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Conversations about election fraud dropped across several social media sites in the week after President Trump was banned from Twitter, an analytics firm found. (Olivier Douliery-AFP-Getty Images)

Misinformation dropped dramatically the week after Twitter banned Donald Trump

Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate when they act aggressively.
7. There have been controversies in regards to the rate at which vehicles stopping at the arrival lounge of the Murtala Muhammed Aiport (MM1), also known as the General Aviation Terminal, are impounded by Turas Towing Services.

Controversy trails mass impounding of vehicles at Lagos airport terminal

There have been controversies in regards to the rate at which vehicles stopping at the arrival lounge of the Murtala Muhammed Aiport (MM1), also known as the General Aviation Terminal, are impounded by Turas Towing Services, the towing company responsible for enforcing sanctions to violators of airport traffic rules.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest Lagos club owner over violation of coronavirus protocols

The command announced in a statement on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 that the 42-year-old has been charged at Ebute Metta Magistrate Court on four counts according to the provisions of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Lagos council bans sporting activities

Amuwo Odofin Local Government (AOLG) Council has placed an indefinite ban on sporting activities on fields and sport centres in the area.
The Police in Lagos has arrested 43 clubbers, including strippers at Eclipse Night Club, Victoria Island, for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols.

Police arrest revellers, strippers in Lagos club

The Police in Lagos has arrested 43 clubbers, including strippers at Eclipse Night Club, Victoria Island, for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria police ban unauthorised use of siren, unregistered plate numbers

The Police Command in Zamfara has banned unauthorised use of siren, revolving light, tinted glasses, unregistered, covered and spy plate numbers.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos police go tough on unregistered vehicles

The Lagos State Police Command has again directed its operatives to go after unregistered vehicles, vehicles with covered numbers plates, fake number plates and unauthorised use of siren in the state.
No fewer than 243 persons were arrested at Lagos nightclubs by police operatives in the state for violating COVID-19 protocols on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

243 arrested at Lagos nightclubs for violating coronavirus protocols

The violators were said to have been arrested during a raid on Lounge 38, Bode Thomas, Surulere, where 85 suspects were arrested and the Club Victoria’s in Victoria Island, where 152 suspects were also arrested.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA arrests 50 dispatch riders for traffic violations

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has arrested over 50 dispatch riders for various traffic offences lights within the city centre.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: Nigerian government approves establishment of life-support oxygen plants nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of at least one oxygen plant in each state of the federation to aid gas available for life support for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
When contacted, the Chairperson of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the affected persons would have to liaise with the mission in UAE for more information.

Report: UAE arrests, detains Nigerians

The United Arab Emirate (UAE) has arrested and detained, without prosecution, many Nigerians in a series of sting operations targeted at irregular migrants.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge during downsized New Year's Eve celebrations due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, January 1, 2021. REUTERS-Loren Elliott

Fireworks explode over empty streets as 2020 slinks away into history

The Sydney Opera House fireworks soared into the sky, but the harbour below was empty as a ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year that will not be missed.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Coronavirus: FCT taskforce clears Abuja recreational spots of fun-seekers

The FCT Ministerial Task Team on Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols, on Friday, cleared some recreational parks of fun seekers who trooped there to celebrate Christmas.
The Federal Government has imposed fresh travel requirements on passengers coming into the country from the United Kingdom and South Africa as from Monday, December 28, 2020.

Nigerian government imposes fresh travel requirements on UK, South African passengers

The Federal Government has imposed fresh travel requirements on passengers coming into the country from the United Kingdom and South Africa as from Monday, December 28, 2020.

FCT shuts night clubs, pubs, others for five weeks

The FCT Administration has approved new guidelines on controlling of the spread of COVID-19 in the territory and effectively approved the closure of bars, night clubs, pubs, events and recreational venues for the next five weeks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

Coronavirus: FCT shuts bars, clubs, others, limits wedding guests to 50

Following the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced fresh measures to curtail the spread of the virus.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN directs banks to close naira accounts of money transfer operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has instructed deposit money banks (DMBs) to close all naira accounts of international money transfer operators (IMTOs).

DPR shuts down seven filling stations in Rivers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has closed seven Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) retail outlets in Rivers for operating without valid licences.

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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.