dead in Essex truck confirmed as Vietnamese

All 39 bodies found in a refrigerated truck outside London last month have now been identified as citizens of Vietnam, officials said on Thursday.
Genevieve Nnaji in the Nigerian film “Lionheart.”(Netflix)

Oscars disqualify Nigerian film ‘Lion Heart’ over English dialogue

The Oscars Award Academy has disqualified Nigeria’s ‘Lionheart’ from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category.

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Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.

‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precaution after the coronavirus case was announced by the health minister.

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.