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FILE PHOTO - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, looks on during a joint news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in Kabul, Afghanistan February 29, 2020.REUTERS-Mohammad Ismail-File Photo

Afghan president replaces security ministers as Taliban advance

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani replaced two top ministers charged with managing the country’s faltering security Saturday, as the Taliban pressed on with their campaign to capture new territory in fierce battles with government forces.
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.

Sexual assault: Princess releases more evidence against Baba Ijesha

The sexual assault allegation levelled against popular Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju Omiyinka, has taken another turn as the child’s foster mother, comedienne, Princess, has released fresh evidence against the embattled actor.
Facebook will soon begin testing ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system.

Facebook to start displaying ads in Oculus Quest apps

Facebook will soon begin testing ads inside its Oculus Quest virtual reality system. In the coming weeks, ads will start appearing inside the Resolution Games title Blaston as well as two other unnamed apps.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

5,014 Enugu residents receive second dose of coronavirus vaccine

No fewer than 5,014 residents of Enugu State have, so far, received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination since its commencement in June 1, within 13 days of the commencement of the exercise in the state, a top official has said.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, on Wednesday backed the messaging platform’s ban of US President Donald Trump, but said it sets a “dangerous” precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on social networks.

Minister: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey liable for EndSARS losses

The Federal Government says Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are vicariously liable for the losses the country suffered during the EndSARS protest.
FILE PHOTO - The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Twitter ban: Nigeria not like China, North Korea, others – SAN

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Tuesday said Nigeria could not be classified along with China, North Korea and others that have banned social media.
Veteran Nigerian actor, Yemi Solade, has backed the Presidency on the recent Twitter ban, describing the move as the “best decision the Presidency could have made”.

Nigerian actor backs Presidency on Twitter ban

Veteran Nigerian actor, Yemi Solade, has backed the Presidency on the recent Twitter ban, describing the move as the “best decision the Presidency could have made”.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano to redeploy 5,000 civil servants to classrooms

With the adoption of the recommendation of the technical committee set up to look into the teaching staff challenges bedevilling the free education policy in the state, Kano State Executive Council (SEC) has directed the state civil service commission to redeploy about 5,000 workers with requisite qualification in education to the classrooms.
FILE PHOTO - The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

India warns Twitter to comply with new IT rules

India on Saturday issued “one last notice” to Twitter to comply with new IT regulations that the social media giant says threaten privacy guarantees.
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World Environment Day: FCMB restates commitment to environmental sustainability; expands support to renewable energy...

First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has re-assured that it will continue to champion, execute and support initiatives that would enhance the ecosystem, as well as tackle some of the adverse effects of climate change and other challenges facing the environment. According to the Bank, this is in recognition of the fact that a cleaner and more sustainable environment is key to building a better world for present and future generations.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Facebook suspends Donald Trump’s accounts for two years

Facebook Inc on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for two years which lapses until 2023.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

Nigerian government kicks as Twitter deletes President Buhari’s tweet

The Federal Government has kicked against Twitter that on Wednesday deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet that spoke of treating people in the “language they understand.”
Mark Lowcock

UN: Over 90% in Ethiopia’s Tigray need emergency food aid

More than 90% of people in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region need emergency food aid, the United Nations said Tuesday, as it appealed for over $200 million to scale up its response.
World Cup runners-up Croatia know expectations at home will be high for them to reach the latter stages of Euro 2020 but emulating their 2018 success is likely to be a tall order with several stalwarts having hung up their international boots.

Euro 2020: Croatia banking on new talent to repeat World Cup heroics

World Cup runners-up Croatia know expectations at home will be high for them to reach the latter stages of Euro 2020 but emulating their 2018 success is likely to be a tall order with several stalwarts having hung up their international boots.
The current head of state of Mali is Acting President Bah Ndaw, since 25 September 2020, appointed in the aftermath of the 2020 Malian coup d'état.

Ousted Mali president, prime minister freed from military detention

Mali's ousted interim president and prime minister were freed on Wednesday night after they were arrested and detained by the military for three days, an aid to the vice president said.
4. The Niger State Governor, Sani Bello on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Insecurity hindering my plans for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the worsening insecurity in the country affects the citizens and the economy, challenging the foundation of nationhood and stands in the way of his administration in achieving its highest ambitions for Nigeria.
The current head of state of Mali is Acting President Bah Ndaw, since 25 September 2020, appointed in the aftermath of the 2020 Malian coup d'état.

Mali’s president and prime minister resign following military takeover

Mali's interim president and prime minister resigned on Wednesday, two days after they were arrested by the military, an aide to the vice president said.
Timbuktu Global, a British clothing brand retailer, has come under fire for trademarking the word Yoruba – a name of an ethnic group in West Africa – for their business, igniting a debate on cultural appropriation.

Timbuktu Global: UK fashion brand slammed for trademarking ‘Yoruba’

Timbuktu Global, a British clothing brand retailer, has come under fire for trademarking the word Yoruba – a name of an ethnic group in West Africa – for their business, igniting a debate on cultural appropriation.
Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble is unhappy the People’s Elephant crashed out of contention in the CAF Confederation Cup.

CAFCC: Why we lost to Pyramids – Enyimba goalkeeper

Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble is unhappy the People’s Elephant crashed out of contention in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Indian government asks social media platforms to remove ‘Indian variant’ from content

India’s government has requested social media platforms to remove any content that contains or makes reference to the term “Indian variant” of Covid-19.
Juventus are plotting a big-money move to sign Heung-Min Son from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window, according to reports from Calciomercato.

Eight arrested over racist abuse of Premier League star

Eight men suspected of tweeting racial abuse at South Korean footballer Heung-min Son, who plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, have been arrested, police said Friday.
Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the U.N. sent a small fuel convoy into the enclave, where it says 52,000 people are now displaced.

Thai workers killed in Israel-Palestinian conflict as truce calls mount

Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the U.N. sent a small fuel convoy into the enclave, where it says 52,000 people are now displaced.

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

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

Catholic Church seeks Nigerian government’s partnership to tackle climate change

The Catholic Bishop of the Abuja archdiocese, Ignatius Kaigama, has urged the federal government to collaborate with the church to ensure a clean and healthy environment for Nigerians.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

Fuel marketers bewail extortion by DPR officials, threaten strike

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Suleja/Abuja Unit, on Sunday, threatened to embark on a strike action over alleged extortion by officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

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Seyi Akinwunmi: NFF to begin prosecution of violent fans soon

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will soon begin prosecution of fans exhibiting hooliganism at match venues.
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Voter apathy characterise Kaduna bye-election

Low turnout of voters has characterized Saturday’s State Assembly bye-election in Sabin Gari constituency of Zaria town in Kaduna state.

15-year-old remanded over ‘murder’

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 15-year-old boy be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly killing a female student.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on his re-appointment for a second-term in office & the extension of Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed’s tenure for another 5 years.

President Buhari salutes UN chief, deputy on second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, on his re-appointment for a second-term in office, and the extension of Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed’s tenure for another five years.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House considers 853 bills, 730 motions in two years

The House of Representatives has said it has passed 98 resolutions on security alone in the last two years. It has also considered 853 bills and 730 motions within the period.