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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 ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.

NHRC urges 11 state governors to pass child’s rights act

The National Human Rights Commission has urged the 11 northern states of the federation that are yet to domesticate the Child’s Rights Act (CRA) to quickly do so.
NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

NECA lauds federal government for easing lockdown

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) on Wednesday commended the Federal Government for gradually winding down lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and FCT, to enable businesses come back to life after four weeks of total lockdown.

UN urges firms to ensure safety as workers return

As some countries begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, governments and employers must prepare workplaces and ensure people can return safely to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19, the UN said Tuesday.
Survival has become a struggle for Colombia’s sex workers during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, as cupboards are bare and bills pile up.

The agony of Colombia’s quarantined sex workers

Before the health emergency, they worked on the streets or in brothels in a country where sex work is legal. Now, with half of humanity in confinement and those places off-limits, they are struggling on handouts and meager savings.
Deputy Governor Hadiza Balarabe, made this known in a broadcast on Saturday.

Kaduna lockdown set to be eased – deputy governor

Kaduna State is fashioning out a framework to allow businesses that offer essential services to operate within the stay-at-home period and within limits.
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The time to act is now: A letter to African leaders about the coronavirus...

The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet this is not about mitigating another African humanitarian crisis, but to diffuse the potentially damaging effects of a virus that has shaken the global order and put under question the bases of our living together.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Nigerian authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb coronavirus

The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana worries over bail condition imposed on Omoyele Sowore

Activist lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has expressed concern that one of the bail conditions imposed on detained publisher of the Sahara reporters, Omoyele Sowore, by the court is the type that would confine him to a specific part of the country even after meeting other conditions.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo, Lai Mohammed task professionals on new media control

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tasked media professionals to take control of the new media space in the country, saying their activities if not well managed, could serve as major setbacks for the profession.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

World Children’s Day: UNICEF calls for re-commitment to child development

UNICEF has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights, as the world marked International World Children’s Day recently.

[email protected]: Muhammadu Buhari’s administration reminiscent of colonial rule – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has no rectitude to preside over the nation’s Independence Anniversary as its insensitivity, impunity and oppressive proclivities are reminiscent of colonial rule.

Cameroonian refugees face epidemic, food shortage in Cross River

The influx of thousands of Cameroonians from Southern Cameroon into the country is raising serious humanitarian concerns in Cross River State.

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Inuwa Abdulkadir

Former APC national vice chairman passes on

Though there was no official confirmation as to whether he died as a result of COVID-19, a source in Sokoto revealed that he died on Monday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the grid kneels wearing an anti-racism T-shirt before the race Mark Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton, other F1 drivers take a knee in Austria

Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton and a majority of Formula One’s 20 drivers took a knee on the starting grid before Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessa, police said.

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth day.
Mustafa Chike-Obi

Mustafa Chike-Obi emerges new Fidelity Bank chair

“Under the chairmanship of Ebi, Fidelity Bank recorded significant growth across key financial metrics with both Ebi and Adetu playing significant roles, complementing management effort in the delivery of these milestones; in service of the long term vision of the Bank,” a bank spokesperson said in a statement.
Jose Mourinho has omitted Manchester United from his list of candidates for a top-four Premier League finish, while including Sheffield United and Wolves in the final running.

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham are building for ‘five years time’ as he encourages fan ‘realism’

Jose Mourinho says that Tottenham are building for "five years' time" and that fan "realism" will be needed as they negotiate their way through a transition period.