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Microsoft in talks to acquire TikTok

Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the immensely popular social media app known for its fun short-form videos, in a move that could prevent the Trump administration from banning it from the US, according to reports.
Joe Biden will address a sexual assault allegation brought against him by Tara Reade for the first time. John Locher-Associated Press

Joe Biden to address sex assault accusations Friday

Joe Biden will break his silence Friday about a former aide’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, according to the broadcaster set to interview the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic.

5G coronavirus conspiracy theory ‘fuelled by coordinated effort’

A conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the outbreak of the coronavirus is quickly gaining momentum, with celebrities including actor Woody Harrelson promoting the idea. But the theory is also getting a boost from what some researchers say is a coordinated disinformation campaign.
After launching her presidential campaign with a splash in Oakland, California, less than a year ago, California Senator Kamala Harris has made an equally stunning exit, telling supporters that she does not have the resources to continue her 2020 bid.

US: Kamala Harris exits 2020 presidential race, citing lack of cash

After launching her presidential campaign with a splash in Oakland, California, less than a year ago, California Senator Kamala Harris has made an equally stunning exit, telling supporters that she does not have the resources to continue her 2020 bid.
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has berated a trend in African politics where, according to him, politicians are resorting to political coups as a substitute for military coups, critiquing the phenomenon as bad the continent. 2

Gabriel Igbinedion: Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s truest democrat

Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), has extolled the rare qualities of the immediate past President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, describing him as Nigeria’s truest Democrat and a man whose love for Nigeria and Nigerians is pure.
An Algerian woman holds a banner reading No to foreign interference during a march against EU interference into Algeria's policy, Nov. 30, 2019 in Algiers after the European Parliament on Thursday condemned the reality of human rights in Algeria.

Eggs, protests, apathy greet Algeria’s presidential campaign

Algeria’s presidential campaign is in trouble. Candidates are struggling to fill rally venues, campaign managers have quit, voters have pelted campaign headquarters with tomatoes and eggs, and the country’s 9-month-old pro-democracy movement calls the whole thing a sham.

Facebook to pay £500,000 fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook will pay a £500,000 fine imposed by the UK data protection watchdog for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was urged by Trump in a July 25 phone call to investigate Democrat front-runner Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was tied to a company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch.

Donald Trump scandal puts Ukraine’s president in akward position

Ukraine’s actor turned president may have been used to spotlight but revelations involving a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump has shone a light on his inexperience, which could result in Ukraine being played as a political football.
The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, on Monday said the paucity of funds stalled the completion of the PDP N16bn 12 storey new national secretariat project.

Funding stalls completion of PDP’s new national secretariat – chairman

The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, on Monday said the paucity of funds stalled the completion of the PDP N16bn 12 storey new national secretariat project.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Democracy Day: MKO Abiola didn’t deceive Nigerians with hope he could not deliver –...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, revealed the late Chief Moshood Abiola, during his presidential campaign before the June 12, 1993 elections didn’t make promises he couldn’t deliver.
About 20 Ukrainian news outlets have called on presidential frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky to stop avoiding the media before a runoff vote on Sunday.

Comedian on track to be next Ukraine leader

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky appeared on track Thursday to become Ukraine’s next leader as incumbent Petro Poroshenko fought for his political survival three days before a presidential run-off vote. Polls showed Zelensky, a 41-year-old standup comic and television star with no political experience, sailing to victory in Sunday’s second-round vote.
Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo: Why we are testing Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship at tribunal

The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said that the decision to test the matter of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship in court was a collective decision reached by more than 18 senior advocates representing the President and the APC at the Election Petition Tribunal.

Jerry Gana: We’re disappointed by Supreme Court’s judgment

The Prof Jerry Gana Presidential Campaign Team on Sunday said it was disappointed by the Supreme Court’s judgment that declared a former governor of Cross River State, Donal Duke, the authentic presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party.

Dele Belgore: I had no dealings with Diezani Alison-Madueke

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dele Belgore, on Tuesday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that he never met or dealt with former Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in New York on March 2 [Reuters-Andrew Kelly]

Bernie Sanders kicks off 2020 presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign on Saturday not far from the rent-controlled apartment where he grew up in Brooklyn, and forcefully made the case that he is nothing like fellow New Yorker Donald Trump.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

PDP: Atiku Abubakar not ready to negotiate with President Buhari

Following the alleged rumour making the round that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is making some demands of President Muhammadu Buhari, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that Atiku is not negotiating and has not made any demand from President Muhammadu Buhari

Dele Belgore: How N450 million was shared in Kwara

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Dele Belgore, Thursday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that he did not personally share the N450 million he signed for in 2015.

Senator Uba demands probe into rumours of his arrest over money laundering

Sen. Andy Uba, representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate, has said that he was never arrested over any reason.

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Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps task TCN on completion of Kano power projects

The House of Representatives Committee on Power has tasked the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), to ensure completion of two power substation projects in Kano State, within four months.

Health workers in Lagos call for improved welfare packages

Health Workers in Lagos State, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), has called on the state government to improve their welfare packages and provide conducive environment to operate.

Two men docked over alleged threat to life

Two men, Afimo Lawrence and Kayode Apata, on Friday, appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged threat to life.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE: Trading sustains bullish trend, rises 0.45 per cent

Activities on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) maintained a bullish posture on Friday with the market indicators appreciating further by 0.45 per cent.
4. Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni, on Friday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the governorship candidate of the party in the September 19 elections, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Governor Obaseki: President Buhari forced to endorse Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy to Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, says President Muhammadu Buhari was forced to endorse Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the September 19 Edo State governorship election.