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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.

SERAP sues Nigerian government, minister over directive to broadcasters to stop using Twitter

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja “to stop the Federal Government and the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed from using their patently unlawful directive to all TV and radio stations not to use Twitter, and to delete their accounts as a pretext to harass, intimidate, suspend or impose criminal punishment on journalists and broadcast stations simply for using social media platforms.”

Anambra: Traders jubilate over rancour free election

It was a celebration galore at the Building Materials International Market, Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State following a rancor-free election of leaders of the market.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Kogi governor unveils website to showcase achievements

The Kogi State government has launched an e-compendium, a special website to showcase the achievements, projects, news, and events of Gov. Yahaya Bello-led administration.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: The ‘truth’ President Buhari told Nigerians during his television interview

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says Presdent Muhammadu Buhari told Nigerians the truth about his administration during his recent television interview.
Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook, has spoken out against the practice of side-loading apps onto iPhones in an interview with Brut America.

Tim Cook: Android has more malware than iOS

One of the best things about Android compared to iOS is the greater level of control users are given, with side-loading of apps being one of the biggest benefits.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto governor urges Canada to demand quick passage of electoral act

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the Canadian Government to appeal to the Nigerian Government and the National Assembly to expedite action on the timely passage of the National Electoral Act into law.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria generated $34.22 billion from oil industry in 2019

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) yesterday disclosed that the country earned a total sum of $34.22 billion from the oil and gas sector in 2019, an increase of 4.88 per cent over the $32.63 billion revenue netted from the sector in 2018.
Mele Kyari,

NNPC boss: Rising oil prices will create problems for Nigeria

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has warned that rather than being a positive development, the rising prices of crude oil in the international market could cause major challenges for resource-dependent nations like Nigeria.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Anambra election: APC screening committee clears 14 aspirants, submits report

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Screening Committee has screened and cleared all the 14 Anambra State governorship aspirants ahead of the party’s primary scheduled for July 26.
The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido-File Photo

IMF: Nigeria’s economy recovering from coronavirus pandemic

The Nigerian economy has started gradual recovery from the negative effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

IMF advises Nigerian government to keep central bank overdrafts within legal limits

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the federal government to keep reliance on overdrafts from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) within legal limits.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara suspends two health officials over ‘mismanagement’

Kwara has suspended two senior officials from the Saving One Million Lives Programme for Result (SOML-PforR) over alleged mismanagement of N170 million.
A Zenith Bank logo is seen on a sign on top of the bank in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 19, 2017. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zenith Bank emerges best corporate governance financial services in Africa 2021

Zenith Bank Plc has been named as the Best Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ Africa 2021 by the Ethical Boardroom for the second consecutive year.
Ahmadu Fintiri

150,000 students apply for scholarships in Adamawa

Belel stated that the students, who applied for the scholarship, were indigenes studying in various institutions of higher learning across the country.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

PDP governors condemn NNPC, CBN’s management

The governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the way top government agencies like the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have been managed under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
In his opening remark, Chairman, HEDA Resource Centre, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju said corruption remains a teething problem in Nigeria with grave consequences on political stability, poverty, lack of jobs, growing wave of violence and extremism urging Nigerians to work in unity to tackle corruption headlong.

Anti-graft group: Nigeria loses over N100 billion yearly to tax fraud

In his opening remark, Chairman, HEDA Resource Centre, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju said corruption remains a teething problem in Nigeria with grave consequences on political stability, poverty, lack of jobs, growing wave of violence and extremism urging Nigerians to work in unity to tackle corruption headlong.
President Joe Biden has arrived at his first in-person North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit Monday, vowing to reaffirm the United States' commitment to a military alliance his predecessor viewed with disdain.

Joe Biden’s first NATO summit to tackle China, Russia, reform

U.S. President Joe Biden is to take part in his debut NATO summit on Monday as the 30 countries look to turn their attention to external threats.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor appoints new chief of staff

Newsmen had reported that Governor Mohammed last Wednesday dissolved his cabinet including the Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba; his Chief of Staff, Dr. Ladan Salihu; 21 Commissioners, and his Special Advisers.

Jigawa government may soon commence downsize of workers

The Jigawa State Government may be making attempt to rationalise its workforces to enable it cater for the welfare and salaries of the state workers.

Airtel’s broadband service ranked ‘best’ in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria has been named the “Best in Test” following a nationwide broadband assessment by umlaut, a cross-industry company that offers advisory and engineering services to clients all over the world.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Senate hails NNPC’s drive towards profitability

The senate has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for its efforts towards attaining profitability and stamping out corruption from its system.
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A health worker talks to her colleagues as they prepare to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi/File Photo

Kenya gets $750 million World Bank loan to help recovery from coronavirus effects

Kenya has received a $750 million loan from the World Bank to support its budget and help the East African economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the multilateral lender said on Friday.

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Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

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Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish was arrested in May 2015 and charged with protest-related offences, many of which occurred when he was 17. He was executed on Tuesday in Dammam, a statement from the Ministry of Interior said.

Saudi Arabia executes man for offences rights groups say he committed as minor

Saudi Arabia has executed a man for offences rights groups say he allegedly committed while under the age of 18, despite the kingdom’s insistence that it has abolished death sentences for many childhood crimes.
The President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, says stepping up global efforts to combat land degradation is the only way to safeguard health and the environment against future threats.

UN: Stepping up global efforts, only way to safeguard environment

The President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, says stepping up global efforts to combat land degradation is the only way to safeguard health and the environment against future threats.
Paul Rusesabagina looks on as he sits with some of his coaccused at the Supreme Court in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt - AFP

Life sentence sought for ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

Prosecutors in Rwanda on Thursday sought a life sentence for "Hotel Rwanda" hero and government critic Paul Rusesabagina, who is charged with terrorism in a trial denounced as political by his supporters.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP asks President Buhari, APC to seek help over World Bank poverty report

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the report by World Bank that seven million Nigerians have been pushed into poverty in the last one year, clinically belies the integrity posturing of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ex-Germany boss Berti Vogts has told Timo Werner how he can silence his critics at Euro 2020, urging the Chelsea striker to be more selfish in the final third.

Euro 2020: Berti Vogts tells Timo Werner how to silence critics

Ex-Germany boss Berti Vogts has told Timo Werner how he can silence his critics at Euro 2020, urging the Chelsea striker to be "more selfish" in the final third.