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FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook ‘upholds’ ban on anti-coup groups in Myanmar

Facebook has reportedly upheld a ban on many organizations in Myanmar that have joined forces to resist the military coup that occurred back in February, according to Rest of World. The bans were put in place back in 2019, when organizations like the Arakan Army, and many of its allies, were classified as terrorist organizations by the democratically-elected government.
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NDLEA recovers baked cakes with marijuana in eateries

Freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa (marijuana) were recovered by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a raid on some eateries in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
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NDLEA raids eateries in Plateau, Enugu, recovers drugged cakes, cocaine

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau state capital where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances.
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Ogun governor: No plan to stop minimum wage

Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun at the weekend allayed the fears of the state civil servants over the rumour making the rounds that the government was planning to stop the minimum wage.

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.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook loophole allowing politicians to fake support, criticize opponents

“There is a lot of harm being done on Facebook that is not being responded to because it is not considered enough of a PR risk to Facebook,” Zhang told The Guardian. “The cost isn’t borne by Facebook. It’s borne by the broader world as a whole.”
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

U.S. Senate moves ahead with sweeping effort to counter China

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a meeting on April 14 to consider major bipartisan legislation to boost the country’s ability to push back against China’s expanding global influence, Senate sources said on Thursday.
Satire pages will now be labelled as such, along with public officials, fan pages, and government news outlets. Facebook

Facebook hopes tiny labels on posts will stop users confusing satire with reality

Facebook is adding additional labels to posts from Pages that appear in users’ News Feeds in a bid to reduce confusion about their origin. These labels will include “public official,” “fan page,” and “satire page.” The company says it’s already started testing the deployment of these labels in the US, and will gradually add them to more posts.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has accepted the invitation from the University of Ibadan to come deliver a lecture on governance.

Governor Ganduje set to deliver lecture in Ibadan

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has accepted the invitation from the University of Ibadan to come deliver a lecture on governance.

Forbes: Kim Kardashian officially a billionaire

American reality tv star, Kim Kardashian, is officially a billionaire.
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APC chieftain writes on ’21 political lies in Nigeria’

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, says his book on “21 political lies in Nigeria” is to educate the electorate on the antics of politicians during elections.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC, allies agree to ease oil production curbs

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, known as OPEC+, yesterday resolved to gradually ease its oil output cuts from May till July.
UFC star Jessica Eye has followed a number of her colleagues in signing up to OnlyFans, with the American flyweight vowing to fill her page with “adult only” content

UFC star Jessica Eye launches OnlyFans page for adults only

UFC star Jessica Eye has followed a number of her colleagues in signing up to OnlyFans, with the American flyweight vowing to fill her page with “adult only” content
Paul Rusesabagina looks on as he sits with some of his coaccused at the Supreme Court in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt - AFP

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Paul Rusesabagina quits trial, says he expects no justice

Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan government critic who was hailed as a hero during a genocide in the country, has not showed up for his trial after informing prison authorities he was quitting the process as he did not expect justice.
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UN: Libya arms embargo ‘totally ineffective’

The arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011 is "totally ineffective," say UN experts in a stark report released on Tuesday which underscores "extensive, blatant" violations by actors including its own member states.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook to label coronavirus vaccine posts

The social media company, which lawmakers and researchers have criticised for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, said in a blog post that measures were now in place to check that.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister: We are ‘silently’ preparing for Tokyo Olympics

Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, on Sunday in Akure said Team Nigeria to the Tokyo Olympics had been “silently” preparing for the Games.
Ngozika Ihuoma, a defence witness, on Tuesday, said he was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), in the ongoing money laundering charge against him.

I was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina – witness tells court

Ngozika Ihuoma, a defence witness, on Tuesday, said he was not paid to defend Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), in the ongoing money laundering charge against him.
Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement via a statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore, on Wednesday.

Nigerian government replaces emergency travel certificate with electronic temporary passport

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated an electronic Temporary Passport to replace the Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC), for effective identity management.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

NDAN appeals to media owners, government for life insurance

The Newspaper Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has appealed to proprietors of media houses and government to collaborate on enabling environment and life insurance for vendors, decrying unfair treatment to them.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo, on Sunday, announced that three coronavirus patients have been discharged after treatment in Imo State.

Imo government set to recover more choice properties from ex-governor

This is definitely not the best of times for the embattled former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha as there are indications that the present administration in the state is determined to implement fully the government White Paper based on the outcome of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry report.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor begs to Samuel Ortom, Balam Mohammed to sheathe their swords

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has called on the leadership of the People Democratic Party (PDP) to intervene in the conflict between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Bauchi State counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, saying the diatribes between the two PDP governors is becoming disturbing, and should not be allowed to escalate further.

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Rail track vandals arrested in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State on Saturday said it had arrested five suspected rail tracks vandals and recovered two trucks loaded with locomotive rail track sleepers.
The Police in Ogun State on Friday arrested and detained the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, for alleged assault.

Ogun ex-deputy speaker: Governor Abiodun not behind my impeachment

The former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has absolved the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, of being party to his impeachment as the number two lawmaker in the state assembly.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has claimed that it is “absurd” to think that the club may not be competing in next season’s Champions League.

Real Madrid boss hints at exit

Zinedine Zidane hinted on Saturday he could leave as coach of Real Madrid at the end of the season, saying he believes “there comes a time when it’s the moment to change”.

Turkish leader phones President Buhari, seeks Nigeria’s support for Palestine

President Recep Erdogan of Turkey has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he expects Nigeria to show solidarity with Palestinians following the latest attacks by Israel on Jerusalem and Gaza.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor calls for religious tolerance, security

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged religious leaders to continue to preach religious tolerance among the congregations.

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The Police in Ogun State on Friday arrested and detained the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, for alleged assault.

Ogun ex-deputy speaker: Governor Abiodun not behind my impeachment

The former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, has absolved the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, of being party to his impeachment as the number two lawmaker in the state assembly.
The International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a port management company, says it has commenced container operations at Onne Port, Rivers state.

Onne terminal operator receives first container vessel

The International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), a port management company, says it has commenced container operations at Onne Port, Rivers state.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to withhold salaries of MDAs who fail to meet revenue targets

The Cross River Auditor-General and Acting Chairman State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Odey, has disclosed that henceforth governement would withhold salaries of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who fail to meet their revenue targets.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River enumerates poor households

The Cross River State Government has commenced a comprehensive enumeration of all poor and vulnerable households across the state.
Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates at the end of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 4, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF - POOL - AFP)

Thomas Tuchel confident Chelsea can win Champions League

Chelsea’s manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed confidence his side can defeat Manchester City to win the Champions League final.