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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 is deleting evidence of war crimes – researchers

On October 24th, 2020, an art trafficker in Darnah, Libya posted a series of unusual ads. For sale: a Greco-Roman statue, its marble bust covered in a toga. If it looked like it belonged in a museum, that’s because it did. The seller posted photos of the piece in private Facebook groups dedicated to trafficking antiques.
Three Nigerians have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a criminal organisation which is said to have compromised thousands of government and private companies in more than 150 countries across the world.

Interpol nabs three Nigerians ‘who scammed 50,000 victims worldwide’

Three Nigerians have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a criminal organisation which is said to have compromised thousands of government and private companies in more than 150 countries across the world.

UNFPA trains social, health workers on gender-based violence in Kaduna

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says it has trained social and health workers on mental health and psycho-social support for victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Kaduna State.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Ebonyi indigenes ask lawmakers to begin impeachment process against Governor Umahi

The group said there was already a substantial breach of the Nigerian constitution and subsisting Supreme Court verdicts which insist that a governor cannot defect to another political party unless there is internal leadership crises, perhaps leading to factionalization in his own political party.
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Sunday disclosed that the state has recorded its first coronavirus death.

Governor Oyetola: Learning, character great tools for successful life

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has said that learning and character are tools needed for success in life, as he reminisce about his days in the secondary school.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus cases surge as threat from antimicrobial resistance grows – WHO chief

More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.

Donald Trump’s treasury secretary denies trying to hinder incoming administration

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied Friday that by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve, he was trying to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery.
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is in line to make his official debut for Belgian KRC Genk against Zulte Waregem this weekend.

Super Eagles star Cyriel Dessers joins Common Goal

Through Common Goal, Dessers will support the work of YEDI in his home country — an organisation that uses football to equip young people with the tools to help build their assets, facilitate their access to health services, and promote their adherence to healthy behaviours.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Appetite for foreign products killing Nigerian economy – minister

Architect Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, has blamed the low productivity and economic woes of the country on a strong appetite for foreign products and lack of patronage of made-in-Nigeria goods by many Nigerians.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

There’s racism in United Nations – chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried the existence of racism in the organisation.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senator Lawan advocates use of technology for revenue collection

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has advised the Federal Government to explore the use of relevant technology for the purpose of revenue collection by its agencies, so as to prevent the diversion of public funds into private pockets.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said the Federal Government would engage the services of members of the National Youth Service Corps to champion the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the grassroots.2

President Buhari: Coronavirus has complicated efforts at ending tuberculosis

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that efforts at ending a preventable and curable disease like Tuberculosis are now complicated because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some South-West governors and ministers, on Sunday, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the destruction of public and private facilities in the state.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos to fast track adoption of eGoverment

Lagos State Government has assured on its readiness to continue to provide the needed leadership to fast track the process of full adoption of eGoverment.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

AGF: OAGF audit department now fully ICT compliant

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has stated that the Audit Monitoring Department in his Office has been provided with modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) to effectively carry out internal auditing and audit monitoring functions.
Police officers in Berlin carry out a raid on 17 November linked to the Green Vault burglary in Dresden. Clemens Bilan-EPA

Three arrested over $1 billion German museum jewel heist

Police raided apartments across Berlin early on Tuesday and detained three people suspected of involvement in a jewel heist at a museum housing one of Europe’s greatest collections of treasures.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO: Vaccine alone won’t end coronavirus pandemic

The Director General of World Health Organization, WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said yesterday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigerian firm to train 300 youths on meter installation

Indigenous electricity meter manufacturing company, MOMAS, has offered free training on prepaid meter installation for 300 unemployed youths to complement Federal Government’s mass metering programme.
An agritech focussed company, Farmcrowdy Limited (FC), says it is committed to impact 25,000 farmers across Nigeria through its Structured Financing of N5.7 billion.

Agric firm to facilitate N5.7 billion loan for 25,000 farmers

An agritech focussed company, Farmcrowdy Limited (FC), says it is committed to impact 25,000 farmers across Nigeria through its Structured Financing of N5.7 billion.

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BPE hands over Afam power plant to Transcorp

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has handed over the Afam Power Plant in Oyigbo Local Government of Rivers State to Transcorp Power Consortium, which emerged the preferred bidder of the power asset, with a bid offer of N105 billion.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO provides dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households in Borno

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households for the 2020-2021 dry season farming in troubled Borno State.
A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers' passport is placed outside the US Supreme Court, while it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries in Washington, DC, US [Yuri Gripas-Reuters]

New Trump rule could require up to $15,000 bond for travel to US

The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from two dozen countries – most in Africa – to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.
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Afenifere calls for implementation of 2014 Confab report

Rising from its monthly meeting held at the country home of its national leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the Group opposed the proposed rail line and an N30bn highway to connect the Niger Republic with Nigeria.
The House of Representatives Tuesday rebuffed a raise in prices of StarTimes satellite TV bouquet.

StarTimes GO partners tech brands on Black Friday sales

StarTimes GO, an e-shopping channel on pay-TV platform StarTimes, has partnered top retail and tech brands on Black Friday Sales on November 27.