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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 to prioritise original news reporting

Facebook on Tuesday said it will give priority to original news reporting as part of an effort to divert attention from spam, clickbait and specious articles.
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Google says it will pay publishers for news content

Google will pay partnered media publishers in three countries and offer some users free access to paywalled news sites, the tech giant said Thursday.
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 invests $100 million in journalism as virus makes it more vital than ever

Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry at a time when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that accurate reporting is more important than ever

Customs impound N20 million container load of pirated books

A container load of suspected pirated books, valued at over N20 million, belonging to different publishers, has been impounded in a joint operation by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS)
Mrs Chizoba Vivian Nengite, the wife of Brig.-Gen. Charles Nengite, has denied allegations that lodgments ranging from $11 million to $15 million were found in her bank account in the United States of America.

General’s wife debunks money laundering allegation

Mrs Chizoba Vivian Nengite, the wife of Brig.-Gen. Charles Nengite, has denied allegations that lodgments ranging from $11 million to $15 million were found in her bank account in the United States of America.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

Britain to abandon EU’s controversial copyright directive after Brexit

The UK government won’t adopt the EU’s controversial copyright directive after it leaves the bloc on January 31st, though politicians say they still support the legislation’s “overall aims.”

Gani Adams urges federal government to use festive periods to alleviate sufferings of Nigerians

Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged the Federal Government to use the occasion of the Christmas and the coming New Year celebrations to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians, just as he expressed worry at the present situation in the country, which he noted had affected the economy.

Ex-AGF: Why we did not challenge the Bakassi handover at ICJ

Nigeria did not challenge the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment which ceded the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon because it would have made the country look “irresponsible” in the comity of nations, Mohammed Bello Adoke has said.
Google

Google: Court says Germany has to notify EU of copyright

Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.
Prince Emmanuel Sam SA Local Media to Gov Udom Emmanuel speaking during the meeting with Publishers

Akwa Ibom governor partners state-based publishers

Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel will partner publishers of Akwa Ibom State based newspapers and online news blogs towards achieving better promotion of the State and projection of development strides of his administration.
Cardi B

Cardi B hit with new felony charges in strip club brawl

Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was charged Friday with new felony charges in a fight last year at a New York City strip club.

NAPPS: Best Lagos teacher to get car gift

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Lagos Chapter, on Monday said that the best teacher that would emerge at the 2019 NAPPS Day would go home with a car.
Opera

Over 30 million users to enjoy new Opera Ad

Over 30 million Nigerian users will from today enjoy the newly launched Opera ad according to Opera Limited, one of the world’s major browser developers, and leader on the development of AI driven digital content.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

News Corp calls for Google breakup to reduce influence

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has called for Google to be broken up in Australia, the latest salvo in a battle between the corporate media giants.

ADC strengthens NWC, appoints new spokesperson

The reorganisation was said to be in line with the party’s commitment to developing a sustainable political platform to serve as a model in the country that will produce credible leaders, who will take Nigeria to its preferred destination.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

UN human rights experts denounce Donald Trump’s attacks on media

Experts on free expression have condemned President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the media, warning that his rhetoric is eroding public trust in the media and can spark violence against journalists.

Senator Ekweremadu decries dictatorship in Africa

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has decried the widespread coercion of the press, civil society, the judiciary, and parliaments by some African leaders.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

How FBI tracked Hushuppi’s ally Woodberry via WhatsApp, iPhone

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents reveal.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos coronavirus death toll tops 180

The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.
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: NPFL unlikely to make a return anytime soon

The Minister for Sports and Youths Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has disclosed plans have reached an advanced stage to have Nigeria sports back on stream post-COVID-19.
Denmark-based striker Paul Onuachu fired home from outside the box to score the only goal of the game.

Nigeria’s Paul Onuachu tests positive for coronavirus

As reported by Het Laaste Niuews, the Smurfs were subjected to a Covid-19 test in the build-up to Thursday’s preseason game against Eendracht Termien with only the Nigerian testing positive.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 30,000 with 460 new cases

Nigeria has now recorded over 30,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 following the confirmation of 460 new cases on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.