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Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

YouTube, Twitter, Facebook continue bans over Donald Trump election claims

Election misinformation continues to be a problem on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook even after all three companies took the unprecedented action to ban or suspend former US President Donald Trump. Now that President Biden is in office, those same platforms have kept pressure on, sustaining the bans and issuing new ones to Trump’s associates and allies.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor tests positive for coronavirus

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, announced on Wednesday morning that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

Sunday Igboho: I had no deal with Femi Ojudu

Sunday Adeyemo, well known as Sunday Igboho, has said he had no transaction with Babafemi Ojudu, who is the Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Muhammadu Buhari.
FILE PHOTO - A Twitter logo is seen outside the company headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., January 11, 2021. REUTERS-Stephen Lam

Twitter launches fact-checking program to fight misinformation

Twitter has launched its Birdwatch program, meant to address misinformation on the platform by allowing users to fact-check tweets, the company announced Monday. Users in the pilot program, which will only include about 1,000 users in the US to start, will eventually be able to add notes to tweets to provide context.
FILE PHOTO - Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives the second dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, January 9, 2021. Miriam Elster-Pool via REUTERS

Facebook blocks Israeli premier’s chatbot, citing privacy violation

Facebook said on Monday it removed a post and suspended a messenger bot from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s page, after it posted that he wanted phone numbers to call and convince people to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim, died of COVID-19, on Sunday.

Former minister Abdullahi Ibrahim dies of coronavirus

Mr Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as Minister of Transport and Aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday.
Fulani herdsmen

APC chieftain: Cows shouldn’t be roaming about in 21st century

Amid the crisis generated by the quit notice given to herders in Ogun and Oyo states, a former All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has said that it is wrong for cows to be roaming about in Nigeria in 21 century.
Larry King, whose CNN “Larry King Live” made him a household name, was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with COIVD-19, according to multiple reports. (Patrick T. Fallon - Bloomberg)

Nigerian celebrities mourn late ace broadcaster Larry King

The celebrities took to their Instagram handles to pay tribute and mourn the ace broadcaster who had contributed immensely to American Journalism.
Worried by the continued gridlock and other traffic challenges in and within the Apapa Port, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate an alleged extortion of truck drivers by the terminal security operatives.

NPA launches electronic truck call-up system

“The Authority is pleased to announce the commencement of Eto, the Electronic Truck call-up system, designed for the management of truck movement and access to and from the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa, Lagos.”
Scantily clad in rainbow shorts, Bolu Okupe declared on his Instagram page that- Yes, I am gay.

Doyin Okupe says his son’s gay status will be fought spiritually

Dr. Doyin Okupe who served in the Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan administrations as Special Assistant on Media and Publicity and Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs respectively, has described his son's sexual orientation as a spiritual challenge.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government to harmonise school calendar, national examinations

The Federal Ministry of Education says it will constitute a national committee on the harmonisation of schools and examination calendar following the disruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.

Joe Biden launches coronavirus initiatives on first full day in White House

President Joe Biden launched initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging COVID-19 pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership
American rapper, Jonathan Brown aka Baby CEO, has died at the age of 20.

American rapper Baby CEO dies

Also, the death of Baby CEO is coming just after three years after the death of Fredo Santana, an American rapper, who is considered by many to be a protege of Jonathan Brown.
Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders in the Oval Office on 20 January. Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images

Joe Biden marks start of presidency with flurry of executive orders

Some of the executive actions undo significant actions from Donald Trump’s administration, including halting the travel ban from Muslim-majority countries, and ending the declaration of a national emergency used to justify funding construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border.
US Ambassador Natalie Brown on Monday tried to meet with Wine - whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi - and was met with a line of police officers clad in riot gear who turned her away.

Uganda slams US over attempted visit to confined opposition leader

Uganda's government spokesman on Tuesday accused the US ambassador of breaching diplomatic norms and engaging in "mischief" over her attempt to visit opposition leader Bobi Wine, who is confined to his home.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump to grant pardons on last day in power

If Trump gave himself or his family a pardon — something currently not expected, according to latest US reports — that would likely harden anger among previously fully supportive Republicans in the Senate, which is expected to start an impeachment trial soon after Biden takes office.
Former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa has hit back at critics of his move to Saudi Arabia outfit Al-Nassr following calls for him to be dropped from the national team of Nigeria, where he is the first vice captain.

Ahmed Musa: Yahoo Boys after me

Super Eagles’ captain Ahmed Musa has again cried out that unknown internet fraudster fondly called “Yahoo Boys” has compromised his Facebook account.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are figuring out their future and whether they are going to stay married, according to two sources close to Kardashian West who spoke to CNN.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West stop attending marriage counselling

According to the source, the stars, who tied the knot in May 2014, have “completely” stopped going to marriage counselling. A separate insider had told PEOPLE earlier this month that the couple was in marital therapy in an effort to salvage their fractured relationship.

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On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA unveils programme to keep Nigerian players, others safe

FIFA has unveiled a programme to educate Nigeria Football Federation and other member associations about how to properly handle player harassment and abuse.

Oil falls amid coronavirus-induced demand worries, stronger dollar

Oil fell on Thursday on fresh fuel demand worries because of travel curbs to prevent new coronavirus outbreaks and delays with vaccines and a stronger dollar weighed on prices.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos CP cautions traditionalists against fortifying cultists

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has warned traditionalists in the Ikorodu Local Government Area of the state to stop fortifying cultists and criminals in the area.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 63-year-old man for defiling 2-year-old child

The Spokesman for the Command, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, said that the incident happened in Urhonigbe community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Gombe State command, says about 119 inmates in two custodial centres in the state have undergone vocational skills training.

Nigeria correctional empowers 119 inmates in Gombe – controller

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Gombe State command, says about 119 inmates in two custodial centres in the state have undergone vocational skills training.