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Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.

Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara name their baby son River

Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar this year for his role in the film Joker, has reportedly welcomed his first child with fiancee Rooney Mara. They named the baby boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River, who died in 1993.
FILE PHOTO- Denis Mukwege speaks at the United Nations Security Council during a meeting about sexual violence in conflict in New York, New York, U.S., April 23, 2019. REUTERS-Carlo Allegri

Thousands rally to support Congo’s threatened Nobel Laureate

A city in eastern Congo has rallied in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he called for justice over serious human rights violations.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam late Saturday announced she had renounced an honorary fellowship from the University of Cambridge in England, following criticism of the city’s new national security legislation from British politicians.

Hong Kong leader resigns from Cambridge fellowship

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam late Saturday announced she had renounced an honorary fellowship from the University of Cambridge in England, following criticism of the city’s new national security legislation from British activists and politicians.
Premier League chiefs are now working towards restarting the season on June 1.

Nine Premier League clubs to allow stars miss project restart

Up to nine Premier League clubs will let their players skip Project Restart over fears they could infect their families with coronavirus.
Hertha Berlin winger Salomon Kalou has hit out at Jurgen Klinsmann, who resigned as manager of the German side in February.

Salomon Kalou suspended by Hertha for ‘ignoring coronavirus safety rules’

Hertha Berlin have suspended striker Salomon Kalou after he posted a video online in which he breaks social distancing rules.

Christmas: Godknows Igali doles out scholarship to eight pupils in Abuja

Former Federal Permanent Secretary and Diplomat, Ambassador Godknows Igali, on Christmas Day, doled out scholarship to eight outstanding pupils for their academic performance in Abuja schools.
Workers at South African Airways (SAA) downed tools on Friday to demand higher wages and protest planned job cuts in a strike that has forced the troubled state-owned carrier to cancel all flights and left its future hanging in the balance.

South African Airways hit by crippling strike

South African Airways workers on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier's retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-strapped airline to ground hundreds of flights.
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Jubilation in Ekiti over Governor Fayemi’s Appeal Court victory

The Court of Appeal victory of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has sparked celebrations and solidarity rallies by various interest groups on Friday.

Three Muslim leaders escape from kidnappers’ den in Rivers

Three out of the four muslim leaders kidnapped in Rivers State have escaped from the kidnappers den at the Ibaa bush in Emohua local government area on Sunday night.

President Buhari’s impeachment: Mission impossible

Impeachment is a serious and sensitive political process that could lead to the removal of the affected political leader from office. The primary issue is whether or not President Buhari has indeed committed any offence, any violation of the Constitution that should warrant his impeachment?

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Instant messaging app, Telegram, has launched a video call service as part of activities marking its seventh anniversary.

Italian authorities investigate deepfake bots on Telegram

The Italian Data Protection Authority has started an investigation into the widespread use of bots that generate fake nude images on messaging app Telegram. The news follows an investigation by security firm Sensity, which found that as of July 2020 more than 100,000 faked images had been generated and shared in public Telegram channels.

#EndSARS: Afenifere, Ohanaeze condemn violence, destruction of properties

Leaders of the Yoruba and Igbo socio-cultural groups, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, respectively have commiserated with families who lost loved ones in the Tuesday shootings in Lekki, Lagos and called on perpetrators of violent acts to stop forthwith.
The Senate Public Accounts Committee has queried the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA) over N220 million unexecuted contracts.

Senate queries NDBDA over N220 million contract fraud

The Senate Public Accounts Committee has queried the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA) over N220 million unexecuted contracts.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos governor cautions against ethnic, religious conflicts

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, quoted the governor as warning those circulating the videos to stop, noting that the videos could trigger another crisis in the state.

#EndSARS: South West Reps caucus condemns desecration of palaces

The South West Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned the desecration of Oba of Lagos and other traditional rulers’ palaces as well as attacks on critical infrastructure and private investments in Lagos and other locations in the region.