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Mayor of Naples wants to name stadium after Diego Maradona

The passing of Maradona shocked the whole world. Europe is undoubtedly the most hit place by the death of the ex-Napoli number 10, the city that could name the stadium after the Argentine.
Chief Sunday Inyima, the Ebonyi Commissioner for Water Resources, has debunked insinuations of his resignation from Gov. David Umahi’s cabinet, saying that he cannot resign on facebook.

Ebonyi: I can’t resign on Facebook – commissioner

Chief Sunday Inyima, the Ebonyi Commissioner for Water Resources, has debunked insinuations of his resignation from Gov. David Umahi’s cabinet, saying that he cannot resign on facebook.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government budgets N250 million for foreign media, influencers, others

About N70.3m was also earmarked for the facilitation of ministerial media appearances for the “36 ministers, influencers and analysts on radio and television as well as social media and print media.”

Social media bill: Nigerian lawmakers advise government on alternative measures

Nigerian lawmakers have called on the Federal Government to rethink its planned Social Media Bill currently before the National Assembly and chart a different course that would yield a better result.
UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday slammed Iran for reportedly executing two juvenile offenders in four days and urged Tehran to call an immediate halt to such killings.

UN rights chief condemns Tanzania election violence

The people of Tanzania should be allowed to express grievances “without fear of reprisals” after nationwide elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, to investigate Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, who caused a controversy earlier in the week for posting a photo of herself on social media wearing a backless dress and not covering her hair in contravention of Islamic canons.

Police probe actress for posting ‘indecent’ photo on social media

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, to investigate Kannywood actress, Rahma Sadau, who caused a controversy earlier in the week for posting a photo of herself on social media wearing a backless dress and not covering her hair in contravention of Islamic canons.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Zoning: APC yet to decide modalities – caretaker committee

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday said the party is yet to unfold the zoning arrangement for the forthcoming National Convention of the party.
A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Rivers university reinstates students suspended over protest

The management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Rivers State has on Thursday lifted the suspension on two students over their alleged attempts to instigate protests within the university campus.

US election: Donald Trump’s former adviser banned by Twitter

Twitter has banned an account belonging to Steve Bannon, a former adviser to the U.S President Donald Trump, for calling for the beheading of Anthony Fauci, the American physician overseeing the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., the U.S media has reported.
Authorities in Lagos have revoked the right of Ikeja Hotel to continue occupying the land on which Sheraton Hotel currently sits in Ikeja.

Lagos revokes Sheraton Hotel occupancy

Authorities in Lagos have revoked the right of Ikeja Hotel to continue occupying the land on which Sheraton Hotel currently sits in Ikeja.
A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

CSOs kick as Rivers university suspends students over protest

Civil society organisations in Rivers State have kicked against the suspension of two students of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education over their alleged attempts to instigate protests within the university campus.
Members of the judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by the police and soldiers in Lagos toured the Lekki tollgate plaza where the incident occurred on October 20, 2020 and found at least five spent bullets in the drainage around the area.

#EndSARS: Group alleges plans to cover up Lekki shootings

A youth platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) called Youth Right Campaign (YRC), on Tuesday, alleged plans by the government to cover up Lekki shootings on October 20, 2020.

PSC expresses concern over message inciting police against citizens

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has expressed concern over social media messages inciting police officers against the public.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma: I strongly advocate regulation of social media

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has expressed support for the attempt by the Nigeria government to regulate social media.
A protest at Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Edgard Garrido-Reuters

US election: Donald Trump supporters protest in Arizona

Supporters of United States President, Donald Trump, some of whom are suspected to be armed, have surrounded Maricopa County Election Department, Arizona, protesting the election.
A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Rivers university suspends two students over Facebook posts

The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAEU), Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, has suspended two students for one academic session for allegedly posting inciting posts on their social media handles.

PDP rejects moves to regulate social media

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its administration to regulate social media in Nigeria.
For the second time in a row, President Donald Trump has raised the alarm over alleged manipulation of the on-going presidential election collation in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and four other states

US election: Donald Trump raises fresh allegation of election results manipulation

For the second time in a row, President Donald Trump has raised the alarm over alleged manipulation of the on-going presidential election collation in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and four other states

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3. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC approves N40 billion for road, ecological projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N40 billion for the construction of road and ecological projects in different parts of the country.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigerian government deploys treasury directors in NNPC, others

The FGOEs affected included the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Nigeria Ports Authority, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Maritime Administration Agency, Department of Petroleum Resources, Corporate Affairs Commission, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and Nigeria Shippers’ Council.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Presidency opposes ecological funds regulation bill

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, yesterday told the House Committee on Ecological Fund that the presidency believes the proposed law would either clash with or duplicate the existing ones.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Only the best legs will be selected into U17 squad – coach

Head coach of the national U17 team, Fatai Amoo, is confident of building a very solid team for the country before the next international outing.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

Samuel Chukwueze is happy with us – Villarreal coach

Following the speculations linking Samuel Chukwueze with a transfer in the summer, Villarreal FC coach Unai Emery has disclosed that the forward will continue his development at the club.