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Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.
The Italian Data Protection Authority has started an investigation into the widespread use of bots that generate fake nude images on messaging app Telegram. The news follows an investigation by security firm Sensity, which found that as of July 2020 more than 100,000 faked images had been generated and shared in public Telegram channels.
Leaders of the Yoruba and Igbo socio-cultural groups, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, respectively have commiserated with families who lost loved ones in the Tuesday shootings in Lekki, Lagos and called on perpetrators of violent acts to stop forthwith.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, quoted the governor as warning those circulating the videos to stop, noting that the videos could trigger another crisis in the state.
The South West Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the desecration of Oba of Lagos and other traditional rulers’ palaces as well as attacks on critical infrastructure and private investments in Lagos and other locations in the region.
The inability of government officials to write convincing memos that could be approved for release of funds by Gov. Abdullahi Sule is affecting nutrition intervention programmes in Nasarawa State.
The League of Veteran Journalists, Oyo State Chapter, has condemned the burning down and destruction of media houses in Lagos, by fifth columnists that infiltrated the ranks of the #EndSars protesters.
“Due to the violent manifestations of some persons masquerading as #EndSARS protesters trying to create chaos this evening, in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom state, the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has declared a curfew effective 9p.m. today, Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 till midday tomorrow, Friday, 23rd October, 2020,” the commissioner for information in the state, Ini Emembong, said in a statement.
The Federal Government and the Peoples’ Republic of China on Friday, marked the 2020 China-Nigeria Day focusing on solidarity between both countries in defeating the COVID-19 pandemic.