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(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google adds fact-check to images

Google said Monday it was adding fact-check labels to images as part of its efforts to stem visually misleading information.
An image allegedly showing Lore Elisabeth Blumenthal throwing burning debris into a police sedan during protest in Philadelphia on May 30th. US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

How FBI used Instagram, Etsy review, LinkedIn to identify protestor accused of arson

It took an Etsy review, a LinkedIn profile, a handful of Instagram videos, and a few Google searches for FBI agents to identify a masked woman accused of setting two police cars on fire during recent protests in Philadelphia. The protests took place on May 30 in response to the police killing of George Floyd.
Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

US cities extend curfews, deploy soldiers as street anger mounts

Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.
Rioters stormed the Minneapolis 3rd Precinct before setting the building ablaze. Reuters

George Floyd: Protesters set US police station ablaze

A police station in Minnesota went up in flames late Thursday in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man.
The office said in a statement that it has discovered videos posted on the VK social network and YouTube, alleging that the coronavirus is a genetically modified biological weapon.

Russia bans online videos about coronavirus origin

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, on Wednesday, asked the country’s communications watchdog to block online videos alleging that COVID-19 is a man-made bio-weapon.
Facebook has announced it’s adding an option that will let creators charge viewers to watch live streams on the platform.

Facebook to allow artists charge fans to access their live streams

Due to the global pandemic, many artistes’ shows have either been postponed to new dates or indefinitely. But fortunately, their inability to tour is gaining a new way for them to make money during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak overwhelms Ecuador, police pick 800 bodies

Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
Matthew Ashimolowo

Matthew Ashimolowo: 5G has nothing to do with coronavirus

There are too many theories, too many fake video and too many fake news out there- 5Gs this, 5Gs that. Please, stay out of those theories. Keep your eyes on the Lord. Do not be afraid. Do not say, “My Lord, this is the anti-Christ!”

Carlos Tevez wants top players to go unpaid for a year in coronavirus battle

Carlos Tevez has told his fellow footballers to waive their wages for an entire year to help the fight against coronavirus.

UN announces coronavirus response in North East

UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), says it has scaled up emergency response measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Internally Displaced Camps (IDPs) in northeast.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign three Celestial Church members over ‘inciting publication

Three members of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) were, on Friday, 13 March, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on 18 counts charge of cyber stalking and inciting publication against the Church’s treasurer, Pius Olanrewaju.
A man rides a bicycle during a thunderstorm and heavy rains in downtown Cairo, as the government announced a day off while the rain exceeds the infrastructure's capacity in most cities in Egypt, March 12, 2020.

Egypt says nearly 20 killed in freak bad weather

Nearly 20 people have been killed in some of the worst storms to hit Egypt in decades, the country’s prime minister said in a statement on Friday.
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, speaks at a gathering in Caracas, Venezuela, February 11, 2020. Manaure Quintero, REUTERS

Venezuela opposition leader returns home, fighting erupts

Opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to Venezuela on Tuesday after an international support-building tour and called on the people in the crisis-wracked nation to keep pushing back against President Nicolas Maduro.
The 2020 Lagos Marathon has continued to engender a healthy lifestyle for some Lagosians who believe, another reason to run the race was for health benefit, especially if one makes it a way of life.

Lagosians react to 2020 Lagos marathon race

The 2020 Lagos Marathon has continued to engender a healthy lifestyle for some Lagosians who believe, another reason to run the race was for health benefit, especially if one makes it a way of life.
A claim by Chinese scientists that “Shuanghuanglian”, a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.

Coronavirus: Chinese scramble for herbal cure ‘Shuanghuanglian’

A claim by Chinese scientists that “Shuanghuanglian”, a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.
Ali Bongo

Gabon’s Ali Bongo attacks mob justice after ‘child kidnap’ lynchings

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has attacked mob justice after a second person was lynched by a crowd in the capital Libreville after rumours spread of child kidnappings.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

All responsible for air disaster will be punished – Iran president

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished.
Al-Shabaab jihadists have attacked a military base in Kenya which houses US soldiers along with local troops. The fighting is “still ongoing,” reports say.

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack joint US-Kenyan military base

Al-Shabaab jihadists have attacked a military base in Kenya which houses US soldiers along with local troops. The fighting is “still ongoing,” reports say.

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A Rwandan police officer checks the temperature of a motorist as he enforces a lockdown to stem the Covid-19 outbreak in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 15, 2020. Jean Bizimana-Reuters

Police arrest four coronavirus escapees in Rwanda

Rwandan police on Thursday arrested four people who had escaped from a COVID-19 treatment centre in Eastern province.
“Throughout the world, the pandemic has entered a more acute phase,” said Health Minister Roberto Speranza.

Italy bans entry from 13 countries

Italy on Thursday banned travellers from Brazil and 12 other countries it considers to pose a high risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Tunde Braimoh

Lagos Assembly spokesperson passes on

The spokesperson of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Buraimoh, has passed on.

Labour: FIRS takeover of stamp duty will cost NIPOST 15,000 jobs

Organised Labour in the nation’s communications industry, has raised the alarm that Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, is at risk of losing no fewer than 15,000 workers into the unemployment market over the alleged recent takeover of its primary duty to produce and issue stamp by the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS.
Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba were all on the scoresheet with Manchester United not really needing to get out of first gear.

Roy Keane: This is what Manchester United are all about

Manchester United great Roy Keane actually had praise for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men for once in a change of heart after the team’s convincing win over Aston Villa.