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FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Twitter logo is pictured in front of a displayed Russian flag in this illustration taken March 10, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

TASS: Russia seeks extra fines against Twitter over ‘banned content’

Russia is seeking an additional 24 million roubles ($321,586) in fines from U.S. tech giant Twitter for failing to remove content banned in Russia, the TASS news agency cited a court as saying on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Britain’s royals silent as ‘Megxit’ crisis rages after bombshell interview

Britain’s monarchy kept its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry sparked a crisis by alleging that a family member made a racist remark about the colour of their son’s skin and that she was alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
Former US Olympics women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday, his body found hours after he was charged with human trafficking and abuse of athletes in his care.

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach kills self after abuse, trafficking charges

Former US Olympics women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide Thursday, his body found hours after he was charged with human trafficking and abuse of athletes in his care.
When she was growing up, Sophie Corroon struggled to get through a ballet class or soccer tryout without having an anxiety attack.

US lawmakers push mental health days for kids amid pandemic

The idea of going to sleepovers or being home alone left her feeling panicked. Corroon’s anxiety grew even more during high school in Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah when the pressures of getting into college left her in tears at school or toiling for hours on assignments.
Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, had been assigned to the Senate Division and joined the department in 2005.

Capitol Police Officer on duty during coup attempt dies by suicide

A US Capitol Police officer on duty during Wednesday's coup attempt by Trump supporters died by suicide on Saturday, his family has announced.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

TikTok to hide graphic videos behind warning screens

TikTok has unveiled a newly updated set of community guidelines and tools, which include new warning screens on graphic videos, a new text-to-voice accessibility feature, and updated health resources. The update brings new vaccine information which will be added to TikTok’s coronavirus resource hub as well as resources to be shown if people search for certain terms, like those related to self-harm.
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: AI has fueled hate speech crackdown

Facebook says it is proactively detecting more hate speech using artificial intelligence. A new transparency report released on Thursday offers greater detail on social media hate following policy changes earlier this year, although it leaves some big questions unanswered.
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Demi Lovato ‘conscious’ after suspected heroin overdose

The pop star was said to have been unconscious upon arrival at the hospital and revived with Narcan — an emergency medication to reverse the effects of opioids.

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The village of Gorey Harbour and Mont Orgueil castle are seen in Jersey in this March 1, 2008 file photo.-Toby Melville

UK sends two navy boats to Jersey after France threatens blockade

Britain is sending two navy patrol boats to the British Channel Island of Jersey after France suggested it could cut power supplies to the island if its fishermen are not granted full access to UK fishing waters under post-Brexit trading terms.
Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.

Congo government resigns as veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso starts fourth term

The Republic of Congo's government has resigned, public television announced on Thursday, a procedural move three weeks after the central African nation's veteran leader began a new term as president.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests 30 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Kwara

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested 30 internet fraud suspects, also known as Yahoo-Yahoo Boys, in Ilorin, Kwara State.
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Bayelsa APC crisis deepens as faction opens parallel secretariat

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State yesterday took a deeper dimension with the Hon Ebierien Fala Itubor-led faction opening a new secretariat in the state capital.

Cash transfer officers charged to enrol vulnerable households in Enugu

National enrolment officer of the Conditional Cash Transfer, Mr Shimang Shikfu, has tasked the Enugu State Cash Transfer Unit officers to enrol the “poorest of the poor and vulnerable households” into the scheme to eradicate poverty.

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Segun Oni: Why I want to be Ekiti governor again

A former Governor of Ekiti, Segun Oni, said his ambition to contest next year’s governorship election in the state is geared towards “rescuing Ekiti from total collapse and expanding its frontiers for the benefit of the poor masses”.

Katsina emirate council suspends district head for ‘banditry’

The Katsina Emirate Council has suspended the Sarkin Pauwan Katsina, who is also the district head of Kankara, Yusuf Lawal, over alleged involvement in aiding and abating banditry activities in his domain.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two ‘bandits’, recover 137 cows

The Police Command in Kaduna on Friday says it has arrested two suspected bandits following an operation in Zaria.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari urges journalists to use press freedom responsibly

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, observed globally every May 3, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his commitment to freedom of the press even as he urged media professionals to wield the freedom responsibly, and without licentiousness.
Bayern Munich have confirmed the arrival of Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach.

Bayern Munich supremo refutes claims of record-breaking fee for new manager

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has refuted suggestions that the deal to make Julian Nagelsmann the club's new manager could cost the German champions up to €25 million (£22m/$30m).